Best Cameras of the World

Best Camera Brands

  1. Canon
  2. Nikon
  3. Pentax
  4. Sony
  5. Olympus
  6. Fujifilm
  7. GoPro
  8. Leica
  9. Canon

Everybody who’s ever had a camera knows Canon, as it is arguably one of the best camera brands out there. Canon caters to all kinds of photographers—from those who are just starting out in the field to professionals who only want the best quality of images and videos possible.

Their EOS digital SLR line and point-and-shoot cameras are both known for being user-friendly and for being somewhat affordable despite being in the higher-end category of digital cameras. Also, they are known for their wide range of accessories and luxury lenses.

They also offer mirrorless and 35mm film SLR cameras, as well as other production-related products like printers and scanners.

Strengths & Advantages:

  • Quality photography since 1984
  • Diverse collection of cameras
  • Top-of-the-line, high-end lenses from the L-series
  • Stunning, high-contrast images
  • Product quality control
  • More affordable camera lenses


Nikon is another undisputed brand of both digital and film cameras. Their products are known for being ergonomic, especially after their introduction of the AF-S lens line. With Nikon, the higher the price, the sturdier and more intuitive the camera is, so you definitely get what you pay for.

Their D-series of cameras and lenses is one of the top-sellers in the industry of photography, even among hobbyists. Nikon offers pretty much everything you’ll need to maximize your artistic potential and excel in the field.

Strengths & Advantages:

  • One of the top camera brands on the market
  • Produces some of the sharpest digital images
  • Exceptional low-light performance
  • Compatibility with vintage F-Mount lenses
  • More affordable quality camera bodies


Pentax is probably not at the forefront of anyone’s mind when it comes to determining the best camera brand in the world, but the photography industry owes them a lot for filling the gaps between lower-end compact digital cameras and high-end DSLRs. They’re also known for making some of the most durable and weatherproof cameras that are also easy-to-use and surprisingly more affordable, considering the quality and inclusions.

Most Pentax users swear by their gear and have never switched to other brands. After all, the best camera is not always the most expensive, but what works best for the photographer.

Strengths & Advantages

  • Pioneer in weatherproof DSLRs
  • Universal K-mount for old lenses
  • In-body stabilization
  • Medium to high price range


Other camera brands can take the cake when it comes to DSLR cameras, but Sony is at the head of the pack when it comes to mirrorless and premium point-and-shoot digital cameras. You may remember their Cyber-shot line of compact digital cameras, which was extremely popular in the early 2000s.

While they offer very competitive entry-level DSLRs, they have a very strong line of mirrorless cameras that are great for action photography, thanks to the enhanced image stabilization and advanced autofocus system.

Sony will always have a place among the list of best camera brands, with their highly notable Alpha line, affordable price tags, user-friendly features, and their knack for taking risks and providing users with cutting-edge technology.

Strengths & Advantages:

  • Futuristic and innovative
  • Pioneer in full-frame mirrorless cameras
  • Premium compact digital cameras
  • Competitive DLSRs
  • Medium price range


When Olympus came out with mirrorless cameras that had interchangeable lenses, it blew every photographer’s mind. They basically came out with new generation DSLRs that were lighter, smaller, and faster. It was a huge surprise, considering the brand is known for making quality film SLR cameras, and then some of the toughest point-and-shoot cameras.

The best part? They’re one of the best camera brands that provide the latest technology but remain in the lower price range. They already seem to be the most affordable choice for those who also prefer convenience without sacrificing quality.

Strengths & Advantages:

  • Pioneer in mirrorless cameras with interchangeable lenses
  • Provides evolving camera systems
  • Products are sturdy, compact, and competitive
  • Low to medium price range


In the instant and lomo photography field, Fujifilm is definitely the most popular brand. They’re well known among the younger generations for their line of user-friendly instant cameras. The company has definitely come a long way in providing the best film cameras for many years, and they’ve only gotten better with their latest lines of 35mm, medium format, and rangefinder film cameras.

But don’t think they’re content with just those; they’ve also developed their own mirrorless cameras, improved their competitive digital point-and-shoot cameras further, and are soon coming out with hybrid film-digital instant cameras.

Fujifilm is obviously the best camera brand to go for if you are into analog and instant film cameras, as well as beautiful, vintage photos. Still, their other offerings are nothing to scoff at and are perfectly good choices for photography.

Strengths & Advantages:

  • Quality film cameras
  • Top-of-the-line instant and lomo cameras
  • Competitive
  • Low to medium price range


GoPro rose to prominence in the early 2000s, but they became even more popular in the last half-decade for coming out with small action cameras that capture stunning, high-quality images and videos from a first-person perspective. No other action camera comes quite close to their superior and sturdy Hero camera line, which are supremely sturdy, waterproof (some may require a casing) up to 10 meters or more, and mountable on bikes, helmets, and even drones. Their ultra wide-angle fisheye lenses also allow the shooter to get real close to their subjects in confined areas.

While the output is quite unusual compared to traditional media, there’s actually a growing niche for GoPro photography. It’s undoubtedly the best choice for street, documentary, and action photographers.

Strengths & Advantages

  • Popular choice for action cameras
  • Light, compact, and rugged build
  • Mountable on almost anything
  • Wide selection of accessories
  • Leica
  • Best Camera Brands Leica

The fact that Leica makes some of the best manual cameras is definitely an understatement. For many, Leica lenses are the best there is (based on publicized lens tests) in the photography world. Many photographers may get turned off by the price, but serious photographers believe the cost is justified due to camera build and performance, as well as the high-quality output. Their Leica M series, for instance, is made up of cameras that are incredibly well-built and have advanced optics to provide the most stunning photos.

Leica cameras don’t have automatic modes, so they may not be the right choice for the average novice. If anything, it adds to their value as the ultimate acquisition for both enthusiasts and even wedding photographers.

Strengths & Advantages:

  • Beautifully-crafted, durable cameras
  • Compact and portable
  • Superior image optics
  • Quiet action
  • Prestigious M-series


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