A brand new school year just started, and that means lots of new memories are just around the corner. Especially with the backdrop of fall’s changing leaves and clear, crisp days, you’re going to want the best camera to capture all those new memories.
Of course, you are always armed with your smartphone, ready to take some pretty great photos. But there are better ways to snap homecoming, Thanksgiving dinner, and whatever other milestones are coming up, and there are better tools.
We’ve rounded up a few of our all-time favourite digital cameras that will help you start the academic year on the right foot. And, bonus, they each cost less than the textbook list your courses came with.
Canon EOS 5DS
This DSLR, with 50.6 megapixels and a full-frame sensor, is the highest resolution full-frame DSLR in the world. It’s perfect for intermediate photographers, it’s small and lightweight, and there are tons of options to attach a variety of lenses. This one is perfect for action shots, so if you’re going out for the sports editorship or photographer at the school paper, look no further. It’s also great for portrait and landscape photography.
Canon EOS M3
With its retro good looks, high-resolution sensor, and improved autofocus, this camera, which also comes with a super affordable price tag, is perfect for photography enthusiasts. Its LCD touch-screen display tilts downwards, and turns full 180-degrees for high-quality selfies. It also captures great video, and has an external microphone jack.
Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS
This digital camera is one of the best point-and-shoots on the market, and not just because it’s affordable, it also is ultra-portable, has Wi-Fi capabilities, a 12x zoom, and a 20-megapixel sensor to capture all of the detail in your shots. It equally has a xenon flash to make your photos even more clear, but still, with all those features packed in, it remains super easy to take with you on the go, whether you’re camping in the wilderness, or running around the city.
No matter where this academic year might take you, there’s a camera that’s right for you beyond the little one built in to your phone. And although none of them come with selfie sticks or the ability to check your Instagram feed, the features far outweigh those little compromises. Best of luck this year, and have fun recording your favourite memories.
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