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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igor svavolya

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Jul 11, 2012 05:19 AM #1
Reuben Fine
Fill-In-The-Blanks PDF Flyer Templates www.TurnKeyFlyers.com - Rossmoor, CA

Funny... I say iPad thinking that's the only tablet on the market. I hear the Galaxy tablet has an amazing camera.


Jul 11, 2012 05:37 AM #2
Doug Rogers
Bayou Properties - Alexandria, LA
Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent

I bought a Sony Cybershot about a month back. Has a decent wide angle lens and is compact. Not professional grade, but far better than what my competitors use!

Jul 11, 2012 06:02 AM #3
Reuben Fine
Fill-In-The-Blanks PDF Flyer Templates www.TurnKeyFlyers.com - Rossmoor, CA

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.


Jul 11, 2012 06:07 AM #4
Laura Murray
Weichert - Silver Spring, MD
Search Montgomery Co., MD for homes www.MDRealEstateOnline.com

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.

Jul 11, 2012 08:17 AM #5
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Perry Wellington Realty, Adam Conrad, Broker - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Hi Reuben, I am using my iPad since my Nikon Cool Pix 4300 stopped working.

Jul 11, 2012 09:52 AM #6
Reuben Fine
Fill-In-The-Blanks PDF Flyer Templates www.TurnKeyFlyers.com - Rossmoor, CA

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?

Jul 11, 2012 05:09 PM #7
Bud & Beth McKinney
Cary/Raleigh/Apex NC - The Team That Cares, RE/MAX United

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.

Jul 13, 2012 06:04 AM #8
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