Are you a casual photographer who likes to take a few quick snaps while enjoying a vacation or trip with your family?
Then the point and shoot digital camera is the best option for you that takes decent photographs without the complexity of DSLR camera.
Although, DSLR cameras are much more precise compared to digital cameras but digital cameras are simple to operate, lightweight and portable.
But there are a few specifications that must be considered before you buy a digital camera:
Sensor size – Most digital point and shoot cameras have smaller image sensors compared to DSLRs which affects the smoothness of the color gradations but it gains the ability to put lenses with longer zoom factor into compact packages.
Focal length – Focal length determines how far a camera’s leans can zoom in. Most digital cameras have 35 to 28mm focal length for nice wide angle photography in tight spaces.
Low light performance – Good low light performance of a digital camera cuts out the need for flash. A camera that performs well at higher ISO settings takes blur-free photos even in low light.
Image Stabilization – Optical image stabilization compensates for the shakiness of the hands of the photographer and it is an essential feature in a point and shoot camera.
In this post, we have put together a list of the best digital camera in India. Fujifilm X100S digital camera is our top pick from the list because of its excellent image quality even in high ISO and wealth of useful features.
The Fujifilm X100S is the best point and shoot camera India with fixed 23mm F2 lens and SLR-sized APS-C sensor that gives outstanding image quality. The optical/electronic ‘hybrid’ viewfinder with 2.35M dot display gives an impressive shooting experience. It uses a 16.3MP X-Trans CMOS sensor with on-chip phase detection for improves auto-focus speed. The EXR Processor II includes Lens Modulation Optimizer function, which is new in this camera. This function helps to overcome lens aberrations such as diffraction and peripheral aberrations and provides improved image quality at both largest and smallest apertures. Above all, the Fujifilm X100S has a smooth user interface which makes it easy to operate.
The Sony DSC RX100 II ranks among the top 10 digital cameras in India at present thanks to its impressive features. It has caught the attention of amateur photographers, professional and critics. It comes with a back-illuminated 20MP sensor that delivers excellent image quality. It has low-light sensitivity that helps to focus faster in low light and produce cleaner high-ISO images. The Multi-Interface hot shoe allows the use of external flashguns and electronic viewfinder. The rear screen tilts up and down which makes it more flexible and easy to use. It can also record Full HD video at 24p and 25p.
The Canon PowerShot G1X is the best digital camera in India with a large 14.3MP high sensitivity CMOS sensor with a flexible 28-112mm-equivalent zoom, 4x zoom lens, extensive manual controls and ISO sensitivity of 12800. The zoom has an aperture range from F2.8 to F5.8. It has a sturdy all-black body with an exposure compensation dial on the right side. The exposure dial has limits of /- 3 at increments of 1/3 stop. The G1X also comes with a dedicated video recording button. The G1X has a contrast-detect autofocus which works decently, but it is not as fast as you would want it to be. Focus lock is quick while shooting in normal mode, but it is time taking in the Macro mode. The minimum focus distance is 20cm. It has amazing ISO performance. It also includes a number of modes such as shadow, highlight correction mode, HDR mode, etc.
The Nikon Coolpix P7700 is a high-end camera in the Coolpix line which has a lot to offer. It has a 1/1.7 inch back-illuminated CMOS sensor, fully articulated LCD, full manual exposure and manual focus plus. The large 1/1.7 inch sensor aids better low light image and faster continuous shooting speed. The Coolpix P7700 has an improved video mode that can record in 1080p and can record at up to 120 frames per second, for slow motion video. It has a 7.1xoptical zoom and wide F2.0-4.0 aperture which further improves low light image quality. The smart hot shoe allows you to sue a separate flash. There are inputs for a remote control, stereo microphone and GPS. But the Coolpix P7700 doesn’t have an auto mode. There are a number of shooting modes on the main control dial: auto mode, program auto mode, shutter priority mode, aperture priority mode, manual mode, movie mode, custom movie mode and scene mode.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 is popular choice among photograph enthusiasts and professions due to its advanced compacts. It offers full manual control over exposure settings and has the ability to shot lossless RAW images for improved post-production potential. It features a super-fast f/1.4-f/2.3 zoom lens, aperture control ring and rear LCD monitor. The 1/1.7in sensor produces effective resolution of 10.1 MP. The LX7 can record images in compressed JPEG and lossless RAW in a range of different aspect ratios. It offers a standard sensitivity range of ISO 80-6400. It also has a Neutral Density (ND) filter which offers a three-stop step down in case you want to shoot at wider apertures in bright light. The all-new 3.8x fixed zoom offers 24-90mm focal range but it is much faster with a maximum aperture of f/1.4 at 24mm.
Good lens quality
Useful shooting features
Hot shoe accessory port can accommodate EVF
No articulating/flip-out screen
Comparatively smaller sensor
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This brings us to the end of our slit of top-rated digital cameras in India. If you have any questions regarding any of the point and shoot cameras that you want to buy then don’t hesitate to post it in the comments section and we will be happy to answer it.