We have selected our fav camera of 2012, starting from Entry Level Full-Frame Camera and then moving towards the other range, Take a look at best camera buying guide of 2012.
Best Entry Level Full Frame Camera
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Best High-End APS-C Camera
Nikon D5200 features 24.1-million pixels APS-C sensor, The standard range of sensitivities covers a broad range of ISO 100 to ISO 6400, with support for additional expansion to equivalents up to ISO 25600 (Hi 2), D5200 also offers the most focus points available in its class–39–for fast and reliable focus acquisition and tracking, D-Movie function supports recording of full-HD 1920 x 1080 60i/50i and Full time working AF during Video mode.
Best Entry Level APS-C DSLR
Nikon D3200 features a very high resolution sensor with excellent low light sensitivity, The Nikon D3200 is Highly recommended for beginners, see the list of recommended lenses for you Nikon D3200 DSLR.
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Best Mirrorless Camera (APS-C)
Sony NEX 6 – New Sony NEX-6 is a new mirrorless camera designed to fit in-between the NEX-5R and NEX-7, NEX-6 has a 16.1 megapixel DSLR size APS-C CMOS sensor with up to ISO 25600, a new 16-50mm power zoom lens has also been announced in conjunction with the Sony NEX-6, other features include tiltable screen, high-speed shooting, full HD video recording .
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Best Mirrorless Camera (M 4/3)
Olympus E-M5 is the best M4/3 camera for still shooters available, highly recommended for M4/3 lovers.
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Best High End Compact Camera
Canon G1X – In 2012 canon announced its G1 X big 1.5″ CMOS sensor compact, Its the best compact camera ever made, It comes with 14.3 MP High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor with DIGIC 5 Image Processor, the image quality and low light performance of canon G1 X similar to canon 7D.
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Best Travel Compact Camera
Sony RX100 – The RX 100 is a small camera that easily goes in your tight jeans pocket, packed with 1 inch sensor and 20 Mp resolution, the AF is very fast at takes only 0.13 sec to do AF Lock in most of common situation and shot to shot delay time is only 0.36 sec. The Sony RX100 features F1.8 Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens , standard ISO range is limited to 6400, 12800 and 25600 ISO can be achieved via Mutli-frame NR setting, the camera feature, Sony RX 100 Record videos in Full HD 1080p at 60 fps it also offers full range of controls for video and still shooting from iAUTO mode to P/A/S/M.
Best MegaZoom Camera
Canon SX50 HS -Canon’s latest flagship super-zoom camera features record-breaking 50x zoom lens, the sx50 hs comes with newly developed sensor 12.1 million sensor and Auto ISO range from 80 to 6400. The camera also features Full-HD video recording and Varu-Angle display unit. Canon SX50 HS Best zoom camera available today.
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Best Rugged Camera
Nikon COOLPIX AW100 gives decent low light performance with its 16 Megapixel CMOS sensor, features 5x optical Zoom, GPS and FULL HD video recording and Nikon advance IS available during still and video both. Rugged specification says Shockproof if dropped from 5 ft, operating temperature down to 14 degrees F.