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The 5 Best Selling Cameras in the US - September 2021

Matthew
Updated 27 August 2021
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5 best selling cameras Sep 2021

What Are the Best Selling Cameras in September 2021?

Best Buy Great Price
Nikon D300S Samsung ST90 Canon PowerShot A490 Ricoh CX6 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2
Nikon D300S Samsung ST90 Canon PowerShot A490 Ricoh CX6 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2
$934.95 Buy Now
6th Avenue Express
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$165.99 Buy Now
Overstock
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$129.99 Buy Now
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$465.50 Buy Now
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$527.99 Buy Now
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12.3MP
4288 X 2848
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
1280 X 720
PIXELS VIDEO
RESOLUTION
3.5
MINIMUM
6,400
MAXIMUM ISO
1s
CAMERA
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
10MP
3648 X 2736
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
10.7x
OPTICAL ZOOM
1280 X 720
PIXELS VIDEO
RESOLUTION
3.5
MINIMUM
12.1MP
4000 X 3000
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
FULL HD VIDEO
RESOLUTION
6,400
MAXIMUM ISO
1s
CAMERA
81
Brand Rating
Excellent Brand
80
Features
Fully-Featured
63
Value for Money
Good
74
Kagoo Score
Very Good
72
Brand Rating
Very Good Brand
82
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Value for Money
Very Good
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good
85
Brand Rating
Excellent Brand
85
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Value for Money
Very Good
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent
64
Brand Rating
Good Brand
80
Features
Fully-Featured
63
Value for Money
Good
72
Kagoo Score
Very Good
81
Brand Rating
Excellent Brand
83
Features
Fully-Featured
73
Value for Money
Good
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good
A fully featured but only average value for money 840g camera. It has a built-in flash and an HDMI, does not have an image stabiliser and supports Wi-Fi. An astoundingly light weight and fully featured 5x optical zoom camera, with a reasonable price. A fully featured and affordable 3.3x optical zoom digital camera. A fully featured but only ok value for money 10.7x optical zoom digital camera. A cheap and fully featured 386.1g digital camera. It has an image stabiliser and a touchscreen, is 3D and supports Full HD video.
Nikon D300S size in context Canon PowerShot A490 size in context
6 Reasons For
Bigger Image Sensor Size
0.5" Larger Display Diagonal
HDMI
800 More Battery Life
Wi-Fi
Three Years Newer
4 Reasons For
88% Lighter
4.4MP Higher Megapixels
Higher Still Image Resolution
A Lot Bigger Digital Zoom
2 Reasons For
Better Kagoo Score
Better Brand
4 Reasons For
Bigger Internal Memory
Larger Display Diagonal
HDMI
Hugely Lighter
10 Reasons For
Higher Image Resolution
Full HD Video
Higher Video Resolution
Twice As High Video Resolution
0.5" Larger Display Diagonal
Touchscreen
HDMI
3D
14x Higher Maximum Playback Zoom
Multi Burst Mode
13 Reasons Against
Heavier
2.1MP Lower Megapixels
Lower Still Image Resolution
4x Smaller Digital Zoom
Does Not Support Full HD Video
Lower Video Resolution
Half As High Video Resolution
Lower Display Resolution
Does Not Have a GPS
44% Heavier
Worse Kagoo Score
$805 More Expensive
Worse Brand
11 Reasons Against
Smaller Image Sensor Size
Does Not Support Full HD Video
Lower Video Resolution
Half As High Video Resolution
10MB Smaller Internal Memory
Moderately Smaller Display Diagonal
Lower Display Resolution
Worse Kagoo Score
$36 More Expensive
Over Four Years Older
Worse Brand
12 Reasons Against
29% Heavier
4.4MP Lower Megapixels
Smaller Image Sensor Size
Lower Still Image Resolution
Lower Image Resolution
20% Smaller Digital Zoom
Lower Video Resolution
0.5" Smaller Display Diagonal
Lower Display Resolution
14x Lower Maximum Playback Zoom
800 Less Battery Life
Over Five Years Older
14 Reasons Against
75g Heavier
Lower Megapixels
Only 1/2 to 1/2.5" (1/2.3)" Image Sensor Size
Only 3640 X 2736 Still Image Resolution
Only 3648 X 2736 Pixels Pixels Image Resolution
5% Smaller Digital Zoom
3,200 Lower Maximum ISO Sensitivity
Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Pixels Video Resolution
Lower Video Resolution
Only 260 Battery Life
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $336
Older by Over Four Years
Worse Brand
12 Reasons Against
43% Heavier
2.3MP Lower Megapixels
Smaller Image Sensor Size
Lower Still Image Resolution
Not Waterproof
20% Smaller Digital Zoom
Lower Display Resolution
630 Less Battery Life
Worse Kagoo Score
$398 More Expensive
Over Three Years Older
Worse Brand
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Nikon D300S

$934.95
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Nikon D300S

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Nikon D300S
12.3MP
4288 X 2848
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
1280 X 720
PIXELS VIDEO
RESOLUTION
3.5
MINIMUM
6,400
MAXIMUM ISO
1s
CAMERA
840g
1x
DIGITAL ZOOM
3"
SCREEN

The Nikon D300S has a Kagoo Score of 74. However with a price tag of $934.95 this digital camera is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the Nikon D300S or read our article on whether you should buy a Nikon digital camera.

Features We Love:
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Optical image stabilisation may be available with some lenses
Wide range of minimum aperture numbers depending on lens used
Very short camera shutter speed (1/8000s)
Supports Wi-Fi

A fully featured but only average value for money 840g camera. It has a built-in flash and an HDMI, does not have an image stabiliser and supports Wi-Fi.

80
Features
Fully-Featured
63
Value for Money
Good
74
Kagoo Score
Very Good

6 Reasons For for Choosing the Nikon D300S

Bigger Image Sensor Size

The Nikon D300S has a 1/1.5 to 1/2" (1/1.6)" image sensor size, however the Canon PowerShot A490, the Ricoh CX6 and the Samsung ST90 have a 1/2 to 1/2.5" image sensor size and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 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.

0.5" Larger Display Diagonal

The Nikon D300S is a 3" screen digital camera (as do the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and the Ricoh CX6), whereas the Canon PowerShot A490 and the Samsung ST90 are both 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 Nikon D300S has an HDMI, and so do the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and the Ricoh CX6, but the Canon PowerShot A490 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.

800 More Battery Life

The number of battery life on the Nikon D300S is 950, but the Canon PowerShot A490 only takes 150 battery life, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 only takes 320 battery life and the Ricoh CX6 only takes 260 battery life. More ...

We do not know the number of battery life taken by the Samsung ST90. It is possible that it does 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.

Wi-Fi

The Nikon D300S supports Wi-Fi, however the Canon PowerShot A490, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2, the Ricoh CX6 and the Samsung ST90 do not. More ...

WiFi connectivity allows you upload photos to your computer and the internet without connecting the camera to the computer with a cable.

WiFi connectivity makes it easier to upload your photos as you will not need a cable. Most cameras will also allow you to print photos via Wifi.

Three Years Newer

The Nikon D300S was released five years later than the Canon PowerShot A490, released three years later than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2, released four years later than the Ricoh CX6 and released five years later than the Samsung ST90

13 Reasons Against for Choosing the Nikon D300S

Heavier

The Nikon D300S is an 840g digital camera. That's 665g heavier than the Canon PowerShot A490 (175g), 453.9g heavier than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (386.1g), 660g heavier than the Ricoh CX6 (180g) and 735g 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.

2.1MP Lower Megapixels

The Nikon D300S has a megapixels of 12.3MP, whereas the Canon PowerShot A490 and the Ricoh CX6 are both 10MP digital cameras (2.3MP lower), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 12.1MP digital camera (0.2MP lower) and the Samsung ST90 is a 14.4MP digital camera (2.1MP 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 Nikon D300S supports a still image resolution of 3216 x 3216, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 supports a still image resolution of 4000 x 3000 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.

4x Smaller Digital Zoom

The Nikon D300S has a digital zoom of 1x, however the Canon PowerShot A490, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and the Ricoh CX6 are all 4.8x digital zoom digital cameras (3.8x bigger) and the Samsung ST90 is a 5x digital zoom digital camera (4x 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.

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Nikon D300S does not support Full HD video (As does the the Samsung ST90), whereas the Canon PowerShot A490, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 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.

Lower Video Resolution

The Nikon D300S has a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels pixels, and so are the Ricoh CX6 and the Samsung ST90, which is half as high video resolution as the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels). 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.

Half As High Video Resolution

The best video resolution supported by the Nikon D300S is 1280 x 720 pixels pixels which is also supported by the Samsung ST90. But the best video resolution supported by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels (twice as high video resolution). We do not know what types of video resolution the Canon PowerShot A490 support. More ...

The Nikon D300S also supports 640 x 480 pixels, 640 x 424 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.

Lower Display Resolution

The Nikon D300S has a display resolution of 921 pixels, but the Canon PowerShot A490 is a 115,000 Pixels display resolution digital camera (806,000 pixels lower), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 460,000 Pixels display resolution digital camera (461,000 pixels lower), the Ricoh CX6 is a 1,230,000 Pixels display resolution digital camera (309,000 pixels higher) and the Samsung ST90 is a 230,000 Pixels display resolution digital camera (691,000 pixels lower). 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.

Does Not Have a GPS

The Nikon D300S does not have a GPS, however the Canon PowerShot A490, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2, the Ricoh CX6 and the Samsung ST90 do. More ...

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

44% Heavier

The Nikon D300S is a 0.84kg heavy digital camera. That's 0.64kg heavier than the Ricoh CX6 (0.2kg).

Worse Kagoo Score

The Nikon D300S has received a Kagoo Score of 74, however the Canon PowerShot A490 scored 82, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 scored 78 and the Samsung ST90 scored 79.

$805 More Expensive

The Nikon D300S is more expensive than the Canon PowerShot A490 by $805, more expensive than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 by $407, more expensive than the Ricoh CX6 by $469 and more expensive than the Samsung ST90 by $769.

Worse Brand

Nikon digital cameras have an average rating of only 90.7%, whereas Canon has an average rating of 95%.

The Nikon D300S is 147mm wide, 74mm tall, 114mm deep and weighs 0.84kg.

Nikon D300S front view

The cheapest price that we could find for the D300S in the US is $934.95 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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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 Kagoo Score of 79. 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
Supports custom colours

An astoundingly light weight and fully featured 5x optical zoom camera, with a reasonable price.

82
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Value for Money
Very Good
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Purchasers report that Samsung ST90 has below average user reviews with an average user rating of 60%.

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4 Reasons For for Choosing the Samsung ST90

88% Lighter

The Samsung ST90 is a 105g digital camera. That's 70g lighter than the Canon PowerShot A490 (175g), 735g lighter than the Nikon D300S (840g), 281.1g lighter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (386.1g) and 75g lighter than the Ricoh CX6 (180g). 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 Higher Megapixels

The Samsung ST90 has a megapixels of 14.4MP, whereas the Canon PowerShot A490 and the Ricoh CX6 are both only 10MP digital cameras (4.4MP lower) and the Nikon D300S and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 are both only 12.1MP digital cameras (2.3MP lower). 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.

Higher Still Image Resolution

The Samsung ST90 supports a still image resolution of 4320 x 3240, whereas the Canon PowerShot A490 supports a still image resolution of 3648 x 2736, the Nikon D300S supports a still image resolution of 3216 x 3216, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 supports a still image resolution of 4000 x 3000 and the Ricoh CX6 supports a still image resolution of 3640 x 2736. 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 Lot Bigger Digital Zoom

The Samsung ST90 has a digital zoom of 5x, however the Canon PowerShot A490, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and the Ricoh CX6 are all only 4.8x digital zoom digital cameras (0.2x smaller) and the Nikon D300S is only a 1x digital zoom digital camera (4x 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.

11 Reasons Against for Choosing the Samsung ST90

Smaller Image Sensor Size

The Samsung ST90 has a 1/2 to 1/2.5" (1/2.3)" image sensor size, and so are the Canon PowerShot A490 and the Ricoh CX6, however the Nikon D300S has a 1/1.5 to 1/2" 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.

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Samsung ST90 does not support Full HD video (As does the the Nikon D300S), whereas the Canon PowerShot A490, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 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.

Lower Video Resolution

The Samsung ST90 has a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels pixels, and so are the Nikon D300S and the Ricoh CX6, which is half as high video resolution as the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels). 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.

Half As High Video Resolution

The best video resolution supported by the Samsung ST90 is 1280 x 720 pixels pixels which is also supported by the Nikon D300S. But the best video resolution supported by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels (twice as high video resolution). We do not know what types of video resolution the Canon PowerShot A490 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.

10MB Smaller Internal Memory

The Samsung ST90 has an internal memory of 30MB, whereas the Ricoh CX6 is a 40MB internal memory digital camera (10MB bigger). 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.

Moderately Smaller Display Diagonal

The Samsung ST90 is a 2.7" screen digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot A490 is a 2.5" screen digital camera (0.2" smaller) and the Nikon D300S, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and the Ricoh CX6 are all 3" screen digital cameras (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.

Lower Display Resolution

The Samsung ST90 has a display resolution of 230 pixels, but the Canon PowerShot A490 is a 115,000 Pixels display resolution digital camera (115,000 pixels lower), the Nikon D300S is a 921,000 Pixels display resolution digital camera (691,000 pixels higher), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 460,000 Pixels display resolution digital camera (230,000 pixels higher) and the Ricoh CX6 is a 1,230,000 Pixels display resolution digital camera (1,000,000 pixels higher). 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 79, however the Canon PowerShot A490 scored 82.

$36 More Expensive

The Samsung ST90 is more expensive than the Canon PowerShot A490 by $36.

Over Four Years Older

The Samsung ST90 is older than the Nikon D300S by five years, older than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 by 18 months and older than the Ricoh CX6 by four months.

Worse Brand

Samsung digital cameras have an average rating of only 83.5%, whereas Canon has an average rating of 95%, Nikon has an average rating of 90.7% and Panasonic has an average rating of 88.1%.

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

$129.99
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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 Kagoo Score of 82. With a price tag of $129.99 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
Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Flash exposure lock

A fully featured and affordable 3.3x optical zoom digital camera.

85
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Value for Money
Very Good
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent
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2 Reasons For for Choosing the Canon PowerShot A490

Better Kagoo Score

The Canon PowerShot A490 has received a Kagoo Score of 82, however the Nikon D300S scored 74, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 scored 78, the Ricoh CX6 scored only 72 and the Samsung ST90 scored 79.

Better Brand

Canon digital cameras have an average rating of 95%, whereas Nikon only has an average rating of 90.7%, Panasonic only has an average rating of 88.1%, Ricoh only has an average rating of 77% and Samsung only has an average rating of 83.5%.

12 Reasons Against for Choosing the Canon PowerShot A490

29% Heavier

The Canon PowerShot A490 is a 175g digital camera. That's 665g lighter than the Nikon D300S (840g), 211.1g lighter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (386.1g), 5g lighter than the Ricoh CX6 (180g) and 70g 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 Canon PowerShot A490 has a megapixels of 10MP (as does the Ricoh CX6), whereas the Nikon D300S and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 are both 12.1MP digital cameras (2.1MP higher) 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.

Smaller Image Sensor Size

The Canon PowerShot A490 has a 1/2 to 1/2.5" (1/2.3)" image sensor size, and so are the Ricoh CX6 and the Samsung ST90, however the Nikon D300S has a 1/1.5 to 1/2" 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.

Lower Still Image Resolution

The Canon PowerShot A490 supports a still image resolution of 3648 x 2736, whereas the Nikon D300S supports a still image resolution of 3216 x 3216, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 supports a still image resolution of 4000 x 3000 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.

Lower Image Resolution

The Canon PowerShot A490 has a maximum image resolution of 3648 x 2736 pixels pixels, and so is the Ricoh CX6, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a maximum image resolution of 4000 x 3000 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.

20% Smaller Digital Zoom

The Canon PowerShot A490 has a digital zoom of 4x (as does the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2), however the Nikon D300S is a 1x digital zoom digital camera (3x smaller), the Ricoh CX6 is a 4.8x digital zoom digital camera (0.8x bigger) and the Samsung ST90 is a 5x digital zoom digital camera (1x 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.

Lower Video Resolution

The Canon PowerShot A490 has a maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels pixels, which is 3 times lower video resolution as the Nikon D300S, the Ricoh CX6 and the Samsung ST90 (1280 x 720 pixels) and 7 times lower video resolution as the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels). 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.

0.5" Smaller Display Diagonal

The Canon PowerShot A490 is a 2.5" screen digital camera, whereas the Nikon D300S, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and the Ricoh CX6 are all 3" screen digital cameras (0.5" larger) and the Samsung ST90 is a 2.7" screen digital camera (0.2" 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.

Lower Display Resolution

The Canon PowerShot A490 has a display resolution of 115 pixels, but the Nikon D300S is a 921,000 Pixels display resolution digital camera (806,000 pixels higher), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 460,000 Pixels display resolution digital camera (345,000 pixels higher), the Ricoh CX6 is a 1,230,000 Pixels display resolution digital camera (1,115,000 pixels higher) and the Samsung ST90 is a 230,000 Pixels display resolution digital camera (115,000 pixels higher). 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.

14x Lower Maximum Playback Zoom

The Canon PowerShot A490 has a maximum playback zoom of 2x, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 16x maximum playback zoom digital camera (14x higher). More ...

The 'playback zoom' attribute denotes how much you can enlarge photos and videos when viewing them on the cameras digital screen.

A larger playback zoom allows you to zoom in closer on details of your shots, allowing you to better analyse them and pick out any faults or issues before you transfer them to a computer.

800 Less Battery Life

The number of battery life on the Canon PowerShot A490 is 150, but the Nikon D300S only takes 950 battery life, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 only takes 320 battery life and the Ricoh CX6 only takes 260 battery life. More ...

We do not know the number of battery life taken by the Samsung ST90. It is possible that it does 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.

Over Five Years Older

The Canon PowerShot A490 is older than the Nikon D300S by five years, older than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 by 23 months, older than the Ricoh CX6 by nine months and older than the Samsung ST90 by five months.

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

Canon PowerShot A490 front view

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Ricoh CX6

$465.50
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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 Kagoo Score of 72. With a price tag of $465.50 this digital camera is fair value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Ricoh CX6.

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

A fully featured but only ok value for money 10.7x optical zoom digital camera.

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

4 Reasons For for Choosing the Ricoh CX6

Bigger Internal Memory

The Ricoh CX6 is a 40MB internal memory digital camera. That's 10MB bigger 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.

Larger Display Diagonal

Ricoh CX6 is 3" screen, and so do the Nikon D300S and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2. That's 0.3" larger than the Canon PowerShot A490 and the Samsung ST90 (2.7"). 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 (as do the Nikon D300S and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2), however the Canon PowerShot A490 and the Samsung ST90 do not have this feature. 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.

Hugely Lighter

Ricoh CX6 is 0.2kg heavy, but the Nikon D300S is a 0.84kg heavy digital camera (0.64kg heavier).

14 Reasons Against for Choosing the Ricoh CX6

75g Heavier

The Ricoh CX6 has a weight of 180g, however the Canon PowerShot A490 is a 175g digital camera (5g lighter), the Nikon D300S is an 840g digital camera (660g heavier), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 386.1g digital camera (206.1g heavier) and the Samsung ST90 is a 105g digital camera (75g 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.

Lower Megapixels

The Ricoh CX6 is a 10MP digital camera, and so does the Canon PowerShot A490. That's 2.1MP lower than the Nikon D300S and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (12.1MP) 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.

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

The Ricoh CX6 has a 1/2 to 1/2.5" (1/2.3)" image sensor size (as are the Canon PowerShot A490 and the Samsung ST90), whereas the Nikon D300S has a 1/1.5 to 1/2" 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 3640 X 2736 Still Image Resolution

The Ricoh CX6 supports a still image resolution of 3640 x 2736, but the Canon PowerShot A490 supports a still image resolution of 3648 x 2736, the Nikon D300S supports a still image resolution of 3216 x 3216, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 supports a still image resolution of 4000 x 3000 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 Ricoh CX6 has a maximum image resolution of 3648 x 2736 pixels pixels (as is the Canon PowerShot A490), however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a maximum image resolution of 4000 x 3000 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.

5% Smaller Digital Zoom

The Ricoh CX6 is a 4.8x digital zoom digital camera. That's 0.8x bigger than the Canon PowerShot A490 and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (4x), 3.8x bigger than the Nikon D300S (1x) and 0.2x smaller than the Samsung ST90 (5x). 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.

3,200 Lower Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The Ricoh CX6 is a 3 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 3,200 lower than the Nikon D300S and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (6,400). More ...

ISO sensitivity denotes the sensitivity of your camera to available light. Modifying the sensitivity causes the camera to gather more or less light when forming an image. Higher sensitivity gathers more light, which means can lead to a sharper image in low-light conditions. However it may also lead to increased 'noise', meaning the ISO level must be carefully modified to get the best shot.

A higher maximum ISO sensitivity will allow you to take photos in lower light levels without using flash.

Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Pixels Video Resolution

The Ricoh CX6 has a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels pixels (as are the Nikon D300S and the Samsung ST90), but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels. 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.

Lower Video Resolution

The best video resolution supported by the Ricoh CX6 is 640 x 480 pixels pixels. However the best video resolution supported by the Nikon D300S and the Samsung ST90 is 1280 x 720 pixels (3 times higher video resolution) and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is only 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels (7 times higher video resolution). We do not know what types of video resolution the Canon PowerShot A490 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.

Only 260 Battery Life

The Ricoh CX6 takes 260 battery life, however the Nikon D300S only takes 950 battery life and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 only takes 320 battery life. More ...

We do not know the number of battery life taken by the Samsung ST90. It is possible that it does 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.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Ricoh CX6 has only received a Kagoo Score of 72, whereas the Canon PowerShot A490 scored 82, the Nikon D300S scored 74, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 scored 78 and the Samsung ST90 scored 79.

More Expensive by $336

The Ricoh CX6 is $336 more expensive than the Canon PowerShot A490 and $300 more expensive than the Samsung ST90.

Older by Over Four Years

The Ricoh CX6 is four years older than the Nikon D300S and 14 months older than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2.

Worse Brand

Ricoh digital cameras have an average rating of only 77%, but Canon has an average rating of 95%, Nikon has an average rating of 90.7%, Panasonic has an average rating of 88.1% and Samsung has an average rating of 83.5%.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2
12.1MP
4000 X 3000
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
FULL HD VIDEO
RESOLUTION
6,400
MAXIMUM ISO
1s
CAMERA
386.1g
4x
DIGITAL ZOOM
3"
SCREEN

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a Kagoo Score of 78. With a price tag of $527.99 this digital camera is fair value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 or read our article on whether you should buy a Panasonic digital camera.

Features We Love:
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution (1920x1080 pixels)
Image stabiliser
Very short camera shutter speed (1/4000s)
3D
Touchscreen

A cheap and fully featured 386.1g digital camera. It has an image stabiliser and a touchscreen, is 3D and supports Full HD video.

83
Features
Fully-Featured
73
Value for Money
Good
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good

10 Reasons For for Choosing the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Higher Image Resolution

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a maximum image resolution of 4000 x 3000 pixels pixels, but the Canon PowerShot A490 and the Ricoh CX6 have a maximum image resolution of 3648 x 2736 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.

Full HD Video

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 supports Full HD video, but the Canon PowerShot A490, the Nikon D300S, the Ricoh CX6 and the Samsung ST90 do not. 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.

Higher Video Resolution

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels pixels, which is 7 times higher video resolution as the Canon PowerShot A490 (640 x 480 pixels) and twice as high video resolution as the Nikon D300S, the Ricoh CX6 and the Samsung ST90 (1280 x 720 pixels). 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.

Twice As High Video Resolution

The best video resolution supported by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels pixels. But the best video resolution supported by the Nikon D300S and the Samsung ST90 is 1280 x 720 pixels (half as high video resolution) and the Ricoh CX6 is 640 x 480 pixels (7 times lower video resolution). We do not know what types of video resolution the Canon PowerShot A490 support. More ...

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 also supports 1280 x 720 pixels, 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.

0.5" Larger Display Diagonal

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 3" screen digital camera (as do the Nikon D300S and the Ricoh CX6), whereas the Canon PowerShot A490 and the Samsung ST90 are both 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.

Touchscreen

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a touchscreen, however the Canon PowerShot A490, the Nikon D300S, 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.

HDMI

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has an HDMI, and so do the Nikon D300S and the Ricoh CX6, but the Canon PowerShot A490 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.

3D

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is 3D, whereas the Canon PowerShot A490, the Nikon D300S, the Ricoh CX6 and the Samsung ST90 are not. More ...

3D compatible cameras can take 3D photos with varying degrees of success. Cameras with 2 lenses will generally be able to capture the best 3D pictures.

3D pictures allow you to capture the feel of a place better than a 2D picture could. However you will need a 3D compatible screen to appreciate the results.

14x Higher Maximum Playback Zoom

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a maximum playback zoom of 16x, however the Canon PowerShot A490 is only a 2x maximum playback zoom digital camera (14x lower). More ...

The 'playback zoom' attribute denotes how much you can enlarge photos and videos when viewing them on the cameras digital screen.

A larger playback zoom allows you to zoom in closer on details of your shots, allowing you to better analyse them and pick out any faults or issues before you transfer them to a computer.

Multi Burst Mode

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 features multi burst mode, but the Canon PowerShot A490, the Nikon D300S, the Ricoh CX6 and the Samsung ST90 do not. More ...

'Multi burst mode' is a special setting on a digital camera to allow it to take multiple photos in very quick succession at a single button press.

Burst mode is very helpful for sports photography, or any time where you are trying to capture a fast-moving subject.

12 Reasons Against for Choosing the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

43% Heavier

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 386.1g digital camera. That's 211.1g heavier than the Canon PowerShot A490 (175g), 453.9g lighter than the Nikon D300S (840g), 206.1g heavier than the Ricoh CX6 (180g) and 281.1g 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.

2.3MP Lower Megapixels

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a megapixels of 12.1MP, whereas the Canon PowerShot A490 and the Ricoh CX6 are both 10MP digital cameras (2.1MP lower), the Nikon D300S is a 12.3MP digital camera (0.2MP higher) and the Samsung ST90 is a 14.4MP digital camera (2.3MP 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.

Smaller Image Sensor Size

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a 1/2.5 to 1/3" (1/2.5)" image sensor size, however the Canon PowerShot A490, the Ricoh CX6 and the Samsung ST90 have a 1/2 to 1/2.5" image sensor size and the Nikon D300S has a 1/1.5 to 1/2" 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.

Lower Still Image Resolution

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 supports a still image resolution of 4000 x 3000, 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.

Not Waterproof

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is not waterproof, but the Canon PowerShot A490, the Nikon D300S, the Ricoh CX6 and the Samsung ST90 are. More ...

Waterproof compacts or tough / rugged compacts allow you to take shots in all sorts of weather conditions and even take your camera snorkelling with you. Make sure to check the depth the camera can be used to if you intend to use it underwater at greater depths of for extended periods of time.

Waterproof compacts or tough / rugged compacts allow you to take shots in all sorts of weather conditions and even take your camera snorkelling with you.

20% Smaller Digital Zoom

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a digital zoom of 4x (as does the Canon PowerShot A490), however the Nikon D300S is a 1x digital zoom digital camera (3x smaller), the Ricoh CX6 is a 4.8x digital zoom digital camera (0.8x bigger) and the Samsung ST90 is a 5x digital zoom digital camera (1x 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.

Lower Display Resolution

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a display resolution of 460 pixels, but the Canon PowerShot A490 is a 115,000 Pixels display resolution digital camera (345,000 pixels lower), the Nikon D300S is a 921,000 Pixels display resolution digital camera (461,000 pixels higher), the Ricoh CX6 is a 1,230,000 Pixels display resolution digital camera (770,000 pixels higher) and the Samsung ST90 is a 230,000 Pixels display resolution digital camera (230,000 pixels lower). 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.

630 Less Battery Life

The number of battery life on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is 320, but the Nikon D300S only takes 950 battery life. More ...

We do not know the number of battery life taken by the Samsung ST90. It is possible that it does 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.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has received a Kagoo Score of 78, however the Canon PowerShot A490 scored 82 and the Samsung ST90 scored 79.

$398 More Expensive

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is more expensive than the Canon PowerShot A490 by $398, more expensive than the Ricoh CX6 by $62 and more expensive than the Samsung ST90 by $362.

Over Three Years Older

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is older than the Nikon D300S by three years.

Worse Brand

Panasonic digital cameras have an average rating of only 88.1%, whereas Canon has an average rating of 95% and Nikon has an average rating of 90.7%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the Lumix DMC-GF2 in the US is $527.99 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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