Updated on 2 August 2013 by

The best cameras for wedding photography are DSLRs which are put into use by the professional photographers. Since DSLRs allow you to have complete control over your photo using various settings, these cameras offer high quality wedding photographs compatible for printing in different sizes up to 12"x18", and are recommended over the point and shoot cameras. Along with the photo capturing, the digital cameras listed below can also capture high definition videos of 1080p resolution.

Some of the most important features you need to to consider before buying a best camera for wedding photography are listed below.

ISO and Sensor size:
For wedding photography using DSLRs, the control over aperture and ISO settings is critical. 35mm being a standard size of sensors for most professional cameras, a larger sensor means a better pixel quality. Higher and lower apertures are helpful in focusing longer and shorter objects, and greater ISO values are useful in capturing photos in different lighting environments where you may not use flash. This list of best camera for wedding photography is filtered to those which support a sensor size of at least 10 mm and ISO value of atleast 1000.

Flash:
The cameras for wedding photography feature good flash controls along with the support for external flash on the part of the camera body called 'hotshoe'. External flash shoe is required for bounce flash, which a flash for advanced lighting of images for eliminating unwanted shadows.

Resolution:
A greater resolution photo is always good for a better photo prints with no grains and distortions. Most of the high-end and mid-range DSLRs cameras arrive with atleast 18 megapixel resolution, which is most helpful for photo enlargement.

Storage:
Until you process the captured wedding photographs on your computer, it is necessary to store them in a memory card. Most of the DSLRs listed below support memory expandability up to 16GB and even 32GB.


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Olympus OM-D E-M1
Pentax K-3
Sony Alpha A7
Nikon D610
Nikon D5300
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Compact System Camera
Pentax K-3 SLR Camera - Body Only
Sony Alpha a7R Full-Frame 36.3 MP Interchangeable Digital Lens Camera - Body Only
Nikon D610 24.3 MP CMOS FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)
Nikon D5300 24.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera
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Release Date
Sep 2013
Oct 2013
Oct 2013
Oct 2013
Oct 2013
Image Sensor Size
21.64 mm
28.2 mm
43.2 mm
43.18 mm
28.2 mm
HD Recording Format
720p (HDTV), 1080p (HDTV), 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
720p (HDTV), 1080p (HDTV), 1920 x 1080 (60i, 50i, 30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p
1080p (HDTV), 480p
720p (HDTV), 1080p (HDTV), 1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50, 30, 25 fps)
720p (HDTV), 1080p (HDTV), 1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 424 (30, 25 fps)
Max. ISO Speed
25600.0
51200.0
25600.0
25600.0
12800.0
Camera Type
Compact System Camera, SLR-style mirrorless
SLR/Professional, Mid-size SLR
Digital camera - Mirrorless system
SLR/Professional, Mid-size SLR
SLR/Professional, Compact SLR
Resolution
16.0 Megapixel
24.0 Megapixel
36.0 Megapixel
24.0 Megapixel
24.0 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
3.2 in.
3.0 in.
3.2 in.
3.2 in.
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