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The Best Real Estate Cameras Between $500 – $5000 in 2021

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

In 2020 it’s 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 that indeed begins to add up!

That is, until one day, I decided to invest in the gear needed to be able 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 in, 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 going down the path of taking your listing photos, or maybe you 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 2020 at all different price points!

Best Camera For Real Estate Agents – $500, $1000, $2500, $5000

Under $500 Smartphone Photo Setup


Under $500 Smartphone Photo/Video Setup


Under $500 DSLR Setup (Almost)

Under $1000 Smartphone Photo/Video Setup


Under $1000 DSLR Photo/Video Setup (Almost)

Under $2500 DSLR Photo/Video Setup

Under $5000 DSLR Photo/Video Setup


When you start going down the path of content creation and purchasing camera gear, you’ll start to realize there is no shortage of accessories available.  It can almost get out of hand…

I try to be as minimalistic as possible when it comes to gear and only keep the essentials around.  If you are looking for the best camera for real estate agents you’ll also want to set aside a little extra money to pick up these accessories.




Applications and Software

Photo Shooting

Adobe Lightroom – $9.99 / month (iOS/Android/PC/Mac)

Video Shooting

Filmic Pro – $14.99 (iOS/Android)

Photo Editing

Adobe Lightroom – $9.99 / month (iOS/Android/PC/Mac)

VSCO – Free (iOS/Android)

Video Editing

iMovie (iOS/Mac Only) – Free

Davinci Resolve 16 (PC/Mac) – Free

PowerDirector (Android) ~ $7.50 / month

InShot (iOS) ~ Free

Final Cut Pro X (Mac) ~ $300 one-time

Adobe Premiere Pro (PC/Mac) ~ $20.99 / month OR $52.99 with Lightroom & Photoshop

Tell me what you’re using

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 hours about it.   

Kyle Handy

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