Best digital cameras

There is so much choice when it comes to buying digital cameras. TODAY show tech expert Charlie Brown presented the best camera for your budget.

$100-$200 Olympus VG-140

  • 14 million pixels in the high-resolution - Create poster-sized prints without losing a single detail.

  • 5x Wide Angle (26mm) Optical Zoom.

  • 3-inch LCD Screen.

  • One Touch HD Movie.

  • Magic Art Filters. Joining, Pop Art, Pin Hole, Drawing, Fish Eye, and Soft Focus ISO Sensitivity (Max): 1600.

  • RRP $149.
  • $300 - $400 - PX Compact

  • Waterproof (3m), shockproof (1.5m), dust/dirt/sand-proof.

  • Dedicated movie button.

  • Independent lever-style flash dial for quick and easy operation.

  • Premium shooting modes incl. a unique 'auction' mode, which enables you to take three Images and combine them into one single image, ideal for sites like eBay.

  • Creative shooting modes incl. toy camera and miniaturise (among others).

  • coloured silicon sleeves for added protection, grip and style.

  • 5 x wide zoom lens (10x equivalent with super-resolution technology).

  • RRP $299.
  • $500 - $700 Nikon P300 Compact

    Features a fast f/1.8 lens.

  • 4.2 x wide angle zoom lens with built in lens-shift vibration reduction.

  • Full HD video recording.

  • PASM shooting modes.

  • RRP $499.
  • $800 - $1000: Lumix DMC-GF3 Micro Four Thirds

  • Downsized by almost 20 percent over last version.

  • The camera offers the intuitive touch-control shooting.

  • World's smallest and lightest Interchangeable Lens System Camera.

  • A redesigned shutter offers consecutive shooting up to 3.8 frames per second.

  • Designed for low light environments.

  • Touch-control operations. For example, Touch-Scroll Playback allows the photographer to scroll through images by sliding a finger across the LCD.

  • 1920 x 1080 Full-HD AVCHD high quality video recording.

  • RRP: Between $899-$999 depending on options.

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