When it comes to the domain of cameras, everyone gets overwhelmed with the sheer numbers of options available in the market ranging from simple smartphone cameras to point and shoot to professional DSLRs. And like everyone it can get confusing at times to choose the best among the rest. In order to give you a better perspective, we have handpicked our favourite model from different categories to create this list. So without further ado, here is the list of top 5 digital cameras you can buy in India right now.
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Canon EOS 5D Mark III was one of the best digital SLR cameras for professionals. However, after a long wait, the company finally brought the successor with the launch of EOS 5D Mark IV, which indeed become an instant hit among the professionals.
What makes it stand off the crowd is the fact that it sports a 30.4-megapixel full frame sensor along with company’s Digic 6+ image processor, giving you all the minute details coupled with superior image quality for the perfectionists. The camera support 4K recording coupled with Dual Pixel CMOS AF for rapid focusing speeds makes it a perfect choice for the video professionals as well. The camera comes with an ISO range of 100-32000 and is capable of capturing continuous shots at 7 frames per second (fps).
The screen comes with a 3.2-inch LCD display which is touch-enabled and one can simply tap the display to focus while clicking still photos. Other features including Dual Pixel RAW support, 61-point AF system, Wi-Fi, GPS, NFC and USB 3.0. The device comes with a price tag of Rs 2,54,995 for the body only, Rs 3,06,995 with the EF24-70mm f/4L kit lens, and Rs 3,24,995 with the EF24-105mm f/4L IS II USM lens.
Nikon surprised its fan when it introduced the latest Nikon D500 camera, the successor of D300s, which was launched in 2009. The camera comes with some insane features which make it one of the DSLR in this range.
To start with camera sports a 20.9 DX-format CMOS sensor coupled with 5 Expeed image processor, the same technology used on the high-end Nikon D5 camera. The major highlight of the camera is the wide ISO range of 100-51,200 which can be expanded up to 1,640,000 making it a perfect option for those who like to click photos in low-lighting conditions. Like Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, the DSLR features 4K recording at 30 fps and the camera also support burst shooting at up to 10fps. You get 153 focus points, out of which 55 are selectable.
For connectivity, it supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC and with the SnapBridge feature, one can seamlessly transfer files to his/her smartphone, which acts as a cherry on top. Overall, with a price tag of Rs 1,32,950 for the body, the camera offers most of the professional-level features.
It is a well-known fact that Sony’s mirrorless camera range redefined the definition of a compact camera. By adding DSLR-level features in a compact body, Sony did manage to gain new high in the APS-C camera range. And carry forwarding this legacy, the company launched its latest A6500 camera, which raised the bars. To start with, the camera comes with 24.2-megapixel Exmor CMOS image sensor combined with BIONZ X image processor, captures some high-quality images. The body comes with magnesium alloy body and is dust and moisture resistance.
The camera comes with a 424 phase-detection AF points, meaning that you get high focus accuracy and with tracking AF technology, one can track moving subjects. The device comes with company’s in-house hybrid AF technology for fast focusing, but the star of the show is the 5-axis image stabilisation, which gives decent output with minimal camera shake blur. It also comes with high bugger memory which allows you to take up to 307 images of high-speed continuous shooting. As for the lens, the camera support all E-mount and A-mount (via adapter), which is a welcome move.
Other than this the device support, 4K video recording, 11fps burst shooting, slow and quick motion shooting, intuitive touch focus, viewfinder, Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth for pairing. One can also use the PlayMemories app to transfer pictures and video to your device and use the smartphone as a remote viewfinder as well. Overall, with a price tag of Rs 1,19,990 for body only, the A6500 is probably one of the best mirrorless cameras available in the market right now.
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.
If want to go a compact camera with some retro touch then Fujifilm X70 can be considered as a good option. The camera comes with an 18.5mm wide-angle fixed focal lens with aperture f/2.8, which makes it suitable for capturing landscapes. It comes with an APS-C sized X-Trans CMOS II sensor and EXR Processor II image processing engine, which promises realistic colours with fast shutter speed. The camera comes equipped with wide/tracking modes that use a larger 77-point area to capture moving subjects.
Although, the X70 sports a 28mm fixed focal lens but one can also select 35mm and 50mm options, all thanks to digital teleconverter mode. The camera is meant for street photography and is compact enough to carry around, making it a good options for those who just love to point and shoot. The camera comes with a price tag of Rs 61,999.
Panasonic Lumix F2500
Panasonic Lumix FZ2500 mirrorless camera got some rave reviews in the international market, but still, it is a new product in India. The device comes with a price tag of Rs 94,990 and the major highlight of the device is the ability to record 4K videos in spite of featuring a chassis of a compact camera. The camera can capture 4K videos in 30fps. The mirrorless camera is equipped with a super-zoom 20x LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens, which the company boasts gives a high optical performance for both photos and videos. The lens comes with a focal range of 24-480mm and has a max aperture range of f/2.4-4.5.
Coming to the lens, the super zoom lens comes with inner zoom structure which allows smooth zooming which makes easy to shoot videos without jerk. The large, 1-inch 20.1-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS Sensor lets the user capture clear images with minimum noise even when shooting at a high ISO. The Venus Engine features multiple noise reduction systems to achieve high colour reproduction and high image quality with natural, true-to-life detail.
The mirrorless comes with top burst speed up to 12fps and features an OLED EVF with 2.36 million dot resolution. Other than this, the camera is equipped with variable ND filters and for a unique video expression, Variable Frame Rate, Slow and Quick motion, and Dolly Zoom are also available along with a variety of practical functions required for professional video recording.