Updated on 2 August 2013 by

The best camera for news photography or photojournalism are the latest high-end professional DSLRs. The photographers who cover the news should be able to produce high quality photos: required to publish them in print or web media. For the precise news photographs, the best digital cameras are needed in covering the stories of sports, arts, technology, interviews, politics, entertainment and many others. Some of the features to be considered before buying a best digital camera for news photography are mentioned below.

Our list of best digital cameras for news photography has been filtered down to those cameras which have a resolution of at least 10 megapixels, sensor size size of at least 10 mm and an ISO value of atleast 1000. Some of the cameras listed below also support recording HD videos in 720p and 1080p.

Image quality:
Higher resolution and professional cameras offering resolution of 16 megapixel are helpful in wide format printing of the news photographs. These pixels of the captured image are to stored on a sensor, which should be large. Larger the size of sensor, more number of color particles a larger pixel can store. Hence larger sensor mean clearer photographs.

While capturing photos in low light environments like covering news events during the night or before the dawn, ISO value should also be high along with the sensor size to avoid grainy photographs. These cameras should also be able support built-in and external flash depending on the environment.

Essential features:
Since manual focusing for capturing the moving objects outdoors is extremely difficult, you should get a camera with some good autofocusing and continuous autofocusing features.

Optical zoom helps you capture a high quality photo of a distant object by magnifying it, which practically should be high.

Capturing huge number of photos in random or in specific by news reporters requires support for a flash memory and storage expandability. Some of the digital cameras listed below support memory expandability up to 64GB of flash memory.

Check out our list of best cameras for news photography, based on numerous helpful reviews around the web.


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Canon EOS 70D
Nikon D600
Pentax K-5 II
Canon EOS 6D
Canon EOS 650D (Rebel T4i)
Canon EOS 70D 20.2 MP Digital SLR Camera
Nikon D600 DSLR Digital Camera
Pentax K-5 II Digital Camera with 18-135mm lens
Canon EOS 6D Digital SLR Camera
Canon EOS Rebel T4i Digital Camera with 18-135mm lens
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Release Date
Jun 2013
Sep 2012
Sep 2012
Sep 2012
Jun 2012
Camera Type
SLR/Professional, Mid-size SLR
SLR/Professional
SLR/Professional
SLR/Professional
SLR/Professional
Resolution
20.0 Megapixel
24.3 Megapixel
16.3 Megapixel
20.2 Megapixel
18.0 Megapixel
Image Sensor Size
27.04 mm
43.2 mm
28.4 mm
43.2 mm
26.7 mm
Max. ISO Speed
25600.0
25600.0
51200.0
25600.0
25600.0
Image Sensor Type
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
3.2 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
Average Rating
 4.3 stars
 4.5 stars
 4.2 stars
 4.2 stars
 4.2 stars

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