Four Promising Cameras this October of 2009

What does the Nikon Coolpix S1000pj, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1, Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 and Canon PowerShot G11 have in common? Not much, except that they are digital cameras with new options from four big-name manufacturers. This is just a quick look and overview of what’s new with these four digital cameras, which are coming out (or already came out) this October.

The Nikon Coolpix S1000pj which is priced at $430 has a built-in projector for playing back videos and photos. This digital camera from Nikon, which is out in the market now, has a 12-megapixel sensor, a Nikkor lens with a 5X optical zoom and a 2.7-inch diagonal LCD. But its special feature is its tiny projector which has a throw of 10 inches to 6.5 feet and a brightness of 10 lumens with a standard-definition VGA resolution.

Nikon Coolpix S10000pj

Nikon Coolpix S1000pj

From Sony, the Cyber-shot DSC-WX1 has a revamped Exmor R sensor which is designed to capture more light in low light environments. Priced at $350 and will be available this month, this new baby of Sony claims to take crisp, well-defined low-light shots through its Handheld Twilight mode. In this mode, the camera shoots several images in rapid succession which it then combines to create a final image that is better. It carries a Sony G lens with 5X optical zoom, a Sweep Panorama mode and 720p HD video recording.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 is a non-SLR and is known as a Micro Four-Thirds camera. It is available in two kit lenses at the price of $900. Aside from the swappable lenses, this 12-megapixel-camera is able to record 720p videos, and has a bigger sensor than point-and-shoot cameras. It also has the ability to shoot in RAW format and has a pop-up flash.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Priced at $500, the Canon PowerShot G11 is an improvement, in some features, of the PowerShot G10. Except for the lower 10-megapixel count, the G11 has an optical viewfinder and a flip-out LCD for tough-angle shots. This digital camera has the ability to shoot in RAW format, has a 5X optical zoom, has a sensor that is optimized for low-light environments and provides fast access to ISO and exposure compensation settings which are found in its top dials.

Canon Powershot G11

Canon PowerShot G11

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