2005 NEW Compact or Point & Shoot US Cameras from PMA - Orlando, Florida
Compiled by Roy Halpin
Listed are only the cameras where the vignette can be zoomed out using optical zoom only
Brand Model Filter Thread Adapter Hand Hold or special adapter
   
Casio EX-S100 NO YES
EX-Z250 NO YES
EX-Z55 NO YES
EX-Z57 NO YES
EX-Z750 NO YES
EX-P700 YES YES BEST OF SHOW RANKED 5 OF 5 POSSIBLE
EX-P505 NO NO 5X OPTICAL ZOOM - VIGNETTE PROBLEM
   
Samsung V600 NO YES
V700 NO YES
Digimax series NO YES A7, A6, A5, A4, A400, A402, U-CA5, U-CA4, U-CA501/505
v50 YES YES DISCONTINUED
v70  YES YES REPLACE v50 CABLE RELEASE NOT FOR US MARKET
    BUT AVAILABLE IN EUROPE 4 OUT OF 5 US 
    AND 5 OUT OF 5 EUROPE
   
Kodak CX7330 NO YES
CX7430 NO YES
CX7525 NO YES
C300 NO NO
C340 NO YES
DX7590 NO NO
DX7630 YES YES RANKED 3 out of 5
EZ Share One NO YES
Z700 NO NO
Z730 NO YES
X740 NO NO
Z7590 NO NO
LS743 NO YES
LS753 NO YES
   
Olympus C5500 NO NO
C7070 YES YES RANKED 5 OUT OF 5 (SMALL LCD)
Stylus 500 NO YES
Stylus Verve S NO YES
D-630 NO NO
D-595 NO YES
D-545 NO YES
D-425 NO NO
   
Canon POWER SHOT PRO1 NO NO
G6 YES YES RANKED 5 OUT OF 5 - WIRELESS REMOTE ADDITIONAL CHARGE
S70/S60 NO NO
S1 NO NO
SD500 YES NO
SD400 YES NO
SD300 YES NO
SD200 YES NO
SD20 N0 NO
A520 YES YES RANKED 4 OUT OF 5 NO RELEASE
A510 YES YES RANKED 4 OUT OF 5 NO RELEASE
A400 YES NO
   
Nikon CP8800 NO NO
CP8400 YES YES RANKED 5 OUT OF 5  (SMALL LED)
CP7900/CP5900 NO YES
CP4800 NO NO
CP7600/CP5600/CP4600 NO YES
   
Fuji A345 NO YES
A350 NO YES
F450-F440 NO NO
   
Sony DSC-H1 NO NO
DSC-T33 NO YES
DSC-S40 NO YES
DSC-S60 YES YES RANKED 3 OUT OF 5
DSC-S90 YES YES RANKED 3 OUT OF 5
DSC-W7 YES YES RANKED 3 OUT OF 5
DSC-W5 YES YES RANKED 3 OUT OF 5
DSC-P200 YES YES RANKED 3 OUT OF 5
The ranking criteria were based on the following:
1. Can the vignette be removed from the image while taking a photo through the spotting scope?  
    To date we have not found a camera with an “optical zoom” of more than 4X that has the ability to totally remove the vignette. 
2. Is the camera programmable?  Can the priorities be managed by the photographer or are all the features automatic.
3. Does the camera have a filter thread adapter?  If not the camera that fits the first two criteria 
    would be recommend for use with the DCB or hand held for DigiScoping.
4. Is the LCD larger than 46mm (1.8 inches) or does the screen have the ability to rotate or swivel from the camera body.
5. Does the camera have a cable release, electronic cable release, or wireless remote for taking the photograph?  
       A 2 or 3 second built in self timer is not as good as a remote firing alternative.