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Brands The Best Film Camera Brands  

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List Rules Only manufacturers that make film cameras on this list!

List of film camera brands that include the most reliable models available. Film camera brands include those from major manufacturers of film cameras including Ricoh, Nikon, Canon, Leica and more. Film cameras are more old-fashioned than digital cameras and use film, dark rooms and negatives rather than memory cards. Photographers who use film cameras often develop negatives and print photos themselves, but it is also possible to visit a photo lab to get prints.

Film takes much more work than digital. Extremely skilled photographers can get better results on film if they can complete the many more steps from shot to print all perfectly. Because there are so many ways things can go wrong with making prints from film, especially from print (negative) film, beginning photographers and hobbyists usually get better prints from digital.

For those who want to find the best film camera brands, there are many out there. This list answers the question, 'What are the best film camera brands?' Users looking for a new film camera will want to research a variety of different brands to find the one that best suits their needs, based on features, design and quality.

There has been a long debate between film and digital--which is better In short: neither. Film and digital do different things better and complement each other. Neither is going away, although film will decline in areas where digital excels, like news. Likewise, no digital capture system has come anywhere near replacing 8x10" large format film for huge exhibition prints that need to be extremely detailed.
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48 18
Nikon Corporation is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Film Camera Brands
Photographic and Photocopying Equipment Manufacturing, Photographic Equipment and Supplies

2
39 18
Minolta is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Film Camera Brands

3
49 28
Canon Inc. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Film Camera Brands
Photography, Other Computer Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing, Photographic Equipment and Supplies

4
30 13
Pentax is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Film Camera Brands

5
26 12
Olympus Corporation is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Film Camera Brands
Photographic and Photocopying Equipment Manufacturing, Photographic Equipment and Supplies, Electronics industry

6
26 15
Leica Camera is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Film Camera Brands
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7
23 17
Hasselblad is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Film Camera Brands
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8
16 12
Mamiya is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Film Camera Brands
Photography

9
14 11
Fujifilm is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Film Camera Brands
Photography, Manufacturing, Photographic Film

10
10 10
Bronica is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Film Camera Brands

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11 14
Ricoh is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Film Camera Brands
Photography, Office Machinery Manufacturing, Office Machines

12
10 14
Eastman Kodak is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Film Camera Brands
Photography, Manufacturing, Photographic Film

13
9 15
Polaroid Corporation is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Film Camera Brands
Photography, Manufacturing, Optics

14
4 19
Sanyo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Film Camera Brands
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing, Electronics industry

15
2 13
Kyocera is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Film Camera Brands
Telecommunications, Electronics industry

16
3 18
LOMO is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Film Camera Brands

17
3 19
Vivitar is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Film Camera Brands