Whether you’re a professional photographer who relies on a good camera to get you through your working day or you’re a novice learning the trade – a good, reliable camera is a must.
The problem is, theres that many options out there it’s hard knowing which are the best on the market. Don’t worry though, because we’ve scoured the market and found 2016’s best options, just for you.
First up, the Sony A7R II.
In the past, if you wanted a professional quality full frame camera, it had to be a Nikon or Canon DSLR, but Sony has changed all that with it’s mirrorless A7 series cameras, and the A7R II is it’s highest resolution model.
It’s unbelievable 42.4 megapixel sensor is second only to the 50-megapixel sensor in the Canon 5DS for resolution, yet the A7R II is only two-thirds the size and weight of the Canon.
It has a high-resolution electronic viewfinder and 5-axis image stabilization built into the camera body, and the full-time live view that’s integral to the mirrorless design gives Sony’s A7-series cameras a real advantage for video too.
It’s also compact, easy to carry and quite light in comparison to some models.
Rating – 5 stars
Secondly, The Nikon D500.
Nikon have taken their flagship D5 DSLR and most of its high end features and distilled all of this into a smaller, but still very durable metal body.
The full-frame sensor is replaced by an 20.9MP APS-C sized chip, so it hasn’t got quite the same resolving power as the D7200, but it does mean the D500 can shoot at a rapid 10fps, while the 153-point AF arrangement is perhaps the best autofocus system out there right now.
A brilliant all-rounder, it excels at fast action shots. (i.e. live action football or wildlife photography)
Rating – 5 stars
Next up, the Fuji X-T10.
This slick camera has a fantastic build and design and is really light weight.
Smaller and generally cheaper than the flagship X-T1 model, the X-T10 features a new AF system that is better at capturing moving subjects.
In addition to Fujifilm’s conventional 49-point AF mode for high speed and precision focusing, the X-T10 offers new Zone and Wide/Tracking modes that track subject movement across a larger 77-point area.
Other key features include;
- A 16.3 megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor
- Fujifilm’s EXR Processor II
- a Lens Modulation Optimiser which automatically corrects diffraction blur
- a built-in pop-up flash
- a 2.36m dot resolution OLED electronic viewfinder with a lag-time of just 0.005 sec
- a tilting 3-inch 920k-dot LCD screen
- 8fps burst shooting
- an expandable sensitivity range from ISO 100-51200
- wi-fi connectivity
- interval timer shooting
- in-camera raw conversion and much, much more.
Rating – 4 stars
And finally, the Sony RX100 III.
This superb piece is the latest in a range of consistently fantastic Sony compact cameras. Sony’s RX100 models have proved that compacts aren’t just for people who are obsessed with convenience or don’t care much beyond phone-camera quality.
Once again, the Sony RX 100 III offers a seriously compelling camera for those who want quality images but can’t, or don’t want to, deal with the size of a DSLR or compact system camera.
It will also look very familiar to those who already know about Sony’s previous RX100 cameras, but if you’re new to them, they offer something very special indeed.
Its also small enough to fit in your pocket.
Rating – 4 stars