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 Fujifilm X-T4 Digital Mirrorless Camera Body - Silver • 1,099.99£

Fujifilm X-t4 Digital Mirrorless Camera Body - Silver

1,099.99£

View Details Canon EOS 850D 24.1MP DSLR Camera - Black (EF-S 18-55mm F/4-5.6 IS STM) • 739.00£

Canon Eos 850d 24.1mp Dslr Camera - Black (ef-s 18-55mm F/4-5.6 Is Stm)

739.00£

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View Details Fujifilm X100V 26.1MP Compact Camera - Silver • 800.00£

Fujifilm X100v 26.1mp Compact Camera - Silver

800.00£ 0 bids | 05d

View Details Canon EOS 80D 24.2MP Digital SLR Camera Body With EF-S 18-55mm IS STM Lens • 625.00£

Canon Eos 80d 24.2mp Digital Slr Camera Body With Ef-s 18-55mm Is Stm Lens

625.00£

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View Details Matterport PRO 2 3D CAMERA (barely Used) • 1,000.00£

Matterport Pro 2 3d Camera (barely Used)

1,000.00£ 0 bids | 06d

View Details Nikon D500 20.9MP DSLR Camera - (Body Only) • 1,150.00£

Nikon D500 20.9mp Dslr Camera - (body Only)

1,150.00£

View Details Sony Alpha 7R III 42.4 MP Digital Camera - Black (Body Only) Low Shutter Count • 1,599.00£

Sony Alpha 7r Iii 42.4 Mp Digital Camera - Black (body Only) Low Shutter Count

1,599.00£

View Details Nikon Z50 Mirrorless Digital Camera - Body Only • 550.00£

Nikon Z50 Mirrorless Digital Camera - Body Only

550.00£

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View Details Olympus PEN-F 20.3MP Digital Camera - Silver - Low Use • 530.00£

Olympus Pen-f 20.3mp Digital Camera - Silver - Low Use

530.00£ 5 bids | 01d

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 Automat Model 4 Twin Lens Reflex Camera - Case - Hood - Aico Close Up • 399.95£

Rolleiflex Automat Model 4 Twin Lens Reflex Camera - Case - Hood - Aico Close Up

399.95£

View Details ✅ Rolleiflex Automat 6x6 Vintage Twin Lens Reflex Camera - Model K4B2 1949 • 349.00£

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

349.00£

View Details ✅ Rolleiflex Automat 6x6 Vintage Twin Lens Reflex Camera - RF 111A 1937 • 395.00£

✅ Rolleiflex Automat 6x6 Vintage Twin Lens Reflex Camera - Rf 111a 1937

395.00£

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View Details VINTAGE ROLLEICORD TWIN LENS REFLEX CAMERA CARL ZEISS JENA TRIOTAR 1:3.5 F:75mm • 300.00£

Vintage Rolleicord Twin Lens Reflex Camera Carl Zeiss Jena Triotar 1:3.5 F:75mm

300.00£ 0 bids | 08d

View Details Trumpfreflex TLR Vintage 120 Trump F Reflex Great Presidential Vintage Camera ! • 371.30£

Trumpfreflex Tlr Vintage 120 Trump F Reflex Great Presidential Vintage Camera !

371.30£

View Details Yashica MAT LM Medium Format Twin Lens Reflex Camera With Copal MXV Shutter  • 350.00£

Yashica Mat Lm Medium Format Twin Lens Reflex Camera With Copal Mxv Shutter

350.00£

View Details : [VERY RARE] Reflex Camera Co. 5x7 Reflex Camera W/ Kodak No.33 7½ F4.5 Lens • 637.41£

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

637.41£

View Details Camera Reflex Leica R7 10068. With Box D'Origine. #1939506 • 381.74£

Camera Reflex Leica R7 10068. With Box D'origine. #1939506

381.74£

View Details Ernemann Ermanox Reflex Camera With Ernostar Lens • 3,827.58£

Ernemann Ermanox Reflex Camera With Ernostar Lens

3,827.58£

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 Fujifilm X70 Digital Camera • 360.00£

Fujifilm X70 Digital Camera

360.00£

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View Details Fujifilm X100V 26.1MP Compact Camera - Silver • 800.00£

Fujifilm X100v 26.1mp Compact Camera - Silver

800.00£ 0 bids | 05d

View Details Fujifilm XF10 Camera In Black (2 Available) • 300.00£

Fujifilm Xf10 Camera In Black (2 Available)

300.00£

View Details Ricoh Gr III Compact Digital Camera - TWO BATTERIES! • 600.00£

Ricoh Gr Iii Compact Digital Camera - Two Batteries!

600.00£

View Details Fujifilm XF10 Digital Compact Camera: Black “NEW” • 299.99£

Fujifilm Xf10 Digital Compact Camera: Black “new”

299.99£

View Details Fujifilm X Series X100T 16.3MP Digital Camera - Silver • 430.00£

Fujifilm X Series X100t 16.3mp Digital Camera - Silver

430.00£

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View Details Nikon Coolpix P1000 16.7 MP Digital Camera - Black • 640.00£

Nikon Coolpix P1000 16.7 Mp Digital Camera - Black

640.00£ 6 bids | 18h

View Details Panasonic Lumix Compact System Mirrorless Camera Dc-g9 Body With V-log Upgrade • 750.00£

Panasonic Lumix Compact System Mirrorless Camera Dc-g9 Body With V-log Upgrade

750.00£

View Details Panasonic LUMIX TZ200 20.1MP Zoom Travel Camera - Black  6 Months Old • 389.00£

Panasonic Lumix Tz200 20.1mp Zoom Travel Camera - Black  6 Months Old

389.00£

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 Nikon Z50 Body Mirrorless Camera  • 499.00£

Nikon Z50 Body Mirrorless Camera

499.00£

View Details Canon EOS M5 Mirrorless Camera With Accessories • 390.00£

Canon Eos M5 Mirrorless Camera With Accessories

390.00£

View Details Fujifilm X-T4 Digital Mirrorless Camera Body - Silver • 1,099.99£

Fujifilm X-t4 Digital Mirrorless Camera Body - Silver

1,099.99£

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£

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View Details Panasonic G80 16MP Mirrorless Camera With Kit Lens + Accessories - Black • 420.00£

Panasonic G80 16mp Mirrorless Camera With Kit Lens + Accessories - Black

420.00£ 1 bids | 14h

View Details Panasonic Lumix GX9 20MP Mirrorless Camera - Black (Body Only) • 390.00£

Panasonic Lumix Gx9 20mp Mirrorless Camera - Black (body Only)

390.00£

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View Details Canon EOS M50 Mirrorless Digital Camera With 15-45mm Lens - Plus Extras • 410.00£

Canon Eos M50 Mirrorless Digital Camera With 15-45mm Lens - Plus Extras

410.00£ 20 bids | 01d

View Details Sony Alpha A7r II Mirrorless Digital Camera Body 42.4MP - Black • 900.00£

Sony Alpha A7r Ii Mirrorless Digital Camera Body 42.4mp - Black

900.00£

View Details Nikon Z50 Mirrorless Digital Camera - Body Only • 550.00£

Nikon Z50 Mirrorless Digital Camera - Body Only

550.00£

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.