Top 5 Cameras For Fashion Bloggers

topcamerasPOV.jpgYou’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!


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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.


 

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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.


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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. 

 

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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.

Amethyst Wang / Chictopia
Amethyst Wang
Amethyst Wang is the editor of Chictopia,'s Everybody Is Ugly, a daily fashion news blog dedicated to seeking the hottest trends, reporting runway coverage and giving style and fashion blogging advice to its readers. Outside of fashion editorial, Amethyst likes to read up on Asian American issues, follow internet memes and make inappropriate jokes.
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  • http://profile.typepad.com/dhs613813 Dhs613813

    REALLY ENJOYED READING UP ON WHAT A BEGINNER NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT CAMERAS IN ALL ASPECTS AND KINDA WHAT TO SPEND. I HAVE AN OLYMPUS THAT COST ABOUT 399. TO START WITH AT WAL-MART FOR SALE 150. IT TAKES GREAT PICTURES SO FAR. I’M LOVIN’ IT SO FAR. BUT LOOKING TO GET A CANON OR NIKON AS I MOVE SLOWLY FROM A BEGINNER.
    THANKS FOR ALL YOUR SUGGESTIONS. I’VE BEEN WONDERING WHAT TO GET DOWN THE ROAD AS I DO MORE AND MORE.
    I’M WANTING TO TAKING WEDDING PICTURES, CHILDREN, CHILDREN AND FAMILY’S WITH THEIR ANIMALS, ANIMALS AND FAMILIES. AND SOME NATURE TO.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003406371241 Midori

      Go with Nikon.With dSLRs, IMHO, you must either buy Nikon or Canon. Both make suerpb cameras which take suerpb pictures. The thing that raises Nikon and Canon above all the others is that they have an enormous range of lenses which are easy to find. If you really must stray from the two big names, then at least get a camera that has a Nikon F lens mount so you can use Nikon lenses. But why not just buy a Nikon?There is also the matter of keeping your lenses as you upgrade your camera body. Nikon has kept one single type of lens mount through the company’s long history. Canon have constantly upgraded and changed their lens mount which has made most old lenses totally useless with any modern camera body. Even the current line up of Canon bodies have three different lens mounts, so the lenses you buy for your first Canon body might not work on your second body and then you get hit again if you upgrade to a better body.If you are a total beginner then I would recommend the Nikon D40. It’s cheaper than anything Canon make. In my opinion, Nikons are more intuitive and easy to use than Canons and look nicer.Reasons to choose the D40 over the D40x are:-Cheaper-Faster Fast Sync allows you to use fill flash to make spur of the moment snapshots look quite professional especially on sunny days.-Less grain (high ISO noise) and therefore higher image quality.The only real reason to buy the D40x is if you intend to print very very very large prints or if you’re a sports/wildlife shooter who NEEDS to crop heavily.Don’t worry about needing a pro body in the future. dSLRs in your price range are only designed to last for around 50,000 shots. This goes for ALL of them. So by the time you’re a seasoned pro, you’ll need a new body. Camera bodies are relatively cheap and disposable’. They’re also old’ and obsolete within a year or so, ESPECIALLY the cheaper entry level models. That doesn’t mean your camera you buy now won’t be any good in 12 months; it WILL; it just means that specs are moving very fast right now. Buy a cheap D40 and get some good lenses and an external flash.Goodluck!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003406324352 Yuuki

    I think every dslr should be avbiaalle in different colours since you pay for it, you should at least customise it’s colour. It’s really not that dificult to create a coloured plastic insted of black, and if it sells, why not? I would definitely turn my D90 White Wouldn’t turn it Kai-ish pink though, that’s rather girlish but who am I to challenge his preferences. BTW you drtv guys are doing great, thanks to you I made a good choice regarding my dslr and my present (and future) lenses. Cheers from Romania!

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    Thanks for the information shared on this post I am using Sony Cybershot at the moment along with a Go Pro Hero Surf. Great feelings.

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