Best cameras with touchscreens

We round up some of the best touchscreen digital cameras on the Australian market

Touchscreens are becoming more prevalent in digital cameras on the Australian marketplace as they offer a new way to interact with menu systems and in some cases direct camera functions (such as the shutter).

The first cameras on the market to use a touchscreen were a little hit and miss, but over the last year the technology has improved and the user experience has gotten better. Panasonic's touchscreen cameras, for example, allow you to control the focus point in your shots simply by tapping anywhere on the screen. If you want, you can also tap the screen to take the picture, rather than pressing down on the shutter.

In this roundup we've gathered all the touchscreen cameras we've reviewed over the last year so that you can see what's available and how each camera's quality and features compare. There are models from Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, Samsung and Sony.

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Nikon COOLPIX S1100pj

It may not be the most practical digital camera, but if you're a gadget nut then Nikon's COOLPIX S1100pj is almost a must-have item. It's not without its drawbacks, but it'll definitely make your friends 'ooh' and 'ahh' when you use the integrated projector to display the photos you took of them, and its overall picture quality is quite good.

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  • 7th Oct., 2010
  • Elias Plastiras
  • Nikon
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  • Pros:
  • Reasonably clear picture quality, good high ISO performance, built-in projector will wow your friends
  • Cons:
  • Built-in projector will drain the battery quickly, touchscreen is awkward to use, noticeable chromatic aberration, lens position is awkward

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