Your Amazon photos can say a lot about your brand and product. Attractive and distinctive pictures can help draw customers in and give them an idea of what they can expect if they order your product. One way to take your Amazon product photos to the next level is investing in a professional camera for product photography.
Investing in a camera can help give your brand a professional look without breaking the bank. Here, we break down 5 great cameras for Amazon sellers and Amazon product photographers.
Sony Alpha a6000
The lightweight Alpha series cameras have been a long-time favorite for sellers. With a starting price at just over $400, the Alpha a6000 is a great camera for beginners or those with intermediate experience. Its 24-megapixel camera is highly adaptable and makes it a great all-purpose marketing camera. The 3-inch tilting LCD screen makes taking product photos at heights or angles a breeze.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60
The Lumix DMC-ZS60 comes with all the bells and whistles one would expect from a camera that is 4x the price. This camera is a favorite among filmmakers, as it also features 4k video capabilities, perfect for Amazon sellers looking to give their listings an edge with video content. The 30x optical zoom ensures that you can capture the finest details of your products in every image.
Although the Lumix DMC-ZS60 is a great budget camera at slightly above $200, it has received criticism for its functionality in low-light settings. However, this can often be fixed with a simple product photography lighting set. (2)
With no optical low-pass filter, the Nikon D3400 will ensure that you capture the smallest product details. With 24 megapixels, this entry-level DSLR camera is great for still product images and comes in just under $500, far lower than cameras of the same class.
However, unlike many of its competitors, the Nikon D3400 does not have an audio input, so you can’t record any audio with an external mic. Critics have also raised the issue of the Nikon D3400 being a “bare-bones” camera. If you’re looking to capture just product photos with a low-budget DSLR, the Nikon D3400 is a good beginners choice. (1)
Canon EOS REBEL T7i
Just like the Nikon above, the REBEL T7i features a 24-megapixel sensor. One perk of the REBEL T7i is a rotary screen that allows you to take product photos from almost any angle. Canon designed this camera for beginners, and its simple interface gives users the chance to take stunning Amazon photos without any professional experience.
At just under $700 on Amazon, the REBEL T7i also supports Bluetooth connectivity, allowing you to control the camera from your phone. For Amazon sellers looking for a mid-tier and adaptable camera for product photos, the REBEL T7i is a good fit. (2)
For those Amazon sellers looking to take the highest-quality product photos possible, the Nikon D610 is worth your time. Alongside Nikon’s legendary 24 megapixel sensor, the Nikon D610 also features great performance in low lighting, with ISO levels up to 3200. There is virtually no shutter lag with the Nikon D610, which also features two memory card slots, perfect for long videos or photoshoots.
Hovering at $1,000, the Nikon D610 is a great camera for an intermediate photographer looking to give their product photos an edge.
With so many options on the market, it can be difficult to decide on which camera to settle for. If you’re looking to optimize your Amazon listings with professional photos but aren’t sure where to turn, the team at Sunken Stone can help. Our performance-based team of Amazon experts can help give your products a professional presence while increasing and scaling sales. To learn more, schedule a demo with one of our Amazon experts here.