Some people use photography as a hobby, some to just capture best moments in life, whereas others consider it as a serious full-time profession. It is apparent that the photography industry is advancing; with a lot many complex types of cameras, lenses, and technologies being introduced. Due to this, potential buyers get confused as to which brand, model, and type is most appropriate for their needs. When it comes to buying a good camera, many people get confused regarding the best brand.
If one is thinking about buying it, one has a wide range of choices regarding the best manufacturers. Note that because every brand has its reputation, quality of products, and features, it cannot be concluded that just one brand is the best of all. For example, in the field of digital SLR cameras, Nikon is most preferred. Whereas in compact cameras, Sony is more popular. Therefore, every brand is best in its class of usability. Here are some of the best camera manufacturers that one can consider:
Nikon is considered to be one of the best brands for DSLR camera and accessories. It offers the D-series DSLR cameras, the COOLPIX series point and shoot cameras, and the professional 'Nikonos' which is a series of underwater film cameras. Along with cameras and photography accessories, Nikon also produces precision equipment that is used in microscopes and binoculars. This brand has products for people with any photography requirement.
Canon has a product offering that is suitable for beginner photography enthusiasts, as well as for the well-established and famous photographers. Considering the range of products Canon offers, it stands strong in the market share of the photography industry. Its EOS series centers on DSLR ones for beginners and professionals. The PowerShot range are intended for home or vacation photography use. Canon also manufactures binoculars, projectors, scanners, fax equipment, printers, and other electronics appliances.
Sony is looked upon as a brand that has the best digital cameras, with latest functions and sleek styling. It is one of the first companies to use the touchscreen technology in cameras. Their quality is backed up by reliable Carl Zeiss camera lenses. The Sony Alpha is a range of DSLRs, whereas a wide range of compact ones are offered in the Cyber-shot series. However, DSLRs manufactured by Sony are not considered a better option to those from Nikon and Canon. On the plus side, Sony digital camcorders are no doubt the best.
This is also one of the best present in the market and that can be considered. Its point and shoot models cater to a wide range of public with different digital photography tastes. A fact is that Olympus is the inventor of the 'Four-Thirds System' which is used almost in all DSLRs. Those in the FE Series are very inexpensive and have good picture quality with all necessary features. Professional photographers should consider buying from the E-system series which mostly are high-end DSLR cameras. On the other hand, the 'Tough' series includes those with features such as shock and waterproof, suitable for unfavorable conditions.
There are many others such as Panasonic with its Lumix models, Casio with Exilim models, Kodak, Pentax, Samsung, etc. However, it is really difficult to clearly explain which brand may suit one well, as the features, functions, and price may differ from brand to brand.