First we looked at price points and then we considered each camera’s potential to appeal to a wide audience of consumers who are looking for a simple-to-use, yet powerful camera.
Cambridge, MA (Vocus) May 6, 2010
Digital Camera HQ (http://www.DigitalCamera-HQ.com) is holding a contest throughout May to choose the Best Consumer Camera of 2010. Any visitor to the site can place a vote for one of 10 pre-selected models and at the same time be entered for a chance to win one of the 10 models, to be selected at random when the contest ends. In June, the Digital Camera HQ (DCHQ) editorial team will choose the winning camera based on a combination of staff reviews and user votes, and award the winning camera a prominent spot on the DCHQ homepage for the remainder of 2010.
Ten Cameras to Chose From, One from Each Major Manufacturer
DCHQ's editorial team has selected 10 model-year 2010 cameras, one from each major manufacturer. Each camera is a compact point-and-shoot selling for roughly $200. “We chose these cameras carefully,” explains Liam McCabe, Editor of DCHQ. “First we looked at price points and then we considered each camera’s potential to appeal to a wide audience of consumers who are looking for a simple-to-use, yet powerful camera.”
Voting Ends May 31, 2010
The contest will end May 31, 2010. Consumers may vote as often as once per day throughout May at http://www.digitalcamera-hq.com/articles/vote-for-the-best-consumer-camera-of-2010. During May and the first weeks of June, Editor McCabe and his team will review the votes and comments from consumers, and then make the final decision by June 15. “This is a big deal for DCHQ and for the winning camera,” McCabe says. “DCHQ is a high-traffic web site, and we take this task very seriously. We will promote the camera aggressively on our site in order to encourage consumers to consider it for purchase.”
Prize for Lucky Consumer: Free Camera and Memory, provided by B&H Photo-Video
DCHQ has partnered with world leading photo retailer B&H Photo Video to provide an awesome prize for a lucky consumer who votes in the contest: Any one of the 10 final cameras, free, plus a 4 GB memory card. All voters who supply email addresses for contact will be eligible to win the free camera. No purchase is necessary, and no employees or affiliates of DCHQ or B&H will be eligible.
Final Ten Cameras
Here are the final 10 cameras up for the title of Best Consumer Camera of 2010:
Olympus TOUGH 3000
About Digital Camera HQ:
Digital Camera HQ is a web site that helps consumers to choose the right digital camera for their needs, and then choose the right online store to buy it from. The site was founded in 2003 by DigitalAdvisor LLC, a Harvard Square, Cambridge-based company that still owns and manages the site. DigitalCamera-HQ prides itself on helping consumers who want digital cameras but who aren’t overly technical or serious about photography by writing simple, clear, and concise reviews and comparisons of digital cameras. Editorial decisions are completely unbiased, as Digital Camera HQ receives nothing of value from camera manufacturers. The site’s revenues come from consumers clicking on links to online stores, no matter which camera is chosen.
About DigitalAdvisor LLC:
DigitalAdvisor LLC is a privately-owned company that owns and manages Digital Camera HQ, Camcorder HQ, DigitalAdvisor, LaptopAdvisor, BeatThat, and LocoLocal.com. The four Review Sites offer unbiased information and recommendations for consumers making consumer electronics purchases. The Review Sites combine the efforts of editors, owners, and professional reviewers around the web to give buyers a complete, unbiased review of each product. BeatThat.com features deals across all product categories. LocoLocal.com is DigitalAdvisor’s latest and will offer group buying options in Manchester NH and Worcester MA. DigitalAdvisor LLC is based in Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA.