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The Top 10 Fashion Photography Cameras

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How to Choose the Best Fashion Photography Camera

Have difficulty decided on the best camera to purchase as a fashion photographer? Don’t be concerned! This article will give you useful information and practical advice on selecting the best camera for your fashion photography business. When compiling our list of the top 10 best cameras for fashion photography, we will consider the following factors:

  • Price
  • Size
  • Lens Compatibility
  • Resolution
  • Speed
  • Sensor Size

This may appear to be a lot to work with, but given the infinite number of cameras available in our technologically advanced world, you’ll thank us later for filtering out the bad ones. So grab a cup of tea and continue reading to learn about the 10 best fashion photography cameras!

Fujifilm X-T30

Don’t be deceived by Fujifilm’s small size. The X-T30 is a beast that has yet to be unleashed. This latest full-frame camera from Fujifilm is the ideal combination of price, design, and functionality. It has excellent external controls, lightning-quick autofocus, and even 4K video recording. The X-T30 is an appealing option for those looking for a fast camera for fashion photography but don’t want to compromise with a heavier, bulkier camera. What about the cost? Given its powerful capabilities, size, and aesthetics, it is very reasonable. It’s a lot of cameras for such a small package!

Because of its quick autofocus system, the X-T30 is an excellent choice for fashion photographers. Unlike the X-T3, the X-T30 lets you choose which subject to focus on, with the ability to lock onto faces that are further away from the main subject. This camera can capture stunning images at a rate of 30 frames per second, with continuous autofocus enabled at all times.


Price: US$799
Size: 118.4mm (W) x 82.8mm (H) x 46.8mm (D) / 4.66in. (W) x 3.26in. (H) x 1.84in. (D)
Weight: Approx. 383g / 13.5 oz. (including battery and memory card)
Approx. 333g / 11.8 oz.
Lens Capability: FUJIFILM X mount
Resolution: 26.1 million pixels
Shutter Speed: Mechanical Shutter
P mode: 4sec. to 1/4000sec.
A mode: 30sec. to 1/4000sec.
S/M mode: 15min. to 1/4000sec.
Bulb mode: up to 60min.

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Nikon D850

– Insane Resolution and Speed

The Nikon D850 was highly anticipated when it was first released in 2017 due to its incredibly high resolution and impressive continuous shooting capabilities at 7 fps. Because it combines high resolution and high-speed shooting, this is an excellent camera for fashion photographers. Fashion shoots can be hectic, so you’ll need a camera that’s tough, fast, and simple to use. With the Nikon D850’s new and impressive features, you can always rely on producing high-quality fashion shoots. Even after a few years, the D850 is still frequently compared to the Sony A7R III and Nikon Z7.

In the DSLR Full-frame market, the Nikon D850 still doesn’t have many competitors, and Canon hasn’t shown any signs of releasing a better and newer model than the D850. The most significant challenge it faces is probably competition from mirrorless cameras, which are becoming increasingly popular. Loyal DSLR fans, on the other hand, will be impressed by the D850’s 45.7 MP full-frame CMOS sensor and exceptional autofocus system (152 focus points with 55 of them user-selectable).


Price: US$2,796
Size: 5.7 x 4.9 x 3.1″ (146.0 x 124.0 x 78.5mm)
Weight: 32.3 oz (915g)
Lens Capability: AF NIKKOR lenses, including type G, E, and D lenses
Resolution: 45.7 million pixels
Shutter Speed: 30 sec. to 1/8000 in steps of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV, Bulb, Time, X250
Sensor Size: 35.9 x 23.9mm

 Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

– The Top Performer

There’s no denying that the Canon EOS 5D series has been one of the most well-known DSLRs on the market for several years. The hype surrounding this full-frame, 30.4 MP CMOS sensor with Dual Pixel AF is justified. Canon polled users to find out what they wanted most from the 5D IV, and their feedback was heeded. Dynamic range, resolution, AF precision, and AF speed are the four most requested areas for improvement. Canon appeared to have addressed all of these critical points in the latest 5D IV series.

Canon has expanded the autofocus coverage area on the 5D IV, which is a big deal if you’re going to be shooting models all day. Quick AF is one of the most desired features for fashion photographers, and the 5D IV can deliver. The improved AF feature improves subject identification and face tracking with a 61-point AF system and Dual Pixel AF. Canon’s 5D Mark IV is also the company’s first full-frame camera with a continuous focus in Live View mode.

The build and overall handling are identical to its predecessors, with the exception that the screen is now touch-sensitive and has built-in WiFi. The Canon EOS 5D IV is a very versatile and powerful camera for fashion photographers in almost every way. When shooting fast-paced fashion shows, fashion editorials, and models, it is a remarkable upgrade that is well worth the investment.


Price: US$2,499
Size: 150.7 x 116.4 x 75.9mm
Weight: ~800 g
Lens Capability: Canon EF lenses
Resolution: 30.4 million pixels
Shutter Speed: 30-1/8000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments)
Sensor Size: 36.0mm x 24.0mm

 Sony Alpha a7R III

– The Mirrorless Master

If you could fit 42 megapixels, 10 frames per second continuous shooting, 4K recording, and a hybrid AF system into a stylish, compact full-frame mirrorless camera, the Sony A7R III would be the winner. This camera has almost everything a fashion photographer could want: speed, phenomenal quality, a lightweight design, image stabilization, and spectacular autofocus.

The a7R III is much faster than its predecessor, capable of shooting at 10 frames per second (compared to 5) and 8 frames per second in live view. The new version also has a larger buffer, which allows the user to shoot 28 uncompressed RAW files in a single burst. This is extremely useful during a fashion shoot because you’ll want high-quality photos of your models in a short amount of time. The new, fully-electronic shutter also has a low vibration, allowing you to shoot models discreetly without disturbing them with loud, distracting shutter sounds.

The a7R III’s autofocus system is excellent. With autofocus modes such as Flexible Spot, Wide Mode, Expand Flexible Spot, and an impressive Eye AF mode to choose from, you can be confident that your subject will be in focus every time.


Price: US$2,798
Size: 5.0 x 3.8 x 2.9 in. (127 x 96 x 74 mm)
Weight: 23.2 oz (657 g) includes batteries
Lens Capability: Sony E-mount lenses
Resolution: 42.40 million pixels
Shutter Speed: 1/8000 – 30 sec
Sensor Size: 35.9×24.0mm, Exmor R CMOS sensor

Nikon Z6

– Nikon’s Best Full-Frame, Mirrorless Camera

Looking to upgrade to a full-frame camera but don’t want to spend more than a few thousand dollars? The Nikon Z6 is a formidable rival to the Sony Alpha series. Some of the Z6’s appealing features include a high-resolution EVF, 4K Video, a burst speed of 12 frames per second, and a hybrid auto-focus system. This all-around camera has a high build quality, advanced features, and a size that is ideal for busy fashion photographers.

The Z6 features a 24.5MP full-frame CMOS sensor, which, while not the most impressive, still produces impressive photos with a wider native ISO range of ISO100 to 51,200. If you’re considering upgrading to full-frame, keep in mind that Nikon recently released the Z lens mount, which is designed specifically for full-frame cameras. The mount opening on the Z lens is 11mm wider than that of the older F mount lenses, with the intention of making the most of the full-frame sensors and allowing maximum light to enter.

If you’re already a Nikon user, we highly recommend the Z6 if you want to upgrade to full-frame. You can easily use your existing Nikon lens set and keep your Nikon-branded arsenal without having to sell everything. For the rest of us, the Nikon Z6 remains a powerful and appealing option for both professionals and enthusiasts.


Price: US$1,696
Size: 134 x 101 x 68 mm (5.28 x 3.98 x 2.68″)
Weight: 675 g (1.49 lb / 23.81 oz) includes batteries
Lens Capability: Nikon Z
Resolution: 25 million pixels
Shutter Speed: 1/8000 sec
Sensor Size: Full frame 35.9 x 23.9 mm

Pentax K-70

– The Budget Camera

The Pentax K-70 is a competitive midrange DSLR with a low price tag. This camera has a lot of great features for beginners in fashion photography, including 24 megapixels, an 11-point Hybrid AF system, built-in wifi, and a Pixel Shift Resolution system. With the right lens and its ‘Pixel Shift’ technology, you can achieve professional-looking shots that reduce noise and improve picture resolution.

The build quality of the K-70 is also excellent, with a weather-sealed body and a large optical viewfinder (3′′ LCD screen with night vision control). Most importantly, the Pentax K-70 produces the sharp, high-quality images that are desired in fashion photography. You’re getting the best value for your money at a much lower price than the cameras we’ve listed.


Price: US$796
Size: 2.9 x 4.9 x 3.7 in (126 x 93 x 74 mm)
Weight: 688g
Lens Capability: Pentax K-mount
Resolution: 24.2 million pixels
Shutter Speed: 1/6000s High Shutter Speed
Sensor Size: 23.5 x 15.6 mm ) sized CMOS sensor

 Canon EOS 70D

– For the Fashion Photography Enthusiast

We recommend the Canon EOS 70D for fashion photographers looking to upgrade from an entry-level to a mid-range camera. This is a well-rounded camera that produces high-quality images for your fashion shoots. Don’t be fooled by the Canon 70D’s 20.2-megapixel count. This camera also includes a Digic 5 image processor, which increases scene information and reduces the appearance of noise by up to 75%.

With a native ISO range of ISO100 – 12,800 and an expansion range of up to ISO25,600, you have plenty of lighting options when shooting indoor or outdoor fashion portraits. Another outstanding feature is its ‘Dual Pixel CMOS AF,’ which allows for phase detection autofocus in both live view and recording mode. This is useful when shooting your models in Live View mode, with the subject always in focus while moving.


Price: US$854
Size: 5.5 x 4.1 x 3.1 in. (139 x 104 x 79 mm)
Weight: 43.5 oz (1,233 g) w/ kit lens
Lens Capability: Canon EF/EF-S
Resolution: 20.2 million pixels
Shutter Speed: 1/8000 – 30 sec
Sensor Size: 22.50mm x 15.00mm

 Sony A9

– Built for Action

When it comes to speed, silent shooting, and flawless autofocus, the Sony a9 is unrivaled. This is Sony’s first full-frame camera aimed at professional action photographers. If you’re a professional and well-established fashion photographer looking for an exceptional full-frame camera, the Sony a9 is a beast that won’t let you down.

The a9 can shoot at an impressive 20 frames per second with no blackouts. With the a9’s continuous shooting buffer of up to 241 compressed RAW files, fashion photographers will never miss a moment with their models. Furthermore, the stacked CMOS image sensor allows the camera to capture as much light as possible, resulting in improved low-light performance and even sharper images.

The Sony a9 has an incredible 693 phase-detection autofocus system that provides 93 percent focus coverage. When compared to the a7R II, overall AF calculations and Eye AF have greatly improved. Other notable features of the a9 include improved battery life, a high-resolution electronic viewfinder with a refresh rate of 120fps, dual SD card slots, improved responsiveness, and increased direct controls.


Price: US$3,498
Size: 127 x 96 x 63 mm (5 x 3.78 x 2.48″)
Weight: 673 g (1.48 lb / 23.74 oz)
Lens Capability: Sony E
Resolution: 24 million pixels
Shutter Speed: 1/32000 sec (electronic)
Sensor Size: Full frame (35.6 x 23.8 mm)

Nikon D610

– An Oldie but a Goodie

What makes the Nikon D610 unique? Six years after its initial release in 2013, this camera still has a slew of desirable features that are still relevant in 2019. Some of these features include a 24.3-megapixel full-frame sensor with tact sharpness, ISO 100 – 6400 (expandable to ISO 25,600), quiet continuous mode shooting, and a refined auto white balance system.

With a spacious viewfinder and customizable buttons, this weather-sealed, magnesium alloy body ensures a smooth, successful fashion shoot every time. The D610 has a high dynamic range, 39 AF points, 2 SD card slots, and is more than capable of handling high-level fashion editorials thanks to its 6 fps continuous drive. Because of its wide ISO range, it is ideal for fashion shoots with a variety of lighting conditions. Even at high ISO, the D610 produces high-quality images, and the coloration is consistent thanks to the refined auto-white balance, which is ideal when photographing models with different skin tones.


Price: US$1000
Size: 141 x 113 x 82 mm (5.55 x 4.45 x 3.23″)
Weight: 850 g (1.87 lb / 29.98 oz)
Lens Capability: Nikon F
Resolution: 24.3 million pixels

  • >Shutter Speed: 1/4000 sec
  • Sensor Size: Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm)

Canon EOS R

– Canon’s First Full-Frame, Mirrorless Camera

The Canon EOS R is the world’s first full-frame mirrorless camera, but does it live up to expectations? Let’s take a look at some of the new features and advancements it has:

  • New RF mount
  • New 12 pin connection allowing for quicker data transfer time
  • New function buttons and controls
  • Dual Pixel AF during 4K recording

The EOS R, with 30 megapixels and Dual Pixel autofocus, can capture every fine detail on your model’s face. With this camera, focusing and getting the right exposure is a breeze. How? The EOS R can cover 88 percent of horizontal focus and 100 percent of vertical focus. That’s a significant improvement over many DSLRs. The EVF and exposure control are two other significant advancements. The exposure you see in the EVF is what you get with the EOS R, and it is very accurate. If you’re a Canon user looking to make the switch to mirrorless, this is the camera for you. The Canon EOS R is capable of producing stunning fashion portraits by combining ease of use, a ridiculously good autofocusing system, lens options, and portability.


Price: US$1799
Size: 135.8 x 98.3 x 84.4mm
Weight: Approx. 580 g
Lens Capability: Canon RF and EF-S lenses
Resolution: 30.3 million pixels
Shutter Speed: 30-1/8000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments)
Sensor Size: Full frame (36 x 24 mm CMOS)

Note: If you want to make some adjustments to the photo just let me know. I can do it for you at a very low cost. You can hire me to edit your photo.

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