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Best Camera 2015: 16 best cameras you can buy

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Samsung NX1

Originally reviewed by TrustedReviews 03 December 2014

Key features:

  • Outstanding image quality
  • Super-quick burst mode shooting
  • 4K video

Who's it for? Action photographers who want high-speed performance with less bulk – it has 15fps continuous shooting mode and is weather sealed.

The Samsung NX1 is a terrific camera that stands head and shoulders above most of the competition. It captures some of the best image quality we’ve ever seen from an APS-C camera, as well as excellent performance, powered by a new DRIMe V processor. Burst mode takes snaps at a rate of 15fps with continuous autofocus, which is really impressive, and it also shoots 4K video.

The 2.36 million-dot EVF is one of the best we’ve come across – it’s sharp and quick, offering focus peaking and 5x magnification too. The 3-inch touchscreen OLED display can be tilted, which is great for when the camera’s not at eye-level. This is also one of the first of its type to offer Bluetooth connectivity along with Wi-Fi and NFC.

However, at 138.5 x 102.3 x 65.8mm and 550g (without a lens attached), it’s hefty. Samsung’s premium S-class lenses are similarly weighty, meaning that the full setup could come in at well over a kilo. Some of the buttons on the rear are also too small and fiddly, but these are the only issues we’ve come across. It’s a brilliant machine.

Price: £1,299

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John Biggs

July 18, 2015, 5:47 pm

to many camera's... the nikon d4s is not a posers camera. its basically a photo journalist tool used to shoot the sports section and its normally owned by the publication not the user... the fujifilm x series on the other hand is made for posers (its also crap build quality disguised as a premium product) not that they will ever admit it

as for a beginners dslr the canon eos 100d (rebel SL1) is not a very good choice considering its not really available new (not in my part of the world) the eos rebel T6s (760d) is normally cheaper from most online retailers


July 24, 2015, 1:40 pm

Disagreed completely with your judgement. I have been using Nikon DSLR for years, including the famous FM, F301, F801s and recently the D7000. I purchased the Fujifilm X100s a year ago, and saying they are crap build quality borders on ignorance. It is actually well-built and gives stunning pictures. It is the camera I carry with me all the time and I am very satisfied with the way it feels ad the pics are really great. In any case, the gear does not make the photographer.

John Biggs

July 28, 2015, 7:08 pm

the crap build quality comment is directed at fujifilm not nikon, and is based on return merchandise authorisations

Dale Matson

September 19, 2015, 3:19 am

You listed cameras from 2013. Are you saying they are still the best? You list the sony a7II, what about the sony a7r2?

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