This is the camera Duchess of Cambridge uses to take her children’s portraits

This is the camera that the Duchess of Cambridge uses. (Getty Images)
This is the camera that the Duchess of Cambridge uses. (Getty Images)

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We live for those times when Kensington Palace share those special photos of the Cambridge family, taken by the Duchess of Cambridge.

They’re candid, they’re natural and they give us a rare glimpse into the life of the royal youngsters and their parents at home.

From the photo shared of Prince Louis to mark his second birthday, hands painted in rainbow colours, to the adorable photo of Princess Charlotte picking bluebells in their garden at Amner Hall, we can’t help but feel that each image is sweeter than the one before.

But the mother-of-three’s love of photography was apparent long before she became a royal.

When she worked at her parents' company Party Pieces, she was already in charge of photographing stock for the catalogue and website.

And later on, at University, the topic of her dissertation was photography. The Duchess' undergraduate thesis - which helped her earn a 2:1 Hons MA art history degree from the University of St. Andrews - was on the photographic representations of childhood created by Lewis Carroll, author of the famous Alice in Wonderland books.

So it stands to reason that if anyone would know a good camera for capturing life’s most precious moments it would be her.

The Duchess was first spotted with her personal camera - a Canon Powershot G12 - back in 2011, when she and William visited Canada after their royal wedding.

But Duchess didn't share any more of her own snaps until she released four stunning photos of Prince George holding his newborn sister Princess Charlotte in 2015.

According to Hello Magazine, the camera she now uses is the Canon EOS 5D Mark II and her favourite lens is the 50mm.

But it doesn’t come cheap, in fact, it will set you back £2,799.

Buy it: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Body | £2,799 from Amazon

The camera’s website explains that the model lets you capture images from, from street reportage to location portraiture and landscapes in the evening light, the EOS 5D Mark IV captures incredible detail, even in extreme contrast.”

While the Canon Log improves your videos with extra-wide dynamic range and lower levels of noise so your footage retains detail in difficult light and high-contrast situations.

And various fans of the camera have taken to Amazon’s site to express that they felt the price tag was “so, so worth it” because it is a “super, super camera”.

Three very similar, affordable camera alternatives

Canon EOS 2000D DSLR Camera Body | £292 from Amazon

Canon EOS 4000D DSLR Camera | £312 from Amazon

Canon EOS M100 | £399.97 from Amazon