With spring here and summer around the corner, there are plenty of reasons--graduations, weddings, vacations, outdoor events, and reunions--to invest in a new digital camera. It's understandable that you'd want to rush out and get something that's faster, or has a longer or wider lens, or has better photo or video quality--simply put, a model that will hopefully get you that shot you can't get with your current shooter. However, right before a big event is one of the worst times to buy a camera.
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If you were considering picking up a $350 pocket megazoom camera, you might want to hold off until March when Sony ships the Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V. The camera features a high-quality Sony G 25mm-equivalent lens with a 10x optical zoom, a 10-megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor, and built-in GPS and compass.
It also can capture video at full HD (1,920x1,080 at 60i) in AVCHD format; it supports HDMI out; and there's improved optical stabilization to help control shake while you're on the move.
The camera supports both Memory Stick Pro Duo and SDHC cards in addition to TransferJet … Read more