Touchscreens have revolutionized the way we use cameras, making it much simpler to navigate menus and pick focusing points. With so many options out there, figuring out which camera to get can be quite a conundrum. We have put together a list of the 10 best touchscreen cameras out there. Keep reading to see if one of our favorite models suits your needs!
Best touchscreen cameras:
Editor’s note: We’ll be updating this list of the best touchscreen cameras regularly as new ones launch.
1. Canon Powershot G9 X Mark II
The Canon Powershot G9 X Mark II looks great and takes great-looking shots, and it won’t break the bank either. For $429 you’ll get a 20.1MP 1-inch sensor, 3x optical zoom (28-84mm equivalent), and 8.2fps shooting speeds. Of course, it also has a nice 3-inch touchscreen with 1.04 million dots.
2. Nikon D5600
If you have a bit more cash and want a more serious camera, the Nikon D5600 is a great DSLR system. It has a fully articulating 3.2-inch screen with 1.037 million dots. Other specs include a 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor, 5fps shooting, and 1080p video recording, and Wi-Fi capabilities.
If you have a bit more cash and want a more serious camera, the Nikon D5600 is a great DSLR system.
The Nikon D5600 costs $596.95 for the body alone. It is a bigger investment and you also need to purchase lenses for it, but those looking to get into the DSLR world while enjoying a touchscreen will love this one.
3. Canon Rebel SL3
Not only does the Canon Rebel SL3 have great build quality, it also has some features that typically only come with expensive cameras. These include a swiveling 3-inch screen with 1.04 million dots, 4K video recording, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and dual-pixel autofocus. It’s also super light and compact. The reason why it’s affordable ($549) is that it has a 24.1MP APS-C sensor and a 9-point autofocus system.
The Canon Rebel SL3 has some features that only come in expensive cameras.
4. Sony RX100 VII
The RX100 series is trusted by professionals and photo enthusiasts alike.
The RX100 series is trusted by professionals and photo enthusiasts alike, and its seventh iteration’s compact body and premium image quality make it the best bet for those times when carrying all your equipment isn’t convenient. Unfortunately, it’s also pretty pricey at nearly $1200, but users who take advantage of its full potential deem it worth every penny.
Features include a 20.1MP, 1-inch Exmor RS CMOS sensor, a 24-200mm f/2.8-f/4.5 lens, 0.02-second AF response, 357 focal-plane phase-detection AF points, an electronic viewfinder, and 4K HDR video recording. Of course, it has a touchscreen that measures three inches and has 921 thousand dots.
5. Canon EOS 80D
The Canon EOS 80D costs nearly $1000, but you get a lot of bang for your buck, even if it still has a 24.2MP APS-C sensor. The articulating screen has touch capabilities, measures in at three inches, and has 1.04 million dots. Also packed inside is a 45-point, dual pixel autofocus system. Now you can shoot at 7fps. Wi-Fi and NFC come included, and the build is on another level when it comes to strength. It lacks 4K video, but the Canon EOS 80D is still an amazing DSLR.
6. Canon EOS 6D Mark II
The Canon EOS 6D Mark II is for those who want to take their Photography to the next level.
The Canon EOS 6D Mark II is the company’s most affordable full-frame DSLR camera, and it also has an articulating 3-inch touchscreen with 1.04 million dots. It goes for $1,299 on Amazon and is for those who really want to take their Photography to the next level. The 26.2MP full frame CMOS sensor is better at handling noise in low light situations and producing better quality images.
Other features include Canon’s amazing 45-point autofocus system with dual pixel technology. This unit can shoot at 6.5fps, and has 4K video recording. The articulating touchscreen is a welcomed plus, and wireless technology makes your workflow more convenient.
7. Nikon Z6
Mirrorless cameras are all the hype right now, and Nikon’s contribution to the market is no slouch. The Nikon Z6 has a tilting 3.2-inch touchscreen and everything you need to take a stunning shot. This includes a 24.5MP sensor, a powerful EXPEED 6 processor, superb lowlight performance, 4K video recording, and more.
The Nikon Z6 has everything you need to take a stunning shot.
At nearly $1800, the Nikon Z6 is for serious photographers. Those who need even more can look into the higher-end Nikon Z7.
8. Sony A7 III
Professionals across the world switched brands to use the Sony A7 III, so it should be worth every penny.
Sony shook the photography world with the release of the A7 III, featuring performance, specs, and a price point that were hard to match. The camera has a 2.95-inch touchscreen, a 24.2MP full frame sensor, 4K HDR video recording, and improved battery life.
The Sony A7 III costs almost $2,000, but professionals across the world switched brands just to use this camera, so it should be worth every penny. If you need something more powerful, there are also the Sony A7R III and the newly announced Sony A7R IV.
9. Nikon D850
The Nikon D850 is praised among photographers worldwide. Its 45.7MP full frame sensor is great for lowlight performance and has superior dynamic range.
The Nikon D850 is praised among photographers worldwide.
The D850 can shoot at 7fps, has 153 focus points, features a tilting screen, and can record at 4K at 120fps. And of course, the 3.2-inch touchscreen also helps!
10. Leica Q (Typ 116)
Leica is known for its great lenses, which are featured in phones and cameras from other manufacturers. Its own cameras are just as impressive, offering great build quality, unique designs (reminiscent of retro cameras), and stunning image quality. Leica cameras are also very expensive, and this one costs $3,782.99.
The Leica Q (Typ 116) comes with a 3-inch touchscreen with 1.04 million dots, a 24.2MP full frame CMOS sensor, a 28mm f/1.7 lens, and a contrast-detect autofocus system. Videographers will be able to record 1080p content at 60fps.
Tap away and get some amazing pictures with one of these options! Are there any other touchscreen cameras you recommend?
More photography content: