I will help you choose the best blogging camera for any niche that you are in. Whether you have a food blog, travel blog, fashion blog, beauty blog, photography blog, sports blog, lifestyle blog, etc. finding the right DSLR will not be a problem.
My first DSLR was the Nikon D610, which costs about $900 on Amazon right now. This camera is extremely easy to use for beginners, but offers top of the line photo and video quality.
I know that many people don’t have that type of budget so in this article I will start from the high priced cameras to the low priced ones.
People say that it is not about the camera it is about the person. That is a bunch of bologna. I will admit that some people are better photographers than others, but if you have a crappy camera, then expect crappy results. If you have a good camera, then out of the box expect good results.
That doesn’t mean that you have to buy an expensive camera, but you need a good quality one. Also, you have to factor in good lenses which I have shared below. To help you save money always buy cameras on Amazon instead of places like Best Buy because at Amazon you will get them at the best prices.
Once again if you have the budget, then I would definitely get this camera. I used a cheap lens, but my photos still looked amazing and my video quality was something you would have expected from an Indie film or music video. It was absolutely spectacular.
The Canon EOS 7D is for those who want a nice blog camera and then some. It is great for Indie films and photo shoots. It offers good continuous shooting performance. This is a nice option for the serious sports and travel blogger. This bad boy is going to cost you about $700.
With the Nikon D7100 you will get outstanding low ISO performance in JPEG and Raw files, excellent build quality, very good ergonomics and handling. This camera is great for sports bloggers, landscape, and nature photographers who prize fine detail at low ISO sensitivities. For under 600 dollars what more can you ask for?
The reason that I recommend this one is that many bloggers and vloggers are using this camera and it’s in most of our price ranges. It’s easy to use. This camera is for those looking for high-resolution image quality. It has 24MP DX-format CMOS sensor with no optical low-pass filter and 1080/60p HD maximum video resolution. It is perfect for food & beauty bloggers to make in house photos and videos. You can buy it at Amazon for around 400 dollars.
Amazon gives you the body and 2 different lenses for $395. If you want just the body or the body and one lens you can purchase it for $350 or less. This is a pro level camera, but it is certainly more than accessible by those who are not professionals.
This camera is great for those who want a good reliable camera. The quality is not going to be better than more expensive cameras, but the D90 gets the job done with style. It can be purchased for around 200 dollars and it is great for lifestyle bloggers.
The D90 gives the control that you desire and it offers a 12.3-megapixel DX-format CMOS imaging sensor. If you would like to stay in the 200 dollar price range, then this might just be the camera you have been looking for.
As we get down to the cheaper prices, here is a great camera for vloggers. It has an easy portable pocket size that is ready to go out of the box. It is touch screen and I have to tell you, I am truly impressed by this little guy. It has exceptional low-light performance up to ISO 12800. It has 1080p Full HD video and it takes beautiful photos. If you want something that is ready to go, small, and cheap, then check out this camera at Amazon for around $180.
Canon EOS Rebel T5i – $250
Sony Alpha A700 – $400
Nikon D7000 – $340
Nikon COOLPIX S9900 – $250
Nikon COOLPIX L840 – $180
Sigma 150-500mm – Recommended for travel bloggers.
Sigma 18-250mm – $300
Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G – $170 I used this for my Nikon and I will recommend it to anyone seeking a cheap great lens.
Nikon 35mm 1.8 – $150
Nikon 55-200mm – $90
I strongly recommend that if you are on a budget and you want good quality while still saving money then out of this whole list pick one of these cameras.
Buy Nikon D5300 here – Favorite choice
Buy Nikon D3200 here – Slightly cheaper, but still effective.