Buying a digital camera is not a simple task as you will be using it for a long period of time. So, before you spend your money on some random camera, it is best to really know your purpose of owning a digital camera and then do some research on it. You don’t wanna regret later when your camera doesn’t meet your preference. Here, we have listed 8 digital cameras for different purposes and different demographics.

1. Nikon CoolPix W100

Best for kids

Price from RM516.00

shopping_cart Lazada Malaysia RM516.00

While adults know how to handle digital cameras with care, kids, on the other hand, require some help with this. Give your kids a chance to have and use their own digital camera with Nikon CoolPix W100. It uses a 13.2-megapixel CMOS sensor with 3x optical zoom and 6x dynamic fine zoom with autofocus feature that allows you to take great spontaneous photos. This camera is not only shock and dustproof, it is also waterproof and you can take it as deep as 10 m underwater. This digital camera shoots full HD videos (1080p/30p) and pictures with a high-performance lens. With a built-in wifi and the help of SnapBridge, images will be automatically downloaded into your smart device via a constant Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) connection.

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2. Olympus TG-5

Best for teenagers

Price from RM1,999.00

shopping_cart Lazada Malaysia RM1,999.00

This particular model from Olympus uses a 12MP image sensor with 4x zoom lens and have the ability to record full HD, 4K videos at 120p. The image quality is made better with a high ISO sensitivity. The camera is also dust, shock and crushproof, suitable for the active lifestyle of teenagers these days. Pro capture mode allows you to capture series of shots before and after pressing the shutter to make sure that you’ll get to capture the most spontaneous moments, precisely. With RAW recording and art filter, users are able to edit or add a filter to images, in-camera or on a computer using the Olympus Viewer 3 software. To top it off, Olympus TG-5 also features a built-in wifi, GPS, and field sensor system. Perfect!

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3. Sony Cybershot DSC RX100 III

Best for travel

Price from RM1,869.00

shopping_cart Lazada Malaysia RM1,869.00

Shoot wider and closer with Sony Cybershot DSC RX100 III. It’s perfect for travellers as it uses Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* f/1.8-2.8 lens that allows you to take giant panoramas or amazing close-ups.  Featuring an electronic viewfinder, this camera is absolute the choice of many serious photographers as they are able to hold the camera rock-steady right up to their eye while accurately and quickly composing a shot. The 20.1 MP image quality, high ISO sensitivity, and full HD 1080p video recording will not let you down. All contained in this compact size camera, that fits right in your pocket.

4. Nikon D3400 DSLR Camera

Best for beginners

Price from RM1,938.00

shopping_cart Lazada Malaysia RM1,938.00

Take your first step into the world of DSLR photography with this easy-to-use digital camera. It has a built-in Guide Mode that teaches you the basics of operating the camera. Plus, the camera also features 11 autofocus points and 10 different special effects, such as Night Vision and Miniature Effect. The full HD 1080/60p videos and 24.2MP image quality enables you to relive your precious moments with friends and family. With a continuous shooting speed of approximately 5 frames per second, you have the peace of mind of never missing a priceless memory. Then, simply share your best shots to the world with SnapBridge, a software that automatically downloads your images to your smart device.

5. Canon PowerShot G7X

Best for vlogging

Price from RM2,150.00

shopping_cart Lazada Malaysia RM2,150.00

If you are a passionate vlogger, this camera is the perfect fit for you. This 20.1 MP digital camera has an expanded sensitivity of ISO 25600 for smooth image quality with reduced noise when working in low-light condition. It also records full HD 1080p60 videos and has a versatile 4.2x zoom lens with 24-100mm focal length range. Have a satisfying control over your camera’s operation with the large 3.0” 1.04m-dot tilting touchscreen LCD. Perfect for self-recording. Not only that, this camera also uses an intelligent image stabilisation to ensure a crystal clear image capture.  Finally, simply share your images or videos to your smartphones or tablets by using the built-in Wi-Fi.

6. Sony Alpha a6000

Best for video recording

Price from RM1,679.00

shopping_cart Lazada Malaysia RM1,679.00

Sony Alpha a6000 is a mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera with 24.3MP image quality. This amazing camera enables users to shoot 11 photos in one second and is easy to use with two quick access dials and custom buttons that let you change settings on the fly. The fast hybrid autofocus with 179 phase-detection points is the fastest autofocusing performance of any camera. This and the full HD 1080/24/60p video recording ability allow users to record high-quality videos with ease.  Thanks to the high ISO sensitivity ranging from ISO 100-25000, Sony Alpha a6000 captures your moments with stunning details despite the poor light condition which you are in. The display can also be tilted, making it easier to take photos from a high or low angle. The camera also has a built-in Wi-Fi to allow you to transfer images directly to your smart device.

7. Sony Cybershot DSC RX100 V

Best with built-in Wi-Fi

Price from RM3,079.00

shopping_cart Lazada Malaysia RM3,079.00

This camera is definitely the ultimate compact for capturing movies and stills with its 1.0-type image sensor. It has a super-fast 0.05-second autofocus with 315 AF points, the world’s most comprehensive phase-detection coverage of its kind. Sony Cybershot DSC RX100 V allows continuous shooting up to 24 fps and records 4K full HD videos including slow motion up to 960 fps. Ranging from ISO 125 - 12800, this model from Olympus is suitable to be used in poor light conditions. It also has both 2.9x optical zoom as well as 3.8x digital zoom. Last but not least, with built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, share images and videos to your smartphone or tablet right away without having to hassle with USB cables.

8. Canon EOS 70D

Best for Instagram

Price from RM3,188.00

shopping_cart Shopee Malaysia RM3,188.00

Canon EOS 70D is a spectacular camera for bloggers and Instagram users. High-resolution videos and accurate autofocus are what you will get out of this device. Equipped with Dual Pixel CMOS AF with sensor phase detection AF technology, it enables impressively fast focusing speeds during Live View still and movie shooting. Worried about dropping your precious camera? Worry not, as the textured coating provides a secure grip on the device. In addition to that, the touchscreen LCD and the sensibly arranged dials and buttons allow you to have complete control over the camera. Swipe from one image to another in the review mode or simply check the sharpness of an image via the pinch-zooming mode. With 20.2 MP APS-C CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5+ image processor, your image or videos will definitely be Instagram-worthy. The last thing you should do is to share your work of art to the world by simply using the built-in Wi-Fi.

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