For many years the digital camera market was dominated by
two types of camera. The ever smaller compacts featuring ever higher megapixel sensors, and for the more avid photographer, premium and expensive DSLRs.
However in the past couple of years we’ve had a revolution
of sorts with the emergence of the interchangeable lens camera (ILC) systems from nearly
all the major manufacturers which offer a combination of compact size with
more premium image quality.
A simple glance at the contenders for the TrustedReviews
2011 Awards Best Digital Camera category confirms that no, more than ever
before consumers are being given wide range of cameras to choose from depending
on your specific needs.
From DLSRs like the Nikon D7000, Pentax K-r and Canon EOS 600D
right down to compacts like the Samsung WB2000 and Canon Powershot SX230 HS,
the traditional options are well covered, with significant improvements being
made over previous generations.
However it is the ILCs which have thrown the cat among the
pigeons with their combination of compact size and excellent picture quality.
Cameras like the Panasonic Lumix G3, Sony NEX-3 and Olympus PEN EP-3 show that
you don’t need to carry around a bulky DSLR to capture superb pictures.