Every home should invest in a good digital camera. It is a worthy investment considering it captures moments that last a life time. There are many brands to choose from while purchasing a camera but if you want the best of the best, we have a few suggestions here.
Priced at Rs. 64,226 it may be considered expensive but it is a much more advanced version compared to the X100. While the X100s looks almost identical to the X100, it has new features like the hybrid viewfinder, Q button to access important features quickly, 16 MP X-Trans II sensor and a EXR II image processing chip. While most DSLRs have a maximum shutter sync speed of 1/250th of a second, the Fujifilm X100s allows you to sync your flash and shutter speed up to 1/1000th of a second. The X100s is superfast with quick start-up and AF time.
Sony DSC RX 100 II
At a lower price range of Rs. 34,956, the RX100 II is an upgraded version of the large-sensor RX100. With a 20.9 megapixel sensor, you will have no complains about image quality. The camera has a screen that you can easily tilt to a preferred angle and has a 1.2 million dot resolution. The screen doesn’t have your usual RGB pixels as Sony has incorporated white pixels for extra clarity under bright sunlight. You can also take excellent quality videos with the RX100 II in full HD video at 24p and 25p.
Canon PowerShot G1X
The Canon PowerShot G1X, available at Rs. 29,995 has large sensors, high ISO performance and excellent performance under low light. A drawback in the camera is the slow continuous burst mode. Controls such as DR and shadow correction are good in the Canon PowerShot G1X. With a high-resolution LCD screen, daylight shoots won’t be an issue.
Panasonic Lumix DMC LX7
The Panasonic Lumix DMC LX7 probably has the fastest lens in the Rs. 17,099 category. The 24-90mm focal length and f.1.4-2.3 aperture range makes it very impressive. It has a 10.1 MP CMOS sensor along with a Venus Engine image processing chip. Enjoy full HD video recording at 60 fps along with excellent stereo sound.
Nikon Coolpix P7700
At a reasonable price range of Rs. 42,993, the Nikon Coolpix P7700 offers quality performance. It is perfect for those looking to experiment with a camera as it has a number of manual features and easy-to-use dials. The camera is bulky weighing 400 grams. The lens supports a 28-200mm focal length. It also has a 12 MP 1/1.7” Back-Side illuminated CMOS sensor. With a screen resolution of 921K dots, you can shoot clear images in the harshest of sunlight.
All five of these cameras shoot professional quality pictures and are not very different from pictures taken from an SLR. They are perfect for photography enthusiasts and professionals alike. The camera prices in India have surely become reasonable and thus you can get your hands on your favourite camera and capture life through pictures.