Have you walked into an electronics store lately? It's madness. I review cameras for a living and even I can't make sense out of the huge mess of cameras in the megastores. If a full-time camera reviewer can't even do it, I often wonder how consumers keep up. What can be done?
Once in a while, a friend will ask me which digital compact camera she should get. One request I often hear is for a compact camera that takes "good shots at night." It's hard to answer that question, because taking good photographs at night isn't just a matter of which camera you shoot with, but also how you shoot using the camera.
2011 wasn't a good year for camera companies, as production was hammered by the twin disasters of the tsunami in Japan and the floods in Thailand. But even though they were beaten they were not bowed, and a few gems still managed to make their way into our hands. Time to look back, reflect and rediscover my favorite cameras of 2011.
After being called out on not giving Windows Phone 7 apps a fair try, I went back and lived another week with the OS, this time with apps recommended by our HardwareZone community. Have my opinions changed?