These are by no means the only good cameras for product photography - there are lots of great cameras on the market and it's hard to go wrong if you spend at least £150 to £200 for a new name-brand camera with the above features. But you needn't spend £300 or more unless you really want to. If you do want a higher spec camera, then try a Canon DSLR. This will be of particular value if you also want to produce images for printed material (such as catalogues) where a higher MegaPixel camera will be helpful.
Once you decide which camera you want, be prepared to spend time shopping around as prices for new cameras can vary by as much as 40% from different suppliers. Try using a price comparison website to find the best deal.
Once you have your camera, spend some time becoming familiar with it and the settings it offers. It's worth reading up in the camera manual about the features mentioned above. Don't be afraid to experiment. The great advantage of digital cameras is that you can delete the images that are less successful and it doesn't cost anything to take some more! You'll be surprised just how quickly you'll find out what works and what doesn't. If you decide on an SLR or a DSLR, be prepared to spend a little more time learning how to use it.
We are happy to advise about camera suitability if required. Please be aware, however, that we can only advise based on the features and functions that the manufacturer lists in their product specification. We do not have first-hand experience of every camera that has been or is currently on the market. We have recently come across one or two camera models that don't do quite what the manual says they do so we cannot make absolute guarantees as to suitability. If you are unsure, it is safest to choose one of the specific cameras mentioned here.
We do recommend that you use a Tripod for all product photography.
Then all you need is the right EZcube and Lighting Kit for your type of products.
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