Best Camera for Professional Photography

Best Camera for Professional Photography is massive.  At last count this table is 30+ columns wide.  These are the full-frame options.  “Best Camera for Professional Photography” has the best facts to decide on the best full frame to add to your tools for great photography or to start your new career.  Facts are gathered from numerous sources.  I found that I was going from site to site gathering facts for my recent purchase.  It would be great to have all the info together, with connection to the latest price.  Scroll to see what you may not at first glance. 

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Best Camera for Professional Photography
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Camera Intro - Launched Wt. Approx oz(gm) #AF Spots Cards # of Card Slots Mega-pixel FPS Max Viewfinder Video Res Max Highest Frame Rate @1080 Highest Frame Rate @4K Average Price Screen Size inch Touchscreen LCD Movement Check Price Camera In Body Image Stablization ISO Range Standard Flash Sync Shutter Speeds Intervalometer for Stills Multi Sizes of Raw Compressed & Uncompressed Raw Average Price Estimate ISO Range Extended Still File formats Footage File Formats Pop Up Flash EVF Pixel Count (millions) Rear LCD Pixel Count (millions) Connections AV Connections Camera
Canon 6D Mark II 2017/06 24.0 (685) 45 SD/SDHC/SDXC 1 26.2 6.5 Optical HD 60 na 1200 3.0 Y Vari-Angle Check Price Canon 6D Mark II Video Only 100-40,000 1/180 30 sec-1/4000 Y Y No $1200 50-102,400 Jpeg, Raw MP4, MOV, Motion JPEG, All-I No None 1.04 Hotshoe, Mini USB Type 2 Mic, Canon N3, HDMI-C Mini Canon 6D Mark II
Sony A9 2017/05 20.7 (558) 693 Memory Stick Pro Duo, Pro-HG Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC 1 24.2 20 EVF 4K 120 30 3500 3.0 Y TiltCheck Price Sony A9 Y 100-51,200 1/250 30 sec-1/32,000 N N Y $3500 50-204,800 Jpeg, Raw XAVC S, AVC HD No 3.68 1.44 Hotshoe, PC Phones, Mic, HDMI-D (Micro) Sony A9
Canon EOS RP 2019/02 16.0 (440) 4779 SD/SDHC/SDXC 1 26.2 5 EVF 4K 60 25 1000 3.0 Y Vari-Angle Check Price Canon EOS RP Video Only 100-40,000 1/180 30 sec-1/4000 Y Y No $1000 50-102,400 Jpeg, Raw MP4 No 2.36 1.04 Hotshoe, USB 2.0, USB Type-C Phones, Mic, Canon E3, HDMI C (Mini) Canon EOS RP
Nikon D850 2017/08 32.3 (916) 153 XQD / SD 2 45.7 7 Optical 4K 60 30 2800 3.2 Y TiltCheck Price Nikon D850 No 64-25,600 1/250 30 sec-1/8000 Y Y Y $2800 32-102,400 Jpeg, Tiff, Raw MP4, MOV No None 2.36 10-Pin, X-Sync, USB 3 Phones, Mic, HDMI-C Nikon D850
Nikon Z7 2018/09 20.7 (585) 493 XQD 1 45.7 9 EVF 4K 120 30 2700 3.2 Y Tilt Check Price Nikon Z7 Y 64-25,600 1/200 30 sec-1/8000 Y Y Y $2700 32-102,400 Jpeg, Tiff, Raw MP4, MOV No 3.69 2.10 10-Pin, USB-C, Stereo Mini-Jack, HDMI-C Nikon Z7
Nikon Z6 2018/11 20.7 (585) 273 XQD 1 24.5 12 EVF 4K 120 30 1700 3.2 Y Tilt Check Price Nikon Z6 Y 100-51,200 1/200 30 sec-1/8000 Y Y Y $1700 50-204,800 Jpeg, Tiff, Raw MP4, MOV No 3.69 2.10 10-Pin, USB-C, Stereo Mini-Jack, HDMI-C Nikon Z6
Canon 5Dsr 2015/06 29.8 (845) 61 CF / SD 2 50.6 5 Optical HD 30 NA 3700 3.2 No NOCheck Price Canon 5Dsr No 100-6400 1/200 30 sec-1/8000 Y No No $3900 50-12,800 Jpeg, Raw MPEG4, MOV No None 1.04 USB-3 Mic, HDMI-C Canon 5Dsr
Canon EOS R 2018/10 20.5 (580) 5655 SD 1 30.3 8 EVF 4K 30 60 1800 3.2 Y Vari-Angle Check Price Canon EOS R No 100-40000 1/200 30 sec-1/8000 No Y Y $1800 50-102,400 Jpeg, Raw MP4, MPEG4 No 3.69 2.10 ES-3,USB-C 3.1, Phones, Mic, HDMI-C Canon EOS R
Sony A7rIV 2019/09 23.0 (665) 567 SD/SDHC/SDXC/Micro SD 2 61.0 10 EVF 4K 120 30 3500 3.0 Y TiltCheck Price Sony A7r IV Y 100-32000 250 30 sec-1/8000 No No Y $3500 50-102,400 Jpeg, Raw XAVC S, AVCHD No 5.76 1.44 USB-C, Hot Shoe, PC Terminal 3.5mm Headphone, 3.5mm Microphone, HDMI D (Micro) Sony A7r IV
Sony A7r III 2017/10 23.2 (657) 399 SD 2 42.4 10 EVF 4K 120 30 2500 3.0 Y Tilt Check Price Sony A7r III Y 100-32000 1/250 30 sec-1/8000 No Y Un Only $2500 50-102,400 Jpeg, Raw XAVC S, AVCHD No 3.69 1.44 USB 3.1, USB-C Phones, Mic,HDMI-D Sony A7r III
Sony A7 III 2018/02 22.8 (650) 693 SD 2 24.2 10 EVF 4K 120 30 1800 3.0 Y Tilt Check Price Sony A7 III Y 100-51200 1/250 30 sec-1/8000 No No Un Only $1800 50-204,800 Jpeg, Raw XAVC S, AVCHD No 2.36 0.92 USB 2.0, USB 3.0, USB-C Phones, Mic, HDMI-D Sony A7 III
Nikon D750 2014/09 26.5 (750) 51 SD 2 24.1 6.5 Optical HD 60 NA 1200 3.2 No Tilt Check Price Nikon D750 No 100-12,800 1/200 30 sec-1/4000 Y No Y $1200 50-51,200 Jpeg, Tiff, Raw MOV Y None 1.23 USB 2 Phones, Mic, HDMI C Nikon D750
Canon 5D Mark IV 2016/09 28.2 (800) 61 CF / SD 2 30.4 7 Optical 4K 60 30 2500 3.2 Y NOCheck Price Canon 5D Mark IV No 100-32000 1/200 30 sec-1/8000 Y Y No $2500 50-102,400 Jpeg, Raw MJPEG, MOV, MP4 No None 1.62 USB 3 Stereo Mini-Jack, Mic, HDMI-C, Canon 5D Mark IV

Click the arrows in a column heading and instantly the column will rearrange the entries based on your column of choice.   Click it again and the order will reverse.  The table changes to your wishes.  It’s dynamic.  Try the number of AF spots….click that column……and you’ll see the camera model with over 5000 spots for focusing.

They're All the Same

Not quite.  Same in 6 areas anyway.  They’re all full frame.  And they have a Hot Shoe for adding light or video accessories.  They have shutter speeds that include B for Bulb.  GPS is working it’s way into being standard on these  but some are only making it available by borrowing location info from your cell phone.  GPS is being held back until more specific information is available.  Some type of custom menu is the last of common features.   Use this, as the growing number of menu items on todays cameras grow; but, the most needed adjustments are now gathered for your use, quickly.  For me, I’m able to access the details of my Auto ISO and other quick adjustments and make changes on short notice by way of a custom menu, My Menu on my Nikon.  It’s a must have for me.  Take your time with all the information and enjoy Best Camera for Professional Photography.

Pick Your New or Next Camera

BUT WAIT! You left out the Canon 6D……I was so wanting to see how the D5 Nikon campares to these listed….why no Fujifilm?

These 9 are specifically chosen as the “hot” cameras in the marketplace.  Add to the comments your requests and you can be a part of version 2 of this grouping and possibly contribute to an upcoming crop sensor gathering. 

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The Attitude of TEKeez

There is an underlying thread woven through the fabric of TEKeez from its birth.  I’m not big at telling folks what they should buy.  From camera’s to lenses and lighting gear there are many good companies producing greatness.  I will freely tell you what I use and the why that follows my be helpful.  I have used some of the brands for well over 30 years and I feel strongly about the choices I made and stuck with.  One thing I can suggest is to consider the long term when you make a choice.  Stick with a company and they will become an extension of your creativity.

This grid of information is lengthy and designed to give you all the measurements and facts to compare and meke your decision.

Best Camera for Professional Photography

The Process

If you’re looking for answers to your questions about the latest full frame cameras like:

What camera should i buy; which is the best camera for photography beginners; which dslr camera is best for me; or which is the best camera for professional photography, you’ve come to a great source.  I’m frustrated when I look for the latest info because I must visit numerous sites to gather info.  I did the gathering for you (say thank you in the comments) and created a substantial spreadsheet with many headings.  Hopefully, covering many tastes and specialties.  I tried to cover the topics a fast action sports shooter would be looking for and the high resolution big print person would find important.  Specific things to portrait shooters were added.  Nightscape and astro photography enthusiast would be interested in the intervalometer.  Travel folks would be interested in GPS so I added that and I found that some of the manufacturers are moving toward interfacing with phone apps to achieve the coordinates.  That info is not complete. I’m gathering the facts so I’ll update as that info gets to a point of dependability I’m comfortable with.

Your Input is Welcome

Spend some time with the info—all 36 headings and add to it.  HOW?  If there is something you wish had it’s own heading, drop me a note or add a comment and I’ll do the legwork and it will be considered for a revision.  Thanks

Best Camera for Professional Photography
Best Camera for Professional Photography

The information contained has been gathered and checked and checked again.  Many numbers have been rounded and some information is only approximate.  Did I explain that we check and recheck.  If a mistake got through please except my apologies.