Best digital cameras of 2018: Which one will you bring into the new year?

Deciding on your first camera? Want to upgrade? Want the best bang for your buck? We’ve put together 5 best cameras that will definitely be worth every penny. 

Camera shopping can be hard considering many factors like quality, features, and settings. Everyone wants a great way to show their friends the recent trip they went on, or their daughter’s wedding; a camera is one of those tools you can use to achieve those results. Yes, if you want a camera to shoot selfies, you may want to look at a point and shoot. A decent point and shoot can be picked up for just over $100. 

The photos we see on Instagram and Facebook where we say “Wow, look at the quality.” Those photos aren’t taken with any regular point and shoot cameras, instead, they were most likely shot with either a DSLR or a mirrorless camera. A DSLR or mirrorless is where you will get high megapixels, durability, and a fully functional camera. Full frame cameras are becoming more and more relevant. 

1. Nikon D850

Megapixels: 45.7MP | Type: DSLR | Sensor: Full frame | Max Video Resolution: 4K | Max Burst: 7fps | Screen: 3.2inch tilting touchscreen, 2.4million Dots | Viewfinder: Optical | User level: Moderate/Advanced

The Nikon D850 is by far the best camera we have seen yet. It is a full frame DSLR that is packed with incredible features and settings. A camera with 4K video, 45megapixels, Bluetooth and WiFi built-in; you can’t find that in your regular point and shoot. Like time-lapse? Capture the best time-lapse using 8K video and the best shots at shooting speed of 7fps. Nikon also allows the option to purchase a battery grip which will boost the shooting speed to 9fps. The ISO is expandable to 102,400 on this cam for low light photography. The D850 can be used for photos, cinematics, movie making, etc. This camera literally has everything you can ask for.

2. Nikon Z7

Megapixels: 45.7MP | Type: Mirrorless | Sensor: Full frame | Max Video Resolution: 4K | Max Burst: 9fps | Screen: 3.2inch tilting touchscreen, 2.1million Dots | Viewfinder: EVF | User level: Advanced

The Nikon Z7 is very similar to Nikon’s D850, it is a 45.7megapixel full frame mirrorless camera. Ready to shoot 8K timelapse and 4K video right out the box. WiFi and Bluetooth built-in for use with accessories, remotes, etc. The Z7 is equipped with an EVF viewfinder rather than an optical viewfinder. Since the Z7 is a mirrorless camera, the viewfinder is unable to see what the lens is seeing. Therefore, it is digitally viewed through the viewfinder. The D7 also shoots at a speed of 9fps, equivalent to the D850. This D7 comes with a big 3.2inch touchscreen. Compared to the Canon 5D Mark IV, the touchscreen on the Z7 allows you to tilt the screen for low angle shots. 

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

3. Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Megapixels: 30.4MP | Type: DSLR | Sensor: Full frame | Max Video Resolution: 4K | Max Burst: 7fps | Screen: 3.2inch touchscreen, 1.6million Dots | Viewfinder: Optical | User level: Beginner/Advanced

The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV offers amazing refinements in image quality, performance, and versatility. Wedding and portrait photographers, nature and landscape shooters, as well as creative videographers will appreciate this 5D. Great image quality with the new 30.4megapixel full-frame sensor, and the ability to shoot high-detailed 4K video. This DSLR shoots at a speed of 7fps, built-in WiFi, GPS, and a touchscreen display. Canon’s fixed screen on the Mark IV lacks when compared to other cameras in the lineup with tilting screens. 


4. Sony A7 III

Megapixels: 24.2MP | Type: Mirrorless | Sensor: Full frame | Max Video Resolution: 4K | Max Burst: 10fps | Screen: 3inch tilting touchscreen, 921,600 Dots | Viewfinder: EVF| User level: Beginner/Amateur

The Sony A7 III is a 24MP full frame mirrorless camera that is equipped with continuous shooting up to 10 fps with mechanical shutter, and 5-axis in-body stabilization claims a 5.0 stop shutter speed advantage. Video recorded at 4K/24p is taken from a 6K region of the sensor, while 30p shooting comes from a roughly 5K region with a 1.2x crop. This Sony is great for anyone who gets their hands on it. Beginners, amateurs, or professionals it is simple to use and very user friendly. Compared to the D850, Z7, or the Mark IV this A7 has a slightly smaller screen and significantly lacks megapixels. Overall, Sony did an excellent job with this camera. 

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5. Fujifilm X-T3

Megapixels: 26.1MP | Type: Mirrorless | Sensor: APS-C | Max Video Resolution: 4K | Max Burst: 11-30fps | Screen: 3inch tilting touchscreen, 1.04million Dots | Viewfinder: EVF | User level: Beginner/Amateur

The Fujifilm X-T3 back-illuminated 26.1MP mirrorless camera offers a max burst shooting speed of 30fps. The X-T3 is capable of shooting 4K video and is equipped with an APS-C sensor. A 3inch tilting touchscreen makes it easy to navigate around the cameras settings and options. Are you a photographer that likes to pack light? This Fujifilm is for you. It is light and small, makes it easy to bring it everywhere you go. An adjustable ISO up to 51,200 for low light photography.