The best digital camera 2021: which one should you buy?

We all like to take photos of our moments of life to remember them, although most of them are taken with a mobile phone,many of us prefer to have a camera and when one wants to buy one many questions arise as there are so many products available.

The acquisition of a camera is not a decision to be taken lightly. There are a series of factors to be taken into consideration to be able to choose the ideal camera, so that one can maximize the usage of the camera. Below we present the definitive guide to buy the camera of your dreams.

View Details Canon EOS RP Digital Camera Body - LOW SHUTTER COUNT • 745.99£

Canon Eos Rp Digital Camera Body - Low Shutter Count

745.99£

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View Details Nikon Z5 Full-Frame 24.5MP Mirrorless Camera With NIKKOR Z 24-70mm F/4 S Lens • 680£

Nikon Z5 Full-frame 24.5mp Mirrorless Camera With Nikkor Z 24-70mm F/4 S Lens

680£ 5 bids | 01d 14h 00m 59s

View Details Nikon D3S DSLR Camera Body Only Boxed + Nikon MH-22 Charger & EN-EL4a Battery  • 599.99£

Nikon D3s Dslr Camera Body Only Boxed + Nikon Mh-22 Charger & En-el4a Battery

599.99£

View Details Canon EOS 7D Mark II 20MP DSLR Camera Body - 37,377 Shots - VGC • 575£

Canon Eos 7d Mark Ii 20mp Dslr Camera Body - 37,377 Shots - Vgc

View Details Canon EOS R Digital Camera Body - LOW SHUTTER COUNT • 1,079.99£

Canon Eos R Digital Camera Body - Low Shutter Count

1,079.99£

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View Details Canon EOS 6D 20.2MP Digital Camera With 3 Lens, 50mm F1.8, 28mm F2.8  And  Macro • 500£

Canon Eos 6d 20.2mp Digital Camera With 3 Lens, 50mm F1.8, 28mm F2.8 And Macro

500£ 1 bids | 00d 00h 51m 07s

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View Details Ricoh Gr III 24 MP Compact Digital Camera  Black Boxed Mint GR3 GRiii  • 500£

Ricoh Gr Iii 24 Mp Compact Digital Camera Black Boxed Mint Gr3 Griii

500£ 1 bids | 03d 00h 18m 12s

View Details Canon EOS 1DX Mark II Digital Camera - #2110a • 1,579£

Canon Eos 1dx Mark Ii Digital Camera - #2110a

1,579£

View Details Sony Alpha A7 24MP Mirrorless Camera + Sony 28-70mm OSS Lens - Read Description • 500£

Sony Alpha A7 24mp Mirrorless Camera + Sony 28-70mm Oss Lens - Read Description

Characteristics and advice to choose the ideal camera

The camera options are very diverse, and one has to look at the advantages and disadvantages of each one to choose the equipment one wants. The essential is that it meets our expectations and to be sure that what one is looking for a sophisticated camera for professional use, or if it is sufficient with a basic camera, these are the the main tips to follow:

  1. We need to ask ourselves what will one be photografing , this is one of the main factors to consider when one chooses a camera, because knowing exactly what one wants to photograph will help us with the characteristics needed for the equipment.  As taking a photo of a landscape is not the same as taking a portrait. One need to consider what sort of activities are going to be done with the camera, is it going to be used only for taking photos of your holidays, is it going to be used in aquatic areas or is it going to be used for working and taking photos a an event.
  2. It is important to define a budget  before investing in a camera.
  3. The number of megapixels is not the only factor that defines the quality of the photographs, or to consider when acquiring the equipment. One also needs to evaluate other parts of the camera, like that it has a good sensor, as if it’s bigger the quality of the photo will be better.
  4. Another element that’s important is that it has a fast processor and that it reproduces the colour intonation correctly.
  5. The optics should be glass, as it’s shiny the photos will be better, specially in situations where there is little light.
  6. One should prefer a camera with manual configuration, so that one can modify the the shutter speed , aperture and focus. Some of the camera equipment has this characteristic situated on the superior part of the camera, and it is a dial with the letters S, P, M and A which identifies the possibility of adjusting the exposure of the camera allowing us to capture unique photos.
  7. The lenses are important accessories for the camera is one wants quality photos. For this reason, we recommend camera equipment with interchangeable lenses so one cn take impressive photos.
  8. So that we have plenty of space it is recommended to buy a memory card superior of 16 GB.
  9. The best sales for cheap offers for camera equipment is Amazon and eBay. On these websites one will find a vast variety of different brands and models.

Most used Camera types

When looking for different camera options, we find these 3 types:

Reflex Camera

Also known as Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR), these equipment use a mirror to reflect the the light and directs the light directly to the sensor. This model in general has a optical visor and shots in RAW format and allows to change the lenses. They are digital, very complete and very advanced with the quality of the images, functions and focus, for these reasons it is chosen by the professional photographers,  although if we inexperienced users it is also a good option.

View Details Rolleiflex Twin Lens Reflex Camera, 75mm F/3.5 Planar Lens. Faulty. • 575£

Rolleiflex Twin Lens Reflex Camera, 75mm F/3.5 Planar Lens. Faulty.

View Details ROLLEIFLEX 2.8E 6x6CM TLR TWIN LENS REFLEX CAMERA W/ XENOTAR 80mm F/2.8 LENS • 361.06£

Rolleiflex 2.8e 6x6cm Tlr Twin Lens Reflex Camera W/ Xenotar 80mm F/2.8 Lens

361.06£

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View Details Rolleiflex 2.8E - Twin Lens Reflex Camera - 2.8 Planar - Germany • 687.38£

Rolleiflex 2.8e - Twin Lens Reflex Camera - 2.8 Planar - Germany

687.38£ 0 bids | 05d 16h 41m 39s

View Details 2 Ansco Automatic Reflex Twin Lens TLR Camera F 3.5 83 Mm LENS & Cairo-flex F • 470.32£

2 Ansco Automatic Reflex Twin Lens Tlr Camera F 3.5 83 Mm Lens & Cairo-flex F

470.32£

View Details ✅ Rolleiflex Automat 6x6 Vintage Twin Lens Reflex Camera - Model K4B2 1949 • 365£

✅ Rolleiflex Automat 6x6 Vintage Twin Lens Reflex Camera - Model K4b2 1949

View Details 1956-59 Rolleiflex 2.8E Twin Lens Reflex Camera W/ Zeiss Planar Lens +Box +Cases • 1,302.41£

1956-59 Rolleiflex 2.8e Twin Lens Reflex Camera W/ Zeiss Planar Lens +box +cases

1,302.41£

View Details Alpa Reflex 9d Chrome Film Camera 50mm 1.8 AR Kern-Macro-Switar, Case + Book • 949.99£

Alpa Reflex 9d Chrome Film Camera 50mm 1.8 Ar Kern-macro-switar, Case + Book

949.99£

View Details : [VERY RARE] Reflex Camera Co. 5x7 Reflex Camera W/ Kodak No.33 7½ F4.5 Lens • 506.49£

: [very Rare] Reflex Camera Co. 5x7 Reflex Camera W/ Kodak No.33 7½ F4.5 Lens

506.49£

View Details Blackbird Fly 35mm TLR Twin Lens Reflex Camera - Black With Orange Face Camera • 306.98£

Blackbird Fly 35mm Tlr Twin Lens Reflex Camera - Black With Orange Face Camera

306.98£

Compact Camera

The main characteristic of these camera equipments is it’s reduces size and it’s very varieties where one can find simple cameras known as “point and shoot” and others that are more complex with more advanced functions. The only inconvenience of this equipment is that it does not allow interchangeable lenses,  but it does offer images of great quality.

View Details Sony DSC-RX100 Mark V (RX100M5) Digital Compact Camera • 375£

Sony Dsc-rx100 Mark V (rx100m5) Digital Compact Camera

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View Details Ricoh Gr III 24 MP Compact Digital Camera  Black Boxed Mint GR3 GRiii  • 500£

Ricoh Gr Iii 24 Mp Compact Digital Camera Black Boxed Mint Gr3 Griii

500£ 1 bids | 03d 00h 18m 10s

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View Details Fujifilm X100v Camera • 570£

Fujifilm X100v Camera

570£ 5 bids | 01d 17h 42m 37s

View Details Sony Dsc Rx1r Digital Camera • 625£

Sony Dsc Rx1r Digital Camera

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View Details Sony Rx1 Full Frame Digital Camera, Plus EVF Boxed  • 550£

Sony Rx1 Full Frame Digital Camera, Plus Evf Boxed

550£ 0 bids | 08d 23h 50m 48s

View Details Panasonic LUMIX DC-LX100M2 Premium Compact Camera With 24-75 Mm Lens - Black • 550£

Panasonic Lumix Dc-lx100m2 Premium Compact Camera With 24-75 Mm Lens - Black

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View Details SONY ZV1 High Performance Compact Vlogging Camera - Black  • 499£

Sony Zv1 High Performance Compact Vlogging Camera - Black

499£ 0 bids | 00d 18h 43m 07s

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View Details Sony ZV-1 20.1MP 4K Digital Video Vlogging Camera - Black • 400£

Sony Zv-1 20.1mp 4k Digital Video Vlogging Camera - Black

400£ 0 bids | 05d 22h 09m 01s

View Details Fujifilm X100V 26.1MP Compact Camera - Black + Black Pro Mist 1/4 & Square Hood  • 1,050£

Fujifilm X100v 26.1mp Compact Camera - Black + Black Pro Mist 1/4 & Square Hood 

1,050£

Mirrorless Camera

The characteristic that differentiates this model form the reflex cameras is that it does not have mirrors, which allows for it to have a compact without losing image quality or being able to interchange lenses. It also has a smaller sensor than the reflex cameras.

View Details Sony Alpha A6000 Mirrorless Camera + 16-50mm Lens - Boxed - 2,224 Shots - EXC • 375£

Sony Alpha A6000 Mirrorless Camera + 16-50mm Lens - Boxed - 2,224 Shots - Exc

View Details Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Mirrorless Camera With 14-42mm R Lens Silver • 379.99£

Olympus Om-d E-m10 Mark Iii Mirrorless Camera With 14-42mm R Lens Silver

379.99£

View Details Sony Alpha A6000 24.3MP Mirrorless Digital Camera 16-50mm Lens • 347£

Sony Alpha A6000 24.3mp Mirrorless Digital Camera 16-50mm Lens

View Details Sony Alpha A7 24MP Mirrorless Camera + Sony 28-70mm OSS Lens - Read Description • 500£

Sony Alpha A7 24mp Mirrorless Camera + Sony 28-70mm Oss Lens - Read Description

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View Details Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Mirrorless Digital Camera Body, Superb, Boxed. • 350£

Olympus Om-d E-m1 Mark Ii Mirrorless Digital Camera Body, Superb, Boxed.

350£ 4 bids | 00d 15h 40m 18s

View Details Canon EOS M50 Mark II 24.1MP Mirrorless Digital Camera - Black (Body Only) • 399£

Canon Eos M50 Mark Ii 24.1mp Mirrorless Digital Camera - Black (body Only)

View Details Sony Alpha A7R Mirrorless Camera Body - E Mount - 4K - Boxed - Battery & Charger • 569.99£

Sony Alpha A7r Mirrorless Camera Body - E Mount - 4k - Boxed - Battery & Charger

569.99£

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View Details Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III 20.4MP Body Only Mirrorless Camera - Black Excellent • 515£

Olympus Om-d E-m5 Mark Iii 20.4mp Body Only Mirrorless Camera - Black Excellent

515£ 14 bids | 02d 18h 52m 59s

View Details Sony Alpha A6000 24.3MP Mirrorless Digital Camera 16-50mm Lens • 360£

Sony Alpha A6000 24.3mp Mirrorless Digital Camera 16-50mm Lens

Errors to avoid when buying camera equipment

  • Do not buy an expensive camera because it may offer better characteristics or qualities. The best option is to buy  an equipment that adapts to our needs.
  • Don’t let looks fool you , as some equipment may seem they can take photos automatically.
  • Try not to base the image quality only on the megapixels, other functions of the camera need to be considered too.

The best Camera Brands

  • Nikon: this band has vast experience fabrication camera equipment,  and includes innovative characteristics and maximum quality. Nikon was founded in 1917 due to a fusion of 2 grand companies dedicated to this sector and it wasn’t until 1999 when Nikon launched its first reflex digital camera called Nikon D1. They are experts in making different types of lenses
  • Canon: founded in 1933 during the first and second world war, this company has proven to be pioneering and innovative in perfecting it’s products. In 1934 created it’s first Japanese camera , measuring approximately 35 mm, which included a focal-plane shutter. These days, Canon has more that 50 models of  digital camera equipment on the market for professional and semi professional photographers.
  • Other camera brands that also offer great advantages and have multiple functions are Fujifim, Samsung, Polaroid, Sony, Leica,  Olympus, Panasonic, Go pro and Pentax.