Electronic equipment has developed at an alarming pace over the last few decades with everything becoming faster and smaller. Portable handheld electronics have seen major improvements with mobile phones, portable gaming devices and digital cameras all improving on what they are capable of. Mobile phones have developed far beyond their initial purpose with the smartphones of today incorporating GPS, Internet, camera and social media applications. Handheld gaming devices have also come a long way since the black and yellow display of the Nintendo Game Boy. Touch screen, Internet access and even glasses free 3D are all featured on the devices that are available right now. Even the simple digital camera is still seeing improvements. Whilst constant improvements to image resolution are common place with all manufacturers, digital camera companies have had to look at other ways of developing new improvements to make their cameras stand out in a crowded market.
The Canon IXUS 115 HS 12.1 mega pixel camera may look like any other ordinary digital camera but this camera performs an extra little trick with each photo you take. Every time the shutter button is pressed and an image captured, a 4 second mini clip before each photo is also taken. This feature is known as 'Movie Digest' and means that you will have a movie related to each photo you take so that you have a reminder of what led up to each particular photo. Whilst not a ground-breaking feature, it's an additional little bonus that could provide plenty of little memories to watch in future years.
Some of the best advances are often simple solutions to common problems. The Samsung PL9 has a built in USB connector in the camera and negates the need for any additional wires so that you can simply plug the camera straight into the computer without searching for the necessary cable. This extra feature is not only handy for people that have a tendency to misplace cables but it also allows people to upload photos to a computer and there before the Internet no matter where they are. So if you have taken a great photo whilst on the beach in Greece, you can head back to the hotel, plug the camera straight into a computer and upload the photo to Facebook for your family and friends back home to see.
Are you and your partner always taking pictures of yourself whilst out and about? If so then the Samsung ST700 camera would come in very useful as not only does it have the usual screen on the back but also a 1.8inch screen on the front. This means you will be able to see the screen as normal when taking photos but when you turn the camera on yourself, you will still be able to see what you're taking a picture of. There will no longer be a need for multiple attempts at taking a well framed photo as you can see yourself perfectly on the front facing screen when you press the shutter.
The advert bills this camera as being "for outdoor excitation" so to meet this moniker the Panasonic Lumix FT3 needs to be resistant to the outdoor elements and it does just that with it being water, shock and dust proof. The case of the camera is made of a rubber padding and also features reinforced glass and an airtight casing so intrepid cameramen can take photos in dangerous conditions and underwater without the worry of damaging the camera. Another great feature for travelers is the integrated GPS which gives the name of the location you are in and also information on over a million landmarks. This is a great camera for all adventurers, explorers and travelers.
Once again it's another Samsung camera on this list with this one taking the idea of being able to take photos from different perspectives developed with the ST700 a step further with this; the Samsung MV800. The touchscreen is actually a flip out display which allows you to view and capture photos from a range of angles. Can not see over the person in front of you to take a picture at a performance? Then just tilt the camera to 90 degrees and you will be able to see above the heads of those in front. How about taking a low down photo of your son or daughter crawling along the floor? Just spin the screen the other way and you can take the snap without having to lay down on the floor yourself. Since the screen can also rotate all the way round you will also still be able to take some great self portrait photos. The MV800 is a great way to capture life from all angles.
One of best digital cameras that features its own unique feature is the Fujifilm FinePix Real 3D W3. This camera has the ability to capture real 3D images and video using its twin lenses and CDD sensors. The two lenses recreate the way our eyes see things, so an image is captured from each lens and then combined together to create the 3D image. The best thing is this can then be viewed on the camera screen without the need to wear any special glasses. 3D effects are everywhere now with the latest cinema blockbusters released in 3D and home TV systems capable of recreating the 3D images produced by Blu-ray, TV services and video game consoles. This camera is a great way to join the 3D fun and create your very own 3D images. You can even get your images printed on special lenticular sheets of paper which recreate the 3D effect in your photo album.