Consumer Reports Reviews Cameras

Consumer ReportsIf you’re in the market for a new camera be sure to check out the latest Consumer Reports. Their reviews of digital cameras provides a good starting point. Unfortunately, the digital camera market is evolving so rapidly that their detailed reviews are unable to keep up with the changing technology.

For compact cameras, Consumer Reports mentions the extremely adaptable Fujifilm F200EXR but does not include it in its overall comparisons. Another new camera with a unique panorama mode, the Sony HX1, is not even included in the review. Similarly in the section on digital SLRs, Consumer Reports mentions the Nikon D5000 but does not include it in the overall comparisons, focusing instead on older models.

The camera, which I use, the Casio EX-F1 was also not included in the review. This camera is a cross between a point-ant-shoot and an SLR. It has a relatively unique high-speed shooting mode and actually captures an image before the shutter is pressed.

Five common goofs from Consumer Reports

1. Didn’t regularly clean the camera lens.

2. Left photos in the camera for at least a month

3. Didn’t know whether the camera had scene modes, image stabilization, face detection, or burst mode.

4. Cleaned the lens with a shirtsleeve, household tissue or canned air.

5. Disposed of a camera in the trash (of those who got rid of a camera).


About Mark Mizen

I have over twenty years professional experience in all aspects of photography and digital imaging. I am Chair of the ISO WG5 TG2 committee responsible for physical properties and durability of imaging material and am currently with HID Global working on systems for security printing for IDs, licenses, and credit cards. Previously, I was Director of Digital Development at Creative Memories from 2009 to 2012 and was responsible for the Creative Memories digital products and services. I also established and directed the Creative Memories Technology Center, which evaluated new products prior to product introduction, assisted with production difficulties, and provided technical information to support product sales.
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1 Response to Consumer Reports Reviews Cameras

  1. paigekepple says:

    There are dozens of digital SLR cameras on the market today; however, there are few clear or consistent guides to which ones are the best quality and most reliable. Well, Which Digital SLR Camera? has personally tested and evaluated these digital SLR cameras so to give you an easy and simple recommendation of which ones you should choose and which ones you should avoid.

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