Super Test: 14 Cameras for Summer Photo

The heat is on, and whether you are going to travel, away on vacation, or jump in the water is a great camera something to carry. Camera & photo have tested compact cameras ahead of the seasonal holidays and bad adventure.

We know that there’s a whole jungle out there. There are compact cameras with different capabilities, different quality and varied price range. When choosing a camera so you’re thinking about the camera that’s right for you.

Do you check for a classic holiday camera to travel, you might want to go a little further – with a better zoom – to be able to get that cool on image. But if you want to catch a late midsummer evening or a birthday celebration at the photo – Yes, then it is much smarter to check out on the light intensity. The brighter the lens is (the lower the number), the more light the lens takes in. This in turn means that you can take sharper photos in dim light without it being unclear.

Do you check for a waterproof camera so have these different features and benefits depending on the model. It is therefore important that you find the right camera that suits you down there beneath the surface.

In this test we have checked a total of 14 compact cameras that fit well for the summer season. Names in red in the table below are classic COM pacts, while the six marked in blue are waterproof compact cameras that you can take with you down beneath the surface.

Importance of management

How to handle the camera is also an important thing. You should feel comfortable with the camera so that it is easy to use for you.

Whether you are walking on the street, shooting your kids or diving with the tubes, it is important that you can quickly make changes to the camera, set it as you want and you know how it works.

Test and score

To rate cameras we have divided up the grade in six different parts, which measures each camera’s different properties:

The image quality is of course the most important parameter, and here we have measured up the cameras ‘ performance by examining what the sensor performs and how images actually get.

In a rating for focus , we have examined how well and fast the camera is focusing.

The score for skärm shows how good the screen is to use and how clear and sharp image.

Management gives an indication of how smart and simple camera is actually using, and how fast it is. Management is how the camera experienced the use, by you as a photographer.

Line of control explains what options you have to influence your settings in the camera – just how much control you get over the image results.

Line features explain how many different features that the camera has built into itself, such as gps or wifi.

Numerical grades then weighed together to form a totaltbetyg.

The only common for cameras in this test is that they are relatively small. In other respects, they differ so much that cameras can do. At one end we find Nikon S32 not as someone else. Instead of using multipath control to navigate the menus so use the four buttons and entering among the very limited setting possibilities.

The camera feels different once you take hold of it and it’s probably not so stupid for the right audience. At the other end we have Fujifilm XQ1, and one doesn’t have to think long to realize that this is an extra fancy camera. There is something about the surface hardness and in-camera», «which makes it feel exclusive. There is really nothing unique about a camera, all-metal, but there is something about the whole that makes it special.

Ring around the lens

Like other performance compactable XQ1 Fujfilm has a ring around the lens. It is understood to be used for various functions, but one of the more natural is to let it adjust the distance setting for manual focusing. It’s something that in principle always be unsuccessful with small compact cameras, partly because the depth of field is so far so that the whole setting will not be especially careful.

With this stupendous work nevertheless XQ1 good. The rings have no fixed positions and it along with the emphasis on quick answers when you turn the ring is part of the explanation, but also not without complicating the Fujifilm easily allows the entire screen surface be magnified so you can see what happens. As the icing on the disposable activates to the autofocus with a left pressure on multipath control.

Well-built LF1

The second test is the exclusive camera Panasonic LF1. It is well built and has ring around the lens, but lacks the Fujifilm camera feel. The most interesting thing about LF1 is that it has a viewfinder and then not a hopeless optical viewfinder which is really small and with a slicer that correspond with how the picture is lousy-but an electronic!

Unfortunately, it is both too small and low-res, but as it is now manages Panasonic get into the camera without the camera grows in neither the size or price. Compare with the separate viewfinder to Canon G1 X II.

Canon’s Ixus-series I also associate with at least a bit more exclusive cameras, albeit without any manual setting options. For those we have with this case is actually rather play the role of budget models. They are still sleek and slender, nicely designed, but especially Ixus 145 is quite plasticky. The clearest sign of a cheaper camera is that you saved on your screen. Then the angle of poor, IE. the picture is very bad if you look at the screen from the side, for example, if you hold the camera up.

In the unlikely event that you find in these simple models the ability to manually set the slow shutter speeds between one and fifteen seconds. Absolutely necessary to be able to take night shots.