We advise what to buy, looking for a reliable photographic equipment for winter trips.
In the mountains there is already the first snow, the temperature in the next few weeks is a significant drop, so all signs in the earth and the sky say that getting closer to the start of the ski season. The problem is that the low temperature, shock, the possibility of collapse and other frequent on the slopes situations are not conducive to shooting. Here you have something special operations – cameras that are not afraid to falls and have an additional seal to protect them from moisture. What to look for? It should beware of long lenses that can easily be damaged. Also important is how the smallest size equipment – it would be good to put it into the pocket of the ski suit. Probably not suited to the touch screen when you'll want to take pictures with gloves. That's all we had in mind when preparing our latest Top-10 fotoManiaKa. Before you the best proof cameras on the slopes!
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850
Olympus makes a good equipment – we have seen this already testing a different model of stylus. The thesis also confirms presented, rugged compact TG-850. The camera is not only properly cured but sealed, so that fears neither rain, nor snow (indeed, it can even dive to a depth of 10 meters). The equipment has a built-in lens with full-frame equivalent to 21 – 105 mm, with variable focal ratio of f / 3.5 – 5.7 – and thus no worse than regular CDs. ISO can raise the value of 6400. What else? 16 megapixels for still images and Full HD for movies at 60 frames per second. For this much artistic filters and the ability to take panorama. Useful may prove to be diverted screen. The camera is shockproof from a height of 2 meters, crushproof up to 100 kg and allows for trouble-free operation at temperatures up to -10 degrees below zero. The flash can also be used as a flashlight.
Model Ricoh has such an unusual appearance that, at first glance, we can not fail to notice that this camera. Hand in hand with an interesting housing also goes contents. Just like the Olympus model we have 16 megapixels, as well as the ability to shoot Full HD video, the fact that a speed of 30 frames per second. But in HD we can shoot up to 120 frames / sec.. So you get a slow motion video. The lens gives a focal length range of 28 – 140 mm equivalent for full frame. Or slightly more than the Olympus. Minimum better is also a stop – f / 5.5 instead of f / 5.7. Slightly smaller is behind this screen and it is not possible deflection. The manufacturer declares that the camera may fall safely from a height of 1.5 meters and operate in 10-degree cold, and it can dive to a depth of 12 meters. It is worth mentioning that we can make dozens of gold for the model indicated by a "W", which also will be equipped with WiFi.
Fujifilm FinePix XP80
One of the cheapest in the statement models, but not the worst. On the contrary. Fuji for little money gives a lot. It was described earlier two models to show how their background looks much cheaper FinePix. Just as they have 16 megapixels in the matrix, and this Full HD movies with 60 fps. / Sec. (just a pity that with monaural sound). The VGA quality can shoot at 240 frames / sec.., Which will give us great movies slow motion. The lens is the same as the Ricoh and therefore 28 – 140 mm per full frame and it's pretty clear – it światłosiły range of f / 3.9 – 4.9. Add to that the ability to take panoramic pictures 360 degrees, image stabilization, and built-in Wi-Fi, and you get a very nice equipment for a small money. When the camera is very compact, which also is important. Waterproof manufacturer declares to a depth of 15 meters, and the possibility of falling to 1.75 m. Use the camera can be at temperatures up to 10 degrees below zero. Sami So you see that Fuji almost nothing different from the above two models, and this price is very affordable.
Nikon Coolpix AW130
Another interesting device for rugged cameras. Nikon Coolpix series is a good and reasonable priced compacts. This is also the case of resistant AW130 model. When it comes to image quality, just like all the hitherto described models of Nikon provides us with 16 megapixels and the ability to shoot Full HD and is at 60 frames per second, to an efficient AVC and stereo sound. Preview enables us to OLED display with high resolution and additionally with anti-reflective coating. In comparison with the aforementioned models, the camera definitely wins the brightness of the lens. Because it is between f / 2.8 on a full hole, to f.4.9 at maximum zoom. The scope of the built-in lens focal length is 24 – 120 mm in 35mm film equivalent. Noteworthy is also the shortest shutter time of 1 / 5000s. – This is by far the best result ever. When it comes to durability, the manufacturer guarantees the ability to take pictures underwater at depths up to 30 meters. Shockproof to 2 meters, and the minimum working temperature, as in all models, -10 degrees. Noteworthy powerful battery, the fact of having optical stabilization and the ability to take 360-degree panoramas as well as a lot of interesting features – the barometer, altimeter and depth gauge. For this WiFi and NFC. Of course, it all goes hand in hand with a slightly higher price, but still it is definitely worth attention Nikon equipment.
His five minutes of cameras for special tasks must be, of course, also Sony. The camera of this manufacturer gives us the greatest among those listed to date models, the number of megapixels – 18. This Full HD video at 50 frames per second. Camera wins in terms of the screen – both its size and quality. Because we get OLED display with a diagonal of 3.3 inches and a resolution almost 1.3 million points. The thing is that the screen is touch. This is usually an advantage, but just in this case, as we mentioned above, the opposite. The focus, they get to use, are similar, as in most of the presented models – 26 – 130 mm and aperture ranges from f / 3.5 at wide angle to f / 4.8 at telephoto – good. To this matrix it is equipped with a mechanical image stabilization. The manufacturer declares waterproof to 10 meters under water. The camera can withstand a fall to the ground from a height of less than two meters and is protected by ingress of dust. The model is characterized by a very small dimensions, and by the way the manufacturer gives you the opportunity to choose from among several pretty color versions.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30
Lumix is one of the cheaper proposals on our list, but definitely worth the money. The matrix camera is equipped with 16 megapixels and the lens gives a focal length range – 25 – 100 mm for 35mm. Brightness does not sin, but it does not significantly deviate from the standards – f / 3.9 – 5.7. Unfortunately, slightly limping movie mode, because the statement is the only model that can not record videos in Full HD, HD AIW we can save them only at a speed of 25 frames. Regarding the immunity camera looks similar or slightly worse than the competition – declared by the manufacturer is 8 meters waterproof, and shockproof – 1.5 meters. Withstands work in temperatures up to 10 degrees below zero. The matrix camera is equipped with stabilization. Similarly, as in the case of Sony, we have available some nice color versions. Not the best in terms of quality model, among those listed, but on the other hand, does not differ from them significantly, and it can get a little over 500 zł, which should convince those from less affluent portfolio.
Canon PowerShot D30
Proposal Canon is a model of early last year, so older than most presented in the statement of devices, but not enough to call it obsolete. At our disposal was given a 12-megapixel sensor and the ability to shoot video in Full HD, but only at 24 frames per second. Worse still, the opportunity to shoot at a speed of 60 do not get even in HD. But to do that Canon has us accustomed. Worse, the image processor, which was equipped in the camera is a bit outdated because it has already neck over 7 years. But we get image stabilization, and it is always useful. The lens gives us room to maneuver focal length of 28-140 mm equivalent for full frame. In contrast, the variable aperture is f / 3.9 – f / 4.8, so the lens is relatively clear. Worse, the outdated processor can not cope best with higher ISO values. When it comes to immunity camera, it can be with him dive to a depth of 25 meters, which is a very good result, and the fall will be for him dangerous to a height of 2 meters. Resistance to cold temperatures will also be as competitors: -10 degrees. Note the additional function as a built-in GPS module, which in this combination is rare.
GoPro Hero 4 Black Edition
And now, to quote the classics, something completely different. Probably known to everyone, sports GoPro camera. So, how well devices are used for filming movies, so the camera can be used to take pictures. Besides, sometimes even buying the camera, and so often we make films than to take pictures. Therefore, in our statement there was room for the GoPro camera. The matrix camera is equipped with 12 megapixels, which is slightly less than most cameras. Impresses for burst mode that lets you record 30 frames per second. The camera lens is much wider than those offered by CDs, in addition bright – f / 2.8. Of course, due to the fact that GoPro is a camera, offers excellent video quality, even in low light. With 30-tom frames per second can shoot in 4K standard and classic Full HD can record slow motion video at 120 frames per second. In addition, we can use the timelapsów. GoPro cameras are very robust devices can dive up to 40 meters, which is four times greater depth than most devices in the statement, and additionally niestraszne them falling from higher elevations or shock or dust. The camera is equipped with a touch screen, as well as additional functions, such as WiFi or Bluetooth.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
Stairs begin when you want to find more professional equipment, a much larger than the compact and interchangeable lens capabilities. SLR and bezlusterkowce are reasonably stable, but still it is not advisable to throw them, or leave the snow. There are a few models that can handle these tasks. One of them is the model of Panasonic. GX8 is simply a great camera, and by the way strong. It offers 20 megapixels and excellent quality images, thanks to a new and powerful image processor. Not worse in the case of movies. We can shoot in 4K at 24 frames or Full HD – 50 frames / sec.. Of course, the quality of movies is incomparably better than those recorded by compacts. Snapshot in movie mode allows you to use the shortest shutter speed range of 1 / 16000s, which is a great result. With ISO we can use in the range of 200 – 25,600, which is over four times greater than the best compacts presented here. In addition to the excellent quality flip the display you get too, of course, the digital viewfinder. The camera body is made of magnesium alloy and additionally sealed. This makes it resistant to falls, splashes and dust. We can also use it at low temperatures. The equipment is additionally equipped with WiFi and NFC. The camera will fit any lens Micro Four Thirds System. Of course, for full immunity should be equipped with a waterproof camera housing to give the same opportunities as CDs, but any such costs can sometimes knock the legs.
Nikon 1 AW1
Proposal Nikon is slightly cheaper and more mobile. Therefore, it may be the perfect bridge between listed here amateur utensils, and almost professional, but also quite expensive, with Panasonic. Buy it because we can not "bare" for 1500 zł, or adding a thousand – with the lens. Of course, there Needless to say, as many advantages gives you the ability to change lenses. The camera is a bit older, it appeared on the market in autumn 2013, but thanks to its price decreases, and in terms of quality is not higher of the appliances. There we have 14 megapixels and the ability to shoot Full HD video at 60 frames per second. Minimum shutter speed is 1 / 16000s, which is a very good result. The equipment even though it is bezlusterkowcem, in terms of resistance has everything that compacts. He is not afraid of rain, it is quite tough and this may work on a ten cold. Additionally equipped with an electronic compass, altimeter and depth. In a word-resistant equipment, the size of the compact, but offers better image quality and the possibility of exchanging lenses. Therefore, the Nikon model is the hardware really remarkable if you're looking for something robust, yet more possibilities.
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