Brands The Best Camera Brands  

Werner Brandes
7.4k votes 2.3k voters 75.6k views 26 items

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

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.
list ordered by

1
1,040 367
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
918 312
Nikon Corporation is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Camera Brands
Photographic and Photocopying Equipment Manufacturing, Photographic Equipment and Supplies

3
600 220
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
308 175
Fujifilm is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Camera Brands
Photography, Manufacturing, Photographic Film

5
263 158
Leica Camera is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Camera Brands

6
253 175
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
203 140
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
187 137
Pentax is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Camera Brands

9
109 94
Lumix is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Camera Brands

10
50 24
Hasselblad is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Camera Brands
Patrik Radetic added

11
71 114
Mamiya is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Camera Brands
Photography

12
55 89
Ricoh is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Camera Brands
Photography, Office Machinery Manufacturing, Office Machines

13
10 13
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Camera Brands
RhysMadden added

14
0 0
Minolta is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Camera Brands
Joshua Dror added

15
42 78
Sigma Corporation is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Camera Brands
Manufacturing

16
7 17
Yashica is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Camera Brands
Ron Leo Hardesty added

17
47 93
Toshiba is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Camera Brands
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing, Electronic Computer Manufacturing, Computer Storage Device Manufacturing

18
46 92
Casio is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Camera Brands
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing, Household Audio and Video Equipment, Electronics industry

19
35 76
JVC is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Camera Brands

20
39 89
LG Electronics is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Camera Brands
Consumer electronics

21
40 93
Eastman Kodak is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Camera Brands
Photography, Manufacturing, Photographic Film

22
28 73
Sanyo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Camera Brands
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing, Electronics industry

23
17 77
Vivitar is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Camera Brands

24
7 46
Otek is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Camera Brands
smooth added

25
18 85
Aiptek Inc. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Camera Brands

26
17 85
RCA is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Camera Brands