You will probably be saving money for all your life to buy one of these photo cameras. It’s even hard to bring yourself to call them ‘gadgets’ – maybe masterpieces for crowned photographers or maybe the greatest foolishness of the world. Who knows?
Each of these photo cameras is distinguished with its specifications, design or history, so everybody will find something interesting here. And if you’re going to rob a bank, to marry the billionaire’s daughter or to win a million dollars in a lottery then welcome to the world of unthinkably rich photographers and collectors!
1.Susse Freres Daguerreotype Camera nearly $978,000
Susse Freres daguerreotype camera is the most expensive and the oldest camera ever built (1893). Moreover it’s one of the first two commercially-produced camera.s It was made by Alphonse Giroux and signed by Jacques Mande Daguerre. For enthusiastic photographers it might be the real masterpiece of art.
2.O-Series Leica No.107 $500,000
O-Series Leica No.107 is one of the earliest portable cameras which was created in 1923 by Oskar Barnack. There were produced nearly 20 cameras to know the competitiveness of portable cameras. This one was lately taken off to the New York for getting a patent.
3.Phase One IQ180 Digital Back $47,990
Phase One IQ180 digital camera can hardly be called a ‘photo camera’, it’s probably a super powerful multi-system hidden in an ordinary camera. Photos taken with this camera take much space that’s why there are 3 USB ports and one FireWire 800 slot. So be ready to throw these huge photos on your computer very often.
4.Leaf AFi 10$43,700
The main feature of this camera is a Verto technology which allows to change the orientation from portrait to landscape with a simple button click. You don’t need to turn your photo camera over.
This digital camera is a real dream for landscape photographers and those who are dying to take large-format shots.
The Hasselblad H4D-60 is probably the most expensive digital camera ever. This camera is famous with its extra large sensor with 60 megapixels. This breathtaking photo camera can open the door to the Hasselblad Owners’ Club – an exclusive club of professional photographers .
It is the perfect photo camera for professional fine art photographers and photo studios. Moreover if you’re going to take photos of quick moving objects then this camera will give you the best result. It’s great 50 megapixels photo camera with 36.7 x 49.1mm CCD image sensor with 16-bit color
7. Hasselblad H3DII-50 $37,000
This 50 megapixel photo camera was created by the High-class company Hasselblad for true professionals. Developers say that this camera requires a few tens of GB memory cards because every photo is nearly 300MB.
8. Leica 10715 M9 “Titan” Set Digital Camera $34,999
Don’t you think that this photo camera and Volkswagen cars have something in common? Walter de Silva, the head of the design division at the Volkswagen Group, participated in its creation.
All visible metal parts of this fashionable camera and lens are made from solid titanium, inlays on the camera body are made from genuine leather. There are not so many photography gadgets in the world of such quality, that’s why the price is very high.
9.Mamiya DM56 $32,490
The Mamiya DM56 Digital Camera System features a 56 megapixel sensor, large ISO range (80-800), 16-bit color and some other highlights which will blow your mind. The flexibility of the camera is really great � the sync speed, choice of shutters/lenses, software (Capture One by Phase One or Leaf Capture), and ergonomics. With this photo camera you can shoot whatever you want!
10.Linhof Technorama 617s III $10,259
It is a great medium format panorama camera which can embrace the whole world. The Technorama is a hand-held rollfilm camera with a picture format of 6 x 17 cm combining three 6 x 6 images in one shot, that’s why it is the perfect panorama and vertical shot-camera for great views in landscape, architecture and industry.
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