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5 Best Award Winning Cameras in the UK - February 2020

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Updated 23 January 2020
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5 best award winning cameras 2020

What Award Winning Camera to Buy in February 2020?

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Pentax K-5 Nikon D3000 Canon IXUS 117 HS Olympus PEN E-PL1 Fujifilm FinePix JX350
Pentax K-5 Nikon D3000 Canon IXUS 117 HS Olympus PEN E-PL1 Fujifilm FinePix JX350
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16.3MP
4928 X 3264
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
FULL HD VIDEO
RESOLUTION
3.5
MINIMUM
51,200
MAXIMUM ISO
SPEED
1s
CAMERA
10.2MP
3872 X 2592
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
3x
OPTICAL ZOOM
3.5
MINIMUM
3,200
MAXIMUM ISO
1s
CAMERA
12.1MP
4000 X 3000
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
4x
OPTICAL ZOOM
FULL HD VIDEO
RESOLUTION
1s
CAMERA
12.3MP
4032 X 3024
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
1280 X 720
PIXELS VIDEO
RESOLUTION
3.5
MINIMUM
3,200
MAXIMUM ISO
1s
CAMERA
16MP
4608 X 3440
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
5x
OPTICAL ZOOM
1280 X 720
PIXELS VIDEO
RESOLUTION
2.6
MINIMUM
93
Reviews
71 Reviews + 12 Awards
83
Features
Fully-Featured
71
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
61
Value for Money
Good
67
Age
9 Years Old
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good
92
Reviews
106 Reviews + 12 Awards
74
Features
Good Features
72
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
67
Age
9 Years Old
74
Kagoo Score
Very Good
85
Brand Rating
Excellent Brand
72
Features
Good Features
71
Value for Money
Good
67
Age
8 Years Old
74
Kagoo Score
Very Good
92
Reviews
130 Reviews + 17 Awards
69
Features
Good Features
72
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
67
Age
10 Years Old
73
Kagoo Score
Very Good
83
Reviews
29 Reviews
74
Features
Good Features
69
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
77
Value for Money
Very Good
67
Age
8 Years Old
76
Kagoo Score
Very Good
A multi award winning and fully featured 660g camera, with an Editor's Choice award from three expert review websites and 9 further awards from other expert sites. It does not have an image stabiliser, supports Full HD video, has a built-in flash and is dustproof. Purchasers report that it has a brilliant picture resolution, it produces very good images but bad for video recording. A good spec and multi award winning 485g camera, with an Editor's Choice award from four expert review websites and 8 further awards from other expert sites. It has a built-in flash and an optical zoom of, does not have an image stabiliser and supports Wi-Fi. Multiple reviews mentioned that this camera has outstanding instructions, it's really able to produce good images but bad for video recording. A good value for money and good spec 4x optical zoom camera. It has an image stabiliser, a maximum video resolution of 1920x1080 pixels and a display diagonal of 3" and supports Full HD video. A multi award winning and good spec 296g camera, with an Editor's Choice award from one expert review website and 16 further awards from other expert sites. Multiple reviews mentioned that it produces good images, compact but it has a bad screen. A bargain price and classic 5x optical zoom digital camera, good for everyday photography. Our review analysis indicates that this digital camera isable to produce good images, very easy to use and compact.
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18 Reasons For
Higher Megapixels
Dustproof
Full HD Video
1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Pixels Video Resolution
Higher Video Resolution
10% Larger Display Diagonal
4% Wider Field of View
HDMI
980 Battery Life
Built-in Flash
Better Kagoo Score
Better Expert Reviews
A Bit Better Overall Reviews
18 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score
A Better Size
Has Useful Technical Features
Has a Better Screen or Viewfinder
Produces Better Quality Photos
10 Reasons For
Higher Still Image Resolution
10% Larger Display Diagonal
Wi-Fi
Built-in Flash
A Little Better User Reviews
8 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score
More Reasonably Priced
Easier to Use
Has a Better Lens That Was Good
Better for Landscape Photography
4 Reasons For
Full HD Video
1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Pixels Video Resolution
Larger Display Diagonal
Better Brand
8 Reasons For
Twice As Big Image Sensor Size
Wider Field of View
HDMI
49% Higher Maximum Playback Zoom
Built-in Flash
17 More Awards
15 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score
Better for Video Capture
7 Reasons For
83% Lighter
A Lot Bigger Digital Zoom
34% Larger Maximum Memory Card Size
Built-in Flash
Lighter
£95 Cheaper
Three Months Newer
10 Reasons Against
547g Heavier
Lower Still Image Resolution
More Expensive by £1,637
Older by Nine Months
Five Less Awards
Worse Brand
3 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score
Harder to Use
Has a Worse Lens
Took Good Videos
21 Reasons Against
372g Heavier
Lower Megapixels
87% Smaller Digital Zoom
Vastly Lower Maximum ISO Sensitivity
Lower Display Resolution
Does Not Have an HDMI
Does Not Have a GPS
Lower Maximum Playback Zoom
Only 500 Battery Life
Worse Kagoo Score
Not Currently Available
Older by Over One Year
Five Less Awards
Expert Review Rating is Worse
Overall Review Rating is a Little Worse
Worse Brand
23 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score
A Worse Size
Worse Well Designed Technical Features
Produces Worse Quality Pictures
Worse for Video Capture
10 Reasons Against
A Lot Heavier
26% Lower Megapixels
Only 1/2 to 1/2.5" (1/2.3)" Image Sensor Size
4 Times Lower Still Image Resolution
Smaller Digital Zoom
691,000 Pixels Lower Display Resolution
29% Lower Maximum Playback Zoom
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by £95
Older by Three Months
29 Reasons Against
A Lot Heavier
4MP Lower Megapixels
Lower Still Image Resolution
Smaller Digital Zoom
Vastly Lower Maximum ISO Sensitivity
Does Not Support Full HD Video
Lower Video Resolution
Half As High Video Resolution
A Lot Smaller Maximum Memory Card Size
Smaller Display Diagonal
Lower Display Resolution
Does Not Have a GPS
Only 290 Battery Life
Does Not Support Wi-Fi
Does Not Feature Bluetooth
0.19kg Heavier
Worse Kagoo Score
Not Currently Available
Older by Over One Year
Expert Review Rating is Worse
User Review Rating is Slightly Worse
Worse Brand
20 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score
Has a Worse Price
A Worse Size
Harder to Use
Has a Worse Lens That Was Good
Has a Worse Screen or Viewfinder
Took Good Quality Photos
18 Reasons Against
0.3MP Lower Megapixels
Smaller Image Sensor Size
Only 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Still Image Resolution
48,000 Lower Maximum ISO Sensitivity
Does Not Support Full HD Video
Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Pixels Video Resolution
Lower Video Resolution
Marginally Smaller Display Diagonal
Marginally Narrower Field of View
Vastly Lower Display Resolution
Does Not Have a GPS
800 Less Battery Life
Worse Kagoo Score
Significantly Lower Expert Review Score
Appreciably Lower User Review Score
Worse Brand
Worse Parentesis.com Review Score
Took Good Photos
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Pentax K-5

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Pentax K-5
16.3MP
4928 X 3264
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
FULL HD VIDEO
RESOLUTION
3.5
MINIMUM
51,200
MAXIMUM ISO
SPEED
1s
CAMERA
660g
3"
SCREEN

The Pentax K-5 has a Kagoo Score of 77. However with a price tag of £1,682.28 this digital camera is very expensive. For further details check out our full review of the Pentax K-5 or read our article on whether you should buy a Pentax digital camera.

Features We Love:
High megapixels (16.3MP)
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution (1920x1080 pixels)
Wide range of minimum aperture numbers depending on lens used
High maximum ISO sensitivity (51,200)

A multi award winning and fully featured 660g camera, with an Editor's Choice award from three expert review websites and 9 further awards from other expert sites. It does not have an image stabiliser, supports Full HD video, has a built-in flash and is dustproof. Purchasers report that it has a brilliant picture resolution, it produces very good images but bad for video recording.

93
Reviews
71 Reviews + 12 Awards
83
Features
Fully-Featured
71
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
61
Value for Money
Good
67
Age
9 Years Old
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Multiple reviews mentioned that Pentax K-5 has great expert reviews with an average expert rating of 86%, based on 71 reviews. Pentax K-5 has received 12 awards including an "Editor's Choice" award from Digicam Buyer.co.uk plus two other sites and a "Gold" award from What Digital Camera plus one other site.

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01net.com 5 Star
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18 Reasons For for Choosing the Pentax K-5

Higher Megapixels

The Pentax K-5 is a 16.3 digital camera. That's 4MP higher than the Canon IXUS 117 HS and the Olympus PEN E-PL1 (12.3MP), 0.3MP higher than the Fujifilm FinePix JX350 (16MP) and 6.1MP higher than the Nikon D3000 (10.2MP). More ...

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Dustproof

The Pentax K-5 is a dustproof digital camera, but the Canon IXUS 117 HS, the Fujifilm FinePix JX350, the Nikon D3000 and the Olympus PEN E-PL1 are not. More ...

A dustproof digital camera is one that is resistant to dust, and is sealed so that dust and sand can't get into the lens or the mechanics.

A dustproof camera is excellent for shooting in very dry climates or dusty areas, and will prevent accidental damage that would stop a normal camera from working properly.

Full HD Video

The Pentax K-5 supports Full HD video (as does the Canon IXUS 117 HS), but the Fujifilm FinePix JX350, the Nikon D3000 and the Olympus PEN E-PL1 do not support this feature. More ...

Cameras with full HD video recording can capture video with a resolution of at least 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD video usually appears sharper as more pixels re being recorded.

1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Pixels Video Resolution

The Pentax K-5 has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels pixels (as is the Canon IXUS 117 HS), whereas the Fujifilm FinePix JX350 and the Olympus PEN E-PL1 have a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. We do not know what type of maximum video resolution the Nikon D3000 have. More ...

'Maximum video resolution' measures the largest possible video that the digital camera is able to record.

A larger video resolution means the camera can shoot videos that will be sharper, more detailed and have more clarity.

Higher Video Resolution

The best video resolution supported by the Pentax K-5 is 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels pixels which is also supported by the Canon IXUS 117 HS. But the best video resolution supported by the Fujifilm FinePix JX350 and the Olympus PEN E-PL1 is 1280 x 720 pixels (half as high video resolution). We do not know what types of video resolution the Nikon D3000 support. More ...

The Pentax K-5 also supports 1280 x 720 pixels and 640 x 480 pixels video resolutions.

The video resolution is the size of the image that the camera can record in video mode. It is measured in pixels where the first value is the number of horizontal pixels and the second value is the number of vertical pixels.

A higher video resolution will be noticeable when playing back videos on HD televisions. The video will appear sharper and more life like. Recording video at a higher resolution will fill your memory card more quickly though.

10% Larger Display Diagonal

The Pentax K-5 is a 3 screen digital camera, and so do the Canon IXUS 117 HS and the Nikon D3000. That's 0.3" larger than the Fujifilm FinePix JX350 and the Olympus PEN E-PL1 (2.7"). More ...

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

4% Wider Field of View

The Pentax K-5 is a 100 field of view digital camera, and so does the Olympus PEN E-PL1. That's 4% wider than the Fujifilm FinePix JX350 (96%). More ...

'Field of View' denotes the angles at which the display on a digital camera can be effectively viewed, and all the information clearly read.

Wider field of views mean that you can use the display at a greater variety of angles. Conversely a very small field of view means that you have to hold the device almost directly in front of you in order to view the display.

HDMI

The Pentax K-5 has an HDMI (as does the Olympus PEN E-PL1), but the Canon IXUS 117 HS, the Fujifilm FinePix JX350 and the Nikon D3000 do not have this feature. More ...

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

980 Battery Life

The number of battery life on the Pentax K-5 is 980, but the Fujifilm FinePix JX350 only takes 180 battery life, the Nikon D3000 only takes 500 battery life and the Olympus PEN E-PL1 only takes 290 battery life. More ...

We do not know the number of battery life taken by the Canon IXUS 117 HS. It is possible that it does not take any battery life.

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Built-in Flash

The Pentax K-5 has a built-in flash, and so do the Fujifilm FinePix JX350, the Nikon D3000 and the Olympus PEN E-PL1, whereas the Canon IXUS 117 HS does not. More ...

Cameras with a built in flash illuminate the subject in low light conditions. A flash can also be used to place more emphasis on the foreground or lighten dark shadows.

Cameras with a built in flash can take pictures in low light conditions. Since no external flash is required, cameras with a built in flash are smaller and easier to carry.

Better Kagoo Score

The Pentax K-5 has received a Kagoo Score of 77, however the Canon IXUS 117 HS scored 74, the Fujifilm FinePix JX350 scored 76, the Nikon D3000 scored 74 and the Olympus PEN E-PL1 scored 73.

Better Expert Reviews

The Pentax K-5 has an average expert review score of 86% based on 71 reviews, however the Fujifilm FinePix JX350 has an average rating of 60% (based on 2 reviews), the Nikon D3000 has an average rating of 80% (based on 93 reviews) and the Olympus PEN E-PL1 has an average rating of 80% (based on 110 reviews).

A Bit Better Overall Reviews

The Pentax K-5 has an average overall review score of 89% based on 71 reviews, however the Fujifilm FinePix JX350 has an average rating of 63% (based on 29 reviews), the Nikon D3000 has an average rating of 86% (based on 106 reviews) and the Olympus PEN E-PL1 has an average rating of 86% (based on 130 reviews).

18 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score

PC Mag, Mac World, Photoreview.com.au, CNET.co.uk, What Digital Camera, Digital Versus, Pocket Lint, Ephotozine, 01net.com, Les Numeriques.com, Digitalfoto.dk, Fotoguiden.se, Digitalfotoforalla.se, Kamerabild.se, Chip.de, CNET.de, Digitalkamera.de and Lydogbilde.no all gave the Pentax K-5 a better review score. More ...

PC Mag: Pentax K-5 = 70% vs Nikon D3000 = 60%

Mac World: Pentax K-5 = 80% vs Olympus PEN E-PL1 = 60%

Photoreview.com.au: Pentax K-5 = 90% vs Olympus PEN E-PL1 = 85%

CNET.co.uk: Pentax K-5 = 90% vs Nikon D3000 = 75%

What Digital Camera: Pentax K-5 = 90% vs Olympus PEN E-PL1 = 88%

Digital Versus: Pentax K-5 = 100% vs Olympus PEN E-PL1 = 80%

Pocket Lint: Pentax K-5 = 90% vs Olympus PEN E-PL1 = 80%

Ephotozine: Pentax K-5 = 100% vs Olympus PEN E-PL1 = 80%

01net.com: Pentax K-5 = 100% vs Nikon D3000 = 80%

Les Numeriques.com: Pentax K-5 = 100% vs Olympus PEN E-PL1 = 80%

Digitalfoto.dk: Pentax K-5 = 89% vs Olympus PEN E-PL1 = 81%

Fotoguiden.se: Pentax K-5 = 88% vs Olympus PEN E-PL1 = 58%

Digitalfotoforalla.se: Pentax K-5 = 89% vs Olympus PEN E-PL1 = 81%

Kamerabild.se: Pentax K-5 = 88% vs Olympus PEN E-PL1 = 56%

Chip.de: Pentax K-5 = 92% vs Olympus PEN E-PL1 = 79%

CNET.de: Pentax K-5 = 85% vs Olympus PEN E-PL1 = 74%

Digitalkamera.de: Pentax K-5 = 92% vs Olympus PEN E-PL1 = 89%

Lydogbilde.no: Pentax K-5 = 83% vs Olympus PEN E-PL1 = 67%
A Better Size

On average reviewers thought the Pentax K-5 was a better size. Several people thought that the Pentax K50 was a good body shape, was very compact and wasn't heavy and bulky.

Has Useful Technical Features

Our analysis of the Pentax K-5 reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Pentax K-5 has useful technical features. Several people thought that the Pentax K50 had brilliant features and had a powerful motor.

Has a Better Screen or Viewfinder

Our analysis of the Pentax K-5 reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Pentax K-5 has a better screen or viewfinder. Eight people thought that the Pentax K50 had a superb screen.

Produces Better Quality Photos

Our analysis of the Pentax K-5 reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Pentax K-5 produces better quality photos. More than 10 people thought that the Pentax K50 was very able to produce good images and several people thought that it also had an excellent picture resolution, picture quality and ISO range.

10 Reasons Against for Choosing the Pentax K-5

547g Heavier

The Pentax K-5 has a weight of 660, but the Canon IXUS 117 HS is a 581g digital camera (79g lighter), the Fujifilm FinePix JX350 is a 113g digital camera (547g lighter), the Nikon D3000 is a 485g digital camera (175g lighter) and the Olympus PEN E-PL1 is a 296g digital camera (364g lighter). More ...

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Lower Still Image Resolution

The Pentax K-5 supports a still image resolution of 1728 x 1152, whereas the Fujifilm FinePix JX350 supports a still image resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) and the Nikon D3000 supports a still image resolution of 2896 x 1944. More ...

Image resolution refers to the amount of pixels that make up an photo taken on a digital camera. It is measured as the width x the height of the image - so a 1280 x 720 resolution camera can take a photo that is 1280 pixels wide and 720 pixels tall.

Higher image resolutions mean that the photos are comprised of more pixels, which translate to more detailed and higher quality photos. Also, because they are larger photos, they can be displayed on larger screens or printed out at vastly increased sizes without losing detail.

More Expensive by £1,637

The Pentax K-5 is £1,542 more expensive than the Canon IXUS 117 HS and £1,637 more expensive than the Fujifilm FinePix JX350.

Older by Nine Months

The Pentax K-5 is six months older than the Canon IXUS 117 HS and nine months older than the Fujifilm FinePix JX350.

Five Less Awards

The Pentax K-5 has only received 12 awards, whereas the Olympus PEN E-PL1 has received 17 awards.

Worse Brand

Pentax digital cameras have an average rating of only 81.6%, whereas Canon has an average rating of 95%, Fujifilm has an average rating of 87.8% and Nikon has an average rating of 91.6%.

3 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score

Expert Reviews, DP Review and Testnumerique.fr all gave the Pentax K-5 a lower review score. More ...

Expert Reviews: Pentax K-5 = 60% vs Olympus PEN E-PL1 = 80%

DP Review: Pentax K-5 = 83% vs Nikon D3000 = 90%

Testnumerique.fr: Pentax K-5 = 80% vs Olympus PEN E-PL1 = 85%
Harder to Use

On average reviewers thought the Pentax K-5 was harder to use.

Has a Worse Lens

The Pentax K-5 reviewers thought the Pentax K-5 has a worse lens.

Took Good Videos

The Pentax K-5 reviewers thought the Pentax K-5 took good videos.

The Pentax K-5 is 132.08mm wide, 96.52mm tall, 73.66mm deep and weighs 660g.

Pentax K-5 front view

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10.2MP
3872 X 2592
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
3x
OPTICAL ZOOM
3.5
MINIMUM
3,200
MAXIMUM ISO
1s
CAMERA
485g
1x
DIGITAL ZOOM
3"
SCREEN

The Nikon D3000 has a Kagoo Score of 74. With a price tag of £0.00 this digital camera is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Nikon D3000 or read our article on whether you should buy a Nikon digital camera.

Features We Love:
Over 90 Different Nikon Lenses Available
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Wide range of minimum aperture numbers depending on lens used
Optical image stabilisation may be available with some lenses
Supports Wi-Fi

A good spec and multi award winning 485g camera, with an Editor's Choice award from four expert review websites and 8 further awards from other expert sites. It has a built-in flash and an optical zoom of, does not have an image stabiliser and supports Wi-Fi. Multiple reviews mentioned that this camera has outstanding instructions, it's really able to produce good images but bad for video recording.

92
Reviews
106 Reviews + 12 Awards
74
Features
Good Features
72
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
67
Age
9 Years Old
74
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Owners report that Nikon D3000 has good expert reviews and great user reviews with an average overall rating of 86%, based on 106 reviews. Nikon D3000 has received 12 awards including an "Editor's Choice" award from Laptopmag.com plus three other sites and a "Recommended" award from Dinside.no/data plus three other sites. Looking across the entire Nikon camera range, the average reviews for all Nikon cameras are also excellent.

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Nikon D3000 DSLR Camera Unboxing
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Nikon D3000 Ameatur Test Shots
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10 Reasons For for Choosing the Nikon D3000

Higher Still Image Resolution

The Nikon D3000 supports a still image resolution of 2896 x 1944, whereas the Canon IXUS 117 HS supports a still image resolution of 1200 x 1200, the Fujifilm FinePix JX350 supports a still image resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD), the Olympus PEN E-PL1 supports a still image resolution of 1024 x 768 and the Pentax K-5 supports a still image resolution of 1728 x 1152. More ...

Image resolution refers to the amount of pixels that make up an photo taken on a digital camera. It is measured as the width x the height of the image - so a 1280 x 720 resolution camera can take a photo that is 1280 pixels wide and 720 pixels tall.

Higher image resolutions mean that the photos are comprised of more pixels, which translate to more detailed and higher quality photos. Also, because they are larger photos, they can be displayed on larger screens or printed out at vastly increased sizes without losing detail.

10% Larger Display Diagonal

The Nikon D3000 is a 3 screen digital camera, and so do the Canon IXUS 117 HS and the Pentax K-5. That's 0.3" larger than the Fujifilm FinePix JX350 and the Olympus PEN E-PL1 (2.7"). More ...

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Wi-Fi

The Nikon D3000 supports Wi-Fi, however the Canon IXUS 117 HS, the Fujifilm FinePix JX350, the Olympus PEN E-PL1 and the Pentax K-5 do not support this feature. More ...

WiFi connectivity allows you upload photos to your computer and the internet without connecting the camera to the computer with a cable.

WiFi connectivity makes it easier to upload your photos as you will not need a cable. Most cameras will also allow you to print photos via Wifi.

Built-in Flash

The Nikon D3000 has a built-in flash, and so do the Fujifilm FinePix JX350, the Olympus PEN E-PL1 and the Pentax K-5, whereas the Canon IXUS 117 HS does not. More ...

Cameras with a built in flash illuminate the subject in low light conditions. A flash can also be used to place more emphasis on the foreground or lighten dark shadows.

Cameras with a built in flash can take pictures in low light conditions. Since no external flash is required, cameras with a built in flash are smaller and easier to carry.

A Little Better User Reviews

The Nikon D3000 has an average user review score of 89% based on 13 reviews, however the Fujifilm FinePix JX350 has an average rating of 70% (based on 27 reviews) and the Olympus PEN E-PL1 has an average rating of 88% (based on 20 reviews).

8 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score

DP Review, Photoreview.com.au, Expert Reviews, Good Gear Guide.com.au, Testnumerique.fr, Erenumerique.fr, Betabuzz.de and Lydogbilde.no all gave the Nikon D3000 a better review score. More ...

DP Review: Nikon D3000 = 90% vs Pentax K-5 = 83%

Photoreview.com.au: Nikon D3000 = 90% vs Olympus PEN E-PL1 = 85%

Expert Reviews: Nikon D3000 = 80% vs Pentax K-5 = 60%

Good Gear Guide.com.au: Nikon D3000 = 80% vs Olympus PEN E-PL1 = 70%

Testnumerique.fr: Nikon D3000 = 90% vs Pentax K-5 = 80%

Erenumerique.fr: Nikon D3000 = 90% vs Olympus PEN E-PL1 = 80%

Betabuzz.de: Nikon D3000 = 77% vs Olympus PEN E-PL1 = 75%

Lydogbilde.no: Nikon D3000 = 83% vs Olympus PEN E-PL1 = 67%
More Reasonably Priced

Our analysis of the Nikon D3000 reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Nikon D3000 was more reasonably priced.

Easier to Use

Our analysis of the Nikon D3000 reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Nikon D3000 was easier to use. More than 10 people thought that it was very easy to use and several people thought that it also had excellent controls and had a good interface.

Has a Better Lens That Was Good

Our analysis of the Nikon D3000 reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Nikon D3000 has a better lens that was good. Over 10 people thought that it had a very good lens and nine people thought that it also had a brilliant autofocus.

Better for Landscape Photography

The Nikon D3000 is better for landscape photography than the Canon IXUS 117 HS. More ...

When ranking cameras for their ability to photograph landscapes, we’ve concentrated on a number of key attributes. The most important of these is optical zoom capability, since it allows you to take detailed photos of particular parts of the landscape from a long way away and still have them come out in good detail. Weight and battery life are also very important, since you may be carrying your camera with your for a long time while walking around - you want it to be light enough to not be a hassle, and with a good strong battery, so it doesn’t run out of juice mid-way through the trip! Finally we have taken into account several important factors, such as environmental protection (especially water and dust resistance) and whether the camera comes with GPS, in order to pin-point exactly where you took the photo for later reference.

The Nikon D3000 has an optical zoom of Depends on lens, has a weight of 485g and takes 500 Shots battery life.

21 Reasons Against for Choosing the Nikon D3000

372g Heavier

The Nikon D3000 has a weight of 485, but the Canon IXUS 117 HS is a 581g digital camera (96g heavier), the Fujifilm FinePix JX350 is a 113g digital camera (372g lighter), the Olympus PEN E-PL1 is a 296g digital camera (189g lighter) and the Pentax K-5 is a 660g digital camera (175g heavier). More ...

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Lower Megapixels

The Nikon D3000 is a 10.2 digital camera. That's 2.1MP lower than the Canon IXUS 117 HS and the Olympus PEN E-PL1 (12.3MP) and 6.1MP lower than the Fujifilm FinePix JX350 and the Pentax K-5 (16.3MP). More ...

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

87% Smaller Digital Zoom

The Nikon D3000 is a 1 digital zoom digital camera. That's 3x smaller than the Canon IXUS 117 HS (4x) and 6x smaller than the Fujifilm FinePix JX350 and the Olympus PEN E-PL1 (7x). More ...

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

Vastly Lower Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The Nikon D3000 has a maximum ISO sensitivity of 3, and so do the Fujifilm FinePix JX350 and the Olympus PEN E-PL1. That's 48,000 lower than the Pentax K-5 (51,200). More ...

ISO sensitivity denotes the sensitivity of your camera to available light. Modifying the sensitivity causes the camera to gather more or less light when forming an image. Higher sensitivity gathers more light, which means can lead to a sharper image in low-light conditions. However it may also lead to increased 'noise', meaning the ISO level must be carefully modified to get the best shot.

A higher maximum ISO sensitivity will allow you to take photos in lower light levels without using flash.

Lower Display Resolution

The Nikon D3000 is a 230 display resolution digital camera, and so do the Canon IXUS 117 HS, the Fujifilm FinePix JX350 and the Olympus PEN E-PL1. That's 691,000 pixels lower than the Pentax K-5 (921,000 Pixels). More ...

The display resolution on a display camera denotes how high detail the display is.

High resolutions on the display of your camera means that the photos you take will be shown in higher detail, allowing you to see them more clearly.

Does Not Have an HDMI

The Nikon D3000 does not have an HDMI, whereas the Canon IXUS 117 HS, the Fujifilm FinePix JX350, the Olympus PEN E-PL1 and the Pentax K-5 do. More ...

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

Does Not Have a GPS

The Nikon D3000 does not have a GPS (As do the the Fujifilm FinePix JX350 and the Olympus PEN E-PL1), however the Canon IXUS 117 HS and the Pentax K-5 have this feature. More ...

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

Lower Maximum Playback Zoom

The Nikon D3000 is a 1 maximum playback zoom digital camera. That's 9x lower than the Canon IXUS 117 HS (10x) and 13x lower than the Olympus PEN E-PL1 (14x). More ...

The 'playback zoom' attribute denotes how much you can enlarge photos and videos when viewing them on the cameras digital screen.

A larger playback zoom allows you to zoom in closer on details of your shots, allowing you to better analyse them and pick out any faults or issues before you transfer them to a computer.

Only 500 Battery Life

The number of battery life on the Nikon D3000 is 500, but the Pentax K-5 only takes 980 battery life. More ...

We do not know the number of battery life taken by the Canon IXUS 117 HS. It is possible that it does not take any battery life.

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Nikon D3000 has received a Kagoo Score of 74, however the Fujifilm FinePix JX350 scored 76 and the Pentax K-5 scored 77.

Not Currently Available

We couldn't find any retailers that are currently selling the product. More ...

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Older by Over One Year

The Nikon D3000 is 14 months older than the Canon IXUS 117 HS, 17 months older than the Fujifilm FinePix JX350 and eight months older than the Pentax K-5.

Five Less Awards

The Nikon D3000 has only received 12 awards, whereas the Olympus PEN E-PL1 has received 17 awards.

Expert Review Rating is Worse

The Nikon D3000's average expert score is 80%, however the Pentax K-5's is 86% (based on 71 reviews).

Overall Review Rating is a Little Worse

The Nikon D3000's average overall score is 86%, however the Pentax K-5's is 89% (based on 71 reviews).

Worse Brand

Nikon digital cameras have an average rating of only 91.6%, whereas Canon has an average rating of 95%.

23 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score

Pcauthority.com.au, Expert Reviews, Buy-n-shoot.com, G4tv.com, Digital Versus, Digitalcamerainfo.com, PC Mag, CNET.com, What Digital Camera, CNET.co.uk, Wired.co.uk, Pocket Lint, Ephotozine, Les Numeriques.com, 01net.com, Letsgodigital.org/nl/, Fotoguiden.se, Kamerabild.se, M3.idg.se, Parentesis.com, Letsgodigital.org/es/, Digitalkamera.de and Letsgodigital.orgde all gave the Nikon D3000 a lower review score. More ...

Pcauthority.com.au: Nikon D3000 = 67% vs Olympus PEN E-PL1 = 83%

Expert Reviews: Nikon D3000 = 60% vs Olympus PEN E-PL1 = 80%

Buy-n-shoot.com: Nikon D3000 = 80% vs Olympus PEN E-PL1 = 100%

G4tv.com: Nikon D3000 = 90% vs Olympus PEN E-PL1 = 100%

Digital Versus: Nikon D3000 = 80% vs Pentax K-5 = 100%

Digitalcamerainfo.com: Nikon D3000 = 76% vs Olympus PEN E-PL1 = 86%

PC Mag: Nikon D3000 = 60% vs Pentax K-5 = 70%

CNET.com: Nikon D3000 = 73% vs Olympus PEN E-PL1 = 74%

What Digital Camera: Nikon D3000 = 86% vs Pentax K-5 = 90%

CNET.co.uk: Nikon D3000 = 75% vs Pentax K-5 = 90%

Wired.co.uk: Nikon D3000 = 80% vs Olympus PEN E-PL1 = 90%

Pocket Lint: Nikon D3000 = 80% vs Pentax K-5 = 90%

Ephotozine: Nikon D3000 = 80% vs Pentax K-5 = 100%

Les Numeriques.com: Nikon D3000 = 60% vs Pentax K-5 = 100%

01net.com: Nikon D3000 = 80% vs Pentax K-5 = 100%

Letsgodigital.org/nl/: Nikon D3000 = 80% vs Olympus PEN E-PL1 = 83%

Fotoguiden.se: Nikon D3000 = 72% vs Pentax K-5 = 88%

Kamerabild.se: Nikon D3000 = 72% vs Pentax K-5 = 88%

M3.idg.se: Nikon D3000 = 70% vs Olympus PEN E-PL1 = 90%

Parentesis.com: Nikon D3000 = 60% vs Olympus PEN E-PL1 = 70%

Letsgodigital.org/es/: Nikon D3000 = 80% vs Olympus PEN E-PL1 = 83%

Digitalkamera.de: Nikon D3000 = 84% vs Pentax K-5 = 92%

Letsgodigital.orgde: Nikon D3000 = 80% vs Olympus PEN E-PL1 = 83%
A Worse Size

The Nikon D3000 reviewers thought the Nikon D3000 was a worse size.

Worse Well Designed Technical Features

The Nikon D3000 reviewers thought the Nikon D3000 was worse well designed technical features.

Produces Worse Quality Pictures

The Nikon D3000 reviewers thought the Nikon D3000 produces worse quality pictures.

Worse for Video Capture

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Nikon D3000 was worse for video capture.

Canon IXUS 117 HS

£139.97
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Canon IXUS 117 HS

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Canon IXUS 117 HS
12.1MP
4000 X 3000
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
4x
OPTICAL ZOOM
FULL HD VIDEO
RESOLUTION
1s
CAMERA
581g
4x
DIGITAL ZOOM
3"
SCREEN

The Canon IXUS 117 HS has a Kagoo Score of 74. With a price tag of £139.97 this digital camera is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Canon IXUS 117 HS or read our article on whether you should buy a Canon digital camera.

Features We Love:
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution (1920x1080 pixels)
Image stabiliser
Supports Full HD video
Large display diagonal (3")
4000 x 3000 still image resolution

A good value for money and good spec 4x optical zoom camera. It has an image stabiliser, a maximum video resolution of 1920x1080 pixels and a display diagonal of 3" and supports Full HD video.

72
Features
Good Features
71
Value for Money
Good
67
Age
8 Years Old
74
Kagoo Score
Very Good
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4 Reasons For for Choosing the Canon IXUS 117 HS

Full HD Video

The Canon IXUS 117 HS supports Full HD video (as does the Pentax K-5), whereas the Fujifilm FinePix JX350, the Nikon D3000 and the Olympus PEN E-PL1 do not support this feature. More ...

Cameras with full HD video recording can capture video with a resolution of at least 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD video usually appears sharper as more pixels re being recorded.

1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Pixels Video Resolution

The Canon IXUS 117 HS has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels pixels (as is the Pentax K-5), however the Fujifilm FinePix JX350 and the Olympus PEN E-PL1 have a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. We do not know what type of maximum video resolution the Nikon D3000 have. More ...

'Maximum video resolution' measures the largest possible video that the digital camera is able to record.

A larger video resolution means the camera can shoot videos that will be sharper, more detailed and have more clarity.

Larger Display Diagonal

The Canon IXUS 117 HS has a display diagonal of 3, and so do the Nikon D3000 and the Pentax K-5. That's 0.3" larger than the Fujifilm FinePix JX350 and the Olympus PEN E-PL1 (2.7"). More ...

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Better Brand

Canon digital cameras have an average rating of 95%, however Fujifilm only has an average rating of 87.8%, Nikon only has an average rating of 91.6%, Olympus only has an average rating of 81.2% and Pentax only has an average rating of 81.6%.

10 Reasons Against for Choosing the Canon IXUS 117 HS

A Lot Heavier

The Canon IXUS 117 HS has a weight of 581, whereas the Fujifilm FinePix JX350 is a 113g digital camera (468g lighter), the Nikon D3000 is a 485g digital camera (96g lighter), the Olympus PEN E-PL1 is a 296g digital camera (285g lighter) and the Pentax K-5 is a 660g digital camera (79g heavier). More ...

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

26% Lower Megapixels

The Canon IXUS 117 HS is a 12.1 digital camera. That's 4.2MP lower than the Fujifilm FinePix JX350 and the Pentax K-5 (16.3MP), 1.9MP higher than the Nikon D3000 (10.2MP) and 0.2MP lower than the Olympus PEN E-PL1 (12.3MP). More ...

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Only 1/2 to 1/2.5" (1/2.3)" Image Sensor Size

The Canon IXUS 117 HS has a 1/2 to 1/2.5" (1/2.3)" image sensor size (as is the Fujifilm FinePix JX350), but the Olympus PEN E-PL1 has a 4/3" image sensor size. We do not know what type of image sensor size the Nikon D3000 and the Pentax K-5 have. More ...

Optical sensor size is one of the most important factors affecting the image quality produced by a digital camera. Compact digital cameras have smaller optical sensors due to the reduced space available in the camera body. Digital SLRs and Mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras (MILCs) have large optical sensors to achieve maximum image quality.

A larger optical sensor produces better quality photographs. A 4/3" sensor size has a 2x crop factor compared to 35mm film, while a 1/4" sensor size is significantly smaller and will result in lower quality images.

4 Times Lower Still Image Resolution

The Canon IXUS 117 HS supports a still image resolution of 1200 x 1200, however the Fujifilm FinePix JX350 supports a still image resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD), the Nikon D3000 supports a still image resolution of 2896 x 1944 and the Pentax K-5 supports a still image resolution of 1728 x 1152. More ...

Image resolution refers to the amount of pixels that make up an photo taken on a digital camera. It is measured as the width x the height of the image - so a 1280 x 720 resolution camera can take a photo that is 1280 pixels wide and 720 pixels tall.

Higher image resolutions mean that the photos are comprised of more pixels, which translate to more detailed and higher quality photos. Also, because they are larger photos, they can be displayed on larger screens or printed out at vastly increased sizes without losing detail.

Smaller Digital Zoom

The Canon IXUS 117 HS is a 4 digital zoom digital camera. That's 3x smaller than the Fujifilm FinePix JX350 and the Olympus PEN E-PL1 (7x) and 3x bigger than the Nikon D3000 (1x). More ...

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

691,000 Pixels Lower Display Resolution

The Canon IXUS 117 HS is a 230 display resolution digital camera, and so do the Fujifilm FinePix JX350, the Nikon D3000 and the Olympus PEN E-PL1. That's 691,000 pixels lower than the Pentax K-5 (921,000 Pixels). More ...

The display resolution on a display camera denotes how high detail the display is.

High resolutions on the display of your camera means that the photos you take will be shown in higher detail, allowing you to see them more clearly.

29% Lower Maximum Playback Zoom

The Canon IXUS 117 HS is a 10 maximum playback zoom digital camera. That's 9x higher than the Nikon D3000 (1x) and 4x lower than the Olympus PEN E-PL1 (14x). More ...

The 'playback zoom' attribute denotes how much you can enlarge photos and videos when viewing them on the cameras digital screen.

A larger playback zoom allows you to zoom in closer on details of your shots, allowing you to better analyse them and pick out any faults or issues before you transfer them to a computer.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Canon IXUS 117 HS has received a Kagoo Score of 74, but the Fujifilm FinePix JX350 scored 76 and the Pentax K-5 scored 77.

More Expensive by £95

The Canon IXUS 117 HS is £95 more expensive than the Fujifilm FinePix JX350.

Older by Three Months

The Canon IXUS 117 HS is three months older than the Fujifilm FinePix JX350.

The Canon IXUS 117 HS is 93.1mm wide, 55.8mm tall, 19.9mm deep and weighs 581g.

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Olympus PEN E-PL1

Olympus PEN E-PL1

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Olympus PEN E-PL1
12.3MP
4032 X 3024
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
1280 X 720
PIXELS VIDEO
RESOLUTION
3.5
MINIMUM
3,200
MAXIMUM ISO
1s
CAMERA
296g
7x
DIGITAL ZOOM
2.7"
SCREEN

The Olympus PEN E-PL1 has a Kagoo Score of 73. With a price tag of £0.00 this digital camera is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Olympus PEN E-PL1 or read our article on whether you should buy a Olympus digital camera.

Features We Love:
Image stabiliser
ok minimum aperture number (3.5)
Built-in flash
HDMI
Big digital zoom (7x)

A multi award winning and good spec 296g camera, with an Editor's Choice award from one expert review website and 16 further awards from other expert sites. Multiple reviews mentioned that it produces good images, compact but it has a bad screen.

92
Reviews
130 Reviews + 17 Awards
69
Features
Good Features
72
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
67
Age
10 Years Old
73
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Multiple reviews mentioned that Olympus PEN E-PL1 has good expert reviews and very good user reviews with an average overall rating of 86%, based on 130 reviews. Olympus PEN E-PL1 has received 17 awards including a "Recommended" award from Dinside.no/data plus eight other sites and a "Highly Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com plus one other site.

DP Review Silver
What Digital Camera Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended
Trusted Reviews Recommended
letsgodigital.org/nl/ Recommended
Lydogbilde.no Especially Recommended
ljudochbild.se Especially Recommended
pcforalla.idg.se Good Choice
M3.idg.se Recommended
tipa.com Technical Image Press Association Award
01net.com 5 Star
focus-numerique.fr Recommended
theregister.co.uk Recommended
IT Reviews.com Recommended
CNET.co.uk Editor's Choice
buy-n-shoot.com Platinum
dinside.no/data Recommended

8 Reasons For for Choosing the Olympus PEN E-PL1

Twice As Big Image Sensor Size

The Olympus PEN E-PL1 has a 4/3" (4/3)" image sensor size, however the Canon IXUS 117 HS and the Fujifilm FinePix JX350 have a 1/2 to 1/2.5" image sensor size. We do not know what type of image sensor size the Nikon D3000 and the Pentax K-5 have. More ...

Optical sensor size is one of the most important factors affecting the image quality produced by a digital camera. Compact digital cameras have smaller optical sensors due to the reduced space available in the camera body. Digital SLRs and Mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras (MILCs) have large optical sensors to achieve maximum image quality.

A larger optical sensor produces better quality photographs. A 4/3" sensor size has a 2x crop factor compared to 35mm film, while a 1/4" sensor size is significantly smaller and will result in lower quality images.

Wider Field of View

The Olympus PEN E-PL1 is a 100 field of view digital camera, and so does the Pentax K-5. That's 4% wider than the Fujifilm FinePix JX350 (96%). More ...

'Field of View' denotes the angles at which the display on a digital camera can be effectively viewed, and all the information clearly read.

Wider field of views mean that you can use the display at a greater variety of angles. Conversely a very small field of view means that you have to hold the device almost directly in front of you in order to view the display.

HDMI

The Olympus PEN E-PL1 has an HDMI (as does the Pentax K-5), but the Canon IXUS 117 HS, the Fujifilm FinePix JX350 and the Nikon D3000 do not have this feature. More ...

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

49% Higher Maximum Playback Zoom

The Olympus PEN E-PL1 is a 14 maximum playback zoom digital camera. That's 4x higher than the Canon IXUS 117 HS (10x) and 13x higher than the Nikon D3000 (1x). More ...

The 'playback zoom' attribute denotes how much you can enlarge photos and videos when viewing them on the cameras digital screen.

A larger playback zoom allows you to zoom in closer on details of your shots, allowing you to better analyse them and pick out any faults or issues before you transfer them to a computer.

Built-in Flash

The Olympus PEN E-PL1 has a built-in flash, and so do the Fujifilm FinePix JX350, the Nikon D3000 and the Pentax K-5, whereas the Canon IXUS 117 HS does not. More ...

Cameras with a built in flash illuminate the subject in low light conditions. A flash can also be used to place more emphasis on the foreground or lighten dark shadows.

Cameras with a built in flash can take pictures in low light conditions. Since no external flash is required, cameras with a built in flash are smaller and easier to carry.

17 More Awards

The Olympus PEN E-PL1 has received 17 awards from expert review sites, whereas the Canon IXUS 117 HS has received no awards, the Fujifilm FinePix JX350 has received no awards, the Nikon D3000 has received 12 awards and the Pentax K-5 has received 12 awards.

15 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score

Buy-n-shoot.com, G4tv.com, Pcauthority.com.au, Digitalcamerainfo.com, CNET.co.uk, Expert Reviews, Wired.co.uk, CNET.com, PC Mag, 01net.com, Letsgodigital.org/nl/, M3.idg.se, Parentesis.com, Letsgodigital.org/es/ and Letsgodigital.orgde all gave the Olympus PEN E-PL1 a better review score. More ...

Buy-n-shoot.com: Olympus PEN E-PL1 = 100% vs Nikon D3000 = 80%

G4tv.com: Olympus PEN E-PL1 = 100% vs Nikon D3000 = 90%

Pcauthority.com.au: Olympus PEN E-PL1 = 83% vs Nikon D3000 = 67%

Digitalcamerainfo.com: Olympus PEN E-PL1 = 86% vs Nikon D3000 = 76%

CNET.co.uk: Olympus PEN E-PL1 = 90% vs Nikon D3000 = 75%

Expert Reviews: Olympus PEN E-PL1 = 80% vs Pentax K-5 = 60%

Wired.co.uk: Olympus PEN E-PL1 = 90% vs Nikon D3000 = 80%

CNET.com: Olympus PEN E-PL1 = 74% vs Nikon D3000 = 73%

PC Mag: Olympus PEN E-PL1 = 70% vs Nikon D3000 = 60%

01net.com: Olympus PEN E-PL1 = 100% vs Nikon D3000 = 80%

Letsgodigital.org/nl/: Olympus PEN E-PL1 = 83% vs Nikon D3000 = 80%

M3.idg.se: Olympus PEN E-PL1 = 90% vs Nikon D3000 = 70%

Parentesis.com: Olympus PEN E-PL1 = 70% vs Nikon D3000 = 60%

Letsgodigital.org/es/: Olympus PEN E-PL1 = 83% vs Nikon D3000 = 80%

Letsgodigital.orgde: Olympus PEN E-PL1 = 83% vs Nikon D3000 = 80%
Better for Video Capture

The Olympus PEN E-PL1 reviewers thought the Olympus PEN E-PL1 was better for video capture. More than 10 people thought that it was good for video recording.

29 Reasons Against for Choosing the Olympus PEN E-PL1

A Lot Heavier

The Olympus PEN E-PL1 has a weight of 296, but the Canon IXUS 117 HS is a 581g digital camera (285g heavier), the Fujifilm FinePix JX350 is a 113g digital camera (183g lighter), the Nikon D3000 is a 485g digital camera (189g heavier) and the Pentax K-5 is a 660g digital camera (364g heavier). More ...

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

4MP Lower Megapixels

The Olympus PEN E-PL1 is a 12.3 digital camera. That's 0.2MP higher than the Canon IXUS 117 HS (12.1MP), 4MP lower than the Fujifilm FinePix JX350 and the Pentax K-5 (16.3MP) and 2.1MP higher than the Nikon D3000 (10.2MP). More ...

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Lower Still Image Resolution

The Olympus PEN E-PL1 supports a still image resolution of 1024 x 768, whereas the Canon IXUS 117 HS supports a still image resolution of 1200 x 1200, the Fujifilm FinePix JX350 supports a still image resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD), the Nikon D3000 supports a still image resolution of 2896 x 1944 and the Pentax K-5 supports a still image resolution of 1728 x 1152. More ...

Image resolution refers to the amount of pixels that make up an photo taken on a digital camera. It is measured as the width x the height of the image - so a 1280 x 720 resolution camera can take a photo that is 1280 pixels wide and 720 pixels tall.

Higher image resolutions mean that the photos are comprised of more pixels, which translate to more detailed and higher quality photos. Also, because they are larger photos, they can be displayed on larger screens or printed out at vastly increased sizes without losing detail.

Smaller Digital Zoom

The Olympus PEN E-PL1 is a 7 digital zoom digital camera. That's 3x bigger than the Canon IXUS 117 HS (4x), 0.2x smaller than the Fujifilm FinePix JX350 (7.2x) and 6x bigger than the Nikon D3000 (1x). More ...

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

Vastly Lower Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The Olympus PEN E-PL1 has a maximum ISO sensitivity of 3, and so do the Fujifilm FinePix JX350 and the Nikon D3000. That's 48,000 lower than the Pentax K-5 (51,200). More ...

ISO sensitivity denotes the sensitivity of your camera to available light. Modifying the sensitivity causes the camera to gather more or less light when forming an image. Higher sensitivity gathers more light, which means can lead to a sharper image in low-light conditions. However it may also lead to increased 'noise', meaning the ISO level must be carefully modified to get the best shot.

A higher maximum ISO sensitivity will allow you to take photos in lower light levels without using flash.

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Olympus PEN E-PL1 does not support Full HD video (As does the the Fujifilm FinePix JX350), whereas the Canon IXUS 117 HS, the Nikon D3000 and the Pentax K-5 do. More ...

Cameras with full HD video recording can capture video with a resolution of at least 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD video usually appears sharper as more pixels re being recorded.

Lower Video Resolution

The Olympus PEN E-PL1 has a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels pixels (as is the Fujifilm FinePix JX350), whereas the Canon IXUS 117 HS and the Pentax K-5 have a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels. We do not know what type of maximum video resolution the Nikon D3000 have. More ...

'Maximum video resolution' measures the largest possible video that the digital camera is able to record.

A larger video resolution means the camera can shoot videos that will be sharper, more detailed and have more clarity.

Half As High Video Resolution

The best video resolution supported by the Olympus PEN E-PL1 is 1280 x 720 pixels pixels which is also supported by the Fujifilm FinePix JX350. But the best video resolution supported by the Canon IXUS 117 HS and the Pentax K-5 is 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels (twice as high video resolution). We do not know what types of video resolution the Nikon D3000 support. More ...

The Olympus PEN E-PL1 also supports a 640 x 480 pixels video resolution.

The video resolution is the size of the image that the camera can record in video mode. It is measured in pixels where the first value is the number of horizontal pixels and the second value is the number of vertical pixels.

A higher video resolution will be noticeable when playing back videos on HD televisions. The video will appear sharper and more life like. Recording video at a higher resolution will fill your memory card more quickly though.

A Lot Smaller Maximum Memory Card Size

The Olympus PEN E-PL1 has a maximum memory card size of 4, however the Fujifilm FinePix JX350 is an 8GB maximum memory card size digital camera (4GB larger). More ...

The maximum size of memory card that can be used in this digital camera. Different cameras are designed to take larger capacity cards, so a card that works in one camera may not necessarily work in another.

A digital camera with a larger memory card size means that you can potentially store more photos on the device at once.

Smaller Display Diagonal

The Olympus PEN E-PL1 is a 2.7 screen digital camera, and so does the Fujifilm FinePix JX350. That's 0.3" smaller than the Canon IXUS 117 HS, the Nikon D3000 and the Pentax K-5 (3"). More ...

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Lower Display Resolution

The Olympus PEN E-PL1 is a 230 display resolution digital camera, and so do the Canon IXUS 117 HS, the Fujifilm FinePix JX350 and the Nikon D3000. That's 691,000 pixels lower than the Pentax K-5 (921,000 Pixels). More ...

The display resolution on a display camera denotes how high detail the display is.

High resolutions on the display of your camera means that the photos you take will be shown in higher detail, allowing you to see them more clearly.

Does Not Have a GPS

The Olympus PEN E-PL1 does not have a GPS (As do the the Fujifilm FinePix JX350 and the Nikon D3000), however the Canon IXUS 117 HS and the Pentax K-5 have this feature. More ...

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

Only 290 Battery Life

The number of battery life on the Olympus PEN E-PL1 is 290, but the Nikon D3000 only takes 500 battery life and the Pentax K-5 only takes 980 battery life. More ...

We do not know the number of battery life taken by the Canon IXUS 117 HS. It is possible that it does not take any battery life.

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Olympus PEN E-PL1 does not support Wi-Fi, but the Canon IXUS 117 HS, the Fujifilm FinePix JX350, the Nikon D3000 and the Pentax K-5 do. More ...

WiFi connectivity allows you upload photos to your computer and the internet without connecting the camera to the computer with a cable.

WiFi connectivity makes it easier to upload your photos as you will not need a cable. Most cameras will also allow you to print photos via Wifi.

Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Olympus PEN E-PL1 does not feature bluetooth, whereas the Canon IXUS 117 HS, the Fujifilm FinePix JX350, the Nikon D3000 and the Pentax K-5 do. More ...

Bluetooth is a communication standard used to wirelessly transfer data between devices. In a digital camera, it is used to send photos between the camera and mobile phones and tablets, or to control external peripherals (such as flashes).

Bluetooth is a necessity to use certain modern camera peripherals, so without this tech you will be limited with what extras you can use.

0.19kg Heavier

The Olympus PEN E-PL1 is a 0.3 heavy digital camera, whereas the Fujifilm FinePix JX350 is a 0.11kg heavy digital camera (0.19kg lighter).

Worse Kagoo Score

The Olympus PEN E-PL1 has received a Kagoo Score of 73, however the Canon IXUS 117 HS scored 74, the Fujifilm FinePix JX350 scored 76, the Nikon D3000 scored 74 and the Pentax K-5 scored 77.

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Older by Over One Year

The Olympus PEN E-PL1 is 18 months older than the Canon IXUS 117 HS, 21 months older than the Fujifilm FinePix JX350, four months older than the Nikon D3000 and one year older than the Pentax K-5.

Expert Review Rating is Worse

The Olympus PEN E-PL1's average expert score is 80%, however the Pentax K-5's is 86% (based on 71 reviews).

User Review Rating is Slightly Worse

The Olympus PEN E-PL1's average user score is 88%, however the Nikon D3000's is 89% (based on 13 reviews).

Worse Brand

Olympus digital cameras have an average rating of only 81.2%, whereas Canon has an average rating of 95%, Fujifilm has an average rating of 87.8%, Nikon has an average rating of 91.6% and Pentax has an average rating of 81.6%.

20 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score

Mac World, DP Review, What Digital Camera, Good Gear Guide.com.au, Digital Versus, Pocket Lint, Photoreview.com.au, Ephotozine, Erenumerique.fr, Les Numeriques.com, Testnumerique.fr, Digitalfoto.dk, Digitalfotoforalla.se, Fotoguiden.se, Kamerabild.se, Betabuzz.de, Chip.de, Digitalkamera.de, CNET.de and Lydogbilde.no all gave the Olympus PEN E-PL1 a lower review score. More ...

Mac World: Olympus PEN E-PL1 = 60% vs Pentax K-5 = 80%

DP Review: Olympus PEN E-PL1 = 69% vs Pentax K-5 = 83%

What Digital Camera: Olympus PEN E-PL1 = 88% vs Pentax K-5 = 90%

Good Gear Guide.com.au: Olympus PEN E-PL1 = 70% vs Nikon D3000 = 80%

Digital Versus: Olympus PEN E-PL1 = 80% vs Pentax K-5 = 100%

Pocket Lint: Olympus PEN E-PL1 = 80% vs Pentax K-5 = 90%

Photoreview.com.au: Olympus PEN E-PL1 = 85% vs Pentax K-5 = 90%

Ephotozine: Olympus PEN E-PL1 = 80% vs Pentax K-5 = 100%

Erenumerique.fr: Olympus PEN E-PL1 = 80% vs Nikon D3000 = 90%

Les Numeriques.com: Olympus PEN E-PL1 = 80% vs Pentax K-5 = 100%

Testnumerique.fr: Olympus PEN E-PL1 = 85% vs Nikon D3000 = 90%

Digitalfoto.dk: Olympus PEN E-PL1 = 81% vs Pentax K-5 = 89%

Digitalfotoforalla.se: Olympus PEN E-PL1 = 82% vs Pentax K-5 = 89%

Fotoguiden.se: Olympus PEN E-PL1 = 58% vs Pentax K-5 = 88%

Kamerabild.se: Olympus PEN E-PL1 = 56% vs Pentax K-5 = 88%

Betabuzz.de: Olympus PEN E-PL1 = 75% vs Nikon D3000 = 77%

Chip.de: Olympus PEN E-PL1 = 79% vs Pentax K-5 = 92%

Digitalkamera.de: Olympus PEN E-PL1 = 89% vs Pentax K-5 = 92%

CNET.de: Olympus PEN E-PL1 = 74% vs Pentax K-5 = 85%

Lydogbilde.no: Olympus PEN E-PL1 = 67% vs Pentax K-5 = 83%
Has a Worse Price

The Olympus PEN E-PL1 reviewers thought the Olympus PEN E-PL1 has a worse price.

A Worse Size

On average reviewers thought the Olympus PEN E-PL1 was a worse size.

Harder to Use

On average reviewers thought the Olympus PEN E-PL1 was harder to use.

Has a Worse Lens That Was Good

Our analysis of the Olympus PEN E-PL1 reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Olympus PEN E-PL1 has a worse lens that was good.

Has a Worse Screen or Viewfinder

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Olympus PEN E-PL1 has a worse screen or viewfinder.

Took Good Quality Photos

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Olympus PEN E-PL1 took good quality photos.

Fujifilm FinePix JX350

£45.00
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Fujifilm FinePix JX350

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Fujifilm FinePix JX350
16MP
4608 X 3440
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
5x
OPTICAL ZOOM
1280 X 720
PIXELS VIDEO
RESOLUTION
2.6
MINIMUM
3,200
MAXIMUM ISO
1s
CAMERA
113g
7.2x
DIGITAL ZOOM
2.7"
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The Fujifilm FinePix JX350 has a Kagoo Score of 76. With a price tag of £45.00 this digital camera is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Fujifilm FinePix JX350 or read our article on whether you should buy a Fujifilm digital camera.

Features We Love:
ok optical zoom (5x)
ok minimum aperture number (2.6)
Image stabiliser
Very light (113g)
Built-in flash

A bargain price and classic 5x optical zoom digital camera, good for everyday photography. Our review analysis indicates that this digital camera isable to produce good images, very easy to use and compact.

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Reviews
29 Reviews
74
Features
Good Features
69
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
77
Value for Money
Very Good
67
Age
8 Years Old
76
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Our review analysis indicates that Fujifilm FinePix JX350 has below average expert reviews and ok user reviews with an average overall rating of 63%, based on 29 reviews.

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7 Reasons For for Choosing the Fujifilm FinePix JX350

83% Lighter

The Fujifilm FinePix JX350 is a 113 digital camera. That's 468g lighter than the Canon IXUS 117 HS (581g), 372g lighter than the Nikon D3000 (485g), 183g lighter than the Olympus PEN E-PL1 (296g) and 547g lighter than the Pentax K-5 (660g). More ...

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

A Lot Bigger Digital Zoom

The Fujifilm FinePix JX350 has a digital zoom of 7.2, whereas the Canon IXUS 117 HS is only a 4x digital zoom digital camera (3.2x smaller), the Nikon D3000 is only a 1x digital zoom digital camera (6.2x smaller) and the Olympus PEN E-PL1 is only a 7x digital zoom digital camera (0.2x smaller). More ...

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

34% Larger Maximum Memory Card Size

The Fujifilm FinePix JX350 is an 8 maximum memory card size digital camera. That's 4GB larger than the Olympus PEN E-PL1 (4GB). More ...

The maximum size of memory card that can be used in this digital camera. Different cameras are designed to take larger capacity cards, so a card that works in one camera may not necessarily work in another.

A digital camera with a larger memory card size means that you can potentially store more photos on the device at once.

Built-in Flash

The Fujifilm FinePix JX350 has a built-in flash (as do the Nikon D3000, the Olympus PEN E-PL1 and the Pentax K-5), but the Canon IXUS 117 HS does not have this feature. More ...

Cameras with a built in flash illuminate the subject in low light conditions. A flash can also be used to place more emphasis on the foreground or lighten dark shadows.

Cameras with a built in flash can take pictures in low light conditions. Since no external flash is required, cameras with a built in flash are smaller and easier to carry.

Lighter

Fujifilm FinePix JX350 is 0.11 heavy. That's 0.19kg lighter than the Olympus PEN E-PL1 (0.3kg).

£95 Cheaper

The Fujifilm FinePix JX350 is £94.97 cheaper than the Canon IXUS 117 HS and £1,637.28 cheaper than the Pentax K-5.

Three Months Newer

The Fujifilm FinePix JX350 is three months newer than the Canon IXUS 117 HS, 17 months newer than the Nikon D3000, 21 months newer than the Olympus PEN E-PL1 and nine months newer than the Pentax K-5

18 Reasons Against for Choosing the Fujifilm FinePix JX350

0.3MP Lower Megapixels

The Fujifilm FinePix JX350 has a megapixels of 16, but the Canon IXUS 117 HS and the Olympus PEN E-PL1 are both 12.3MP digital cameras (3.7MP lower), the Nikon D3000 is a 10.2MP digital camera (5.8MP lower) and the Pentax K-5 is a 16.3MP digital camera (0.3MP higher). More ...

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Smaller Image Sensor Size

The Fujifilm FinePix JX350 has a 1/2 to 1/2.5" (1/2.3)" image sensor size, and so is the Canon IXUS 117 HS, which is half as big image sensor size as the Olympus PEN E-PL1 (4/3"). We do not know what type of image sensor size the Nikon D3000 and the Pentax K-5 have. More ...

Optical sensor size is one of the most important factors affecting the image quality produced by a digital camera. Compact digital cameras have smaller optical sensors due to the reduced space available in the camera body. Digital SLRs and Mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras (MILCs) have large optical sensors to achieve maximum image quality.

A larger optical sensor produces better quality photographs. A 4/3" sensor size has a 2x crop factor compared to 35mm film, while a 1/4" sensor size is significantly smaller and will result in lower quality images.

Only 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Still Image Resolution

The Fujifilm FinePix JX350 supports a still image resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD), which is 3 times lower still image resolution as the Nikon D3000 (2896 x 1944). More ...

Image resolution refers to the amount of pixels that make up an photo taken on a digital camera. It is measured as the width x the height of the image - so a 1280 x 720 resolution camera can take a photo that is 1280 pixels wide and 720 pixels tall.

Higher image resolutions mean that the photos are comprised of more pixels, which translate to more detailed and higher quality photos. Also, because they are larger photos, they can be displayed on larger screens or printed out at vastly increased sizes without losing detail.

48,000 Lower Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The Fujifilm FinePix JX350 is a 3 maximum ISO speed digital camera (as do the Nikon D3000 and the Olympus PEN E-PL1), whereas the Pentax K-5 is a 51,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (48,000 higher). More ...

ISO sensitivity denotes the sensitivity of your camera to available light. Modifying the sensitivity causes the camera to gather more or less light when forming an image. Higher sensitivity gathers more light, which means can lead to a sharper image in low-light conditions. However it may also lead to increased 'noise', meaning the ISO level must be carefully modified to get the best shot.

A higher maximum ISO sensitivity will allow you to take photos in lower light levels without using flash.

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Fujifilm FinePix JX350 does not support Full HD video (As does the the Olympus PEN E-PL1), but the Canon IXUS 117 HS, the Nikon D3000 and the Pentax K-5 support this feature. More ...

Cameras with full HD video recording can capture video with a resolution of at least 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD video usually appears sharper as more pixels re being recorded.

Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Pixels Video Resolution

The Fujifilm FinePix JX350 has a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels pixels, and so is the Olympus PEN E-PL1, which is half as high video resolution as the Canon IXUS 117 HS and the Pentax K-5 (1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels). We do not know what type of maximum video resolution the Nikon D3000 have. More ...

'Maximum video resolution' measures the largest possible video that the digital camera is able to record.

A larger video resolution means the camera can shoot videos that will be sharper, more detailed and have more clarity.

Lower Video Resolution

The best video resolution supported by the Fujifilm FinePix JX350 is 1280 x 720 pixels pixels which is also supported by the Olympus PEN E-PL1. However the best video resolution supported by the Canon IXUS 117 HS and the Pentax K-5 is 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels (twice as high video resolution). We do not know what types of video resolution the Nikon D3000 support. More ...

The Fujifilm FinePix JX350 also supports 640 x 480 pixels and 320 x 240 pixels video resolutions.

The video resolution is the size of the image that the camera can record in video mode. It is measured in pixels where the first value is the number of horizontal pixels and the second value is the number of vertical pixels.

A higher video resolution will be noticeable when playing back videos on HD televisions. The video will appear sharper and more life like. Recording video at a higher resolution will fill your memory card more quickly though.

Marginally Smaller Display Diagonal

Fujifilm FinePix JX350 is only 2.7 screen (as does the Olympus PEN E-PL1), but the Canon IXUS 117 HS, the Nikon D3000 and the Pentax K-5 are all 3" screen digital cameras (0.3" larger). More ...

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Marginally Narrower Field of View

The Fujifilm FinePix JX350 has a field of view of 96, however the Olympus PEN E-PL1 and the Pentax K-5 are both 100% field of view digital cameras (4% wider). More ...

'Field of View' denotes the angles at which the display on a digital camera can be effectively viewed, and all the information clearly read.

Wider field of views mean that you can use the display at a greater variety of angles. Conversely a very small field of view means that you have to hold the device almost directly in front of you in order to view the display.

Vastly Lower Display Resolution

The Fujifilm FinePix JX350 has a display resolution of 230 (as do the Canon IXUS 117 HS, the Nikon D3000 and the Olympus PEN E-PL1), however the Pentax K-5 is a 921,000 Pixels display resolution digital camera (691,000 pixels higher). More ...

The display resolution on a display camera denotes how high detail the display is.

High resolutions on the display of your camera means that the photos you take will be shown in higher detail, allowing you to see them more clearly.

Does Not Have a GPS

The Fujifilm FinePix JX350 does not have a GPS (As do the the Nikon D3000 and the Olympus PEN E-PL1), whereas the Canon IXUS 117 HS and the Pentax K-5 do. More ...

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

800 Less Battery Life

The Fujifilm FinePix JX350 takes 180 battery life, however the Nikon D3000 only takes 500 battery life, the Olympus PEN E-PL1 only takes 290 battery life and the Pentax K-5 only takes 980 battery life. More ...

We do not know the number of battery life taken by the Canon IXUS 117 HS. It is possible that it does not take any battery life.

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Fujifilm FinePix JX350 has received a Kagoo Score of 76, whereas the Pentax K-5 scored 77.

Significantly Lower Expert Review Score

The average expert rating of the Fujifilm FinePix JX350 is only 60%, whereas the average expert rating of the Nikon D3000 is 80% (based on 93 reviews), the Olympus PEN E-PL1 is 80% (based on 110 reviews) and the Pentax K-5 is 86% (based on 71 reviews).

Appreciably Lower User Review Score

The average user rating of the Fujifilm FinePix JX350 is only 70%, whereas the average user rating of the Nikon D3000 is 89% (based on 13 reviews) and the Olympus PEN E-PL1 is 88% (based on 20 reviews).

Worse Brand

Fujifilm digital cameras have an average rating of only 87.8%, but Canon has an average rating of 95% and Nikon has an average rating of 91.6%.

Worse Parentesis.com Review Score

Parentesis.com's review score for the Fujifilm FinePix JX350 was only 60%, but the Olympus PEN E-PL1's rating was 70%.

Took Good Photos

The Fujifilm FinePix JX350 reviewers thought the Fujifilm FinePix JX350 took good photos.

The Fujifilm FinePix JX350 is 94mm wide, 55.7mm tall, 23.7mm deep and weighs 0.113kg.

Fujifilm FinePix JX350 front view

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