No longer a camera junkie.
Thank you, DPR.
Just what I was waiting for... droooool... :-P
Considering the almost candy-like compact cameras Nikon has been making for many years now, it's not surprising to learn that sales of their compact cameras have fallen. P7700 and P330 are, imho, the only (two) good Nikon compact cameras to speak of in the small sensor segment right now. Hopefully they will expand this range.
Dictator Adobe has started a dialogue to make the whole thing 'appear' democratic and transparent, in the end, we know, it'll do what it wants to. We've been through this before with Adobe when it killed Freehand.
Thanks for sharing!
Another compact camera review by Jeff, yaay! Hope this would become a regular feature on DPR.
CameraLabTester: There is just so much limited QUALITY that one can cram into a typical1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) SENSOR that camera companies use (Canon, Nikon, Sony, Olympus, Panasonic, Samsung, etc)
The selling points are then waged on features, menus, bells and woots.
For a sensor size of 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm), the best balance is just 5 to 7 Mp!
But because camera companies have zombied buyers into thinking more Mps is more good, they don't DARE do a 5 or 7 Mp modern camera.
A 5 Mp or 7 Mp P&S with a 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor can set outstanding standards, but they won't do this... (maybe Leica, because they think OUTSIDE the mirror box...)
Good point. I often use my 12mp compacts at the 6mp setting for better results. Most camera manufacturers provide a lower resolution setting and it does seem to boost the IQ.
Lan: You should have marked the camera *up* for using AA batteries!
Rechargeable AA batteries are much more convenient than having to carry around 80 random chargers and countless incompatible batteries with you, wherever you go.
It also beats paying £/€/$50 for yet another spare incompatible proprietary lithium battery. Of course most of us buy 3rd party batteries and pay a lot less money, but still. A nice set of low self discharge AA NiMH batteries and a charger will usually cost less than one spare proprietary battery.
AA batteries are available everywhere - by contrast a fully charged (insert your choice of random battery) is almost impossible to find anywhere...
I'd like to see manufacturers get marked down for *not* using AA's.
I've had three Canon dSLRs so far, none use the same battery. None of my other cameras do either. Every single camera on the market seems to have yet another proprietary battery type.
Actually what we really need is a lithium cell standard. Anyone?
One more vote for cameras with AA batteries; right now they are an exception but instead should be the norm.. I agree with d10694, cameras that use AA batteries should getter better review points; simply for being more 'planet friendly'.
I agree with Sean Nelson below on the poor battery performance mentioned in this review. Have been using Hybrid NiMH batteries (Eneloops) in an SX130, they cost much-much less than proprietary lithium batteries and give good battery life. Never had battery issues by always keeping a spare, charged pair in the camera pouch. We need more cameras with AA batteries IMHO, the batteries are versatile (can be used across multiple devices) and are therefore more planet friendly!
Thank you for the review! Always lovely to see a P&S review on DP Review. I'd say this is the only camera in Canon's current lineup that retains a bit of the DNA from the A6XX series; I hope Canon will revive the A6XX series of cameras sometime soon, it had (and still has) many fans!
Wow, this is awesome! I am a big fan of DC Resource and it's great to see their (very consistent) reviews here on DP Review. A great collaboration, a win-win in my humble opinion :-)
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Wow, another compact camera review. Hope this would be a regular feature. Thank you, DP Review!
Wow, a compact camera review after ages, DP review is becoming exciting again!!!