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 Leica M8 Digital Rangefinder Camera  • 975.00£

Leica M8 Digital Rangefinder Camera 

975.00£

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View Details Sony Alpha A6300 24.2MP Digital Camera - Black (Kit With 16-50 Mm Power Zoom Le… • 500.00£

Sony Alpha A6300 24.2mp Digital Camera - Black (kit With 16-50 Mm Power Zoom Le…

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View Details Nikon D3X 24.5 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Body Only) • 700.00£

Nikon D3x 24.5 Mp Digital Slr Camera - Black (body Only)

700.00£ 0 bids | 06d

View Details PANASONiC LUMIX GX9 DIGITAL CAMERA & 2 LENSES - PRISTINE • 640.00£

Panasonic Lumix Gx9 Digital Camera & 2 Lenses - Pristine

640.00£

View Details Nikon D800 36.3MP Digital SLR Camera Body - Great Condition - Boxed • 550.00£

Nikon D800 36.3mp Digital Slr Camera Body - Great Condition - Boxed

550.00£

View Details Samsung NX1 28.2MP Digital Camera With RODE VideMic, Lens And Extra Accessories! • 650.00£

Samsung Nx1 28.2mp Digital Camera With Rode Videmic, Lens And Extra Accessories!

650.00£

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View Details Nikon D850 Digital Camera Body - Black • 1,700.00£

Nikon D850 Digital Camera Body - Black

1,700.00£ 0 bids | 05h

View Details Sony Alpha A6400 4K Camera Kit W/ 16-50mm Zoom Lens • 775.00£

Sony Alpha A6400 4k Camera Kit W/ 16-50mm Zoom Lens

775.00£

View Details Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 20.4 MP Digital Camera - Black (Body Only)  • 500.00£

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

500.00£

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 TLR 2.8f Twin Lens Reflex Camera • 1,150.00£

Rolleiflex Tlr 2.8f Twin Lens Reflex Camera

1,150.00£

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Yashica 635 Vintage Twin Lens Reflex Medium Format Camera Tlr With Tele Lens

349.00£

View Details ✅ Rolleiflex Automat 6x6 Vintage Twin Lens Reflex Camera - Model K4B2 1949 • 345.00£

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

345.00£

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 Camera Reflex Leica R7 10068. With Box D'Origine. #1939506 • 385.36£

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

385.36£

View Details Ansco Automatic Reflex Twin Lens VINTAGE TLR Camera F 3.5 83 Mm LENS W/ LENS KIT • 363.44£

Ansco Automatic Reflex Twin Lens Vintage Tlr Camera F 3.5 83 Mm Lens W/ Lens Kit

363.44£

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 Second Hand Contax St Film Single Lens Reflex Camera • 329.68£

Second Hand Contax St Film Single Lens Reflex Camera

329.68£

View Details Tropical Ensign Popular Reflex Camera 15cm 4.5 Xenar Mod 6x9 Film Back Tropen • 1,820.83£

Tropical Ensign Popular Reflex Camera 15cm 4.5 Xenar Mod 6x9 Film Back Tropen

1,820.83£

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 FUJI Fujifilm X100F Digital Compact Camera Black PLUS EXTRAS - BOXED + BRACKET • 675.00£

Fuji Fujifilm X100f Digital Compact Camera Black Plus Extras - Boxed + Bracket

675.00£

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View Details Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Digital Camera And FREE GORILLA POD • 300.00£

Canon Powershot G7 X Mark Ii Digital Camera And Free Gorilla Pod

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View Details Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VII 20.1MP Compact Digital Camera - Black • 800.00£

Sony Cyber-shot Rx100 Vii 20.1mp Compact Digital Camera - Black

800.00£

View Details Leica Q2 47.3 MP Digital Camera • 3,995.00£

Leica Q2 47.3 Mp Digital Camera

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View Details Fujifilm X100f 24.3MP Black Compact Camera   • 480.00£

Fujifilm X100f 24.3mp Black Compact Camera

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View Details Leica X1 12.2MP Digital Camera Aps-c  Leather Case, Grip And Spare Batteries  • 450.00£

Leica X1 12.2mp Digital Camera Aps-c Leather Case, Grip And Spare Batteries

450.00£

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View Details Leica X X1 12.2MP Digital Camera - Black   • 300.00£

Leica X X1 12.2mp Digital Camera - Black

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View Details Ricoh Gr III Digital Camera | 3 X Batteries + Charger | Carry Case + Straps • 550.00£

Ricoh Gr Iii Digital Camera | 3 X Batteries + Charger | Carry Case + Straps

550.00£ 1 bids | 02d

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

Sony Zv1 High Performance Compact Vlogging Camera - Black - Currys

699.00£

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 Z6 24.5mp Mirrorless Camera In Box, Mint, 1080 Shutter Count • 440.00£

Nikon Z6 24.5mp Mirrorless Camera In Box, Mint, 1080 Shutter Count

440.00£

View Details NEW Canon EOS M50 Mirrorless Digital Camera With 15-45mm Lens - Black + Next Day • 598.88£

New Canon Eos M50 Mirrorless Digital Camera With 15-45mm Lens - Black + Next Day

598.88£

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View Details Sony Alpha A6300 ILCE6300/B 24.2MP E-Mount APS-C Mirrorless Camera - Black (2) • 360.00£

Sony Alpha A6300 Ilce6300/b 24.2mp E-mount Aps-c Mirrorless Camera - Black (2)

360.00£ 14 bids | 03h

View Details Sony A6000 Mirrorless Camera With 16-50mm Kit Lens - Black • 375.00£

Sony A6000 Mirrorless Camera With 16-50mm Kit Lens - Black

375.00£

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View Details Canon EOS RP Mirrorless Digital Camera 26mp - Mint • 430.00£

Canon Eos Rp Mirrorless Digital Camera 26mp - Mint

430.00£ 33 bids | 02d

View Details Nikon Z6 Mirrorless Camera - Brand New 12 Month Warranty • 1,129.00£

Nikon Z6 Mirrorless Camera - Brand New 12 Month Warranty

1,129.00£

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View Details Sony A7ii Mirrorless Camera - Body Only (BASICALLY NEW) - In Box • 410.00£

Sony A7ii Mirrorless Camera - Body Only (basically New) - In Box

410.00£ 5 bids | 05d

View Details Nikon Z 6II FX-Format Mirrorless Camera Body W/NIKKOR Z 24-70mm F/4 S, Black • 439.00£

Nikon Z 6ii Fx-format Mirrorless Camera Body W/nikkor Z 24-70mm F/4 S, Black

439.00£

View Details Nikon Z6 24.5 MP Mirrorless Camera - Black (Body Only) Plus 32GB XQD Card • 925.00£

Nikon Z6 24.5 Mp Mirrorless Camera - Black (body Only) Plus 32gb Xqd Card

925.00£

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.