What is the best camera make to use in professional photography...

Philippines
August 24, 2009 9:30pm CST
...and what is the best model to use? I always believe that Nikkon is the best camera make for professionals, but I wonder what specific model of Nikkon is the best one. What do you think?
4 responses
@Akkabane (41)
• Indonesia
23 Sep 09
I guess, the upcoming Sony Alpha 500 might be a good choice as well. It's a step up from it's previous model, A200, A300, and A350. Indeed, it's really cheap in it's class. It's 12.3 megapixel and equipped with Sony's new Exmor CMOS sensor. It has several improvement from the previous model. It's faster both for auto focusing as well as the continuous shooting which can shoot picture at 5fps. You can check this product at www.sonystyle.com
• Philippines
16 Jun 10
Pretty nice suggestion Akkabane and you also included the website. I haven't tried or heard anybody using Sony Alpha 500 before, but the suggestion you gave is really novel. Thanks a lot for this.
@jonasbsl (42)
• Philippines
5 Sep 09
Hi Tyra! This is a classic question in photography forums and there is no right or wrong answers. In fact, all brands have their own strengths and weaknesses. As a rule of thumb you buy the best that you can afford. If you are just new to photography but very serious about it, then I would recommend to start at the entry level. In your case (since you're more inclined to Nikon), go for the d40. If that's no longer available, go to the next model. Though it is just an entry level camera, the features are way advanced compared to most professional cameras in the film days. By the time you have outgrown it, you'll definitely know what you want on your next upgrade. Also, invest on camera lens as this is really the one that give you great photos. DSLR bodies just come and go. There's always a new model every year with new features to drool about (it's a never ending cycle), while a good lens will last a lifetime.
• Philippines
16 Jun 10
Wow, very well said jonasbsl, sound like you've been into photography pretty long huh It's like you were speaking from your own experience, which in fact is good, since experience is the best teacher.
• Malaysia
28 Aug 09
well, im using D60 and still new in photographic world. for me,to chose a camera model, you must take a few factor into your consideration. 1st of course your budget 2nd your purpose of having those DLSR. last but not least, DSLR camera is a big man toy. it is an expensive stuff though. think wisely before buying :)
• Philippines
16 Jun 10
So, you started with that too? I think many people go for the D60 than the D40... but I guess it really depends on your needs. I mean you're right, too. THanks.
@dorannmwin (36695)
• United States
25 Aug 09
A friend of mine has just started a professional photography side business. She shoots with a Canon Digital Rebel XSi. I am just an amateur photographer and I shoot with a Canon Digital Rebel XT. Between the pictures taken with her camera and with mine, there is not a lot of difference that I can see between them. Most of the professional photographers in our area use Canon cameras, in fact it is very rare to see someone shoot with a Nikkon. From what I understand, the megapixels of a camera doesn't really make a difference after it is above 8 megapixels. The only difference between the different cameras would be the ability to adjust ISO, aperture, etc.
• Philippines
25 Aug 09
Interesting idea as well. THanks for your opinion, dorannmwin. I think Canon is more expensive than Nikkon as well. I think its name is more popular than Nikkon. Nevertheless, I still love to use Nikkon and I'm actually planning to buy one.