Every year …OK, not last year, read why here… Neocamera chooses which digital cameras are the best in the market among competing digital cameras. This time we ran through all digital cameras introduced in 2016 and 2017 to decide which ones are deserving the title of Best Digital Camera of 2017 in their respective class.
The digital camera market overall has been shrinking, so this year we had to skip the ultra-compact category,with cellphones taking over their place. At the same time though, camera prices have been rising to compensate for lost volume. Plus, the average price is also shifting because there are fewer entry-level models to choose from. For this reason, this year we have also awarded Best Budget Camera os 2017 to lower-cost models that deliver exceptional value in the Travel-Zoom and Ultra-Zoom category.
The Premium Compact category that made a resurgence in 2015 remains with no choice but to pay the corresponding Premium price. Among mirrorless and DSLRs, there are now offerings from $500 to over $5000, so both these types of cameras were divided into sub-categories to select the Best Digital Camera at every price-point.