An In-Depth Look at 4 Ultra-compact Digicamsby Stephen Caston on July 18, 2005 12:05 AM EST
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IndexOther than the recent explosion in first-time digital SLR buyers, many people are becoming very interested in ultra-compact digicams. In an attempt to assist you in picking the camera that is right for you, we have tested 4 popular ultra-compact digicams that share a similar size, price, and feature-set. The Canon PowerShot SD400, Nikon Coolpix S1, Olympus IR-300, and Sony DSC-T33 are all recently-released 5 megapixel ultra-compacts that we decided to compare in this review. Each camera is different in terms of its overall responsiveness and image quality. It is our goal to present these differences to you in order to inform you in your quest for the right ultra-compact digicam.
In our review, we discovered that with the exception of the Olympus IR-300, the other three cameras were very competitive in many respects. In terms of pure speed, the Canon SD400 and Sony T33 were top performers. When it came to image quality, the Canon SD400 was the best followed closely by the Nikon S1. Overall, the Olympus IR-300 fell short on its promises. We feel that given its performance and lack of features, it is not really on par with the competition. Read on for our in-depth coverage of each camera.
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