2017 Camerahaus Buyers' Guide: Best Cameras under Php60K
Some new to photography don't want to invest a hefty amount of money for their new camera. But they don't want to just have the typical budget options. Here we list several cameras available under P60,000 that offer better features that the basic ones.
These cameras offer more direct controls than lower models, better autofocus systems, and some feature 4K video capture as well.
The Nikon D5600 is an outstanding camera that gives great JPEGS and impressive RAW files. Other than that, this small and versatile camera has a user-friendly interface, touch screen for ease of use, and can maintain a constant connection to your smart device via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth for seamless transfer of photos.
In addition, this camera has agreat battery life, 1080/60p video capture, a large 3.2" fully articulating LCD and a super comfortable grip.
Price: Php 43,900 (with 18-5mm Kit Lens)
The Fujifilm X-T20 is a midrange mirrorless camera that blends the design and direct controls of its predecessor with some of the features of the high-end X-T2. With its new sensor, AF system and touchscreen LCD the X-T20's specs keep pace with the best of its peers.
Speaking of the sensor, the camea has the 24MP X-Trans CMOS sensor that has impressed photographers in terms of the JPEG quality, color and the Film simulation modes.
Usability wise, The X-T20 is a pleasure to use. Changing the exposure is easy and has two control dials for quick adjustment of other settings. The camera is also extensively customizable, from buttons to the menus.
The X-T20 can shoot 4K, but still has the best results at 1080p.
Price: Php51,990 (with 16-50mm lens)
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 is a compact mirrorless interchangeable lens camera with a 16MP sensor and a 12-32mm collapsible kit zoom lens. This camera has a lot to offer both enthusiast videographers and photographers, and features like a tilting touch-sensitive screen, fast autofocus with subject tracking and built in electronic viewfinder makes it a great package for its price.
The GX85 is a perfect small camera for travel. The controls are well placed and the touch screen brings a lot of value -- touch to focus, trackpad AF, to name a few.
Where the GX85 really stands out though is in video mode. It is the first camera capable of Dual Image Stabilization while shooting full 4K video, meaning sensor-shift image stabilization and in-lens optical stabilization work in tandem to smooth out your clips. On top of that, the quality is good, with high bit rates and detailed output, just like its higher-end brothers. It also offers zebra warnings, focus peaking and magnification as additional video capture aids.
The GX85 packs a lot of technology into a small package that still offers users plenty of customizable external controls and one of the best touchscreen interfaces on the market.
Price: Php40,990 (with 12-32mm lens)
Pentax K-3 II
The Pentax K-3 II is Ricoh's current top-of-the-line APS-C DSLR, and offers an impressive spec list at a reasonable price. Like its older brother, the K-3 II comes with a 24-megapixel APS-C sensor tucked into a rugged, weather-sealed body.
What's nice about this camera is that it has a couple of distinctive features including a multi-shot mode that captures extra color information that results in increased per-pixel sharpness, There's also the Astrotracer mode for astrophotography and an AA-filter simulation mode that shakes the sensor to prevent aliasing.
This Pentax delivers excellent image quality. Files are detailed, noise is well-controlled throughout the ISO range, and colors are true-to-life. It also shoots 1080/60i video. The K-3 II has both a microphone input and headphone output for levels monitoring, which can beginner videographers and filmmakers can utilize.
Overall, the Pentax K-3 II offers a really good value for money. In addition to having one of the highest continuous shooting rates of any camera in its class and offering a versatile sensor, the K-3 II also has top flight weatherproofing, sensor-shift image stabilization and excellent ergonomics.
Price: Php 54,990 (with 18-55mm lens)
When you take a first glance at the a6300, it looks like the less expensive a6000. But mind you, every key spec of this camera has been improved: the built is more solid, high resolution viewfinder, great autofocus, 4K video, and 11 fps shooting.
It's image quality is very good, thanks to an excellent updated 24MP sensor. The Raw performance and dynamic range are impressive, same as JPEG processing.
The a6300 can shoot very impressive 4K/UHD footage plus a 1080 resolution at 120fps. It also has a wide range of support tools and image parameters, including super-flat Log gamma curves, to help users capture some excellent video footage.
Price: Php 56,999 (with 16-50mm lens)
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