Recommended Cameras

Wel­come to Expo­sure Ther­a­py’s Rec­om­mend­ed Cam­eras list! Whether you’re a begin­ner look­ing for your first cam­era or an expe­ri­enced pho­tog­ra­ph­er seek­ing an upgrade, we’ve got you cov­ered. Feel free to explore my rec­om­men­da­tions based on your pho­tog­ra­phy needs and bud­gets. Just so you know, this page con­tains affil­i­ate links, and I may earn a com­mis­sion if you pur­chase through these links at no extra cost to you.

Explore My Camera Recommendations:

Travel Photography Cameras

Find the per­fect cam­era for cap­tur­ing your adven­tures on the go, whether you’re back­pack­ing through Europe or explor­ing your local city.

Everyday Photography Cameras

Dis­cov­er ver­sa­tile cam­eras suit­able for every­day use, cap­tur­ing moments from fam­i­ly gath­er­ings to spon­ta­neous street shots.

Wedding Photography Cameras

Explore cam­eras ide­al for cap­tur­ing those once-in-a-life­time wed­ding moments, with a focus on image qual­i­ty and reli­a­bil­i­ty.

Architecture Photography Cameras

Find the best cam­eras for cap­tur­ing stun­ning archi­tec­tur­al details and wide cityscapes, per­fect for both ama­teurs and pro­fes­sion­als.

Safari and Wildlife Photography Cameras

Check out our top picks for wildlife and safari pho­tog­ra­phy, designed to help you cap­ture nature’s beau­ty up close.

Camera Buying Guide:

Choos­ing the right cam­era can be daunt­ing. Here are a few key fac­tors to con­sid­er.

Sensor Size

Larg­er sen­sors gen­er­al­ly offer bet­ter image qual­i­ty, espe­cial­ly in low light. Smart­phone mak­ers rely heav­i­ly on “com­pu­ta­tion­al pho­tog­ra­phy” to over­come the poor image qual­i­ty their rel­a­tive­ly tiny image sen­sors pro­duce. Just how small are they? Com­pared to the aver­age image sen­sor size in high-end smart­phones (about 1/1.33″):

  • Micro Four Thirds sen­sors are approx­i­mate­ly 3.25 times larg­er.
  • APS‑C sen­sors are approx­i­mate­ly 5.33 times larg­er.
  • Full-frame sen­sors are approx­i­mate­ly 12.50 times larg­er.
Lens Compatibility

Con­sid­er the types of lens­es avail­able for the cam­era sys­tem.

Ease of Use

Look for cam­eras with intu­itive con­trols and user-friend­ly inter­faces, espe­cial­ly if you’re a begin­ner. Begin­ners often make the mis­take of choos­ing cam­eras that look sim­ple to use, fea­tur­ing few­er but­tons and phys­i­cal con­trols. This is a mis­take! As my stu­dents quick­ly dis­cov­er, when sim­ple cam­eras bury stan­dard fea­tures into the menu, they spend more time search­ing for a func­tion than tak­ing pic­tures. At a min­i­mum, I rec­om­mend buy­ing a cam­era with at least two com­mand or con­trol dials–one near the shut­ter but­ton and one near your thumb.


“Buy nice or buy twice.” Deter­mine a real­is­tic bud­get and get the best val­ue with­in that range. Sav­ing up to get the right cam­era for your goals from the very start means you won’t out­grow and become frus­trat­ed by the func­tion­al­ly restrict­ed bud­get mod­els. Some­times it’s bet­ter to buy a nicer old cam­era than a crap­py new one.

For more detailed advice, check out our indi­vid­ual cat­e­go­ry pages where we dive deep­er into rec­om­men­da­tions based on spe­cif­ic needs and bud­gets.