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Top 5 digital cameras

WideWorld brings you the best 5 digital cameras on the planet right now.

The best, hands down

Nikon D600


digitaltrends.com said it was one of the best DSLRs it had ever tested, saying it took “outstanding stills with lush ‘analog’ feel and performed excellently in low-light shooting.

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Best entry-level SLR

Canon EOS 650D (the Rebel T4i in the States)


Cnet.com said it was a fine camera, but said it was imperative to add the (expensive) 18-135mm STM kit, and that it “delivers extremely good photo and video quality plus improved performance in Live View shooting”

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  • Canon EOS 650D

    Digital SLR Camera – Black (Inc. 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens Kit)

Best SLR for under 500 quid

Nikon D5100


Pcmag.com said the Nikon D5100 offered a fantastic mix of still-image and video-recording quality, along with plenty of features including top-notch in-camera effects.

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  • Nikon D5100

    Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm VR Lens Kit (16.2MP) 3 inch LCD

Best high-end digital compact

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Price £699.00

photographyblog.com listed several models in its high-end digital compact category. But we like the FinePix X100 best due to its performance AND its stylish, retro look. Photographyblog.com said it was “one of the most surprising, appealing and well-realised cameras of recent times, offering a compelling mix of intuitive handling, impeccable image quality, and a truly innovative viewfinder.”

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  • Fujifilm Finepix X100

    Fujifilm FinePix X100 Digital Camera – Black (12.3MP, APS-C CMOS EXR) 2.8 inch LCD – Limited Edition Kit (Includes Bespoke Leather Case, Metal Lens Hood, Metal Adapter Ring, Protector Filter)

Best for the adventurer

Pentax K-5

Price £618.40

pocket-lint.com chose this camera as its best ‘rugged’ DSLR. It said: Weatherproof, freezeproof and dustproof, thanks to 77 independent body seals, it still boasts a highly competitive 7 frames per second shooting rate, HD video and 100 per cent viewfinder coverage.”

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  • Pentax K5

    Pentax K-5 DSLR + SMC DA 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 AL WR lens