Best Cameras For Photography

Choosing the right camera is a daunting task given the myriad of options on the market today. But there are a handful of them that stand out and after comparing and testing many of them, the best camera for photography on the market today for all-around use is the Nikon Z6II.

Keep reading to see why and read my breakdown of the other options you might be interested in.

Top Pick

Nikon Z6II

All around great performer.

The second version of the Z6 has improved focusing, an exceptional sensor, and dual card slots while the Z mount means you’ll have some of the best lenses on the market available to you. It also has a price tag that won’t break the bank.

With its combination of image quality, speed, dynamic range, autofocus system, and exceptional ergonomics…the Nikon Z6II is my top pick of the year.

This camera is an all-around performer. It can handle landscape photography as easily as fast-moving sports shooting or wildlife photography. You can click on those links to see why I chose the Z6II and check out the other options as well.

Beginner DSLR

Nikon D3500

Nikon performance at an entry-level price.

If you are looking for an entry-level DSLR to learn photography, Nikon offers an affordable interchangeable lens option that is perfect for beginners.

Beginner DSLR | Nikon D3500

The Nikon D3500 is a crop-sensor DSLR, which means that it has a smaller sensor than our top pick above and lacks some of the technological advancements of the Nikon mirrorless system.

That being said, it is an excellent camera for beginners looking to get started with photography.

Budget Pick

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80

Best set of features under $300.

The Lumix DC-FZ80 may not have everything the experienced photographer needs, but you probably won’t find a better set of features for this price.

Best Under $300 | Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80

It’s not easy to find a quality camera under $300 because, at that point, you’re getting closer to what a smartphone can give you in terms of image quality. But the Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 gives you a DSLR-like experience at that price point.

I picked this camera as the Best Camera Under $300 and you can click on that link to see a more thorough review as well as some other great options at that price point.

Top Action Camera

GoPro Hero 10

Easily the best action cam out there.

For photographers who want a small, rugged, and waterproof camera for certain situations, this feature-rich device has everything you need.

Action Camera | Go Pro Hero 10

Action cameras are very specific and usually used more for video than photography. But they are nice to have in the bag even for a photographer if you want to have an extra camera for certain situations like underwater shooting or setting up a timelapse while using your main camera for stills.

The Go Pro Hero 10 will let you do these and much more.

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