3 must-have cameras this summer

Take your pick from Fujifilm’s X100S, FinePix S1 or the Sony Alpha A6000.

EDGAR staff July 22, 2014

Alongside the flip-flops, suncream, bathing costume and sunglasses, a camera is one of the absolute holiday essentials. While the lens on your smartphone is great for taking selfies (although we don't advise that), it's not really going to do service to that crystal-clear azure of the Mediterranean ocean, or the golden orange sunset over Istanbul's Blue Mosque.

Instead we'd recommend one of the below to capture your holiday moments this summer. After all, taking pictures makes memories.

Fujifilm X100S

The retro shooter Fujifilm X100S is a real head turner thanks to its throwback looks and design. It features a 16.3 megapixel sensor, perfect for detailed street and architecture photography.

The mirrorless compact camera is lightweight and small enough to fit in your jacket pocket. Available in either black or silver, prices in the UAE start at AED 4,999. 

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony says that its new offering, the Alpha A6000, is a record breaker. It claims its new snapper can autofocus (AF) with high precision accuracy in just 0.06 seconds, faster than most professional DSLRs.

The camera uses a 24.3 megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor and BIONZ X processor... in layman's terms that means it's really good. It also uses a 179-point focal plane phase-detection AF sensor, teamed with a high-precision contrast-detection AF. Your snaps will look so clear you won't even need an Instagram filter.

The mirrorless line-up comes in black and titanium with on-board wi-fi, allowing you to connect with your phone or tablet and upload the images at the touch of a button, while remote control is also available.

Fujifilm FinePix S1

For those embarking on an adventure holiday, or to simply compliment your extreme lifestyle, Fujifilm's FinePix S1 camera is what you need.

Touted as the world's first weather resistant camera, it uses a powerful 50x image stabilised optical zoom lens and a 16.4 megapixel sensor. It also comes with wi-fi connectivity.

It's USP though is its dust and water-resistant capabilities; perfect for a desert or sea-faring escapade. The FinePix S1 will retail in the UAE from AED 1,999.