Before you order just anything off the menu, you need to choose a quality camera that serves your needs. After all, a camera is one of the most important food photography tools you will have in your arsenal (besides a sophisticated palette).
The Sony ZV-1 point-and-shoot camera is perfect for first-time food bloggers. It is designed specifically for creators, featuring “product showcase” and “slow-motion video” modes.
- The product showcase setting easily transitions focus between subjects
- Records 4K video
- Wi-Fi-enabled for easy file transfer
- Does not have interchangeable lens capabilities
- Learning the settings may require some trial and error
- Accessories are sold separately
The Fujifilm X-T30 offers interchangeable lenses, vibrant color capture, and powerful processors, all in a compact design that you can easily take to dinner.
- The mirrorless design offers lightweight construction, better video quality, and faster shutter speeds
- Includes features for professionals and beginners, making it a camera you can grow into
- Fun retro design
- Lenses are sold separately
- The camera body isn’t weather-sealed
- Restricted maximum video clip length
Canon EOS R6
The Canon EOS R6 has everything you need in a professional-grade camera for under $2,500 — sounds like a recipe for success.
- Mirrorless design that allows for easy transitions between 4K video and photo capture
- Fast photo burst capture speeds for split-second shots
- In-body stabilization and top-of-the-line autofocus features
- Lenses sold separately
- Difficult to navigate menus\
- Marginally lower resolution compared to similar cameras