Our Top Camera Picks of 2017

Best Camera Under $1000

NIKON D5600

nikon d5600

At a price of around $600 and its amazing features, this camera is worth it. The Nikon D5600 offers impeccable image quality, peak performance, good battery life, and the easy transfer of images to your mobile devices.

The camera itself is compact and lightweight, with a comfortable grip. What’s really great about the D5600 is the 3.2 inch LCD touch-screen. The screen folds into the camera to prevent scratches and has an eye sensor. The touch functions also allow for quick and easy navigation and adjustments.

The D5600 also implements Nikon’s SnapBridge technology, making photo sharing from your camera more simple. Using bluetooth and the SnapBridge app, you can transfer images easily to your mobile devices.

Product highlights include:

  • 3.2 inch 1.037m-dot vari-angle touchscreen
  • Full HD 1080p video recording at 60 fps
  • Multi-cam 48800DX 39-point AF sensor
  • ISO 10-25600 and 5 fps shooting
  • SnapBridge bluetooth and Wi-Fi
  • Time-lapse movie recording

Best DSLR for beginners

NIKON D3400

nikon d3400

For beginners who don’t know what DSLR is, it refers to digital single-lens reflex cameras. Entry-level DSLR’s offer a huge step up from compact cameras or smartphones with better image quality, more manual control, and the ability to change lenses. The Nikon D3400 is not the most expensive entry level DSLR, but it is the best.

Like the D5600, it offers a generous battery life, great image quality, and the SnapBridge photo sharing functionality. It also shares the same compact and lightweight body and is very easy to learn and use for beginners. One main difference, however, is the lack of a touch-screen. But with a price of around $350, the D3400 is a camera choice that can’t be beat.

Product highlights include:

  • Native ISO 100-25600
  • 5 fps shooting
  • 3 inch 921k-dot LCD monitor
  • Full HD 1080p video recording at 60 fps
  • SnapBridge bluetooth connectivity

Best Mirrorless Camera

SONY ALPHA A6000

A mirrorless camera is a thinner digital camera that accepts different lenses. It is different from DSLRs because it does not use a mechanical mirror to switch the scene between the optical viewfinder and image sensor. Mirrorless cameras have the advantage of being lighter, more compact, and faster and better for video, but may come at a higher cost.

The Sony Alpha A6000 is Sony’s flagship APS-C product since it was released almost two years ago with a small size, great EVF, and built in Wi-Fi. The camera’s superb image quality reigns with vibrant colors and high definition details. Fast, versatile, and affordable, this is definitely at the top of the list for best mirrorless camera of 2017.

Product highlights include:

  • 3 inch 921.6k-dot tilting touchscreen LCD
  • 4k Video
  • Steadyshot stabilization
  • 4D focus with 425 phase-detect points
  • Up to 11 fps shooting and ISO 51200

Best point and shoot Camera

SONY CYBER-SHOT DSC-W800

Point and shoot cameras are great for straightforward, hassle-free shooting. If you want a compact camera that can do a better job than your smartphone, the Sony Cyber-shot W800 offers you just that with a 10x digital zoom, bright and decently detailed images, and Wi-Fi connectivity. The 2.7 inch screen is on the smaller side, but keeps the device pocket friendly for traveling.

Product highlights include:

  • Optical 5x zoom lens and 10x digital zoom
  • 2.7 inch clear photo LCD 230K-dot monitor
  • 720 HD video at 30 fps
  • Optical steadyshot image stabilization
  • Easy mode
  • Smile shutter for auto smile capture
  • Convenient battery charging

After choosing the camera of your dreams, there are countless lenses that can enhance your photographs. Check out our article for the top 3 lenses every photographer should own.

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