Best Camera for Product Photography to Get Your Shot Off the Ground
It is common for photographer to search for the best camera for product photography, and whenever I am asked about this, here is my answer:
It depends upon (1.) the product that you are going to shoot, (2.) the quality of photo you wanted to achieve (2.) your budget and (3.) your skill and technical know-how.
The Nikon D700 may be the best camera for product photography but if your budget is not enough for it, you can’t have it. The Canon EOS 7D might be the best camera for product photography but if your skill and technical know-how is mediocre, you can’t achieve the best expected photo.
The Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and Nikon D3X are the monster of Canon and Nikon respectively, and if I have to suggest the best camera for product photography, I would mention any one of them. But unfortunately, even I don’t poses any of them because of the cost.
Instead of telling you what is the best camera for product photography, let me give some points to consider when buying a camera for product photography.
- Don’t buy neither compact camera nor mirrorless camera. Buy DSLR instead. DSLR will allow you to change many types of lenses for different types of product you wanted to shoot
- Buy either Canon or Nikon camera. Aside from these two brands, you buy at your own risk. You may visit www.canon.com and www.nikon.com to check the range of cameras – from entry-level to professional – to choose from.
- Don’t listen to salespeople. Read reviews on the web instead. The target of salespeople are to sell the product so they will tell all the good things about the item, but in a review, you will find both negative and positive feature of the product. When you read reviews online, don’t forget to check the date when the article was published – make sure that it is newly published.
- Buy Canon EOS Rebel T3i or Nikon D5100. This is suggested for retailers. These two models are entry-level cameras and are good for general and daily use. The prices are also reasonable. These mentioned cameras have series models; make sure to buy the latest one – in case you’re reading this post a year or two after it is published.
- Check the camera package. If you are planning to buy camera for general use, make sure that the lens of in the package is the standard lens which is usually 18-55mm for Canon and Nikon or 14-45mm fro Olympus. You can also get free accessories in a package like extra battery, bigger memory card capacity, camera cleaning kit, LCD screen protector, camera bag, tripod, filter and other stuff if you spotted a promotion. Take advantage of it.
Thank you for reading. Godspeed!
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