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Norcent DSC-1050


$179.00 Released January, 2008

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Inexpensive. Lightweight. Decent number of features.

The Cons:Battery life isn't the best. Autofocus can be finicky.

The Norcent DSC-1050 is a budget priced digital camera that offers features usually found in more expensive offerings. The standout features for this price range is the 10 megapixel sensor, and the face tracking capabilities.

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Product Shot 2 Alongside these features are the standard capabilities found in modern point-and-shoot cameras such as anti-shake, 3x optical zoom, and a variety of shooting modes for different lighting conditions.

Specs

  • 10MP sensor
  • Face tracking capability
  • 3x optical zoom, 4x digital zoom
  • 3.0" LCD display
  • 22 capture modes
  • movie recording up to 640x480 resolution
  • built-in flash
  • 16MB built-in memory with an SD card slot

10MP sensor - while this specification looks very impressive on paper, the reality is that megapixel ratings are one of the least important metrics in digital camera quality. This allows for pictures that have a resolution up to 3648x27363 which would allow for poster-sized prints to be made without loss of quality. For reference, typical pictures found on the Internet are around 1MP.

Face tracking - this technology is used to help with autofocus. Using image recognition technologies your subject's faces will be automatically discovered with focus automatically being placed on those locations.

22 capture modes - this includes both picture and movie recording modes. The large number of pre-built configuration settings is intended to allow for relatively easy pointing-and-shooting without overly compromising picture quality.

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    Inexpensive

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    Lightweight

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    Decent number of features

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    Good variety of capture options

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    Battery life isn't the best

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    Autofocus can be finicky

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