It is a known fact that smartphones and their cameras are evolving with Jupiter velocity and is giving some good results in different lighting conditions. However, smartphones with the latest camera hardware area a tad expensive in nature. This is where the cameras are still relevant in today’s world. The cameras still offer you a better quality of images and videos as compared to a smartphone.
What makes camera segment so interesting is the fact that one can select the best from different ranges which include, DSLR, point and shoot, bridge and more. But if you are one of those, who want to buy a new camera and on a tight budget, we have handpicked top 5 cameras you can buy right now under sub Rs 25,000.
Canon EOS 3000D
Starting with the first camera in this list is the DSLR from Canon. Dubbed as Canon EOS 300D, the DSLR camera is available for purchase for Rs 21,999 on Flipkart and it is the best deal you can get if you are looking to buy a new camera. The DSLR comes loaded with a 18-megapixel CMOS APS-C sensor along with Digic 4+ image processor. The camera is loaded with an image sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 6400, which can be expanded up to 12800.
The camera comes with built-in WiFi, which allows you to instantly transfer images with the help of Camera Connect application. The company claims it comes with fast autofocus and it captures clear and crisp photos. The features a 2.7-inch LCD display with a viewing angle of 170 degrees. One can also capture Full HD videos in different sizes and frame rates by simply clicking to the Live View button. Overall, the DSLR camera is the option for beginners.
Nikon Coolpix W300
The new rugged camera from Nikon is meant for those who travel a lot. The major highlight the compact camera is it waterproof, shockproof, cold-resistant and dustproof in nature. This means you can take this camera virtually anywhere around the globe. The camera is equipped with a 16.05-megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor. The company has added a f/2.8 wide-angle Nikkor lens which offers 5x optical zoom and 10x Dynamic Fine Zoom.
The camera can shoot videos up to 4K UHD at 30 fps. It comes with 5-axis vibration reduction that helps in capturing sharp and smooth scenes. Coolpix W300 also features a built-in altimeter and depth gauge for atmospheric and water pressure readings. It is also loaded with GPS, GLONASS, and QZSS to capture data to pinpoint the location of each shot. One can also transfer files with the help of built-in WiFi and Bluetooth Low Energy via SnapBridge application, which is available on Android and iOS. Overall, for Rs 25,000, the camera is certainly a good bargain.
Sony Cybershot DSC- HX90V
The compact camera from Sony comes loaded with a host of interesting features. The major highlight of this digital camera is the 30x optical zoom and up to 60x with clear image zoom technology. This makes it the world’s smallest camera to provide such feature.
The digital camera comes loaded with back-illuminated 18.2-megapixel Exmor R CMOSE sensor along with Bionz X image processing engine that provide detailed and colourful images. The compact camera comes loaded with a retractable OLED Tru-Finger, which is claimed to brighter as compared to conventional electronic viewfinders. The device comes loaded with a 180-degree titable LCD screen and touch shutter. One can simply flip the screen to capture selfies.
The digital camera supports High-Quality Full HD (1920 x 1080) 60p/50p recording at 50Mbps. It comes with Intelligent Active mode coupled with 5-axis image stabilization that reduces shakes and blurs while shooting videos. It comes with 13 different effects in total, including 6 new ones – Toy Camera, Soft High Key, Partial Colour, Miniature, Watercolour and Illustration. It is also loaded with WiFi and NFC.
GoPro Hero7 Silver
GoPro has been known for providing some of the best action cameras and its latest HERO7 Silver is no exception. The camera comes with a price tag of Rs 23,990 and you can purchase it from Amazon.
The major highlight of the camera is the ability to shoot 4K videos and vibrant WDR photos. It also comes loaded with GPS that let you track the user’s movement with ease. The camera is rugged and waterproof, meaning that you can it anywhere. There is also an intuitive touch screen that allows users to simply swipe and tap to capture photos or videos.
One can also give commands like “GoPro, take a photo” and “GoPro, start recording.” Coming to photos, it comes with 10MP photos with WDR and one can take 15 photos in one second with the burst mode. One can also shoot vertically and there is a photo timer that makes it easy to selfie or group shots.
Nikon Coolpix W150
The major highlight of the new camera is its rugged design. The company claims that the camera is waterproof up to 10 meters, shockproof up to 1.8 metres, dustproof and it is cold resistance down to -10 °C.
The Coolpix W150 camera comes loaded with a 1/ 3.1-inch CMOS sensor that delivers effective 13.2 million pixels. The camera is packed with a Nikkor lens with 3x optical zoom covering a wide angle from 30mm to 90mm. Then there is a 6x Dynamic Fine Zoom feature that covers approximately 180mm.
The point-and-shoot camera features Target Finding AF, which automatically focus on the main subject within the frame. It also features the picture-in-picture function that allows users to juxtapose a chosen image against a different background. The camera can shoot underwater photo and the Picture Play function that corrects the blue colour of underwater photos, making subjects clearer. The W150 also applies appropriate image processing before shooting underwater, ensuring that photos are not distorted by the water.