The best cameras from top manufacturers
Great for those who appreciate advanced features in a compact camera
Matrix: APS‑C, 16.3MP; Lens: 28mm, f/2.8; Display: 3.0 inch touchscreen, 1,040,000 dots; Number of frames per second: 10fps Video: 1080p Level: average/expert.
Fuji’s X series of compact cameras has been an incredible success, and the X70 has become a popular choice among those looking for a small camera with high image quality. The quality in the X70 is provided by the APS‑C matrix. The swivel touchscreen makes the X70 easy to use and, despite the fact that the 28mm f/2.8 lens is not removable, it does a great job with all the tasks that a compact camera has to offer. For beginners, the X70 has automatic settings, while professionals can choose the most suitable settings for themselves. This is what makes the Fuji X70 the compact choice of many professionals. And the price within $500 is attractive in itself.
16 cameras in one
Display: 5 inch FHD touchscreen; Lenses: 16 individual (5x28mm, 5x70mm, 6x150mm), Matrix: 16 separate 13MP; Minimum focal length: 10cm by 28mm, 40cm by 70mm, 1m by 150mm; Built-in memory: 256GB; CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 + Light ASIC; OC: android; Video: 4K.
American startup Light has launched a fundraising campaign for the Light L16 camera, which offers superb low-light performance and DSLR-like photography.
One small camera L16 contains 16 different cameras, ten of which simultaneously shoot an image at different focal lengths. The result is a composite image with up to 52MP resolution.
The camera is equipped with a 5‑inch touchscreen display. The focal length varies from 35mm to 150mm. The L16 shoots 4K video, is dust and water resistant, is tripod compatible, and has a host of other features. In short, there is something to see in L16, however, so far it is only available in the US and orders are made only for the next year. But in the photography industry, it is undoubtedly a novelty that is worth paying attention to.
Nikon Coolpix B700
The largest zoom among bridge cameras
Matrix: 1/2.3″ CMOS, 16MP; Lens: 24–2000mm, f/2.8–6.5; Display: 3 inches, 921,000 dots; Number of frames per second: 7fps Video: 1080p Level: amateur.
If you were sure that Canon’s 65x was the zoom limit, you were wrong. Nikon rewrote the game with the 83x zoom B700, which is currently considered the largest on a bridge camera. The B700 is an improved version of the Nikon P610. The novelty is slightly heavier and larger, but many features remain unchanged — Wi-Fi, NFC, display and others. Images from this camera are of excellent quality and vivid, saturated colors. The fully manual control feature is also always welcome.
Panasonic Lumix TZ100
Matrix: 1 inch, 20.1MP; Lens: 25–250mm, f/2.8–5.9; Display: 3.0 inches, 1,040K dots; Viewfinder: EVF; Number of frames per second: 10fps Video: 4K; Level: Beginner/Intermediate.
Compact cameras are getting more and more features, detracting from the classic travel cameras, but Panasonic is responding with the larger sensor TZ100. Thanks to this, the photos taken with this camera are of high quality. With this camera model, Panasonic competes with Sony and Canon in its class.
The electronic viewfinder makes it much easier to shoot in bright conditions. It is easy and quick to control this camera, the touchscreen responds instantly to commands, and a lot of useful functions make the TZ100 indispensable. Camera from Panasonic 4K video and even 4K photos, allowing you to capture the memory of fast-moving moments.
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Flagship from Canon
Type of: DSLR Matrix size: Full frame CMOS; Permission: 30.4MP; Lens: Canon EF mount Viewfinder: Optic; Display: 3.2‑inch touchscreen, 1,620,000 dots; Max frames per second: 7fps Video: 4K; Level: Expert.
Excellent performance, advanced autofocus system, first Full HD video, photo, full format. The most advanced DSLR on the market today is the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. Almost everything that could be improved over previous models has been improved in the new Canon.
It is not surprising that she immediately fell in love with professionals and became practically the market leader. The new sensor delivers the most accurate results, producing the highest quality images. Among the DSLRs of 2016, the Canon 5D Mark IV is without a doubt the number one spot.
Flagship from Nikon
Type of: DSLR Matrix size: 35.9 x 23.9mm CMOS; Permission: 20.8MP; Display: 2359k-dot (XGA) TFT touch-sensitive LCD with 170°; Max frames per second: 14fps Video: 4K; Level: Expert.
New from Nikon was announced at the end of 2015 as a successor to the D4S, aimed mainly at photojournalists.
The Nikon D5 is a professional camera capable of capturing quality images even in low light. 20.8 megapixels, high sensitivity, advanced autofocus system with 153 focus points and 12 frames per second. These are the features that make the Nikon D5 the perfect camera for professionals. The D5 is fast, responsive and unpretentious in harsh weather conditions. A separate plus is that it will be easy for D4S owners to switch to a new model.
The only negative in it is an imperfect video shooting system, but for photographers this is not a problem. Well, for those who are looking for a more compact analogue of this new product, the Nikon D500 is ideal.
Polaroid Snap Touch
Maximum features in an instant camera
Matrix: 13.0 MP; Maximum video resolution: 1920x1080; Lens: 3.4mm — f/2.0; Functions: USB charging, built-in speakers, microphone, mirror, built-in LED flash.
Instant cameras are gaining popularity and remain an opportunity to capture pleasant moments and get instant results. And Polaroid has long been associated with instant cameras.
In early 2016, the company announced the Polaroid Snap Touch, the latest instant camera that is lightweight and easy to handle. The Snap Touch captures images at 13 megapixels, which is higher than its predecessor Polaroid Snap. In addition, the camera is equipped with a 3.5‑inch display and is capable of creating 1080 full HD video. In a word, this is almost a compact camera with the ability to instantly print. With the application for iOS and Android, you can edit photos and manage the printer.
Like Snap, Snap Touch prints with ZINK (inkless printing). Up to 10 pictures can be queued for printing, and any picture is printed immediately at the touch of a button.
This instant camera will bring a lot of fun to all photo lovers.