Brands The Best Camera Brands  

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List Rules All types of still cameras--including digital and film.

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List of camera brands that include the most reliable models available. The best camera brands include those from major manufacturers of digital and film cameras including Sony, Nikon, Canon, Olympus and more. Camera manufacturers enjoy a greater level of brand loyalty than the makers of almost any other electronic product, so user rankings on lists like this can be great resources..

So what are the best camera brands? Users looking for a new camera will want to research a variety of different brands to find the one that best suits their needs, based on functionality, features and design.There are many different types of digital and film cameras. Point-and-shoot cameras will likely be god enough for all casual photographers. Avid photographers who want full creative control over their images should consider a digital SLR (single-lens reflex) or SLR camera. These models offer the advanced features that experienced shooters need, and all of them are compatible with a wide range of interchangeable lenses and accessories. Of course, they're generally more expensive than point-and-shoot cameras, with prices starting at about $600 for the body only.

The best camera brands manufacture several different types of cameras ranging from inexpensive to top-of-the-line or professional. Shoppers looking to find the best camera for their budget should first decide the features that they need on a camera--type of viewfinder, photo settings, flash and decide what lenses and accessories they want to work with. Since this list is a crowd-ranked, voteable list it is a good starting point for film and digital camera research.
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1,104 392
Canon Inc. is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Camera Brands
Photography, Other Computer Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing, Photographic Equipment and Supplies

2
961 333
Nikon Corporation is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Camera Brands
Photographic and Photocopying Equipment Manufacturing, Photographic Equipment and Supplies

3
639 232
Sony Corporation is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Camera Brands
Consumer electronics, Motion Picture and Video Production, Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing

4
340 184
Fujifilm is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Camera Brands
Photography, Manufacturing, Photographic Film

5
274 166
Leica Camera is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Camera Brands

6
265 180
Olympus Corporation is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Camera Brands
Photographic and Photocopying Equipment Manufacturing, Photographic Equipment and Supplies, Electronics industry

7
213 147
Panasonic Corporation is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Camera Brands
Consumer electronics, Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing, Home appliance

8
194 145
Pentax is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Camera Brands

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115 98
Lumix is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Camera Brands

10
58 29
Hasselblad is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Camera Brands
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11
75 118
Mamiya is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Camera Brands
Photography

12
59 93
Ricoh is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Camera Brands
Photography, Office Machinery Manufacturing, Office Machines

13
5 2
Minolta is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Camera Brands
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14 22
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Camera Brands
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45 81
Sigma Corporation is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Camera Brands
Manufacturing

16
51 97
Toshiba is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Camera Brands
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing, Electronic Computer Manufacturing, Computer Storage Device Manufacturing

17
48 96
Casio is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Camera Brands
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing, Household Audio and Video Equipment, Electronics industry

18
8 20
Yashica is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Camera Brands
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19
36 80
JVC is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Camera Brands

20
41 96
Eastman Kodak is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Camera Brands
Photography, Manufacturing, Photographic Film

21
39 92
LG Electronics is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Camera Brands
Consumer electronics

22
28 76
Sanyo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Camera Brands
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing, Electronics industry

23
17 81
Vivitar is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Camera Brands

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18 90
Aiptek Inc. is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Camera Brands

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7 50
Otek is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Camera Brands
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