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If you are just getting started as a photographer, this post is for you! We’ve put together a list of our favorite and most loved cameras and lenses for new photographers. 

Things to consider when buying your first camera and lenses

When you are buying your first camera, a new lens, or you are upgrading your gear, you’ll want to consider things like price, image quality, what kind of photography you are going to be using it for (mostly), what is the most recent model of the camera you like that is in your budget, how a particular camera and its capabilities will serve you now, and down the road. You may also be deciding between a DSLR and a mirrorless camera, so we have put both on our list!

Best Cameras for New Photographers

From cost and design, to image quality and features, there is a lot to consider when you are buying your first camera or bigger upgrade. Once you’ve done some research on how to choose your first camera, you’re ready to shop! Here are some of the best cameras for new photographers. To view and shop our full list of picks, you can visit our Amazon store front right here.

  • Panasonic LUMIX G95 20.3MP Mirrorless Camera with 12-60mm f/3.5-5.6 MFT Lens (Renewed)
  • Sony Alpha a7 IIK E-mount interchangeable lens mirrorless camera with full frame sensor with 28-70mm Lens
  • Nikon Z50 Body Mirrorless Camera
  • Fujifilm X-T200 Mirrorless Digital Camera
  • Nikon D3300
  • Sony A58


Best Lenses for New Photographers

When you are choosing a lens in the beginning, remember to consider if it is compatible with your camera, if it suits your focal length needs, the cost for your budget, and if it has a decent amount of flexibility, as when you are just starting you may not have a wide variety of lenses. Shop the full list of our favorite lenses for new photographers here!

  • Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm
  • Canon EF 24-105mm
  • Sony - FE 24-105mm
  • Sigma 50-100mm
  • Canon EF 75-300mm
  • Nikon 55-200mm

Want to shop our full list of best cameras and lenses for new photographers all in one  place? Head to our storefront!

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Wrapping Up

Cameras and lenses are not cheap- but they are one of the most impactful investments that you will make for your art and in your business. Having the right tools for your craft makes all the difference. While you are browsing these cameras and lenses remember to consider what camera will get you the most bang for your buck down the road, but also fits into your current budget. 

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