The question of which model of digital camera is the fastest or best, appears in the photo forums with astonishing regularity. On the market now exist dozens of SLR and compact cameras – make the right choice in this jungle is not an easy task. Therefore, I invite you to review the current rankings of best digital cameras 2012/2013, according to representatives of the EISA *. * EISA (European Imaging and Sound Association) is founded in 1982, an international association, which includes elected representatives of the media, dedicated to photography and audio-visual systems.
Nikon D4 of the best professional camera
Nikon D4 is the successor model D3s deserved. The manufacturer decided to hard refresh the interior, replacing the full-frame sensor over a 16-megapixel CMOS sensor, was also upgrading the processor – the designers used the latest, third generation of Expeed. The system consists of 51 AF points including 15 cross, and the autofocus can detect up to 16 faces in a frame, even with the viewfinder. One of the most interesting additions are highlighted interface buttons, and use of super-high-speed memory cards XQD. It is also worth mentioning the presence of extremely precise RGB sensor (91 000 pixels).
The best professional camera this year is, by creating the highest quality images even in extreme lighting conditions, full-frame, equipped with 16-megapixels, Nikon D4. After tests, journals belonging to the EISA organization appreciated the camera for a unique combination: high-resolution, wide dynamic range, very low noise even at ISO 12800, super-fast AF system, short reaction times and high-frequency recording at the long series of pictures. Robust body is well protected against dust and moisture. An optical viewfinder provides sharp and comfortable viewing of what will be recorded by the camera, and close to the ideal of ergonomics, including through the new mirror joystick available regardless of whether the camera taking pictures of the horizontal or vertical, it creates the Nikon D4 very easy and pleasant to using the camera. D4 also enables recording of high-quality video images. – EISA verdict
Canon EOS 5D Mark II SLR best advanced
camera, to which many professional photographers have been waiting impatiently for geeks. Canon 5D Mark II, like its predecessor, is designed for professionals. Evidence of this matrix in the size of full frame and strong technical specification. The third generation of the famous SLR was armed with a 22-megapixel CMOS sensor and a new version of the processor – DIGIC 5 +. On board you will find dual slot CF and SD optical viewfinder, with nearly 100% frame coverage and a 3.2-inch clear LCD screen. Attention is the presence of an external microphone input. It should be noted that the camera's 61-point AF system and a powerful video recording mode.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II is both extremely versatile and easy camera to use, guaranteeing achieve professional image quality digital SLR with movie recording. Even if the camera functions appear to be similar to its predecessor is a considerable improvement can be seen when shooting and postproduction. Its 22 millionth sensor ensures you get very good results, both normal and low light conditions. In addition, the camera is equipped with, the same as in new models of professional, advanced 61-point AF system. In addition, a new generation EOS 5D has improved sealing system and the possibility of shooting at a frequency of 6 frames / s – the verdict EISA
Nikon D800 Camera of
Nikon D800 is the successor to the D700 already podstarzałego. Inside the camera, much has changed – it's worth even mentioning the exchange matrix in 36-megapixel CMOS sensor. The designers used the third generation of the proven Expeed processor. SLR camera supports sensitivity of ISO 100 – 6400 and lets you shoot in Full HD with manual control parameters. Movie lovers will be delighted at the sight of the HDMI output, supports uncompressed video signal. It is also worth mentioning the presence of extremely precise RGB sensor (91 000 pixels) with an advanced Scene Recognition. The AF system consists of 51 points, including 9 cross.
This year's best camera is the Nikon D800. His 36-million, full-frame sensor allows for extremely high-resolution photos without, as shown by tests conducted in magazines EISA, no compromises in terms of dynamic range and noise level at high ISO. In a compact, accessible and reasonably priced, reliable and durable body is a first measurement system and a 51-point system designed for professional autofocusu Nikon D4. The camera has a bright, crisp, providing 100% frame coverage optical viewfinder, which is very precise and easy to use even for people wearing glasses. Built-in, a little flash can operate additional Nikon Speedlights deliver the right amount of fill light, even in tricky lighting conditions. D800 Version E allows for images with even higher resolution without the need to adjust the focus in the post-production. Their quality is similar to that offered by the medium format cameras, while maintaining the benefits of flexibility and light weight 35mm SLR cameras. – EISA verdict
Sony Alpha SLT-A57 Best SLR
SLR Sony Alpha SLT-A57 is designed for the amateurs, you'll find here, however, manual override mode, which offers complete control over the shooting. Equipment refers to the more expensive styles and more advanced model A65. The camera is based on a 16-megapixel sensor in APS-C format. The latest BIONZ processor seamlessly supports a wide range of software features and effects. The list of equipment include further rotated, the 3-inch LCD screen with high resolution electronic viewfinder and a. Hot shoe connector enables you to connect an external flash. Note the efficient burst mode (12 frames / s) and the recording mode in Full HD.
Sony and SLT-A57 is a 16-millionth engine with a transparent mirror and a very impressive capabilities in this price range. The benefits of using a transparent mirror technology is already beginning to have an effect in the simplest of cameras. This technology allows for fast AF in movie mode, 12 frames per second in burst mode as well as an extremely efficient operation of high-quality imaging sensor and processor. Sony? SLT-A57 is the perfect tool for new photography enthusiasts, built on the platform, which allows both the consumer and the producer can grow even more. Features such as a new mode for automatic execution of the portrait, make the camera-friendly for both beginners and more experienced users. Sony while maintaining very good quality images with the camera, makes the SLT-A57 can easily compete with the much more expensive cameras. – EISA verdict
Fujifilm X-Pro1 best professional compact with interchangeable lenses
Fujifilm X-Pro1 is the camera for professionals. Unconventional sensor device has been designed along new lines – instead of the conventional pixel circuit 2 × 2, X-Trans (as was baptized sensor) offers a distorted arrangement 6 × sixth Irregularity at this level is to eliminate the effect of Moira, so that it becomes unnecessary AA filter. The new processor EXR Pro has even more computing power than the unit mounted in the famous X100. With both solutions, the hardware can boast of recording high-resolution images with very low noise digital.
A suitable combination of the exceptional quality of the lens, solid construction and a revolutionary body, the newly developed sensor has made Fujifilm X-Pro1 is a very good camera. The matrix X-Trans, thanks to the new mesh filters for construction materials as nearly negative, makes in conjunction with Fujinon lenses, use it to obtain images with much higher resolution than other cameras with 16-million converter. Hybrid opto-electronic viewfinder that makes the photographer gets the best of both digital and optical world, and the possibility of direct control over exposure parameters from the body, without having to enter the camera menu makes the X-Pro 1 is a simple and friendly to use, even if the AF system is not the fastest on the market. This is not the smallest camera system, but its huge dimensions are compensated by the highest quality of recorded images and the pleasure of making contact with him. – EISA verdict
Samsung NX20 most advanced compact cameras with interchangeable lenses
Samsung NX20 is an advanced compact with interchangeable lenses. Looks like a model NX10, but the designers seriously modernized technical specification. The device was based on a matrix of APS-C CMOS sensor with a resolution of 20.3 megapixels. The sensor provides the sensitivity of ISO 100-12.800. You will receive access to an efficient burst mode that allows you to shoot at 8 frames / s The board also find WiFi and a 3-inch rotating screen AMOLED (614.000 points). Personnel will also be able to preview an electronic viewfinder, with SVGA resolution.
Samsung NX20 has a compact, lightweight body, its shape resembling a reflex, in which the 20.3-million, manufactured by Samsung, the sensor APS-C CMOS sensor enables shooting with a maximum sensitivity of ISO 12 800th Other characteristic features include shooting mode (up to 8 frames / sec) and high-performance, customizable i-Function 2.0, which provides quick access to control functions through the 9 button on the lens. Built-in, embedded in the wrist, 3-inch AMOLED screen helps users to type of camera to be more creative and shoot from unusual positions. A key feature of the Samsung NX20 is a built-in Wi-Fi, which allows you to send photos using the mail-a, or upload them to social networking sites directly from the camera. The system also enables wireless remote camera in Live View mode by screen smartphone. – EISA verdict
Olympus OM-D E-M5 the best compact with interchangeable lenses
Recently, we tested the Olympus OM-D E-M5 is the first Japanese manufacturer offers the Micro Four Thirds format, which is not a popular series of PEN. Decorated in retro style, offers the user the functionality of advanced digital SLRs, enclosed in a compact, durable body. Quick AF, usable high ISO, continuous shooting performance and the ability to adjust the settings on each other, the features that will appreciate anyone who has a lot of photographs.
Olympus OM-D EM5 is a successful remake of the unique native OM series cameras of old. The camera features a compact, durable and weather resistant body, which is extremely comfortable in the holding, especially when it podepniemy the optional grip. Super fast AF system, and unique, with 1.4 million pixels, electronic viewfinder makes us believe that photographing with SLR. OM-D also has features such as Flip Type OLED touchscreen, 5-way image stabilization and digital filters attractive. Of course, not without significance is the possibility of getting help for his great photos. – EISA verdict
Canon PowerShot G1 X best compact camera
Canon PowerShot G1 X is one of the most advanced compact cameras on the market, while the equipment that has a chance to compete with cameras with interchangeable lenses. The heart device is a CMOS sensor with a resolution of 14.3 megapixels. Accompanied by a fifth-generation DIGIC processor. With this combination it is possible to record images in 14-bit RAWach. In addition, the board will find a bright optics (F2 ,6-5, 8), with approximately 4-fold (28-112 mm in 35 mm film). Also a range of additives such as a built-in optical viewfinder, image stabilization, hot shoe connector, or movable LCD screen, with a 3 inch (920.000 points).
High image quality, which is formed with a Canon PowerShot GX-1 can be easily compared with the imagery of many DSLRs. It is an amazing camera in case of such small dimensions. The use of a matrix with the space between the APS-C format and Micro 4/3 PowerShotowi helped maintain a good level of noise even at ISO 12800. The high-performance DIGIC 5 plays an important role in noise reduction and helps in the creation of 14.3 per million and 14 bit images with top notch speed. Advanced amateurs and professionals will appreciate the opportunity to register for both the camera raw files and jpeg. Conducted by the magazines belonging to the EISA tests showed fourfold optical zoom offers good value for such a small structure, a built-in Image Stabilizer IS hybrid, which uses the same technology as in professional lenses from Canon, is very effective in action. – The Verdict EISA
Olympus TOUGH TG-1 most compact all-weather
Olympus Tough TG-1 is a continuation of the popular series of compact cameras resistant. Robust, sealed housing, characterized by increased resistance to vibration up to 2 meters and crushing strength of 100 kg, the manufacturer has also taken care that the unit served us well when immersed to a depth of 12 meters under water. Compact is built based on the BSI CMOS sensor with a resolution of 12 megapixels and built-up wide-angle lens, a 5-fold and brightness approximately 0.0 F2-4, 9 In addition, the board will find a transparent OLED screen and TruePic VI.
Olympus TOUGH TG-1 is an extremely stylish and practical compact camera. It is resistant to collapse (up to 2 meters), waterproof (to 12 m), resistant to pressure (up to 100 kg) and freezeproof (to -10 ° C). The heart of the camera is 12 million with 1/2, 3-inch type CMOS BSI, which together with the imaging processor TruePic VI and bright zoom lens 25-100 mm f/2-4, 9 create excellent quality images with low noise, as confirmed by tests conducted by the magazine belonging to the EISA. Olympus TOUGH TG-1 is an anti-reflective coating on a 3-inch OLED screen, GPS, video recording Full HD 1080p resolution and an electronic compass, so you can find out where you are or where you were. With optional waterproof fisheye and telephoto converters, which can be connected via an adapter to the camera, TOUGH'a can be described as a system camera. – EISA verdict
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V travel best compact camera
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX20V is designed for backpackers. Designers have packed it in efficient power and a GPS module, and the heart device is a matrix-type Exmor R CMOS sensor with a resolution of 18.2 megapixels. The camera has a wide-angle Sony G lens, allowing for a 20-fold zoom. Optical stabilization works in three directions, and you can use it even while shooting movies. The board also find 3-inch clear LCD screen (921.600 points) and an improved AF system.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V is an interesting camera for its compact size and 20 x optical zoom lens with a focal length 25-500 mm. His 18.2 million Imaging sensor provides a possibility to make high magnifications and camera measurement systems, make the photos are correctly exposed. ISO sensitivity range, the ability to perform 10 fps. / Sec and precise features that allow individual control over brightness and color reproduction, offer photographers the freedom to use in a broad range of conditions, and when shooting moving objects. Both the wide range of options "artistic" menu and can set the background blur and video recording in Full HD 50p provides for freedom, creativity and imagination are not limited in the implementation of photographic projects. – EISA verdict
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 best advanced compact camera
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 is an advanced camera that is equipped with a 20-megapixel Exmor CMOS type, size 13.2 x 8.8 mm. In addition, the camera boasts a very bright lens (f / 1,8), 1080/60p recording mode and the ability to record RAW images. This is not the end a list of advantages. The user receives for access to a large and clear display and recording functions for RAW images (which fans will appreciate the digital darkroom).
Sony Cyber-shot RX100 is a high quality, solidly built compact camera designed for advanced photographers. It is equipped with an extremely large one-inch type CMOS sensor and a bright Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar 28-100 mm f / 1,8-4,9 to ensure the achievement of very high quality images even in low light conditions. In addition to JPEG, RX100 can record raw files by providing the flexibility to create images of better quality by advanced photographers. High-quality 3-inch LCD screen with a resolution of 1.2 million points confirmed its quality in surveys conducted by magazines belonging to the EISA. – EISA verdict
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