Hey Blog Readers!
Last time on the blog we talked about something festive and because it's still December, we'll carry on with the theme.
Family time, food, atmosphere, Christmas music and films are all great but we all know that PRESENTS are the best part of the festive season. Receiving and giving, but there is nothing worse than trying to find a present that will be appreciated, especially when you have left it to the last minute. If you start now, you might even be able to save some monies on postage, not having choose express delivery.
We're often asked what camera is best to buy for your loved ones for Christmas. There is no right or wrong answer, but we can definitely assist your decision making. There is an easy answer and that is Hasselblad X1D-50c. This 50MP camera is "ergonomic and compact, offering a handling experience unlike any other. The X1D combines Scandinavian sensibility with beautiful performance" and will set you back £8,000 for body only, not including lenses. I did say this answer is easy, not cheap.
If you don't have 8k to spend on a camera that you will use for taking the odd photo of your children on a family day out, a more sensible solution would possibly a bridge camera.
Bridge cameras such as Canon PowerShot SX60 HS, are a mid-point between a point and shoot and a DSLR camera. Bridge Cameras often have some manual features, long range digital zoom but do not have interchangeable lenses.
These cameras are perfect solutions for people who enjoy photography but do not have hours of free time to read user manuals, then testing the settings in the real world. These small, light and compact cameras contains a whole bag of camera equipment in just one body, the long zoom range, replaces multiple professional lenses, that will cost you thousands of pounds and send you to A&E with back pains caused by heavy backpacks.
I'm sure your'e thinking about why photographers still choose DSLRs. This is because DSLR cameras and lenses do still produce better, sharper imagery, and quality often does reflect in the price. If you are buying for a hobbyist, photographing family events, a bridge camera will definitely be a good choice, but there are still different models and makes. This choice will have to be made by you, depending on what your budget is, what layout you like and what you require from your equipment.
Here are our Top 4 bridge cameras:
Sony RX10 IV - Megapixels: 20.1MP | Lens: 24-600mm (equiv) f/2.4-4
Max burst speed: 24fps | Movies: 4K and Full HD
Panasonic FZ1000 - Megapixels: 20.1MP | Lens: 25-400mm (equiv) f/2.8-4
Max burst speed: 12fps (50fps in SH mode) | Movies: 4K and Full HD
Nikon P1000 - Megapixels: 16MP | Lens: 24-3000mm (equiv.) f/2.8-8
Max burst speed: 7fps | Movies: 4K UHD
Canon PowerShot SX70HS - Megapixels: 20.2MP | Lens: 24-600mm (equiv.) f/2.8-5.6
Max burst speed: 10/5.7fps | Movies: 4K UHD