Best cameras for product photography

By Afrah Khan | Published on 24 Jul 2020
Best cameras for product photography

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If you are into product photography or aspiring to be an amazing product photographer, then investing in the right DSLR can make all the difference. Be it for freelance work or your own brands and products’ sales and social media campaigns, capturing the right essence and details of every product is of utmost importance. Your camera should be able to highlight all the pertinent product details, and offer pictures in a quality that’s good enough to print them on billboards. However, with so many variants present in the market, choosing the right DSLR might be difficult. To make the decision-making process a little easier for you, here’s a list of some of the best DSLR cameras available on Amazon. Note that these cameras have been selected based on their listed features.

Nikon D7200

Nikon has been ruling the market when it comes to professional cameras so the list would have been incomplete without mentioning the Nikon D7200 – an ideal DSLR for product shoots. This camera equipped with a 24.2MP CMOS sensor which has no anti-aliasing filter. The crop sensor works quite well with the EXPEED 4 image-processing engine 51-point autofocus system, and this should help you capture natural colours and quick focusing. This product also comes with a bigger buffer of 100 frames so you can keep clicking shots (JPEG fine/Large), which makes it a good option for those long shoots. With a minimum focal length of 18 millimetres, an optical zoom of 7x and a continuous shooting feature at 6 fps, this handy camera weighs only 2.89 kg and can be easily carried for any of your product photography gigs.

Canon EOS 800D

Yet another major player in the market, Canon has been a go-to brand for most professional photographers out there. The Canon EOS 800D can work as one of the best choices for beginners, as it, comes with an APS_C CMOS sensor with a 24.2 MP resolution, Digic 7 processor, 45 autofocus points and ISO up to 25600. This should help you click bright and detailed images. It is compatible with Bluetooth low energy technology, Wi-Fi and NFC. It comes with EF/ EF-S lens mount, full HD video recording up to 6fps, and a 3-inch touchscreen. The brand claims that it has a 600-shot battery life, which should be good enough for long hours of shooting.  

Fujifilm X-T2

If you are planning to dive deeper into professional product photography, then this camera by Fujifilm can prove to be handy. It has a 24.3 MP X-trans CMOS III APS-C sensor which reduces noir and false colours, according to the brand, which should reduce the post-production efforts. The brand claims that the X-Processor Pro engine helps achieve a greater response time, faster AF, lower noise and better colours. It has a durable body which is dust and moisture-resistant with around 63 points of weather sealing-freeze resistance to 14 degrees Fahrenheit. As a result, if you’re planning to conduct product shoots outdoors, you can greatly benefit from this feature as you won’t have to worry about the weather. You can shoot at 4K and enjoy great control over the framing thanks to the 0.48-inch, 2.36million dot OLED viewfinder with a magnification of 0.77x. The brand claims that this is an ultra-fast real-time viewfinder with a lag time of 0.005 seconds. It also has a 3-inch tilting LCD monitor with a three-directional tilt. Finally, it weighs only 119g, thus making it a great choice for photographers with a long commute to the studio.

Fujifilm X100F

Fujifilm has a great range of cameras, and hence one of its cameras makes it to the list, which you can bank on for product shoots. The Fujifilm X100F shares some features with the model mentioned above like a 24.3 MP. It also has an APS-C X-Trans CMOS III Sensor, a hybrid viewfinder, and a 3-inch LCD screen. Furthermore, it has different film simulation modes and filters for easily capturing stills and videos. It has phase detection autofocus and an 8-way focus lever. The number of focusing points are as high as 91. It also has a built-in ISO dial incorporated into the shutter speed dial, which means you should be able to capture good shots in low light conditions too.

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