What's The Best Camera?
Canon has released their Canon 7D. It also announced the Canon 1DMk4 with 16 Megapixels and an ISO of 100,000+. Nikon has released the Nikon D300s and the Nikon D3s with 12 Megapixels and an ISO of 100,000+. Think about it, usable cameras that can take photos of a black cat in a coal mine and all that for around $5000. Amazing!
Pentax has the first camera, that I know of, that is rated for -10Â°Celsius or 14Â°Fahrenheit with their K7 at a very reasonable price of under $1500. Many cameras like the Canon 1D and Nikon D3 often operate at these temperatures but they are not certified for those cold temperatures.
So what's the best camera? That will depend if you are talking cameras or photos. The majority of the people talks cameras and don't care about photo. My experience is that at least Â¾ of the people want to discuss their brand, and how they …
- Please note that whenever somebody asks for: What's the best…? They have no idea about what they are asking about.
- Please note that whenever somebody asks for: What's a good…for…? Now that's a conversation worth having.
To take photos, you need to have a camera with you. That's not rocket science: no camera, no photo. According to Flickr, their number one camera is the Apple iPhone. I wrote about it in Cameras and Competition. Chase Jarvis even published the first book of photos entirely taken with an iPhone.
Purpose of the camera
- I'm status conscious: Nikon is always better than Canon. Look at photo clubs and you will see it.
- I'm rational: Canon's better than Nikon. Wider range of lenses and the cameras are very good.
- I'm different: Olympus. The cameras are not always the top, but their lenses always make it up. The combination of an Olympus camera and a good Olympus lens will make it at least as good as the big brands or often better.
- I'm different and I prefer prime lenses: Pentax.
- I'm cheap: Sony. The only Full Frame under $2000.