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Christmas Gift Guide 2017: Interchangeable-lens Cameras Under Php50K




The holidays are here, and that means spending time with our families. Whether celebrating at home, out of town, or out of the country, the memories and moments shared will be documented through photos one way or another. 2017 has been a great year for smartphone cameras, but that isn’t to say that dedicated cameras no longer have a place. They definitely still do.

Get your wallets ready, shutterbugs, here is our 2017 Christmas gift guide for interchangeable-lens cameras for under Php50k.

Note: This list is comprised of both DSLR and mirrorless camera, and every item includes a kit lens to get you going right off the bat. List is arranged by price from highest to lowest. Budget range is from Php30,000 to Php49,999.

Canon EOS 77D

Included lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM

Canon EOS 77D specs:
24.2 Megapixel CMOS APS-C Sensor
Dual Pixel CMOS AF
DIGIC 7 Image Processor
3-inch 1.4M-Dot Vari-Angle Touch Display
Full HD (1080p) Video Recording up to 60fps
45-point All Cross-Type Phase Detect AF
5-axis Digital Image Stabilization
6fps Burst
ISO 100-25,600 (expands to 51,200)
Wi-Fi with NFC
Bluetooth
131 x 99.9 x 76.2mm
540g (including battery pack and SD card, no lens)

Price: Php49,498

See our review here.

Nikon D7200

Included lens: AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

Nikon D7200 specs:
24.2MP APS-C CMOS (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
EXPEED 4 image processor
Hybrid AF System
51-point AF points
ISO 100 – 25600
30 secs. – 1/8000 shutter speed
6fps continuous drive
Optical Viewfinder, 100% coverage
0.94x magnification
Built-in Flash
GN: 12.0m at ISO 100
Optional External Flash via Hot shoe
3.2” Fixed LCD panel
1.2M-dot resolution TFT LCD screen
1080p video recording @60fps
Two SD card slots
SD / SDHC / SDXC
RAW + JPEG file format
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
NFC
EN-EL15 Li-Ion battery (1110 shot CIPA)
136 x 107 x 76 mm
675g

Price: Php49,378

Canon EOS 800D

Included lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM

Canon EOS 800D key specs:
24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
DIGIC 7 Image Processor
3-inch 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
45-Point All Cross-Type Phase-Detect AF
Dual Pixel CMOS AF
Up to 6fps Shooting
ISO 100-25,600 (expandable to 51,200)
Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC, Bluetooth
HDR Movie and Time-Lapse Movie
Movie Electronic IS, Feature Assistant
131.0 x 99.9 x 76.2mm
485 g (body only)

Price: Php44,098

See our review here.

Fujifilm X-T10

Included lens: Fujinon XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS II

Fujifilm X-T10 specs:
16MP X-Trans II CMOS sensor
Sensor Type: APS-C (23.6 x 15.6 mm)
EXR II image processor
77-point Hybrid AF system (Contrast/Phase)
Lens-type Optical Image Stabilization
ISO 200 – 6400
Expandable to ISO 100 and ISO 25600
30 sec. – 1/4000 sec. shutter speed
8fps continuous drive
Built-In Flash
Optional External Flash via Hot shoe
1/180 Flash-Sync speed
2.36M-dot Electronic Viewfinder
0.62x Magnification, 100% coverage
3” Tilting 922k-dot LCD
1080p video recording @60fps
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
SD / SDHC / SDXC
RAW + JPEG file format
NP-W126 Lithium-Ion battery
118 x 83 x 41mm
381g

Price: Php44,091

Nikon D5600

Included lens: AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR

Nikon D5600 specs:
24.2-megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor (no OLPF)
EXPEED 4 image processing
ISO 100-12800 (25600 with boost)
39-point AF system
ISO 100 – 25,600
1/4000 to 30 sec. shutter speed
Optical Viewfinder, 95% coverage @ 0.82x magnification
Built-in flash, GN 12m at ISO 100
Optional External Flash via Hot shoe
3.2-inch Articulating Touchscreen display, 1.04M-dot resolution
1080p video recording at 60fps
5fps continuous drive
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.1
NFC
GP-1A GPS
UHS-1 support
EN-EL14 / EN-EL14a (800 shots per charge)
124 x 97 x 70 mm
420g

Price: Php39,510

You can read our review of the Nikon D5500 here. (essentially the same camera, but without the wireless connectivity features)

Sony A6000

Included lens: Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS

Sony A6000 (ILCE-6000L) key specs:
24.3 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
BIONZ X image processor
Hybrid AF system: 25 contrast-detect + 179 phase-detect points
Built-in flash + Multi-Interface Shoe
11 fps continuous shooting w/ subject-tracking
3-inch tilting LCD w/ 921,600 dots
OLED electronic viewfinder w/ 1.44M dots
Diffraction correction, area-specific noise reduction, and detail reproduction technology
Full HD video recording at 1080/60p and 24p; clean HDMI output
WiFi w/ NFC capability

Price: Php35,999

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 key specs:
16-Megapixel Live MOS Four Thirds sensor
Venus Engine 9 image processor
ISO 200-25600
1/16000-60s shutter speed
Built-in flash
Contrast detection AF with DFD
-4 EV AF
Up to 10 fps burst
3-inch articulating touch display 1/ 1.04M dots
OLED electronic viewfinder w/ 2.36M dots
4K UHD (3840 x 2160) AVCHD video recording at 30p/24p
Wi-Fi
UHS-II SD support
125 x 86 x 77mm
542g

Price: Php35,091

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Included lens: M.Zuiko 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II R 

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II specs:
16MP Four Thirds CMOS Sensor
TruePic VII Image Processor
5-axis VCM image stabilization
Contrast Detect AF
Touch AF Shutter, AF Targeting Pad
3-inch tilting LCD display, 1.04M dot
OLED EVF, 2.36M dot
60 sec – 1/16000 sec shutter speed
ISO 100 – 25600
5.0 EV steps
Pop-up flash
4K Time Lapse Movie, 1080p @ 30fps
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
BLS-50 lithium-ion battery, 320 shots
120 x 83 x 47 mm
390 g

Price: Php33,990

Canon EOS M6

Included lens: Canon EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM

Canon EOS M6 specs:
24.2 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
DIGIC 7 image processor
Dual Pixel CMOS AF
9.0 fps (AF fixed), 7.0 fps (AF tracking)
ISO 25,600
3.0-inch touch panel (tilt upwards approx. 180-deg and downwards approx. 4-deg), approx. 1.04 million dots
Full HD 60p video
WiFi
NFC
Bluetooth LE
External EVF-DC2 (Optional)
112 x 68 x 45 mm
520g

Price: Php33,500

See our review here.

Fujifilm X-A3

Included lens: Fujinon XC 16-50mm ƒ/3.5-5.6 OIS

Fujifilm X-A3 key specs:
24MP APS-C CMOS sensor
Fujifilm X mount lenses
77-point autofocus
Up to 25,600 ISO
Up to 1/32000sec shutter speed
3-inch tilting TFT touch display w/ 1.04M dots
Records up to Full HD 1080p 60p/50p/30p/24p
USB2.0 (High-Speed) port
HDMI micro connector (Type D)
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
NP-W126S Li-ion battery
121.3 x 73.9 x 42.7 mm
339g

Price: Php30,000

And there you have it! If we missed anything on this list, leave a comment down below.



Joey graduated with a degree in Digital Filmmaking from the De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde last March 2017. A filmmaker by heart, he has since put aside cinema to focus on his other passion, technology. PCs, mechanical keyboards, audio, cameras, and gaming are among his biggest tech interests.

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