Given our careers are based in the world of photography, there is one question the team here gets asked all the time. Which camera should I buy? Whether it is friends or people we know through the industry, people are always after some advice on what to buy. Should I buy a DSLR or a mirrorless camera? Is a more expensive camera better? What is the best camera under $400? Is a camera under $100 any good?
Trying to decide which camera you should buy can be a daunting task. There is a huge range of products out there, many accessories, and all at a wide price range. Some photographers are experienced and know what to look for, while others are new to the space and know what they need a camera for but not much more.
In short, there is no ‘one size fits all’ answer to this question. You will need to do your homework, stick to a budget and make sure what you are buying is fit for purpose. A camera for wedding photography is very different from a camera for someone looking to get into astrophotography.
So we decided to create a guide on the best cameras to buy. The team has performed hours of research on the market and we also asked many photographers in the market for their views. We collated a broad range of data and put it in the form of a quiz to help guide you through the process.
The quiz is simple and will help you determine the best camera based on a series of carefully crafted questions. The guide is for both professional photographers and newbies to the area.
This is a completely independent review. We are not tied to any one manufacturer, nor does anyone sponsor us. We made these choices with 100% neutrality and always with you the consumer in mind. It was fun pulling this guide together and it has definitely educated us on the broad range of cameras available in the market. They just keep getting better and better!
Good luck with your research and do let us know how you get on. We are always keen to hear about your experiences with which camera you bought and how you get on with it.
The Photography Revision team