We choose the best compact cameras – from cheap models for less demanding to advanced cameras for professionals.
We were looking for already the best superzoomów, we advised what equipment to buy with only 500 zł, and recently explained, that should be a good camera for the holidays. Today, while we look at the best digital kompaktom. In the end, it has long been known that digital compacts can do really good pictures, and top models can even compete with the SLR. We chose the 10 best compact cameras at different prices – there's something for everyone fotoManiaKa.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX60
Cheapest compact worthy of attention already find for less than a thousand dollars. For this amount we get a camera with 1 / 2.3-inch matrix and lens with a solid range of focal lengths (24 – 720 mm). Unfortunately, we have to reckon with the fact that optics is not the brightest (f / 3.5-6.3). The camera will shoot Full HD 50 fps. The strength of the camera's burst mode – we will do up to 10 frames per second. There were also WIFI enabled NFC. Interestingly, the compact is also equipped with a hot shoe, as well as optical stabilization. And that takes pictures? Here are a few examples:
Canon PowerShot SX710 HS
Another proposal worthy of attention than thousand model is Canon. It is equipped with a CMOS sensor size 1 / 2.3 inch, which is supported by the new DIGIC 6 (higher than eg. In the recently tested Canon 1300D). The lens is similar to that of Sony, though somewhat longer (25 – 750 mm), but with the length it gets darker on the tele (f / 6.9), but at full brightness hole is f / 3.2. The camera shoots in Full HD 60 fps, and has a good quality optical image stabilization, which determines the strength of the manufacturer to 2.5 EV. Here we have also WIFI enabled NFC, and if our smartphone is equipped with a GPS, then through an application can determine where the picture was taken. And likewise, some pictures sample.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60
is less than 200 zlotys more of the above two proposals cost compact Panasonic. In terms of lens and sensor camera looks like Canon and Sony models. Focal range is 24 – 720 mm, a brightness of f / 3.3-6.4. We have several elements that make it worthwhile to make this particular device. One of them is the movie mode. We can shoot in Full HD 50 fps, but apart from that we get the HD mode slow motion 100 fps. It's a really great thing for a budget model. For this we have a digital viewfinder, which compacts is rare, and if that was not enough – 5-axis stabilization. In terms of formalities, let me add that there are also Wi-Fi, NFC, and even the GPS. And some pictures sample:
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100
less than 1500 zł is the amount that will allow us to purchase compact 1-inch matrix. The camera started a successful series RX, which is now in its fourth generation, we tested last year. The first RX lens has a much shorter, than the previously mentioned models, but much brighter – 28 – 100 mm f / 1.8 – 4.9. The camera turns to Full HD 50 fps, it can take up to 10 shots per second in burst mode, and besides, is equipped with image stabilization. Photos can be done fully manually and save them in the form of RAW. The model has been almost four years, but the money is really interesting proposal. Just look at the pictures below to see for yourself.
Canon PowerShot G9 X
Among the best compact Canon does a good job, which is exemplified by X G9 camera with 1-inch matrix, 28-84 mm lens and the light of f / 2.0-4.9. Maybe it falls slightly worse than cheaper by 200 zł RX100, but it offers a very comprehensive auto mode, which detects up to 58 different scenes. For this we use electronic ND filter, and the matrix is equipped with 5-axis stabilization strength up to 3 EV. Movie mode is the standard Full HD 60p and framing will help us a 3.2-inch display, which is equipped with a touch. G9 X is a camera, which simply press the shutter button without worrying about anything else, and the images still come out good.
Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II
in excess of two thousand we find a model with very bright lenses and large matrices, among which looks great Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II. It is true that the brightness of the lens may not be perfect (f / 2.0 at full hole and f / 4.9 at telephoto), but this matrix is similar in size to APS-C, so even with such light can cope. The movie mode is only 30 frames per second in full HD. The screen is equipped with a touch, and besides tilting, which is very useful when working. There were also WIFI with NFC. It should look at this model due to the size of the matrix. A few sample images:
Panasonic Lumix LX100
If we're at large matrices, do not forget to Panasoniku. This is not the latest model already stands out matrix 4/3 – the same as fitted in bezlusterkowcach this manufacturer. The brightness of the lens with focal lengths of 24-75 mm is also impressive – f / 1.7-2.8. The camera is also equipped with image stabilization. As with the movie mode? It turns out that we even 4K at 30 frames per second. Autofocus is equipped with a turn in up to 49 focus areas, and the burst mode allows you to take 11 pictures per second. WiFi and NFC present, and on board we find even an electronic viewfinder. If a year or two the price falls below a two thousand for many it will be a more interesting option than a cheap mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera. A few pictures to confirm:
Canon PowerShot G5 X
Time for another Canon. This time, the lens is equipped with a focal range of 24-100 mm, and its brightness is f / 1.8-2.8. This is all supported by a one-inch display illuminated from behind. The movie mode allows us to record video in Full HD 60p. In this model, we find pivoting screen, although it tilts to the side, which is a rare solution. The trimming will help us to have an electronic viewfinder. Very interesting camera for about 2.7 thousand. zł. It is worth noting that this is the last year's premiere, so the model still warm. Just like sample pictures. 🙂
Nikon DL24-85 f / 1.8-2.8
Nikon in the world of advanced compact puts Although only the first steps, but it is doing it with a bang. DL24-85 costs Although more than 3,000 gold, but its features are impressive. The length of the lens is 24-85 mm, and the variable brightness of f / 1.8-2.8. Mounted matrix measures themselves, in turn, 1-inch. The greatest power of the camera, however, is its movie mode. Here we have HD at a speed of 240 fps, 120 fps Full HD and 4K 30fps. So rich movie mode is rarely found even in advanced bezlusterkowcach, so the more surprising that the small and not so expensive compact Nikon gives us so much. We also have a microphone input, tilting the screen, as well as Bluetooth 4.1 standard (of course we also have WIFI). In a word – great equipment, which can also be seen on the photographs the sample.
Sony RX100 IV
fourth generation RX100 – tested – is at the top of our ranking in terms of price, because it costs more than 4 thousand, but the camera capabilities are considerable. Lens with focal lengths of 24-70 mm and aperture of f / 1.8-2.8 does not differ from other advanced models, and the heart of the camera is a 1-inch matrix. display is biased, and the number of options in the menu impressive – we rule over virtually everything. Great results are achieved electric shutter – 1/32 000 s, and thanks to a very fast processor BIONZ X can do up to 16 frames per second in burst mode. Movie Mode includes 4K at 30 frames per second, as well as slow-motion Full HD – 100 kl.s /. Equipment with high-end quality, but, unfortunately, also the price. A few sample images.
Sample photos are from Flickr and resources techManiaK.pl
Or SLR or mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera?
You do not have to convince compact? It does not matter – the market is no shortage of alternatives. Take a look if only for a cheap SLR to 1500 zł – if you are looking for your first camera, these models will be like found. For more demanding we have prepared a list of the best digital cameras, and for those looking for something instead of a camera – TOP10 cameras for filming.