I suppose it’s only natural that this being a blog about cameras, readers should ask about the best ones they can buy.
That kind of query comes in virtually every single day…but what makes it a little difficult, but nonetheless exciting, is that these queries are for both digital AND film cameras.
And not only that….added to this very often are prerequisites about money constraints and how much buyers wish to spend. So now you begin to see the problem!
Anyway, always happy to help my fellow enthusiasts, so today I’m going to let you have my list of the 5 best digital cameras you can buy. This list is NOT going to be thorough discussion of the virtues or vices of each and every model….that would be too boring, and I’m the first to put an emphasis on my readers’ valuable time.
Second, I have kept a constant look out for total spend, weight, size etc as well, so what we have here are cameras that are light, very portable, some even pocketable and most important, at prices that are affordable in these days of economic recessions and what-not.
Here we go, in no particular order:
Sony Cybershot DSC RX 100
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 has an enormous sized 1-inch image sensor, difficult to find in a point-and-shoot body, delivering close-to-SLR-quality images from a camera you can fit in your pocket. Not cheap, but, hey..you wanna take good shots or not?
Size: 2.4 x 4 x 1.4 inches
Megapixels: 20 Price: around $650
Canon PowerShot Elph 330 HS
Of all the digicams around, this one I like a lot! It’s super-slim, fits in your hand like a glove, has film-star looks and best of all, has performance to match. What more could you want?
Well, it’s got a pin-sharp lens, high quality ISO bandwidth, wi-fi, 10x zoom and works with AA batteries, too, so you can chuck any old AA batteries in it if your ni-cads run out.
Size: 2.2 x 3.8 x 0.9 inches
Weight: 5 oz
Megapixels: 12 Price: around $200
Olympus Stylus XZ 2
Ok, so the Olympus Stylus is edging towards the pricier mark, but it does have specifications that just cannot be found in other compacts.
Size: 4.5 x 2.6 x 1.9 inches
Weight: 12 oz
Megapixels: 12 Price: around $550
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 / TZ30
An excellent all-rounder is this Lumix. With a great 20x zoom, plus other features, this camera gives you more than a good run for the money.
Size: 4.1 x 2.3 x 1.1 inches
Megapixels: 14 Price: around $300
Canon PowerShot G15
What struck me with this camera, aside of other technicalities, is the huge number of shots you can take with one charge of the batteries….770 photos! That can be a great thing when you’re on a shoot and can’t carry extra batteries, etc.
As well, it is a well-built camera, with all controls to hand and which produces results as good as some bigger and bulkier DSLRs.
Size: 4.2 x 3 x 1.6 inches
Megapixels: 12 Price: around $300
There we have it…the best 5 digital cameras you can buy, without breaking the Bank!
These will be in stock at the Filmcamera999 shop very soon, too.