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Photographer friends, Le Collectif has selected the best cameras for the new year! Find your perfect match from this range of innovative and must-have cameras to ensure that the new year starts with a flash and that you can document a year full of emotions.

published on 02.23.16
by Wiggin-v

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Polaroid Snap

Polaroid Snap

Unveiled a few weeks ago at the IFA in Berlin, the Polaroid Snap is one for lovers of instant photography. With a 10MP sensor and equipped with three filters (color, black and white, and sepia), this minimalist camera lets you take pretty 5 x 7.62 cm pictures and print them without ink in under a minute, thanks to the Zero Ink technology developed by Zink.

It’s priced at around €90 ($99) and is scheduled for release at the end of the year.
www.polaroid.com

Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500

If you are looking for a powerful and versatile SLR that is lightweight and compact for daily use, you cannot go wrong with this one. Voted the Best Entry Level Digital SLR in the TIPA Awards 2015 and the EISA Awards 2015-2016, the Nikon D5500 features a 24.2-megapixel sensor, sensitivity of up to ISO 25,600, an EXPEED processor, Wi-Fi, a vari-angle touchscreen and the ability to shoot video in Full HD. It’s a must-have.

It’s priced at £499.99 with an AF-S 18-55mm VR II lens from amazon.
www.amazon.co.uk

Nikon D5500
Ricoh Theta S

Ricoh Theta S

Ricoh has just unveiled the new version of its famous Theta – The concept remains the same – a camera and camcorder capturing 360° images in a single shot – but there are a number of improvements: the two 12 megapixel sensors, each measuring 1/2.3” make for better image quality and it is also now possible to set the shutter speed (1/6400 s to 60 s) and control Theta from a smartphone.

Available from early November for €399.
theta360.com

Ricoh Theta S
Leica Q

Leica Q

With the launch of the Leica Q in June, the German brand finally offers enthusiasts an expert compact worthy of its name. A veritable object of desire, this model cleverly mixes tradition and modernity. 24 megapixel full-frame sensor, 28mm f/1.7 stabilized lens, electronic viewfinder, ultra-rapid autofocus, touchscreen, Wi-Fi… Not everyone will be able to afford it, but journalists agree that the Leica Q is worth “every last cent of its $4,250”.

Available for pre-order on amazon (delivery scheduled from September 17) for £3,298.38.
www.amazon.co.uk

Leica Q
DxO ONE

DxO ONE

A lot has been said about the DxO ONE this summer. The promise? The ability to transform your iPhone into a real camera, a concept similar to that of Sony’s smart lenses. With its 1”, 20.2-megapixel sensor, the image quality is clearly on point. But the DxO One does not have unanimous support amongst journalists who criticize its limited compatibility (only latest generation iPhones and iPads) and its lack of practicality and autonomy for a price that is considered too high.

The DxO ONE should be available for pre-order in France in the fall of 2015, priced at €599.
www.dxo.com

Fujifilm X-T10

Fujifilm X-T10

In May 2015, Wired announced “Fujifilm introduces a smaller, cheaper version of its best camera”. The device in question is the X-T1, which since its launch in early 2014 has been considered one of the best APS-C hybrids. The X-T10 has very similar technical characteristics (same sensor, same autofocus… and even the same video weaknesses) but by reviewing the electronic viewfinder, the ergonomics and construction has been slightly stripped down. It’s a good deal.

£699 with XC 18-55 mm lens II in black or silver on amazon.

Fujifilm X-T10
Holga Digital

Holga Digital

To the delight of lo-fi photography enthusiasts, the Holga 120 is going digital. It features the unique simplicity and style of this iconic device, beautifully imperfect and affordable, the lenses of which can be used with the Holga Digital. It’s a great little toy that will give you the Holga experience while being able to share the images on social networks.

From €66 ($75); the Kickstarter fundraising campaign ends on October 15 and the first deliveries are scheduled for December 2015.

Holga Digital

published on 02.23.16
by Wiggin-v

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