Canon Powershot 110 Review

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The Canon Powershot 110 is a 16 Megapixel compact camera with a 5x zoom range. This is a wider angle compact camera and one that is excellent for indoor photography as well as landscapes. It also has the ability to record full HD 1080p videos. The sleek and stylish design continues the Powershot trend of packing a huge number of features and excellent image quality into a small, compact package that can be conveniently carried anywhere at any time either with or without a case or bag.

Included in the Canon Powershot 110 Bundle are the following items:

■ Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 Digital Camera
■ 8 Gigabyte SDHC Memory Card
■ Memory Card Wallet
■ Carry Case
■ Lens Care Kit
■ LCD Screen Protectors
■ Mini Table Tripod
■ Free high quality prints

Fit with Canons latest DIGIC 5 image processor, the Canon Powershot 110 is packed with potential. The 16MP sensor allows plenty of detail to be captured, particularly in well lit environments. The battery, a rechargeable Li-ion, is rated to last for up to 170 shots. Canon has bundled some software with the camera as well, and this includes Zoombrowser and PhotoStitch.

Unique features of the Canon Powershot 110 include the excellent Experience Face ID which is able to recognize images of people and optimize them accordingly. The addition of Intelligent IS is welcomed as this helps to create clear shots free of blur in a wider variety of situations, particularly when the light is getting low or the zoom is extended completely.

Full HD video is a feature to be appreciated. Theres no need to carry a separate video camera around when you can film in full HD from such a small camera body, while easily being able to switch back to still shooting at any time.

For people who just want to get started, Canon has wisely created a Smart Auto mode where you can simply photograph any subject, virtually anywhere, and let the camera take care of all the settings and selections. It works well in most situations, with only the most challenging requiring your input. Despite the Smart Auto ability, the Canon Powershot 110 will also impress those who do want more control over shooting settings, with the array of menu options available to give you complete power over any situation where you are taking photos or shooting video. Switching to Smart Auto is just a matter of flicking the small switch at the top of the camera.

Weighing just 4.8 ounces and with a thickness of only 0.8 inches, this camera is one of the smallest on the market and although it does not have a large zoom capability, will suit people who wish to photograph family, events and outdoor landscapes. With a maximum resolution of 4,608 x 3,456 pixels, you can easily create large, vivid prints from your images. The only function that is not present is a HDR mode, although it is still possible to take multiple exposures of a high contrast scene and create a HDR image manually on your computer.

The ISO range is from 100 to 3200, with very usable images being experienced up to ISO 800, with softness being evident above that. However when resized for the web, using much higher ISO is possible as artefacts and softness can be masked somewhat by the resizing process.

Small enough to carry everywhere, using the Powershot 110 is fun and simple. Canons famous quality is immediately apparent the moment you pick up the camera, and this is carried through to the high image quality. Available in a number of stylish colours, its a camera you can match to your personality and style. This Canon Powershot 110 bundle provides everything the budding photographer needs to get out there and start taking high quality photos right away.

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Nikon Coolpix P510 Review

Nikon Coolpix P510

The Nikon Coolpix P510 is a 16 megapixel megazoom compact camera that resembles a DSLR in its physical appearance. With a 42X zoom capability, the P510 is one of the largest megazoom cameras on the market today. It it appealing to photographers who wish to be able to photograph subjects at both close and very far distances.

Included in this Nikon Coolpix P510 bundle are the following items:

■ Nikon Coolpix P510 digital camera
■ 16GB SDHC memory card
■ USB SD card reader
■ Memory card wallet
■ LCD screen protectors
■ Spare EN-EL5 battery
■ Camera carry case
■ 50 tripod
■ 8 extendible mini tripod
■ Lens cleaning kit
■ HDMI cable
■ 25 free photo prints

A much appreciated feature of the camera is Nikons excellent VR (Vibration Reduction) technology, which allows you to minimize camera shake when zoomed right in something that can an unexpected problem and cause disappointingly blurry pictures for people who have not used such great zooms before. Because this bundle comes with a tripod, it is easy and affordable to set up the P510 on the tripod for even more stable photos at long distance; this is the ideal way to eliminate all camera shake.

The P510 is capable of recording high definition 1080p movies, and also has an inbuilt GPS feature so that photos and videos are immediately and automatically geotagged, allowing you to easily track where and when your images were captured.

The camera has a very clear 3 inch LCD screen at the back, that is a Vari-angle style, meaning it folds out; making it simple to capture photos and videos from any angle. There are 20 scene modes in total, covering virtually every conceivable shooting situation. The camera also supports automatic panorama, allowing very wide landscapes (up to 360 degrees) to be captured in multiple images and automatically stitched together.

Scene modes are well taken care of with all of the usual modes youd expect like Landscapes and Portraits, but also additional and creative modes like Pet Portrait mode which actually detects the face of a cat or dog and snaps it into focus accordingly. In addition to the scene modes, there are two panorama modes. Easy Panorama and Panorama Assist modes are both simple ways to create professional looking panoramas without resorting to computer software. The Assist mode provides a ghost on the screen, so you can more accurately line up each successive photo. This is a nice touch on the regular panoramic modes that most people are used to.

Considering the size of the lens on the P510, Nikon has managed to keep the camera amazingly compact. The body itself is quite light, with most of the weight leaning towards the front. The rear controls are placed on the right side of the camera, with the selection dial being the dominant feature. The delete and menu buttons as well as the playback button make it fast to access important functions via the buttons.

The photo quality from the Coolpix P510 has been rated as excellent with excellent detail at the lower ISO settings. Automatic noise reduction is applied as the ISO increases in low light scenes, and this can result in slightly softer images, however this is generally not noticeable in images shared on the web and additionally, can be fixed somewhat in post processing software. Compared with its rivals, the P510 performs very well up to ISO 800. Using a flash is ideal when the light is dim and youd prefer to keep the camera at a lower ISO setting.

This Nikon Coolpix P510 bundle provides excellent value for money not only on the camera itself, but with the array of accessories that youll enjoy getting use out of from day one.

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