ST Digital Awards: Nominees

ST Digital Awards: Nominees for best Interchangeable Lens Camera (ILC) - Full-Frame

ST Digital Awards: Nominees for best Interchangeable Lens Camera (ILC) - Full-Frame.
ST Digital Awards: Nominees for best Interchangeable Lens Camera (ILC) - Full-Frame.PHOTOS: LEICA; CANON; SONY


PHOTO: LEICA

LEICA SL (TYPE 601)

To keep up with the times, rangefinder maker Leica has come up with its own full-frame mirrorless DSLR camera. The excellent Leica SL has a 24-megapixel full-frame CMOS image sensor. Armed with Leica's Maestro II image processor, it allows for a quick shooting speed of up to 11 frames per second. The ISO range is from 50 to 50,000.



PHOTO: LEICA

LEICA M MONOCHROM (TYP 246)

Designed as a tribute to photojournalism legends like Henri-Cartier Bresson and Robert Capa, this 24-megapixel digital rangefinder can shoot only black-and-white still and moving images. However, the picture quality it produces is out of this world - amazingly sharp, full of details and with great contrast, just like those romantic black-and-white photos of yesteryear.



PHOTO: CANON

CANON EOS 5DS

With its whopping 50.6-megapixel full-frame image sensor that is capable of producing large high-resolution prints, this is a dream DSLR camera for fashion and landscape photographers. It comes with dual Digic 6 image processors, a shooting speed of 5 frames per second and a 61-point autofocusing system.



PHOTO: SONY

SONY a7R II

The Sony a7R II packs a 42.4- megapixel image sensor, 3-inch tiltable display and a 2.36-million- dot electronic viewfinder, in a tough magnesium-alloy body that weighs only 625g. Furthermore, it has a very fast autofocusing (AF) system, with 399 focal-plane phase-detection AF points and 25 contrast-detection AF points.



PHOTO: SONY

SONY a7S II

Designed for videographers, the Sony a7S II is perfect for those who need to shoot 4K (3,840 x 2,160 pixels) videos in low-light conditions, with its high sensitivity of up to ISO 409,600. While this 12.2-megapixel mirrorless camera's forte is in 4K videos, its superb still-image noise performance means it is great for those who shoot stills too.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 30, 2015, with the headline 'BEST ILC (FULL-FRAME)'. Print Edition | Subscribe