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Top 5 Digital Cameras

May 23, 2008
Digital cameras are cameras that can take still photographs and sometimes it can shoot videos as well. These can be done digitally through recording of images with the use of a light-sensitive sensor. A lot of compact digital cameras have the ability to record sounds as well as moving videos, and can even shoot moving targets.

What are digital cameras? Digital cameras are cameras that can take still photographs and sometimes it can shoot videos as well. These can be done digitally through recording of images with the use of a light-sensitive sensor.

A lot of compact digital cameras have the ability to record sounds as well as moving videos, and can even shoot moving targets. Digital cameras usually include features which are not regularly found in your film cameras, like displaying the image taken by your camera on it's screen right after you made a shot, the ability to photograph thousands of pictures using only a minute memory device or memory card, the capacity of recording video with the sound included, the feature of editing images immediately. Plus, the ability to delete your pictures so as to be able to re-use the space the picture previously occupied.

Cameras have been used since time immemorial. Many do not regard photographs as mere pictures; these are captured unforgettable moments in a person's life. When we see our photograph in our young age or our kids in their growing years, it puts a smile on our faces. In an instant, we remember everything that transpired at that exact time you had that picture taken.

With the advent of technology, cameras have evolved because of the precious purpose it holds in every person's life. Gone are the analogue days where in we still needed to purchase film and have it placed inside our cameras, the days when photographers would need to hold a big device that will act as a flash for the camera, or the days when we had to wait for an hour or two just to get the pictures from the photo shop.

Now, cameras only need memory cards for data storage. They are now USB capable, which means that you can plug it in your CPU, laptop, mobile or iPod and you can view and edit your pictures immediately. Moreover, cameras these days have zoom capabilities that allow you to take shots even if your target is a few meters away. It will only depend on the zoom range of your digital camera. With regards to color, digital cameras make use of pixels that have a complete set of colors that can adapt to the environment you are shooting. Sure enough, digital cameras can provide more conveniences combines with the conventional art of retracting memories.

The following are the top 5 salable digital cameras in United States:

1. Canon EOS 450D / Digital Rebel XSi

The EOS 450D brings together rigid performance together with its easy use in a lightweight and ergonomic body. Capture the world with its built in feature of 12.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor. Thus, this is combined with Canon's most up-to-date technologies:

* 12.2 MP CMOS sensor
* EOS Integrated Cleaning System
* 3.5fps
* 9-point wide-area AF
* Large, bright viewfinder
* 3.0" LCD with Live View mode
* Compatible with EF/EF-S lenses and EX Speedlites
* DIGIC III processor
* Total image control
* Compact and lightweight

2. Canon EOS 40D

The power of Canon EOS 40D is combined with this superb equipment's versatility. It is considered as the latest innovation for discerning photographers. Face reality with more vivid shots because of its 10.1 Megapixels, 6.5fps, as well as a whole lot of other features created to assist you to a new level:

* 10.1 MP APS-C CMOS sensor
* 3.0" LCD with Live View mode
* 6.5fps, 75 JPEG image burst
* EOS Integrated Cleaning System
* High precision wide area AF
* DIGIC III processor
* Compatible with all EF/EF-S lenses and EX Speedlites
* Magnesium alloy body
* Picture Style

3. Nikon Coolpix P80

* USB connectivity
* Exposure modes which provide you optimum shooting control
* Time zone function for easy setting of multiple locations
* VR image stabilization for sharper results
* ISO 6400 ability gives an extended shooting range
* Large 2.7-inch LCD monitor and electronic viewfinder
* Three Unique Nikon Image Innovations - Improved Face-priority AF, In-Camera Red-Eye Fix, D-Lighting
* 15 handy scene modes for optimized shooting in various settings
* Five movie modes with sound, plus time-lapse movie mode
* Sport Continuous Mode
* Optimize image (including monochrome filter effect)
* Distortion control corrects for barrel distortion
* SDHC card compatibility
* Macro shooting - can shoot a range of even as close as 1 cm (0.4 in.)
* Approx. 50 MB of internal memory

4.Canon PowerShot G9

Capable of attaining peak performance, the Canon PowerShot G9 brings innovation right in your fingertips. The PowerShot G9 has 12.1 Megapixels and a 1/1.7" sensor. It has flexible controls, RAW image recording capability and a versatile range of accessories set at new standards in compact photography.Face Detection AF/AE/FE.

* 12.1 Megapixels, 1/1.7" sensor
* 6x optical zoom with optical Image Stabilizer
* DIGIC III as well as iSAPS
* RAW image recording
* 9-point FlexiZone AF/AE and AiAF
* 25 shooting types
* 3.0" PureColor LCD II
* Auto ISO Shift and ISO 1600
* Range of accessories

5. Canon PowerShot S5 IS

With the Canon's PowerShot S5 IS 12x optical Image Stabilizer lens, Face Detection Technology as well as extensive movie options, this camera would excel in all situations. Take pleasure in versatile shooting with Speedlite flash compatibility.

* 12x optical zoom lens with IS
* Extensive movie options
* 8.0 Megapixels
* DIGIC III as well as iSAPS
* Face Detection AE/AF/FE
* Auto ISO Shift and ISO 1600
* Red-Eye Correction
* Accessories include Speedlite flashes
* Vari-angle 2.5" LCD
* 22 shooting types
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