Enthusiast Digital Camera Archives


The Enthusiast Digital Camera Archives contain past recommendations for best enthusiast digital cameras.

Sony Full Frame A7R

For: World's first, smallest & lightest full frame compact system camera with 36.3 MP CMOS Exmor sensor. Full manual controls. Jpeg & RAW. Wifi. 2.4M dot OLED electronic viewfinder with 100% coverage. 3 inch 921k LCD. HD movies at 24/60i/60p frame rates. Multi interface shoe for flash & microphone. 4k still image output via HDMI to 4k tv. Amazing professional camera in a small frame.
Against: Limited lens range.
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Nikon Df full frame DSLR

For: Nikon's thinnest and lightest full frame digital SLR with 16.2MP sensor. Mechanical dials. Compatible with AF-S, AF-D & AF Nikkor lenses. Classic retro style body similar to Nikon's earliest 35mm cameras. RAW & jpeg. Full manual controls. Built in HDR. Active D lighting.
Against: Some may find lack of a video mode & built in flash a disadvantage.
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Nikon D800E full frame DSLR

For: Full frame 36.3 megapixel sensor. 1080p broadcast quality video with high fidelity audio recording. Live view on monitor. No optical low pass filter for a slight increase in sharpness & resolution. Full manual controls. RAW & jpeg. Built in HDR. 3.2 inch 921k LCD with 46x enlargement. One of the best system cameras on the market for the enthusiast and professional photographer.
Against: High cost. Slow 4 fps.
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Fujifilm X-E2

For: 16.3 MP APS-C X-Trans II sensor. Full HD movies at 1080p. World's fastest autofocus speed of 0.08 sec. Lens Modulation Optimizer minimises effects of camera shake. No optical low pass filter for sharper & more detailed images. Full manual controls. RAW & jpeg. One touch wireless transfer to smartphone etc. True enthusiast camera with image quality rivalling full frame digital SLRs.
Against: Limited range of lenses.
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