If you want to be a photographer, a large investment now can yield incredible results later. A true photographer’s camera requires a level of performance and, often, customization to create high-quality, state-of-the-art images. Read on for a review of the best cameras that are currently on the market that will give you what you’re looking for when it comes to creative control.
Though pricey (at nearly $6,000) the Nikon D4 is the top of the top when it comes to digital SLR professional cameras. With 16.2 million effective pixels, a shooting speed of 11 frames per second, and wide-view 3.2-inch monitor, this camera will keep you happy and provide the highest quality images out there. Its newly designed FX format allows it to capture frames quickly, and the camera has a video feature as well. The camera also has metering and AF systems and intelligently designed controls. Since it comes complete with camera strap, rechargeable battery, USB cable, shoe cover, and connector covers, you’ll definitely be getting your money’s worth with the Nikon D4.
If you’re looking for something a little less expensive than the Nikon D4 but still want high-quality shots, a good alternative is the Fujiflim X100S. This camera comes with an array of functions, including panoramic view, color space, focus check, auto red-eye removal, and digital split image. Able to take approximately 300 frames with a single battery charge, the Fujifilm X100S will keep you shooting for hours. Able to record movies that can be viewed on a 2.8-inch built-in monitor, the Fujifilm X100S is a versatile piece of equipment. The box includes the battery and battery charger, a leather case, lens cover, adapter ring, shoe mount flash, wide conversion lens, protector filter, and stereo microphone.
While its name may be lengthy, the specs on this camera are just right. Priced at $3,999, the Cannon EOS 5D Mark III is the perfect in-between option for the photographer looking for a camera of slightly higher quality than the Fujifilm X100S, but isn’t quite ready to commit to the costs of the Nikon D4. The camera has been much anticipated, and includes a newly designed, full-frame 22.3-megapixel CMOS sensor, a wide range ISO setting for shooting in different lights, and an enhanced image processor for noise reduction and top-of-the-line processing speed. With USB interface cables, an eyecup, battery pack, neck strap, charger, EOS digital solution disc, and a software instruction manual, the Cannon EOS 5D Mark III is an investment worth making.
If spending over a grand on a camera just isn’t in your budget right now, or if you’re an amateur photographer and an expensive camera just isn’t for you, the Sony Cyber-Shot Digital Camera RX100 II is only $750, and packs a big punch for its price. With a high-speed AF, the ability to connect to smartphones via Wi-Fi, JPEG and RAW image capture, a lens feature with a 3.6x zoom, and a 3-inch display, the Sony Cyber Shot won’t disappoint. The camera comes packed with a rechargeable battery pack, AC adapter, USB cable, wrist and shoulder strap, and an instruction manual.
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Image credit goes to Patrick Ng.