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Camera recommendations for Music + Sports photography?


Hi! I'm a current photojournalism student saving up for a camera. I'm most familiar with the Canon 70D because that's what we use at my journalism school, however I'd really love to upgrade and get a camera of my own. I'm most passionate about covering stories that involve music (concerts, music festivals, etc.) and sports (football, gymnastics, etc.). I want to get a camera that can handle both of those areas fairly well, but I'm not sure which camera body would best suit my needs. I'm open to DSLR or mirrorless. Any advice or thoughts are welcome! Thank you for reading 🙂 



Welcome to the forum.

Since you are looking to make photography a career my suggestion would be to look into the EOS R7 mirrorless camera.

John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X Mark III, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, Pixma TR8620a, LR Classic


Would also recommend the EOS R7.  However, you didn't state how much you'd be able to spend.  So if the EOS R7 is outside your budget, you can look at other models such as the EOS R10, R50 and R100 (listed from most expensive to least expensive).

Though note that as you move from the R7 to the less expensive models, you end up with less features.


EOS 5D IV, EF 50mm f/1.2L, EF 135mm f/2L, 600EX-RT (x6), ST-E3-RT
EOS C70, RF 24-70 f/2.8L IS, EF-EOS R 0.71x


"I'm open to DSLR or mirrorless."

Being a younger person and starting out from zero you most assuredly want a mirrorless model. It is the future as you are.

Although, I admit, I still have a soft spot in my heart for the 90D, still best go is mirrorless.

A 90D coupled with the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens is a killer combo.

EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV and several lenses!


Hey there! Since you're into both music and sports photography, consider checking out the Canon EOS R6 or the Sony Alpha a7 III. These mirrorless cameras offer great versatility, fast autofocus, and excellent low-light performance – perfect for capturing dynamic moments at concerts and sports events. Plus, you can listen to your favorite Spotify playlists while editing your shots for the ultimate creative experience. Best of luck with your photography journey!


Hi Shandelier,

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