Just a few years ago, a digital camera was one of those gadgets everyone had to have. Manufacturers made them smaller, sleeker, and more fashionable so that you could carry them in your pocket wherever you went. These days, it seems that everywhere you go, you see someone taking pictures/video with their smartphone. It’s not so taboo anymore to take pictures at events such as a wedding or graduation with your iPhone or any smartphone for that matter.
Smartphones now have higher mega-pixels (up to 8MP on the Droid X and EVO 4G) providing higher quality pictures than previous mobile phones. While smartphones take good quality pictures, a good digital camera will still outperform a smartphone camera. Digital cameras have higher megapixels and have the advantage of providing the user better manual controls for lighting, flash, and capturing movement. Digital cameras also have features as 3-D (Sony WX5 allows 2-D camera images to be seen in 3-D via a Sony 3-D TV), GPS (Casio EX-H20G - tracks your position when shooting a picture using stored map data), super zoom in a compact body (Cannon PowerShot SD4500 IS has 10x zoom), and 1080p full HD video (Nikon Coolpix S8100). Even with all these features, digital camera prices have been decreasing due to the heavy competition from smartphones. For example, the Kodak C143 digital camera with 3x zoom (12MP) can now be purchased for as low as $60, whereas just a year ago the camera was $125 to $150. Thus, if you’re in the market for a digital camera, this is an excellent time to add to your collection of high tech gizmos[...]