Camera For Capturing Kids Images And Video.
Need a camera for capturing images and videos of my kids. Do not want to vo for DSLR because of the size and bulk. Looking for a small, compact cameracaoable of giving professional quality photos of kids in action. Should be convenient to use. I come from a more point and shoot kind of canera users. Not satisfied with the image quality from mobile phones. Mobile phone cameras not great for capturing at children stage shows or sports day. Kindly recommend a good camera. Thank you. Regards
Hi Ruchita, You can go with the Sony CyberShot DSC RX100 2 It comes with a 1" sensor fitted inside a compact camera body making it a perfect pocketable camera. But what makes it a standout camera is its ability to shoot pictures in low-light. It's 20MP CMOS sensor delivers high quality pictures along with well-detailed and sharpness features.Has a maximum shutter speed of 1/2000s which helps in capturing fast paced action images like kids playing or in motion. It has Wi-Fi capabilities allowing for fast transfer between your smartphones and the camera. You can also record videos at 1080p at 24/60 fps.
Thank you Manish, for your prompt reply. How does a sony DSC RX100 ll compare to Sony A5100. Kindly enlighten on that. Thank you
If I am not wrong RX 100 II just has 3x zoom. Difficult to get a long distance shot
Hi Ruchita, You can't actually compare an advanced point and shoot camera with a mirrorless camera(A5100). Both of them have their pros and cons. Spec wise, the RX100 has got better display resolution, hot shoe interface and an optional electronic viewfinder. And it is one of the best advanced compacts to have come out from SONY. Regarding the A5100, it has a got higher sensor size, meaning more gathering of information, better quality of pictures. And it has a higher camera resolution too. And a maximum shutter speed. Have you had any experiences with DSLRs ? or are you an advanced amateur ?
No experience with DSLRs, yet can call myself an advanced amateur. I am not comfortable with the bulk and size of DSLR. I don't know what a mirrorless camera is, yet on certain blogs sony A5100
You were saying something about the A5100 on certain blogs ?
Hi Ruchita, The A5100 is a good model if you are looking at a mirroless variant. Mirrorless models pretty much fall in the mid-way between DSLRs and compact cameras. They allow users to choose from different lenses like DSLRs do, complete manual control, better image quality etc. If you are looking to work with these features, then you can go ahead with a mirrorless variant. Mention your budget and we'll specify a model for you.
Thanks Manish appreciate your efforts in explaining the nuances. Budget would be arnd 30k to 40k.
Hi Ruchita, You can go with the Sony Alpha A5100 (E 16-50mm PZ OSS) It's basically the next variant of the Alpha 6000 and also comes with some upgraded features like the touchscreen enabled LCD, more battery life, better auto-focus system. Sports a 24.3 MP camera resolution, Full HD recording at 60fps Runs on Bionz X processor for better detailing and clarity in images. Frame rate of 6fps for continuous shooting which helps with tracking fast paced sequences. Has Wi-Fi capability.