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Eric Kodner
Madeline Island Realty - La Pointe, WI
CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -

I use a Canon 5D Mark III DSLR and I'm pretty sold on it.   It's not a question of brand loyalty or a lot of hype about "Canon versus Nikon", but simply the fact that it gives me the results I want.  My camera has made me money and that is the best reason to prefer a particular camera.

I recommend that any real estate professional who wants to get satisfying results from their camera should purchase a DSLR with a full-frame sensor and a quality wide/ultrawide lens (like the Canon 16-35mm f4 wide-angle lens).  I also suggest that all  real estate agents read Stan Barron's wonderful e-book, "How to Photograph Houses" before  they buy a DSLR.

Mar 14, 2015 12:46 AM
Dipti Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
On a team with Praful Thakkar

I don't - professional photographer used Canon.

Jul 23, 2018 09:52 PM
Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate Unlimited - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

Good answers here.

Mar 06, 2018 09:57 PM
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Russ, we bought a Nikon D-5200 this summer and absolutely love it.  It will easily pay for itself in a year for what we were paying per high end listing to have a professional photographer come out and take pictures.

It is easy to use and the 18-55mm lens that came with it has a sufficient wide angle to it on the 18mm setting that we are very happy with how much more of the rooms we capture with the wider angle from our previous camera.

The largest plus is with the qualify flash we can take great pictures in the darker homes and it filters out hat bright sunlight that pours through the windows.  It has been very user friendly to operate.

Mar 14, 2015 10:03 AM
Deb Espinoza
Stage Presence Homes, San Diego Real Estate - Ramona, CA
GRI, Broker, SRS,ABR ePro, SFR, CNE

I use a camera with a professional photographer attached to it- LOL.  I have my job and leave the photos to an expert who takes photos for their main job and can do it better and in less time than I can, feeing me up to do what I do best which is serve my real estate clients. My photographers make me look awesome and make my listings get shown and SELL!

Mar 14, 2015 08:59 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

If it's for fun photos, I have a little Samsung with a major zoom capability.  But for real estate, if we didn't have a pro on staff, I would use any kind of Nikon with a special wide angle lens.  I've yet to see a camera that didn't have interchangable lenses do good interior shots.

Mar 14, 2015 03:36 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

A canon and a galaxy.

Dec 18, 2019 11:14 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Panasonic Lumix G-85

Jun 11, 2018 07:53 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Canon 6T with wide angle lens

Jul 18, 2017 05:15 AM
Rhonda Pattison
The Gardner Home Team - Owasso, OK

Canon 60D - Keep in mind, good glass (your lens) will make a big difference in your photos. 

We use a professional on higher end listings and then I take and edit the rest. 

Mar 19, 2015 11:34 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I have a great camera ( Nikon D7000) but I'm not really patient with setting light and editing process ( big musts!), if is a high end listing I  bring a professional.

Mar 14, 2015 05:04 PM
John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate

I use a Nikon Coolpix L820. Love the big LCD display and 30x zoom when I need it. Good photos are as much about the person behind the camera as they are the equipment. I try to keep basic photo concepts in mind as well as take lots of pics from slightly different perspectives so I have plenty to edit.

Mar 14, 2015 04:12 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I hve 2 panasonic movie cameras that shoot High Def stills and movies.  I will put them up against anything.  I can even shoot 3-D if I wanted.

Mar 14, 2015 03:05 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Although I have my Cannon T5i Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239 - the pictures of my listings are taken by professionals.

Mar 14, 2015 02:51 PM
Brian Wiseman LL.B. CIPS
Oshawa, ON
The WiseMan of Real Estate

Debbie Espinoza is absolutely right!

Unless an agent has been a professional photographer in a previous life, the agent has no business trying to be a photographer.

In this day and age, we need to be professional in how our listings are marketed. Marketing a listing, digital or print, requires excellent photographs to attract buyers and buyers' agents.

It doesn't matter how great a camera you use, or what software you use to try to fix your mistakes, neither camera, nor software, can make up for poor composition, bad lighting, wrong use of lens sizes.

Professional house photography is not very expensive.

Bad photography provides an unprofessional "service" to the the sellers, and adversely affects the image of agents who market professionally.




Mar 14, 2015 10:42 AM
Mary Ann Isaacson
JDK & Associates Realty - Brentwood, CA

The one thing that drives me crazy and I see it again and again is when agents take a close up photo of the toilet! We know the house has a toilet but it's not a very attractive photo. I just saw one the other day where the toilet lid was open! The  entire bathroom, fine, but not just the toilet, right?

Mar 14, 2015 09:41 AM
AJ Heidmann ~ CRS
McEnearney Associates, Inc. - Alexandria, VA
YOUR Alexandria & Arlington, VA Real Estate Expert

Russ - I use a Nikon D5000 with a Tamron 10-24mm wide angle lens.  What I like about my Nikon is the swivel LCD screen, which helps with shooting around corners and in tight spaces. 

Mar 14, 2015 08:32 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I use a Nikon D5100 SLR.  I like it or the versatility of exchanging lenes. 

Mar 14, 2015 07:52 AM
Eric Valente
Calabasas, CA

It is not only the camera and lenses, but light what makes the picture look good. I have all professional equipment, including editing soft-wear. 

Mar 14, 2015 05:54 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

I am usting Canon Sureshot and it has done wonders for my amature YouTube videos due to the anti shake program it has.  Don't always have a tripod with me so this makes a big difference.  I have to think most cameras have one but if not I got really lucky in the purchase of this with some help from Gayle Rich and Debbie Gartner.  Mark

Mar 14, 2015 05:27 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I use a Canon PowerShot G11. It is reliable, easy to use and takes outstanding photographs. This camera is also more affordable than many alternatives.

Every photograph used in marketing materials or blogs should also be edited. I use the free service provided by

Mar 14, 2015 05:04 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Iphone does the job quite well.

Mar 14, 2015 04:27 AM