Although the title says “our” this is very much a unapologetically biased list from myself (Zac) and does not reflect all our staffs views. In saying that here is (in my opinion) 5 digital cameras that you should look out for going into 2023!
The Sony a7R V is the fifth generation of the company’s high-resolution full-frame mirrorless series, offering a series of improvements and refinements over its predecessor.
- 60MP BSI CMOS sensor
- Improved AF with subject recognition
- In-body stabilization rated at up to 8.0EV
- Continuous shooting at up to 10fps with flash (JPEG or Lossy compressed Raw)
- 8K/24p or 4K/60p video (both with 1.24x crop)
- Full-width 4K up to 30p
- 10-bit 4:2:2 video options, including S-Log3, S-Cinetone and HLG
- Fully-articulated rear screen on tilt-out cradle
- Reduced-size Raw files (26MP/15MP)
- Focus bracketing mode (with stacking via computer)
- Multi-shot pixel shift high-res mode with motion compensation (via computer)
- Sensor-shift dust removal and close shutter with power off option
- 2×2 MIMO Wi-Fi
- UVC/UAC USB-standard video for use as webcam
The power of the new processor significantly enhances the camera’s subject recognition capabilities. The a7R IV had the ability to recognize and prioritize people, their faces and eyes, but the V takes this much further. It gains a system designed to better recognize human subjects but also trained to recognize a wide range of non-human subject types.
A best seller here at PhotoCo. Nikon’s Coolpix P1000 has paved the way for superzoom bridge cameras, boasting an incredible fixed lens with an equivalent focal length of 24-3000mm. That’s right, 3000mm!!
- 16MP, 1/2.3″ BSI-CMOS sensor
- 24-3000mm equiv. F2.8-8 lens
- ‘Dual Detect’ optical image stabilization
- 3.2″, 921k-dot fully articulating LCD
- 2.36M-dot OLED electronic viewfinder with eye sensor
- Raw support
- UHD 4K/30p video capture
- Microphone input
- Hot shoe
- Wi-Fi + Bluetooth (SnapBridge)
- 250 shots per charge (CIPA standard)
Another best seller at the shop, these bad boys were crazy popular over the Christmas period. The TZ90 is a compact travel zoom with a 30X, 24-720mm equivalent lens. It sports a 20.3MP BSI CMOS sensor, the company’s latest Venus Engine processor, improved Depth-from-Defocus autofocus technology and 4K/UHD video recording. Such a small compact camera packed to the brim with features.
Leica is camera royalty, truely a luxurious brand with a price tag to match. The Leica Q2 is a fixed-lens, full-frame camera sporting a new 47.3MP sensor and a sharp, stabilized 28mm F1.7 Summilux lens. It’s styled like a traditional Leica M rangefinder. It is equally at home as a fully manual street camera, or as an automatic point-and-shoot. And boy does that 47 megapixel sensor deliver!
- 47.3MP full-frame sensor
- 28mm F1.7 Summilux stabilized lens
- 3.68MP OLED EVF with 0.76x magnification
- 3″ fixed touchscreen LCD with 1.04 million dots
- Fast autofocus and smoothly damped manual focus ring
- Native ISO range of 50-50,000
- 4K video capture
- Leaf shutter up to 1/2000 sec
- E-shutter up to 1/40,000 sec
- IP52 rated dust and water resistant
- Magnesium-alloy body
- Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
- Improved battery life
Well if you are on some sort of online platform i am almost certain you’ve heard of one of these and the hype around them. Sporting Fuji’s “Film Simulation” modes, this camera’s popularity has skyrocketed appealing to street photographers and the film community alike. These bad boys are hot property!
- 26MP X-Trans sensor
- Redesigned lens (still a 23mm F2 pancake, compatible with previous converters)
- Built-in 4-stop ND filter
- Tilting 1.62M-dot touchscreen LCD panel
- Updated 3.69M-dot OLED EVF, redesigned OVF optics
- Up to 4K/30p with Eterna film sim and F-Log internal capture (8-bit only)
- 2.5mm mic port, headphones through USB-C with adapter
- Weather-sealed, when filter adapter and filter are used
- Single SD card slot
- CIPA rated to 350 shots using the EVF, 420 using the OVF