The Canon PowerShot S110 Digital Elph
The size of pocket camera Elph’s CCD (charged couple device) is 2.1 megapixels. The zoom is 2x and weighs as much as a typical grapefruit. The Elph also lets you record video with audio at a 320 x 240 resolution (this is with sound).
The Elph also comes with a video port that lets you link the unit to a TV. This allows the video you recorded to be piped to the TV. The camera also has an image resolution option of up to 1024 by 768. Other images sizes you can use are 640 by 480 and 1600 by 1200. The camera comes with an 8MB CompactFlash card.
The Finecam S3 Kyocera Optics
The CCD of the Kyocera is 3.34 megapixels. The size of pocket camera Kyocera’s optical zoom is 38 mmA-76 mm (2x). The device also comes with the Secure Digital media and 16MB card. The device uses one button for the four flash modes. The other button is used for zooming in. The thumb pad is used for changing other settings.
The camera does not come with a USB port. Instead the device relies on the USB card reader for extracting images. Its size and light weight make the unit an attractive fit for photographers that like their cameras small and portable.
The Nikon Coolpix 775
The size of pocket camera Coolpix 775’s resolution is 320 by 240. Using this setting, one can record up to 40 seconds of video, but without sound. It has a 2.14 megapixel CCD with 3X optical zoom lens. The device also comes with presets like landscape, portrait and others.
The 775 also has an Auto feature; this basically means letting the camera do everything. In terms of weight, it is no heavier than a medium sized apple. The 775 also comes with options for changing the default settlings or tweaking them. Other models come with rechargeable batteries
Getting the Right Pocket Camera
Besides the size of pocket cameras, other factors should be considered by prospective buyers. The prices of these cameras range from $450 up to $700. If you’re a new user, opting for the lower priced ones is a good choice. Today, low price no longer means fewer features.
If you’re a new or casual photographer, you probably won’t need them anyway. If you’re a pro, you probably already have an idea of what features the camera must have. In this case, the price probably isn’t much of a factor. However it won’t hurt to look for discounts.
Reading reviews of pocket cameras is also recommended. It’s only in the reviews will you find its flaws (i.e., red eye, low light difficulties etc).
One more thing needs to be said about the size of pocket cameras. Smaller is not always better. If the camera is too small, you could easily end up losing it when you’re traveling.