TOP 10: The most expensive Cameras in the World

It is a well known fact that one of our favorite hobbies for The Republika editors is Photography.   Taking pictures is an art form that has become one of the better ways of expressing our views of the world to our readers.   There is nothing more gratifying than getting to take a picture that truly says more than a thousand words for you.    Cameras are the tool that is necessary to make this happen and as technology evolves so do these fabulous machines that keep surprising us time and time again.  Just when we think we’ve seen it all, in comes a new one that totally makes others look dated.   This past year alone Canon and Nikon have given us some of the most interesting upgrades in recent years.  With the 5D Mark III, D800e, D4 and now the addition of a possible entry level Full Frame Camera the D600 we aren’t sure what the future holds for the photography business.     Phone cameras have also evolved to the point that the Point and Shoot industry is trembling in fear of being replaced.   With the newest line of ILC ‘s(Interchangeable Lens Camera) like the Nikon N1, Panasonic Lumix DMG-GH2, Sony Alpha NEX 5 and the Samsung NX100, we have a new line of machines to compare to.     There is a line of cameras that can’t be accessed by just anybody, and these are the ones we’ll list here at The Republika.  The most expensive camera’s in the world.    You may save for a Nikon D800E or a Canon 5D Mark III, or you may think the Sony Alpha NEX 5 is what you really need, even if it cost you the same as an entry level DSLR,  but getting a hold of one of these babies is something for the rich or the dedicated photographer.

10.-Nikon D4 Price: $6,000.00

  • 10/11 frames per second continuous shooting in FX-format for up to 150 frames
  • Nikon FX- format (35.9 x 24.0mm) CMOS Sensor with 16.2 effective megapixels
  • Full 1080p HD broadcast quality video
  • View simultaneous Live View output on external monitors and record uncompressed video via HDMI terminal
  • Multi-Area Mode Full HD D-Movie: FX, DX (1.5X crop) and New 1920X1080 (2.7X) Crop modes settings

9.-Leica M9 Price: $7,000.00

  • Smallest full frame digital camera in the world; first Rangefinder camera with a 24 x 36mm format sensor
  • 18-megapixel sensor allows the full 35mm format; custom-designed CCD sensor for optimal performance
  • Newly-developed cover glass to eliminate infrared light contamination, i.e. no IR filters needed

8.- Nikon D3x DSLR Price (Body Only): $ 8,000.00

  • Extreme resolution 24.5-megapixel FX-format (35.9 x 24.0mm) CMOS sensor
  • Nikon EXPEED image processing technologies; 138 MB processed NEF (RAW) 12 or 14-bit image files
  • 3-inch super-density 920,000-dot VGA LCD monitor; 100 percent viewfinder coverage
  • Two Live View shooting modes; continuous shooting at up to 5 fps at full FX-format resolution
  • Dual CF card slots with overflow, backup and copy options

7.-Pentax 645D 40 MP DSLR Price:  $ 9,000.00

  • 40 megapixel CCD sensor provides a top resolution of 7264×5440
  • Fully weather sealed and coldproof design resists rain, snow, dust and other environmental hazards during field use
  • 14 Bit RAW files in Pentax PEF and Adobe DNG formats
  • Dual slot SD/SDHC memory card support
  • Responsive 11 point SAFOX IX+ autofocus system features a light wavelength sensor for improved focus speed even in different lighting environments

6.-Canon EOS-1D Mark III DSLR:  $12,000.00

  • 18.1 MP full frame CMOS sensor
  • Up to 12fps plus 14fps High speed mode
  • 100-51200 ISO, up to H:204800
  • 61 point AF system
  • 100,000 pixel RGB AE metering
  • Full HD 1080p EOS movie

5.-Leica S2-P Price: $30,000.00

  • With the size and handling of a 35 mm camera, its performance and quality set new standards for medium-format photography
  • The complete Leica S-System was developed together with professional photographers with the goal of offering high quality pictures
  • With 37.5 million pixels, cropping is never a problem, even for large-format prints

4.-Panoscan MK-3 Digital 360 Price: $40,000.00

  • 8 times faster than competing brands
  • 4 times more sensitivity
  • Shoots in lowlight
  • Automatic Black Calibration

3.-Phase One P65 Price: $41,000.00

  • 65 MP Sensor Full Frame
  • Constant Zoom
  • Poster Sized Pictures

2.-Seitz 6×17 Digital Panoramic Camera Price: $43,000.00

  • 160 MP Images
  • 6X17 images with high quality range and color

1.-Hasselblad H4D-200MS Price: $45,000.00

  • 50 to 60 MP sensor
  • 6 shots for 1 RAW image
  • Autofocus for comercial Photographers


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