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The 10 Best Real Estate Cameras For Photos (& Video) In 2023

1.15.23 – I just updated this post and my rankings for the cameras on it.

Today I will cover my recommendations on the best camera for real estate agents to accommodate any budget. 

In 2022 it was no surprise that content, specifically video content, is not just recommended but required to compete for clients’ attention.

If you’ve ever priced out the cost of having a video done for you or what you spend in listing photography, the thought has to have crossed your mind about picking up your camera.

I used to pay around $200 for photos of each of my listings and up to $700 for a video. Doing 30 listings per year or more indeed begins to add up!

That is, until one day, I decided to invest in the gear needed to create my own. I’ll admit, in the beginning, I was skeptical and thought I might be making a mistake. I thought the extra time I’d spend shooting and editing the photos wouldn’t be worth the effort. I also thought my clients would cringe that I would even consider taking their listing pictures.

However, a year later and around 25 listings, I’m still shooting my photos and videos, and my clients couldn’t be happier! Check out my real estate listing marketing plan.

If you’re thinking about taking your listing photos or want to create additional real estate content and videos with your equipment, then look no further! I’ve got you covered with the best camera for real estate agents in 2023 at all price points!

Best Overall DSLR Camera

Sony Alpha 7C Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera

If you’re wondering how to shoot real estate videos, you’re probably wondering what camera you should get. The Sony Alpha 7C is the fourth digital camera I’ve owned, and it perfectly balances features and portability. It’s a full-frame, mirrorless camera, 4K quality video, and 120fps footage.

Before this camera came out, I used a Sony A7III, which lacks a screen you can flip around for vlogging. The Sony A7C adds this feature, and it’s a bit smaller and cheaper than the A7III. If you’re looking for a mid-range camera, the Sony Alpha 7C is a great option.

Best Upper Mid-Range DSLR Camera

Nikon Z6 Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Body

The Nikon Z6 is a full-frame mirrorless camera with a 24. 5MP backside illuminated image sensor. The 273-point on-sensor Phase detect AF system delivers fast, accurate focus for still and video shooting. Capture action in high resolution up to 12 fps; 4K Ultra-HD video; 6K time-lapse movies; 1080P/120 fps slow-motion movies. Compatible with NIKKOR Z lenses, over 360 F mount NIKKOR lenses (including those from your D5, D850 or D500) can be used with the Nikon Z6.

Best Lower Mid-Range DSLR Camera

Canon EOS Rebel T8i EF-S 18-55mm is STM Lens Kit, Black

The Canon EOS Rebel T8i is a great DSLR camera for real estate agents because of its versatile feature set, impressive image quality, and user-friendly design. The camera offers a 24.1-megapixel resolution, perfect for capturing detailed photos of properties. It also has an advanced autofocus system that makes it easy to get sharp images quickly.

Additionally, the Rebel T8i has a native ISO range of 100-25600, allowing you to take photos even in low-light conditions. Furthermore, the camera’s various-angle LCD monitor allows you to easily take shots from different angles, making it great for shooting interior spaces. Finally, the Rebel T8i has a built-in Wi-Fi/NFC connection, so you can easily share images wirelessly or back them up on the cloud.

Best Budget DSLR Camera

Panasonic LUMIX G85 4K Digital Camera

Panasonic's LUMIX G85 4K Digital Camera is perfect for capturing beautiful photos and videos with stunning detail. With its fine detail performance, mirrorless interchangeable lens camera design, class-leading dual image stabilization, live viewfinder and flip LCD display, and 4k video capture, the LUMIX G85 is sure to provide you with the quality results you're looking for. So don't miss out on this amazing camera - order yours today!

Best Cheap DSLR Camera

Canon EOS Rebel T7 DSLR Camera Bundle

This Canon EOS Rebel T7 DSLR Camera Bundle comes complete with all manufacturer supplied accessories and includes a 1 Year Seller Warranty. The camera has a 24.1MP APS-C CMOS Sensor and DIGIC 4+ Image Processor for capturing sharp details, accurate colors and low-noise imaging in both bright and low-light shooting situations. It offers continuous shooting up to 3 fps and full HD 1080/30p video recording capabilities. The included Canon 18-55mm II Lens is a standard zoom compatible with Canon APS-C format cameras.

Honorable Mentions

  1. Sony Alpha ZV-E10 Mirrorless VLOG Camera Kit

    An excellent, cheaper option camera. In fact, I've shot many of my YouTube videos on this as I've had my A7C in for repairs or waiting on a lens, etc... Honestly, most won't be able to tell the difference and it's less than half the price including my recommended lens, the Sigma 16mm 1.4. It comes in black also but it's OOS often right now.

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  2. Canon EOS R Mirrorless Full Frame Camera

    The Canon EOS R Mirrorless Camera is a high-end digital camera that offers users incredible features and performance. With a 30.3 megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and DIGIC 8 image processor, this camera is capable of capturing stunning photos and videos. The Dual Pixel CMOS AF with 5,655 manually selectable AF points ensures quick and accurate autofocus, while the 4K 30P video recording with Canon log and 10 bit 4:2:2 HDMI output allows you to capture footage in stunning detail.

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  3. Sony Alpha 7 IV Full-frame Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera

    The brand new α7 Mark IV is a powerful full-frame mirrorless camera that features cutting-edge image processing technology, making it ideal for professional photographers and videographers alike. The newly developed, 35mm Exmor R CMOS sensor with DRAM chip delivers outstanding image quality and high sensitivity up to ISO 102,400. The BIONZ XR processor also allows for fast data readout from the sensor so you can enjoy smooth continuous shooting at up to 10 fps in AFS mode.

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  4. Panasonic LUMIX S5 Full Frame Mirrorless Camera

    Introducing the Panasonic Lumix S5 full-frame mirrorless camera. This powerful camera is perfect for capturing creative content in high quality. With its 4K 60p video, 10-bit video, and FHD 180fps Slow Motion option, you can create stunning videos and photos that are sure to impress. The Lumix S5 also features a 96MP High-Resolution mode, Dual Native ISO to minimize the noise in high sensitivity, and V-Log/V-Gamut with a 14-plus stop dynamic range. Plus, its improved autofocus includes detection of the head

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  5. Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Full Frame Digital SLR Camera Body

    The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR Camera is a full-frame, high-resolution multimedia powerhouse. Featuring a new 30.4 Megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and Canon's DIGIC 6 Image Processor with an ISO range of 100–32000 (expandable to 102400), the EOS 5D Mark IV can capture massive amounts of fine detail with impressive clarity and tonal range.

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What do you think about my recommendation for the best camera for real estate agents at each price level? 

Are you already using one of these cameras, or are you using something different? To see what camera equipment I use personally, check out this post going over everything I use in my real estate agent home office

Leave a comment below and let me know.  Also, feel free to post any questions on camera gear or tech for agents, as I love this stuff and could talk for hours about it.   

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