Smartphones have become good at taking pictures and have replaced the compact camera as the gadget of choice for documenting memories.
However, as good as they are, they are limited by the tiny sensors that are crammed into their compact bodies.
They certainly cannot hold a candle to dedicated cameras and that is why we have come up with a list of cameras you should check out if you want better pictures.
Without further ado here are some cameras that are worth checking out.
Canon PowerShot SX610 HS
For the person on a budget but wants great pictures that are a step up from their smartphone, then the PowerShot SX610 HS is the camera for you.
With long reaching 18x optical zoom (25mm - 450mm in 35mm equivalent) you don not have to walk too far to get the shot you want.
Though it is modestly priced at $339 it has all the modern features a photographer needs including WiFi and NFC connectivity for easily transferring your pictures to your smartphone.
You are not limited to just transferring pictures to your phone however as the camera also has a remote shooting feature that allows you to view live images on your phone via the Camera Connect app.
Its compact size make it an ideal camera to bring along on your next holiday and it also takes great videos in full HD.
Sony RX100 IV
If you are looking for an advanced compact camera and don’t mind spending a bit more, to the tune of $1,399, then consider the Sony RX100 IV.
The RX100 IV packs a whole lots of features that will make enthusiasts sit up and take notice. Packing 20-Megapixel 1inch sensor and a bright f/1.8 -2.8 lens (24-70mm) it is a sharp shooter thatyou can quickly whip out and start taking pictures under any lighting condition.
Other notable features high resolution 4K video recording, a pop-up electronic viewfinder, WiFi and NFC connectivity, dual record of 16.8-Megapixel photos while recording video and a new super slow-motion movie mode for recording fast action.
Looking to up your game from a compact camera to an interchangeable lens camera then Samsung’s NX1 ($3,400) is a high performance camera that can go toe-to-toe to bigger DSLRs.
Built for durability, the NX1 is made of magnesium alloy, giving a firm yet lightweight camera that you can use in any environment.
Megapixels may not mean everything in a camera, but it helps that the NX1 has a 28-Megapixel APS-C sensor to take stunning pictures that you can crop freely, without degrading the picture quality.
Boasting a fast and accurate hybrid autofocus system it allows you to catch very quick action in almost no time at all thanks to its continuous shooting rate of 15 frames per second.
Nikon 1 J5
The Nikon 1 J5 is a chic yet compact interchangeable lens camera with a 20.8-Megapixel sensor.
Paired with a Nikkor 10- 30mm, the J5 is an unbelievably fast speed demon capable of capturing 20 frames per second.
It has a 3 inch 180 degree upward tilting LCD monitor for extra flexibility when shooting and you also get full manual control over it if you want more control over the camera.
Want to capture videos? The J5 can record not just full HD videos but also 4K videos at 15 frames per second.
Like the most of the other cameras in this list, the J5 has built-in WiFi and NFC technology for sharing your pictures when you are on the go.
The Nikon 1 J5 is priced from $709.