Which is the best professional camera?

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India
December 16, 2006 7:24am CST
I want to buy a new camera to get into professional photography. Can anyone suggest me a camera that is best suited for professional use. (I am into wildlife and other outdoor photography)
5 responses
• United States
16 Dec 06
Are you looking for a film camera or digital?
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• India
16 Dec 06
I am looking for a digital camera .
• United States
16 Dec 06
If you're not on a tight budget I would go for a Nikon D80 ($899 for body only, $1299 for kit). If you want to go Canon get the Canon 30D. Personally I'd go with Nikon because I like thier flash system better. If your a beginner, I'd get either with a kit lense, but if you really want good quality images you are gonna need to get other lenses depending on what kind of shooting you do. I'm not to familar with Canon's system of lenses, but for a great all around lense for Nikon the 18-200mm VR (~$800) has been praised by many.
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@rabbit5 (63)
• United States
22 Dec 06
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30S 8.32 Megapixel, 12x Optical/4x Digital Zoom, Digital Camera
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25 Dec 06
I would suggest to have a look at the Canon S2 IS with 12x Optical Zoom or the Sony DSC H2 also with 12x Digital Zoom. The best website to decide on the type of camera needed is http://www.dpreview.com
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• Philippines
16 Dec 06
I'd suggest a Canon 350D or a Canon 400D Digital SLR. It's quite pricey but it's a really good camera.
25 Dec 06
I too agree with this one. I would go for the Canon 400D over the Canon 350D. With the added advantage of megapixels, the Canon 2350D being 6MP and the Canon 400D being 10MP. I would go for the Canon 400D anytime.
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25 Dec 06
The best Digital Camera for a wildlife photography should have a good zoom capability. Since for a wildlife photography needs to be done from a remote location from the subject. So the best one would be Canon S2 IS with 12x digital zoom or Sony DSC H2.
@cristi20 (2139)
• Romania
16 Dec 06
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