Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Snap Up the Right Camera

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Snap Up the Right Camera

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Byline: Sarah Marshall

CANON POWERSHOT SX50 HS, [pounds sterling]448 FROM AMAZON.CO.UK Best compact for wildlife Ideal for those who want to photograph wildlife or sporting events, without hulking around heavy lenses, this compact performs remarkably well for its size and price. Boasting a 50x optical zoom (a first for the compact stills camera market), the SX50 HS captures impressive detail and is able to track a subject thanks to 'seek and lock' autofocus functions. Able to shoot at 13 frames per second, it's ideal for a fast-action environment.

NIKON COOLPIX S800C, [pounds sterling]343.19 FROM AMAZON. CO.UK Best for social networkers A number of cameras now offer Wi-Fi capability, but the S800c is a good choice for casual snappers looking for something easy to use. Powered by Android, the camera can connect via Wi-Fi to a number of photo and social media apps. Edit and polish images, then upload. The camera can also be used to run apps from Google Play NIKON D800 (BODY ONLY), [pounds sterling]2,599.95 FROM JOHNLEWIS.CO.UK Best overall DSLR When this DSLR launched earlier this year, there was a fierce waiting list. Now considered one of the best DSLRs on the market, it's still relatively affordable for a semi-professional camera. With a whopping 36.3 megapixel full frame sensor, the quality of images is remarkable and the colours vibrant. The 6400 ISO also performs well, enabling the user to take pictures in low light without a flash.

LEICA X2 PAUL SMITH EDITION, [pounds sterling]2,000 FROM LEICA STORE MAYFAIR, 34 BRUTON PLACE (AVAILABLE END OF OCTOBER) Best for street photography German brand Leica make cameras for the connoisseur, and the quality of their lenses is rarely matched. Appealing to those with an eye for design, this 1,500 limited-edition of the X2 (released earlier this year) comes with casing created by designer Paul Smith. The X2 features a fixed 14mm F2.8 lens, with a CMOS 16.5 megapixel image sensor.

SONY CYBER-SHOT DSC-RX1, [pounds sterling]2,600 FROM SONY. …

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