Which camera is best for professional photography?

The profession of photography is a mixed bag with plenty of effort and dedication thrown together for the most part. If you are not sure what you want to see through the lens of your camera, you are not going to get any picture worth talking about. And yet, the choice of the camera is as important as the sun in the morning skies.

Buy the full frame camera

Canon EOS 5DS R Full FrameObviously, a full-frame camera is the best. This is because of the size of the sensor which makes all the difference to the quality of the photograph. The full-frame camera has a sensor size of 36x24mm which is the biggest you can buy. Of course, there are bigger frames in the professional range such as the medium format but they are prohibitively expensive.

Historically, 35mm remains the size of small film size. All the cameras have a crop size. This we find as 1.3x, 1.5x, and 1.6x, which is the normal range for all cameras. The Olympus has 2x which is the notable exception. What happens in these cameras is that the picture is only a part of the full frame. Meaning, you get about 85% of the original size and a part along the edges of the picture is cropped. You get an extra depth to the picture as the crop factor increases. But, the size of the picture decreases.

Mirrorless cameras

Mirrorles Cameras

The mirrorless interchangeable lens camera (MILC) has a lens mount like any single lens SLR camera but uses a digital display instead of the optical mirror and viewfinder. Some examples are Sony Alpha A6000L 24.3MP Digital SLR, Canon EOS M3 EF-M 18-55, and Nikon 1 J5 Mirrorless Digital Camera. Mirrorless cameras are lighter and more compact than the bulky DSLR cameras. You can shoot faster videos with higher quality but you cannot use as many lenses as you could with the DLSR.

No money to buy then rent

This is the best option for those who are not having money to pay the full price. You can check the camera rental shops in your vicinity. In Bangalore, we have the QwikGear Camera Rental store where you get top quality cameras and lenses. They have the best DSLR cameras, wide angle lenses, and photography equipment for prices starting at Rs 1000 per day. If you shoot for one or two days, this option will save you money and give you the best cameras such as Canon, Nikon, and others.

Consider lower-end DSLRs

Instead of considering mirrorless cameras, you might want to upgrade to entry-level DSLR cameras. These are cheaper than the high-end DSLR cameras and easier to handle. It has many more features than the lower end camera but these increase the cost proportionately. So, opt for a kit, which is a camera body with an 18-55 mm lens that is good for portrait to landscape photography. You can add telephoto and zoom lens to your kit as you go along.  The top camera for beginners includes Nikon D3400, Canon EOS Rebel T7i, and Nikon 5600.

The best full frame DSLR cameras include Canon EOS 5D Mark IV and the Nikon D810. Buying a camera according to the price we can afford may not be so fruitful. It is better to rent a camera for a day or two until we can afford to pay the price for the full frame camera.

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