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Is it better to buy a compact, a bridge, a mirrorless or an SLR camera? Each of these cameras has its own merits and shortcomings, some are more suitable for professionals, others for those who travel a lot, others for shooting videos. Without a doubt, however, it is the compact ones that have suffered the most from the increasing spread of smartphones, which are slowly taking over.
A smartphone, however, cannot achieve the quality shot of a good compact camera, which remains much more versatile: their lenses often allow you to have a very wide focal range and do not forget that today’s compact cameras are also equipped with Wi-Fi and can record 4K video.
Sony Cybershot RX 100 VI
Sony cameras are among the best in the world. The mirrorless models of the Japanese manufacturer are well known and loved by many, but the technologies included in these models are often inherited from the compact fixed-lens cameras, such as the excellent Cybershot RX 100 VI. The 20 Megapixel Exmor sensor and the Bionz X image processor, together with Zeiss’s lens, form a winning combination, capable of reaching a focal length of 24 to 200mm. The Cybershot RX 100 VI is equipped with a 3-inch swivel touch screen, but a retractable electronic viewfinder is also available to better frame subjects. The price of this camera is (Check on Amazon.com).
Panasonic Lumix ZS200
With the Lumix compact camera range, Panasonic is undoubtedly one of the leading players in this industry. The ZS200, in particular, is equipped with a 20.9-megapixel sensor, which, coupled with the lens developed by Leica, offers a very wide focal range, from 24 to 360mm, with an aperture of f/3.3 to f/6.4. The optical zoom guarantees great images of distant subjects, either through the 3-inch, non-swivel screen or via the optical viewfinder. Videos can be recorded up to 4K resolution at 60 frames per second and are stabilized with the Hybrid OIS system. The price of this camera is (Check on Amazon.com).
Canon PowerShot G1X Mark III
Canon does not need an introduction and with this compact camera, it once again confirms its pedigree. The PowerShot G1X Mark III uses a 24-megapixel APS-C sensor and features a lens with a focal range of 24 to 72mm, while the aperture ranges from f/3.5 to f/5.6. Many of the technologies used in the G1X Mark III derive from those developed for the reflex models of the Japanese manufacturer. As in previous models, a 3″ touch screen is available on this camera along with an electronic viewfinder made using OLED technology. The price of the camera is (Check on Amazon.com).
The Fujifilm X100F is perfect for lovers of street photography and manual controls. The 3-inch screen lacks touch functionality since all the different manual controls have corresponding physical buttons installed on the shell of the X100F. As for the image, the quality is very high, thanks to the 24.3-megapixel X-Trans APS-C sensor with a 23mm f/2.0 lens. The focal length is fixed, but thanks to optional teleconverters it is possible to have lenses of 23, 50 and 70 millimeters. The Fujifilm X100F is available for (Check on Amazon.com).