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5 Best Compact Cameras in the US - January 2020

Updated 01 January 2020 by Matthew
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5 best compact cameras

Which Are the Best Compact Cameras?

Don't have time to read our analysis of the best compact cameras? No problem, let's cut to the chase, the best compact cameras are:

  • 1) Samsung ST90 - $165.99 Overstock
  • 2) Canon PowerShot A490 - $0.00
  • 3) Nikon Coolpix L3 - $399.99 eBay
  • 4) Ricoh CX6 - $552.33 eBay
  • 5) HP CW450T - $49.99 eBay

What Compact Camera to Buy in January 2020?

Let's take a look at the top 5 compact cameras currently for sale in the US, compared side by side:

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Samsung ST90 Canon PowerShot A490 Nikon Coolpix L3 Ricoh CX6 HP CW450T
Samsung ST90 Canon PowerShot A490 Nikon Coolpix L3 Ricoh CX6 HP CW450T
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14.4MP
4320 X 3240
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
5x
OPTICAL ZOOM
1280 X 720
PIXELS VIDEO
RESOLUTION
1s
CAMERA
10MP
3648 X 2736
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
3.3x
OPTICAL ZOOM
640 X 480
PIXELS VIDEO
RESOLUTION
175g
5.1MP
2592 X 1944
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
3x
OPTICAL ZOOM
640 X 480
PIXELS VIDEO
RESOLUTION
120g
10MP
3648 X 2736
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
10.7x
OPTICAL ZOOM
1280 X 720
PIXELS VIDEO
RESOLUTION
3.5
MINIMUM
12.2MP
4102 X 3057
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
4x
OPTICAL ZOOM
120g
86
Reviews
6 Reviews + 1 Award
81
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Value for Money
Very Good
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good
93
Reviews
13 Reviews
83
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Value for Money
Very Good
80
Kagoo Score
Excellent
86
Reviews
12 Reviews
80
Features
Fully-Featured
63
Value for Money
Good
72
Kagoo Score
Very Good
89
Reviews
20 Reviews + 2 Awards
79
Features
Good Features
63
Value for Money
Good
73
Kagoo Score
Very Good
33
Brand Rating
Mediocre Brand
80
Features
Fully-Featured
78
Value for Money
Very Good
72
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Customers report that this camera iscompact and able to produce good images. It's an award winning and amazingly light weight 5x optical zoom camera, with a cheap price and a very good spec. Customers report that this camera has brilliant features, it produces very good images and compact. It's a classic and fully featured 3.3x optical zoom camera, with a low price. A fully featured and classic 3x optical zoom digital camera. Our review analysis indicates that it produces very good images, ergonomic but noisy. An award winning and good spec 10.7x optical zoom camera. Our review analysis indicates that this camera has a good picture resolution, good autofocus and it's very compact. A fully featured and bargain price 4x optical zoom digital camera.
Canon PowerShot A490 size in context Nikon Coolpix L3 size in context HP CW450T size in context
7 Reasons For
A Lot Lighter
40% Higher Megapixels
1/2 to 1/2.5" (1/2.3)" Image Sensor Size
4320 X 3240 Still Image Resolution
Bigger Digital Zoom
1280 X 720 Pixels Pixels Video Resolution
1280 X 720 Pixels Pixels Video Resolution
6 Reasons For
1/2 to 1/2.5" (1/2.3)" Image Sensor Size
Better Kagoo Score
Hugely Better User Reviews
A Little Better Overall Reviews
Better Brand
3 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score
2 Reasons For
Better CNET.co.uk Review Score
Took Good Quality Photos
10 Reasons For
Bigger Image Sensor Size
Higher Video Resolution
17MB Bigger Internal Memory
1" Larger Display Diagonal
HDMI
110 More Battery Life
Four Months Newer
Two More Awards
Expert Reviews Are Better
2 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score
7 Reasons For
Bigger Image Sensor Size
Higher Image Resolution
17% Bigger Digital Zoom
Larger Maximum Memory Card Size
Touchscreen
41% Lighter
$116 Cheaper
13 Reasons Against
Does Not Support Full HD Video
25% Smaller Internal Memory
Hugely Smaller Maximum Memory Card Size
Smaller Display Diagonal
1,000,000 Pixels Lower Display Resolution
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $116
Older by Four Months
One Less Award
Expert Review Rating is Worse
User Review Rating is Hugely Worse
Worse Brand
2 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score
13 Reasons Against
A Lot Heavier
31% Lower Megapixels
7 Times Lower Still Image Resolution
Only 3648 X 2736 Pixels Pixels Image Resolution
Smaller Digital Zoom
3 Times Lower Video Resolution
17% Smaller Display Diagonal
1,115,000 Pixels Lower Display Resolution
Only 150 Battery Life
Older by Nine Months
Expert Review Rating is Worse
Worse Trusted Reviews Review Score
Took Good Quality Pictures
17 Reasons Against
12% Heavier
65% Lower Megapixels
Only 1/2.5 to 1/3" (1/2.5)" Image Sensor Size
Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution
Half As High Image Resolution
1x Smaller Digital Zoom
Only 640 X 480 Pixels Pixels Video Resolution
43% Smaller Internal Memory
Smaller Display Diagonal
Vastly Lower Display Resolution
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $350
Older by Over One Year
Expert Review Rating is Much Worse
User Review Rating is Significantly Worse
Worse Brand
2 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score
12 Reasons Against
30% Heavier
4.4MP Lower Megapixels
Lower Still Image Resolution
Lower Image Resolution
A Bit Smaller Digital Zoom
3 Times Lower Video Resolution
Heavier
Worse Kagoo Score
$502 More Expensive
Moderately Lower Overall Review Score
Worse Brand
Worse Techradar Review Score
8 Reasons Against
Heavier
2.2MP Lower Megapixels
Lower Still Image Resolution
Does Not Support Full HD Video
0.3" Smaller Display Diagonal
Worse Kagoo Score
Four Months Older
Worse Brand
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Samsung ST90

$165.99
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Samsung ST90

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Samsung ST90
14.4MP
4320 X 3240
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
5x
OPTICAL ZOOM
1280 X 720
PIXELS VIDEO
RESOLUTION
1s
CAMERA
105g
5x
DIGITAL ZOOM
2.7"
SCREEN

The Samsung ST90 has a sensor size of 14.4MP and a Kagoo Score of 77. With a price tag of $165.99 this digital camera is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Samsung ST90 or read our article on whether you should buy a Samsung digital camera.

Features We Love:
ok optical zoom (5x)
Image stabiliser
Lighter than average (105g)
Built-in flash
Big digital zoom (5x)

Customers report that this camera iscompact and able to produce good images. It's an award winning and amazingly light weight 5x optical zoom camera, with a cheap price and a very good spec.

86
Reviews
6 Reviews + 1 Award
81
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Value for Money
Very Good
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Multiple reviews mentioned that Samsung ST90 has ok expert reviews and below average user reviews with an average overall rating of 66%.

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7 Reasons For for Choosing the Samsung ST90

A Lot Lighter

The Samsung ST90 has a weight of 105, whereas the Canon PowerShot A490 is a 175g digital camera (70g heavier), the HP CW450T and the Nikon Coolpix L3 are both 120g digital cameras (15g heavier) and the Ricoh CX6 is a 180g digital camera (75g heavier). More ...

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

40% Higher Megapixels

The Samsung ST90 is a 14.4 digital camera. That's 4.4MP higher than the Canon PowerShot A490 and the Ricoh CX6 (10MP), 2.2MP higher than the HP CW450T (12.2MP) and 9.3MP higher than the Nikon Coolpix L3 (5.1MP). More ...

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

1/2 to 1/2.5" (1/2.3)" Image Sensor Size

The Samsung ST90 has a 1/2 to 1/2.5" (1/2.3)" image sensor size (as are the Canon PowerShot A490, the HP CW450T and the Ricoh CX6), but the Nikon Coolpix L3 only has a 1/2.5 to 1/3" image sensor size. More ...

Optical sensor size is one of the most important factors affecting the image quality produced by a digital camera. Compact digital cameras have smaller optical sensors due to the reduced space available in the camera body. Digital SLRs and Mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras (MILCs) have large optical sensors to achieve maximum image quality.

A larger optical sensor produces better quality photographs. A 4/3" sensor size has a 2x crop factor compared to 35mm film, while a 1/4" sensor size is significantly smaller and will result in lower quality images.

4320 X 3240 Still Image Resolution

The Samsung ST90 supports a still image resolution of 4320 x 3240, however the Canon PowerShot A490 supports a still image resolution of 1600 x 1200, the HP CW450T supports a still image resolution of 4032 x 3024, the Nikon Coolpix L3 supports a still image resolution of 640 x 480 and the Ricoh CX6 supports a still image resolution of 1280 x 960. More ...

Image resolution refers to the amount of pixels that make up an photo taken on a digital camera. It is measured as the width x the height of the image - so a 1280 x 720 resolution camera can take a photo that is 1280 pixels wide and 720 pixels tall.

Higher image resolutions mean that the photos are comprised of more pixels, which translate to more detailed and higher quality photos. Also, because they are larger photos, they can be displayed on larger screens or printed out at vastly increased sizes without losing detail.

Bigger Digital Zoom

The Samsung ST90 is a 5 digital zoom digital camera, and so does the HP CW450T. That's 0.2x bigger than the Canon PowerShot A490, the Nikon Coolpix L3 and the Ricoh CX6 (4.8x). More ...

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

1280 X 720 Pixels Pixels Video Resolution

The Samsung ST90 has a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels pixels (as is the Ricoh CX6), however the Canon PowerShot A490 and the Nikon Coolpix L3 have a maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. We do not know what type of maximum video resolution the HP CW450T have. More ...

'Maximum video resolution' measures the largest possible video that the digital camera is able to record.

A larger video resolution means the camera can shoot videos that will be sharper, more detailed and have more clarity.

1280 X 720 Pixels Pixels Video Resolution

The best video resolution supported by the Samsung ST90 is 1280 x 720 pixels pixels. Whereas the best video resolution supported by the Ricoh CX6 is 640 x 480 pixels (3 times lower video resolution). We do not know what types of video resolution the Canon PowerShot A490, the HP CW450T and the Nikon Coolpix L3 support. More ...

The Samsung ST90 also supports 640 x 480 pixels and 320 x 240 pixels video resolutions.

The video resolution is the size of the image that the camera can record in video mode. It is measured in pixels where the first value is the number of horizontal pixels and the second value is the number of vertical pixels.

A higher video resolution will be noticeable when playing back videos on HD televisions. The video will appear sharper and more life like. Recording video at a higher resolution will fill your memory card more quickly though.

13 Reasons Against for Choosing the Samsung ST90

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Samsung ST90 does not support Full HD video (As does the the HP CW450T), however the Canon PowerShot A490, the Nikon Coolpix L3 and the Ricoh CX6 do. More ...

Cameras with full HD video recording can capture video with a resolution of at least 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD video usually appears sharper as more pixels re being recorded.

25% Smaller Internal Memory

The Samsung ST90 is a 30 internal memory digital camera. That's 7MB bigger than the Nikon Coolpix L3 (23MB) and 10MB smaller than the Ricoh CX6 (40MB). More ...

Internal memory is the amount of digital storage built into the camera.

The bigger the internal memory of the camera, the more photos can be stored at one time, without having to resort to an external SD card.

Hugely Smaller Maximum Memory Card Size

The Samsung ST90 has a maximum memory card size of 8, but the HP CW450T is a 32GB maximum memory card size digital camera (24GB larger). More ...

The maximum size of memory card that can be used in this digital camera. Different cameras are designed to take larger capacity cards, so a card that works in one camera may not necessarily work in another.

A digital camera with a larger memory card size means that you can potentially store more photos on the device at once.

Smaller Display Diagonal

The Samsung ST90 has a display diagonal of 2.7, and so does the HP CW450T. That's 0.7" larger than the Canon PowerShot A490 and the Nikon Coolpix L3 (2") and 0.3" smaller than the Ricoh CX6 (3"). More ...

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

1,000,000 Pixels Lower Display Resolution

The Samsung ST90 is a 230 display resolution digital camera. That's 115,000 pixels higher than the Canon PowerShot A490 (115,000 Pixels), 144,000 pixels higher than the Nikon Coolpix L3 (86,000 Pixels) and 1,000,000 pixels lower than the Ricoh CX6 (1,230,000 Pixels). More ...

The display resolution on a display camera denotes how high detail the display is.

High resolutions on the display of your camera means that the photos you take will be shown in higher detail, allowing you to see them more clearly.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Samsung ST90 has received a Kagoo Score of 77, but the Canon PowerShot A490 scored 80.

More Expensive by $116

The Samsung ST90 is $116 more expensive than the HP CW450T.

Older by Four Months

The Samsung ST90 is four months older than the Ricoh CX6. The Samsung ST90 is the same age as the HP CW450T.

One Less Award

The Samsung ST90 has only received 1 award, however the Ricoh CX6 has received 2 awards.

Expert Review Rating is Worse

The Samsung ST90 only has an average expert score of 68%, but the Canon PowerShot A490 has an average expert rating of 69% (based on 12 reviews) and the Ricoh CX6 has an average expert rating of 75% (based on 20 reviews).

User Review Rating is Hugely Worse

The Samsung ST90 only has an average user score of 60%, but the Canon PowerShot A490 has an average user rating of 100% (based on 1 review) and the Nikon Coolpix L3 has an average user rating of 73% (based on 9 reviews).

Worse Brand

Samsung digital cameras have an average rating of only 83.7%, however Canon has an average rating of 95% and Nikon has an average rating of 91.4%.

2 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score

Ephotozine and CNET.co.uk both gave the Samsung ST90 a lower review score. More ...

Ephotozine: Samsung ST90 = 70% vs Ricoh CX6 = 80%

CNET.co.uk: Samsung ST90 = 50% vs Nikon Coolpix L3 = 64%

The cheapest price that we could find for the ST90 in the US is $165.99 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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Canon PowerShot A490

$0.00

Canon PowerShot A490

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Canon PowerShot A490
10MP
3648 X 2736
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
3.3x
OPTICAL ZOOM
640 X 480
PIXELS VIDEO
RESOLUTION
175g
4x
DIGITAL ZOOM
2.5"
SCREEN

The Canon PowerShot A490 has a sensor size of 10MP and a Kagoo Score of 80. With a price tag of $0.00 this digital camera is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Canon PowerShot A490 or read our article on whether you should buy a Canon digital camera.

Features We Love:
Tiny optical zoom (3.3x)
640 x 480 pixels video resolution
Built-in flash
Flash exposure lock
Auto Focus (AF) lock

Customers report that this camera has brilliant features, it produces very good images and compact. It's a classic and fully featured 3.3x optical zoom camera, with a low price.

93
Reviews
13 Reviews
83
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Value for Money
Very Good
80
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Customers report that Canon PowerShot A490 has fantastic user reviews but ok expert reviews with an average overall rating of 79%, based on 13 reviews.

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6 Reasons For for Choosing the Canon PowerShot A490

1/2 to 1/2.5" (1/2.3)" Image Sensor Size

The Canon PowerShot A490 has a 1/2 to 1/2.5" (1/2.3)" image sensor size (as are the HP CW450T, the Ricoh CX6 and the Samsung ST90), but the Nikon Coolpix L3 only has a 1/2.5 to 1/3" image sensor size. More ...

Optical sensor size is one of the most important factors affecting the image quality produced by a digital camera. Compact digital cameras have smaller optical sensors due to the reduced space available in the camera body. Digital SLRs and Mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras (MILCs) have large optical sensors to achieve maximum image quality.

A larger optical sensor produces better quality photographs. A 4/3" sensor size has a 2x crop factor compared to 35mm film, while a 1/4" sensor size is significantly smaller and will result in lower quality images.

Better Kagoo Score

The Canon PowerShot A490 has received a Kagoo Score of 80, but the HP CW450T scored 72, the Nikon Coolpix L3 scored 72, the Ricoh CX6 scored 73 and the Samsung ST90 scored 77.

Hugely Better User Reviews

Based on 1 review, the Canon PowerShot A490 has an average user review score of 100%, but the Nikon Coolpix L3 has an average rating of 73% (based on 9 reviews) and the Samsung ST90 has an average rating of 60% (based on 2 reviews).

A Little Better Overall Reviews

Based on 13 reviews, the Canon PowerShot A490 has an average overall review score of 79%, but the Nikon Coolpix L3 has an average rating of 67% (based on 21 reviews), the Ricoh CX6 has an average rating of 76% (based on 20 reviews) and the Samsung ST90 has an average rating of 66% (based on 6 reviews).

Better Brand

Canon digital cameras have an average rating of 95%, however HP only has an average rating of 61.2%, Nikon only has an average rating of 91.4%, Ricoh only has an average rating of 75.3% and Samsung only has an average rating of 83.7%.

3 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score

CNET.com.au, CNET.com and Techradar all gave the Canon PowerShot A490 a better review score. More ...

CNET.com.au: Canon PowerShot A490 = 70% vs Nikon Coolpix L3 = 64%

CNET.com: Canon PowerShot A490 = 70% vs Nikon Coolpix L3 = 64%

Techradar: Canon PowerShot A490 = 80% vs Ricoh CX6 = 70%

13 Reasons Against for Choosing the Canon PowerShot A490

A Lot Heavier

The Canon PowerShot A490 has a weight of 175, whereas the HP CW450T and the Nikon Coolpix L3 are both 120g digital cameras (55g lighter), the Ricoh CX6 is a 180g digital camera (5g heavier) and the Samsung ST90 is a 105g digital camera (70g lighter). More ...

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

31% Lower Megapixels

The Canon PowerShot A490 is a 10 digital camera, and so does the Ricoh CX6. That's 2.2MP lower than the HP CW450T (12.2MP), 4.9MP higher than the Nikon Coolpix L3 (5.1MP) and 4.4MP lower than the Samsung ST90 (14.4MP). More ...

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

7 Times Lower Still Image Resolution

The Canon PowerShot A490 supports a still image resolution of 1600 x 1200, however the HP CW450T supports a still image resolution of 4032 x 3024 and the Samsung ST90 supports a still image resolution of 4320 x 3240. More ...

Image resolution refers to the amount of pixels that make up an photo taken on a digital camera. It is measured as the width x the height of the image - so a 1280 x 720 resolution camera can take a photo that is 1280 pixels wide and 720 pixels tall.

Higher image resolutions mean that the photos are comprised of more pixels, which translate to more detailed and higher quality photos. Also, because they are larger photos, they can be displayed on larger screens or printed out at vastly increased sizes without losing detail.

Only 3648 X 2736 Pixels Pixels Image Resolution

The Canon PowerShot A490 has a maximum image resolution of 3648 x 2736 pixels pixels (as is the Ricoh CX6), whereas the HP CW450T has a maximum image resolution of 4102 x 3057 pixels. More ...

Image resolution refers to the amount of pixels that make up an photo taken on a digital camera. It is measured as the width x the height of the image - so a 1280 x 720 resolution camera can take a photo that is 1280 pixels wide and 720 pixels tall.

Higher image resolutions mean that the photos are comprised of more pixels, which translate to more detailed and higher quality photos. Also, because they are larger photos, they can be displayed on larger screens or printed out at vastly increased sizes without losing detail.

Smaller Digital Zoom

The Canon PowerShot A490 is a 4 digital zoom digital camera, and so does the Nikon Coolpix L3. That's 1x smaller than the HP CW450T and the Samsung ST90 (5x) and 0.8x smaller than the Ricoh CX6 (4.8x). More ...

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

3 Times Lower Video Resolution

The Canon PowerShot A490 has a maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels pixels (as is the Nikon Coolpix L3), however the Ricoh CX6 and the Samsung ST90 have a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. We do not know what type of maximum video resolution the HP CW450T have. More ...

'Maximum video resolution' measures the largest possible video that the digital camera is able to record.

A larger video resolution means the camera can shoot videos that will be sharper, more detailed and have more clarity.

17% Smaller Display Diagonal

The Canon PowerShot A490 has a display diagonal of 2.5. That's 0.2" smaller than the HP CW450T, the Nikon Coolpix L3 and the Samsung ST90 (2.7") and 0.5" smaller than the Ricoh CX6 (3"). More ...

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

1,115,000 Pixels Lower Display Resolution

The Canon PowerShot A490 is a 115 display resolution digital camera. That's 29,000 pixels higher than the Nikon Coolpix L3 (86,000 Pixels), 1,115,000 pixels lower than the Ricoh CX6 (1,230,000 Pixels) and 115,000 pixels lower than the Samsung ST90 (230,000 Pixels). More ...

The display resolution on a display camera denotes how high detail the display is.

High resolutions on the display of your camera means that the photos you take will be shown in higher detail, allowing you to see them more clearly.

Only 150 Battery Life

The Canon PowerShot A490 is a digital camera that takes 150 battery life, whereas the Ricoh CX6 only takes 260 battery life. More ...

We do not know the number of battery life taken by the HP CW450T, the Nikon Coolpix L3 or the Samsung ST90. It is possible that they do not take any battery life.

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Older by Nine Months

The Canon PowerShot A490 is five months older than the HP CW450T, nine months older than the Ricoh CX6 and five months older than the Samsung ST90.

Expert Review Rating is Worse

The Canon PowerShot A490 only has an average expert score of 69%, but the Ricoh CX6 has an average expert rating of 75% (based on 20 reviews).

Worse Trusted Reviews Review Score

Trusted Reviews's review score for the Canon PowerShot A490 was only 60%, however the Ricoh CX6's rating was 70%.

Took Good Quality Pictures

The Canon PowerShot A490 reviewers thought the Canon PowerShot A490 took good quality pictures.

The Canon PowerShot A490 is 93.5mm wide, 61.7mm tall, 30.6mm deep and weighs 175g.

Canon PowerShot A490 front view

The cheapest price that we could find for the PowerShot A490 in the US is $0.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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Nikon Coolpix L3

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OPTICAL ZOOM
640 X 480
PIXELS VIDEO
RESOLUTION
120g
4x
DIGITAL ZOOM
2"
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The Nikon Coolpix L3 has a sensor size of 5.1MP and a Kagoo Score of 72. However with a price tag of $399.99 this digital camera is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the Nikon Coolpix L3 or read our article on whether you should buy a Nikon digital camera.

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Tiny optical zoom (3x)
640 x 480 pixels video resolution
Very light (120g)
Built-in flash

A fully featured and classic 3x optical zoom digital camera. Our review analysis indicates that it produces very good images, ergonomic but noisy.

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80
Features
Fully-Featured
63
Value for Money
Good
72
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Our review analysis indicates that Nikon Coolpix L3 has average expert reviews with an average expert rating of 64%, based on 12 reviews.

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2 Reasons For for Choosing the Nikon Coolpix L3

Better CNET.co.uk Review Score

The Nikon Coolpix L3 has a CNET.co.uk review score of 64%, but the rating of the Samsung ST90 was only 50% from the same site.

Took Good Quality Photos

Our analysis of the Nikon Coolpix L3 reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Nikon Coolpix L3 took good quality photos. Several people thought that it was really able to produce good images and had a good picture quality.

17 Reasons Against for Choosing the Nikon Coolpix L3

12% Heavier

The Nikon Coolpix L3 has a weight of 120 (as does the HP CW450T), however the Canon PowerShot A490 is a 175g digital camera (55g heavier), the Ricoh CX6 is a 180g digital camera (60g heavier) and the Samsung ST90 is a 105g digital camera (15g lighter). More ...

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

65% Lower Megapixels

The Nikon Coolpix L3 is a 5.1 digital camera. That's 4.9MP lower than the Canon PowerShot A490 and the Ricoh CX6 (10MP), 7.1MP lower than the HP CW450T (12.2MP) and 9.3MP lower than the Samsung ST90 (14.4MP). More ...

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Only 1/2.5 to 1/3" (1/2.5)" Image Sensor Size

The Nikon Coolpix L3 has a 1/2.5 to 1/3" (1/2.5)" image sensor size, whereas the Canon PowerShot A490, the HP CW450T, the Ricoh CX6 and the Samsung ST90 have a 1/2 to 1/2.5" image sensor size. More ...

Optical sensor size is one of the most important factors affecting the image quality produced by a digital camera. Compact digital cameras have smaller optical sensors due to the reduced space available in the camera body. Digital SLRs and Mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras (MILCs) have large optical sensors to achieve maximum image quality.

A larger optical sensor produces better quality photographs. A 4/3" sensor size has a 2x crop factor compared to 35mm film, while a 1/4" sensor size is significantly smaller and will result in lower quality images.

Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon Coolpix L3 supports a still image resolution of 640 x 480, but the Canon PowerShot A490 supports a still image resolution of 1600 x 1200, the HP CW450T supports a still image resolution of 4032 x 3024, the Ricoh CX6 supports a still image resolution of 1280 x 960 and the Samsung ST90 supports a still image resolution of 4320 x 3240. More ...

Image resolution refers to the amount of pixels that make up an photo taken on a digital camera. It is measured as the width x the height of the image - so a 1280 x 720 resolution camera can take a photo that is 1280 pixels wide and 720 pixels tall.

Higher image resolutions mean that the photos are comprised of more pixels, which translate to more detailed and higher quality photos. Also, because they are larger photos, they can be displayed on larger screens or printed out at vastly increased sizes without losing detail.

Half As High Image Resolution

The Nikon Coolpix L3 has a maximum image resolution of 2592 x 1944 pixels pixels, however the Canon PowerShot A490 and the Ricoh CX6 have a maximum image resolution of 3648 x 2736 pixels and the HP CW450T has a maximum image resolution of 4102 x 3057 pixels. More ...

Image resolution refers to the amount of pixels that make up an photo taken on a digital camera. It is measured as the width x the height of the image - so a 1280 x 720 resolution camera can take a photo that is 1280 pixels wide and 720 pixels tall.

Higher image resolutions mean that the photos are comprised of more pixels, which translate to more detailed and higher quality photos. Also, because they are larger photos, they can be displayed on larger screens or printed out at vastly increased sizes without losing detail.

1x Smaller Digital Zoom

The Nikon Coolpix L3 is a 4 digital zoom digital camera, and so does the Canon PowerShot A490. That's 1x smaller than the HP CW450T and the Samsung ST90 (5x) and 0.8x smaller than the Ricoh CX6 (4.8x). More ...

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

Only 640 X 480 Pixels Pixels Video Resolution

The Nikon Coolpix L3 has a maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels pixels (as is the Canon PowerShot A490), but the Ricoh CX6 and the Samsung ST90 have a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. We do not know what type of maximum video resolution the HP CW450T have. More ...

'Maximum video resolution' measures the largest possible video that the digital camera is able to record.

A larger video resolution means the camera can shoot videos that will be sharper, more detailed and have more clarity.

43% Smaller Internal Memory

The Nikon Coolpix L3 is a 23 internal memory digital camera. That's 17MB smaller than the Ricoh CX6 (40MB) and 7MB smaller than the Samsung ST90 (30MB). More ...

Internal memory is the amount of digital storage built into the camera.

The bigger the internal memory of the camera, the more photos can be stored at one time, without having to resort to an external SD card.

Smaller Display Diagonal

Nikon Coolpix L3 is only 2 screen. That's 0.7" smaller than the Canon PowerShot A490, the HP CW450T and the Samsung ST90 (2.7") and 1" smaller than the Ricoh CX6 (3"). More ...

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Vastly Lower Display Resolution

The Nikon Coolpix L3 is an 86 display resolution digital camera. That's 29,000 pixels lower than the Canon PowerShot A490 (115,000 Pixels), 1,144,000 pixels lower than the Ricoh CX6 (1,230,000 Pixels) and 144,000 pixels lower than the Samsung ST90 (230,000 Pixels). More ...

The display resolution on a display camera denotes how high detail the display is.

High resolutions on the display of your camera means that the photos you take will be shown in higher detail, allowing you to see them more clearly.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Nikon Coolpix L3 has received a Kagoo Score of 72, whereas the Canon PowerShot A490 scored 80, the Ricoh CX6 scored 73 and the Samsung ST90 scored 77.

More Expensive by $350

The Nikon Coolpix L3 is $350 more expensive than the HP CW450T and $234 more expensive than the Samsung ST90.

Older by Over One Year

The Nikon Coolpix L3 is eight months older than the Canon PowerShot A490, 13 months older than the HP CW450T, 17 months older than the Ricoh CX6 and 13 months older than the Samsung ST90.

Expert Review Rating is Much Worse

The average expert rating of the Nikon Coolpix L3 is only 64%, whereas the average expert rating of the Canon PowerShot A490 is 69% (based on 12 reviews), the Ricoh CX6 is 75% (based on 20 reviews) and the Samsung ST90 is 68% (based on 4 reviews).

User Review Rating is Significantly Worse

The average user rating of the Nikon Coolpix L3 is only 73%, whereas the average user rating of the Canon PowerShot A490 is 100% (based on 1 review).

Worse Brand

Nikon digital cameras have an average rating of only 91.4%, but Canon has an average rating of 95%.

2 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score

CNET.com.au and CNET.com both gave the Nikon Coolpix L3 a lower review score. More ...

CNET.com.au: Nikon Coolpix L3 = 64% vs Canon PowerShot A490 = 70%

CNET.com: Nikon Coolpix L3 = 64% vs Canon PowerShot A490 = 70%

The Nikon Coolpix L3 is 91mm wide, 60.5mm tall, 26mm deep and weighs 120g.

Nikon Coolpix L3 front view

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Ricoh CX6

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Ricoh CX6
10MP
3648 X 2736
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
10.7x
OPTICAL ZOOM
1280 X 720
PIXELS VIDEO
RESOLUTION
3.5
MINIMUM
3,200
MAXIMUM ISO
1s
CAMERA
180g
4.8x
DIGITAL ZOOM
3"
SCREEN

The Ricoh CX6 has a sensor size of 10MP and a Kagoo Score of 73. However with a price tag of $552.33 this digital camera is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the Ricoh CX6.

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Big optical zoom (10.7x)
Image stabiliser
ok minimum aperture number (3.5)
Built-in flash
HDMI

An award winning and good spec 10.7x optical zoom camera. Our review analysis indicates that this camera has a good picture resolution, good autofocus and it's very compact.

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Features
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Value for Money
Good
73
Kagoo Score
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Multiple reviews mentioned that Ricoh CX6 has good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 75%, based on 20 reviews.

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10 Reasons For for Choosing the Ricoh CX6

Bigger Image Sensor Size

The Ricoh CX6 has a 1/2 to 1/2.5" (1/2.3)" image sensor size, and so are the Canon PowerShot A490, the HP CW450T and the Samsung ST90, however the Nikon Coolpix L3 only has a 1/2.5 to 1/3" image sensor size. More ...

Optical sensor size is one of the most important factors affecting the image quality produced by a digital camera. Compact digital cameras have smaller optical sensors due to the reduced space available in the camera body. Digital SLRs and Mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras (MILCs) have large optical sensors to achieve maximum image quality.

A larger optical sensor produces better quality photographs. A 4/3" sensor size has a 2x crop factor compared to 35mm film, while a 1/4" sensor size is significantly smaller and will result in lower quality images.

Higher Video Resolution

The Ricoh CX6 has a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels pixels, and so is the Samsung ST90, which is 3 times higher video resolution as the Canon PowerShot A490 and the Nikon Coolpix L3 (640 x 480 pixels). We do not know what type of maximum video resolution the HP CW450T have. More ...

'Maximum video resolution' measures the largest possible video that the digital camera is able to record.

A larger video resolution means the camera can shoot videos that will be sharper, more detailed and have more clarity.

17MB Bigger Internal Memory

The Ricoh CX6 has an internal memory of 40, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L3 is only a 23MB internal memory digital camera (17MB smaller) and the Samsung ST90 is only a 30MB internal memory digital camera (10MB smaller). More ...

Internal memory is the amount of digital storage built into the camera.

The bigger the internal memory of the camera, the more photos can be stored at one time, without having to resort to an external SD card.

1" Larger Display Diagonal

The Ricoh CX6 is a 3 screen digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot A490, the HP CW450T, the Nikon Coolpix L3 and the Samsung ST90 are all only 2.7" screen digital cameras (0.3" smaller). More ...

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

HDMI

The Ricoh CX6 has an HDMI, but the Canon PowerShot A490, the HP CW450T, the Nikon Coolpix L3 and the Samsung ST90 do not. More ...

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

110 More Battery Life

The number of battery life on the Ricoh CX6 is 260, but the Canon PowerShot A490 only takes 150 battery life. More ...

We do not know the number of battery life taken by the HP CW450T, the Nikon Coolpix L3 or the Samsung ST90. It is possible that they do not take any battery life.

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Four Months Newer

The Ricoh CX6 was released nine months later than the Canon PowerShot A490, released four months later than the HP CW450T, released 17 months later than the Nikon Coolpix L3 and released four months later than the Samsung ST90

Two More Awards

The Ricoh CX6 has received 2 awards, whereas the Canon PowerShot A490 has received no awards, the HP CW450T has received no awards, the Nikon Coolpix L3 has received no awards and the Samsung ST90 has received 1 award.

Expert Reviews Are Better

Based on 20 expert reviews, the average review score of the Ricoh CX6 is 75%, however the average rating of the Canon PowerShot A490 is 69% (based on 12 reviews), the average rating of the Nikon Coolpix L3 is 64% (based on 12 reviews) and the average rating of the Samsung ST90 is 68% (based on 4 reviews).

2 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score

Trusted Reviews and Ephotozine both gave the Ricoh CX6 a better review score. More ...

Trusted Reviews: Ricoh CX6 = 70% vs Canon PowerShot A490 = 60%

Ephotozine: Ricoh CX6 = 80% vs Samsung ST90 = 70%

12 Reasons Against for Choosing the Ricoh CX6

30% Heavier

The Ricoh CX6 is a 180 digital camera. That's 5g heavier than the Canon PowerShot A490 (175g), 60g heavier than the HP CW450T and the Nikon Coolpix L3 (120g) and 75g heavier than the Samsung ST90 (105g). More ...

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

4.4MP Lower Megapixels

The Ricoh CX6 has a megapixels of 10 (as does the Canon PowerShot A490), whereas the HP CW450T is a 12.2MP digital camera (2.2MP higher), the Nikon Coolpix L3 is a 5.1MP digital camera (4.9MP lower) and the Samsung ST90 is a 14.4MP digital camera (4.4MP higher). More ...

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Lower Still Image Resolution

The Ricoh CX6 supports a still image resolution of 1280 x 960, which is half as high still image resolution as the Canon PowerShot A490 (1600 x 1200), 10 times lower still image resolution as the HP CW450T (4032 x 3024) and 11 times lower still image resolution as the Samsung ST90 (4320 x 3240). More ...

Image resolution refers to the amount of pixels that make up an photo taken on a digital camera. It is measured as the width x the height of the image - so a 1280 x 720 resolution camera can take a photo that is 1280 pixels wide and 720 pixels tall.

Higher image resolutions mean that the photos are comprised of more pixels, which translate to more detailed and higher quality photos. Also, because they are larger photos, they can be displayed on larger screens or printed out at vastly increased sizes without losing detail.

Lower Image Resolution

The Ricoh CX6 has a maximum image resolution of 3648 x 2736 pixels pixels, and so is the Canon PowerShot A490, but the HP CW450T has a maximum image resolution of 4102 x 3057 pixels. More ...

Image resolution refers to the amount of pixels that make up an photo taken on a digital camera. It is measured as the width x the height of the image - so a 1280 x 720 resolution camera can take a photo that is 1280 pixels wide and 720 pixels tall.

Higher image resolutions mean that the photos are comprised of more pixels, which translate to more detailed and higher quality photos. Also, because they are larger photos, they can be displayed on larger screens or printed out at vastly increased sizes without losing detail.

A Bit Smaller Digital Zoom

The Ricoh CX6 has a digital zoom of 4.8, however the Canon PowerShot A490 and the Nikon Coolpix L3 are both 4x digital zoom digital cameras (0.8x smaller) and the HP CW450T and the Samsung ST90 are both 5x digital zoom digital cameras (0.2x bigger). More ...

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

3 Times Lower Video Resolution

The best video resolution supported by the Ricoh CX6 is 640 x 480 pixels pixels. But the best video resolution supported by the Samsung ST90 is 1280 x 720 pixels (3 times higher video resolution). We do not know what types of video resolution the Canon PowerShot A490, the HP CW450T and the Nikon Coolpix L3 support. More ...

The video resolution is the size of the image that the camera can record in video mode. It is measured in pixels where the first value is the number of horizontal pixels and the second value is the number of vertical pixels.

A higher video resolution will be noticeable when playing back videos on HD televisions. The video will appear sharper and more life like. Recording video at a higher resolution will fill your memory card more quickly though.

Heavier

The Ricoh CX6 is a 0.2 heavy digital camera. That's 0.08kg heavier than the HP CW450T (0.12kg).

Worse Kagoo Score

The Ricoh CX6 has received a Kagoo Score of 73, however the Canon PowerShot A490 scored 80 and the Samsung ST90 scored 77.

$502 More Expensive

The Ricoh CX6 is more expensive than the HP CW450T by $502, more expensive than the Nikon Coolpix L3 by $152 and more expensive than the Samsung ST90 by $386.

Moderately Lower Overall Review Score

The Ricoh CX6's average overall rating is only 76%, however the Canon PowerShot A490's is 79% (based on 13 reviews).

Worse Brand

Ricoh digital cameras have an average rating of only 75.3%, whereas Canon has an average rating of 95%, Nikon has an average rating of 91.4% and Samsung has an average rating of 83.7%.

Worse Techradar Review Score

Techradar only gave the Ricoh CX6 a review score of 70%, whereas the rating of the Canon PowerShot A490 was 80%.

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HP CW450T

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OPTICAL ZOOM
120g
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DIGITAL ZOOM
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SCREEN

The HP CW450T has a sensor size of 12.2MP and a Kagoo Score of 72. With a price tag of $49.99 this digital camera is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the HP CW450T.

Features We Love:
Tiny optical zoom (4x)
Image stabiliser
Touchscreen
Built-in flash
Very light (120g)

A fully featured and bargain price 4x optical zoom digital camera.

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Features
Fully-Featured
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Value for Money
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72
Kagoo Score
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7 Reasons For for Choosing the HP CW450T

Bigger Image Sensor Size

The HP CW450T has a 1/2 to 1/2.5" (1/2.3)" image sensor size, and so are the Canon PowerShot A490, the Ricoh CX6 and the Samsung ST90, however the Nikon Coolpix L3 only has a 1/2.5 to 1/3" image sensor size. More ...

Optical sensor size is one of the most important factors affecting the image quality produced by a digital camera. Compact digital cameras have smaller optical sensors due to the reduced space available in the camera body. Digital SLRs and Mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras (MILCs) have large optical sensors to achieve maximum image quality.

A larger optical sensor produces better quality photographs. A 4/3" sensor size has a 2x crop factor compared to 35mm film, while a 1/4" sensor size is significantly smaller and will result in lower quality images.

Higher Image Resolution

The HP CW450T has a maximum image resolution of 4102 x 3057 pixels pixels, which is twice as high image resolution as the Nikon Coolpix L3 (2592 x 1944 pixels). More ...

Image resolution refers to the amount of pixels that make up an photo taken on a digital camera. It is measured as the width x the height of the image - so a 1280 x 720 resolution camera can take a photo that is 1280 pixels wide and 720 pixels tall.

Higher image resolutions mean that the photos are comprised of more pixels, which translate to more detailed and higher quality photos. Also, because they are larger photos, they can be displayed on larger screens or printed out at vastly increased sizes without losing detail.

17% Bigger Digital Zoom

The HP CW450T has a digital zoom of 5 (as does the Samsung ST90), however the Canon PowerShot A490, the Nikon Coolpix L3 and the Ricoh CX6 are all only 4.8x digital zoom digital cameras (0.2x smaller). More ...

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

Larger Maximum Memory Card Size

The HP CW450T is a 32 maximum memory card size digital camera. That's 24GB larger than the Samsung ST90 (8GB). More ...

The maximum size of memory card that can be used in this digital camera. Different cameras are designed to take larger capacity cards, so a card that works in one camera may not necessarily work in another.

A digital camera with a larger memory card size means that you can potentially store more photos on the device at once.

Touchscreen

The HP CW450T has a touchscreen, however the Canon PowerShot A490, the Nikon Coolpix L3, the Ricoh CX6 and the Samsung ST90 do not have this feature. More ...

On a camera, this means that the digital display on the back of the camera is touch-sensitive, rather than relying on buttons.

Touchscreens are easier and more intuitive to control.

41% Lighter

The HP CW450T is a 0.12 heavy digital camera. That's 0.08kg lighter than the Ricoh CX6 (0.2kg).

$116 Cheaper

The HP CW450T costs $350 less than the Nikon Coolpix L3, costs $502.34 less than the Ricoh CX6 and costs $116 less than the Samsung ST90.

8 Reasons Against for Choosing the HP CW450T

Heavier

The HP CW450T is a 120 digital camera, and so does the Nikon Coolpix L3. That's 55g lighter than the Canon PowerShot A490 (175g), 60g lighter than the Ricoh CX6 (180g) and 15g heavier than the Samsung ST90 (105g). More ...

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

2.2MP Lower Megapixels

The HP CW450T has a megapixels of 12.2, whereas the Canon PowerShot A490 and the Ricoh CX6 are both 10MP digital cameras (2.2MP lower), the Nikon Coolpix L3 is a 5.1MP digital camera (7.1MP lower) and the Samsung ST90 is a 14.4MP digital camera (2.2MP higher). More ...

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Lower Still Image Resolution

The HP CW450T supports a still image resolution of 4032 x 3024, whereas the Samsung ST90 supports a still image resolution of 4320 x 3240. More ...

Image resolution refers to the amount of pixels that make up an photo taken on a digital camera. It is measured as the width x the height of the image - so a 1280 x 720 resolution camera can take a photo that is 1280 pixels wide and 720 pixels tall.

Higher image resolutions mean that the photos are comprised of more pixels, which translate to more detailed and higher quality photos. Also, because they are larger photos, they can be displayed on larger screens or printed out at vastly increased sizes without losing detail.

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The HP CW450T does not support Full HD video (As does the the Samsung ST90), whereas the Canon PowerShot A490, the Nikon Coolpix L3 and the Ricoh CX6 support this feature. More ...

Cameras with full HD video recording can capture video with a resolution of at least 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD video usually appears sharper as more pixels re being recorded.

0.3" Smaller Display Diagonal

The HP CW450T is a 2.7 screen digital camera (as does the Samsung ST90), whereas the Canon PowerShot A490 and the Nikon Coolpix L3 are both 2" screen digital cameras (0.7" smaller) and the Ricoh CX6 is a 3" screen digital camera (0.3" larger). More ...

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Worse Kagoo Score

The HP CW450T has received a Kagoo Score of 72, however the Canon PowerShot A490 scored 80, the Ricoh CX6 scored 73 and the Samsung ST90 scored 77.

Four Months Older

The HP CW450T is older than the Ricoh CX6 by four months. The HP CW450T is the same age as the Samsung ST90.

Worse Brand

HP digital cameras have an average rating of only 61.2%, whereas Canon has an average rating of 95%, Nikon has an average rating of 91.4%, Ricoh has an average rating of 75.3% and Samsung has an average rating of 83.7%.

The HP CW450T is 94.7mm wide, 61.1mm tall, 27.5mm deep and weighs 0.12kg.

HP CW450T front view

The cheapest price that we could find for the CW450T in the US is $49.99 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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