Digital cameras have come a long way from their humble beginnings. Today’s snapshot digitals are small, easily transportable, and relatively affordable. The main problem with many of the cameras on the current market is that they aren’t fast enough. Since the whole point of buying a “snapshot camera” is to find one that’s capable of capturing all those little moments, it’s nice to know that there are some cameras out there worth purchasing.
Even though most of the small point and shoot cameras on the market won’t provide you with quality photos, this isn’t always the case. If you’re shopping for a good digital that you can take on vacation, bring to soccer games, or keep inside of your home for those surprising moments, the two cameras mentioned below should be given attention. At the time of this writing, all prices printed were accurate.
Sony Cybershot DSC-TX7 -- $180+
Sony is no stranger to the camera game. In fact, Sony has been making Cybershot cameras for some time now. So, what makes the DSC-TX7 different from the rest? This camera is as slim as they come, but that’s not the only great thing about the DSC-TX7. This camera has a LCD touchscreen display that’s easy to navigate, quite clear, and really impressive.
If you’re used to using a smartphone touchscreen, the DSC-TX7 won’t be a huge stretch. The display is highly responsive and makes a lot of sense – especially when it comes to snapping that fast photo. Speaking of fast, the DSC-TX7 comes with a 4XX Zoom Lens, which ensures that your photos will come out perfectly every time. For a small compact camera, the Sony Cybershot DSC-TX7 is priced right and ready to roll when you are.
Fujifilm FinePix F70-EXR -- $300+
The first thing you’ll notice about the Fujifilm FinePix is the price of this small camera. There’s no doubt that the FinePix is priced much higher than the Sony Cybershot. Yet, the FinePix shouldn’t be dismissed based on price. This camera is, in fact, worth the extra dollars. Why? The FinePix produces excellent photos that are surprising for a camera of this size.
The FinePix has a 10X zoom, wide angle lens, and it is user-friendly. It also has a partial touchscreen, though some manual and automatic tactile controls have been added to the side of the camera. This is a nice option is you’re not keen on using a touchscreen to control every photo action. You’ll find that photos taken with the FinePix are good quality, and that this camera is fast enough to capture all those little moments. If this camera is priced too high for you, consider looking for a camera that fits the “fast criteria.”
How to Choose a Fast Compact Camera
Make sure to note the processing speeds of any given camera you are considering. A camera that has high processing (or “write”) speeds is a camera that’s also quick. So, if you find a camera with slower processing speeds, you can’t expect this camera to act as fast as you want it to. It’s also a good idea to test out a camera (if possible) before you buy one.
While there is a barrage of slow cameras on the market, there are some fast ones that you should consider. Check out the two cameras listed above the next time you’re in the market for a solid and quick camera.