Knowing the type of photography you do, it becomes easier and, on the same hand, essential to choose the best camera for yourself. It’s unnecessary to spend a lot of money to buy a good camera and also the latest high-tech cameras are only useful when you need them. There are so many kinds of good cameras which below we have divided them up into different sections to make an informed decision of which kind of camera will best suit you.
- Learners: The cameras falling under this category is for beginners. These types of cameras are also very affordable.
- Enthusiast upgraders: The ones who already own a camera but are looking for upgradation.
- Travel and vlogging: People who have a knack for traveling own such cameras to capture videos and stills for their social media.
- Point and shoot: People who want to own a camera for just pointing and shooting and nothing professional have some affordable choices.
- Action cams: These kinds of cameras are best for capturing all the adventures of life. With a press of a button, and there you go!
- Turning pro: Some photographers need cameras for professional needs, and such type of cameras has some brilliant features. But there are also the best selections of professional cameras for people at affordable prices.
The best cameras in 2021
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1. Nikon D3500
Nikon D3500 is an excellent choice for beginners that has value for money. This particular camera is the most commonly used and is easy to operate. It has brilliant features but so simple, and the quality of images it provides to the top of the recommendation list for all beginners. There are many things that Nikon D3500 does not provide us with, including the shooting of a 4k video or a fixed, none touch-sensitive rear screen. But it has a sensor of 24 megapixels which delivers amazing high quality and super sharp images. The latest Nikon AF-P is an excellent camera that focuses fast on live views without the phase detection autofocus.
2. Canon EOS Rebel SL3 / 250D
Another amazing camera that costs a little more than the Nikon D3500 is the Canon EOS Rebel SL3 which offers us great features which make it easier to be handled and will be a great choice for any professional project. The camera provides features including a 24-megapixel APS-C sensor and a touch-sensitive rear screen. Also, for the first time at this reasonable price of a DSLR, Canon EOS Rebel SL3 provides us with a 4k video shoot which makes it suitable for vloggers and bloggers.
3. Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV
The Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV is an amazing camera with a tiltable monitor, 20MP sensor, 4k video shoot, and a new flip-down. However, it is a lot powerful than its looks and may seem to be a little costly for beginners.
4. Fujifilm X-S10
The Fujifilm X-S10 provides us with a quality performance at a much reasonable price. It also provides a vari-angle rear screen. The only disadvantage this kind of camera has is there is no external exposure controls.
5. Nikon Z5
Nikon Z5 provides outstanding features at a great price. It can also be used for professional needs and features like 4K UHD video and slots for two cards. Moreover, features such as an electronic viewfinder, full weather-sealing and five-stop image stabilization are more suitable.
6. Canon EOS 90D
Canon EOS 90D is an absolute workhorse camera with an APS-C sensor (32.5 MP) and a high-speed ten fps frame rate. It takes a beautiful 4K video and doesn’t have the cropping issue which previous Canon cameras faced. It boasts incredible ergonomics, handling, optical viewfinder and also this within a lucrative price point. If Canon keeps producing such models, DSLR popularity would never go down. Canon EOS 90D makes for a great vlogging and travel photography camera, especially for technology enthusiasts.
7. Panasonic Lumix G100
Lumix G100 provides the perfect simplicity for vloggers to capture stills and quality videos with a user-friendly button layout. Even non-technical people can take quality videos, though this can create a risk, Lumix G100 does the job perfectly. This camera boasts “proper camera” ergonomics, articulated LCD, bright EVF and a good pathfinder giving it a competitive edge in the market. A perfect camera for starters if venturing into vlogging, travel photography or both.
8. Sony ZV-1
Sony ZV-1 makes a great camera for filmmaking and photography even though it doesn’t have an interchangeable lens camera. It has a super-compact body that is small to fit in a jacket or trouser pocket and comes with a 1-inch sensor and 3x zoom lens. The audio system, rear, controls and body are blended optimally for vlogging. It is smaller than its APS-C and Micro Four Thirds counterparts. Sony ZV-1 is blessed with exceedingly fast autofocus and fares well when objects are held up in front of it, and also windshield has a clip to remove wind noise.
9. Fujifilm X-T200
Fujifilm X-T200 is quite old-school in terms of looks yet compact and light. It has a huge 3.5-inch vari-angle touchscreen, 1:6 aspect ratio and doubles the resolution compared to its rivals. It also boasts an electronic viewfinder perfectly suited for 24 MP stills and shooting 4K videos. Moreover, it gives a wider angle of view even with a 15-45 mm lens, making it perfect for big landmarks and interior shots. Instagrammers, vloggers and photo novice fit the profile for this masterpiece.
10. Panasonic TZ200/ZS200
If you are considering photography seriously, mirrorless cameras and interchangeable lens DSLR tend to be the go-to ones, but too many technicalities can be a buzzkill for casual pictures. A fixed lens superzoom compact camera can be a solution for bulk traveling, but most of them have 1/2 inch sensors, limiting picture quality. The Panasonic TZ200/ZS200 has a larger sensor (more than 1-inch) and a 15x zoom for better quality pictures. Still, it is compact enough to fit in pockets when switched off. It is relatively on the expensive side, but the features make it worth the buy.