Family Digital Camera Archives


The Family Digital Camera Archives contain past recommendations for best family digital cameras. Many of these cameras can still be found in secondhand stores or on Ebay or Amazon.

For the budget conscious or those looking for a classic camera at reduced prices, secondhand digital cameras can represent an ideal way to buy a high quality camera at a lower cost. Some shops even provide a limited guarantee for peace of mind.

Nikon Coolpix L820

For: 16 MP CMOS backlit sensor. Full 1080p video with stereo sound. Powerful 30x optical zoom from 23 to 675mm with macro. Vibration reduction. Shoots at 8 fps. Face detection. Fast operation and autofocus is ideal for capturing images of children. The zoom is versatile enough for most situations and with ED glass, the images are sharp and colorful.
Against: Limited manual controls.
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Panasonic DMC-LX7

For: Superb Leica F1.4-2.3 7.5x zoom lens starting at 24mm. 10 MP sensor. Full HD video in AVCHD and MP4 at 60 fps with stereo sound. Time lapse. Panorama mode. Shoots at 11 fps. Light speed autofocus for capturing fast subjects such as children, wildlife and people taking part in sport. Hotshoe for external flash. Full manual controls. RAW & jpeg. Ideal take everywhere family camera.
Against: Buffer can be slow to clear when taking RAW images.
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Canon ELPH 310 HS

For: 12.1 megapixel CMOS sensor. 10x zoom starting at 24mm. 1080p video with stereo sound and zoom while shooting. Wifi for uploading images to social networking sites. Long battery life in ECO mode. Image stabilization. Small easy to use compact for the whole family. Many shooting modes.
Against: Weak flash coverage.
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Nikon Coolpix P7800

For: Large 1/1.7 inch BSI CMOS sensor. 3 inch 921k dot vari-angle LCD. Eye level viewfinder. 28-200 mm F2.0 - 4 Nikkor ED glass zoom. 1920 x 1080p video at 30 fps. Full manual controls. RAW & jpeg. Shoots at 8 fps. Hotshoe for external flash. High quality zoom compact for families, enthusiasts & travellers.
Against: RAW shooting is slow.
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