In the era of the ‘Gram, it goes without saying that investing in a great camera will never go to waste. But, quite like most good things in the world—cars, holiday destinations, and restaurants—the quality of your purchase largely depends on your budget. Here are our top 5 picks in the category of the finest DSLRs, mirrorless cameras and compacts that are having a major moment in 2020.

1) Nikon Z6

The Nikon Z6 tops our list for obvious reasons. Most other cameras pale in comparison to this brilliant full-frame all-rounder mirrorless camera. Aside from being lightweight and compact, the camera boasts of incredible versatility, usability and affordability. There's also a sharp and crisp 3.69-million dot viewfinder along with a responsive, and tilting touchscreen. Need we say more?

Features

Type: Mirrorless | Sensor size: Full-frame CMOS | Resolution: 24.5MP | Lens: Nikon Z mount | Viewfinder: EVF | Screen type: 3.2-inch tilting touchscreen, 2,100,000 dots | Maximum continuous shooting speed: 12fps | Movies: 4K | User level: Intermediate/expert

  • High-resolution EVF
  • Familiar and refined handling
  • XQD card format has limited support
  • Limited buffer depth

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2) Fujifilm X-T30

Pegged as one of the most capable APS-C mirrorless cameras around, the Fujifilm X-T30 is a brilliant value for money. Aside from a volley of impressive features, if there’s one downside to this product, it has got to be the small viewfinder magnification, despite which it could still be categorized as one of the best APS-C options out there. “Hot on its heels is the newly-announced Nikon Z50, which may just push the X-T30 out of this list once we've had the chance to test it properly,” reveals a recent report.

Features

Sensor size: APS-C | Resolution: 26.1MP | Viewfinder: 2,360K dots | Monitor: 3.0-inch tilt-angle touchscreen, 1,040K dots | Autofocus: 425-point AF | Maximum continuous shooting rate: 8fps | Movies: 4K at 30p | User level: Expert

  • Superb value for money
  • Excellent images and lovely videos
  • Small body can be fiddly
  • One card slot

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3)   Sony A7 III

Mirrorless or otherwise, the Sony 27 III doesn’t fail to disappoint.

While it’s not fresh into the market, the 18 months old product still finds a spot among the top sellers. With a 24MP full-frame sensor, 4K video, sensor-based image stabilisation, 10fps burst shooting and a 693-point hybrid AF system – there’s quite a super performer right. But, with two card slots and a 710-shot battery life to top it, this product is an excellent value for money.

Features

Sensor size: Full-frame | Resolution: 24.2MP | Viewfinder: 2,359K dots | Monitor: 3.0-inch tilt-angle touchscreen, 921K dots | Autofocus: 693-point AF | Maximum continuous shooting rate: 10fps | Movies: 4K at 30p | User level: Intermediate/expert

  • Great 24MP sensor
  • Sensor-based stabilization
  • Weather-sealing could be better 
  • Some EVF tearing

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4)   Nikon D850

The Nikon D850 has a well-rounded feature set which makes it a great purchase for those on the lookout for a reliable, and smart DSLR purchase. Need a high resolution? This camera checks the list with a 45MP full-frame sensor. In search of great speed? Well, the camera has that too with a 7fps burst shooting option which can be boosted to 9fps with a battery grip. What’s more, with a massive 1800 frames per charge, you needn’t worry about the battery life for the most part.

Features

Type: DSLR | Sensor size: Full-frame CMOS | Resolution: 45.4MP | Lens: Nikon F mount | Viewfinder: Optical | Screen type: 3.2-inch tilting touchscreen, 2,359,000 dots | Maximum continuous shooting speed: 7fps | Movies: 4K | User level: Intermediate/expert.

  • Stunning image quality
  • Excellent performance
  • Slow Live View AF speed
  • SnapBridge connectivity

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5) Nikon Z50

In search of an upgrade? The Nikon Z50 won’t disappoint. Be it travel shooting or something more casual, the Nikon Z50 is a great purchase for those owing to its stellar features like an impressive viewfinder, tilting touchscreen, and great handling owing to its large deep grip.

Features

Type: Mirrorless | Sensor size: APS-C | Resolution: 20.9MP | Lens: Z-mount | Screen type: 3.2-inch tilting touchscreen, 1,036,080 dots | Viewfinder: EVF | Maximum continuous shooting rate: 11fps | Movies: 4K | User level: Enthusiast

  • Great, DSLR-style handling
  • Excellent viewfinder and screen
  • Limited range of native lenses
  • Tilt-screen can't be used with tripod. 

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