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.

View Details Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 M2 II 4K Digital Camera Mint Condition BOXED • 500.00£

Panasonic Lumix Dmc-lx100 M2 Ii 4k Digital Camera Mint Condition Boxed

500.00£

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View Details Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III Digital Camera Boxed • 675.00£

Sony Cyber-shot Rx10 Iii Digital Camera Boxed

675.00£ 0 bids | 01h

View Details Nikon Z6 24.5MP Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only) UK MODEL • 1,199.00£

Nikon Z6 24.5mp Mirrorless Digital Camera (body Only) Uk Model

1,199.00£

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View Details Canon 5D Mark III 3 & 24-105mm F4 L USM Lens + 580EX II Speedlight DSLR Camera • 740.00£

Canon 5d Mark Iii 3 & 24-105mm F4 L Usm Lens + 580ex Ii Speedlight Dslr Camera

740.00£ 15 bids | 09m

View Details Nikon COOLPIX P1000 Digital Camera (Multi Language) New • 551.72£

Nikon Coolpix P1000 Digital Camera (multi Language) New

551.72£

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View Details Fujifilm X-t3 Digital Mirrorless Camera - Silver • 600.00£

Fujifilm X-t3 Digital Mirrorless Camera - Silver

600.00£ 0 bids | 02d

View Details Leica Q (Typ 116) 24.2 MP Digital Camera W/Summilux 28mm F/1.7 ASPH Black • 830.00£

Leica Q (typ 116) 24.2 Mp Digital Camera W/summilux 28mm F/1.7 Asph Black

830.00£

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View Details Sony A6400 Body + 3 Extra Batteries • 625.00£

Sony A6400 Body + 3 Extra Batteries

625.00£ 0 bids | 26m

View Details Nikon D4S 16.2MP Digital SLR Camera - Black ***2,748 Shots*** • 1,829.95£

Nikon D4s 16.2mp Digital Slr Camera - Black ***2,748 Shots***

1,829.95£

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 Alpa Reflex 9d 35mm SLR Film Camera • 569.95£

Alpa Reflex 9d 35mm Slr Film Camera

569.95£

View Details Rolleicord Vb Type 2 Twin Lens Reflex TLR Camera, Retro, XENAR 3.5 75mm • 300.00£

Rolleicord Vb Type 2 Twin Lens Reflex Tlr Camera, Retro, Xenar 3.5 75mm

300.00£

View Details Rolleiflex 2.8F  Twin Lens Reflex TLR Camera - Carl Zeiss Planar 80mm F2.8 Lens • 1,400.00£

Rolleiflex 2.8f  twin Lens Reflex Tlr Camera - Carl Zeiss Planar 80mm F2.8 Lens

1,400.00£

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View Details Ihagee Folding Reflex Camera, 9x12 Format, Hugo Meyer F5.5 15cm Lens • 480.00£

Ihagee Folding Reflex Camera, 9x12 Format, Hugo Meyer F5.5 15cm Lens

480.00£ 0 bids | 06d

View Details Rolleiflex 80mm 2.8F Twin Lens Reflex Camera  - Carl Zeiss Lens • 1,150.00£

Rolleiflex 80mm 2.8f Twin Lens Reflex Camera - Carl Zeiss Lens

1,150.00£

View Details RARE! "Exc+5" ALPA Reflex Mod.6 35mm Film Camera Xenon 50mm F/1.9 Lens JAPAN 714 • 920.87£

Rare! "exc+5" Alpa Reflex Mod.6 35mm Film Camera Xenon 50mm F/1.9 Lens Japan 714

920.87£

View Details Camera Reflex Icarex 35 Cs With Lens Ultron F/1.8 - 50mm. • 372.53£

Camera Reflex Icarex 35 Cs With Lens Ultron F/1.8 - 50mm.

372.53£

View Details Rollei Rolleicord Vb Type 1 Medium Format Twin Lens Reflex (TLR) Camera • 495.00£

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

495.00£

View Details Medium Format Camera Reflex 754 By Ica With Tessar F/4.5 - 120mm Lens. 6x9 • 301.74£

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

301.74£

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.

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View Details Sony Cyber-shot RX100 IV 20.1MP Digital Camera - Black (Kit W/ 24-70mm Lens) • 350.00£

Sony Cyber-shot Rx100 Iv 20.1mp Digital Camera - Black (kit W/ 24-70mm Lens)

350.00£ 1 bids | 01h

View Details Fujifilm X100F Professional Digital Compact Camera - Black • 675.00£

Fujifilm X100f Professional Digital Compact Camera - Black

675.00£

View Details Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 M2 II 4K Digital Camera Mint Condition BOXED • 500.00£

Panasonic Lumix Dmc-lx100 M2 Ii 4k Digital Camera Mint Condition Boxed

500.00£

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View Details Fujifilm X100F Professional Digital Compact Camera - Silver • 549.00£

Fujifilm X100f Professional Digital Compact Camera - Silver

549.00£ 1 bids | 07d

View Details Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Digital Camera • 300.00£

Canon Powershot G7 X Mark Ii Digital Camera

300.00£

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View Details Ricoh Gr III Compact Digital Camera - Black - Mint Condition With LCD Protector • 472.00£

Ricoh Gr Iii Compact Digital Camera - Black - Mint Condition With Lcd Protector

472.00£ 18 bids | 20h

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View Details Fuji XF10 APSC 4k Camera • 300.00£

Fuji Xf10 Apsc 4k Camera

300.00£ 0 bids | 06d

View Details SONY A6400 E-mount Compact Mirrorless Camera - Body Only. • 700.00£

Sony A6400 E-mount Compact Mirrorless Camera - Body Only.

700.00£

View Details Panasonic LUMIX TZ200 ZS220 Compact Camera - Silver  • 400.00£

Panasonic Lumix Tz200 Zs220 Compact Camera - Silver 

400.00£

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 Canon EOS M6 24.2MP 15-45mm Mirrorless WiFi PicBridge Camera - Silver • 344.99£

Canon Eos M6 24.2mp 15-45mm Mirrorless Wifi Picbridge Camera - Silver

344.99£

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View Details Fujifilm X100T Mirrorless Camera 23mm 1:2 16.3 MP (Black)  • 350.00£

Fujifilm X100t Mirrorless Camera 23mm 1:2 16.3 Mp (black)

350.00£ 1 bids | 01d

View Details CANON EOS M100 Mirrorless Camera With EF-M 15-45 Mm F/3.5-6.3 IS STM & 55-200 Mm • 300.00£

Canon Eos M100 Mirrorless Camera With Ef-m 15-45 Mm F/3.5-6.3 Is Stm & 55-200 Mm

300.00£

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View Details Fujifilm X-t3 Digital Mirrorless Camera - Silver • 600.00£

Fujifilm X-t3 Digital Mirrorless Camera - Silver

600.00£ 0 bids | 02d

View Details Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II Mirrorless Digital Camera  14-42mm R Lens Silver • 329.00£

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

329.00£

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View Details Sony Alpha A6300 ILCE6300/B 24.2MP E-Mount APS-C Mirrorless Camera - Black • 350.00£

Sony Alpha A6300 Ilce6300/b 24.2mp E-mount Aps-c Mirrorless Camera - Black

350.00£ 42 bids | 21h

View Details Canon EOS M50 Mirrorless Digital Camera With 15-45mm Lens - Black • 452.90£

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

452.90£

View Details Sony A6300 Mirrorless Camera With 16-50mm Lens • 609.99£

Sony A6300 Mirrorless Camera With 16-50mm Lens

609.99£

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View Details Canon EOS M50 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only) With Spare Battery • 300.00£

Canon Eos M50 Mirrorless Digital Camera (body Only) With Spare Battery

300.00£ 1 bids | 01d

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.