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Old Nov 16, 2010, 6:35 AM   #1
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Default In your opinion, what is the best digital camera? And what does the industry use?

I am currently pursuing photography as a hobby and I am interested in possibly a career. I would like to have a camera that would be reasonable for this. Anyone involved in the industry, what cameras are used? Does it have to be film? Because I prefer digital...Also, in general, what is the best camera, preferably digital?
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Old Nov 16, 2010, 7:04 AM   #2
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There probably is no 'best' digital camera, as there is not 'best' automobile. If you have a defined purpose, you may be able to narrow down the range to a few, and then it is a matter of your preference. And keep in mind that with each new product cycle, all the models seem to be getting better, so a top of the line camera from 3 years ago would just be middle of the road today.

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The cameras used professionally are wide and varied. Oftentimes they are the equipment supplied by your employer - if you work for a newspaper or for a studio owned by someone else. Sometimes if you're in a very demanding field, the high demands might require medium format or large megapixel full frame cameras. For some types of jobs - like professional sports shooting it is advantageous to invest in a system with a wide array of professional bodies, lenses designed for sports work and professional service agencies as can be found for Canon & Nikon. But for portrait, wedding, fashion work you'll find people using any of the brands in a professional capacity. Mostly out of personal preference. Some people prefer to use prime lenses so they choose systems based upon the primes - others prefer zooms so they choose a different system because that system offers zooms in the focal ranges they want at a high level.

But even at the top end there is no single camera that's better than the rest at everything.
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What's the best car? Mercedes S-Class? Ferrari 599 GTO? Bentley Mulsanne? Hyundai Sonata? Ford F150?
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The best camera is the best camera you can afford.

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I think, the best camera is better chosen by avoiding certain kinds of setups and cameras. 1. Avoid any extendable lens cameras. But don't think because it's a 'normal person's camera' that it's bad because it's too normal. If you want to be a good photographers you must have a camera that you keep with you and shoot constantly. Thats' my opinion. With that in mind you can narrow down which cameras not to buy easier than which to buy. -- The 'good' camera you will want is always going to be there for sale. What isn't going to 'be there' is you, with a working camera if you don't get a basic good camera and begin shooting now. A camera that has a fixed zoom lens and between 5 and 8 mp (real mp not calculated ) is the kind of camera to get today and begin to shoot. . If it's got some noise no one will care if the photographer is good at seeing photos. IF you want to be in a studio, today, making money then in my opinion you're not a photographer but a business person selling a commodity that could be hot noodles or hat's that say, "I am here". That kind of behavior has noting to do with which camera and everything to do with having a plan and money lined up for 30 days, 3 months, 1 year and contacts who won't steal but are sharp enough to help you make money after they make their money. - If you're who or what I think you are.. why not spend $500 or $600 for a setup with a flash, batteries, camera with 1 good zoom lens , and use what money left over to take a trip. Hang that camera around your neck and shoot it until your fingers bleed. Then you'll be doing, what I think, what you want to be doing. The money will come.. -- That advice required , probably, 20 years experience to get .. haha. And .. I'm sorry but it's worth what you paid for it. (not to diminish the value). I think it's worth $10,000 or $20,000 ... Ahh. write back in a few years. I'm headed to Europe to do what I just told you
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