The fixed lens camera market may be a bit niche, only information technology’s here that y’all’ll discover some of the best cameras you tin buy. Sensors ranging from APS-C format to total-frame are designed to match their lenses (which encompass ranges from 28-75mm equiv.) and so image quality is acme-notch.
This segment includes both pocketable models without viewfinders and ‘best worn over your shoulder’ cameras with unique or ultra-loftier-resolution EVFs. There’southward a gigantic spread in pricing, as well. The Fujifilm XF10 tin be had for under $500, while the Leica Q2 sells for around $5000.
Our pick: Fujifilm X100V
The X100V is the well-nigh well-rounded and capable prime lens compact camera we’ve seen, offering a cracking combination of image quality and pattern artful at a decent price. The redesigned lens is much improved both at shut distances and in the corners, the hybrid optical / electronic viewfinder is both novel and genuinely useful and a tilting touchscreen makes information technology easier to shoot from the hip.
In addition to producing keen files straight out of the photographic camera, this photographic camera has the almost robust video feature set in its class. All of this, combined with fantabulous and extensive external controls, makes the X100V an impressively engaging photographic camera to shoot with.
Pocketable option: Ricoh GR Three
If y’all want a more pocketable camera – or prefer a wider lens – then in that location’s Ricoh’s GR III. It has a 24MP APS-C sensor, 28mm F2.viii lens, in-trunk prototype stabilization and a hybrid AF system.
Image quality is good, autofocus quick in good light (or loftier contrast situations) and its controls (including a touchscreen) are well-designed. On the other hand, out-of-camera JPEGs aren’t the all-time, and neither is depression light AF. We wish the camera had a built-in flash and better exterior LCD visibility, and battery life is poor.
While the X100V and GR 3 are our favorite cameras of the bunch, the models below are also worthy of your consideration:
- Our pick: Fujifilm X100V
- Pocketable option: Ricoh GR III
- Leica Q2
- Sigma dp Quattro serial*
- Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II
* This photographic camera has not been fully reviewed and is therefore non eligible for an honour.
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