A Snapshot Of 10 Of The Best Cameras Available On The MarketOctober 22, 2014
These days choosing a camera can be confusing … and sometimes a smart phone camera just isn’t up to the job. There are times when you want something that will capture your life perfectly, in fantastic detail, wherever you are. So with so many options available on the market how do you decide on the best camera to buy?
Gone are the days of cameras with negatives. These days almost everyone is buying digital cameras. We are even trying to get our old photos converted into digital, through photo scanning service offerings. This demand for photo scanning services is driven by the many uses for digital photos such as social media profiles, online printing for gifts and presents, online photo albums and many other uses.
In this article we will take a look at some of the best point-and-shoot cameras available on the market today and help you to decide on the best camera for you.
Different cameras suit different people, and different needs. You need to first understand what you want out of the camera you are going to purchase.
- If you want a simple camera that you can pick up and take great pictures without much effort then a point-and-shoot camera is probably best for you.
- If you really want to get close to your subjects and take high-quality pictures then an SLR or compact interchangeable lens camera will be the way forward.
- If you don’t want to have to carry around such a big camera, but want high-quality snaps, then you’ll probably want to buy a telephoto zoom lens camera.
- If you want, or need, something that is a bit more rugged, and able to withstand outdoor activities then you’ll want to get something tough with a decent IP rating.
So let’s take a look at some of the best cameras on the market …
Nikon D5 300
This camera is an upgrade on the previous Nikon models such as the Coolpix S9700. It’s a good entry-level D-SLR, capable of taking excellent pics.
Canon PowerShot ELPH 330 HS
This camera comes in at under $200. It is one of the best cameras at this price level. It benefits from 10 times zoom and takes surprisingly good pictures. It also has the integration of Wi-Fi technology to enable you to send photos to your social media profiles, or computer, or the cloud instantaneously.
Sony Cyber Shot DS C-RX 100 II
This camera comes in at around $500. It is a compact camera and definitely an upgrade on the original RX 100. It takes excellent snaps and is very competitive at its price point.
Sony Alpha 6000
This camera can shoot at 11.1 frames per second. Its image quality is as good as the speed at which it takes pictures and it is definitely one of the most popular cameras on the market at the moment.
This is a highly refined SLR camera. The autofocus and image quality of this Pentax are both excellent. If you want to take a lot of videos then perhaps steer clear of this one as the autofocus on video shots isn’t as good as on stills.
The Olympus OM-D E-M1
This is perhaps one of the best cameras on the market at the moment. It takes awesome pictures even when you are faced with low light situations. It is incredibly fast and is packed with top end features. It’s also one of the best cameras that you can buy without going down the professional camera route.
Sony Cyber Shot DSC-RX 10
This camera is a bridge-style camera that is a terrific all-rounder. It is expensive, but then for the quality you get we think it is definitely worth it.
This is a full frame camera with a compact body shape. It costs just under $1500 and has loads of features to keep any serious enthusiast happy. The image quality of this camera is just about the best you can find in the marketplace
Hopefully this provides you with an intro to some of the cameras available on the market. Take a look at different options, and the compare the picture quality either through reviews online or, better still, by heading down to your local camera shop.
Remember, take your time and make sure that you get the right camera for you. If you already have a 16 megapixel smart phone camera then you might decide that you don’t need another ‘quick snap’ camera and that it’s worth spending the extra on something special that’s capable of taking those family album and holiday pics
So whatever you end up buying … have fun and enjoy taking loads of great pictures!