ST Digital Awards: Nominees

ST Digital Awards: Nominees for best compact prosumer camera

ST Digital Awards: Nominees for best compact prosumer camera.
ST Digital Awards: Nominees for best compact prosumer camera.PHOTO: SONY; CANON; RICOH; LEICA


PHOTO: SONY

SONY CYBER-SHOT DSC-RX1R II

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II has a 42.4-megapixel full-frame image sensor with a Carl Zeiss Sonnar 35mm f/2.0 fixed lens. Its retractable electronic viewfinder provides an alternative for users to compose photos, apart from its 3-inch tiltable display.



PHOTO: CANON

CANON POWERSHOT G5 X

Armed with a good grip and a built-in electronic viewfinder, the 20.2-megapixel Canon PowerShot G5 X handles like a DSLR camera despite being compact and lightweight. It has a tiltable 3-inch touchscreen display and a fast 24-100mm f/1.8-f/2.8 lens.



PHOTO: RICOH

RICOH GR II

The GR II comes from Ricoh's long line of compact cameras dating back to the film photography era. It comes with a 16-megapixel APS-C image sensor that is usually found in entry-level DSLR cameras, a fixed 28mm f/2.8 lens and a 3-inch display.



PHOTO: LEICA

LEICA Q (TYP 116)

Put a 24.1-megapixel full-frame image sensor and fixed Leica Summilux 28mm f/1.7 lens into a magnesium-aluminium alloy body. Then add a 3.86-million-dot electronic viewfinder and a 3-inch touchscreen display, and you get the Typ 116. Despite its $5,990 price tag, it is the best value-for-money Leica. 



PHOTO: SONY

SONY CYBER-SHOT DSC-RX100 IV

The original RX100 is a camera that probably started the "big image sensor/small camera body" trend. The RX100 IV continues that tradition with a 1-inch 20-megapixel image sensor, pop-up electronic viewfinder and 3-inch display. But it can now shoot 4K videos and still images at up to 16 frames per second.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 30, 2015, with the headline 'BEST COMPACT PROSUMER CAMERA'. Print Edition | Subscribe