There’s an avalanche of gadgets on today’s market, which is getting confusing for consumers. Diversity is a good thing, but in moderate doses. When you are being fed too much simultaneously, you end up getting sick.
When trying to buy a camera for everyday purposes, there are a few things we all take into consideration: price, specs and quality. In this article, we’ll try to give you the best options in terms of both money and quality.
So here are 5 of the best on the budget cameras in 2017:
- Sony Cyber-shot RX100. You can get it for a bit over $400.
Some specs: 1-inch sensor, 20.2 MP, Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T Lens, digital zoom up to 54x (VGA), optical zoom: 3.6x, no touch screen
This camera is useful especially for casual photographs who want a bit more than a smartphone camera
- Nikon D3300. It costs around $430.
Some specs: resolution: 24.2 MP, optical zoom: 3x, G Nikon AF-S DX VR II lens series, display format: 921,000 pixels, built-in flash, video format: MOV, H.264, max. video resolution: 1920X1080
It is a good choice for beginners purchasing their first DSLR camera
- Panasonic Lumix GX85. You can get it for approx. $600.
Some specs: 16 MP, 4K, 3840X2160 video resolution, 5-axis sensor-shift image stabilization, built-in wireless, NFC, remote control through smartphone, video bit rate of 100 mbps
This camera is a good choice for amateurs but also for photographers more on the ‘pro’ side, who want a portable but qualitative gadget
- Canon EOS Rebel T6. Outside the United States it is also referred to as EOS 1300 D. You can purchase it for around $440, which makes it one of the cheapest DSLRs on the market
Some specs: Single-lens reflex camera; compatible lenses: Canon EF Lenses; built-in flash, 18 MP, Wi-Fi connectivity, NFC, movie resolution: 1920X1080 (30p/25p/24p), movie format: MOV, MPEG4 ACV/H264, max. image resolution: 5184X3456
This Canon is suitable for first time DSLR users, due to its very affordable price and the fact that it is easy to use
- Canon PowerShot SX420 IS. You can get it for only $230 and it has a very powerful zoom.
Some specs: 20 MP CCD sensor, zoom: optical 42x, zoomplus; 84x, digital approx. 4x, max. image size: 5152X3864, movies: HD 1280X720, 25 fps, movie type: MP4 (video MPEG4 – AVC/H264), WiFi connectivity, NFC
This camera is best for casual photographers who are interested in a good zoom. It is advised to use the optical zoom if you want to obtain the best results.