When it comes to buying a new computer, printer, camera, HDTV, phone, tablet, or storage drive, there are some specs you can safely neglect. Here are the features to ignore, pay attention to in some contexts and actively seek out.
The 16X-optical-zoom Sony Cyber-shot HX9V is loaded with fun extras, including 3D shooting, excellent video quality, in-camera GPS, and groundbreaking scene modes.
According to our tests for image- and video-quality, the white iPhone 4 and black iPhone 4 shoot different(ly). Take a look at our test shots and see for yourself.
We love the touchscreen-controlled Elph 500 HS's image quality, ultra-wide-angle-lens, and range of shooting modes. We're not so fond of its battery life and UI for manual controls.
The Lumix GF2 is an enticingly compact interchangeable-lens camera, but its touchscreen interface is an inefficient way to access important in-camera controls.
The Nikon Coolpix S9100 is the rare beast that will please both novices and experienced shooters, even with its lack of manual controls. Thanks to great image quality and creative modes, practically anyone will find this camera a pleasure to use.
The interchangeable-lens Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 and ultraslim Lumix DMC-FH7 offer touchscreen controls to go along with their compact sizes.
The ultracompact Cyber-shot WX10 packs a big punch in a very small package: a 7X zoom lens, 3D shooting, and smooth 1080i video. Image quality could be better, but there's still a lot to like in this little camera.
Articles by Tim Moynihan