What is the best type of professional camera?

I'm looking for a professional camera, Nikon or Canon that is decent, but not too pricey.

The type of photography i would do wouldn't be action shots, but just people, scenery, dogs, etc.

hmm, the price range would be 500-700.

Thank you!

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  • B.E.I.
    Lv 7
    9 years ago
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    For your budget, you are looking at an entry level DSLR.

    The entry level (beginner) DSLRs (with a "kit" lens)start around $550

    The semi-professional DSLRs (no lenses included) start around $1700 and

    The professional grade DSLRs (no lenses included) start around $4000+

    Both Nikon and Canon make nice cameras. First... you will need to determine what your budget is for the camera, lenses, extra batteries, memory cards, and a nice padded case (don't forget taxes/shipping/etcetera). Then visit a local camera shop and try the different brands/models out in your budget to see which one fits/feels best in your hands and that you can operate.

    EDIT: There are other professional brands besides Nikon and Canon..such as Mamiya, Hasselblad, and Leaf...but then again, unless you you can afford $20,000+ cameras, they are not for you.

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  • 4 years ago

    A lot of professional cameras nevertheless have the function dial with the little picture of the mountain, and the flower, and the moon and the stars, while entry-level SLRs also have the P, A, S (or Tv on Canon) and M modes. Rich, dumb brats can afford "professional" cameras, so manufacturers make sure to put on those modes professionals never use. Conversely, some professional photographers can't afford top-of-the-line equipment. The Canon Digital Rebel is a frequent choice for the talented but cash-strapped young photographer. In a nutshell, I'd say get an SLR. From there, choose Canon or Nikon. It's possible to own both Canon and Nikon equipment (esp. if you can afford it), but if money's an issue, choose one brand or the other and stick with it for all your accessories.

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  • EDWIN
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    I suggest looking at the Sony SLT A33. This DSLR uses Sony's Translucent Mirror Technology (TMT) which allows for full-time continuous auto focus whether you're shooting still pictures or 1080 HD video. TMT also allows for shooting 7fps (frames per second) which is the fastest in its price range. The SLT A33 also features 2D or 3D Sweep Panorama and in-camera HDR.

    Here is a review of the A33: http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/AA33/AA33A.H...

    At B&H - http://www.bhphotovideo.com - the Sony SLT A33 w/18-55mm lens is $699.99 with free USA shipping.

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  • 9 years ago

    Only Canon and Nikon make professional cameras? Oh my, I guess Hasselblad, Phase One, Mamiya, and Pentax (645D) all make pretty incompetent cameras. Who would've thought!

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  • 9 years ago

    -http://www.blacks.ca/blacks/jump/product/32026/Can...

    -http://www.blacks.ca/blacks/jump/product/31395/Nik...

    -http://www.blacks.ca/blacks/jump/product/8744/Niko...

    also you should get a lense too. a macro lens is good for close ups. make sure to ask if it fits with the camera you've chosen.

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