Best Digital Cameras 2017

Best Digital Cameras 2017

We reviewed some of the much-hyped digital cameras and came across a few impressive options for you.
With so many options to choose from, deciding on which is the best digital camera from the existing lot is a daunting task. Other than the features and your budget, the intended usage also plays a crucial role in determining the ideal camera for you. A point and shoot camera is more than enough if you intend to pursue photography as a hobby, but if you plan to make a career out of it, a DSLR is a must.

Alongside basic point and shoot models, we now have advanced point and shoot cameras for those who seek that 'DSLR experience' - without having to face the trouble of carrying a bulky DSLR along. Some compact cameras come equipped with an interchangeable lens mount. Interestingly, all these categories come with overlapping features. Hence we have no option, but to take all of them into consideration when compiling a list of best digital cameras of 2017.
Ricoh WG-50
  1. Sensor
    • Sensor Type: BSI CMOS
    • Effective Pixels: 16 megapixels
    • Maximum Resolution: 4608 x 3456
  2. Image Quality
    • ISO: Auto, 125 – 6400
    • White Balance Presets: 6
    • Custom White Balance: Yes
    • Image Stabilization: Yes
  3. LCD Display
    • Size: 2.7 inches
    • Dots: 230,000
  4. Features
    • Face detection: Yes
    • Live View: Yes
    • Min Shutter Speed: 4 sec
    • Max Shutter Speed: 1/4000 sec
    • In-built Flash: Yes
    • External Flash: No
    • Microphone: Mono
    • Speaker: Mono
    • Battery: Up to 11 hours
    • Price: USD 565
  • Pros: Water proof, shock proof, crush proof and freeze proof
  • Cons: Small screen size, mono speakers
  • Worthy Alternative: Ricoh Theta V
YI M1
  1. Sensor
    • Sensor Type: CMOS
    • Effective Pixels: 20 megapixels
    • Maximum Resolution: 5184x3888
  2. Image Quality
    • ISO: Auto, 100 – 25600
    • White Balance Presets: 4
    • Custom White Balance: No
    • Image Stabilization: No
  3. Focus
    • Focal Length Multiplier: 2x
  4. LCD Display
    • Size: 3 inches
    • Dots: 1,040,000
  5. Features
    • Face detection: Yes
    • Live View: Yes
    • Min Shutter Speed: 60 sec
    • Max Shutter Speed: 1/4000 sec
    • In-built Flash: No
    • External Flash: Yes
    • Microphone: Stereo
    • Speaker: Mono
    • Battery: Up to 16 hours
    • Price: USD 499
  • Pros: In-built WiFi and Bluetooth
  • Cons: Auto-focus is limited
Pentax KP
  1. Sensor
    • Sensor Type: CMOS
    • Effective Pixels: 24 megapixels
    • Maximum Resolution: 6016x4000
  2. Image Quality
    • ISO: Auto, 100 – 819200
    • White Balance Presets: 9
    • Custom White Balance: Yes
    • Image Stabilization: Yes
  3. Focus
    • Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x
  4. LCD Display
    • Size: 3 inches
    • Dots: 921,000
  5. Features
    • Face detection: Yes
    • Live View: Yes
    • Min Shutter Speed: 30 sec
    • Max Shutter Speed: 1/24000 sec
    • In-built Flash: Yes
    • External Flash: Yes
    • Microphone: Stereo
    • Speaker: Mono
    • Battery: Up to 14 hours
    • Price: USD 999
  • Pros: Comes with replaceable grips. Hence easy to hold.
  • Cons: Video mode has a low performance.
Leica TL2
  1. Sensor
    • Sensor Type: CMOS
    • Effective Pixels: 24 megapixels
    • Maximum Resolution: 6016x4014
  2. Image Quality
    • ISO: Auto, 100 – 50000
    • White Balance Presets: 4
    • Custom White Balance: Yes
    • Image Stabilization: No
  3. Focus
    • Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x
  4. Screen
    • Size: 3.7 inches
    • Dots: 1,230,000
  5. Features
    • Face detection: Yes
    • Live View: Yes
    • Min Shutter Speed: 30 sec
    • Max Shutter Speed: 1/40000 sec
    • In-built Flash: No
    • External Flash: Yes
    • Microphone: Stereo
    • Speaker: Mono
    • Battery: Up to 9 hours
    • Price: USD 1950
  • Pros: A display of good size.
  • Cons: Slightly overpriced.
  • Worthy Alternative: Leica M10
Olympus OM-D E-M10 II
  1. Sensor
    • Sensor Type: CMOS
    • Effective Pixels: 16 megapixels
    • Maximum Resolution: 4608x3456
  2. Image Quality
    • ISO: Auto, 200 – 25600
    • White Balance Presets: 7
    • Custom White Balance: Yes
    • Image Stabilization: Yes
  3. Focus
    • Focal Length Multiplier: 2x
  4. Screen
    • Size: 3 inches
    • Dots: 1,040,000
  5. Features
    • Face detection: Yes
    • Live View: Yes
    • Min Shutter Speed: 60 sec
    • Max Shutter Speed: 1/16000 sec
    • In-built Flash: Yes
    • External Flash: Yes
    • Microphone: Stereo
    • Speaker: Mono
    • Battery: Up to 12 hours
    • Price: USD 799
  • Pros: Numerous special effect modes, supports WiFi.
  • Cons: Not weather sealed.
  • Worthy Alternative: Olympus Tough TG-5
Fujifilm X-T20
  1. Sensor
    • Sensor Type: CMOS
    • Effective Pixels: 24 megapixels
    • Maximum Resolution: 6000x4000
  2. Image Quality
    • ISO: Auto, 200 – 12800
    • White Balance Presets: 7
    • Custom White Balance: Yes
    • Image Stabilization: No
  3. Focus
    • Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x
  4. Screen
    • Size: 3 inches
    • Dots: 1,040,000
  5. Features
    • Face detection: Yes
    • Live View: Yes
    • Min Shutter Speed: 30 sec
    • Max Shutter Speed: 1/32000 sec
    • In-built Flash: Yes
    • External Flash: Yes
    • Microphone: Stereo
    • Speaker: Mono
    • Battery: Up to 12 hours
    • Price: USD 999
  • Pros: Stylish look, In-built Wifi
  • Cons: Video quality isn't the best
  • Worthy Alternatives: Fujifilm X-E3, Fujifilm X100F, Fujifilm FinePix XP120
Nikon D750
  1. Sensor
    • Sensor Type: CMOS
    • Effective Pixels: 24 megapixels
    • Maximum Resolution: 6016x4016
  2. Image Quality
    • ISO: 100 – 12800
    • White Balance Presets: 12
    • Custom White Balance: Yes
    • Image Stabilization: No
  3. Focus
    • Focal Length Multiplier: 1x
  4. Screen
    • Size: 3.2 inches
    • Dots: 1,229,000
  5. Features
    • Face detection: Yes
    • Live View: Yes
    • Min Shutter Speed: 30 sec
    • Max Shutter Speed: 1/4000 sec
    • In-built Flash: Yes
    • External Flash: Yes
    • Microphone: Stereo
    • Speaker: Mono
    • Battery: Up to 34 hours
    • Price: USD 1799
  • Pros: Excellent image quality, great video features and advanced auto-focus.
  • Cons: Slow live view and limited buffer capacity
  • Worthy Alternatives: Nikon D850, Nikon Coolpix W300
Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5
  1. Sensor
    • Sensor Type: CMOS
    • Effective Pixels: 20 megapixels
    • Maximum Resolution: 5184x3888
  2. Image Quality
    • ISO: Auto, 200 – 25600
    • White Balance Presets: 5
    • Custom White Balance: Yes
    • Image Stabilization: Yes
  3. Focus
    • Focal Length Multiplier: 2x
  4. Screen
    • Size: 3.2 inches
    • Dots: 1,620,000
  5. Features
    • Face detection: Yes
    • Live View: Yes
    • Min Shutter Speed: 60 sec
    • Max Shutter Speed: 1/16000 sec
    • In-built Flash: No
    • External Flash: Yes
    • Microphone: Stereo
    • Speaker: Mono
    • Battery: Up to 15 hours
    • Price USD 1999
  • Pros: In-built WiFi, Advanced video capabilities
  • Cons: Images are not so high resolution
  • Worthy Alternatives: Panasonic Lumix DC FZ80 / DC FZ82, Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850 / DC-GX800 / DC-GF9, Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS70 / DC-TZ90)
Canon EOS 6D Mark II
  1. Sensor
    • Sensor Type: CMOS
    • Effective Pixels: 26 megapixels
    • Maximum Resolution: 6240x4160
  2. Image Quality
    • ISO: Auto, 100 – 40000 expands to 50 - 102400
    • White Balance Presets: 6
    • Custom White Balance: Yes
    • Image Stabilization: No
  3. Focus
    • Focal Length Multiplier: 1x
  4. Screen
    • Size: 3 inches
    • Dots: 1,040,000
  5. Features
    • Face detection: Yes
    • Live View: Yes
    • Min Shutter Speed: 30 sec
    • Max Shutter Speed: 1/4000 sec
    • In-built Flash: No
    • External Flash: Yes
    • Microphone: Stereo
    • Speaker: Mono
    • Battery: Up to 55 hours
    • Price: USD 1999
  • Pros: In-built WiFi and Bluetooth
  • Cons: Moderate auto-focus
  • Worthy Alternatives: Canon EOS M100, Canon EOS Rebel SL2 (EOS 200D / Kiss X9), Canon Power Shot SX730 HS, Canon EOS 77D / EOS 9000D, Canon EOS M6, Canon EOS Rebel T7i / EOS 800D / Kiss X9i, Canon Power Shot G9 X Mark II
Sony Alpha A9
  1. Sensor
    • Sensor Type: BSI – CMOS
    • Effective Pixels: 24 megapixels
    • Maximum Resolution: 6000x4000
  2. Image Quality
    • ISO: Auto, 100 – 51200
    • White Balance Presets: 10
    • Custom White Balance: Yes
    • Image Stabilization: Yes
  3. Focus
    • Focal Length Multiplier: 1x
  4. Screen
    • Size: 3 inches
    • Dots: 1,440,000
  5. Features
    • Face detection: Yes
    • Live View: Yes
    • Min Shutter Speed: 30 sec
    • Max Shutter Speed: 1/32000 sec
    • In-built Flash: No
    • External Flash: Yes
    • Microphone: Stereo
    • Speaker: Mono
    • Battery: Up to 24 hours
    • Price: USD 4499
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  • Pros: Supports two SD card slots, weather sealed and great auto-focus
  • Cons: Slightly over-priced
  • Worthy Alternative: Sony Cyber-shot DSC - RX10 IV
Several new digital cameras have been introduced over the last few years. Some of these have given birth to a whole new category in themselves. Not surprisingly, the practice of segregating the existing models into two groups, point and shoot cameras and DSLRs, has now become a thing of the past.