10 of our favourite cameras

Martin Kearney

Web Copy Producer, EHT

Nikon D800
Nikon D600
Samsung Galaxy Smart Camera

Professional power

Professional speed

Completely connected

Nikon D800 Digital SLR

An extremely powerful DSLR: the Nikon D800 shoots at over 36 megapixels for gallery standard enlargements. It also features Full HD video recording for broadcast-grade video shooting. Fully supported by an extensive range of Nikon NIKKOR lenses; the only limit to shooting with it is your imagination.  

 

Nikon D600 Digital SLR

More agile than the D800, Nikon’s D600 is another high-end DSLR, but this time built around responsive autofocus and faster image capture. This makes it a natural choice for the unpredictability of assignments as well as sports and wildlife photography. Capable of shooting up to 5.5 frames per second, it won’t miss a thing.

Samsung Galaxy Smart Camera

The Samsung Galaxy Camera is an exciting fusion of Wi-Fi, 3G, GPS and Android 4.1 with a touch screen interface. Did we mention it has a 21x optical zoom, 16.3 megapixel sensor, apps, voice control and cloud storage as well? It’s the future of photography, right in the palm of your hand.

Canon EOS 6D Digital SLR
Nikon Coolpix S30 Digital Compact
Samsung NX1000 Compact System Camera
Polaroid z2300 Instant Digital Camera

World traveller

Tough all-rounder

Creative flair

Retro cool

Canon EOS 6D Digital SLR

This balanced DSLR is aimed squarely at semi-professionals and dedicated enthusiasts. There are dozens of features to discover, including an integrated GPS for geotagging and route logging on your journeys.

Nikon Coolpix S30 Digital Compact

Virtually indestructible, this rough and tumble snapper is an ideal all-rounder for the intrepid photographer. It's waterproof to 3 metres and shockproof to 0.8m, capable of filming at a smooth 720p HD, and shooting at a detailed 10 megapixels. Available in pink, silver and blue.

Samsung NX1000 Compact System Camera

This takes some of the smart elements of the Galaxy Camera and adds them to the power of a compact systems camera body. Touches like 3D panoramic shooting make it stand out from the crowd, but it’s the ease-of-use and interchangeable lens that really make it shine.

Polaroid z2300 Instant Digital Camera  

Polaroid return to form by reinventing their classic instamatic cameras. The z2300 does everything you’d expect from a digital compact: it captures HD video and shoots at 10 megapixels, but has onboard editing  and can also print hard copies in less than a minute.

Nikon 1 V2 Compact System Camera
Olympus D-735 Digital Compact
Lomography Fisheye 1 Analogue Camera

Modern classic

Family snapshots

Artistic analogue

Nikon 1 V2 Compact System Camera

Simple and powerful, this CSC from Nikon is something of a modern classic. Classically inspired lines certainly look the part, and its exceptional autofocus renders everything with razor sharp detail.

Olympus D-735 Digital Compact

The perfect family point-and-shoot. The Olympus D-735 combines affordability with solid performance and a range of quirky creative effects. The 4x optical zoom manages to keep size and weight down (it’s less than 2cm thick), while still giving you the flexibility to take memorable portraits.

Lomography Fisheye 1 Analogue Camera

Big on character with a healthy dash of unpredictability (the good sort) - the Lomography Fisheye 1 is a more adventurous choice. An inspired choice for B-roll shooting, its reliance on plain old 35mm film means a more considered approach to taking pictures.