I may not be the expert on designer handbags or power tools, but I can hold my own when talking about cameras. With a fine arts degree in photography and lots of experience with different camera brands, I am the person family and friends come to when they are looking to purchase or upgrade their camera equipment.
Back in the days before Google, I was the one everyone brought to Best Buy to help them find the perfect camera or camcorder for their needs. And, even now with Google on every phone and thousands of online reviews at your fingertips, sometimes you just need someone who can help you navigate so many options and guide you through playing with rows and rows of name brand cameras in a place where the sales staff is always willing to let you play with everything. And, when you think of it, buying a camera or camcorder is a really big deal. You are trusting that camera with your precious memories, and it makes sense that you would want one that has all the features you need and even some to grow into.
This year my new favorite feature is built-in Wi-Fi since everything is electronic these days and waiting until you are home at your computer before connecting, downloading, and then sharing your images online just seems so clunky. These three featured cameras from Nikon, Sony and Samsung come equipped with Wi-Fi so you can share amazing photos with ease. Upgrade now and you can share those holiday pictures with family and friends near and far easily.
Nikon D5300 DSLR w/18-55mm VR Lens
A great DSLR with built-in Wi-Fi so you can capture high quality photos and share them instantly. Perfect for the professional photographer who can't get by with a simple point and shoot, but doesn't mind carrying around a heavy pack.
The Nikon D5300 DSLR camera comes with an AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II lens that enables you to capture sharp photos and video footage. Optical image stabilization helps prevent blurring to ensure image clarity and the built in Wi-Fi helps you share instantly. Also available in red or gray, you can get the Nikon D5300 DSLR from Best Buy.
Sony α6000 Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera
Want a compact system camera that doesn't skimp on features? I'm a big fan of the Sony Mirrorless cameras and have my eye on the Sony Alpha A6000 with the World’s Fastest Autofocus because it's compact but still allows for different lenses to suit your needs.Isn't it just adorable? Not exactly a purse camera, but small enough to carry with you in a large satchel so you will never be caught without a good qualilty camera for capturing your memories.
It features a 24.3-megapixel, Exmor APS-C CMOS sensor that makes it easy to shoot scenes in stunning clarity. Built-in Wi-Fi lets you share stored content across devices. Also available in white or silver, you can get the Sony Alpha A6000 from Best Buy.
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
And, now the compact model for those of you who don't need a camera case filled with camera bodies and lenses but still want higher end features. The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 allows you to shoot, share, and use Android Apps, which is pretty awesome. This Samsung Galaxy 2 digital camera's 16.3-megapixel, 1/2.3" BSI CMOS sensor allows you to capture sharp images and high-definition video footage. The 4.8" touch screen simplifies operation, and built-in Wi-Fi makes sharing stored files easy.
You can find the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 from Best Buy.
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The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.
3 thoughts on “Shopping Best Buy for the latest cameras and camcorders”
You know, I never think of Best Buy for camera needs and I am in the market for a new lens. Thanks for sharing this!
For under a $1,000 budget, I would go for the Nikon D5300.
The A6000 camera is awesome but I would personally go for the Nikon D5300 and here’s why:
– Way more lenses to choose from with Nikon than with Sony
– 40% better battery life
– A proper external mic jack (so important to use microphones in your video for better quality)
Upgrading to an SLR is a big step. The learning curve is much harder than I thought. I don’t even come close to making use of all of the features.