When it comes to choosing a camera there are so many different factors that need to be considered, the first is the type of camera you wish to go for, second is your budget, although the two pretty much go hand in hand. When looking for the best digital camera in 2013, which has been decided by their positive reviews, we can’t help notice that there are a few older models in the list. The reason for this is because some of them are still far better than many of the new models hitting the market.
So let us look at six of the best camera models, which we have broken down into 3 categories, DSLR, Superzoom and Compact.
Best DSLR cameras for 2013
First up we have the Canon EOS 6D, which we recently pitted against the 7D and Nikon D600. This is a full-frame camera that comes in a compact body, ideal for those who don’t wish to lug a beast around. PC Mag loves the fact that this is pretty cheap for its class and comes with some top-notch features, although this isn’t the fastest on the block and the GPS loves to drain the battery.
Tech Radar has given the Nikon D5100 four and a half out of five stars. They loved its high resolution and precise LCD display, the lack of control over the exposures can be a bit of a turn off. However, both novices and enthusiasts will love the D5100.
Best Superzoom cameras for 2013
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 has been voted very highly by PC Mag, and while this is a 2012 camera it still has more to offer than some of the new models coming out now. While the DMC-FZ200 has a lack-luster zoom ratio, the speedy performance and sharp lens more than makes up for this downfall.
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V is getting on a little now, but the excellent photo quality and fast performance proves that there is life in the old dog yet. However, it’s a little on the expensive side and can take some time to master the features. An in-depth review of this camera can be found by visiting CNET.
Best Compact cameras for 2013
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 has a huge sensor for such a compact camera, and you will be amazed at how close the images come to those taken with a more expensive DSLR. However, this is still a little pricey and does not have as much optical zoom as we would have hoped. PC Mag has a full review on this compact camera.
A review of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150 sees this compact score an impressive four out of five stars. This camera is said to be very fast and the 10x optical zoom is pretty good considering its size. However, it seems that the 18-megapixel lens is a bit of an overkill and because there is not much weight to the camera it can become a little tough to keep steady while taking a photo. Read the full review HERE.
These are six of the best cameras for their money in 2013, but we are certain that you have other ideas for yourself.