There are many different kinds of cameras out there, but if you’re looking for the right one for photography, you’re in the right place. Regardless of whether you’ve got a few bucks to spend and want the best value or looking for the best of the best, we’ll have an option for you.
To help you make a smart decision, we have highlighted the best professional cameras available on the market right now. We have listed them based on the price, quality, durability, and performance. Read on to find out more!
Professional Cameras: Nikon D850 Full Frame DSLR
Extreme resolution meets extreme speed. This is how Nikon markets one of its best cameras so far. The Nikon D850 allows you to capture action at 45.7 MPs with amazing resolution. The camera also features one of the best autofocus systems ever seen on a DSLR camera, with an impressive 153 AF points. It possesses a bright and large 0.75x optical viewfinder – the largest ever seen on a Nikon DSLR. Moreover, it can shoot a video at 4K resolution and the sensor won’t crop it at 30p and will let you enjoy the view of your lens. Oh, and did we mention that it also has a powerful battery life of 1840 shots?
Professional Cameras: Sony a7R III Full Frame
If you’re considering buying a mirrorless camera rather than a DSLR, then you might want to have a look at Sony’s latest high-resolution a7R III mirrorless camera. Although it lags behind its rival Nikon D850 when it comes to the sensor, it surely beats at burst shooting with a fascinating 10 frames per second. The camera handling has improved significantly, which can be attributed to the arrival of a joystick: and this leads to a better autofocus system. When it is in an autofocus mode and the Eye-AF activated, the camera continuously focuses on the subject’s eye, no matter what the subject does.
Professional Cameras: FUJIFILM GFX 50S
This Fujifilm GFX 50S camera is designed for those who enjoy the process of shooting and are willing to put a little effort to get the ultimate image quality. With the same 51.4 MP sensor as most other cameras, the Fujifilm GFX 50S has a much larger sensor size which results in much larger pixels. The camera is very well though-out and comfortable to use, including a joystick, which improves the autofocus system. The Fujifilm GFX 50S opt only for contrast-detect, which doesn’t make it the best camera for action shooting, but definitely a winner for landscape and studio photography.
LUMIX GH5 4K Mirrorless ILC Camera
Continuing our picks for the hottest mirrorless cameras, this next Lumix GH5 camera is perfect for exceptional video quality. The Lumix GH5’s electronic viewfinder is a huge improvement from its last version. You’ll also be able to experience Panasonic’s ‘6K Photo’ feature, which allows you to take 18 MP images from a high- quality video footage at 30 fps at an unlimited burst rate. Currently the Lumix GH5 shoots Cinema 4K at 60p. The camera’s holding is also great, with a refined touchscreen interface and bright and large EVF. To sum up, the Lumix GH5 is awesome for a go-to solution at home photography as well as breathtaking video shooting.
Cameras: Sony Alpha a9 Mirrorless Digital
The Sony Alpha a9 is a long-awaited mirrorless camera and the photography fans could not be happier upon its arrival. The camera is able to shoot at 20 frames per second with absolutely no viewfinder blackout. The autofocus system of 693 grams is not only quick, but also covers 93% of the of the area. Moreover, the quickness of subject tracking in any lighting has to be seen to be believed. One of the minor drawbacks that can be observed though is the very limited touchscreen. But overall, the camera is really phenomenal and meets the demand of any professional photographer.
Cameras: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II
This is the first camera from Olympus with phase-detection autofocus, focus peaking, and higher frame rates to boot. The camera’s autofocus is completely different from its predecessors and has a new algorithm for better subject tracking. It’s very compact and solid while being much smaller than a usual mirrorless camera. This helps it find focus much easier than a lot of larger mirrorless cameras do. It also possesses a 121 point autofocus, which offers both contrast and phase detection. The burst shooting impresses with 18 fps with continuous AF and AE tracking, but is able to increase to 60 fps in AF and AE lock. In a nutshell, the OM-D E-M1 Mark II was made to steal the spotlight away from its competitors.
Cameras: PENTAX K-1
This is the first full-frame DSLR camera from Pentax, and it’s already very popular among landscape and still photographers. The 36 MP sensor supplied by Sony attracts many enthusiastic photographers. The quality of the images is beyond expectations, creating a good balance between noise and detail visibility. This is not the best one for sport or other action-involving photography since the autofocus system is a little vulnerable. Still, the camera is very well shaped and is very comfortable to shoot with for long periods of time.
Cameras: EOS 5D Mark IV
Canon never fails to impress. This EOS 5D IV camera is suited for almost any type of photography, whether still or action. The 30.4 MP sensor is a significant improvement from its latest model, producing very detailed pictures, and the 61-point autofocus system is sensitive even at -4EV in Live View, which is darker than moonlight. So you won’t have any problem shooting is weak light. There is an improvement in the burst rate as well, and the camera has a remarkable 900 shots battery life. Apart from the slightly irritating DCI 4K video shooting, the camera is simply great for any situation.
Cameras: HASSELBLAD X1D
This mirrorless Hasselblad X1D requires a little more care and attention than a usual camera, but the quality you’ll get instead is mind-blowing. The 50 MP relatively large sensor delivers an outcome with less noise and wider dynamic range. The touchscreen interface is also very quick and bright. It’s a little slower than many DSLR and mirrorless cameras, but the autofocus system isn’t bad at all. The clarity of each photo taken by the Hasselblad X1D is definitely worth its price. Portable and powerful, this camera has set the bar of quality and professionalism higher than the expectations.
Cameras: Sony Alpha a7S II Mirrorless Digital
We’ve decided to include a bonus for the videographers out there too. Even though you can take excellent photos with it too, the Sony Alpha a7S mirrorless camera is widely considered as one of the best video shooting cameras right now. It is capable of UHD 4K internal recording at 30 fps and 1080p at 120 fps. Apart from the 12.2 MP sensor, the camera also involves a BIONZ X image processor, that work together to obtain a dynamic range with reduced noise and high sensitivity. If you shoot videos frequently you should seriously consider Sony Alpha a7S II as it will never disappoint with its video quality.
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