Evolution of cameras leads on a cycle to manufacture smaller and more compact versions. You might think that cameras that are smaller in scale would not have high quality features. However, if we go more in-depth with what the top compact or selfie cameras can deliver, you will be surprised!
Moving on towards the list of top 5 compact or selfie cameras that are in the market. Each one of them being a unique pocketable gadget.
TOP 5 Compact/Selfie Cameras 2016
Capturing moments in this gen-pop era is inevitably sentimental to us. What better ways to do so then to have an easier accesibility to snap the perfect photo! I'm talking about cameras that have reinvented themselves in being equipped with all-in-features while being able to slide smoothly into your pocket. Advanced zoom lens and modes that can help to re-create best moments and make them your own. You do not need to be a professional in order to own these cameras. If you have the passion in taking photos is good enough to appreciate these gadgets that might be small but pack a punch in versatility! Let's get to it :)
1. Panasonic Lumix TZ70 ( RM 1, 499 / est SGD 502.37 )
Our first camera product is the Panasonic Lumix TZ70 which has the noticable infamous Leica lens. Leica Elmar lens that covers a 30x optical zoom ranging from 24- 720mm in 35mm equivalent. This gives a zoom that is supported by Panasonic's 5-axis hybrid OIS stabilization system. You can hope to capture sharp quality images with a long focal range. The electronic viewfinder (EVF) is upgraded in this camera model. Minor con is the lack of touchscreen control. Other than that, it's clearly lightweight and portable!
2. Canon PowerShot G7 X ( RM 2, 199 / est SGD 736.96)
Canon PowerShot G7 X model is much awaited among camera enthusiasts. Donning a wide 1-inch sensor size ensuring high quality pictures. Even though, there is no viewfinder which makes it more affordable to the masses. It's tilt-screen and touch sensitive features gives selfie-taking easier! The lens control ring is customizable which makes changing settings convenient. Ranging from 24-100 mm f/1.8-2.8 equivalent lens. Adding that the wifi works well with this model.
3. Fujifilm X70 ( RM 2, 911 / est SGD 975.58)
The Fujifilm X70 is even smaller in size with a resolution of 16.3 megapixels. The lens and sensor combination of 28 mm equivalent with f/2.8 maximum aperture that has a wider-angle view. This model does not have a viewfinder but focuses on the touchscreen controls. Selfie takers can expect to flip the screen around by 180- degrees! There is an in-camera cropmode of 35 mm and 50 mm equivalent without getting into too low resolution.
4. SONY Cyber RX100 IV ( RM 3,799 / est SGD 1,273.18)
SONY Cyber-shot RX100 IV reigns as an advanced pocketable camera within the compact series. Video making from a 1-inch sensor with a 4k capture! It has a fast aperture lens, customizable lens ring control, and a tilt-angle screen. Ranging from 24- 70 mm, f/1.8- 2.8 equivalent lens. This camera is higher end in the market but promises consumers quality. It features a pop-out built-in electronic viewfinder. The only con is that it has no touchscreen.
5. Casio Exifilm EX- TR 70 (RM 4, 199 / est SGD 1,407.23)
Latest in the selfie range is the Casio Exifilm EX-TR70 with a resolution of 11.1 megapixels. Sporting new features such as Make-up Plus technology for video. This star feature enables users to smoothen out skin tone and complexion, even giving details to the hair and eyelashes. Advanced feature brightens the skin tone and gives rosy tinge to the cheeks. Wide angle lens of 21 mm to help take the perfect “wefie”. Touchscreen 3-inch display helps you to take selfies quick and easy! This model recently retailed in three colours of gold, pink and white.
6. Samsung NX Mini (RM 1, 399 / est SGD 468.85)
The Samsung NX Mini camera comes with so many different functions that I just cant get enough of taking photos with it. Anyways, check out the full review of it at here.
All the cameras mentioned, from lower end to higher end models share similar compactability. Each owns unique properties to ensure suitability to your preference in features. I like that the cameras are all pocketable! Not to mention adding another level to the skill of taking the best selfies! Making it fun and enjoyable for users to capture and appreciate everyday moments :)