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What’s the Best Camera For Real Estate Photography?

Real estate photography, as well as architectural and interiors photography, requires a camera that can bring the best features of a room to life. 

When you’re looking for the best camera for real estate photography, you need to think about what will help you produce bright, sharp shots that can accurately capture the entire space. 

What to look for in a real estate photography camera?

Such camera features you might look for in a great real estate photography camera include:

  • A huge sensor – The larger the sensor, the more light you will be able to capture. Cameras with full frame sensors are best.
  • Interchangeable lenses – A mirrorless or DSLR camera will allow you to change the lens according to your needs. In architectural photography, having a dedicated wide-angle lens will transform your shots. A camera with interchangeable lenses ensure you have just the right lens for your needs.
  • A large megapixel count – If you’re planning to print out large images or make tight crops, you’ll need a sensor with a high resolution. A 42MP sensor, for example, would enable you to produce huge images of almost 8000 by 5300 pixels – perfect for real estate advertisements. 
  • High ISO – In real estate photography, you’ll often find yourself shooting interiors with little light. A high ISO enables you to capture stark details without artificial lighting

The best cameras for real estate photography in 2021

With those features in mind, we’ve listed our top 6 cameras for real estate photography for different skill levels, budgets, and needs. 

Our list of top cameras for real estate photography include:

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
  • Nikon D850
  • Sony Alpha a7R Mark III
  • Panasonic Lumix FZ300
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II

Read below to find out all the reasons why we love these cameras for real estate photography!

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

This Canon DSLR is a brilliant camera for real estate. Thanks to its powerful 30.4MP full-frame sensor, it can capture images rich in detail. It can also record 4K videos at 30p. 

With a native ISO range of up to 32,000, along with efficient autobracketing, this camera produces superior quality in low light conditions. 

The camera boasts 61 cross-type focal points that can be selected from the touchscreen but just to be sure, a Dual Pixel Raw images feature allows you to make minor adjustments to the focal point after you’ve taken the photo. 

This camera doesn’t just perform well. It’s also beautiful to use. An optical viewfinder enables 0.71x magnification while a high resolution 3.2” LCD helps you view the rich detail you’re capturing. 

Shop the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR camera today.

Nikon D850 

One of the best cameras for real estate photography on the market right now, the Nikon D850 has a superb 46MP full-frame sensor that captures an incredible amount of detail. Video can be recorded in 4K at 30p.

This professional-grade DSLR boasts innovative technology that ensures the edges of the sensor receive light better. That means no dark vignetting in the corners but beautiful, bright detail across each image. 

Along with this technology, the superior in-camera HDR bracketing (which captures two exposures in a single shot) ensures this camera will perform in homes with dark interiors. 

Other noteworthy features include the high-res LCD flip touchscreen, which you can use to select focus points and trigger the shutter, as well as a large optical viewfinder with 0.75% magnification. 

The professional real estate photographer needs plenty of storage to capture each property, which makes the dual memory card slots a great camera feature for real estate photography. One slot is suitable for a UHS-II SD card while the other serves faster XQD cards. 

Take a look at the Nikon D850 DSLR camera today. 

Sony Alpha a7R Mark III 

Step it up a notch with the professional Sony Alpha a7R Mark III mirrorless camera. The a7R III is a worthy consideration for serious real estate and architectural photographers.

A front view of the Sony a7R Mark 3 mirrorless camera against a white background

You have a mighty 42MP full-frame sensor with in-body 5-axis image stabilisation to help capture razor-sharp images during handheld photography. 

A large 3” tilting touchscreen makes it easy to frame a shot, while the high resolution and 100% frame coverage ensures you can view all the details in your shot. 

Most importantly, the a7R III has a native ISO range on par with the Canon 5D Mark IV, capable of shooting up to ISO 32,000 so you’ll get great, bright interior photos even when it’s dark indoors. 

View the Sony Alpha a7R Mark III mirrorless camera today. 

Panasonic Lumix FZ300

What we love most about this sophisticated point-and-shoot camera is its brilliant Leica zoom lens.

panasonic fz300 action camera

The zoom range (24x or 25-600mm equivalent) helps you focus on the finest details in the house while the f/2.8 aperture lets in large amounts of light to brighten low-light scenes. 

4K video makes it easy to capture superior footage of house tours, while the 5-axis optical image stabilisation prevents blur while filming. 

With a 12MP sensor and ISO range up to 800, this camera is also great value for money if you’re just starting out.

Learn more about the Panasonic Lumix FZ300 compact camera online today. 

Panasonic Lumix GH5

There’s plenty to love about the Panasonic Lumix GH5 compact system camera. To start, you have a powerful 20.3MP sensor that will serve your real estate photography beautifully.

The GH5 will produce immaculate real estate videos, thanks to its 4K video recording, accurate colour rendition, and subtle gradation.

The camera is a joy to use, with a large OLED viewfinder (with 3,680k dots) and a huge range of lightweight Micro Four Thirds lenses to choose from. 

A highly intuitive autofocus system will ensure every shot is perfectly focused while the 5-axis dual image stabilisation removes blur.

Take a look at the Panasonic Lumix GH5 mirrorless camera today. 

Canon EOS 6D Mark II

An entry-level DSLR, the Canon 6D Mark II has a lot going for it. It boasts a 26MP full-frame sensor and an impressive 45-point cross-type autofocus system. 

Equally exceptional is the native sensitivity range up to ISO 40,000, which will allow you to easily capture interiors with low light. 

This DSLR also has the ability to capture video at Full HD. Though it can’t shoot 4K, Full HD 1080p is more than enough for real estate videos. 

Shop the Canon EOS 6D Mark II DSLR camera today. 

Find the right real estate camera for you at Camera House

At Camera House, we have an extensive range of interchangeable lens cameras—both mirrorless and DSLR—with large sensors and high sensitivity to help you get the shot. 

Shop our range of cameras online for fast delivery across Australia or visit your nearest Camera House store to seek further advice from our expert photographers. 

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