While cell phones may be the new normal for capturing moments on the go, the digital camera remains a specialized tool with unique functions and charms that the phone camera has yet to match – and the booming photography industry tends to agree. Professional, amateur, or utilitarian, there is a specification to fill every need still untouched by iPhone and Android.
The Canon EOS Rebel T6s, for example, sports the best focus system of the Rebel series to date with a newly upgraded 19-point Hybrid AF system and sensitive 24-megapixel image sensor. Widely recognized for both close and moving photography, this latest model also boasts continuous shooting features at 5 frames per second, dual control dials and an informational LCD display for smooth handling. Wi-Fi with active NFC is another major development, allowing users to pair the camera to their phones for additional storage.
A full-frame DSLR camera like the Nikon D750 stands out from other options with its high-resolution lens and video recording capabilities. This camera divides time to the user’s discretion, supplying both quick-succession stills with a burst shooting mode at 6.5 frames per second, and time lapse functions to speed up video for the Big Picture. A tilting rear display allows full control for pro-level performance at a cost-effective price.
The Sony A7R II is best known for speed. As one of the fastest-focusing cameras on the market today, this 42-megapixel mirrorless digital camera is also smaller and lighter than its predecessors, a convenient upgrade for capturing images in continuous autofocus. What’s more, an integrated electronic viewfinder now positioned in the left corner of the camera makes finding the heart of the action easier than ever before.
If customization is a priority, the Fujifilm X-T1 makes great use of Fujifilm’s outstanding lens selection with interchangeable options depending on the photographer’s intent. From detailed landscapes to macro-moments, its impressive 2.36-million dot resolution produces ultra-sharp images. Integrated Wi-Fi also ties in with the new Fujifilm mobile application, supporting even more function control even from across the room.
Smartphones may have an edge in some areas, but digital resolution and ultimate user customization differentiates quality from high-quality: digital cameras are here to stay. For more information on this thriving technology, take a look at Camera Rumors 2016 by Tech Radar.