Choosing a digital camera is a tough deal, especially with the numerous types and brands available today.
There’s no “one-fits-all” digital camera out there.
Cameras are just like our clothes; they’re suited for one occasion or the other but not for all. To find the best camera for your needs, considering the “occasion” you want to use it for might be a good starting point.
You might also want to consider your budget. Professional cameras are quite expensive. If your budget allows though, you might want to go for an expensive one as they are more advanced and capture the moments clearer than inexpensive ones.
It’s tough finding one that best suits your needs considering the sea of camera brands available on the market.
In this article, I’ve reviewed some of the best digital cameras in Nigeria. Go through the review and choose one that’s best for you.
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Digital cameras are awesome not only because they are pretty little items but also because they capture those wonderful moments, which would have been lost, and help you keep them forever.
With digital cameras, you get to relive each memory again and again as you go through your gallery.
Choosing a type of digital camera mostly boils down to your level of photography and your budget. A point-and-shoot camera will do if you’re a novice or need a camera for fun. But an advanced camera with more control options is best for a professional photographer.
If you plan on photographing wildlife or capturing those wonderful moments with your kids, then go for a camera with fast shutters.
Below you’ll find my recommended point-and-shoot camera as well as one for professional photography.
Point-and-shoot cameras are less expensive but the picture quality is not suitable for professional photography.
1. Nikon COOLPIX A100 Digital Camera
Nikon COOLPIX A100 is one of those cameras you’ll greatly be glad to have. This point-and-shoot camera is awesome for capturing fun memories with friends and family. It is built with a compact body and can easily fit in your pocket.
The camera has a 20.2MP retractable lens at the back with an LCD screen at the front. Its retractable lens helps you focus on an object and it offers 5x zoom feature.
With a long lasting battery that allows you to take over 250 pictures, the Nikon A100 camera is all you’ll ever need for saving those precious memories forever.
This is a point-and-shoot camera and is suitable for capturing precious memories with family and friends.
|Starting from ₦32,000|
2. Canon EOS DSLR Camera
Canon EOS is a professional camera that’s good for the money. It comes with great focusing systems and intuitive interface. The body is all black with a little metallic shine.
This camera features a 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor and DIGIC 6 image processor making it suitable for capturing high-resolution images. It can capture Full HD videos, making it suitable for videography.
It offers both Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity, which makes it easier for you to pair with your laptop or mobile device. Though a little expensive, the Canon EOS offers every little feature you’ll need for professional photography.
This is one of the best cameras for professional photography in Nigeria. Though a little expensive, it is packed with every feature any professional photographer needs.
|Starting from ₦500,000|
3. Nikon COOLPIX Compact Digital Camera
This camera comes as solid as a professional photography camera can get. It has a resolution of 20MP and features 5 frames-per-second continuous shooting. It features a high-end smartphone-like LCD touchscreen for easy use. Its full HD video capability allows you to capture pretty fast motions without losing its quality.
The Nikon COOLPIX Compact Digital Camera is a professional camera for those on a tight budget but still, want something that will capture wonderful moments without losing its quality.
|Starting from ₦57,000|
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Video cameras are awesome tools for making documentaries of your daily life or even making professional motion pictures. With video cameras, you get the complete package – every action accompanied sounds!
There are simple compact video cameras, like camcorders, which are suitable for capturing family moments like vacations or birthdays. These camcorders are budget-friendly and can fit in your pocket. Videos made with camcorders are excellent for private use but are of low quality for professional videography.
Professional Video Camera comes in various brands and sizes packed with a lot of features. Some are excellent for capturing fast motion pictures while others are great for ordinary scenes. If you’re looking forward to producing motion pictures for commercial purposes, investing in a professional camera is a good idea.
This is one of the best devices for capturing family and friends memories with the accompanying sounds. It is packed with a wonderful video making ability that keeps the resolution very high. The camera allows you to video in three different resolutions: FHD (1920×1080), HD (1280×720), and VGA (640×480).
It’s a view as you video camera that comes with a 270° rotatable LCD screen. You can also use it to take pictures with image resolutions of up to 24MP.
This is a fun video camera that’s inexpensive and made to meet your family needs. Go with it to every party, family vacations or birthdays and capture wonderful moments.
|Starting from ₦19,000|
If you want to venture into professional videography, this is a must-have tool. It features an HDMI output and composite output locked to the BNC to prevent the cable from being yanked off. It has a 32GB memory, which can store up to 170 minutes video recorded at 24 Mbps. It is specially designed to feel comfortable on the shoulder.
This is one of the best professional video cameras in Nigeria. It offers every bit of features you’ll ever need to make a professional looking video.
|Starting from ₦419,000|
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These are some of the best cameras in Nigeria. If you are looking forward to creating memories with your family, an inexpensive point-and-shoot camera like the Nikon COOLPIX A100 is a good choice.
For professional photography, I recommend Canon EOS DSLR Camera or Nikon COOLPIX Compact Digital Camera, depending on your budget.
Allwin Camcorder is great for capturing family videos. But for professional videography go for the Sony Professional Video Camera or any similar device.