2018's Top Digital Cameras for Portraits

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2018's Top Digital Cameras for Portraits

Canon 6D (DSLR Camera)

The Canon 6D offers photographers high quality image resolution without a hefty price tag. The camera is equipped with a 20.2 megapixel full frame sensor, 11 point autofocus, and a 3 inch LCD Monitor. Plus, the ISO is able to expand up to 102400 which guarantees image clarity regardless of lighting conditions. Portrait photography will be a breeze with the Canon 6D's 11 point autofocusing as it allows unwavering accuracy. This DSLR camera also offers an awesome shallow depth of field that will produce a soft background behind your photo's subject. Needless to say, the Canon 6D is a portrait photographers dream.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV (DSLR Camera)

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV lives up to the brands reputation for delivering a full frame that produces high quality images with vivid color output. There truly is no situation where the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV will not live up to its performance promises. The camera itself excels at sports, nature, land, and portrait photography. Its 61 point autofocusing system means that the camera can capture a photo at a second's notice with unparalleled accuracy. Plus, the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV hosts an ISO range of 100 - 32,000 meaning it will produce high quality photos in even the lowest of lighting conditions. At 30.4 megapixels, with DCI video capture, and a beautiful 3.2 inch touchscreen display, it is hard not to love this premium DSLR camera. Not to mention, the durable body of the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV is sealed to weather any storm you may encounter on your photography adventures.

Pentax K-1 (DSLR Camera)

Pentax K-1 Camera

The Pentax K-1 is a rather noteworthy DSLR camera with its 36.2 megapixel full frame CMOS sensor, 5 axis image stabilization, and built in GPS + WIFI. Plus, you do not have to burn a hole in your wallet when purchasing the Pentax K-1. For a somewhat inexpensive camera, the Pentax K-1 features astonishing image quality due to its ISO range of 100-204,800 as well as its durable weather sealing. Its design is full functional and ergonomic for user comfort. The Pentax definitely holds its own when compared to Nikon, Canon, and Sony. Thus, if you have been searching for an affordable yet high quality DSLR camera - The Pentax K-1 will definitely be your number one choice.

Fuji X-T2 (Mirrorless Camera for Portrait Photography)

Fuji X-T2 Camera

The Fuji X-T2 is a wonderful mirrorless camera that offers a 24.3 megapixel APS C-Sensor, a 91 point hybrid autofocus, and an ISO range of 200-12,800 with an option to extend it to 100-51,200. Needless to say, the X-T2 will produce amazing portrait photography with quality, style, and class. You can count on high resolution images rich in colour with the excellent ISO range provided by the X-T2. You can also shoot any moving subject with ease due to the cameras 91 point autofocus. Overall the Fuji X-T2 is an impressive mirrorless camera that could potentially pose as a threat to several camera models int the DSLR range and that says a lot.

Sony Alpha a6000 (Mirrorless Camera for Portrait Photography)

Sony Alpha a6000 Camera

The Sony Alpha a6000 is yet another impressive mirrorless system! The camera hosts a light body, durable build, 24.3 megapixel APS-C Exmor Sensor, Hybrid autofocus system, and an ISO range of 100-25600. It is one of the best mid-range mirrorless camera on the market due to its fantastic functionality and high image quality. You will definitely not be disappointed when it comes to shooting in low light settings and with the cameras small body, you will be able to take the Sony Alpha a6000 with you anywhere you go.

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II (Mirrorless Camera for Portrait Photography)

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Camera

The Olympus OM-D M5 Mark II is a strong contender within mirrorless cameras as it is both lightweight yet robust. This compact, weather sealed camera can be counted on in any environmental condition and features a large range of functions. You may be concerned by the fact that the sensor featured on the Mark II is only 16 megapixels but do not be alarmed as the camera is able to capture 40 million megapixel JEGS as well as 64 million megapixel RAW files. Additionally, the camera hosts an IOS range of 100-25600 and an in-body stabilization system with a 15 point autofocus. While you may need a tripod to reap super clear images from the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II - it will not let you down when shooting handheld portraits.

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Canon PowerShot SX420 ( Compact Camera)

Canon PowerShot SX420 Camera

The key features of the Canon PowerShot SX420 are it s42x optical zoom, 20 megapixel resolution, and its lightweight compatibility. It is rather impressive that a camera this compact is able to pack such a large bit zoom within it. You will reap high quality images with the Canon PowerShot SX420 in favourable lighting conditions as well as be able to create interesting effects in less than ideal conditions. The camera offers various modes that are extremely fun to play around with and its image stabilization is awesome when it comes to shooting long range handheld photography. Expect unbelievable landscape photos and high quality portraits because of the SX420's impeccable zoom capabilities and 24mm lens.

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Sony Cyber Shot DSC RX1 (Compact Camera)

Sony Cyber Shot DSC RX1 Camera

The Sony Cyber Shot DSC RX1 is widely considered a niche camera as it hosts a 35mm Carl Zeiss lens, a 24 megapixel full frame sensor, and an impressive IOS range of 100-25600. This extremely compact camera will produces high quality landscape, street, and portrait photography. The Sony Cyber Shot DSC RX1 may be your ideal traveling companion on your next trip as it can perform well in even the most un-ideal lighting conditions. To be honest, the Sony Cyber Shot DSC RX1 is truly a unique camera as it offers extreme portability as well as extremely high photo image quality.

"Many photographers believe that if they buy the best camera, they will be able to shoot the best photos. The best camera will not work for you if there is nothing in your head or heart"

Arnold Newman