When it comes to clicking your most memorable moment, most of you might still prefer capturing it with a digital camera. The camera industry has seen an exponential growth in terms of design and technology, which is why we still prefer digital cameras as opposed to a camera used in a smartphone.
However, the market is flooded with a plethora of options ranging from simple point and shoot to professional DSLRs, which sometimes makes it a mountainous task to select the best out of the rest. But you don’t have to worry anymore. We have selected some of the best cameras available in different segments. So, if you are looking to buy a new camera, here is our list of top 5 digital cameras available in the market right now.
Nikon is a well-known name in the camera industry and has a rich history of making good cameras in the past, whether it be simple point-and-shoot cameras or full-frame DSLR cameras. Nikon D5 is probably one of the best full-frame DSLR camera available in the market right now. The camera packs a 20.8-megapixel FX-format CMOS image sensor coupled with new autofocus system with 153 focus points and 99 cross-type sensors, which makes an ideal for those who want to capture high speeding objects. All 153 focus points are compatible with AF NIKKOR lenses with an open aperture of f/5.6 or faster, and 15 central focus points work with an effective aperture of f/8.
Nikon’s latest Expeed 5 processor helps maintain saturated colours and clarity and gives a high-speed shooting around 12fps. The camera comes with an ISO range from ISO 100 to 1,02,400, which can be expanded up to 32,80,000, which is welcome as it helps capture some detailed photos during low-light conditions. The camera can also record 4K video at 30fps, a bonus point indeed, and comes with a 3.2-inch touchscreen display with a 2,359k dot resolution. Other features include rugged reliability, a new radio-controlled flash system, wireless transmission and NIKKOR’s lens line-up, which makes it one of the ideal device for the professionals.
Canon EOS 750D
Canon has a strong reputation in the camera industry. The company has been known for rolling out DSLR which are top notches in their class and company’s EOS 750D is surely one of them. The camera comes loaded with a 24.2-megapixel sensor, the highest resolution for an APS-C sized EOS sensor, along with DIGIC 6 image processor for quick processing of images.
It also comes equipped with Hybrid CMOS AF III that features rapid autofocusing in live view while shooting stills or tracking subjects during movie shooting even when the subject is off centre of the frame. The device has a 19 point autofocus focus points with all of them being cross-type, which is a good thing. The camera has an ISO range starting from ISO 100 to ISO 12800 and has a burst mode of 5 frames per second. It can also capture full HD 1080p videos at 30fps in MP4 format.
The device comes with 3-inch LCD display with a 1040k-dot resolution which is also touch-enabled and has Wi-Fi connectivity through which one can view, control and receive images to a smartphone. Overall, with an asking price of Rs 47,000 (body only), the camera is a good option for the photographers out there.
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100M3
Sony is one of those few brands in the camera industry which are known for quality products. The company has a vast majority of devices available ranging from simple point and shoot to professional DSLR. The RX series is also considered one of the cameras in this segment and this one is no different.
The major highlight of the device is the built-in OLED viewfinder with Zeiss T coating, a rare function found in a simple point and shoot cameras. The device comes loaded with Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T 24-70 mm lens with fast F1.8-2.8 aperture. The camera has an ISO range of 125-25600 coupled with 2.9x optical zoom. It come also comes loaded with convenient lens-mounted control ring lets you select shutter speed, aperture and more.
It comes with a 20.1-megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor and Bionz X image processing engine, for good quality photos. The camera also loaded with a wide range of autofocus (AF), motion-tracking autofocus and eye autofocus. Then there is also manual focus option as well. Lastly, the device is NFC enabled, meaning your content to a smart device via PlayMemories Mobile app. Overall, with a price tag of Rs 54,990, it is one of the best point and shoot cameras available in the market right now.
Ricoh, a Japanese company is known for making some good camera in the industry. The latest offering is no different. To start with, the Ricoh GR sports 16.2-megapixel APS-C sized CMOS sensor, which is generally found in entry-level DSLRs. The camera has an ISO range from up to ISO 3200 which can be maxed out till ISO 25600. The model is equipped with the wide-angle 28mm equivalent in the 35mm format GR LENS 18.3mm F2.8.
The camera comes loaded with GR ENGINE V imaging engine that offers high-sensitivity shooting with minimal noise and the GR’s anti-aliasing filterless design produces high-resolution, color-rich images, as per company’s claims. The camera has a 3.0-inch LCD display with 1.23 million dot resolution.
The device has a 40x digital zoom and 1x optical zoom coupled with multiple focus features like infinity, face recognition priority, subject tracking AF, MF, snap, spot AF, pinpoint AF, multi AF, and continuous shots. It has a 54MB built-in memory and supports SD, SDHC, SDXC memory cards. The Ricoh camera has excellent focus features like. Overall, with a price tag of Rs 49,999, it can be considered as a good option.
For those who want to capture every essence of their adventure trip without worrying about the camera, GoPro Hero5 is the perfect option for you. The successor of Hero4, the camera comes with some interesting function, which has made it possible to feature on this list. First of all, the camera is waterproof up to 33 feet without any housing and can record video up to 4K at 30 fps. The camera click still images at a 12-megapixel resolution as well. It comes equipped with Simple one button control and support voice control with support for 7 languages.
Hero5 can also auto upload photos and videos to GoPro Plus, which is company’s cloud-based subscription service and support Stereo Audio Recording and Advanced Wind Noise Reduction. The camera also supports Professional-Grade Electronic Video Stabilization (EIS), RAW images, WDR photo modes, GPS, wide angle video/photo with linear view setting, wi-Fi and Bluetooth, making it one of the action cameras available in the market.