How to Buy a Camera in 2017

Today buying a digital camera is a different experience than couple of years ago. Smartphone cameras getting better day by day there are only few buyers for camera. However, entry-level SLRs have good competition and if you have bigger budget you can opt for premium pocket models with large image sensors, bridge-style superzooms, midrange interchangeable lens models, etc. which can bring distant subjects into close, clear view. Every now and then new and exciting cameras with advanced features are coming out. Here we have shortlisted some of the best cameras you can buy in 2017. Read on to know more…

Sony A7R II (Sony’s top Mirrorless camera)

  • Type: Mirrorless
  • Sensor Size: Full frame, 42.4Mp
  • Lens: Sony E mount (full frame)
  • Monitor: 3-inch tilting, 1,229k dots
  • Viewfinder: EVF
  • Movies: 4K
  • Continuous shooting: 5fps
  • User level: Expert

This camera comes with excellent resolution with high-end 4K video, relatively limited lens range Menus need streamlining. Sony A7R II is two-thirds the size and weight of the Canon. It provides high-resolution electronic viewfinder and 5-axis image stabilization. Also, it comes with the full-time live view that’s integral to the mirrorless design that makes perfect sense for taking videos.

Nikon D500 (One of the best complete DSLR)

  • Type: DLSR
  • Sensor: APS-C CMOS
  • Resolution: 20.9MP
  • Viewfinder: Optical
  • Monitor: 3.2-inch tilting touchscreen, 2,359,000 dots
  • Maximum continuous shooting speed: 10fps
  • Movies: 4K
  • User level: Expert

Nikon D500 is built with stunning 173-point AF system, very durable metal body with relatively low pixel count Video. Here, the full-frame sensor is replaced by 20.9MP APS-C sized chip, which is similar to D7200. It provides 153-point AF arrangement which perhaps is the best autofocus system right now. It can be used for taking action photography such as sports or wildlife photography.

Fuji X-T10 (With the X-T10 you can access Fuji’s terrific X-mount system reasonably)

  • Type: Mirrorless
  • Sensor size: APS-C CMOS
  • Resolution: 16.3MP
  • Viewfinder: EVF
  • Monitor: 3-inch vari-angle, 920,800 dots
  • Maximum continuous shooting rate: 8fps
  • Movies: 1080p
  • User level: Beginner/enthusiast

This camera comes with excellent build and design image quality but lacks X-T1’s weatherproofing. The X-T10 has a slightly smaller viewfinder image and simplified external controls which don’t match the retro appeal of the X-T1’s. It has compact DSLR-style body, the superb Fuji image quality and film simulation modes, and Fuji’s growing range of premium lenses. Thus, it’s a top-quality mirrorless technology at a mid-range DSLR price.

Panasonic TZ70/ZS50 (The perfect travel camera you can opt for)

  • Type: Compact travel camera
  • Sensor: 1/2.3-inch, 12.1Mp
  • Lens: 24-720mm, f/3.3-6.4
  • Monitor: 3-inch, 1,040K dots
  • Viewfinder: Electronic
  • Continuous shooting: 10fps
  • Movies: 1080
  • User level: Beginner/enthusiast

In case of RX100 III, and other high-end compact cameras the zoom range is limited and hence ‘travel compacts’ are becoming so popular. These cameras are perfect for novices and casual photographers with 20x or even 30x zoom lenses. This camera is compact with manual exposure modes and the ability to shoot raw files and along with built-in electronic viewfinder.

Leica Q (Excellent camera which generates good quality images)

  • Type: high-end compact
  •  Sensor size: Full frame
  • Megapixels: 24MP
  • Lens: 28mm, f/1.7
  • Screen: 3-inch touch-screen, 1,040K dots
  • Viewfinder: EVF
  • Continuous shooting: 10fps
  • Video: 1080p
  • User level: Expert

Compact size with wide aperture lens and fantastic full-frame quality Fast f/1.7 Leica lens. The Leica Q costs ten times more than the TZ70 and its fixed focal length lens offers a fraction of its versatility. This camera is capable of producing quality images but too expensive.

Nikon D7200 (Versatile, powerful camera)

  • Type: DSLR
  • Sensor: APS-C, 24.2Mp
  • Lenses: Nikon DX, FX
  • Monitor: 3.2-inch, 1,229K dots
  • Viewfinder: Optical
  • Continuous shooting: 6fps
  • Movies: 1080p
  • User level: Enthusiast

This is one of the best DSLR camera which is compact in size with wide aperture lens, excellent sensor, image quality features and sturdy build. This is one of Nikon’s most advanced APS-C format cameras and offers compelling blend of power, performance and price. It uses a 51-point autofocus system taken straight from Nikon’s pro DSLR range. The other APS-C Nikon to beat Nikon D7200 is the brand new D500, and which is more expensive.

Canon EOS 760D (Canon’s best entry-level DSLR yet offers power and performance)

  • Type: DSLR
  • Sensor: APS-C, 24.2Mp
  • Lenses: Canon EF/EF-S
  • Monitor: 3-inch articulating, 1,040K dots
  • Viewfinder: Optical
  • Continuous shooting: 5fps
  • Movies: 1080p
  • User level: Beginner/enthusiast

This camera has good touch-screen/button controls, 24Mp sensor penta-mirror which offers only 95% coverage slow route to setting AF point. Nikon D7200 and Canon EOS 760D comes with the same sensors and offers a level of performance, features and image quality more than expensive professional cameras, which cheaper price. This EOS 750D uses the same sensor, with more advanced external controls and its additional status LCD on the top plate.

Panasonic LX100 (Big-sensor quality with classic controls in a pocket-sized camera)

  • Type: High-end compact
  • Sensor: Micro Four Thirds, 12.8MP
  • Lens: 24-75mm, f/1.7-2.8
  • Monitor: 3-inch, 921K dots
  • Viewfinder: Electronic
  • Continuous shooting: 11fps
  • Movies: 4K
  • User level: Expert

The LX100 has multi-aspect ratio sensor which delivers 12 million pixels, even though the sensor has 16 million, and it’s too big for the average pocket. It comes with compact camera sized body, topped off with traditional external controls for lens aperture and shutter speed and other features like modern digital imaging.

Panasonic FZ1000 (The camera for the photographer who wants best quality)

  • Type: Bridge camera
  • Sensor: 1-inch, 20.1Mp
  • Lens: 25-400mm, f/2.8-4.0
  • Monitor: 3-inch articulating, 921K dots
  • Viewfinder: Electronic
  • Continuous shooting: 12fps
  • Movies: 4K
  • User level: Enthusiast

Comes with large 1-inch sensor, big lens which is heavy and expensive. This is a ‘bridge’ camera, which we don’t like normally due to its ultra-zoom design forces the makers to use titchy 1/2.3-inch sensors the same size as those in point-and-shoot cameras. Though, it looks like a digital SLR but certainly you don’t get the image quality. But in case of the Panasonic FZ1000 it’s different. It provides a huge zoom range in favour of a much larger 1-inch sensor. Provides effective zoom range around 16x 25-400mm which is pretty handy even if it doesn’t match the 50x or 60x zooms of most bridge cameras, but you get good quality of images. The FZ1000 also offers full manual and semi-manual controls, the ability to shoot raw files and 4K video. Though it’s big and pretty expensive, but it’s in a class of its own amongst bridge cameras.