Top 36+ Best Camera Brands in the World

The camera is an optical instrument that is used to record images but it is one of the most important inventions which is used in storing evidence and memories of many people.

The functioning of the camera is inspired by the human eye and its origin can be traced back in 1685 when it was first invented by Johann Zahn but the first permanent photograph was made in 1825 by Joseph Nicephore Niepce and was carried forward by Steven Sasson who built the first digital cameras in 1975.

Since then the technology cameras have been growing and new brands and companies are emerging to bring out the best version or models in the market

Camera Brands in the World

The Eastman Kodak Company

Country: United States of America

The company was founded in 1888 by George Eastman and Henry A. Strong and is a historical name in camera-related products. The company is well known for its digital cameras and more famously known for its digital imaging, photographic materials, equipment and services.

GoPro

Country: United States of America

The company was founded by Nick Woodman in 2002  and produces highly compact personal use rugged action cameras along with video editing software. The company is mostly connected to various sports. Their various camera models are Hero cameras, GoPro karma, GoPro karma grip, GoPro 360° cameras.

Polaroid

Country: United States of America

The company was founded by Edwin H Land in 1937. Currently, it is under PLR IP Holdings, LLC and is known for products such as digital cameras, instant cameras, action cameras and instant film. But the compact digital cameras are made by other manufacturers under this brand name.

HP Inc

Country: United States of America

HP’s digital cameras are manufactured by VistaQuest Corp. They produce digital cameras which include an original line such as HP Photosmart series, HP E-series, HP M-series, HP R-series.

Vivitar

Country: United States of America 

The company was founded by Max Ponder and John Best in 1938 and is a manufacturer, distributor, and marketer of photographic and optical equipment and serves the Sakar International. Their product line includes 35mm SLR cameras, zoom lenses, flashes, digital cameras, point and shoot cameras, etc.

Blackmagic Design

Country: Australia

The company offers two lines of cameras which are Digital Film Camera and Live Production Camera. The company has already provided its equipment services in 20 of the 30 highest-grossing movies of all time along with Emmy Award winner Game of Thrones and Modern Family.

aigo

Country: China

It is the trade name for Beijing Huaqi Information Digital Technology Co Ltd. The company was founded by Feng Jun in 1993. Its products include MIDs, digital media players, computer cases, digital media players, computer cases, digital cameras, CPU cooling, fans and computer peripherals.

DJI

Country: China

DJI is the trade name for Shenzhen DJI Sciences and Technologies Ltd. DJI stands for Da-Jiang Innovations and was founded by Frank Wang in 2006. It is famous for its drones and drone cameras. They also design camera gimbals, action camera and camera stabilizers.

Foscam

Country: China

The company was founded in 2007 and is known to design and manufacture a variety of network camera and Network Video Recorder and owns a series of models of IP camera and is generally used in stores, small and medium enterprises and also home to meet various kinds of surveillance requirements.

Phase One

Country: Denmark

Axcel is the parent company of this brand and was founded in 1993. They have a speciality in high-end digital photography equipment and software. Their product ranges from cameras, digital backs, lenses, RAW software processors and camera control software.

Leica Camera AG

Country: Germany

The company was founded by Ernst Leitz Senior in 1914 and is known for the production of cameras, lenses, binoculars, rifle scopes, microscopes and ophthalmic lenses.

Medion AG

Country: Germany

The company was founded in 1983 and is known for its products such as computers, notebooks, smartphones, tablets computers, digital cameras, TVs, refrigerators, toasters and fitness equipment. The company is owned by Lenovo.

Minor

Country: Germany

The company was founded by Walter Zapp in 1945 and is known for its subminiature camera production. The subminiature camera got wide popularity in the intelligence agencies of America, Britain, Germany and eastern block because of its small size and macro focusing ability. 

Canon

Country: Japan

The company is well known for its imaging and optical products and was founded by Goro Yoshida, Saburo Uchida, Takeo Maeda in 1937. They produce SLR cameras, still cameras, photocopiers, digital cameras, camcorders and printers etc. Ixus and Powershot are some of their digital camera series which includes high-end professional models.

Epson

Country: Japan

They belong to the parent group Seiko and is the largest manufacturer of printers in the world and was founded by Hisao Yamazaki in 1942. The company manufactures Japan’s only digital rangefinder camera and compact digital cameras along with top quality scanners, desktop, television, projectors and robots.

Fujifilm

Country: Japan

The company was founded by Daicel Corporation in 1934 and is known for its photography, imaging, printing and biotechnology. They produce Fuji X-series cameras, Fujifilm FinePix series of digital cameras such as FinePix F series, FinePix Z-Series, FinePix XP-Series etc along with Instax series of the instant cameras.

Nikon

Company: Japan

It is one of the best and oldest companies in the camera industry and was founded in 1917. It is known for producing still cameras, SLR cameras, DSLR cameras along with binoculars, microscopes, ophthalmic lenses etc. The most recent models lines are Coolpix compacts, Nikon 1 series MILCs along with D-series DSLRs.

Ricoh

Country: Japan

It is a multinational imaging and electronics company which was founded by Riken in 1936. The company produces electronic products mostly cameras and office equipment such as printers and photocopiers. Their camera ranges from digital camera models such as Ricoh Capilo G3 to GR Digital such as Ricoh GR( 16-megapixel).

Olympus

Country: Japan

The company was founded in 1936 and is known for its high-quality mirrorless and DSLRs to today’s consumers. Olympus has produced DSLRs with the  Four Thirds systems with Kodak and Micro Four Thirds systems with Panasonic.

Panasonic

Country: Japan

The brand is known for its sheer quality in electronic products and was founded by konosuke Matsushita in 1918. They produce Lumix compact digital cameras and Lumix DMC-G MILCs which are based on Micro Four Thirds System. Apart from this, the company is also keen on acquisitions in artificial intelligence and machine learning space.

Samsung

Country: South Korea

One of the famous companies in electronic products. Innovation is one of the key aspects of this company and has been producing a great line of compact digital cameras and NX-series MILCs.

Pentax

Country: Japan

It is the brand name which is generally used by Ricoh for cameras, sport optics and CCTV optics. The brand was founded in 1919. The brand is famously known for its Asahi Pentax reflex camera along with Optio compacts, K-series DSLRs, Pentax Q MILC, and the 645D medium-Format DSL.

Sigma

Country: Japan

The company was founded by Michihiro Yamaki in 1961 and is known for manufacturing cameras, lenses, flashes and other accessories. They have produced several models of compact digital cameras and SD-series DSLRs.

Sony

Country: Japan

The company is one of the leading electronic manufacturers in the world which was founded by Masaru Ibuka and Akio Morita in 1946. They manufacture products such as consumer electronics, semiconductors, video games, computer hardware etc. Their camera model lines include Cyber-shot compact digital cameras, Alpha DSLRs and Sony NEX MILCs.

Hasselblad

Country: Sweden

The company was founded by Fritz Wiktor Hasselblad in 1841 and is known for its manufacturing of medium format cameras, photographic equipment and image scanners. Apart from this they also produce mirrorless medium format cameras, lenses and multi-shot digital backs. The most famous use of the Hasselblad camera was the Apollo program.

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