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Best of 2013: 10 best digital cameras launched this year

December 11, 2013 11:21 IST

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Although many people use the inbuilt camera in their mobile phone to take photos, there are still some who prefer digital cameras.

Let's take a look at some of the best digital cameras launched this year.

Note: The prices quoted here are just an indicator and can vary.

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Image: A tourist takes photographs of Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest tower, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
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Pentax K-50

Manufacturer: Ricoh Company

Release date: June 2013

Sensor size: 16.1 megapixels (4,912x3,264)

Zoom: 3.0x optical (27-82.5mm)

LCD: 3.0in (921,000 pixels)

Storage: SDXC card

Battery: Li-ion or 4x AA

Price: Rs 60,334

Overall rank: 1

Pentax K-50, which is manufactured by Ricoh Company, is customisable in 120 colours, has a fully weather-sealed, dustproof and coldproof design, provides six frames per second continuous shooting and has full 1080p h.264 HD video recording.

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Image: Pentax K-50.
Photographs: Source, ricoh-imaging.co.jp

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Manufacturer: Panasonic

Release date: October 2013

Sensor size: 16.0 megapixels (4,592x3,448)

Zoom: 2.7x optical (24-64mm)

LCD: 3.0in (1,036,000 pixels)

Storage: SDXC card

Battery: Li-ion

Price: Rs 62,873

Overall rank: 2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1, which is manufactured by Panasonic, has the same sensor as the GX7, AF detection range of -4 - 18 EV, focus peaking mode and an electronic shutter with speeds ranging from 60 - 1/16,000 sec.

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Image: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1.
Photographs: Source, panasonic.net

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Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Manufacturer: Canon

Release date: April 2013

Sensor size: 12.0 megapixels (4,000x3,000)

Zoom: 20.0x optical (25-500mm)

LCD: 3.0in (461,000 pixels)

Storage: SDXC card

Battery: Li-ion

Price: Rs 22,963

Overall rank: 3

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS, which is manufactured by Canon, has 20x zoom, GPS and Wi-Fi, metal body and controls that help to shoot in any situation.

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Image: Canon PowerShot SX280 HS.


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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6

Manufacturer: Panasonic

Release date: April 2013

Sensor size: 16.0 megapixels (4,592x3,448)

Zoom: 3.0x optical (28-84mm)

LCD: 3.0in (1,040,000 pixels)

Storage: SDXC card

Battery: Li-ion

Price: Rs 36,954

Overall rank: 4

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6, which is manufactured by Panasonic, has creative panorama and creative control with 19 filters, Wi-Fi and NFC for smartphones and full HD movies 1.920 x 1.080 with stereo sound.

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Image: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6.
Photographs: Source, panasonic.net

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Canon EOS 70D

Manufacturer: Canon

Release date: July 2013

Sensor size: 20.0 megapixels (5,472x3,648)

Zoom: N/A

LCD: 3.0in (1,040,000 pixels)

Storage: SDXC card

Battery: Li-ion

Price: Rs 97,392

Overall rank: 5

Canon EOS 70D, which is manufactured by Canon, has 98 per cent viewfinder coverage, 7 frames per second continuous shooting and digital Zoom in movie mode.

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Image: Canon EOS 70D.


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Fujifilm X100S

Manufacturer: Fujifilm

Release date: January 2013

Sensor size: 16.0 megapixels (4,896x3,264)

Zoom: 1.0x optical (35mm)

LCD: 2.8in (460,000 pixels)

Storage: SDXC card

Battery: Li-ion

Price: Rs 97,397

Overall rank: 6

Fujifilm X100S, which is manufactured by Fujifilm, has a 23mm fixed prime lens, uses X-Trans colour filter pattern and hybrid viewfinder.

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Image: Fujifilm X100S.
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Nikon D7100

Manufacturer: Nikon

Release date: February 2013

Sensor size: 24.0 megapixels (6,000x4,000)

Zoom: 5.8x optical (27-157mm)

LCD: 3.2in (1,228,800 pixels)

Storage: Dual SDXC card

Battery: Li-ion

Price: Rs 102,794

Overall rank: 7

Nikon D7100, which is manufactured by Nikon, is an F-mount DSLR camera with a 24.1 megapixel DX format CMOS image sensor.

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Image: Nikon D7100.
Photographs: Source, JPRoche/Wikimedia Commons

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Samsung NX300

Manufacturer: Samsung

Release date: January 2013

Sensor size: 20.0 megapixels (5,472x3,648)

Zoom: 3.0x optical (27-82.5mm)

LCD: 3.3in (768,000 pixels)

Storage: SDXC card

Battery: Li-ion

Price: Rs 59,942

Overall rank: 8

Samsung NX300, which is manufactured by Samsung, is a mirrorless interchangeable lens digital camera and has the first single-lens system capable of capturing 3D photos or Full HD movies.

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Image: Samsung NX300.
Photographs: Source, NX300_White_4/Wikimedia Commons

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Canon Ixus 255 HS

Manufacturer: Canon

Release date: January 2013

Sensor size: 12.0 megapixels (4,000x3,000)

Zoom: 10.0x optical (24-240mm)

LCD: 3.0in (461,000 pixels)

Storage: SDXC card

Battery: Li-ion

Price: Rs 19,284

Overall rank: 9

Canon Ixus 255 HS, which is manufactured by Canon, has a 12-megapixel sensor, 10x zooms and Wi-Fi and pretty impressive low-light image quality.

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Image: Canon Ixus 255 HS.

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX200

Manufacturer: Sony

Release date: September 2013

Sensor size: 18 megapixels (4,896x3,672)

Zoom: 10.0x optical (25-250mm)

LCD: 2.7in (460,800 pixels)

Storage: SDXC, Memory Stick Pro HG Duo card

Battery: Li-ion

Price: Rs 20,402

Overall rank: 10

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX200, which is manufactured by Sony, has a 10x zoom and Wi-Fi and pretty impressive image and video quality.


Image: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX200.

Tags: SDXC , LCD , Sony

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