Digital cameras have been an integral part of our lives. Whether be it some adventure trip or small party at home, capturing all these moments and relishing them afterwards, was only possible through a digital camera.
But when it comes to choosing the right one for you, it becomes a difficult task as there is an ocean of options available in the market right now. There are many cameras which come in different sizes, features and more, which makes it a bit problematic to pick the best one for you, especially if you are looking a camera under sub Rs 30,000. So, in order to make it easier for you, here is the list of top 5 digital cameras available in the market right now under sub Rs 30,000.
The latest offering from Nikon comes is considered one of the best DSLR cameras for beginners. The camera comes with a 24-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor coupled with Expeed 4 image processor which provide some good shots. What makes this entry-level DSLR camera so special is the fact that it is equipped with company’s SnapBridge technology, for a quick transfer of photos to your smartphones or any connected device for that matter. The camera uses a Bluetooth Low Energy to sync.
As for the lens is a concern, the company has also come up with telephoto lens namely as Nikon AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED and AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR. The device comes with a 3-inch LCD display with 170-degree viewing angle and 921k dot. The offers 11 focus points and can click around 1,200 photos with a single charge. Other than this, it offers an ISO range of 100-25600, 5fps burst shooting, maximum shutter speed of 1/4000sec and video recording up to 1080p video at 60fps. You can get this camera as low as Rs 29,000 from e-commerce sites, which makes it probably the best camera at this price segment.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX350
If you are looking a super-zoom digital camera, then Sony Cyber-shot HX350 is the one for you. What makes it so special about the digital camera is the 50x optical zoom you get, which ideal for travel or wildlife photography. There is a fixed lens ranging from 24-1200mm which gives a perfect balance between wide angle and telephoto shots. For the specification front, the device comes loaded with 20.4-megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor coupled with BIONZ X image processor and Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* coating which capture good quality photos.
The camera has an ISO range of 80-3200, which can be expanded to 12800 in multi-frame NR mode. There is also a manual ring which helps to adjust zoom and focus and a custom button for quick settings. The device is capable of taking burst shots at 10fps and can record up to 1080p at 60fps.
You get a 3-inch LCD display with a 921k-dot resolution and it also equipped with SteadyShot which gives you stabilisation while recording videos. Other than this, there is a 5-axis image stabilisation, electronic viewfinder, which makes it a good super-zoom camera, which you can get at a price tag of Rs 28,990.
Canon EOS 1200D
Although, an old entry in this segment, but still the Canon EOS 1200D is probably one of the most famous DSLR cameras available in the market right now. The camera comes with an 18-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor coupled with a Digic 4 image processor, which gives clear shots. What makes it special is the fact that one can use different modes starting from basic auto mode to advanced manual mode where you can adjust the ISO, shutter speed, aperture and more according to your need. The camera also features 1080p video recording and 9-point autofocus system and allows burst shooting up to 30 frames per second.
The camera has a 3-inch LCD monitor and comes with an ISO range of 100-6400 and one can record video up to 1080p at 30 fps. As for the lens is concerned one can choose 18-55 IS II lens and 55-250 IS II lenses. Other than this camera also support more than 70 lenses from the EF range by Canon. Overall, with a price tag of Rs 26,999 with both the lens, it is surely a good deal to look for.
Nikon Coolpix A900
Nikon Coolpix series is one of the famous series in the point and shoot cameras segment. And the Coolpix A900 is no different. The device comes with a 20-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor and features a 35x optical zoom, which makes it an ideal product for travelling. The best thing is the ability to shoot 4K videos at 30 fps. The device also comes with 5-axis hybrid vibration reduction, which helps reduce shake and blur to deliver good images.
The camera has an ISO range from 80 to 1600 and has a shutter speed range from 1/2000 to 1s. There is also a Creative Mode that allows selection of preset settings for various scenes and has 99 focus areas coupled with face priority, centre, subject tracking, target finding AF and touch AF. The camera also sports a 3-inch tilting display with a 920k-dot resolution. Also, one can transfer shots with a SnapBridge feature which automatically downloads images to your smartphone via Bluetooth Low Energy connection. Overall, with a price tag of Rs 23,950, the camera is a good option for those who seeks simplicity while clicking photos.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100
Sony has been known for making some exceptionally good compact cameras in the past and Cyber-shot RX100 is considered as one of the best from Japanese giant. The camera comes with some interesting features and specifications which make it to the top 5 list. Starting with the camera sensor, it comes with 20.2 MP 1.0-type Exmor CMOS sensor, which is about 4x larger than most compact cameras. The camera comes with an ISO range of 125-6400, which means you click photos easily in a low-light condition. The F1.8 Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens coupled with Bionz image processor gives a good image output.
The device comes with a sleek form factor and has a control ring which allows you to adjust aperture, exposure and zoom, giving a feel of using a DSLR. There is a control dial which lets you choose between different settings and has company’s own SteadyShot feature, which provides stability while taking a shot or recording a video. There are different shooting modes including superior auto, intelligent auto, program auto, aperture priority, shutter speed priority, manual exposure, movie mode and panorama. The device weighs around 240 grams and is 35.9mm thick, which makes it highly portable device. There is a 3-inch LCD screen with a 1229k dot resolution as well. Overall, you get a great deal for the price of Rs 29,253 on Amazon, and is one of the best point and shoot cameras available right now.