Top Digital Cameras Tested and Reviewed
If you are in the market for a new digital camera, it is a good idea to do some research and learn about the various types of cameras currently on the market.

If you are in the market for a new digital camera, it is a good idea to do some research and learn about the various types of cameras currently on the market. Digital camera technology is advancing so quickly that your new camera can become obsolete in a matter of a year or two. Because the technology is always advancing, it is best to purchase a top of the line digital camera if you can afford it so that it will last longer. Fortunately, not all high-quality cameras have a high price tag. 

Let’s take a look at the top digital cameras and how they were tested and what reviewers said about their performance and handling.


Canon IXUS 310 HS

This is a big camera in a little package. This touchscreen camera not only has a huge 3.2-inch screen, but it features full HD video at 24fps, 12.1 megapixels, and a 4.4x optical zoom lens. More experienced photographers will appreciate its f/2 lens that opens to 24mm at its widest and photographers of all experience levels will enjoy the range of filters it has to get creative, stunning, and unique images.

Testers and users find that this digital camera produces good images straight out of the box, but can be improved upon with a little manipulation. Video quality is reported to be very good, though not as great as the Canon PowerShot S95 camera. Over at CNET Australia, users give the Canon IXUS 310 HS a rating of 10.0 and the experts give it an 8.0 rating. This is an affordable option when looking for a great digital camera, but photography isn’t your hobby.


Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 does a great job bridging the gap between SLR and compact cameras, providing the perfect first step into the wonderful world of interchangeable lens cameras. This touchscreen beauty boasts a 12.1 megapixel sensor and image processor. It has a wonderful range of manual and automatic modes including intelligent auto plus, adjustable exposure and white balance, full PASM control, a bunch of scene modes and a creative mode that applies various colour effects and a tilt-shift effect. The GF3 also has a new pinpoint AF mode, but it is lacking an accessory port so there is no way to attach a viewfinder or any other accessory to the camera. It does have an A/V-out port and an HDMI port.

Users love the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3. giving it a perfect 10 on CNET Australia. The experts really liked it too, giving this camera an 8.2 rating. This the perfect choice for someone that is looking more into photography as an art or hobby, rather than just taking pictures of the kids.


Nikon D3

This flagship Nikon dSLR camera has a full-frame 12-megapixel sensor and a highly versatile imaging powerhouse that gives photographers the ability to create photographs of images that have never been able to be captured before. While this beauty reaches new heights in imaging, there is very low noise at astronomical ISO sensitivities. This camera provides pro-level controls in the familiar body shape that Nikon lovers expect. The grip is perfectly sculptured and has a recessed groove specifically made for your fingers to easily and comfortably wrap around.

The 3-inch LCD colour screen has 920,000 dots and a 170-degree viewing angle, though it is one of the nicest on the market for dSLR cameras, but don’t completely trust it for image quality in the field. This camera did fantastically well in the CNET labs and the experts gave it a rating of 9.3, and users also love this camera, giving it a 9.0 rating.

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