Smart phone cameras have managed to be the most important competitors of the entry and mid-segment digital cameras. However, the features of the new models introduced this year will escalate this war. We will see less new model releases in 2016; however, those models will have new and high quality features and more equipment.

Nikon, adding full frame D5 to FX format D series, passed to a control system with dual remote control handles to facilitate both horizontal and vertical use. The new model that uses dual memory card allows its users to do different processes quickly with customizable function keys. Increasing the 51-point autofocus of its premise to 151-points, D5 is highly ambitious at fast-shots up to 14 frames per second. Offering comfortable use for everyone with interchangeable optical viewfinder cap, the camera shoots 21 MP photos and records 4K 30p videos.


1D X Mark II, the highest level model of the company with full-frame DSLR, keeps its built-in GPS module in its wide-body, as well as innovations such as CFAST card slot, and the Compact Flash card slot. Demonstrating its speed by capturing fast-shots up to 16 frames per second, Canon has 61-point auto focusing as in previous 1D X model. AiServo III +, which is a continuous monitoring system, improves the quality of shots by sensing the speed of your movements with the aid of a gyroscope. 20.2 MP sensor is able to record 4K 60p videos.


Sony’s new Alpha model that is assertive at compact system cameras (CSC) stands out with its 425-point auto focus. The device that was manufactured by claiming to have the world’s fastest auto-focus focuses in 0.05 seconds. The camera that can record 4K 30p videos with its 24.2 megapixel APS-C sensor captures fast-shots up to 11 frames per second. In addition to the Wi-Fi connection, it can easily transfer shots to smart phone thanks to Sony’s Play Memories Mobile application and NFC.


NIKON DL 24-85
If you say, ‘An entry-level camera is enough for me’ then you can choose Nikon’s DL 24-85 with 1-inch wide sensor. Expanding sensor allows this economic camera to get more light and to receive higher quality results in different environments compared to smart phones. The device that takes pictures up to 20 frames per second with a 23 MP sensor has a 4K 30p video support. It can also capture full HD videos in super slow motion at 120 frames per second.


In a similar way to its premise, X- Pro 2 that has a body resembling the cameras of 1960s has a 24 megapixel APS-C sensor. The device with 273-point auto-focus records 4K 25p videos. X-Pro 2 with dual SD card slots makes previews and settings easier thanks to its 3-inch touch screen. The viewfinder marks correctly the shooting areas with different lenses and shows you a variety of information with its digital display by combining the advantages of the digital and analog. However, if fast-shots are important for you, the model may not satisfy you with its speed reaching up to 8 frames per second.


If you are looking for a device that is suitable both with its size and price, Panasonic Lumix TZ101 will suit you. Improving the shooting quality in different environments with its 1-inch expandable sensor just as in the other compact cameras released this year, Panasonic has used a 10x optical zoom LEICA lens in the device. The camera that shoots 4K 25p videos stands out with 20.1 megapixel CMOS sensor and 3-inch screen.