by Joe Henry | May 14, 2018

Is your high-performing employee capturing the fun times at company events with a camera phone? Maybe it's time to help your resident photobug upgrade her gear with offerings from Fujifilm, Nikon, Canon, and Sony.


First, there's Fujifilm's fantastic new X-A5. Despite its cute retro look, this camera packs a whole lot of bells and whistles. It's a small, compact, lightweight mirrorless digital camera that's easy to carry around. It also has a 3.0-inch screen designed to tilt 180 degrees, making it perfect for selfies where you want to make sure you're truly showing your best angle. Specs include a 24.2-megapixel CMOS, six fps continuous shooting, and ultra-high-definition 4K video capture.


And it has a portrait enhancer to ensure your subjects' skin tones always look the best, no matter what the lighting conditions. So, the people who are always ducking out of photos because they don't like the way they look now have no cause to complain. And with 17 filters and 11 film simulation modes, the X-A5 lets users add a little spice to their photos before posting them on social media. 


Another excellent option is Nikon's D7500. Compact and connectable to both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, this DSLR camera has fantastic resolution, an ISO range from 100-51,200, and is amazingly energy efficient. It enables incredible focus with its 51-point autofocus system and has a 20.9-megapixel CMOS sensor. It takes 4K ultra high definition video.


The D7500 also has improved grip compared to its predecessors and better weather sealing, so don't be afraid to take this one out into the elements. 


For aspiring photographers looking to step up their game or take a big leap forward from the smartphone, Canon's EOS M50 interchangeable lens camera offers full 4K ultra high definition video, as well as DIGIC 8 image processor, Dual Pixel CMOS autofocus, and a 24.1-megapixel APS-C CMOS. It offers Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC connectivity.


Sony's ultra-fast, high-end new Cybershot RX10 IV features autofocus acquisition time of just 0.03 seconds and 24 fps continuous shooting. It features a versatile 24-600mm F2.4-F4 Zeiss lens, 20.1-megapixel CMOS and built-in Optical SteadyShot, and takes ultra high definition video in full 4K resolution.