It’s a new year and it’s also time for new gadgets to usher in 2017. Let’s look into different innovations, features and improved efficiency of digital cameras for the year. Did your favorite camera make the list? Are you interested in buying a new camera for this year? There are new entries but some are from late last year’s list. Overall, they are worth to check if you consider getting a camera anytime soon. Below we have shortlisted Top Seven (7) Best Digital Cameras for Professional Photography by Beginners with a detailed buying review guide.
1. YI 4K+ Action Camera
To kick off the list, let’s introduce you to the world’s first 4K/60fps action camera. For any camera or photography enthusiast, this is enough reason to give this camera a spin. The YI 4K+ action camera is an upgrade of their previous YI 4K action camera. It also boasts RAW image format, Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) for 4K/30 and USB Type-C, speeds up to 40MB/s.
YI 4K+ also uses the newest Ambarella H2 SOC, the first 14nm video processing/encoding SOC. It is power efficient as it consumes extremely low power while still delivering 4K Ultra HD video. With the USB Type-C and external microphone support, the data capabilities have been greatly enhanced. It's small and wonderful.
A tiny camera packed with numerous advanced technologies the YI 4K+ produces images and videos of the highest quality that you can even imagine as it comes with an IMX377 12MP image sensor, 7 glass lens, quad-core Cortex-A53 ARM processor, Ambarella H2 chipset, 2.19” retain touch screen, ATL 1400mAh battery. If there's one digital camera in 2017 that has the "wow factor", this is it.
2. Nikon D3300 Camera
It's the best choice for someone who would want a DSLR for the first time. A perfect fit for beginners. The camera provides 5.1fps burst when equipped with a 95MB/sec SD card (almost 4.4fps for raw) with autofocus and with no noticeable slowing.
Obviously, the D3300 has an improved image quality compared to the D3200, with images appearing sharper as expected from the new 24-megapixel antialiasing-filter-free sensor. Not the top of the line, but it's a decent digital camera for beginners.
3. Nikon COOLPIX B700 Camera
Is a point and shoot camera that boasts of versatility. Its 20.2 MP CMOS sensor is ideal for low-light conditions, Full 4K video recording, target-finding autofocus (AF), and full manual exposure.
Nikon B700 also has a powerful 60x zoom through the solid NIKKOR lens. It’s an all-around impressive point and shoot camera you have to try.
4. Panasonic Lumix ZS100 Camera
It features a stunning 10x zoom lens. Probably the longest in a compact digital camera equipped with a 1-inch sensor.
The ZS100 incorporates the same 1-inch sensor as the excellent FZ1000, but it has a slower and shorter 10x lens, 25-250mm f2.8-5.9, compared to the FZ1000's huge 16x f2.8 lens. It also features 4k video as well. It's a great combination of size and quality.
5. Fuji X-T2 Camera
The X-T1's Auto focus tracking of moving subjects is quick, while the level of sophistication and customization is very high. With 8 frames per second burst shooting, a clever double-hinged rear display, bright EVF, Fuji's impressive 24.3MP X Trans III CMOS sensor and plenty of body mounted controls and you're left with a camera that you could say is worth the money.
6. Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Camera
Considered by some enthusiasts as the “most complete” DSLR available today. It features a new sensor that delivers pin-sharp results, a 61-point AF system that's technologically advanced. It's easy to use as well. It has a large 3.2-inch display that has an eye-popping 1,620,000 dots and touchscreen functionality, as on the 1D X Mark II.
The touchscreen interface on the 5D Mark IV is active all the time not like the old 1D X Mark II. This allows menu navigation and image review with ease. It may be expensive compared to its competitors, but the 5D Mark IV is considered one of the best DSLRs out there.
7. Canon PowerShot SX610 HS Camera
The Canon PowerShot SX610 is designed for people who want quality images like that of a DSLR and the comfort of easy maneuverability of a point and shoot camera. It features a 20.1-megapixel high-sensitivity CMOS sensor, which will allow you to take stunning and high-resolution images.
Together with a DIGIC 4+ Image Processor, you'll understand why the SX610 is one of the best around when it comes to point and shoot sensors. The camera also features an 18x optical zoom, Full HD (1080p) video recording, intelligent image stabilization and with a built-in Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity. It also allows remote shooting function wherein you can use your smartphone for controls.