► Sony W810 Digital Camera 

If you are limited on the budget for a decent camera, then the only camera model you should look for is the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810. At just 5912 rupees, this device offers a 20.1 MP sensor that captures stunning images. It is also loaded with a number of great features that we will discuss in this review.

6x Optical Zoom: Equipped with Sony’s self-made camera, the Cybershot DSC-W810 is capable of zoom the subject up to six times. It offers a wide aperture of f/3.5mm at 26 mm focal length, which means you will be able to capture all your friends in a single frame.

Super HAD CCD Sensor: To improve the image quality, Sony has used a 1/2.3 inch CCD sensor on this camera. The camera is so sensitive that it captures all the colors and details accurately even in low lighting conditions. However, you will not have much flexibility in the post processing as the Sony Cybershot DSC-W810 only shoots in JPEG format.

The onboard processor is really fast and converts the analog data into digital data instantaneously.

Intelligent Auto-Focus of this Sony Cyber-Shot Camera

I have become a great fan of the autofocus system of this camera. Using different algorithms, it can focus on the subject within no time. Moreover, the camera continuously tracks the subject after focusing. Like most of the premium DSLRs, the shutter button of this camera comes with two level interfaces, of which the first level is to set the focus.

Sony Cybershot DSC W810 Review Specifications Price in India

Eye-Catching Design: Even at this price, Sony was able to use premium quality materials in the making of this device. Users also get to choose from multiple color variants. The control buttons come with labels on them and the software interface of the camera is so simple that even a layman will be able to understand it.


  • Fast interface
  • Capable of shooting good images even in low light
  • Subject can be zoomed in up to 6 times
  • Comes with inbuilt flash
  • Good battery life
  • Wide angle lens
  • 360 degree sweep panorama feature
  • Autofocus mechanism is fast
  • Easy to operate control panel

Cons: Full HD video recording is not possible

Verdict: I do not think pointing at cons would be justifiable considering the low price tag of this camera. In fact, we should be surprised as how Sony was able to include all the features under such a low budget. The quality of the images that it captures is exceptional and I certainly recommend this device to every occasion.

Sensor 1/2.3 inch CCD, 20.1 MP
ISO 100-3200
Burst Mode 1 Frame Per Second
Lens 26-156mm (35mm Equivalent)
Still Formats JPEG
Display 2.7 inch
Storage SD Card Slot
Connectivity AV Out And USB
Video Features HD At 30 FPS
Battery 1x NP-BN
Weight 120grams
Buy 6000 Rupees


☼ 20.1MP Nikon S3600 Optical Zoom

Nikon is one of the brands that every photography enthusiasts looks for while purchasing a new camera. A couple of years ago, this brand shifted its focus towards the budget segment and launched number affordable digital cameras in the process. The Nikon Coolpix S3600 is one of the best selling point & shoot cameras in Indian electronic market and is available for a price of 6950 rupees.

20.1 MP CCD Sensor: Following the footprints of Sony, Nikon as also started to offer CCD sensors on its budget cameras. This camera is capable of capturing the smallest of details at 20.1 MP resolutions. Also, in low light conditions, you will be able to capture good quality images. For extremely dull situations, inbuilt flash can be used. The camera fails to capture accurate colors, but considering the low price tag that is manageable.

The one big problem that a number of users have registered about the Nikon Coolpix S3600 is the shutter lag problem. However, the manufacturer has suggested use a high storage SD-card to solve that problem. Also, the processor of the camera struggles in offering smooth operation and generates a lot of heat.

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Easy to Operate Control Panel on this Nikon Coolpix Camera

Nikon has designed this camera in a way that you will not have to go through the user guide in order to operate it. While holding the device, all the control buttons will be within the reach of your fingers. The camera also comes with a dedicated video recording button. But in dark conditions, you might face difficulty in finding the power button as it does not give a good feedback.

Good Battery Backup: The 700 mAh battery provides really long power backup. Moreover, the camera automatically goes to standby mode after 30 seconds of inactivity.


  • 7 inch bright LCD panel
  • CCD sensor
  • Captures good amount of details
  • Decent low light performance
  • Long power backup
  • User-friendly control panel
  • Lightweight


  • Shutter lag problem
  • No viewfinder
  • Heats up pretty fast
  • Cannot be fitted in small pockets

Verdict: The Nikon Coolpix S3600 is giving a tough competition to other budget cameras with its low price tag. It captures decent quality images and also promises to ideal low light performance. But there is room for improvement. Nikon should focus on the problems that users are facing on this camera and sort out them in the next version.

Sensor 1/2.3 inch CCD, 20.1 MP
ISO 80-1600 (3200 in extreme settings)
Burst Mode 1.1 Frames Per Second
Lens NIKKOR, 25-200mm (35mm Equivalent)
Still Formats JPEG
Display 2.7 inch
Storage SD Card Slot
Connectivity AV Out And USB
Video Features HD At 30 FPS
Battery 700 mAh
Weight 125 grams
Buy 6500 Rupees


☼ 20.1MP Sony W830 with 8X Optical Zoom

Technology has changed a lot in the last few years. The point and shoot cameras in the year 2010 used to be really bulky and the users were forced to carry them around the neck. But the market of the present world is full of cameras, which are so compact that you can fit them inside the pocket of your trouser. One such device is the Sony DSCW830 digital camera that offers superior image quality and comes with an attractive price tag of 6,894 rupees.

CCD Sensor: Sony has a habit of shipping most of its budget cameras with CCD sensor and this device is not different. The greatest benefit of this type of sensor is that the rolling shutter effect from which almost every CMOS camera suffers gets eliminated. The other important thing to mention here would be the capability of this camera to capture an image in a whopping 20.1 MP. You will be stunned by the quality of images taken by this device.

However, I was a little disappointed by the low light performance of the Sony DSCW830 even when the ISO can be bumped up to 3200.

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Comfortable Design: All controls are placed on the right side because of which operating the camera with a single hand becomes easier. The body is really slim and gives a great level of comfort in the hand. But I would advise you to hold the camera firmly during the use because of the slippery finish.

8x Optical Zoom: The Sony DSCW830 comes equipped with Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens that not only improves the image quality but also allows for zoom the subject up to eight times.

Limited Connectivity Options: In the name of connectivity options, there is only a single USB port on this device. So to transfer images wirelessly, you might have to purchase a costly Wi-Fi enabled SD card.


  • Attractive and compact design
  • Lightweight
  • Decent battery backup
  • Impressive image quality
  • Dedicated mode toggle
  • Can optically zoom the subject up to 8 times


  • Not good for video recording as it only records in HD
  • Sun glares can create problem
  • No viewfinder
  • Bad low light performance
  • No HDMI or Wi-Fi connectivity

Verdict: The Sony DSCW820 digital camera is the best suited for tourist looking for a budget solution for their photography needs. However, let me tell you beforehand, the Sony Camera is not good for recording videos for a number of reasons.

Sensor 1/2.3 inch CCD, 20.1 MP
Processor Bionz Image Processor
ISO 80-3200
Burst Mode 1 Frame Per Second
Lens Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar, 25-200mm (35mm Equivalent)
Still Formats JPEG
Display 2.7 inch
Storage SD Card Slot
Connectivity USB
Video Features HD At 30 FPS
Battery 630 mAh
Weight 120 grams
Buy 7000 Rupees


☼ 16MP Canon SX400 Point Shoot Camera

Canon has launched an advanced yet simple to use PowerShot SX400 Semi SLR camera, which allows you to capture amazing moments with a 30x Optical Zoom coupled with a 24mm Wide-Angle Lens and Optical Image Stabilizer for beautiful clarity. With its 16 megapixel sensor and the Canon DIGIC 4+ Image Processor, you can take the best picture of your child keeping her/his naughty face perfectly in focus. Also, shoot excellent quality 720P video of your pet's most playful moments.

Other powerful features on this canon camera are “High-Speed Autofocus” for effortless shooting, “Intelligent IS” for shake-free images and “Smart Auto” allow the user to automatically choose the proper camera settings. Because of these great features, your photography experience will be memorable every time you use this great device.

30x Optical Zoom Lens: Now you do not have to worry about long distance captures, as it's 30x Optical Zoom and 24mm Wide-Angle Lens has the reach value from 24mm to 720mm. This allows you to capture beautiful images of far away subjects.

16 megapixel Image Sensor and DIGIC 4+ Image Processor: The camera is packed with 16 megapixel CCD Image Sensor and DIGIC 4+ Image Processor that together delivers sharp images with brilliant colors and ensures beautiful image quality even after cropping or making large prints. Its DIGIC 4+ Image Processor increases the performance in terms of shooting, storing and making ready the device for the next job. If we compare it with the DIGIC 4 Image Processor, processing of high ISO shots has been shortened by approx 60%.

Video Recording Features: Record high definition 720p videos at 25 frames per second with clear sound recording. PowerShot SX400 also has a movie button, which makes easier to start/stop video recording for the end user. Another great feature of this Canon Camera is its electronic wind filter, which suppress wind noise that can distort or muffle the sound.

Canon PowerShot SX400 Review Specifications Price in India

Intelligent Image Stabilization Technology: The Canon SX400 has an Intelligent Image Stabilization (IS) technology, which will automatically stabilize the images in a wide variety of conditions and will choose the best settings in order to give superior quality output. If you are taking pictures, then it will automatically select Normal, Panning, Macro (or Hybrid) and Active Tripod IS modes.

High-Speed Auto Focus: The Camera is equipped with Canon's latest advancements Auto Focus (AF) technology, which is faster than what we have seen on previous models. Its High-Speed Auto Focus (that is the latest technology) let’s capture amazing shots as they happen, with reduced lag time.

Smart Auto: The Canon's PowerShot SX400 powerful camera has Smart Auto feature, which automatically makes suitable adjustment based on the scene to provide high-quality shots. The camera can select from 21 predefined setting for video recording and from 32 settings for still images.

Additional Features with this Canon SX400

  • It's secure enhanced grip is easy to handle and effortlessly without any strain on your finger also minimize the potential of shake at long zoom lengths.
  • The shooting Modes allow you to take impressive images in a wide range of shooting situations.
  • The Canon SX400 has the Flash range of 16 feet and telephoto range of 4.6 – 9.8 feet.
  • Here, flash recycle time of 10 seconds or less make the best photography with features like Face detection, autofocus, flash exposure, auto exposure, and white balance.


  • Awesome design
  • Decent Image quality
  • excellent photos of objects that are fairly stable in light and dark
  • Small and light Lithium rechargeable battery makes it light in weight


  • Performs poorly if clicked in motion
  • Battery is expensive and cannot be charged within the camera
  • Without Wi-Fi and touch screen

Verdicts: The Canon PowerShot SX400 makes a great impression in ten thousand rupees price segment. With many feature such as advance focus, image stabilization and powerful zoom it is certainly an excellent camera provides better photography experience even in the uneasy situation.

Image Processor DIGIC 4+
Video Recording HD, 1280 × 720 Pixels
Apeture Range f 3.4 to f 8
Sensor 16 MP CCD
Zoom 30X Optical
Lens Intelligent image stabilization
Battery Life 190 Shots ( Regular), 260 Shots ( Eco)
Viewfinder Digital
Display 3 inch
Weight 9500 Rupees