Although smartphone cameras are improving day-by-day as we speak, it still cannot match the quality of a camera. There are people who require a camera to capture the most memorable moments of their lives. However, when it comes to buying a new camera, one gets confused. This is primarily because of the plethora of options available in the market.
Therefore, if you are one of those who wants to buy a new camera and your budget is Rs 30,000, don’t worry we got you back. We present you with the list of top 5 cameras that comes loaded with a host of interesting features and priced below Rs 30,000.
Sony Cybershot DSC-WX800
Sony recently introduced a new addition to the Cybershot series with the launch of Cybershot DSC-WX800. The compact camera from Sony comes loaded with a host of interesting features and it is available at a price tag of Rs 28,990 on online sale channels. The camera is also dubbed as the world’s smallest travel high zoom camera.
The compact camera is equipped with an 18.2-megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor, which is paired with the latest BOINZ X processor. This allows faster focus on the subject and better picture quality. It comes with ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T 24-720mm high magnification lens. For stabilization, it is equipped with optical SteadyShot and there is a Zoom Assist function that allows users to zoom out temporarily and displays a wider area when shooting a subject at the telephoto end.
The camera from Sony offers high-speed continuous shooting at up to 10fps at 155 buffer limit and it is loaded with Eye AF technology for precise subject tracking coupled with fast intelligent AF speed that allows locking focus in just 0.09 seconds. The WX800 features Touch Focus and Touch Shutter allowing users to directly select their shooting subject. There’s a 7.5cm 180-degree tiltable LCD screen that offers easy framing of selfies and group shots. The inbuilt Bluetooth, NFC, and WiFi for connectivity options allowing users to transfer images and share location data from a mobile device.
Canon PowerShot SX740 HS
The latest compact camera from Canon is meant for those who want a compact camera that can take high-quality pictures and videos and is quite easy to carry around. It is the first in PowerShot series to record 4K videos and it also features a time-lapse video in 4K. The camera comes with a price tag of Rs 25,795 and you can purchase it from the company’s official website.
The camera is loaded with a 20.3-megapixel BSI-CMOS sensor, which is mated with a DIGIC 8 image processor to provide better photos and videos. This allows it continuous shooting at 7.4 frames per second. The camera is equipped with a 24-960mm lens that delivers a variable aperture of f/3.3 to f/6.9. This allows the camera to take 40x optical zoom, while the ZoomPlus feature allows users to attain 80x of zoom.
There is a 3-inch tilting LCD display which can be bent to be used at any angle and can even face forward allowing users to capture self-portraits with ease. The PowerShot SX740 HS offers Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity to be paired with any other handheld device. Additional features include a Hybrid Auto mode, Zoom Framing Assist, a built-in flash, and Smart Auto shooting mode.
Nikon Coolpix B600
Another gem from Nikon, the Coolpix B600 is probably one of its kind. The camera comes with a price tag of Rs 26,450 and you can purchase it from both offline and online sales channel. What makes this camera so special is the fact that it can provide a 60x optical zoom. The lens can cover a wide range of focal length ranging from 24mm up to super-telephoto 14400mm equivalent. This coupled with Dynamic Fine Zoom, users can take up to 120x zoom.
The camera is equipped with a 16-megapixel CMOS sensor and it comes with an option of 19 Scene mode and the camera settings are optimised to capture a high-quality image. The company claims that the camera features a pre-focus mechanism that helps in achieving focus in zoom or low-light conditions. It is also equipped with Vibration Reduction (VR) to reduce vibration equivalent up to 3.0 stop. Then there is a 4-Axis Hybrid VR system through users can shoot videos or images in a dark situation.
The camera comes with the snap-back zoom button, which recaptures lost subject in super-telephoto zoom to its previous position when the button is released. The Nikon Coolpix B600 is compatible with SnapBridge 2.5, which allows users to send images to the smartphone and acts as a remote camera control as well.
Fujifilm Instax Square SQ6 Taylor Swift Edition
The special edition of Instax Square SQ6 from Fujifilm is priced at Rs 12,095 and it comes loaded with an attractive design coupled with some interesting features.
Starting off with the design first, it is equipped with a newspaper pattern on a black base that gives a look of Taylor Swift latest album reputation. The metallic ring around lens adds some premium look and there is an autograph of Taylor Swift at the back. The camera features a retractable lens and it features three types of focusing, Macro Mode, Normal Mode, and Landscape Mode.
It has a programmed electronic shutter release of 1.6 seconds to 1/400 seconds. The device has an ISO of up to ISO800 and it generally takes 90 seconds to develop the film. There is a self-timer of 10 seconds delay and LED display that showcases Shooting mode (Auto, Selfie, Macro, Landscape, Double exposure), brightness adjustment, Flash suppressing, Self-timer Mode.
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.