Good digital cameras, there are 200 to 4,000 Euros can between. ULTIMATE TECH NEWS helps in choosing the right equipment – to give away or desires.
Mal just shoot a souvenir photo? Or a Selfie? This is best achieved with the smartphone. But for top quality images, a digital camera is still better – it gives the photographer more design options. In addition a higher image quality – the difference for smartphone snapshot depending on the model turns out quite dramatically. ULTIMATE TECH NEWS is testing digital cameras through its paces and tell you which models are particularly recommended.
More zoom, more opportunities
It starts with the zoom lens – as opposed to smartphones which is part of digital cameras as standard. Thus the photographer scans impressive wide-angle panoramas or obsolete most distant subjects right Full Frame. In extreme telephoto ranges super zoom cameras like the encounter Panasonic Lumix FZ300 before, but even in cheap compact models such as the Nikon Cool pix S7000 puts a tenfold zoom.
Rule of thumb: The more expensive the camera, the more buttons and wheels it has. So you have indeed incorporated only once, but after that the operator works faster than with simple devices: Because changes to the camera settings do not require scrolling through long menus more, can be shortened, for example, with a fast rotating the shutter speed to freeze motion. Or place with a particularly wide-open aperture sharpness specifically on subject while the background is sinking in blur.
Better sea motif
When the sun beats down, is on a display difficult to see anything – regardless of whether it belongs to a camera or a smartphone. Many digital cameras offer a Seeker a practical alternative. Shots above the head and close to the ground facilitate many cameras turn with a fordable display. Compact cameras and system cameras have electronic viewfinder, with the SLR models look through the lens. Eyeglass wearers should watch sample. For smaller viewfinders, it is often difficult to grasp the whole viewfinder with glasses. The more expensive the camera, the bigger and better the viewfinder: The best stuck in expensive professional models such as the Nikon D810 and the Leica SL. Who can make a little compromise, drives much cheaper – about the Panasonic Lumix G70, the Canon EOS 70D and the Nikon D7200.
Top images even in low light
Top smartphones like the iPhone 6S or Microsoft Lumia 950 provide similar good image quality as cheap compact cameras, because they are equipped with comparable image sensors. More expensive digital cameras have however significantly larger sensors generally. So plug in the Canon Power Shot G3 X and the Sony Cyber-shot RX10 1-inch sensors. With dimensions of 8,8×13,2 millimeters they are about four times larger and collect much more light than the tiny smartphone sensors. This ensures even in a bright environment for higher image quality – but their strengths play large sensors in low light because no ugly noise disturbs. The larger the sensor, the greater is this effect. The best quality deliver cameras with full-frame sensors (24×36 millimeters) as the Nikon D750.However, for much less money there cameras such as the Canon EOS 750D.
DSLR or system camera?
Those looking for a highly versatile camera, soon end up with a DSLR or system camera.Because for which there are particularly a lot of accessories. If you shoot a lot of sports, engages better for DSLR – flying the sharpness usually better after a system cameras and last longer through. With a DSLR you can photograph an entire football game long sometimes, without having to change the battery. When the battery run time system cameras weaken in principle – after image sensor and viewfinder screen or must always be on here. But it points to a much smaller camera bodies. Even full-size models such as the Sony Alpha 7 II are still quite mini. This is not true for the lenses. Here, the size depends less on the camera concept and more on the sensor size. Whoever wants to travel with especially heavy luggage, takes best a system camera with a smaller sensor, such as the Micro Four Thirds model Panasonic Lumix GM1 and the Nikon 1 J5.
Perfect for movies
The Panasonic models are for video graphers Lumix GH4, GX8, G70 and FZ300 an especially good choice. They’re filming not only in Full HD (1920×1080 pixels), but also with 4K resolution (3840×2160 pixels). But Sony has a few digital cameras in the program, recording the videos in 4K, including for example the expensive full-frame system cameras Sony Alpha 7R II and Sony Alpha 7S II Those who prefer to take to the compact camera, is also at Sony find:. The Cyber-shot RX10 II and the RX100 IV also take up 4K videos. What this brings? With 4K there are many more details to see – especially with a UHD TVs, but even on a monitor or TV with Full HD resolution see the videos better. The price of the splendor: videos in 4K occupy significantly more space. In top quality you have to plan with approximately 700 to 800 megabytes per minute. A fast computer is also required. Current notebooks and PCs playing 4K videos although mostly liquid from, but when editing needs a really fast processor in the computer stuck, for example, an Intel Core i7-6700K. But action filmmakers remain better at Full HD, because in 4K is usually a maximum of 30 frames per second filmed – that ensures disturbing wiper with fast movements. And who wants to film themselves while skiing, surfing or cycling, takes best for a specific Action Cam. Which devices are recommended, see here.
What does not a smartphone
The biggest advantage of SLR and system cameras is the interchangeable lens. For portraits around a bright tele makes sense. Good lenses like the Canon EF 50mm 1: 1.8 STM or the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm 1: 1.8 g has been around for 120 to 180 euros. With an APS-C camera like the EOS 750D Canon or Nikon D5500 their focal lengths are 80 mm (converted on small picture format). To succeed in portraits, in which the background already sinking into blur – that does not a smartphone. All the major camera manufacturers offer dozens of interchangeable lenses. In addition there are even the lenses of specialized manufacturers such as Tamron, Tokina, Sigma and Zeiss.Recommended optics can be found here. Who on last ounce puts quality, often have to dig deep into their pockets and large and heavy lenses as Zeiss Otus tow lenses through the area – it’s worth it, especially for photographers who print their images mainly prints.