Which camera to buy? Tony Northrup offers recommendations for budgets and genres


posted Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 6:30 AM EST


It's a busy time of year for camera buyers. No matter your budget, there are a lot of great options for you. In a new video, Tony Northrup has created a list of which cameras you should consider within a wide range of budgets and for different types of photography.

For general photography, you can get your start with an interchangeable lens camera for under $200. Tony recommends the Canon T3, which can be found used for around $190. It's not a current camera, but it'll let you get your feet wet and learn a lot. If you have a slightly larger budget, you can go with the Olympus E-M10 Micro Four Thirds camera or the Nikon D5300.

If your budget is closer to $1,000, you can grab a Fujifilm X-T20 or for $2,000, you can get the Fujifilm X-T2. These are both excellent interchangeable lens mirrorless cameras. For $2,000, the Nikon D750 DSLR is a great option. It's a full-frame camera, so you can expect excellent image quality. We really love the Nikon D750 here at Imaging Resource. For photographers with a large budget, the brand-new Sony A7R III and Nikon D850 are two amazing full-frame cameras.

If you'd like to get specific recommendations for landscape, sports, portraits, wildlife or video cameras and lenses, be sure to watch Northrup's video below.

(Via Tony & Chelsea Northrup