The 5 Best Value Digital Cameras on the Market
February 2, 2017 (No Comments) by Darren Bates

Choosing a camera that suits your needs, and for a price that won’t bankrupt you, can be a mighty task. Luckily, we at The Sharpe, have put together a list of the best value cameras currently on the market to help make your choice that little bit easier.

The Best Fast Acting Bridge Camera – Panasonic Lumix 4K

Average price: €750

Link: www.amazon.co.uk/panasonic-lumix-4k/

The Panasonic Lumix 4K is one of the best digital cameras available on the market right now. It is a 16.05 megapixel bridge camera with a huge 24x zoom. The impressive zoom is paired up with a 25mm wide angle range to make sure nothing is missed out on in the shot.

panasonic-gh4-4k-hybrid-camera

With its controlled optical image stabilisation and its 12 frames per second burst mode, the Panasonic Lumix 4K is ideal for capturing high quality shots on the move or of moving subjects. It’s full HD quality recording is perfect for anyone looking for high quality video without having to fork out mad money.

Suggested for: Someone who wants to capture high quality stills of moving subjects.

The Best Compact Camera – Sony A6000

Average price: €599

Link: www.amazon.co.uk/sony-a6000

If you are willing to spend that bit more and you are looking for one of the best compact cameras on the market, look no further than the Sony A6000. The Sony A6000 is the ultimate point and shoot camera and a fantastic alternative to a DSLR without having to forfeit any of its technical capabilities.

sony-a6000

It brags rapid focus (0.06 seconds) and image processing, 11 frames per second burst mode, 24.3 megapixels, Wi-Fi and near field communication all wrapped up in a sleek little package. As it is a mirrorless camera, its lens is interchangeable, adding even more potential to this quality piece of equipment.

Suggested for: Photographers who want some of the highest quality technology in a no-fuss piece of equipment. Someone who wants to shoot high resolution stills and fast paced video.

The Best Priced Point and Shoot – Sony W800

Average price: €80

Link: www.amazon.co.uk/sony-w800/

The Sony W800 is almost an impulse buy due to its non-offensive price tag. At €80 you can’t expect all the features of its more expensive counterparts but having said that, the Sony W800 doesn’t disappoint. This is a great, affordable point and shoot camera with a sturdy metal frame and 5x optical zoom.

sony-w800

Though it does have a 20.1 megapixel image sensor, it does use older CCD technology which tends not to perform well at night but can be somewhat remedied by using flash.

Suggested for: A novice who is just dipping their toe into photography or someone who wants an alternative way of snapping than their smartphone.

The Best DSLR Camera – Nikon D3300

Average price: €380

Link: www.amazon.co.uk/nikon-d3300/

This DSLR camera may appear on the pricier side but it’s for good reason. It delivers vibrant photos, day and night, with ease and with the help of its 24.2 megapixels. It has quality footage capturing capabilities with 1080p Full HD video, making it great for any Youtubers out there. It is compact and lightweight and has a built-in pop up flash.

nikon-d3300

It can shoot 5 frames per second and has an 18- 55 mm zoom lens which makes capturing portraits and scenery simple. Its handy guide mode feature is also great for beginners or those brushing up on their snapping skills.

Suggested for: People who are just starting their photography journey or slightly more established photographers who want to get the most from their camera but want to keep things simple.

The Best Mirrorless Camera – Sony Alpha A7R II

Average price: €3000

Link: http://www.connscameras.ie/sony-alpha-a7r-II

You may have noticed this is the second mirrorless camera by Sony to appear on this list but it is completely justified. This camera is for more than just photography enthusiasts, it is a serious piece of equipment with serious capabilities. Don’t shy away from the price tag just yet as you really do get what you pay for with this camera. The A7 range is challenging the trusty Canon and Nikon cameras and this model is the highest resolution available.

sony-alpha-a7r-ii

Its 42.4 megapixel sensor comes second only to the Canon 5DS in terms its of resolution of 50 megapixels, yet the A7R II is half the size and weight of the Canon. It also has a 3.0 inch tilt angle monitor, 5 frames per second shooting mode, 4k video and full time live view which gives the A7 series a real advantage for video.

Suggested for: Professional photographers who’ll use this camera as their bread and butter.

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The 5 Best Value Digital Cameras on the Market
February 2, 2017 (No Comments) by Darren Bates

Choosing a camera that suits your needs, and for a price that won’t bankrupt you, can be a mighty task. Luckily, we at The Sharpe, have put together a list of the best value cameras currently on the market to help make your choice that little bit easier.

The Best Fast Acting Bridge Camera – Panasonic Lumix 4K

Average price: €750

Link: www.amazon.co.uk/panasonic-lumix-4k/

The Panasonic Lumix 4K is one of the best digital cameras available on the market right now. It is a 16.05 megapixel bridge camera with a huge 24x zoom. The impressive zoom is paired up with a 25mm wide angle range to make sure nothing is missed out on in the shot.

panasonic-gh4-4k-hybrid-camera

With its controlled optical image stabilisation and its 12 frames per second burst mode, the Panasonic Lumix 4K is ideal for capturing high quality shots on the move or of moving subjects. It’s full HD quality recording is perfect for anyone looking for high quality video without having to fork out mad money.

Suggested for: Someone who wants to capture high quality stills of moving subjects.

The Best Compact Camera – Sony A6000

Average price: €599

Link: www.amazon.co.uk/sony-a6000

If you are willing to spend that bit more and you are looking for one of the best compact cameras on the market, look no further than the Sony A6000. The Sony A6000 is the ultimate point and shoot camera and a fantastic alternative to a DSLR without having to forfeit any of its technical capabilities.

sony-a6000

It brags rapid focus (0.06 seconds) and image processing, 11 frames per second burst mode, 24.3 megapixels, Wi-Fi and near field communication all wrapped up in a sleek little package. As it is a mirrorless camera, its lens is interchangeable, adding even more potential to this quality piece of equipment.

Suggested for: Photographers who want some of the highest quality technology in a no-fuss piece of equipment. Someone who wants to shoot high resolution stills and fast paced video.

The Best Priced Point and Shoot – Sony W800

Average price: €80

Link: www.amazon.co.uk/sony-w800/

The Sony W800 is almost an impulse buy due to its non-offensive price tag. At €80 you can’t expect all the features of its more expensive counterparts but having said that, the Sony W800 doesn’t disappoint. This is a great, affordable point and shoot camera with a sturdy metal frame and 5x optical zoom.

sony-w800

Though it does have a 20.1 megapixel image sensor, it does use older CCD technology which tends not to perform well at night but can be somewhat remedied by using flash.

Suggested for: A novice who is just dipping their toe into photography or someone who wants an alternative way of snapping than their smartphone.

The Best DSLR Camera – Nikon D3300

Average price: €380

Link: www.amazon.co.uk/nikon-d3300/

This DSLR camera may appear on the pricier side but it’s for good reason. It delivers vibrant photos, day and night, with ease and with the help of its 24.2 megapixels. It has quality footage capturing capabilities with 1080p Full HD video, making it great for any Youtubers out there. It is compact and lightweight and has a built-in pop up flash.

nikon-d3300

It can shoot 5 frames per second and has an 18- 55 mm zoom lens which makes capturing portraits and scenery simple. Its handy guide mode feature is also great for beginners or those brushing up on their snapping skills.

Suggested for: People who are just starting their photography journey or slightly more established photographers who want to get the most from their camera but want to keep things simple.

The Best Mirrorless Camera – Sony Alpha A7R II

Average price: €3000

Link: http://www.connscameras.ie/sony-alpha-a7r-II

You may have noticed this is the second mirrorless camera by Sony to appear on this list but it is completely justified. This camera is for more than just photography enthusiasts, it is a serious piece of equipment with serious capabilities. Don’t shy away from the price tag just yet as you really do get what you pay for with this camera. The A7 range is challenging the trusty Canon and Nikon cameras and this model is the highest resolution available.

sony-alpha-a7r-ii

Its 42.4 megapixel sensor comes second only to the Canon 5DS in terms its of resolution of 50 megapixels, yet the A7R II is half the size and weight of the Canon. It also has a 3.0 inch tilt angle monitor, 5 frames per second shooting mode, 4k video and full time live view which gives the A7 series a real advantage for video.

Suggested for: Professional photographers who’ll use this camera as their bread and butter.



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