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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.
West Lafayette, IN
Jill Murty, Realtor - ...
Laguna Niguel, CA
I don't - professional photographer used Canon.
Good answers here.
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.
La Pointe, WI
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!
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.
La Pointe, WI
A canon and a galaxy.
Panasonic Lumix G-85
Canon 6T with wide angle lens
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.
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.
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.
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.
Although I have my Cannon T5i Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239 - the pictures of my listings are taken by professionals.
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.
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?
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.
I use a Nikon D5100 SLR. I like it or the versatility of exchanging lenes.
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.
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
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 iPiccy.com.
Iphone does the job quite well.