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Top 5 best cameras on the budget right now

Matt Avatar By: Matt | Last updated April 14, 2020

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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:

  1. 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

  1. 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

  1. 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

  1. 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

  1. 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.