You’re looking to start taking photos for your fashion blog or you want to give your photos that little push towards the next level. You’re not a professional photographer–yet, at least–and it’s hard to know which camera is good for what when it comes to taking self-portraits and outfit photos. No need to read through any more camera reviews because today we’re going to go through a list of the top five cameras for fashion bloggers so you can be shooting like a pro!
1. Nikon D90 $1299
For beginners, it’s a good idea to start with an entry-level dSLR that’s easy to use, which is why the Nikon D90 is used by many who don’t necessarily want to learn all the technical aspects of handling professional equipment but still want the high quality photos. One of its main pros for blogger Amanda Brohman is its simplicity: “I love the fact that my camera is very easy to use once you learn the basics and it takes really good photos with the 50mm lens in almost all sorts of lighting.” The photo results are at the standard of a high quality fashion shot–12.3 megapixels, sharp and true to color without high saturation, your photos won’t need that much retouching with photo editing software. The Nikon D90 also has fast auto focus and frames per second, which is great for taking multiple action shots. The Nikon D90 is a standard dSLR used by many fashion bloggers, including Coury Combs of Fancy Tree House and Keiko Lynn.
2. Canon Rebel XSi $899
If you’re an entry-level dSLR user on a budget, the Canon Rebel series offer 12.2 megapixels with professional quality images at almost half the cost of other cameras you’ll find on the market. If you’re more familiar with a point-and-shoot, this camera’s lightness of body and its automatic mode will make shooting much smoother as it’s easier to carry and control. The Rebel XSi gives fantastic image results when used with the appropriate lens. For the camera’s price, the supplied kit 55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens is great with Optical Image Stabilizer and stays compact like the rest of the camera. Canon’s advantage over Nikon cameras is that they produce photos with great, rich color and there is a wide selection of lenses to choose from.
3. Canon G Series Cameras $456
If you prefer to stay with a point-and-shoot style camera, you may want to get started with one of the Canon G Series cameras. These cameras are like a point-and-shoot camera combined with a dSLR. Compact but with the same high quality as professional dSLR’s, the Canon G Series offers up to 12.1 megapixels, fast lenses, external flash capabilities and the functionality and control of a regular dSLR. These cameras are great for outdoor shooting–concerts or crowded events where you wouldn’t want to carry heavy equipment. These digital cameras also run for almost half the cost of other cameras on the market.
4. Olympus E-P2 $799
Jenny of Jenny From The Block recommends the Olympus E-P2 because it is user-friendly, not too pricey, and they have the cool “vintage” look with their stylish retro black metal body. The Olympus E-P2 has 12.3 megapixels and while not like the typical dSLR these cameras offer the same image quality as a professional dSLR. For any artsy geek, this camera will satiate your need for creativity as it has the look and comes with eight art filter options including diorama. The Olympus E-P2 is also convenient as it is compact and has a very light body.