Automotive photography gear

DSLR camera sets for starting into car photography

If you are a newcomer in car photography looking for your suitable DSLR camera to get started, you have a good selection of entry-level cameras from the well-known manufacturers. If you want to seriously deal with car photography in the long term, you should definitely use a digital single-lens reflex camera (DSLR) or a mirrorless system camera (DSLM), because of better possibilities with the changeable lenses and other accessories.

In this article you will get an overview of starter sets for car photography.

DSLR bundles by Canon for automotive photography

At Canon alone you will find 4 possible camera sets in the entry-level segment. These are primarily the 3 and 4 digit camera models of the EOS series. The cameras all offer the same APS-C sensor with 24.1 MP and thus the identical image quality. Only the cheapest model, the EOS 4000D offers 18MP, which is still definitely good enough for good car photographs.

You can get a detailed listing of the entry-level DSLR from Canon here:

1. Canon EOS 4000D + EF-S 18-55

Model year 2018 • Sensor: 18 MP APS-C • Max. ISO: 12800 • Canon EF / EF-S • Weight: 0,96 lbs • Display: 2,7″  • Full-HD Video • WiFi •

2. Canon EOS 2000D bundle with EF-S 18-55

Model year 2018 • Sensor: 24,1 MP APS-C • Max. ISO: 12800 • Canon EF / EF-S • Weight: 1,05 lbs • Display: 3,0″  • Full-HD Video • WiFi  •  NFC

3. Canon EOS Rebel SL3 (250D) with EF-S 18-55

Model year 2019 • Sensor: 24,1 MP APS-C • Max. ISO: 25600 • Canon EF / EF-S • Weight: 1,32 lbs • Display: 3,0″ • 4K Video • WiFi, Bluetooth • 

4. Canon EOS Rebel T8i (850D ) with EF-S 18-55

Model year 2020 • Sensor: 24,1 MP APS-C • Max. ISO: 25600 • Canon EF / EF-S • Weight: 1,61 lbs • Display: 3,0″ • 4K-Video • WiFi,• NFC 

DSLR bundles by Nikon for automotive photography

Nikon also offers 3 entry-level cameras with interesting kit-lenses in a set, which are interesting for photography of cars. Some bundles contain useful accessories like bags, tripods and memory cards. 

1. Nikon D5600 with 18-55mm

Model year 2017 • Sensor: 24,2 MP APS-C • Max. ISO: 12800 • Nikon F• Weight: 2,2 lbs • Display: 3,2″• Full-HD • WiFi • Bluetooth

2. Nikon D3500 with Nikkor 18-55mm

Model year 2019 • Sensor: 24,2 MP APS-C • Max. ISO: 25600 • Nikon F • Weight: 0,91 • Display: 3,0″ • Full HD-Video • Bluetooth 

3. Nikon D7500 with 16-80mm

Model year 2017 • Sensor: 20,9 MP APS-C • Max. ISO: 51200 • Nikon F • Weight: 2,2 lbs • Tiltable display with touchscreen: 3,2″ • 4K-UHD Video • WiFi, Bluetooth • 

DSLR bundles by Sony for automotive photography

Sony is particularly popular for the numerous and high-quality system cameras, but there is still an entry-level DSLR camera with a kit lens on offer.

1. Sony Alpha 68 with SAL 18-55mm

Model year: 2016 • Sensor: 24,2 MP APS-C • Max. ISO: 25600 • Nikon F • Weight: 0,91 lbs • Display: 2,7″ • Full HD-Video • Bluetooth 

DSLR bundles by Pentax for automotive photography

Pentax is launching its K-70 in the race for entry-level camera sets. The D70 18-55mm kit lens is included with the K70 together with a case, tripod and more accessories.

1. Pentax K-70 full bundle with 18-55

Model year: 2016 • Sensor: 24,24 MP APS-C • Max. ISO: 102400 • Pentax • Weight: 1,38 lbs • Display: 3,0″ • Full HD-Video • WIFI

    Erik Draeger Photography

    Ich bin Erik und ich bin Autofotograf aus Halle (Deutschland).
    2014 startete ich ein Experiment, was zu einer unendlichen und immer noch anhaltenden Faszination geworden ist. Auf dieser aufregenden Reise über das Erlernen und Üben der Automobilfotografie und Bildbearbeitung als Hobby habe ich anschließend angefangen, als kommerzieller Automobilfotograf zu arbeiten.


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