To capture the moment of a vacation trip, you definitely need a qualified team. Of course, a smartphone can satisfy your standard photography needs. However, smartphones are not always completely reliable.
You can always rely on smartphones for social networking purposes. However, if you want to print vacation moments, you need more than just a smartphone. Well, since not everyone masters the techniques of photography, we recommend a compact and easy-to-use pocket camera.
In this special edition, we round up five of the best pocket cameras of 2018 that you can buy. Let’s count the rankings.
5. Panasonic Lumix TZ200/ZS200, versatile in every shot
The Panasonic Lumix DC-TZ220 is a small camera with big capabilities. This camera has a 1-inch sensor that can produce images of up to 20 MP.
The Lumix DC-TZ220 is equipped with a zoom lens with a focal length of 24mm. The zoom makes it very flexible since everything can be photographed. Capable of up to 15x optical zoom, giving this camera a 24mm equivalent focal length at 360mm. Very flexible, right?
This Panasonic Lumix TZ200 can record videos in 4K resolution and 4K photos that you can capture from the best frames of 4K videos.
The Panasonic Lumix TZ200 costs Rs 11 million.
4. Ricoh GR III, the king of street photography
The Ricoh GR III is the latest generation of compact cameras from Ricoh. With more than 20 years of experience in the world of photography, Ricoh understands the needs of its users.
This 257 gram camera has an APS-C sensor with a resolution of 24 MP. The Ricoh GR III also supports 14-bit RAW and can record video in FullHD 1080p quality. As for the lens, this camera has a fixed lens with a focal length of 28mm.
Of course, this fixed lens can produce sharper images than zoom lenses with many elements. With this focal length, this camera is also suitable for those who love street photography.
Ricoh GR III costs IDR 8.5 million.
3. Panasonic LX100 II, small body with large lens
The Panasonic Lumix LX100 II is a small camera with a large sensor, a robust lens, and a powerful electronic viewfinder. The LX100 II uses a Leica DC Vario-Summilux lens with a focal length of 10.9-34. Since the sensor is four-thirds in size, the crop factor of this camera makes the focal length of the lens equivalent to 24-75mm in full-frame camera measurements.
The Panasonic Lumix LX100 II now features an additional ergonomic grip design to make it more comfortable to hold. Thanks to the aperture ring on the lens, you can set the aperture manually.
The Panasonic LX100 II costs Rs 14.6 crore.
2. Fujifilm XF10, diminutive in retro design
With a tiny body, the Fujifilm XF10 weighs only 280 grams, which is not much different from your smartphone. Although small, the camera is quite robust with a resolution of 24 MP.
This camera has a fixed lens with a focal length of 18.5mm, which is equivalent to 28mm on a full frame camera. With this lens, the resulting image is super sharp. The dynamic range is also quite large.
Fujifilm attached leather details. This gives the XF10 a retro feel and of course helps ensure it doesn’t slip off the camera body.
Fujifilm XF10 costs IDR 7.4 million.
1. Sony RX100 VI, small pieces of cayenne pepper
The Sony RX100 Vi is the first camera made by Sony with an ultra zoom lens. Integrated lens is a ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* with a 24-200mm equivalent focal length
To ensure blur-free images, Sony also equips them with “SteadyShot” image stabilization function , which can increase the shutter speed up to 4 steps.
Sony also claims that the Sony RX100 VI works with the world’s fastest hybrid AF system with 315-point focus-plane phase detection. Thanks to this AF technology, the RX100 VI is able to focus in just 0.03 seconds.
You can also shoot 4K (UHD 3840 x 2160) and slow-motion video at frame rates of 250fps, 500fps or 1000fps.
The Sony RX100 VI costs around Rs 16 million.
So looking at the camera features above, what is the best pocket camera you will buy?