The 20 Most Popular Cameras with Our Readers in 2020

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Wow, we’ve almost made it to the end of 2020. What a wild year this has been. Still, even with everything that has been going on, we were blessed with lots of new cameras. And you, our readers, have been busy adding new gear to your collections. If you didn’t know, we recap what the most popular cameras have been at the end of every month. These roundups are compiled based on how many units of each camera our readers have purchased. Now, we’re ready to show you the most popular cameras of 2020. Some of the most popular cameras will come as no surprise. Still, there are some fascinating inclusions on this list.

There’s a good mix of Mirrorless and DSLR cameras in this roundup of most popular cameras. You’ll see that Micro Four Thirds, APS-C, and Full-Frame cameras have all been selling well. There are two clear favorite manufacturers, though. Surprisingly, the most popular cameras are not all of the latest and greatest models. In fact, quite a few of the most popular cameras are now a few years old. Jumping up to the newest offerings isn’t something that many of you want to do. The list is presented to you in order of popularity, with the best selling camera listed first. Check out the most popular cameras with our readers below.

Fujifilm X100V

In our review, we said:

“The Fujifilm X100v is the closest thing that we have to a perfect point and shoot on the market. It’s got great autofocus capabilities, wonderful image quality, weather sealing, a revamped lens, and a simple interface. What more could you need?”

Chris Gampat – Editor In Chief

Buy now: $1,299

Sony A7 II

In our review, we said:

“The Sony A7 Mk II seems to be built better than the A7, but indeed the same level of splash and dust resistance as the A7 is present. The camera overall feels very solid, and we took it out for a walk in the rain where it held its own like a pro.”

Chris Gampat – Editor In Chief

Buy now: $898

Sony a7 III

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In our review, we said:

“During my testing with the Sony A7 III, I found the autofocus to be positively fantastic. The Sony A7 III, along with the Sony 55mm f1.8, were able to focus in near darkness. This is great for photographers who want to capture moments with no autofocus assist lamp coming on because the Sony A7 III did just that.”

Chris Gampat – Editor In Chief

Buy now: $1,698

Fujifilm X-T3

In our review, we said:

“The price tag is actually very reasonable when you consider everything that Fujifilm has packed into the X-T3, and it’ll even give Full Frame mirrorless cameras like the Sony A7 III a run for its money with the X-T3 having slightly higher resolution power (26.1 MP in the Fujifilm X-T3 vs 24.2 MP in the Sony A7 III).”

Paul Ip – Former Reviews Editor
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Buy now: $999

Sony A7R IV

In our review, we said:

“The Sony A7R IV is a remarkable, Swiss army knife of a camera that comes packed with features that will benefit many professional photographers.”

Paul Ip – Former Reviews Editor

Buy now: $2,998

Sony a6000

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In our review, we said:

“At the time of writing, the Sony A6000 hands down has what could arguably be called the best autofocusing system out there. While it isn’t the fastest, it by far is the smartest and the most responsive–putting some DSLRs to shame in our tests for sure.

Chris Gampat – Editor In Chief

Buy now: $498

Canon EOS M50

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In our review, we said:

“The JPEGs from the Canon M50 are very good. With confidence, you can beam them to your phone and then to Instagram. Personally speaking, I’m smitten with their monochrome rendition of images providing that you’ve also locked your white balance.”

Chris Gampat – Editor In Chief

Buy now: $649

Sony A7r Mk II

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In our review, we said:

“When it comes to image quality, it puts the Canon 5Ds to shame. Beyond this, there is the spot on AF system, WiFi/NFC, 4K video, 5 fps, and a great overall experience when it comes to shooting. And again–it puts a DSLR to shame as well as other focusing systems.

Chris Gampat – Editor In Chief

Buy now: $1,798

Fujifilm X Pro 2

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In our review, we said:

“Earlier on during the review period, I posted an image from the camera onto Instagram, to show off a JPEG shot at 12,800. Everyone was shocked at how good it was. Indeed, the JPEG quality from the X Pro 2 is easily the best out there. Considering the Velvia, Classic Chrome, Acros, and Astia renderings you’ll have no problems shooting in JPEG and being happy with them if you’re an enthusiast that doesn’t want to spend any time in post.”

Chris Gampat – Editor In Chief

Buy now: $1,699.95

Nikon D7500

In our review, we said:

“The D7500 held up. I took it on five planes in my carry on, walked through four cities in three countries, in 103 degree Fahrenheit heat in Rome, etc. During my travels, the camera and lens were in an unpadded bag wrapped in a T-shirt. It survived traveling across the Atlantic and into Europe and kept on clicking.”

Buy now: $996.95

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Fujifilm X-E3

In our review, we said:

“The versatility is fantastic, the colors are wonderful, and the high ISO output is also very good as long as you give the exposure a bit more light than you normally would.”

Chris Gampat – Editor In Chief

Buy now: $634.95

Canon EOS RP

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In our review, we said:

“There is a lot to like the Canon EOS RP. It’s a simple and fun camera if you’re more inclined to the world of automation. But even so, with the right settings and a bit of patience, it can be a great camera in the hands of someone who has a creative vision.”

Chris Gampat – Editor In Chief

Buy now: $999

Fujifilm X-T30

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In our review, we said:

“The Fujifilm XT30 employs the same autofocus tracking algorithms and shares the same 4th generation X-Processor that made the XT3 such an impressive workhorse and performed as expected throughout most of our testing. The X-T30’s autofocus was consistently snappy when shooting stills.”

Paul Ip – Former reviews Editor

Buy now: $799

Sony a6600

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In our review, we said:

“The Sony a6600 has Sony a9’s focusing abilities. To that end, it can track a subject very well. We tested this in a studio with a dancer. She was kept in focus pretty easily. More importantly, her face was in focus. When it wasn’t, it switched to her body. But no matter what, the Sony a6600 delivered very usable images.”

Chris Gampat – Editor In Chief

Buy now: $1,398

Sony a6100

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In our review, we said:

“Sony claims that the Sony a6100 features the fastest autofocus system in the world and that the camera can find focus in just 0.02 seconds. I have to say that they may just be right. While the AF system is nowhere near as advanced as the systems found in the a7 III, a7r IV, or the a9 II, this little camera has seriously impressed me.”

Brett Day – Gear Editor
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Buy now: $748

Fujifilm X Pro 3

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In our review, we said:

“One of the best things about the Fujifilm X Pro 3 is the fact that at ISO levels 3200 and above, you’ll get the look of grain. And to be honest, this is the single best camera on the market right now to embrace it. Ever seen the look of film scans? This is what it looks like. With Fujifilm’s organic-looking film simulations, you’re not going to complain about the film grain. When it comes to looking at the images digitally, you’ve got no serious reason to buy any sort of presets that are film rendering.” 

Chris Gampat – Editor In Chief
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Buy now: $1,999

Olympus OMD EM5 Mark III

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In our review, we said:

“All things considered, the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III is a solid performer. While it may not have the latest and greatest tech under the hood, the sum of all of its parts culminates in a pleasant shooting experience overall. The EM5 Mark III’s autofocus is quick and accurate, the weather resistance is top-notch, and the image stabilization is arguably one of the best in the industry.”

Paul Ip – Former Reviews Editor
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Buy now: $899

Fujifilm X-T200

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In our review, we said:

“The Fujifilm X-T200 is a compelling camera. It has a great sensor, it produces great images, the touchscreen makes it fun to use, and it looks great. A few small (but not deal-breaking) performance issues aside, the X-T200 will make a great first camera for anyone.

Brett Day – Gear Editor
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Buy now: $599

Olympus EM10 IV

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In our review, we said:

“The Olympus EM10 IV scores a solid four out of five stars. The EM10 IV has just enough improvements over the three-year-old EM10 III to make it a worthwhile upgrade. The 20MP sensor is excellent, and the camera feels great in hand. The improved autofocus is also fantastic. Add in one-touch live comp and the new panoramic mode and you have an excellent little camera. The amount of fun you’ll have with the EM10 IV makes it a worthwhile buy.”

Brett Day – Gear Editor
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Buy now: $549

Pentax K1 Mk II

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In our review, we said:

“This camera is designed to be used out in the wild where the elements can get in its face. I took this camera out into the pouring rain, heavy snow, dense fog, 45 mph winds, and into temperatures that dropped to -3 Fahrenheit and it never missed a beat thanks to the 87 weather sealing points found around the body.”

Brett Day – Gear Editor
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Buy now: $1,796.95