Jump to content

The best digital cameras to buy in 2021


Thaiger
 Share

Recommended Posts

Whether you need a camera for creativity or you simply want to document your life, a digital camera can provide better photos and videos than your smartphone. A great camera offers numerous things that a smartphone can’t, such as optical zooming and the ability to swap lenses. Digital cameras are also equipped with physically larger sensors than smartphones, so they can produce more detailed images and can cope better in high-contrast and low light situations. In addition, digital cameras have better video resolution, strong battery life, slots for accessories, and many more. There are lots of digital cameras available out […]

The post The best digital cameras to buy in 2021 appeared first on Thaiger News.

Read the full story

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 4 weeks later...

With today's technology, the quality of images one can get from top-of-the-line Smartphone cameras is truly amazing.  Top of the line smartphones also have excellent image processing functionality built in, which many digicams lack.  

Plus the convenience of carrying a smartphone typically exceeds that of the convenience of carrying a digicam. 

However when it comes to optical zoom, pretty much every digicam, bridge camera, and DSLR will greatly exceed that of a Smartphone camera.

In my case, I have an old Xiaomi-Mi-8 smartphone, which has a decent camera ... and for objects far away that need a zoom to see, I have a Nikon Cool Pix P900 bridge camera (not a DSLR) which has an amazing 83x optical zoom, with further zooms possible if one wishes to go to digital zoom.  The downside of my P900 is its relative large size, but typically I keep it in my Beach front condo, and use it to take amazing images of boats in Phuket, or of sunsets, or of the moon ...  For images where no zoom is needed, MANY cameras are superior to the P900.  Its when zooming at distances to take an image that the P900 'shines'.

Both the Xiaomi Mi-8 smartphone camera and Nikon Cool Pix P900 are old technology by year 2021 standards, but the same philosophy can be adopted if one wishes for year 2021, with newer generation of Smartphone cameras and Digicams.

I think a LOT depends on one's requirements ... ie how important is a zoom functionality?  For me at home (from my condo balcony looking over the sea) a zoom was very important. But when travelling about, having a zoom functionality was not so important.

Others likely will have very different requirements, and their requirements IMHO will shape their purchase selection approach.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By posting on Thaiger Talk you agree to the Terms of Use