Best Touch Screen LCD Cameras Review
The touch screen is a very great feature that helps photographers at the beginning level in improving their photography skills faster. A lot of photographers will like this feature a lot. With the touch screen, you can easily go to the setting that you’re finding and work with all the menus just by touching the commands.
It is also possible to use the shuttering button with the touch screen. Of course, this depends on the type of your touch screen model. You just need to press the LCD and choosing the object or the person that you want to focus.
Below are the best touch screen models that I have listed in my review. The list is alphabetically arranged.
List of Best Touch Screen LCD Cameras
1. Canon EOS 70D DSLR
The Canon EOS 70D DSLR has been released into the market with some enhancements from the previous generation Canon EOS 60D DSLR. You can easily find several amazing features with this advanced model. Especially, those features are considered pretty impressive for such a DSLR model which is aimed at the intermediate level.
This camera has an image sensor of the APS-C size which uses the CMOS technology and has the resolution of 20.2 megapixels. This is a nice advantage of the EOS 70D DSLR because it has one of the greatest image sensors among the Canon models now. There is an autofocus system which includes 19 points. This system is the same as with the Cano EOS 7D camera ranked five stars.
There is a touch screen LCD which is measured 3.0 inches with the the EOS 70D. You can shoot up to 7 frames in one second when selecting the burst mode and the full resolution of 20.2 megapixels. A built-in Wi-Fi is a nice extra advantage as well.
2. Canon EOS SL1 DSLR
Among the list of the best cameras in 2013 that I have been reviewed, the Canon EOS Rebel SL1 is the smallest model of the Canon manufacture with the inclusion of an image sensor of the APS-C size. Actually, this camera is the smallest DSLR mode that has this type of image sensor in the market.
You can shoot nice photos with the CMOS image sensor which has the resolution up to 18 megapixels. The touch screen LCD measured 3.0 inches is also a nice feature. In addition, you can shoot up to four frames in one second and the HD movie mode is supported. The camera can be purchased with an attached kit lens or you can buy the body only which has the weight of 14.36 ounces. With this weight, the camera has become the lightest model in the market while the image sensor is pretty large.
This is also very easy to use the camera which is very suitable for those who previously used from a point and shoot camera and now want a camera using interchangeable lens. There is a special mode with this camera, called Scene Intelligent Auto Mode. And you just can buy it with the available black color.
3. Canon PowerShot S120
If you are just a beginner in photography, you will find more interesting features than you may expect with the S120 – a very thin camera. The performance of the camera is great. The shutter lag is just at the minimal level. You can shoot 10 frames at maximum in one second with this camera.
The camera uses a CMOS image sensor with the size of 1/1.7 inches. In this aspect, the camera has been favorably compared to point and shoot models. You can use the touch screen easily to carrying out shooting actions.
Despite the thickness of 1.14 inches only, this is a strong camera. However, its price tag is pretty high that many photographers may not afford to buy the camera. An ILC or DSLR camera without any mirror included for beginners may be more proper in this case. One slight disappointment of this camera is that it just has a small optical zoom lens, limited to 5X only. Anyway, the cameras is still a strong model your consideration.
4. Nikon Coolpix S80
The Nikon Coolpix S80 has a 5X optical zoom lens and the resolution of 14.1 megapixels. There is an inclusion of the OLED touch screen with this camera. It is measured 3.5 inches which has been pretty large and it is nice to see the high resolution and the ability to view a wide angle of around 180 degrees with this camera.
The camera allows you to sort the photos easily or add special effects to make your photos more interesting. You just need to touch the commands displayed on the screen of the S80 to carry out those actions.
There is a variety of colors that you can select, including: blue, black, red, gold, silver/brown and light pink or dark pink.
5. Olympus PEN E-PM2 DIL
The previous model of the PEN family – the Olympus Mini PEN E-PM1 has been very successful which was one of the best 5-star cameras in my reviewed list and the latest one – the Olympus PEN E-PM2 is another great DIL model after the previous success. This is a pretty small camera. The PEN E-PM2 also belongs to my reviewed list of the best 5-star cameras.
The camera has a resolution of 16.1 megapixels and you need Micro Four Thirds lenses which can be interchangeable with this camera. It is nice to have touch screen LCD with the thickness of 3.0 inches and nice videos can be recorded with the full HD movie mode.
The PEN E-PM2 also has been reviewed to become one of the 2013’s best cameras. It could have been listed in my list of the best 5-star cameras if during my review, it had been given one more 5-star rating. Now it has been put in my list of the best 4-star cameras.
The camera bodies are now available in the following colors: black, white, silver or red.
6. Panasonic Lumix GX7 DIL
The GX7 DIL camera has a very powerful list of specifications. That’s why with just a glance at this list, you will easily find this camera one of the very great cameras that uses mirrorless digital interchangeable lens in the market.
The image sensor of the GX7 camera is a MOS Micro Four Thirds type which has the resolution of 15MP and a Micro Four Thirds lens mount. The touch screen LCD is also nice, which is measured 3.0 inches. And you can record interesting movies with the supported full 1080p HD mode.
In addition, you can be very glad to see some great high-end features with the camera. It allows you to have full manual control and set the ISO to 25,600 at maximum. The number of shooting frames per second is 5 when you select the burst mode. And the speed of shutting photos can be up to 1/8000th in one second.
You can choose to purchase the camera with a black or silver magnesium alloy which is covered on the outside look of the camera body together with accents made by rubber which are only offered with starter kit lens or the camera body.
7. Samsung Galaxy Camera
Samsung has recently launched a new and beautiful model that is the Galaxy Camera. This model is operated with the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean running system. With this camera, the gap between cell phones and digital cameras become small than ever.
The image sensor of the Galaxy Camera uses the CMOS technology with the resolutions of 16 megapixels. It is possible to record movies of high quality with the support of the 1080p HD video mode. The optical zoom lens is pretty large, up to 21X. And the touch screen LCD is also impressive with the size of 4.8-inches. The Wi-Fi capacity, and 3G or 4G support make it convenient for you to connect the camera to the Internet easily. With all of the above mentioned features, it is not surprising to see the camera win a TIPA award and listed as one of the best cameras in 2013.
8. Samsung Galaxy NX DIL
The Samsung Galaxy Camera has some nice features such as the good LCD screen and menu arrangement. But the image quality with this camera is a slight disappointment.
But Samsung seems to figure out the solution for this problem already with the Samsung Galaxy NX model. This mirrorless DIL camera was released not long ago.
You will see an image sensor offering the APS-C size which has the resolution of 20.3 megapixels. This image sensor shall help you have image of good quality. The 4.8-inch touch screen LCD is considered pretty large for this camera. You are going to find that it is operated with the Android OS 4.2 system. Wi-Fi connectivity and 4G connectivity are nice extra advantages of this camera.
Per second of recording, the number of frames that you can shoot is up to 8.6 frames. And the 16MB volume of internal memory is enough for you to store a lot of beautiful moments.
The camera now has been sold in the United Kingdom, and you can purchase it soon in the USA. The price tag is about $2,000.
9. Samsung NX2000 DIL
There have been some great DIL models from the famous camera manufacturer – Samsung since several years ago. NX10 is one of those models. And now, the NX2000 has been launched in the market. This is latest Samsung DIL camera now, which has belonged to the list of the 2013’s top cameras.
You will be very impressed with the specification list with the NX2000. Its image sensor is pretty large and has the resolution of 20.3 megapixels. You can shoot up to 8 frames in one second when selecting the burst mode. The large touch screen LCD which is measured 3.7 inches is also a very nice feature. The full HD video mode allows you to record interesting movies. The built-in Wi-Fi connectivity is another great extra feature which enables you to get the camera connected with iOS mobile and Android mobiles.
There are three available colors for the bodies of the NX2000, including: black, white and pink. All of these colors can be well matched with NX lenses.
10. Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom
To have a device which is the combination of both smart phones and digital cameras is always a wonderful option. Understanding this demand, Samsung has launched the latest model into the market- the Galaxy S4 Zoom with a 10X optical zoom lens. With this model, you can use it as both a smart phone and a digital camera.
Thanks to the 16MP image sensor and a grip on the right hand, this Galaxy S4 Zoom have obvious advantages over other smart phone cameras. Thanks to including the amazing 4.3-inch AMOLED touchscreen, the image quality and even the video quality is great with the full HD movie mode.
It is very easy to use the camera because it offers the touch screen which has the similar interface as with a smart phone. Therefore, you are used to handling a smart phone, you will have no difficulty using the Galaxy S4 Zoom camera.
At the time when I write this review, you cannot purchase this camera separately except through a cellular contract with AT&T. There are two color options for this S4 Zoom, including black and white.
11. Samsung WB250F
The latest model released by Samsung is the WB250F, which is another nice camera among thin ultra zoom cameras. There are a lot of wonderful features, one of which is its ability to connect the Wi-Fi.
The 18X optical zoom lens is pretty large with this camera. Together with this zoom lens, the large 14 MP CMOS image sensor helps you obtain images of good quality. The touch-screen LCD measured at 3.0 inches is nice. Beside, you can record great movies with the support of the full 1080p HD mode. In case that you want to control the camera over long distances, the Remote Viewfinder app does work well.
You can select one of four color options, including red, white, black and gun metal gray.
12. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20
The manufacturer has been focusing a lot on the design style as well as the toughness feature of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20. This waterproof model has been recently launched into the market.
It has a very nice looking design. The interesting style of color combinations will pleasure you a lot. You can have the following combined colors: green combined with silver, orange together with silver, pink together with red, black, and dark or light blue.
The camera has a 4X optical zoom and an image sensor which has the 16.2 MP resolution. The 3.0-inch touch screen LCD is nice with this camera. The full HD mode will help you record interesting movies.
You can use the camera under the water of 16 feet deep at maximum. And the camera is still nice even when it falls to 5 feet at maximum. This is a dust-proof camera, too. Although the price tag is pretty high, you will be completely satisfied with the touch screen LCD and the waterproof capacity. This deserves your consideration.