What Camera Takes The Best Property Pics?

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Not too long ago I remember using those Kodak disposable film cameras to take pictures of homes. Seems archaic, but I'd get the films process at Sav-On, tape the photos onto an 8.5x11 real estate flyers I make on Word, then run 50-60 copies on the copier machine. Geez, how far we've come!

Now, we have so many choices of camera, Point and Shoots, DSLR, and recently iPad/iPhone! The question is what are you using and which yields the best results?

I personal love the hand-helds. They're small, lightweight, and get the job done. My camera of choice is the Canon SD880 (pic below). For point and shoots, Canons feel more intuitive and all the presents are ready to go. This one in particular is special because it's a Point and Shoot Ultra Wide Angle which is great for taking photos of rooms.

For very special properties, I bust out the Nikon DSLR 5100 with my Ultra-Wide 12-24mm lens. The DSLR is especially good for condos since the lighting is generally low and the rooms are very tight. Additionally, the DSLR is easier to use when shooting HDR photos.

 

I haven't used an iPhone or iPad to take photos... yet... I know the resolution is at par with iPad 2 and the "New iPad" but with my handy SD880 I usually opt for that. However, I have noticed more and more agents are using their iPads to take photos.

 

So, what do you use?


(if you're interested in seeing what other agents use, you can participate on my facebook poll, found here: http://apps.facebook.com/opinionpolls/poll?pid=ACBdduNEt2o

 

 

 

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Doug -- Most cameras now have 5+ Megapix, which is far more MP than you need for simple web and print distribution. Sony Cybershot is great! I used to have one back when (1.3 MP Cybershot!!) Pro grade is great but point/shoots get the job done at a reasonable budget.

 

July 11, 2012 01:07 PM
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Laura Murray
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The longer I am in this business, the more I appreciate what a difference the finishing touches make - i.e. the pictures in the marketing material.  I am always shocked that someone would market a property with HORRIBLE pictures.

July 11, 2012 03:17 PM
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
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Hi Reuben, I am using my iPad since my Nikon Cool Pix 4300 stopped working.

July 11, 2012 04:52 PM
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Reuben Fine
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Laura -- You're so right. Our clients expect us great quality photos. It's shocking to see the lack of attention to detail that's out there right now.

 

Rebecca -- Awesome! Are you noticing a dramatic difference using an iPad vs Cool Pix?

July 12, 2012 12:09 AM
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Reuben, I have been looking into investing into the D5100. That, or a Canon competitor. Otherwise, a lot of images come from my phone and the "ancient" point-and-shoot that I have.

July 13, 2012 01:04 PM
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