Every occasion comes alive when you have photographs to remember them by. The best cameras for professional wedding photography are from the top brands in India – Sony, Canon, and Nokia. They do cost the earth but the photographs they produce make it worth the while.
Nikon D610 ($1,496.95)
One of the best ways to start full-frame photography, Nikon D610 has everything it takes to deliver a high-quality wedding photograph. People say this is because of the low price compared to the other cameras in this range. Though you will have light at most places at a wedding, you have those quiet moments in a secluded corner, where light does not exist. The low-light high-ISO of the Nikon D610 at 2,925 proves a big hit among professionals. It has 39 AF sensors with 9 of them cross-type and 6fps burst rate. The ISO range is 100-6400 expandable to 256,000. It has good colour depth and dynamic range.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III ($2,499.00)
Powered by the 5+ image processor from Canon, the Canon EOS 5D Mark III has a full-frame CMOS 22.3-megapixel sensor that shoots 6 fps video. The 61-point Auto-focus (AF) system provides easy tracking of subjects on the move. The ISO 100-25600 is expandable to 102400. So, you can get clear pictures even for long exposures. It has 5 central dual cross-type points and 21 central points. The sensitivity in low-light makes it ideal for wedding photography. It gives good output focusing accuracy with a range of f/4.0 and f/5.6 lenses.
For those who do not want to invest outright in buying a new camera or lens, there is always the option of renting the photography equipment. The best rental shop for cameras and lenses in Bangalore is Qwikgear.com. This shop has all the latest models and equipment for lighting, stands, memory cards, you name it. They have it and at dirt cheap prices too.
Sony Alpha A99 ($3,198)
The AF-D of the Sony Alpha A99 is the best tracking system ever. The video capture has wonderful image stabilisation and the shoot is fast 1080p 6fps burst mode. It has an OLED electronic viewfinder and the LCD screen has 1,440,000 dots. The camera has ISO 100 – 256,000 which is extendable. It also has a Dual AF system that comes with two phase detection sensors. This helps you get great pictures on the go at a wedding. You can rent the camera at Qwikgear.com if you want it for a day or two.
Canon EOS 6D ($1,499.00)
This is the lightest SLR camera in the EOS range. The sensor resolution is 26.2 megapixel and gives a resolution of 1920×1080. The frame rate is 30 fps and it has a 3-inch LCD screen. It has a touch-screen operable AF and plenty of connectivity such as Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, and NFC. The continuous shooting speed is 6.5fps. The AF is 45-point with ISO range from 100 – 40000 expandable up to 102400. This is a wonderful camera for wedding photography.