Wondering which are top most expensive digital cameras? Each season we see new cameras with advanced features and new technological functions released. The attraction towards photography and pictures has only increased since the first camera appeared around 1816, designed by Nicéphore Niépce. The development of digital cameras took our fascination with images to a whole new level, which has swelled to massive usage across the world today with cameras being in the pockets of most people on their phones.
With the development of smartphones, the possibility of taking pictures with our phone has given us all the chance to be photographers and capture life’s moments as they happen. There is no doubt the rise and usage of cameras has taken the love affair with images to its peak. Moreover, the diverse applications on our smartphones allow us to modify photos and show our friends our lifestyle with pretty cool pics. Yet, some of these apps aren’t cheap. Among the operating systems for mobile phones, Android has become very popular, and developers have come up with creative apps with a price tag that sometimes surprises us. Check out our list with The 14 Most Expensive Android Apps!
Nevertheless, it is interesting to note that the digital camera world is pretty huge, despite relatively high quality cameras being equipped on most smartphones. While some digital cameras are for our daily usage, and a good one can cost less than $100, there are some other digital cameras designed precisely for professional photographers. These high-quality digital cameras can capture sharp and detailed images, and can indeed cost quite a large amount of money. All the advertisements we see, the amazing spreads on magazines and fabulous productions usually have are captured by these incredible digital cameras.
So now we present you the top most expensive digital cameras currently available. Wondering how much it would cost to become a pro photog? Check out our list!
No. 10 Olympus Pen Art Edition by Suzko – $25,000
The special art edition Olympus Pen camera was co-designed by Japanese company Olympus, and Harrods, London’s legendary department store. Urban artist Suzko, and fashion photographer Jay McLaughlin were involved in the design of this camera. Each and every Olympus Pen Art Edition is unique. To complete the extravagance, this camera also comes with a matching Vespa Scooter, and a photographic training session with McLaughlin. It might be a good deal after all.
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No. 9 Leica M9 Titanium – $26,500
Leica designed a titanium camera, which has a hand-engraved pure resin logo, inlaid with white enamel. Leica also used titanium on a previous model, the Summilux-M 35mm F1.4 lens. Yet this one is a special edition, and a collector’s piece indeed.
No. 8 Hasselblad H4D – 40 Ferrari Edition – $29,500
A magnificent duo: Hasselblad, the significant Swedish camera manufacturer, and Ferrari, amazing company which has been designing and manufacturing cars since 1929. These two have created the excellent Hasselblad H4D-40 Ferrari Edition. This camera has the iconic Ferrari Red Rosso Fuoco, and the prancing horse logo. Regarding its features, it comes with a 40 megapixel, 33.1 mm by 44.2 mm sensor.
No. 7 Leica S Edition 100 – $34,000
Another Leica fantastic device, the Leica S Edition 100 is a special edition created in 2014 to celebrate its centenary. The camera is medium format, and has a large 37.5 megapixel 45×30 mm sensor, that allows the taking of very sharp, high quality images. The camera and the lens feature a unique ‘Edition 100’ engraving.
No. 6 Panoscan MK-3 Panoramic – $40,000
This camera is the fastest panoramic photos digital camera. It takes full resolution 360-degree images in just 54 seconds, without the loss of detail or quality. The Panoscan MK-3 Panoramic was designed according to the manufacturer, for professional use.
No. 5 Seitz 6×17 Digital – $43,000
Seitz, Swiss camera manufacturer, developed the first digital 6×17 camera. This camera can capture 160 million pixel images, at a fast rate of 300 MB per second. The camera has high-end Schneider lenses as well as Linhof or Fuji 617 lenses.
No. 4 Hasselblad H4D 200 MS – $45,000
This camera was designed for professional photographers, and requires some knowledge to be operated. It is especially good for taking pictures of still subjects. It has a 50 megapixel sensor and uses sensor-shift, multi-shot (MS) technology to create a 200 megapixel file from six images taken at slight offsets.
No. 3 Leica M9-P Edition Hermes – $50,000
Leica is always ahead when it comes to teaming up with amazing brands so as to create innovative products. This time, Leica joined up with Hermes, the French luxury brand, to design and release a new luxurious, limited-edition digital camera: the Leica M9-P. The camera is covered in calfskin leather and was released as part of an exclusive 100-piece collection.
No. 2 Canon Diamond Ixus – $54,000
Canon released a series of diamond-clad cameras on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of its acclaimed Ixus compact camera. The Diamond Ixus has 380 encrusted diamonds, supplied by Antwerp-based Eddie Elzas. Yet, the device hasn’t been improved from the 6-mexapixel original.
No. 1 Phase One 645DF with P65+ Sensor – $55,000
This is probably one of the best cameras out there. It is a medium format camera which captures astonishing quality images thanks to its highly-rated 80 megapixel P65+ digital back sensor. The camera has three lenses and a sensor, which cost quite a large sum. This Danish high-end digital photography specialist has created the 645DF.