What Camera or Drone Should I Buy?

The list below is updated more frequently than the video above.

Starter Cameras: 

 Basic Starter Camera ($280 used): Canon T3

 

Better Starter Camera ($500): Nikon D5300 

 

Better Travel Camera ($500): Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II

 

Landscape Cameras:

Good ($550): Sony a6000

 

Better ($1,400): Nikon D5500 & Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8

 

 Great ($2,000): Nikon D800E & Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC

 Best ($3,150): Pentax K-1 & Pentax 24-70 f/2.8

  

Sports Cameras:

Usable ($850): Canon Rebel T6i

  

Good ($1,850): Canon 7D Mark II

 

Better ($3,000):  Canon 7D Mark II & Tamron 70-200 f/2.8

 

Little Better ($3,300): Nikon D500Tamron 70-200 f/2.8


 

  Best ($9,900): Nikon D5 & Sigma 120-300 f/2.8

 

Portrait Cameras:

Beginner ($950): Canon T6i & Canon 50mm f/1.8

 

Better ($3,000): Nikon D610Tamron 70-200 f/2.8

 

Best ($5,300): Nikon D810 & Nikon 70-200 f/2.8E

 

Wildlife Camera:

 Starter ($1,100): Canon 7D & Canon 400mm f/5.6

 

Better ($2,650): Canon 7D Mark II & Canon 400mm f/5.6

 

Great ($3,200): Nikon D500 & Nikon 200-500 f/5.6

  

Best ($14,100): Nikon D500 & Nikon 600mm f/4


 

Video Camera:

Beginner ($500): Panasonic FZ300

 

Better ($500): Panasonic G7 & Panasonic 14-42mm

 

Even Better ($1,400): Panasonic GH4 & Panasonic 14-140 f/3.5-5.6

 

Best ($4,300): Panasonic GH5 & Metabones Speed Booster XL & Sigma 18-35 f/1.8 & Sigma 50-100 f/1.8

 

 

Video & Still Camera

Great ($3,000): Fuji X-T2 & Fuji 16-55mm f/2.8 

 

Better ($5,100): Sony a7R II & Sony 24-70 f/2.8GM

Pro ($5,200): Sony a99 II Sony 24-70 f/2.8 

Drone Camera

Beginner ($400): DJI Phantom 3

 

Travel ($1,000): DJI Mavic Pro

 

Better Image Quality ($1,500): DJI Phantom 4 Pro

Best ($3,000 + Camera + Lens): DJI Inspire 2

One Response to What Camera or Drone Should I Buy?

  1. L.Brazzale October 14, 2017 at 9:37 pm #

    Really love your work, videos, products, and enthusiasm. Thank you for all you do. Just wondering if it’s time to update this list to include the D850. I’ve been shooting weddings w/ a D3300, and one very fine day i might just be able to afford a D850.

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