11 Point-n-Shoot Digital Cameras Which Rocked the Year 2011


A point-and-shoot camera, mostly known as compact camera, is a still camera type designed for simple operation. Most use focus free lenses or autofocus for focusing, automatic systems for setting the exposure options, and have flash units built in. Small size cameras are easy to use and a great choice for the casual photographers. People want thinner electronics, including TVs, phones, digital cameras, and computer monitors. Point-and-shoots are by far the best selling camera, as distinct from camera phones. They are popular with people who don’t consider themselves photographers but want an easy to use camera for vacations, parties, reunions and other events. So without further ado, let’s pounce on our list –


1. Canon PowerShot S95

It is a small, pocket-friendly camera that doesn’t compromise performance to get its smaller dimensions. It offers most of G12’s fun shooting modes and its picture quality is too impressive for its size.
Price: $297.45


2. Nikon Coolpix S9100

The most striking feature of S9100 is 18X zoom lens that exceeds the optical reach of Panasonic DMC-ZS10. Despite having no raw shooting and no manual control modes, it’s one of those rare cameras, which are bound to please both beginners and experienced photographers alike.
Price: $234.00


3. Nikon P300

It is designed more towards the casual shooters and costs $75 less than Canon S95. It has a boxy, classic-looking design that measures 4.1-in wide, 2.3-in tall and 1.3-in deep.
Price: $329.99


4. Olympus XZ-1

It is the most stylish, high-end compact digital camera that features a larger than normal CCD sensor and lens, allowing the camera to capture excellent photos in low light conditions.
Price: $409.00


5. Canon SD4000 IS

It is one of the best cameras in the compact point-and-shoot class, thanks to its wide aperture lens, shutter priority modes, and wide aperture lens. There are aperture and shutter priority modes that capture very good low light images.
Price: $249.00


6. Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-WX10

It is an ultra compact digital camera that packs a big punch, including 3D shooting, 7X zoom lens, and smooth 1080i video. Images look great not only on the camera of smaller sizes, but also tend to look awesome once you offload them to a PC, even at full size.
Price: $229.00


7. Canon Elph 500 HS

The touch interface is well-implemented, while the auto mode and other presets operate smoothly. Because of its touchscreen, it operates more like a phone than a traditional digital camera.
Price: $194.95


8. FinePix Z800EXR

Fujifilm’s Z800EXR is small, light, and very easy to use; though they are small, Z800EXR has 12-megapixels to enlarge your pictures to almost any size. The manual mode lets you to adjust a number of settings, including dynamic range, white balance, exposure, ISO, and autofocus.
Price: $128.99


9. Canon A3300 IS

With many low priced cameras, you don’t get the long-zoom lens, manual controls or other features that you would find in higher-end versions, but still you get a striking array of shooting modes, and A3300 IS comes with one such optically stabilized zoom lens.
Price: $133.99


10. Casio Tryx

It has a unique, innovative design that comes with a shape-altering body that can be used as tripod and can be modified to allow camcorder-like grip, making low-angle and overhead shoots much easier.
Price: $289.99


11. Samsung SH100

Though it is very small and light, it has great image quality and features for the price and fun to use shooting modes. The macro mode is clearly focused on shooting an up-close object even when you’re capturing it from 3 inches away.
Price: $108.88


So, there you have 11 cool digital cameras that make a great choice in the current market – go ahead and pick one this Christmas by taking advantage of the terrific discount deals on the offer!