Roundup: Best Cameras of 2012
With the holiday season well underway, we thought we would share with you our pick of the best cameras that 2012 has had to offer.
2012 has seen the release of some truly amazing cameras. From incredible DSLRs to pocket friendly compacts, we’ve got something for everyone…
Camera of the Year – Canon 1D X
Cashing in at a whopping $6,799 (and that’s just for the body!) this camera is not for the faint of heart. Despite the stiff competition that this full frame model was met with throughout 2012, the Canon 1D X has still managed to come out trumps. Offering an 18.1 full frame megapixel CMOS sensor, an incredibly powerful ISO range, and all new Dual DIGIc 5+ image processors that deliver the highest quality image captures, this machine is hard to beat.
Best Point and Shoot – Nikon P7700
When it comes to high end compact cameras the Nikon P7700 outdid them all! With an extra large 12.2 megapixel CMOS sensor, 7.1x optical zoom, fully articulating screen, plus a whole host of other superb controls, the $426 Nikon P7700 is second to none.
Best Entry Level DSLR – Sony Alpha SLT-A37
If you’re looking for the perfect entry level DSLR then the Sony Alpha SLT-A37 is the answer. Priced at $498, this newest addition to Sony’s Alpha DSLR series is an absolute star. Boasting endless features including translucent mirror technology, 16.1 megapixel resolution, ISO 16000 sensitivity, and full HD movie capture, the specs for this model really are awesome.
Best Compact Superzoom – Panasonic Lumix DMC ZS20
The Panasonic Lumix DMC ZS20 is an outstanding camera that offers superior picture quality even at maximum zoom. Costing a reasonable $349, this camera makes for the ideal travel companion. Slipping easily in the pocket, the impressive 20x zoom, 24mm ultra wide angle lens, and ability to shoot in HD ensures you capture magnificent shots each and every time.
Best Value For Money – Canon PowerShot ELPH 110
If you’re in the market for an inexpensive camera that is super simple to use, and won’t burn a massive hole in your wallet, then the Canon PowerShot 110 is the camera for you. With 16.1 effective megapixels, full 1080p HD video recording, and a 5x optical zoom all for an incredible $155, you really can’t go wrong!
What’s your favorite camera from 2012?
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