Minor Digital Camera Brands

Minor Digital Camera Brands

Every week we analyse the technical specs, reviews and prices of every digital camera on the market in the US to determine our top 10 list. In total we compared over 1,400 digital cameras, 184,000 reviews and 11,000 prices. Last updated 15 August 2017.

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$218.51

Polaroid IX‑5038

IX-5038
A very highly rated and good spec bridge digital camera, but representing only moderate value for money
91
Reviews
7 Reviews
66
Value for Money
Good
68
Features
Good Features
69
Overall Score
Good
20MP
Bridge
50x
Megapixels
Camera Type
Optical Zoom
Aug 2016
Release Date
eBay $218.51
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$578.73

Ricoh GR II

GR II
01net.com - 4 StarTrusted Reviews - RecommendedPhotographyBlog.com - Highly RecommendedEphotozine - Highly Recommended
A best selling and multi award winning compact digital camera, with good features but representing only moderate value for money
90
Reviews
5 Awards
65
Value for Money
Good
68
Features
Good Features
68
Overall Score
Good
16.2MP
Compact
1x
Megapixels
Camera Type
Optical Zoom
Apr 2016
Release Date
eBay $578.73
B&H Photo $589.99
Adorama $641.58
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$909.00

Sigma DP2 Merrill

DP2 Merrill
PhotographyBlog.com - Recommendedphotoreview.com.au - Editor's Choice
An award winning and good spec MILC camera, with a breathtakingly high 46MP megapixels but representing inferior value for money
84
Reviews
2 Awards
26
Value for Money
Mediocre
60
Features
Good Features
51
Overall Score
Average
46MP
MILC
1x
Megapixels
Camera Type
Optical Zoom
Jul 2012
Release Date
eBay $909.00
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$725.00

Sigma Sd Quattro

Sd Quattro
focus-numerique.fr - Recommendeddigifotopro.nl - Goldpcekspert.com - RecommendedPhotographyBlog.com - Recommended
A high image quality and multi award winning MILC camera, with good features but representing poor value for money
88
Reviews
5 Awards
45
Value for Money
Mediocre
64
Features
Good Features
59
Overall Score
Average
29.5MP
MILC
Jun 2016
Megapixels
Camera Type
Release Date
eBay $725.00
Adorama $799.00
B&H Photo $999.00
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$869.08

Ricoh GR

GR
DP Review - GoldTrusted Reviews - RecommendedPhotographyBlog.com - Highly RecommendedEphotozine - Highly Recommended
A good spec and multi award winning compact camera, but representing poor value for money
86
Reviews
19 Awards
36
Value for Money
Mediocre
62
Features
Good Features
55
Overall Score
Average
16.2MP
Compact
1x
Megapixels
Camera Type
Optical Zoom
Jan 2014
Release Date
eBay $869.08
Overstock $993.99
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$835.00

Sigma DP2 Quattro

DP2 Quattro
PhotographyBlog.com - Recommended
A good spec and award winning MILC camera, with an extremely high 29MP megapixels but representing poor value for money
86
Reviews
1 Award
36
Value for Money
Mediocre
62
Features
Good Features
55
Overall Score
Average
29MP
MILC
1x
Megapixels
Camera Type
Optical Zoom
Aug 2014
Release Date
eBay $835.00
Adorama $999.00
View Details
$1,178.98
Save $211.02 (15%)

Sigma SD1 Merrill

SD1 Merrill
Ephotozine - RecommendedMagnus.de - Buying TipPhotographyBlog.com - Recommended
A high image quality and award winning SLR digital camera, with good features but representing poor value for money
84
Reviews
3 Awards
25
Value for Money
Mediocre
60
Features
Good Features
50
Overall Score
Average
46MP
SLR
Jan 2015
Megapixels
Camera Type
Release Date
eBay $1,178.98
View Details
$845.00

Sigma DP0 Quattro

DP0 Quattro
PhotographyBlog.com - Recommended
A high image quality and award winning compact digital camera, with good features but representing poor value for money
84
Reviews
1 Award
35
Value for Money
Mediocre
62
Features
Good Features
54
Overall Score
Average
29MP
Compact
1x
Megapixels
Camera Type
Optical Zoom
Aug 2015
Release Date
eBay $845.00
Adorama $999.00
View Details
$860.00
Save $139.00 (14%)

Sigma DP3 Quattro

DP3 Quattro
benchmark.pl - Very ProfitablePhotographyBlog.com - Recommended
An award winning and good spec compact camera, with one of the highest image qualities available but representing poor value for money
85
Reviews
2 Awards
39
Value for Money
Mediocre
62
Features
Good Features
56
Overall Score
Average
29MP
Compact
1x
Megapixels
Camera Type
Optical Zoom
Mar 2015
Release Date
eBay $860.00
Adorama $999.00
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$1,124.37

Ricoh CX6

CX6
Ephotozine - RecommendedPhotographyBlog.com - Recommended
A good spec and award winning compact digital camera, but representing poor value for money
80
Reviews
2 Awards
23
Value for Money
Mediocre
60
Features
Good Features
49
Overall Score
Mediocre
10MP
Compact
10.7x
Megapixels
Camera Type
Optical Zoom
Dec 2011
Release Date
eBay $1,124.37
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Digital Camera Retailers, Prices and Features

Camera Prices

The price range of digital cameras is from $29 to $6,895 and in total we found prices for 516 digital cameras. On average, a new camera costs $683 and 80% of cameras are priced between $100 and $1,360. The most expensive digital camera that we found is the Leica M10 at $6,895, and the cheapest is the RunCam Micro Swift at only $30.

Digital Camera Brands - Price Range

Leica cameras start at $273 and the most expensive Leica camera costs $6,895. The average price of Leica cameras is $2,910 which is the highest average price of all camera brands.

Mamiya digital cameras range in price from $200 to $2,950, and the second highest average camera price out of all brands is Mamiya digital cameras with an average price of $1,183.

The average price of Sigma digital cameras is $930 which is the third highest average price of all digital camera brands. Sigma digital cameras start at $725 and the most expensive Sigma digital camera costs $1,199.

Camera Brands - Average Ratings

We have evaluated 16,183 expert reviews and 120,065 user reviews for cameras written online and used this data to determine the average rating for each brand of camera. Praktica is the top rated digital camera brand with an average rating of 93%. Leica is the second best brand with 90% and Pentax is the third best brand with 89%.

Biggest Digital Camera Retailers

The biggest camera retailer by number of products currently for sale is Focus Camera. We found 282 current camera offers from Focus Camera. The second biggest camera retailer is eBay with 269 offers. That means Focus Camera is slightly bigger than eBay when it comes to cameras. Overstock is the third biggest retailer with 177 current offers.

When Are Most New Digital Cameras Released?

Most new digital cameras tend to be released between December and February. If you wait until December 2017 then you might be able to get better features on your camera. Also the price of the current digital cameras may drop off just before the latest models are released in December. The biggest month in 2016 for new camera releases was February, with 58 new digital cameras released that month. In 2015 most new digital cameras were released in December, with 33 new digital cameras released that month. 41 new digital cameras were released in February 2014 making it the biggest month that year for new digital camera releases.

How Fast Do Camera Prices Drop After Release?

On average cameras drop in price by 1% in the first 6 months after release. That means a saving of $5 on a typical $682 new digital camera if you wait 6 months before buying.

Camera Types

Compact digital cameras are small and easily fit into any pocket. Bridge cameras fill the niche between Single-Lens Reflex Cameras (SLRs) and compact cameras, usually have a better image quality but the lens is fixed and cannot be changed. Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Cameras (MILCs) are smaller than SLRs while providing similar manual settings, but usually have a smaller body meaning there is usually no space for an optical viewfinder. Digital SLRs usually have the best image quality and a wide range of lenses is available for each model, however, Digital SLRs also tend to be the most bulky and expensive camera type.

Amongst new digital cameras, the most common camera type is compact. We found 745 digital cameras that are compact cameras. SLR is the second most frequently found camera type amongst new cameras. We found 166 cameras that are SLR digital cameras.

Choosing the right camera type will ensure that ease of use and image quality match your requirements. Compact cameras are easy to take on holiday while digital SLRs provide the highest picture quality for high end photography.

Megapixels

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

The megapixels of cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP. The megapixels of the majority of digital cameras range from 14MP to 17MP. The Mamiya645 DF, which currently retails for $2,950.00, has the highest megapixels and is an 80MP camera. The Mamiya645 DF has the lowest megapixels. This camera is a 3.2MP digital camera and is priced at $67.50.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Optical Zooms

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

The optical zooms of digital cameras range from 1x to 83x. The optical zooms of most cameras range from 4.7x to 8.3x. The NikonCoolpix P900 has the biggest optical zoom. This camera is an 83x optical zoom digital camera and sells for $516.67. The digital camera with the smallest optical zoom is the NikonCoolpix P900, which is a 1x optical zoom digital camera and sells for $89.89.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

Biggest Camera Retailers

The biggest camera retailer by number of products currently for sale is Focus Camera. We found 282 current camera offers from Focus Camera. The second biggest camera retailer is eBay with 269 offers. That means Focus Camera is slightly bigger than eBay when it comes to cameras. Overstock is the third biggest retailer with 177 current offers.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Cameras?

With the cheapest price on 153 digital cameras, eBay is most frequently the cheapest camera store.

Proportion of Cameras for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

eBay most frequently has the cheapest camera prices (found to be cheapest for 56.9% of its digital cameras).

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