DSLR vs P&S vs Camcorder vs Smart-phones

In its latest real world camera test, Consumer Reports tested a DSLR, a point-and-shoot, a camcorder, and two smart-phone cameras at a family birthday party to see which performed best in low ambient light and when shooting video of the candles being blown out.

“The Nikon D3100 SLR produced the best stills, with the least graininess and most vibrant colors. The videos showed plenty of detail, and audio was OK. One flash shot produced a wonderful image. I loved the large, clearly labeled buttons on the body, and I could zoom quickly. It’s the one device that let me capture wide-angle shots.”

Read the bottom line results and the whole test at: Consumer Reports.