What kind of camera do most professional photographers use?
You can go far with a good camera or you can stay at home. The professional photographer knows this and gets the camera to go with his tastes and ambition.
Start with the sensor
The major thing that makes a difference to the camera is its sensor. It is the heart of the camera, the one that captures the images and stores them in the memory chip. Most of the mid-range priced DSLR cameras have an APS-C sensor. The physical dimension of the chip is 23.6×15.7mm on Nikon and 22.2×14.8mm on Canon. Here the professional photographer chooses the camera with the full-frame sensor.
The chip size in the full frame sensor is 36x24mm; the standard width of the 35mm film is pretty much the same and hence the name, full frame sensor. This area is as much as 2.5 times that of the APS-C sensor. By getting more pixels on the sensor, the clarity of the picture improves. Full frame mirrorless cameras too are beginning to match the output of the DSLR cameras. The Alpha 7R II and the Leica SL are two examples of this.
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
One of the best DSLR cameras in the sense of completeness is Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. It has a full frame CMOS sensor (30.4MP). It has a 61-point AF, 41 cross-type while the screen type is 3.2-inch touchscreen. The touchscreen has 1.62 million dots. It offers 4K video recording and maximum continuous shooting speed of 7 fps. It gives stunning pictures through its advanced AF system. But, this is something the average photography enthusiast will not be able to afford.
There is one way out. Those who live or visit Bengaluru can rent their camera and the accessories from wildclickz. You can get the top cameras such as the Canon EOS 5D Mark III for Rs 3,000 per day. They do the delivery to your place if you want them to or else you can go to the shop and pick up your stuff. They have all the things you need for professional photography. So, if you are a professional photographer and are visiting Bengaluru, you can rent the camera whenever required.
The next one in the list is the Nikon D810 which is again a full frame CMOS camera. The sensor size is 36.3 MP and it has 51-point AF, 15 cross-hair. The screen has 1,228, 800 dots and is 3.2 inch in size. The maximum continuous shooting speed is 5-fps with video recording at 1080 p. The shortcoming in this is that it does not have Wi-Fi which makes it tough for the professionals.
Having a good autofocus system helps one to get clear pictures in tricky situations. The 51-point AF of the Nikon is a boon for professional photographers. The obvious choice is to opt for the camera that handles better. In this respect, the D810 rises to the occasion. Another thing that is in its favour is the long battery life. And remember, you do not have to own the camera, just rent it.