The World’s Top 5 Camera Companies

With the advancement of technology comes so many new cameras available in different sizes, shapes and features in the market, manufactured by quite a number of camera companies all over the world.  To get a closer look at the most popular camera companies, here’s a brief introduction to the top five most loved digital camera manufacturers .


Canon is a Japanese company that specializes in manufacturing cameras, photocopy machines and printers. They do not just cater to the Asian market but also worldwide. Canon cameras are preferred the most by professional photographers as it has been making high quality cameras and pleasing users since the year 1933. They have 2 different types of products – Canon Power Shots for the regular point and shoot style and Canon EOS for the more advanced SLR models. Canon popularized the HS System, which stands for high sensitivity. This allows users to take photos at night or in dark places and still have quality results.


Nikon is another popular Japanese camera manufacturer. It was founded in 1917 and is part of the Mitsubishi group. It is as popular as its competition, Canon, but it also has several distinct qualities that are attractive to both professional and amateurs. There are three different groups of cameras that Nikon produces: the Nikon Coolpix which are stylish easy to use point and shoot cameras, Nikon 1 is a more advanced semi-pro camera that has interchangeable lenses and the Digital SLR cameras which has the most features and available setting perfect for professional photographers.


Fujifilm is also one of the most popular camera companies in the world, and it is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. It was established in 1937. They are considered to be the first company to produce digital cameras and the first one to also introduce a removable flash card. They have two main types of digital cameras from the fashionable point and shoot to the impressive digital SLR. Compared to other brands, Fujifilm is known to produce cheaper and user-friendly cameras than the other brands in the market.


Olympus introduced their fist camera in 1936. Their cameras or more on the high end scale because of the many different advance features it offers. They are the designers of the Four Thirds System. This allows the interchange of different lenses. They have three major types of Digital cameras: The Olympus point and shoot, which is their most affordable style. Their point and shoot cameras are available up to 16 megapixels. They also have the Olympus PEN series, which are half frame semi pro cameras. Last but not the least is the Olympus E series. These are their digital SLR cameras perfect for professional photography.


Sony is another Japanese multimillion-dollar camera manufacturer. This pioneer in camera companies is known for making colorful, fun and fashionable digital cameras. Sony has 3 main types of cameras: the Sony Alpha, Sony Cyber shot and Sony NEX. All of these cameras boast of high megapixels and reasonable price. Sony cameras area also user friendly so even the newbies can enjoy handling a camera and taking photos every time.