2019 is ending after giving us so many things, including the cameras that were released or yet to be released. If you are a content creator, you already know about the technological shift from large bulky equipment to manageable small-sized products.
A year ago, gimbal was used to stabilize videos, but now cameras have built-in stabilization. Features like live streaming and wireless communication are becoming common. We saw a significant change starting from 2018, but the real fight between brands was in 2019 when they released one product after another to stay relevant in the market.
There are many cameras released, and some yet to be released, but only a handful of them can hold their ground against customers who have an eye for detail. These are the ones you should look for when you are planning to buy your first or next camera.
1. Insta360 ONE X Camera
Insta360 One X is one of the notable cameras released this year. Not only it looks good, but also the features will blow you away. You must have heard about 4k, but this camera shoots up to 5.7k resolution without lagging. It works fine on android and IOS operating systems.
The hardware is powerful enough to support up to 128GB of storage in one go. The most notable features include 18M sensors, 360-degree recording, two lenses, two mics, and Wi-Fi.
2. GoPro Hero 8
Last year around the same time, GoPro Hero 7 was released, and it gained quite a good momentum because of the powerful hyper smooth feature.
GoPro Hero 8 has the same stabilization but with new twists and turns. It is made to withstand tough situations both on rocky un-stable surfaces and underwater.
If your hands are busy, you can use voice commands to get by. HDR mode makes your work look noise-free, just like fairy tales.
3. GoPro MAX 360 Action Camera
When Insta360 was gaining momentum with its 360-degree cameras, GoPro thought to introduce one of their own. GoPro Max 360 action camera doesn’t leave a thing uncaptured around you. Say goodbye to that old 4k mode; GoPro went a little further and come up with 5K for their users.
They sprinkle hyper smooth, voice control, live streaming, and faster charging together to help you shoot the best content of your life.
4. Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K
To some people, the name Blackmagic may not appeal much, but the features and durability this camera has look appealing. It is one of the professional cameras that won’t break your bank.
Blackmagic 4k supports various lenses, and as seen in the name, it is capable of shooting 4k videos. The internal mic is available, but additional accessories can also be attached to give you an edge. It runs on a canon battery, and you can connect the camera directly to external storage to keep shooting.
5. Nikon Z 50 Mirrorless Digital Camera
If you ask a professional, which are the three powerful camera brands? Nikon will definitely be one of the top three. Z 50 is one of their long line of creative products that give you value for your money.
Nikon put together a powerful processor, 20 MP sensors, smooth design, and a powerful battery so that users can feel the real adventure coming while holding Nikon Z 50 in hand. Highly sensitive, fast performance and the electronic viewfinder is not something you get in every product these days.
6. Sony α7R IV
When talking about the cameras released in 2019, you couldn’t miss the all-powerful Sony a7r IV. While other brands were busy adding features to their existing cameras, Sony released the world’s first 61 MP mirrorless camera.
Some of the selling features of this camera are 567 phase-detection points and 425 AF points. It is fast, powerful, and gives you real-time tracking. There is 4k, electronic viewfinder, and accurate colors to help you capture in fine detail. It is not recommended for beginners, but if you are looking to upgrade, then this can make your life easier.
7. Canon EOS 90D
Every once in awhile, canon strikes its competitors with a much powerful and affordable product. Canon wants customers to choose whether they want a DSLR or Mirrorless camera with the same/similar features. This is why they made Canon EOS 90D DSLR identical to the EOS M6 Mark II Mirrorless camera.
It comes with 33 MP sensor, dual autofocus in live video, and 45 points AF. The list of features doesn’t end with just these three; there is face detection, 7 Fps shooting, smooth touchscreen, 4k recording without a crop, and much more. Communication features like Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, including addition ports, are like a cherry on top of a delicious cupcake.
Masab Farooque is a Tech Geek, Writer, and Founder at The Panther Tech. He is also a lead game developer at 10StaticStudios.
When he is not writing, he is mostly playing video games