5 Best Cameras for Blogging

Are you looking for the best cameras for blogging?

When people ask us about our travel photography gear, we give this advice:

First, we recommend you define your blogging needs because there isn’t one good camera for all type of bloggers. Determine what type of photos or videos you need for your blogging or vlogging.

Second, now that you know the specific images or videos you will use on your blog, use the information in this guide to find the best camera to meet your blogging goals. You’ll want to review the Features & Benefits, Pros & Cons, and Specifications.

Here’s our list of 5 awesome cameras for bloggers, according to various blogging and vlogging needs, that are available on the market today.

5 cameras for blogging

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WHERE SHOULD I BUY CAMERA EQUIPMENT?

We get asked this question often. There are two places where we buy our cameras, lenses and other accessories: B&H Photo and Amazon.

B&H Photo is our go-to company for buying the high quality cameras, tripods and lenses. They are a reputable company that’s been in business for over 45 years. Their customer service and knowledge about photography equipment gives us peace of mind when spending money on higher ticket items.

→ Check out Camera Equipment at B&H Photo

Amazon is where we buy most of our camera accessories like filters, memory cards, etc. The free two-day shipping is always a plus. We have bought cameras, lenses and tripods from Amazon with no problem as well. They are good about returns, but won’t be able to answer gear-specific questions.

→ Check out Photography Gear at Amazon

WHAT CAMERA GEAR DO YOU NEED FOR BLOGGING?

1. Camera Equipment & Accessories for Blogging

There are basic camera accessories every photographer must have to transport and protect the gear and use to also improve image quality.

2. Editing Software for Blogging

There is no better photo editing program than Adobe Lightroom

It’s also a photo management tool that keeps your images organized in a comprehensive and cohesive way.

For more detailed edits and retouching, Adobe Photoshop is the industry standard.

I highly recommend the Adobe Creative Cloud for Photographers – it’s well worth the $9.99 a month.

When you’re traveling, it’s important to have the right camera gear in order to get the perfect shot.

BEST CAMERAS FOR BLOGGING

1 – NIKON D850

Key Features

  • 45.7MP FX-Format BSI CMOS Sensor
  • EXPEED 5 Image Processor
  • 3.2″ 2.36m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • 4K UHD Video Recording at 30 fps
  • Multi-CAM 20K 153-Point AF System
  • Native ISO: 64-25600,Extended: 32-102400
  • 7 fps Shooting for 51 Frames with AE/AF
  • 8K Time-Lapse, Negative Digitizer Mode
  • 180k-Pixel RGB Sensor, Focus Shift Mode
  • SnapBridge Bluetooth and Wi-Fi

→ CHECK PRICES AT: AMAZON | B&H PHOTO

2 – CANON EOS 5DS R

Key Features

  • 50.6MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors
  • Low-Pass Filter Effect Cancellation
  • 3.2″ 1.04m-Dot ClearView II LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps
  • 61-Point High Density Reticular AF
  • ISO 100-6400; 5 fps Continuous Shooting
  • 150,000-Pixel RGB+IR Metering Sensor
  • User-Selectable Shutter Release Time Lag
  • Anti-Flicker Compensation

→ CHECK PRICES AT: AMAZON | B&H PHOTO

3 – PENTAX K-1

Key Features

  • 36.4MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • PRIME IV Image Processor
  • 3.2″ Cross-Tilt LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p30 Video Recording
  • SAFOX 12 33-Point AF Sensor
  • Native ISO 819200; 4.4 fps Shooting
  • Pixel Shift Resolution II
  • 5-Axis In-Body Shake Reduction
  • Built-In Wi-Fi & GPS; Dual SD Card Slots
  • Weather-Sealed Magnesium-Alloy Body

→ CHECK PRICES AT: AMAZON | B&H PHOTO

4 – NIKON Zfc

nikon z camera

Key Features

  • 20.9MP DX-Format CMOS Sensor
  • EXPEED 6 Image Processor
  • UHD 4K and Full HD Video Recording
  • 2.36m-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3″ 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
  • ISO 100-51200, Up to 11 fps Shooting
  • 209-Point Hybrid AF, Eye Detection AF
  • Time-Lapse Movie
  • Built-In Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

→ CHECK PRICES AT: AMAZON | B&H PHOTO

5: SONY A7R IV

Sony a7R IVA Mirrorless Camera

Key Features

  • 61MP Full-Frame Exmor R BSI CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor & Front-End LSI
  • 567-Point Phase-Detection AF System
  • UHD 4K30p Video with HLG & S-Log3 Gammas
  • 5.76m-Dot Tru-Finder OLED EVF
  • 3.0″ 2.36m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • Up to 10 fps Shooting, ISO 100-32000
  • 5-Axis SteadyShot INSIDE Stabilization
  • 240MP Pixel Shift Multi Shooting
  • Bluetooth & Wi-Fi, Dual UHS-II SD Slots

→ CHECK PRICES AT: AMAZON | B&H PHOTO

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52 Comments

  1. I admire how you compare all these beautiful cameras. I bought canon cam last year and I can say it’s truly amazing when you capture each moment in a rare occasions. I invest in lens Angle Fisheye Lens which gives me more clear capture especially when I am on travel. I wish I could go for more higher camera specs but for now I will cherish every moment I have with what I have. Cheers.

    -Steve Brodsky

  2. There are so many options out there but when your blog or website needs good quality photos, it pays to have a good camera! Nice list of options here.

  3. Thanks so much for all the excellent information. The Fuji suggestion is really interesting as well. My first bridge camera was a Fuji and I remember how amazing the colors were

  4. Wow good post here .I want to buy good DSLR camera but i don’t know how can i buy good camera in online .can you suggest me ? best video blogging camera .I am waiting your next post and waiting next post .thanks a lot

  5. The Canon S100 here is about the same max thickness as the L16 (though much, much smaller in every other dimension). You can see how the ZS100 compares – it’s basically the same thickness as the L16, the only difference is that it has a small lens protrusion that sticks farther out. Again, in every other dimension the ZS100 is actually much smaller

    1. Between the Cannon and Sony A6000, we would go with the Sony. It has much better performance, interchangeable lens capability and it’s mirrorless. But that fits our type of photography best. If you want to further discuss ‘your’ specific needs and what you’ll photograph, contact us at info@photojeepers.com. Thanks!

  6. Before i’v buy’s my camera i went to a camera event and test a lot of camera’s and i chose the nikon d750 it’s an awsome camera. the fuxi xa5 also is a fine camera.

  7. From the list of cameras I would go with Vicki’s choice of the Bridge Camera. This camera is small enough to conceal when you are travelling to a dangerous place, most of my pics from dangerous places are taken with a bridge camera. I have been attacked in China and Poland for my Canon D1, imagine if I took it to West Africa! Also when you’re crossing borders in dangerous countries, you would be accused of being a journalist or a spy with a DSLR, whereas you can get away with a bridge.

  8. Awesome list. In the first half I began to wonder if any use their phone itself as camera.
    I own a Canon EOS DSLR. But sometimes when I can’t carry it like when hiking its just my phone cam. My oneplus one was awesome. Just moved to Lenovo and not liking it! 🙁

  9. This is a very useful post! I have a DSLR but it’s too heavy and it takes the entire space of my hand luggage. Actually this morning I was looking at how much a Sony Alpha 6000 would cost me. The Fuji suggestion is really interesting as well. My first bridge camera was a Fuji and I remember how amazing the colors were. I am definitely looking for a mirorless camera because they are so small but the quality is great.

  10. So happy to see my Canon Powershot on there, though I’d be keen on taking a class to learn how to better use it. I also have an iPhone 7, which takes pretty good photos too. I’d be keen to buy a Google phone, just to see the quality of the photos 🙂

  11. I got an ancient camera body from Canon’s EOS series and I’m terrified about it falling apart soon and having to buy a new camera. I’ve been trying some newer versions of the body but they just don’t seem to compare to the old one which makes absolutely no sense! Thanks for camera inspiration, will keep these in mind when I have to change camera. May have to consider getting Fujifilm XP anyway as I’m currently relying only on Gopro with underwater photography.

    1. It’s hard to switch from something you are comfortable with. I’m also considering the Fujifilm XP for our ‘adventure/water’ photos and videos.

  12. I so glad that a fair few people mentioned Fuji cameras. I have an X-T10 and I am absolutely in love with it. I think for the price it is probably the best mirrorless out there and the perfect camera for someone who is just getting into photography a little more seriously. I am desperate to upgrade to the X-T2 but need to save up quite a bit!

    1. Good to know that you enjoy your X-T10 so much. Why does technology have to improve so often!? It’s hard to keep up – and my wallet is never happy!

  13. Wow a great list on cameras. My favorite is Canon Powershot for clear and crisp images with great zoom power. Also you have listed another ones which are mirror less and they look interesting to me. Nowadays I have started using recently launched Samsung S8 Plus Camera which is also very great in Night mode and Cloudy modes. Output of Fuji Cameras are great even more than DSLR ones.

  14. Great post! Definitely, I own The Sony A6000 Mirrorless Camera and its one of the best purchases I’ve ever made. The images are so neat and with a pint of vivid colors in every take. I loved it! Thank you for sharing. – Mariella

  15. Wow that is quite a hefty list of options! I am thinking of upgrading my camera so this post comes in handy. The Fuji cameras definitely capture my attention!

  16. Really great post and awesome pictures. I like what you’ve written especially this part: “The most important instrument is the person behind the camera who creates the images. The type of camera you have does not determine the photographic outcome.”

    1. Thank you Karie – we really believe it! Simple composition elements and understanding light can make a fantastic photo no matter the type of camera.

  17. Great post! I’ve been looking at the Google pixel phone as a potential upgrade to my current phone. Phone specs change so fast, so I’m always hesitant to go with the newest ringer on the block. However the pixel is looking pretty good!

  18. Great post! I just recently bought a Sony A6000, so I’m glad to see it make the list! It’s a great camera, and I’m having fun learning to use it! I’ll be exploring the rest of your site to learn some tricks!
    I’d chime in that my Galaxy phone is an excellent everyday/portable camera as well!

  19. This is awesome! Great to see so many Fujifilm cameras!! I started shooting with a Nikon D3200 but switched over to a Fujifilm X-Pro2 last year and I love it! I like that you included mirrorless cameras too. I never thought about going mirrorless but it is seriously such a game changer in terms of traveling light. Lovely suggestions!

    1. Traveling light is KEY for many people. That’s why I wanted to share alternatives to the larger cameras with lenses that we use. Good to know you didn’t miss your Nikon when you switched to the X-Pro2.

  20. OOH I love this post! Always curious what others used! We have a Canon DSLR, but I’m looking for a smaller alternative! Great suggestions!

  21. Lots of people are surprised when telling them that I use my phone for videos and pics. Your post shows that I am not the only one trusting the quality of a phone. Really cool post. Happy I could contribute to it.

  22. Awesome post, with so many great camera and phone camera options! This is a great rundown. Also makes me want to go out and buy some more equipment to play around with…eek!

    1. There is always something new and fun to try when it comes to cameras and phones. I love how Claudi tried her friend’s cameras before making a decision so maybe that’s an option for you!?

  23. I found this post so helpful, I’ve got the Olympus Pen but I’m looking for something a little different specifically for travelling. I really like the sound of the Fujifilm Waterproof one, so handy for watersports etc..

  24. These are all awesome suggestions! I’m really interested in the shockproof and waterproof from Fuji now. Sounds fun to use. Thanks for putting this together!

  25. It was really interesting to read about the different cameras people use! Mirrorless cameras are really growing in popularity. I actually just invested in one and will be taking it on my upcoming holiday (It’s the Olympus Pen EPL-8). I am a bit nervous about leaving my beloved DSLR behind.

    1. We will always travel with DSLR cameras because that’s the type of photography we do. But the mirrorless cameras definitely intrigue me – the smaller size is so nice when travelling! I hope you enjoy the camera – the photos I see from that camera are awesome!

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