Sony has always been an appreciated brand amongst amateur and professional photographers. Their digital cameras surely deliver when it comes to quality and features mainly due to the lens they use. Sony is one of the few manufacturers that uses Carl Zeiss lenses for almost all their products which is why they are so appreciated. Out of all of them 10 are worth spending some time to look at. Here are the top 10 best Sony digital slr cameras in 2017.
The DSC-RX100M III is an excellent point-and-shoot digital camera that competes even with the most expensive models from its competition. It comes with a 20 megapixel CMOS sensor, and supports full HD recordings at 24 frames per second. The model also uses Carl Zeiss lenses and has an optical zoom of 5.8x. The only downside of this product is the price which makes it a bit unreachable for the ones with a limited budget.
The Sony Alpha is yet again another premium compact camera that comes with several interesting features. Sony decided to make the lens interchangeable which gives photographers a lot of freedom in a compact form factor. The model uses a 24 megapixel CMOS sensor and supports constant shooting at 11 frames per second.
When it comes to compact point-and-shoot digital cameras there are plenty to choose from but the SDC-TX30 manages to stay on top. Its appealing design and the slim form factor make up for a great camera for people that like to take photos of their whereabouts. It has an 18 megapixel CMOS sensor and 5x optical zoom.
The DSC-W330 does not have much going for it except for its extremely compact form factor. In fact it might just be the most compact camera from Sony. The model uses a modest 14 megapixel sensor and a 4x optical zoom which are enough to capture crisp images. Looking at the back of the camera the model comes with a built-in LCD and physical buttons for the menu and settings.
6. Sony NEX-7
The Sony NEX-7 is a model that was released some time ago but it still remains a relevant digital camera due to its advanced 24 megapixel CMOS sensor. It is one of the few compact cameras that supports interchangeable lenses. The full package includes an 18-55mm lens an all the accessories needed to start shooting.
5. Sony DSCRX1R
The Sony DSCRX1R/B is probably the most expensive model in this top 10. Using premium parts, Carl Zeiss lens and the most advanced 24 megapixel CMOS sensor, the Sony manages to deliver crystal clear photos that are comparable to DSLR cameras. One of its biggest assets is the form factor of this semi-professional camera.
Right at the entry of the premium line we have the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX300. This is far from being a compact camera as it was not designed to be small but reliable and capable of delivering clear shots even in poor lighting. It has a 20 megapixel CMOS sensor and a generous 50x optical zoom.
The Sony DSC-HX50V is an excellent pick for travelers that need something quick and easy to use. It is a compact point-and-shoot camera with an advanced 24 megapixel CMOS sensor. It is able to record videos in full HD resolution and comes with a 30x optical zoom for the ones that need to take photos of objects that are really far away. It is an excellent companion for nature outbreaks and sightseeing.
2. Sony HX400V
The Sony HX400V is one of the most affordable cameras that are comparable to DSLRs. It uses a new 20 megapixel CMOS sensor that can take crisp clear images even in low light or in rooms that lack natural lighting. It is equipped with a 50x optical zoom lens and can shoot 4k images. The model is also able to record 1080p videos at 60 frames per second which enables the user to create slow-motion videos without going below 24 FPS.
1. Sony DSCW830
When it comes to general purpose cameras the Sony DSCW830 takes the prize. This ultra-compact point-and-shoot camera is capable of taking crystal-clear shots regardless of the ambient light. It uses a 20 megapixel CMOS sensor paired with Carl Zeiss lens and an 8x optical zoom. What makes the model so popular is its compact form factor, low price and image quality thus suiting best travelers and regular photographers that do not have a huge budget.