I hear this question often… “what is the best camera for photography?”, and I always respond with “what are you looking to do with it?”
Are you wanting a camera just to capture your kids, become an Instagram influencer, or even a blogger, or do you want to be a professional photographer? I think answering that question first helps to determine what I would recommend. I’m going to give my recommendations based on what your photography goals are.
If you are a beginner, hobbyist, just want to take photos for fun
I recommend a Canon Rebel. It’s a basic entry-level camera. It’s actually what I started with many years ago. It is isn’t considered a professional series, but it is a DSLR camera which means you can interchange your lenses. If you aren’t wanting to be a professional photographer, I think this is a great option! I highly recommend picking up a
This is the lens I recommend starting with. Honestly, this works great with any of the cameras I suggest below. It’s a great starting place. Yes, there are much higher quality lenses available, but this is the perfect starter lens! And, at that price, it can’t be beaten!
If you know you want to be a professional photographer one day, but want to gradually work your way up with your camera
I recommend a
You’re not quite ready to get the top of the top, but you want the next best thing
It’s time for the best!
My personal favorite camera is the
The reason I love the Mark IV so much is because it is much faster than the other cameras I mentioned. The focus is faster. I LOVE shooting in live mode with the Mark IV. I didn’t enjoy it with the previous cameras because the live mode was super slow, but with the IV, it’s crazy fast and is very efficient. It also can handle low light considerably better than the Mark III. One of the other things I love about it is that it has so many focal points. It shoots video in 4k too if that is something that you would be interested in. I really like that the LCD screen is a touch screen. I honestly didn’t think I would use it that much, but now I can’t live without it. It really comes in handy.
I might consider the new mirrorless camera by
There are lots of great things about the mirrorless cameras, but I will save that for another blog post one day. =)
Also, in most cases, I recommend buying a camera body by itself and then purchase your lenses. I know it’s tempting to buy a whole kit, but I caution you on doing that. The kit lenses aren’t usually the best, and you can get exactly what you need/want when you buy things separately. Plus you usually end up spending less too!