Buying a new digital camera is quite the quest these days. With manufacturers having a huge variety of products available in this sector, users might find themselves overwhelmed by the sheer number of products. In order to give you a helping hand, here are the top five digital cameras under $700!
Our last, buy by no means least contestant is the Nikon D5100 digital SLR camera. This model ships with the 16.2 MP DX-format CMOS sensor, which gets coupled with the EXPEED 2 image processing engine. This digital SLR will offer you a wide ISO range from 100 to 6400, as well as 4 fps continuous shooting and 11-point AF system. There is also HDR available (High Dynamic Range) that combines two images to obtain a third one and allow for the optimal exposure irrespective of light conditions. Full HD video recording is also thrown into the mix.
When it comes to high-quality pictures at an affordable price we have our fourth contestant the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5KW. This model ships with a 12.1 megapixel Live MOS sensor coupled with the Venus Engine. Combine these two and you can reach an extended ISO range of up to 12800 and when it comes to image quality there are tons of other quirks thrown into the mix. You have the Intelligent D-range Control that allows the camera to optimize exposure for each part of an image, the Intelligent Resolution Technology that works with outlines, detailed texture areas as well as gradation in images and tons of scene settings. You can go up to 4 fps in continuous shooting mode and you can also record full HD videos at 20Mbps!
Third, but by no means bad, just different, we have the Sony NEX-5N. This compact digital camera ships with interchangeable 18-55mm lens. You get the excellent Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor that can go up to 16 MP and Sony packed in the BIONZ image processor. This allows the Sony NEX-5N to reach an incredible 10 fps in continuous shooting at 16.1 megapixels along with 2D/3D sweet panorama modes and 6-image layering. The ISO sensitivity can be pushed up to 25600 giving you control over your shots even in poor lighting conditions. The 3-inch touch LCD provides a great tool to check your shots before uploading them to your machine!
The second spot for the top five digital cameras under $700 features the Nikon D3200 Digital SLR camera. This model ships with an incredible 24.2 MP DX-format CMOS sensor and the EXPEED 3 image processor. There are six different scene modes and scene auto selector. You can also record full 1080p HD content with ease and thanks to the AF-S Zoom-NIKKOR 18-55 mm lens you can be in the heart of the action without moving a single inch. The 11-point AF system ensures great image quality no matter where the action lies and thanks to the powerful image processor you can reach up to 4 fps still pictures at the full 24.4 MP resolution. The 100 to 6400 ISO range permits high quality photographs in all light conditions and the ISO range can be boosted up to 12800 equivalent!
On the first spot of this small roundup for the top five digital cameras under $700 I would nominate the mighty Canon EOS Rebel T3i. This model ships with a massive 18 MP CMOS sensor along with the DIGIC 4 Image Processor. Depending on the package you buy you can get the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Type II Lens that will allow you to get into the heart of each shot. With manual exposure control, tons of intelligent auto modes as well as the new EOS Scene Detection System, you can ensure excellent image quality in all conditions. With a huge ISO 100 – 6400 range, 3-inch LCD, full HD recording and memory card slot, the Canon EOS Rebel T3i is one of the best in this sector.
There you have it folks, the top five digital cameras under $700. Now the only thing left is to choose one of these small beasts!