The best digital camera 2020: 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.

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View Details Fujifilm X-T3 Digital Mirrorless Camera - Black • 685.00£

Fujifilm X-t3 Digital Mirrorless Camera - Black

685.00£ 10 bids | 28m

View Details UK Sony Alpha A7 III Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only) • 1,329.00£

Uk Sony Alpha A7 Iii Mirrorless Digital Camera (body Only)

1,329.00£

View Details Leica SL Digital Camera 24MP + Spare Battery | Boxed • 1,995.00£

Leica Sl Digital Camera 24mp + Spare Battery | Boxed

1,995.00£

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View Details Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 20.4 MP Digital Camera - Black (Body Only) • 560.00£

Olympus Om-d E-m1 Mark Ii 20.4 Mp Digital Camera - Black (body Only)

560.00£ 3 bids | 01d

View Details Fujifilm X-T30 26.1 MP Digital Camera - Black (Body Only) • 500.00£

Fujifilm X-t30 26.1 Mp Digital Camera - Black (body Only)

500.00£

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View Details Nikon Coolpix P1000 Digital Bridge Camera • 679.00£

Nikon Coolpix P1000 Digital Bridge Camera

679.00£ 17 bids | 03d

View Details Canon EOS R 30.3MP Digital Camera - Black (Kit With Mount Adapter EF-EOS R) • 1,529.00£

Canon Eos R 30.3mp Digital Camera - Black (kit With Mount Adapter Ef-eos R)

1,529.00£

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View Details Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 20.4mp Digital Camera - Black Body - Shutter Count 180 • 560.00£

Olympus Om-d E-m1 Mark Ii 20.4mp Digital Camera - Black Body - Shutter Count 180

560.00£ 2 bids | 15h

View Details Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 20.4 MP Digital Camera Black (Body Only) • 639.99£

Olympus Om-d E-m1 Mark Ii 20.4 Mp Digital Camera Black (body Only)

639.99£

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 Kowa Kalloflex Twin Lens Reflex Camera (boxed With Case) • 325.00£

Kowa Kalloflex Twin Lens Reflex Camera (boxed With Case)

325.00£

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View Details Rolleiflex 2.8F 6x6cm Medium Format Twin-lens-reflex (TLR) Camera • 750.00£

Rolleiflex 2.8f 6x6cm Medium Format Twin-lens-reflex (tlr) Camera

750.00£ 0 bids | 15h

View Details Rollei Rolleicord Vb Type 1 Medium Format Twin Lens Reflex (TLR) Camera • 439.00£

Rollei Rolleicord Vb Type 1 Medium Format Twin Lens Reflex (tlr) Camera

439.00£

View Details Medium Format Camera Reflex 754 By Ica With Tessar F/4.5 - 120mm Lens. 6x9 • 319.15£

Medium Format Camera Reflex 754 By Ica With Tessar F/4.5 - 120mm Lens. 6x9

319.15£

View Details EX+ Alpa REFLEX 6C 35mm Film Camera Body Silver	 • 545.00£

Ex+ Alpa Reflex 6c 35mm Film Camera Body Silver

545.00£

View Details BONZART AMPEL Twin Lens Reflex Style Digital Camera Black Japan • 498.19£

Bonzart Ampel Twin Lens Reflex Style Digital Camera Black Japan

498.19£

View Details Camera Reflex Sony Alpha A68+Objective 18-55mm • 375.62£

Camera Reflex Sony Alpha A68+objective 18-55mm

375.62£

View Details Rolleiflex Automat 6x6 Twin Lens Reflex Camera Made In 1954 • 365.00£

Rolleiflex Automat 6x6 Twin Lens Reflex Camera Made In 1954

365.00£

View Details Ricoh Pentax Reflex Camera 24 Mp Silver - New • 923.83£

Ricoh Pentax Reflex Camera 24 Mp Silver - New

923.83£

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 ZV1 High Performance Compact Vlogging Camera - Black - Currys • 699.00£

Sony Zv1 High Performance Compact Vlogging Camera - Black - Currys

699.00£

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View Details Fujifilm X100f Professional Digital Compact Camera - Black With Extras. • 450.00£

Fujifilm X100f Professional Digital Compact Camera - Black With Extras.

450.00£ 0 bids | 03d

View Details Sony RX100 IV MK4 Advanced Premium Compact Camera RX100M4 • 379.00£

Sony Rx100 Iv Mk4 Advanced Premium Compact Camera Rx100m4

379.00£

View Details Fujifilm XF10 Premium Compact Camera Fuji • 310.00£

Fujifilm Xf10 Premium Compact Camera Fuji

310.00£

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View Details Fujifilm X100f Professional Digital Compact Camera - Black Noir • 649.99£

Fujifilm X100f Professional Digital Compact Camera - Black Noir

649.99£ 0 bids | 03d

View Details Panasonic LUMIX DC-TZ200 Compact Camera - Black • 499.00£

Panasonic Lumix Dc-tz200 Compact Camera - Black

499.00£

View Details CANON PowerShot SX720 HS Superzoom Compact Camera & Travel Kit - Black - Currys • 349.00£

Canon Powershot Sx720 Hs Superzoom Compact Camera & Travel Kit - Black - Currys

349.00£

View Details Sigma Dp1 Quattro - Compact Digital Camera - APS-C Foveon X3 Sensor  • 610.00£

Sigma Dp1 Quattro - Compact Digital Camera - Aps-c Foveon X3 Sensor

610.00£

View Details Fujifilm XF10 Digital Compact Camera: Black  • 329.00£

Fujifilm Xf10 Digital Compact Camera: Black

329.00£

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.

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View Details Fujifilm X-T3 Digital Mirrorless Camera - Black • 685.00£

Fujifilm X-t3 Digital Mirrorless Camera - Black

685.00£ 10 bids | 28m

View Details Olympus PEN E-PL9 Mirrorless Camera + 14-42mm EZ Lens - Blue • 379.90£

Olympus Pen E-pl9 Mirrorless Camera + 14-42mm Ez Lens - Blue

379.90£

View Details FUJIFILM X-T20 Mirrorless Digital Camera • 330.00£

Fujifilm X-t20 Mirrorless Digital Camera

330.00£

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View Details Fujifilm X100F Fuji Mirrorless Camera & Integrated 23mm Lens - Only 7,100 Shots • 451.00£

Fujifilm X100f Fuji Mirrorless Camera & Integrated 23mm Lens - Only 7,100 Shots

451.00£ 8 bids | 17h

View Details SONY A5100 Mirrorless Camera With 16-50 Mm F/3.5-5.6 Lens - Black • 379.99£

Sony A5100 Mirrorless Camera With 16-50 Mm F/3.5-5.6 Lens - Black

379.99£

View Details Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II Mirrorless Digital Camera 14-42mm R Lens Black • 339.90£

Olympus Om-d E-m10 Mark Ii Mirrorless Digital Camera 14-42mm R Lens Black

339.90£

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View Details Canon EOS M50 Mirrorless Digital Camera With 15-45mm Lens - Black (2680C011) • 400.00£

Canon Eos M50 Mirrorless Digital Camera With 15-45mm Lens - Black (2680c011)

400.00£ 6 bids | 01d

View Details UK Canon EOS M50 Mirrorless Digital Camera With 15-45mm Lens (Black) • 459.00£

Uk Canon Eos M50 Mirrorless Digital Camera With 15-45mm Lens (black)

459.00£

View Details Fujifilm X-T20 Mirrorless Digital Camera Fuji • 350.00£

Fujifilm X-t20 Mirrorless Digital Camera Fuji

350.00£

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.