THE BEST CAMERAS FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

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By: CAMPKINS CAMERAS

Are you looking for the best camera for photography to buy in 2021? When it comes to digital cameras, there has never been a better choice on the market. So we have created a list from our experience to make choosing your next camera that bit easier. Whether you’re looking for a mirrorless camera or a DSLR, we’ve tested them all over the years to offer you this guide for world photography day on the best cameras for 2021. 

01

The Nikon D3500 has long been one of our favourite cameras and is the best camera for beginners. The D3500 isn’t the most sophisticated DSLR on the market, but it handles well and is simple to operate. 

Nikon D3500 

from £449 

Nikon D3500

Pros

Cons

– Great ergonomic

– No 4K video

– Superb image quality

– Fixed rear screen

– Versatile and affordable

– Screen not touch-sensitive

02

The new Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV is the best version yet with a new 20MP sensor, progressively better in-body image stabilisation, and a new flip-down and tiltable display.  

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV

from £949

Olympus OM-D E-M10 IV

Pros

Cons

– Latest 20MP sensor

– MFT sensor smaller than APS-C

– 5-axis in-body stabilisation

– No microphone input

– Small body, small lense

– No USB-C port

03

The Fujifilm X-S10 is a terrific camera for vlogging, as well as great for stills. Its build quality and handling immediately stand out, offering it broad appeal.

Fujifilm X-S10

from £949

Fujifilm X-S10

Pros

Cons

– Great sensor 

– No weatherproofing 

– IBIS in a small body

– Limited touchscreen control

– Great handling

– Not the cheapest

04

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III is a fantastic camera that is a suitable successor to the popular E-M5 Mark II. This new camera employs Olympus’ flagship 20.4MP Micro Four Thirds sensor, and while the sensor size is lower than APS-C, the image quality is excellent.

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III

from £1099

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III

Pros

Cons

– Incredible image stabilisation

– Smaller sensor struggles in low light

– Tiny body with excellent handling

– Polycarbonate body feels like a downgrade

– Stunning Pro Capture mode

– Only 20.4MP

05

The Nikon Z5 is a sleek entry-level camera with full-frame capabilities at a reasonable price. It borrows a few ideas from professional bodies, with dual card slots and 4K UHD video, though you won’t be burst-shooting with anything faster than 4.5fps. 

Nikon Z5

from £1299

Nikon Z5

Pros

Cons

– Good price for full-frame

– No weatherproofing 

– Twin card slot

– Limited touchscreen control

– Very capable AF system

– Not the cheapest

06

Are you looking for a hybrid camera that can shoot both video and stills? The Fujifilm X-T4 is the best option, with in-body image stabilisation (IBIS), quicker burst shooting, and some successful design improvements.  

Fujifilm X-T4

from £1299

Fujifilm X-T4

Pros

Cons

– 6.5-stop stabilisation

– Expensive for APS-C

– Top-notch image quality

– Average buffer depth

– Fully articulating touchscreen

– Video recording limit

07

The EXPEED 6 processor in the Z6 II delivers a slew of enhancements, including a new 14fps burst mode (up from 12fps on the Z6) and several useful focusing increases (especially for animal eye/face identification).

Nikon Z6 II

from £1999

Nikon Z6 II

Pros

Cons

– 6.5-stop stabilisation

– Expensive for APS-C

– Top-notch image quality

– Average buffer depth

– Fully articulating touchscreen

– Video recording limit

08

The Canon EOS R6 is a more inexpensive full-frame option that is simply one of the best cameras for photography on the market today. This is a great upgrade if you already possess one of Canon’s early mirrorless full-framers, such as the EOS R, or any of its DSLRs. 

Canon EOS R6

from £2599

Canon EOS R6

Pros

Cons

– Class-leading autofocus

– Currently expensive

– Excellent full-frame IBIS

– Video recording limit

– Dual card slot

– Is 20MP enough?

09

The Sony A7R Mark IV boasts the greatest resolution of any full-frame camera to date. One of the best cameras for professional photography.  

Sony A7RIV

from £3499

Sony A7R IV

Pros

Cons

– 61 megapixel resolution

– Quite expensive

– 10fps continuous shooting

– Rolling shutter in video

– Advanced Eye AF

– Touchscreen could be better

10

The Canon EOS R5 45MP sensor, which due to a new low-pass filter, creates photos with amazing detail, as well as the EOS-1D X Mark III’s class-leading autofocus technology, which has a massive 5,940 AF points for photography and 4,500 for video.  

Canon EOS R5

from £4299

Canon EOS R5

Pros

Cons

– Superb autofocus

– High price

– Solid IBIS system

– CFExpress cards can be costly

– Good battery life

– Some limitations for video

Featuring an innovative design that sets it apart from other cameras on the market today this camera is for creative professionals who need high-quality imagery with speedy capture rates and innovative software  

Canon EOS R5

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