A camera is a technique, the cost of which can vary from a few thousand to a couple of million rubles (for example, the medium-format Hasselblad H4D-60 costs 40 thousand dollars). Therefore, for our rating to be of interest to a wide range of readers, and not only to those who have an unlimited budget, we decided to make the main criterion of choice for price / quality ratios.
In this article, you will not see any further disputes about which The camera is better – Canon or Nikon, mirror or mirrorless, crocheted or full-frame, and get a selection of thousands of camera users tested, the purchase of each of which will be successful. And now let's move on to the camera's rating on the quality of the images of 2016-2017.
For reference: the full-frame camera has a 36 * 24 mm matrix, 23.6 * 15.8.
FF is able to give a better image at high ISO and gives more control over the depth of field, while the croep wins at a more affordable price.
Full-frame camera with a matrix size of 36 * 24 mm was previously a luxury that could afford exclusively by professional photographers. Now fullframe can often be seen in the hands of amateurs, they are bought not only for commerce, but also for the soul. If you want to buy FF and know exactly why you need it, we recommend that you pay attention to the following models.
Canon 5D Mark 4
The 5D-M4 is a professional camera that replaced the popular 5D-M3 . The most discussed novelty in 2016 did not disappoint: the Kenon 5D-M4 acquired a new 30.4 MP sensor, an improved focusing system, a set of all kinds of wireless sensors (Wi-Fi + NFC, GPS) and video recording in 4K resolution.
In all other respects this is still the same reliable workhorse for professionals, which has suffered minor improvements on all fronts. 5D Mark 4 can be recommended to most commercial photographers, it is suitable for any genre – from portrait and advertising to reportage shooting and videography. The price is from 190 thousand rubles.
Nikon D750 is an excellent universal fullframe with a moderate resolution (24.3 MP), high speed of serial shooting (up to 6.5 frames / second) and very tenacious autofocus. Among the advantages of the D750 we note the rotary screen, trouble-free operation at high ISO (complete absence of noise up to 6400), the presence of two slots for memory cards, a Wi-Fi module and good autonomy
Disadvantages – limited to 1/4000 minimum exposure threshold, slow focus in LiveView mode and a small information display. But, nevertheless, this is a well-balanced camera, which can be considered an excellent choice for all comers to get acquainted with the full frame. The price is from 110,000 rubles.
The A99 is a camera whose unique feature is the use of a translucent mirror, thanks to which engineers were able to realize auto focus in video mode, which in addition to the built-in Stabilizer makes the A99 one of the best full-frame DSLRs for video shooting.
As part of the photo, the A99 does not graze the rear, the camera delivers excellent image quality, with pleasant color rendition, excellent detail and dynamic range, but inferior to analogous Gam from Canon and Nikon in terms of autonomy and efficiency of tracking autofocus. Price – from 125 thousand rubles.
Canon 6D Mark
Canon 6D – the most affordable fullframe on the market, which can rightfully be considered "popular". 6D is made in a case made of magnesium alloy, its dimensions are more compact than those of professional DSLRs, but there are no complaints about ergonomics. As well as the quality of working out high ISO – at the level of older colleagues.
But it was not without drawbacks: that the 6D did not compete with the 5D line, it cut the focus system ( Only 11 points of which 1 cross-shaped), left 1 slot for the flash drive and limited the buffer size (7 frames RAW) and the speed of the serial shooting (4.5 k / s). Despite all the drawbacks, there are no 6D analogues among fullframes, since in its face a full frame can be obtained only 70-80 thousand rubles.
The Busted Chambers
Despite all the attractiveness of the full frame, Acquaintance with photography is most rational from the crippled cameras. And for this purpose the following models are best suited.
The Nikon D3300 is a perfect amateur camera, proven by time. Nikons series D3300 have everything that a beginner photographer can need: the device copes well with noise on the ISO range up to 3200, has a decent dynamic range, which gives full possibilities for post-processing photos, and tenacious autofocus on 11 points (also there is a rangefinder for manual
The lack of automatic mode HDR and the module Wi-Fi, which does not allow you to control the descent from the smartphone and synchronize the device with a PC for transferring files. But considering all the above advantages and a price of 30 thousand rubles, the minuses are not critical. If you are looking for an inexpensive and good SLR camera, you can safely take the D3300.
The 750D is one of the flagship models of the amateur segment of Canon. The camera has a 24 MP matrix with 19 focus points (all cross-shaped), a rotary touch screen and a Wi-Fi module. 750D can be praised for the quality of noise, thanks to which the images have an acceptable detail up to ISO 6400, and excellent rates of fire – 5 fps, buffer for 8 shots, which allows the camera to be used for reporting purposes.
Disadvantages – a flimsy plastic case and the lack of the ability to record Full HD video with a frame rate above 30 FPS. The price is from 40 thousand rubles.
D500 – a professional-level camera, sharpened for a reportage photo. The D500 inherited many features of the top D5, in particular, it can shoot at speeds up to 10 fps and has an advanced 153-point focusing system that allows to obtain a high-quality snapshot of any dynamic scenes.
Among the advantages of the D500 – not a noisy matrix with a really working ISO 6400, lightning speed, rotary touch screen, a large and bright viewfinder, as well as advanced management and settings. Price – from 130 thousand rubles.
Canon 7D Mark 2
7D Mark ll – an excellent choice for commercial photography. The camera, made in a protected case, has a professional autofocus system (65 crosspoints) and a viewfinder with 100% frame coverage. Among the main advantages are a high level of working ISO (up to 3200), an immaculately working metering and natural color rendering.
A disadvantage, apart from the price (from 75 thousand rubles), which It comes close to the cost of fullframe entry level, one – a modest battery life from a single battery.
Mirrorless cameras with interchangeable optics
If you buy a camera "for the soul", then it makes sense to choose mirrorless cameras, which is much more convenient due to its compact But at the same time they are almost inferior to the SLRs in the quality of their photos, and in terms of the video recording capabilities they do get far ahead.
Sony A7 II
Sony A7 II – full-frame mirrorless professional camera, claiming the title of the best PPC on the market. The camera is equipped with a 24-megapixel matrix, a hybrid autofocus system (117 phase and 25 contrast sensors) and a 5-axis matrix image stabilization system.
A7-II "Cine" picture when recording video, which is recorded in 4K, 2K and Full HD (24-50 FPS) formats, and does not pass when shooting a photo – the matrix feels good on ISO up to 6400. The price is from 230 thousand rubles.
If you want to make chic videos, but are not ready to give 230 thousand for Sony A7-ll, then Panasonic G7 – your choice. This is the most affordable PZK with the ability to record video in 4K (24/25/30 FPS), which boasts a tenacious and fast autofocus of 49 points, a flip-up screen and a Wi-Fi module.
However, for the high quality of the video (and it's really excellent here), you have to sacrifice photo opportunities. The pictures taken on the G7 are often lacking in detail, and the matrix is noisy already at ISO 1600. But all this is overlapped by a price that is only 50-60 thousand rubles.
X-T2 is the flagship mirrorless from Fujifilm, which can be considered one of the most technologically advanced hybrid cameras on the market. X-T2 is strong both in terms of photos (smart detail and color rendering), and with video shooting (4K): it is equipped with a system of autofocus of 325 points, which copes with any scenarios of shooting confidently, and can shoot at a rate of up to 15 frames per second
Among the advantages of X-T2 – beautiful design and body with protection from dust and moisture, long-term autonomy from one charge, decent picture quality at high ISO ranges. There are no shortcomings, as such, we note only small controls that will be difficult to cope with the owners of large hands. The price is from 110 thousand rubles.
Olympus OM-D E-M10 II
In the budget segment of the BZK, the king of the ball is the E-M10ll, which bypasses competitors in terms of functionality and balance of characteristics. The device is made in a metal case with a retro style, the resolution of the matrix is 16 MP, the images are very warm and bright, pleasant in color reproduction both in RAW and in JPEG, without any post-processing. Working ISO up to 3200.
We have included in the E-M10ll rating as a universal choice for any novice photo amateur and people who Do not want to pay for a camera fabulous money. This is a beautiful camera with excellent image quality, which can be bought for only 35-40 thousand rubles.
The segment of compact cameras is extremely diverse, in It can find everything from banal "soapboxes" for a few thousand, to premium full-frame cameras, which cost more than professional high-end full-frame cameras. It is this camera that starts our rating.
Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II
The Sony RX1R II's price is crazy 290 thousand rubles. The camera is able to surprise with a matrix with a resolution of 42 MP, a 35 / 2.0 Carl Zeiss Sonar T lens, an electronic viewfinder, an inclined touch screen and Wi-Fi. And of course – the best autofocus system among the compacts and the huge dynamic range (the maximum working ISO 6400).
As for the photo, the RX1R II is gorgeous, the picture is bright, juicy and detailed, Even when shooting a camera JPEG, but with the video is not all so smooth. The device does not know how to record in 4K and can not boast of the presence of autofocus in video-shooting mode. In general, for street photography, subject to an unlimited budget – the very thing.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100
The Lumix DMC-LX100 is notable for the Leica lens (24-75 mm zoom with aperture F / 1.7-f / 2.8) and the ability to record video in 4K, which is extremely rare among compacts. In all other respects, this is a perfectly balanced camera with a full set of technological chips (viewfinder, Wi-Fi, numerous mechanical controls, a smart processor that can shoot at up to 11 fps).
In our opinion, if you are satisfied with the focal length of the built-in lens, it is better to choose the DMC-LX100 than the SLR / lens + lens kit. Thus, you will win in the usability (size, weight), and in addition you can save a lot. The price is from 49 thousand rubles and the deserved score is 5 points by the price / quality ratio.
The X70 is equipped with a fixed Fujinon 28 / 2.8 lens that allows you to take pictures of stunning quality – like For sharpness, and for color reproduction. This is a perfect camera for street photography, which takes compact size and smart automatics, which makes it possible to get the device from your pocket and take a picture in seconds.
Among the advantages of X70 – design , Convenient control, wide dynamic range and a decent working ISO (3200). Disadvantages – the lack of a viewfinder and image stabilization system. The price is from 40 thousand rubles.
The Olympus TG-4 is a relatively cheap compact, an excellent choice for people whose photography is not the main hobby. The TG-4 is ideal for any kind of operation, from home photography to extreme photography on vacation, which the camera will take with dignity thanks to a dust-waterproof enclosure (perhaps shooting at a depth of up to 15 meters).
Among the nice little things, we highlight the support for RAW, optical stabilization, fast and accurate autofocus, the presence of Wi-Fi and GPS modules, as well as the possibility of shooting in the aperture priority mode with manual ISO, that allows you to squeeze out of the TG-4 maximum quality otografy in low light. Cons – mediocre video quality. Price -.. From 21 thousand rubles
This rating, which we looked at the best cameras in 2017, comes to an end. Have fun choosing and remember that a beautiful picture does not equipment, and photographer.