Tech Tips Home
The Best Tech Tips And Daily Deals
Newsletter On The Internet!

WorldStart Tech Tip And Store Search
Email: Password: Login Remember Me

Like what you see here? Subscribe to the Tech Tips newsletter!   Email: Subscribe

New Cameras to own this Year

Thursday, January 19th, 2012 by | Filed Under: Digital Photography

Here are a few cameras that you should make your own in the coming year. The sooner, the better, too –  because, as always, newer cameras will come along and steal their thunder.

Nikon Coolpix P100

Here’s a point-and-shoot camera with manual settings you usually see in a professional camera. The Nikon Coolpix P100 is a 10.3 megapixel shooter that puts creative control in your hands with Programmed Auto (automatically selects optimal shutter and aperture settings) and Manual controls (provides full control over both). There’s 26x optical zoom lens (26mm-678mm) with a vibration reduction optical image stabilization technology for sharper images. Not to mention, an electronic viewfinder and a high sensitivity of ISO 3200 for low light photography. But most of all, it’s got the HD video recording feature at 120fps with stereo sound to boot. Costs $372.

Fujifilm Finepix J40

This new portable is super compact, and offers image sizes similar to DSLRs at 12.2 megapixel. It has a shooting mode for capturing panoramas, detects faces, has movie-making software, and prevents blurring of high resolution images with an anti-blur feature. With an easy-to-use interface expected of a point and shoot camera (17 scene modes), this one is low on cost and high on style with its double coated veneer finish. Most convenient of all is the Scene Recognition Auto (SR Auto) button that automatically sets the shooting mode based on the exposure and lighting. Costs $124.

Canon Powershot A650 IS

With 21 shooting modes and a superlative 12.1MP, you can create poster-size prints. Top this with 6x optical zoom lenses and optical image stabilization technology and you are assured of shake-free pictures. The integrated Digital Tele-Converter and Safety zoom offers all the benefits of digital zoom without the danger of interpolation. The camera’s Advanced Noise Reduction Technology safeguards images against graininess, even at high ISO speeds. The Face Detection technology works wonders when taking group photos, too – it can take clear pictures of up to nine people. For low-light conditions, the camera incorporates a special ISO 3200 scene mode which captures images perfect for postcard size prints. Costs $385.

Sony SLT A55V

The all-new Sony SLT A55V boasts superior image quality and built-in GPS geo-tagging, which means all pictures will also carry the name of the location where they were shot. It shoots at 10 frames per second with continuous autofocus – a feat matched only by Canon and Nikon’s professional SLRs. The video mode is great, but it suffers from sensor overheating. According to Sony, videos last for just nine minutes at 20 degrees centigrade before the camera takes a self-imposed break. The noise level is higher than its Nikon and Canon counterparts. Buy it if you’re looking for a near SLR at this price. Costs $653.

Smart-i Wireless Spy Camera

Touted as the smallest wi-fi camera in the world, the Smart-i Wireless Spy Camera weighs just 50g. No bigger than a walnut, it shoots video at a decent 640 x 480 VGA resolution and streams directly to a PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad or Android-powered device. Just download the free Smart-i app from the App Store and you can save the footage on the device itself. It shoots for a straight two hours on one charge. But the best part? You can fix it to your bike, car, pet’s collar or even an R/C plane as its range is up to 100 meters. But fair usage demands that you don’t use it in sub zero conditions or where the temperature exceeds 50-degree Celsius. Costs $115.

~Zahid H Javali

Tags: , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Like these tips? Get them for FREE in your email!

WorldStart's Tech Tips Newsletter

  • Tech Tips Daily - Become a tech pro! Get the very best tech and computer help sent directly to your email every weekday!

  • Tech Tips Weekly - If you don't want our Tech Tips newsletter every day, then sign up for this weekly newsletter to get the best information of the week. Sent on Fridays.

Other Newsletters

  • WorldStart's Daily Deals - Every week, we send out great deals in our Daily Deals newsletter. Many of these deals are exclusively for our Daily Deals newsletter subscribers and can't be found with our regular specials.

  • Just For Grins - Each issue includes a couple clean jokes, some funny quotes, and a hilarious reader's story. Newsletter is sent five days a week.

Enter Email Address:


Your e-mail address is safe with us!
We only use it to send you the newsletters you request. It is NEVER disclosed to a third party for any reason, ever! Plus, if you decided you don't like our newsletters (don't worry, you'll love them), unsubscribing is fast and easy.

Free Newsletter Signup

Tech Tips Daily

Become a tech pro! Get the very best tech and computer help sent directly to your email every weekday!

Tech Tips Weekly

The week's best in tech and computer help. Get your issue sent to your email every Friday!

WorldStart's Daily Deals

The very best deals on the Internet! Get a new set of incredible sales every day of the week!

Just For Grins

Clean jokes, funny quotes, and hilarious comics. Sent 5 times a week straight to your email.


Love Worldstart? Refer A Friend!

WorldStart's Premium Membership

Tip Archive