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10-12 Megapixel Digital Cameras

Lower resolution does not dictate the worst cameras, and in fact many of the compact cameras on this list are among the best money can buy. Most of the very good prosumer cameras, like the Canon S100, Olympus XZ-1, Fujifilm X10, and newly announced Canon G1 X, have stayed in this range. Compact cameras use much smaller sensors than their mirrorless or DSLR counterparts, which generally means more tightly packed photosites and a worse signal-to-noise ratio. Rather than continue the megapixel race, these models have opted for the best image quality possible throughout the ISO range while still outputting files with enough resolution for an 11x14 inch print. If you're just looking for a point and shoot, there are also a number of still-competitive 12 megapixel backside-illuminated CMOS sensors that are worth a look.

DSLRs and mirrorless cameras have, for the most part, moved on from this segment into the land of higher resolutions. Still, there are plenty of very good bargains (check out the Pentax k-r and Canon xsi) to be found, as well as the first crop of 10 megapixel CCD sensors that still can't be beat for clean blue skies at low ISO (think Nikon D200, Nikon D60, Pentax K10d). Nikon also has the relatively recent J1 and V1, which have smaller sensors than a 4/3 camera but are still quite impressive.

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10-12 Megapixel Digital Cameras
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Nikon COOLPIX P7800
Nikon COOLPIX P7800

Ranked 12th of 34 in Advanced Compact Digital Cameras

Viewfinder-lovers, rejoice--Nikon has released an update to their strong... more »

12.2 megapixel 1/1.7" BSI CMOS sensor; Expeed C2 Image Processor; 7.1x optical zoom; Vari-Angle LCD; Electronic Viewfinder; Full HD Video (30 fps); Image Stabilization; Manual controls; RAW; Fast f/2 ma...

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Starting at $479.99
from 3 stores
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Nikon COOLPIX P340
Nikon COOLPIX P340

Ranked 13th of 34 in Advanced Compact Digital Cameras

Look out, compact cameras, the Nikon P340 has big specs for a little pri... more »

12.2 megapixel 1/1.7 inch CMOS sensor; Maximum aperture f1.8-5.6; Maximum shutter speed 1/4000; 10 fps burst mode; 5x optical zoom; Contrast-detect autofocus; Macro mode focuses as close as .8 inches f...

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Nikon Coolpix S9100
Nikon Coolpix S9100

Ranked 12th of 37 in Travel Zoom Digital Cameras

The S9100 is Nikon's latest flagship compact zoom, packing huge 18x lens... more »

12.1 megapixels; BSI CMOS sensor; 18x optical zoom; 25mm wide-angle; Optical image stabilization; Max aperture f/3.5; EXPEED C2 processor; 3-inch LCD, 921k pixels; 1080p HD video, 30fps; 9.5fps burst sh...

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Starting at $279.99
from 4 stores
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Nikon 1 V1
Nikon 1 V1

Ranked 33rd of 51 in Mirrorless Digital Cameras

Nikon's entry into the mirrorless field, the V1 accompanies the J1 as ... more »

10.1 megapixel CX CMOS sensor; 1080p HD video with stereo sound; 3-inch LCD screen; Electronic viewfinder; Optical image stabilization; 10 fps continuous burst; RAW capture; Manual modes; Lithium-ion ba...

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Starting at $474.00
from 3 stores
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Nikon D90
Nikon D90

Ranked 18th of 30 in Consumer dSLR

The Nikon D90 is getting on in years, but it's still one of the best dSL... more »

12.3 megapixel Nikon DX CMOS sensor; D-Movie mode (with 720-HD resolution); 3-inch Live View LCD; Secure Digital memory storage; HDMI output

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Starting at $857.98
from 4 stores
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Nikon COOLPIX P330
Nikon COOLPIX P330

Ranked 20th of 34 in Advanced Compact Digital Cameras

Interestingly, Nikon lowered the number of megapixels in the P330 from t... more »

12.2 megapixels; 1/1.7 image sensor; F/1.8 lens; 5x optical zoom; Wi-Fi capable with WU-1a adapter (not included); 1080p HD video with stereo sound; RAW (NRW) capability

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Starting at $327.74
from 2 stores
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Nikon Coolpix S4000
Nikon Coolpix S4000

Ranked 11th of 28 in Ultra Compact Digital Cameras

The S4000 sports the most intuitive touchscreen interface we've seen on ... more »

12 megapixels; 4x optical zoom; 4-way image stabilization; 3-inch touchscreen LCD monitor; 720p HD video (30 fps); Captures to SD/SDHC memory cards; Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries

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Starting at $122.88
from 5 stores
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Nikon Coolpix P300
Nikon Coolpix P300

Ranked 21st of 53 in Point and Shoot Digital Cameras

Nikon's P300 looks like a great compact camera, with enough power and co... more »

12.1 megapixels; BSI CMOS sensor; 4.2x optical zoom; 24mm wide-angle; Optical image stabilization; Max aperture f/1.8; EXPEED C2 processor; 3-inch LCD, 921k pixels; 1080p HD video, 30fps; 8fps burst sho...

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Starting at $315.99
from 2 stores
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Nikon 1 J1
Nikon 1 J1

Ranked 40th of 51 in Mirrorless Digital Cameras

Nikon's entry into the mirrorless field, the J1 accompanies the V1 as co... more »

10.1 megapixel CX CMOS sensor; 1080p HD video with stereo sound; 3-inch LCD screen; Optical image stabilization; 10 fps continuous burst; RAW capture; Manual modes; Lithium-ion battery

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Starting at $204.88
from 8 stores
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Nikon 1 J2
Nikon 1 J2

Ranked 47th of 51 in Mirrorless Digital Cameras

Nikon has announced a modest upgrade to their popular J1 in the J2. more »

10.1 megapixel CX CMOS sensor; 1080/60p HD video with stereo sound; 3-inch 921,000 dot LCD screen; Optical image stabilization; 10 fps continuous burst; RAW capture; Manual modes; Lithium-ion battery

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Starting at $399.00
from 3 stores
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