Talking about cameras that were popular but that most likely have already been surpassed by better equipment, always causes me nostalgia but excitement for what’s next. However the cameras in this list do not necessarily find themselves currently accumulating dust and very surely they are still taking pictures in the hands of many.
What is it that makes these cameras to have such a special place in our reviews? Well most likely they were cheap but good. They were able make us feel “armed to the teeth”. Not limiting us with poor features, and finally, they had versatile equipment that can incorporate new lenses, cases, flashes in short. All that paraphernalia with which we like to fill our pockets, right?
Here’s my Top Three
Canon EOS Rebel T5 With EF-S 18-55mm IS II Kit Lens / 399 $
The CANON REBEL line has been on the market for some years now and its popularity is not in vain. What has happened with this line is that they have been able to offer the market a set of highly professional features within their cameras. After all, if there is a feature in these cameras that make them popular is that they are able to provide what we need TODAY without stopping us from the possibilities to experiment and grow TOMORROW with the same camera, no new investments. Exactly what this camera did last year!
Some of the most relevant specs:
- 18-megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor with DIGIC 4 image processor
- 3-inch LCD TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor for easy viewing and sharing
- EOS 1080p full HD movie mode
- Scene Intelligent Auto mode
- Continuous shooting up to 3fps. Remember when we considered this FAST?
Nikon D3300 With 18-55mm Kit Lens / 399$
With the Nikon D3300 many people got their first DSLR from the NIKON line and experienced the great possibilities that these cameras offered last year. This camera had a large line of lenses available and was loaded with features that made its owners feel that there were no limitations on this equipment. The buttons were very well located and the menu was super easy to navigate and in short everything the more daring photographers wanted to find was after only a couple of changes in the settings.
– 5 frames per second continuous shooting.
– 11 AF points with 3D tracking
– 3 inch LCD with 921,000 dots
– Expeed 4 processing
– 24.2 MP CMOS DX-format sensor
-11 AF points with 3D tracking, ISO 100-12800
Canon EOS Rebel T5i EF-S 18-55 IS STM Kit / 599 $ aprox
With this camera, what I saw happened most was:
- That those who had started in the market with the EOS Rebel T5 migrated towards this upgrade to continue making this camera one of the most used.
- This model helped the Rebel family to get to an even higher place among fans so back in time new users started to come up.
Its improvements over the previous versions were several and very appreciated by the users. The biggest advantage over previous versions was enhanced AF Systems. It is perfect for stills and video shooting.
- 9 point AF system – all cross type
- 5 FPS continuous shooting.
- 3″ articulating touch panel LCD screen with 1,040,000 dots
- ISO 100-12800 (expandable to 25600)
- 18 MP APS-C CMOS sensor
- Movie Servo AF for continuous focus tracking of moving subjects