Sony Cyber-shot DSC W200
For those of you on a smaller budget, or if you just want a pocket-able camera that gives you great quality and ease of use, we recommend the DSC W200. This Cyber-shot camera from Sony is really compact for its 12MP rating. The DSC W200 features Sony’s Super SteadyShot optical image stabilisation technology, face detection and 9-point autofocus. This translates to an easy to use camera that very rarely gives you blurry shots. Video capture is possible at 30 fps VGA. The camera has a Carl Zeiss lens with 3x optical zoom, which provides good results in well-lit scenarios. At 142 gm, the camera is as light as you”d expect it to be, but still feels good and steady in your hands. The design also helps you get a good grip of the thing when you”re shooting, and coupled with the image stabilisation software you”re not likely to get motion blurs. Apart from standard USB and AV connectors, the camera features a HD output jack, so you can hook it up directly to your HDTV. Software running on the camera lets you set up slide-shows for viewing on your HDTV. The DSC W200 is available at quite a varied price–between Rs 13,000 and Rs 16,000–because some dealers sell only the camera, some sell it with a carry pouch, and some even throw in a 2 GB Memory Stick Pro Duo.