What Is the Best Camera for Instagram?

Serious Instagrammers need a serious camera. After all, Instagram is where you go to share your stories, showcase your photography skills, and promote your brand. 

With Instagram going nowhere any time soon, is it time you upped your Insta-game? Read on to find out what the best cameras for Instagram are in 2021. 

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The best cameras for Instagrammers

The Sony a6600 mirrorless camera

One of the most popular and most affordable mirrorless cameras for Instagram is the Sony a6600, with a compact frame and powerful 24.3MP sensor. 

Its speedy Hybrid Autofocus system is particularly impressive. Combined with the in-built image stabilisation, this camera is capable of capturing sharp shots without blur better than most cameras. You can also easily track moving subjects thanks to its exceptional 0.02-second acquisition speed. 

4K video is available for Instagram Reels and Stories while an impressive battery life (810 shots per charge) is ideal for on-the-go content creation. 

Other features, including a 180-degree flip screen for selfies and Wi-Fi capabilities for easy uploading straight to your phone, make it ideal for Instagram photography. 

Shop the Sony a6600 mirrorless camera online today.

The Sony a7 Mark III full frame mirrorless camera

For those looking to become more serious Instagram photographers, the Sony a7 III is one of the top cameras for professional Instagram influencers.

sony a7 mark iii mirrorless camera

These cameras have huge full-frame sensors in a compact build, meaning you’ll get better shots in low light and a better dynamic range for editing without carting around a more hefty DSLR. 

This camera is also a breeze to use, with fast autofocus, continuous shooting at 10 frames per second, and great face and eye detection. 

A weather-sealed, compact body is handy for most travel Instagrammers while the ability to quickly transfer JPEG and RAW files to your phone makes it easy to directly post to Instagram. 

Take a look at the Sony a7 Mark III full frame camera online today.

The Canon 5D Mark IV DSLR

The Canon 5D Mark IV is one of the most popular DSLR cameras for Insta. It has weather sealing, an excellent dynamic range, and Wi-Fi capabilities. The large 30.4MP sensor also captures exceptional photos.

canon eos 5d mark iv

With video becoming increasingly popular through Stories, Reels, and IGTV, the Canon 5D Mark IV is a great pick. Its superb video quality and timelapse feature enable serious Instagrammers to get extra creative with their videos. 

Check out the Canon 5D Mark IV DSLR camera online today. 

The GoPro HERO9 action camera

Few professional Instagrammers get by without a GoPro. Its petite size, exceptional image quality, and sturdy build help you capture the best of your most rugged adventures. 

A new feature of the HERO9 that we love is the front-facing colour display, which helps frame the shot for selfies or vlogging. 

There are also 5K video recording capabilities and 20MP stills, combined with an improved microphone. The HyperSmooth 3.0 video stabilisation is another huge drawcard, making your footage appear ultra-smooth even without a gimbal. 

Finally, the HERO9 can capture images in RAW files, which makes it easier than ever to edit your shots for a seamless, cohesive grid. And to top it off, you can transfer your creations immediately to your phone thanks to the built-in Wi-Fi.

Take a look at the GoPro HERO9 action camera online today. 

Panasonic Lumix LX100 Mark II compact camera

After something a little simpler? The Panasonic Lumix LX100 Mark II compact camera is a zippy little thing that packs a punch. 

There’s plenty to love about this Lumix compact camera, from its huge 17MP sensor to its Leica lens ideal for travel (24-75mm equivalent). We love the wide aperture with an impressive maximum f/1.7.

Don’t be fooled into dismissing the LX100 II as “just a compact camera”. A built-in aperture ring and shutter speed dial give you great control over your shots. 

Finally, the ability to recharge via USB is an appealing feature for any on-the-go Instagrammer. 

Take a look at the Panasonic Lumix LX100 Mark II online today. 

The Sony RX100 Mark VII compact camera

Another viable compact camera is the Sony RX100 Mark VII, which has many features to rival DSLRs. 

The rear view screen of the Sony RX100 Mark 7

The f/2.8-4.5 lens (24-200mm equivalent) creates high-resolution images that will serve you well from wide-angle shots to safari close-ups. In fact, the RX100 VII is great for any action photography, whether that’s wildlife or sports. 

Along with an exceptional zoom, there’s an incredible blackout-free continuous shooting mode of 20 fps, as well as optical image stabilisation. And the camera can lock onto and track a subject in just 0.02 seconds. This is one fast point-and-shoot camera. 

With a rotating touchscreen, NFC, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi connectivity for easy uploads, it’s almost as if this camera were made for Instagrammers. 

Finally, its pocketable size is hard to resist. This camera is almost just slim enough to fit into a shirt-front pocket with ease. 

Check out the Sony RX100 Mark VII on the Camera House shop today. 

Pick up one of these top cameras for Instagram at Camera House

Found a camera you want? Shop our range of cameras online! Need a little more advice? Pop into your nearest Camera House store to trial the various cameras we’ve listed—or get an expert opinion on the best camera to suit your needs. 

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