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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Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GF2

The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GF2 is a great camera for any type of user. It's well built, easy to use and it can take sharp and vibrant images. It's one of a growing number of cameras on the Australian market with a touchscreen. You can only not only use it to navigate menus, but also to quickly set focus points and even to take photos without pressing the shutter button.

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  • 1st Feb., 2011
  • Elias Plastiras
  • Panasonic
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  • Pros:
  • Small size, clear and vibrant image quality, excellent focusing, useful touchscreen, sturdy build quality
  • Cons:
  • Video quality not great, noticeable blemishes above ISO 800, longest open shutter time in 60sec
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