10 Best Digital Cameras

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10 Best Digital Cameras

Do you want a small camera that requires minimal effort and capture beautiful things for you & takes great pictures? A pocket point-and-shoot is probably your best bet. Need to get close to the action without carrying an SLR with a big telephoto zoom lens? A bridge-style superzoom model is likely for you. Or do you want a lightning-fast shooter that lets you swap out lenses and play with settings? Then you want a D-SLR or a compact interchangeable-lens camera. Plan on shooting on the beach or the slopes? You need a ruggedized waterproof model.

 

1. Olympus OM-D E-M1

EDITOR RATING: OUTSTANDING

Olympus OM-D E-M1

Impressive image quality, even at high ISO settings. Dust-proof, splash-proof design. Solid build quality. Excellent ergonomics. Best-in-class EVF. Wi-Fi. In-camera art filters and color control. Robust time lapse feature. Quick autofocus. 10.5fps burst shooting. In-camera image stabilization. Sharp, tilting touch screen. On the pricey side. No built-in flash. No support for 60fps video.

  • Battery Type Supported:Lithium Ion
  • Dimensions:3.7 x 5.1 x 2.5 inches
  • GPS:No
  • Interface Ports:Micmini HDMIPC SyncProprietary
  • LCD size:3 inches
  • Maximum ISO:25600
  • Megapixels:16 MP
  • Lens Mount:Micro Four Thirds

2. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

EDITOR RATING: OUTSTANDING

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

Impressively sharp 24-200mm f/2.8 lens. Big 1-inch image sensor. 10fps burst shooting. Speedy focus. 1080p60 video capture. Excellent customizable control layout. Sharp EVF. Tilting rear LCD. Multi Interface hot shoe. Integrated Wi-Fi with NFC. Bulky. Expensive. External battery charger not included.

  • 35-mm Equivalent (Telephoto):200 mm
  • Battery Type Supported:Lithium Ion
  • Dimensions:3.5 x 5.1 x 4.1 inches
  • Interface Ports:HeadphoneMicmicro HDMImicro USB
  • LCD size:3 inches
  • Maximum ISO:12800
  • Megapixels:20 MP
  • Video Resolution:1080i1080p480p

3. Canon EOS 6D

EDITOR RATING: EXCELLENT

Canon EOS 6D

Compact. Inexpensive for its class. Full-frame sensor. 4.5fps shooting. Superb image quality at high ISOs. Interchangeable focus screens. Integrated GPS and Wi-Fi. 1080p30 video capture. Battery grip available. Supported USB tethered and Wi-Fi remote control. Not the fastest camera on the block. Viewfinder only offers 97 percent coverage. Not compatible with EF-S lenses. GPS saps battery life. No flash. Slow focus during video recording. No PC Sync socket.

  • Battery Type Supported:Lithium Ion
  • Dimensions:4.4 x 5.7 x 2.8 inches
  • LCD Aspect Ratio:3:2
  • LCD size:3 inches
  • Maximum ISO:102400
  • Megapixels:20 MP
  • Sensor Size:Full-Frame (36 x 24mm)
  • Video Resolution:1080p720p
  • Type:D-SLR

4. Canon EOS 7D Mark II

EDITOR RATING: EXCELLENT

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

10fps continuous shooting. 65-point cross-type autofocus system. Great control layout. Huge JPG shooting buffer. Lots of detail at high ISO. Access to Canon lens system. 1/8,000-second shutter. CF and SD card slots. Integrated GPS. 1080p60 video. Pricey. Lacks built-in Wi-Fi. Fixed rear LCD. Servo AF unavailable when shooting at 1080p60.  The Canon EOS 7D Mark II shoots at 10fps, offers pro-level video recording, and is built like a tank. It’s our Editors’ Choice for high-end APS-C D-SLRs.

  • Dimensions:4.4 x 5.9 x 3.1 inches
  • Interface Ports:HeadphoneMicmini HDMIPC SyncRemoteUSB
  • LCD size:3 inches
  • Maximum ISO:51200
  • Megapixels:20 MP
  • Sensor Type:CMOS
  • Type:D-SLR
  • Video Resolution:1080p480p720p

5. Nikon D750

EDITOR RATING: EXCELLENT

Nikon D750

24-megapixel full-frame image sensor. 6.5fps burst shooting. Solid high ISO performance. Fast 51fps autofocus system. 1080p60 video capture. Intervalometer and time lapse functions. Dual card slots. Tilting rear display. Loads of physical controls. Uncompressed video output via HDMI. Integrated Wi-Fi. Sensor includes optical low-pass filter. Time lapse limited to 8 hours. GPS module is a pricey add-on. Wi-Fi remote function needs improvement. No PC sync socket. The Nikon D750 full-frame D-SLR delivers pro-level performance at a reasonable asking price, making it our Editor’s Choice for under $2,500.

  • Battery Type Supported:Lithium Ion
  • Dimensions:4.4 x 5.5 x 3.1 inches
  • Interface Ports:HeadphoneMicmini HDMIProprietaryRemote
  • Sensor Size:Full-Frame (35.9 x 24mm)
  • Video Resolution:1080p720p
  • Megapixels:24 MP
  • Maximum ISO:51200
  • Type:D-SLR

6. Olympus Tough TG-2 iHS

EDITOR RATING: EXCELLENT

Olympus Tough TG-2 iHS

Waterproof to 50 feet. Excellent high ISO performance. Fast f/2 lens. Snappy performance. Accepts filters and conversion lenses. GPS and digital compass. Macro LED light. Lens could be sharper. In-camera battery charging. Lens movement is audible on video soundtrack.

  • 35-mm Equivalent (Telephoto):100 mm
  • Battery Type Supported:Lithium Ion
  • Dimensions:2.6 x 4.5 x 1.1 inches
  • LCD size:3 inches
  • Maximum ISO:3200
  • Megapixels:12 MP
  • Video Resolution:1080p720p
  • Interface Ports:micro HDMIProprietary

7. Olympus Tough TG-3

EDITOR RATING: EXCELLENT

Olympus Tough TG-3

Wide aperture f/2 lens. Microscope macro mode. Waterproof to 50 feet. Very quick focus. 5fps burst shooting. Accepts filters and lens accessories. Macro LED light. GPS and Wi-Fi. Images on the noisy side. In-camera battery charging. Zoom and focus are audible on video soundtrack.

  • Battery Type Supported:Lithium Ion
  • Dimensions:2.6 x 4.4 x 1.2 inches
  • Maximum ISO:6400
  • Megapixels:16 MP
  • Video Resolution:1080p720p
  • Interface Ports:micro HDMIProprietary
  • Sensor Size:1/2.3″ (6.2 x 4.6mm) mm
  • Type:Compact

8. Pentax K-3 (Body)

EDITOR RATING: EXCELLENT

Pentax K-3 (Body)

Excellent high ISO image quality. Shoots at 8.1fps. Fast, 27-point autofocus system. In-camera shake reduction. Selectable simulated low-pass filter. Weather-sealed design. Pentaprism viewfinder. Sharp rear display. Top-notch control layout. Dual SD card slots. PC sync flash socket. Limited autofocus during video recording. A little slow to start. Lacks built-in GPS or Wi-Fi.

  • Battery Type Supported:Lithium Ion
  • LCD size:3.2 inches
  • Maximum ISO:51200
  • Megapixels:24 MP
  • Video Resolution:1080i1080p720p
  • Type:D-SLR

9. Sony Alpha 6000

EDITOR RATING: EXCELLENT

Sony Alpha 6000

Incredibly fast autofocus. 11.1fps burst shooting with tracking focus. Amazing high ISO image quality. Sharp OLED EVF. Tilting rear display. In-body flash and multi-function hot shoe. Wi-Fi with NFC. Downloadable camera apps. 1080p60 video capture. Overly sensitive eye sensor. Slow start up. EVF lags in very dim light. Lacks analog mic input. Some apps must be purchased.

  • Maximum ISO:25600
  • Megapixels:24 MP
  • Sensor Size:APS-C (23.5 x 15.6mm) mm
  • Lens Mount:Sony E
  • LCD size:3 inches
  • Interface Ports:micro HDMImicro USB

10. Sony Alpha 77 II

EDITOR RATING: EXCELLENT

Sony Alpha 77 II

Excellent high ISO image quality. 12fps continuous shooting. Fast, 79-point autofocus system. In-body stabilization. Sharp OLED EVF. Excellent control layout. Sharp, articulated rear LCD. Seamless Live View experience. Built-in Wi-Fi. PC sync flash socket. 1080p60 video recording. A little slow to start and shoot. Single memory card slot. No built-in GPS. Some photographers prefer an optical viewfinder.

  • Battery Type Supported:Lithium Ion
  • Interface Ports:Micmicro HDMImicro USBPC SyncRemote
  • LCD size:3 inches
  • Maximum ISO:25600
  • Megapixels:24 MP
  • Type:D-SLR

 

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