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The Best Camera Brands 

Werner Brandes
Updated August 6, 2019 11.2k votes 3.4k voters 91.9k views 25 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.
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Canon Inc. is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Camera Brands
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Nikon Corporation is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Camera Brands
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Sony Corporation is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Camera Brands
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Fujifilm is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Camera Brands
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Leica Camera is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Camera Brands
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Panasonic Corporation is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Camera Brands
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Olympus Corporation is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Camera Brands
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Hasselblad is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Camera Brands
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Pentax is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Camera Brands
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Lumix is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Camera Brands
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Ricoh is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Camera Brands
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Sigma Corporation is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Camera Brands
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Minolta is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Camera Brands
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Mamiya is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Camera Brands
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Yashica is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Camera Brands
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Eastman Kodak is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Camera Brands
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Toshiba is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Camera Brands
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Casio is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Camera Brands
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JVC is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Camera Brands
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LG Electronics is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Camera Brands
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Sanyo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Camera Brands
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Vivitar is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Camera Brands
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RCA is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Camera Brands
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Aiptek Inc. is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Camera Brands
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Otek is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Camera Brands
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