Planning to take up the wedding photography profession soon? Congrats! Now it’s time to invest in a good and sturdy camera for your work. But which model should you pick? Wedding photography is a completely different world than the rest of the photography styles. Figuring out the best cameras for wedding photography can be quite daunting as we have worked with a variety of lovely cameras and lenses. But for you, this will be easy. Because we have rounded up our favourite cameras for candid wedding photography so you can determine which rig will work best for you and your style.
There are a few things that you need to keep in mind before you pick any camera in the wedding photography business.
- Most Indian weddings are no less than 5-8 hours per event, so you need a wedding camera with the durability, power, and versatility to match that requirement.
- Understand the difference between mirrorless and DSLRs and pick what you believe suits your needs the best.
- If you have just taken up candid wedding photography and are wary to invest large amounts, we would recommend you rent some of these below-listed cameras first, get a feel of them and then pick. You don’t want to invest and then regret!
- Along with cameras, spare memory cards and batteries are two areas you don’t want to cut corners on.
- Invest in a fast memory card reader. It’ll help you save time during multiple events, which is usually the case when you are shooting Indian weddings.
Here are our favourite wedding photography cameras:
Sony Alpha A7m3 – With its 24.2-megapixel A7 III, Sony has created a near-perfect all-around camera. Currently our favourite one, the Sony Alpha A7m3 is a beast! This full-frame beauty boasts of a BSI CMOS sensor, 93% autofocus coverage (693 phase-detection points, 425 for contrast detection), in-body image stabilization, 10 fps continuous shooting, 2.36M-dot OLED viewfinder, 0.78x magnification, Dual SD memory card slots, AF joystick and USB 3.1 Type C
Nikon D750 – This remarkable camera is great for wedding photography! While it’s a tad bit expensive for budding photographers, seasoned wedding photographers will love it. It has a 51-point Multi-CAM 3500 FX II autofocus system, 6.5 FPS continuous shooting speed, a 24 MP sensor and a built-in WiFi system. Along with that it has a built-in flash with commander mode and full CLS compatibility, full movie exposure control, complete 1080p HD at 60 fps max for movie modes and in-camera HDR capability!
Fujifilm X-Pro2 – The retro rangefinder build of the Fujifilm X-Pro2 has captured the hearts of photographers in the candid wedding photography industry world over! It features an excellent 24.3MP X-Trans CMOS III sensor; 85fps refresh rate and a great usability and menu system. The hybrid viewfinder also offers a unique way to view a wedding, in an optical format, a digital EVF, or a mixture of the two. Giving you the best of both the worlds!
Nikon D850 – This one is an absolute rock star. It comes with a 45.7MP full-frame sensor and an ISO range of 64 to 102,400. It has an AF system that boasts a dedicated processor offering 7FPS at the full 45.7MP, 153 focal points, and 99 cross-type sensors. The Nikon D850 has an SD slot along with an XQD memory card. The camera offers a tilting LCD touchscreen with Touch Shutter, which enables users to focus and shoot while only engaging with the LCD screen. This allows you to get creative on the move!
Canon 5D Mark IV – Canon has upped its game with the release of Canon 5D Mark IV. This impressive DSLR has updated its CMOS sensor which is a game-changing feature for wedding photography. Their speed of autofocus using the touch screen LCD is brilliant for weddings as the camera quickly grabs focus and even allows you to take the shot without pressing the shutter button. It works around its 30.4MP CMOS sensor and uses the Digic 6+ processor.
It has an AF system that has 61 AF points out of which 41 are cross-type. It also has a VK video capture so you can record in 24p or 30p during weddings. All the raw footage in captured in Motion JPEG. Along with that, this model allows 4K Frame Grabs which gives your candid wedding photography the push it needs. It has a built-in bulb timer interval timer and improved weather-sealing which is much needed!
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