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Price, Quality & Service Comparisons

We understand that there are many businesses offering real estate photography in the Phoenix metropolitan area and it can be challenging to choose the business that best suits you and your client. The three major points that you should consider are (1) the quality of the camera used, (2) the professionalism and experience of the photographer, and (3) price.

A few companies are very professional using only professional full frame cameras and only hire experienced and professional photographers. Some others will use much less expensive consumer or prosumer cameras with smaller image sensors (APS-C), and a few try to be jacks-of-all-trades by not only taking pictures, but also putting up signs and hanging lockboxes.

It is amazing that some of these companies hire inexperienced individuals as photographers at $15 per hour and only give them the briefest training before sending them to your client's homes.

In order to help you compare prices, services offered and the type of equipment used by real estate photography businesses in the Phoenix area we have have prepared the tables below. The information provided was taken from the companies' websites. We invite you-or any of the companies listed, to contact us with new information so that we may update these tables. Note: We have not listed companies that do not openly publish photography pricing.

The comparisons shown here below are based upon a 2,000 sq. ft. home. Some of the companies listed do not charge by the sq. ft. but instead charge by the number of photos. For a fair comparison the prices listed are premised upon delivering 25 to 35 photos. Additionally some of these companies do not list how many photos you will receive with their basic photography packages.

Companies Using Professional Level Full Frame Cameras

Photography Company Photos Delivered Photography Prices Editing Delivery Time Included with Photo Package
Snap2Close Real Estate Photography 30 $119 24 Hours Print & MLS quality photos, branded and unbranded websites with virtual tours, website analytics, print quality flyer generator
Virtuance 25 $149 24 Hours MLS quality photos, branded website with virtual tour, website analytics,
Phoenix Real Estate Photography 25 $195 24 Hours Print & MLS quality photos

**Information not found on their website.

 

Companies Using Consumer or Prosumer Level APS-C Frame Cameras

Photography Company Photos Delivered Photography Prices Editing Delivery Time Included with Photo Package
ListerPros ** $120 ** MLS quality photos only
ListerAssister 35 $124 24 Hours MLS quality photos only
Snappr ** $349 48 Hours MLS quality photos only

**Information not found on their website.


Companies with unknown camera types

Photography Company Photos Delivered Photography Prices Editing Delivery Time Included with Photo Package
LMP360 ** $135 21 Hours MLS quality photos only
Ignition Real Estate Photography ** $149 24 Hours Print & MLS quality photos only
Ryan Wilson Photography ** $150 ** MLS quality photos only
HiRes Media 25 $150 48 Hours MLS quality photos only
Studio CloudyAZ ** $165 ** Print & MLS quality photos only
Phoenix Drone Pro ** $200 ** MLS quality photos only
Perfect Dimension ** $250 ** MLS quality photos only

**Information not found on their website.

 

Note: A full-frame camera uses a sensor that's the same size as a single frame of traditional 35mm film, measuring 36 x 24mm. The much less expensive APS-C sensor size found in consumer level DSLRs and mirrorless cameras measures 22 x 15mm. This means a full-frame sensor has more than 2.5 times the surface area of an APS-C sensor,

Why is camera image sensor size important?
The size of sensor that a camera has ultimately determines how much light it uses to create an image. In very simple terms, image sensors (the digital equivalent of the film your father might have used in his camera) consist of millions of light-sensitive spots called photosites which are used to record information about what is seen through the lens. Therefore, it stands to reason that a bigger sensor can gain more information than a smaller one and produce better images.

The much bigger full frame sensor captures photos with better dynamic range, less noise and improved low light performance than its smaller less expensive APS-C sensor. Additionally the larger full frame sensors captures more information as demonstrated in the image below.

Cameras with smaller sensors than Full Frame 35 mm format (seen as the standard) have what's described as a crop factor. So an APS-C DSLR has a crop factor of 1.5x1.6x meaning that it crops into the Full Frame image as can be seen below.

 

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