Home | Blog | Software | Reviews and Features | Forum | Help | Donate | About us
topbanner_forum
  *

avatar image

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
  • September 27, 2016, 10:32:55 AM
  • Proudly celebrating 10 years online.
  • Donate now to become a lifetime supporting member of the site and get a non-expiring license key for all of our programs.
  • donate

Author Topic: Best Cameras 2013  (Read 1872 times)

tomos

  • Charter Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • ***
  • Posts: 10,244
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Best Cameras 2013
« on: December 16, 2013, 11:04:58 AM »
Imaging Resource's Best Camera of the Year is actually the starting point for a whole series of articles.
At the bottom of that page, there's a bunch of links:

Screenshot - 2013-12-15 , 15_40_45.png

Some interesting reading (also at that link above) about about technological advances in video focusing and anti-aliasing (used to prevent moiré patterns).

A lot of the camera choices are expensive - but if you're looking for something with interchangeable lenses, their Best Value Cameras has a couple of interesting options for $300 to $500.
Tom

rgdot

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2009
  • **
  • Posts: 1,856
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Best Cameras 2013
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2013, 11:57:09 AM »
Best entry level DSLR is

List Price:    $779.95
Price:    $579.95
You Save:    $200.00 (26%)

at Amazon

Would be an expensive hobby  ;)

tomos

  • Charter Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • ***
  • Posts: 10,244
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Best Cameras 2013
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2013, 01:04:44 PM »
Best entry level DSLR is
[..]
Price:    $579.95
[..]
Would be an expensive hobby  ;)
yep!
best camera was 2.5K or something like that :D

This one (below) sounds interesting for $300 - but yeah, that's a lot of money too. And really, anything with interchangeable lenses is overkill for most people. OTOH, if you're interesting in quality images, you'll have to pay a lot too for a decent compact camera. I got a nice compact one a couple of years ago for ~$200. Image quality is great but the camera still drives me mad at times it's so slow. But I still use it much more than my "interchangeable lens" camera...

Quote from: http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2013/12/11/cameras-of-the-year-2013-best-affordable-dslr-mirrorless-compact-cameras#best-value
Camera of Distinction, Outstanding Value: Canon EOS M

With kit prices starting around $300 and image quality similar to the Canon T5i, the Canon EOS M is a stellar value. Its metal body construction lends the camera a solid, substantial feel in the hand that belies the camera's budget price. The EOS M is a particularly good choice for Canon DSLR owners because a simple EF-mount adapter provides compatibility with the plethora of Canon glass. Although there are few lenses native to the new mount, the 22mm f/2 STM and 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 STM lenses are both great options. The original list price of $800 was a little steep, but $300 is flat-out incredible for all the EOS M offers.
Tom