It’s holiday time once again and, if you’re still waiting for your summer getaway to come along, you’re probably getting a little bit excited, as well as getting a little bit jealous as you browse all of your friend’s photos from their summer sojourn.
Of course, with email, Facebook and the internet in general, it has never been easier for friends and work colleagues to show you just how good a time they had whilst you were stuck here in drizzly Blighty.
Well, when you finally jet off for your summer break, it is important to make sure that you are fully equipped to get your own back by packing a camera that is capable of taking some superb holiday snaps.
Obviously, there is quite a range of digital cameras now out there on the market, suitable for all budgets, uses and tastes, so which one should you go for? Well, to help you out a little, we have picked out four digital cameras that are well worth a look, no matter what your budget.
We’ll start with something small, clever and chic and take a look at the Samsung PL120.
If you’re travelling as a couple, this camera is perfect thanks to its dual screen feature. With a digital display in both the front and back of the camera, this camera is perfect for taking those ‘at arm’s length’ shots with expert precision! There are no more burred shots, chopped of heads and fiddly timers with this camera!
With a 12 megapixel resolution, 5x optical zoom and a 26mm wide angle lens, this is a point and shoot camera that can tackle anything from landscapes to sharp close-ups.
That is great if you’re going for a lazy week or two on the beach, but what if you’re holidays are a little bit more active? You’ll want a point and shoot camera that is a little bit more robust and durable, which is where the Olympus Camera TG-310 comes in.
As well as offering great features like 14 megapixel resolution, a 2.7in LCD screen, 3.6x optical zoom and the ability to shoot HD video, this tough camera will cope with more than its fair share of bumps and scrapes. It’s shockproof, freezeproof and it’s also waterproof up to 3 metres.
But if you want something a little bit more “photography” focused and a camera that will really capture the colours, The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2 micro system digital camera could be what you are looking for.
With touch-screen operation and a 3in free-angle LCD display, this camera is packed with technology.
While shooting, auto focus can be set at the desired part of the frame with a single fingertap on the touch screen, activating the Auto Focus in both photo mode and movie recording.
With a 12.1 megapixel resolution and a powerful Live MOS sensor, this camera provides superbly detailed images with rich tones and vibrant colour thanks to software that determines the subject’s contours and colour edges, emphasizing them during image processing to ensure you capture all the details. It’s all very clever.