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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1,168 415
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
1,012 350
Nikon Corporation is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Camera Brands
Photographic and Photocopying Equipment Manufacturing, Photographic Equipment and Supplies

3
677 246
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
367 195
Fujifilm is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Camera Brands
Photography, Manufacturing, Photographic Film

5
288 174
Leica Camera is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Camera Brands

6
274 189
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
224 152
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
200 150
Pentax is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Camera Brands

9
68 31
Hasselblad is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Camera Brands
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10
124 104
Lumix is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Camera Brands

11
64 100
Ricoh is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Camera Brands
Photography, Office Machinery Manufacturing, Office Machines

12
78 125
Mamiya is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Camera Brands
Photography

13
9 7
Minolta is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Camera Brands
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14
50 84
Sigma Corporation is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Camera Brands
Manufacturing

15
51 104
Toshiba is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Camera Brands
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing, Electronic Computer Manufacturing, Computer Storage Device Manufacturing

16
10 25
Yashica is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Camera Brands
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17
49 104
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
36 86
JVC is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Camera Brands

19
41 98
LG Electronics is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Camera Brands
Consumer electronics

20
41 102
Eastman Kodak is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Camera Brands
Photography, Manufacturing, Photographic Film

21
28 83
Sanyo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Camera Brands
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing, Electronics industry

22
17 86
Vivitar is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Camera Brands

23
18 95
Aiptek Inc. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Camera Brands

24
17 95
RCA is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Camera Brands

25
7 57
Otek is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Camera Brands
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