Brands The Best Camera Brands  

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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.

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Canon Inc. is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Camera Brands
Canon Photography, Other Computer Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing, Photographic Equipment and Supplies

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Sigma Corporation is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Camera Brands
Sigma Manufacturing

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Toshiba is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Camera Brands
Toshiba Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing, Electronic Computer Manufacturing, Computer Storage Device Manufacturing

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Casio is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Camera Brands
Casio Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing, Household Audio and Video Equipment, Electronics industry

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37 85
LG Electronics is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Camera Brands
LG Electronics Consumer electronics

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Eastman Kodak is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Camera Brands
Eastman Kodak Photography, Manufacturing, Photographic Film^! Paper^! Plate^! and Chemical Manufacturing

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

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Yashica is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Camera Brands
Ron Leo Hardesty added Yashica

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Sanyo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Camera Brands
Sanyo Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing, Electronics industry

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Vivitar is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Camera Brands

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Aiptek Inc. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Camera Brands

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

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RCA is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Camera Brands
RCA