CAMERAS

The BEST cameras from some of the top retailers.

CAMERAS

 

Overwhelmed or just searching for a good camera at a good price?

Here are some suggestions.

 

Light to carry with a fixed lens:

CANON POWERSHOT G9 X MkII

FUJIFILM X100F

 

 

Light to carry with inter-changeable lenses

PANASONIC LUMIX GX800

SONY ALPHA 6000

FUJIFILM X-T20

FUJIFILM X-T2

 

High-end fixed lens

SONY CYBER-SHOT DSC-RX10 IV

 

High-end with inter-changeable lenses

SONY ALPHA 7R II

NIKON D850

OLYMPUS OM-D E-M1 MkII

CANON EOS 5D MkIV

 

and if VIDEO matters to you

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5

 

Bear in mind that many photographers trade-in their old gear when they buy new.

Is this is what you want to do?

Then visit mpb (click below) and see what your gear is worth.

LIGHT TO CARRY WITH A FIXED LENS

CANON POWERSHOT G9 X MkII

Click on image for US price.

Compact, pocketable, camera with a fixed 28-84 (equivalent) lens. Shutter speed 30 - 1/2000 sec.

Continuous shooting at 8fps.

Has an LCD touch-screen, WiFi connectivity, and a fast and quiet auto-focus.

Video is 1080p (not 4K).

Produces a much better picture than any camera phone I have seen to date.

Excellent for casual snapshots.

Click on image for UK price.

FUJIFILM X100F

LIGHT TO CARRY WITH INTER-CHANGEABLE LENSES

 

PANASONIC LUMIX GX800

Compact System Camera with 12-32mm Interchangeable Lens.

It provides 4K video capture, and continuous shooting at up to 5fps.

It has a 16MP sensor, a Digital Zoom range of 4x, Wi-Fi, and a 3inch tiltable LCD Touch Screen.

It is one of the best entry level cameras if you are up-grading from the camera on your mobile phone.

SONY ALPHA 6000

Although there have been up-grades to this model it is still a competent and attractively priced mid-range camera in this group.

It has a 24.3MP sensor, an ISO range of 100-12,800, a very fast 11fps continuous shooting rate, a 3in titable LCD screen, and allows 1080p Full HD video recording.

It also has Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity.

Three years since its release - hence its comparatively low price - but still capable of delivering very good results.

Think X-T2 (see below) minus one or two elements (e.g. the X-T20 is not weather sealed and does not haver a battery grip) but at a much lower price. To my mind this makes it exceptional value for money.

The camera has a 24.3MP sensor, operates on an ISO range of 200-12,800, and sports up to 14fps continuous shooting (but uses the electronic shutter to achieve this) the back screen is both tiltable and acts as a touchscreen.

Video capture is 4K.

If you combine performance and price this camera is hard to beat in this category.

FUJIFILM X-T20

This camera carries the extremely competent sensor that is also found in the very highly rated X-T2. It has 24.3MP, a 23mm f/2 lens, and a viewfinder that provides 100% coverage.

FUJIFILM X-T2

Body only.

My top choice.

At the top end of this group the Fuji X-T2 deserves the huge following it has acquired amongst serious amateurs and professionals.

Easy to carry, an ample supply of some of the best lenses around, packed with features (24.3MP sensor, ISO 200-12,800, 8fps continuous shooting, a variable angle screen and 4K video capture).

Fast multi-point (325 of them) auto-focus, a brilliant image processor, and a mechanical shutter up to 1/8000sec.

With Kit Lens

HIGH END CAMERA WITH FIXED LENS

SONY CYBER-SHOT DSC-RX10 IV

This all-in-one "bridge camera" has a 20.1MP sensor and bluetooth connectivity.

Its main point of distinction is its 25x optical zoom lens (24-600mm)

So, if you want to carry one camera with one lens that has a large zoom range - this may well be it.

HIGH END CAMERA WITH INTER-CHANGEABLE LENSES

SONY ALPHA 7R II

This full frame mirrorless heavy weight provides a massive 42.4MP file for each image. (You had better have enough storage on your computer!)

ISO ranges from 100-25,600. Continuous shooting is at 5fps.

Video is 4K with a choice of formats.

 

This is a power house of image capture providing really high-end image quality.

NIKON D850

Newly released, it is now available in the UK

Its main features include~:

45.7MP sensor (can be reduced to 25.6MP or 11.4MP according to your choice.

Full-frame sensor.

Continuous shooting at 7fps.

ISO Range: 64-25,600

Superb auto-focus uses 153 points.

Video is 4K

The LCD screen tilts and is responsive to touch.

Weather sealed.

 

This is possibly the best all-round DSLR camera made to date.

If you have the financial resources and want a DSLR - BUY IT!

In the UK here or in the USA here

OLYMPUS OM-D E-M1 MkII

Highly rated for its autofocus and continuous shooting up to 18 fps using the mechanical shutter whilst maintaining auto-focus. ISO ranges from 200-25,600. Touchscreen can be set at various angles.

It has a 20.4MP sensor.

 

A very competent camera delivering quality images with great ease.

CANON EOS 5D MkIV

 

Full-frame - 30.4MP with all of the bells and whistles that you want most of the time. These include: robust, handles well, built-in Wi-fi/NFC, GPS, LCD with touch screen control.

ISO 100-32,000+. Pentaprism viewfinder with 100% coverage.

Excellent image quality - a real PRO camera.

A VERY POPULAR CAMERA AMONGST SERIOUS PHOTOGRAPHERS

 

One of the best.

and if VIDEO matters to you

 

PANASONIC LUMIX DC-GH5

The uniqueness of this camera lies in its excellent video qualities. It uses broadcast standard 10-bit 4:2:2 4k video capture.

It has a 20.3MP sensor, an ISO range of 200-25,600, and is able to shoot at 12 fps in continuous shooting mode.

The touch screen can be angled as required.

At the same time this is an excellent stills camera that is unlikely to disappoint most users.

All of these cameras can be purchased from Wex Photo Video, who will be willing to discuss a trade-in deal with you if you want to cut the cost of your new purchase.

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