If you thought that your camera is expensive, you will probably change your opinion after reading this list of 12 best quality most expensive professional digital cameras. Although DSLR cameras became more affordable for ‘common people’, there are still those which only professionals with deep pockets can afford. Let’s start with the meaning of DSLR. DSLR is a shortcut for Digital Single Lens Reflex. Digital refers to camera’s capability to collect image data and store it on a memory card instead of relying on film, like in old times. Single lens reflex means that the camera has mirror and prism that reflect the actual view of the scene. Once you get your first DSLR it is very likely that you will keep upgrading it. Until that happens, take a look at our recommendation on 6 Easiest DSLR Cameras to Use for Beginners. If you are still not convinced to buy a DSLR and opt for something more compact, our list of 13 Best Small Lightweight Digital SLR Cameras should help you choose the right one.
With good quality comes a high price tag as well and we already wrote about the 11 Most Expensive DSLR Cameras On The Market, but things change in the world of technology so it’s the right time to compile a new list. While some of the biggest brands improved some of their older models top of the list is more or less the same when it comes to most expensive cameras in 2015, 2016 and 2017 as well. When it comes to video cameras, medal for the most expensive video camera goes to Panasonic VariCam 35 with the price of $35,000, according to Insider Monkey’s list of most expensive video cameras. Be prepared for a shocker because the most expensive camera lens in the world costs $2,000,000. Yes, Leica 1600mm f/5.6 Telephoto Lens costs 2 million dollars.
In order to compile this list of the best quality most expensive professional digital cameras I consulted The DSLR News, Tech Radar and Amateur photographer. Each of these technology websites compiled their own suggestions and I singled out those with the highest prices. Our focus was placed on the newest (2017) data and professional cameras of the best quality. Vintage cameras or limited edition cameras were not taken into consideration. I focused solely on those that everyone (with a lot of money at least) can purchase. With additional research, I compiled this list of best quality most expensive professional digital cameras ranking them from lowest to highest price. If you want to know more about the most expensive camera in the world (2017) scroll all the way to number one on our list. Please note that the images shown throughout the text do not correspond to the actual professional digital cameras on our list, but only serve an illustrative purpose.