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Compare Digital Cameras With Snapsort

The Internet can be a very helpful and even rewarding location for researching products before making purchases.

Users find all kinds of information about products like digital cameras online. Information range from leaks, product details or price comparison sites that ensure that you don't pay too much for an item to reviews of digital cameras and photos taken with cameras you are interested in that you can look at.

The Snapsort portal is another resource that can be used before purchasing a digital camera as it provides you with options to compare different camera models with each other.

The latest version of the site offers several starting points. You can select a popular recommendation, e.g. for video, beginner dslr or professional use, get Snapsort to display lists of camera models based on price and type, or use the compare feature to compare one camera model with another.

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The comparison can be especially useful if you have narrowed down the selection to a handful of camera models.

Simply select two models that you want to compare, or start by opening several of the popular comparisons displayed by Snapsort.

The comparison page is divided into several tabs. The high level comparison tab is loaded first which displays name of each camera, the reasons to buy the model, test shots done with the cameras, and competitors.

You may switch to the details tab which highlights the advantages of each camera of the comparison, and a recommendation.

The specifications tab displays -- mostly -- technical information, like the type of sensor used, the camera's native resolution, or format support.

The information are very helpful in determining the most suitable camera for certain tasks.

Another interesting service provided by Snapshot is the filtering system that it provides you with. You can display a list of cameras, and narrow it down by making certain selections using filters. For instance, you may select the 4K/UHD filter to make sure the camera can capture 4K or UHD video, or the high capacity filter under storage to make sure it supports high capacity storage cards.

From there you can always check out a camera model in detail, or run comparisons with other camera models on that list.

Snapsort can be used for quick comparisons but users need to perform additional research to find the best digital camera. It is a great idea which could really thrive if the developer's would add those missing features.





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    Comments

    1. EP said on January 18, 2010 at 9:48 pm
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      Nice site, but it seems to lack a critical feature for those comparing digital cameras – test photos!!

      I just compared my Canon Digital Rebel to my Casio EX-Z80 and by all means, it looks like the Casio can take better pictures, but that’s far from the truth.

      1. SM said on January 22, 2010 at 12:05 pm
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        http://www.digitalversus.com/ allows you to do just that: compare the quality of the photos taken of the same scenes by different cameras to see how they actually perform.

    2. DanTe said on January 19, 2010 at 3:38 am
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      What I would love is a site that shows identical pictures taken by the various cameras with various zooms. Forget the specs. Just looking at the photos side by side would be a much better comparison site. Any webmaster cares to set something like this up? You can also compare televisions and monitors. Should be a good ad revenue site.

      1. Martin said on January 19, 2010 at 10:09 am
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        Dante there are two problems associated with such a website. First the webmaster needs to get the photos somehow. That leaves users or the companies to provide them unless the webmaster has ties to the photo industry. The second problem are the photos that are submitted. Are they real? Have they been photoshopped or edited? You need a level of expertise to check the photos and it might take a lot of time as well. There was a site which contained lots of user submitted photos sorted by camera, I really cannot remember the name.

        Flickr is offering a similar service as well for some camera models.

      2. EP said on January 19, 2010 at 4:07 pm
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        Dante,

        http://www.dpreview.com offers both studio tests and real world tests for many cameras. I would recommend that site over any other.

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