Although many Americans are content with the impressive their smartphone cameras offer, among professional photographers and enthusiasts, there is still a market for high-end cameras. The following models are a particularly striking example of this—they are the five most expensive cameras out there.
5. Leica S2-P, $30,000
This model is particularly popular for those who shoot a lot of outdoor photography. The water-resistant camera produces 37.5 megapixel images and is backed up by a sensor with 30 x 45 mm.
4. Panoscan MK-3 Panoramic, $40,000
This Panoscan model delivers panoramic and full 360-degree views in eight seconds. Police and military officials have even used this camera in forensic crime scene investigation and tactical mapping, respectively.
3. Phase One P65+ Digital Back Medium Format with 645 DF, $40,000
This medium format digital camera has a full frame sensor, which allows users to easily capture high quality images.
2. Seitz 6×17 Panoramic, $43,000
This camera is capable of up to 160 million pixels and it can capture 300 megabytes of data every second, allowing you to capture the image quickly. It's most ideal for landscapes, group shots, fine art, architecture, and other subjects that require a high resolution.
1. Hasselblad H4D 200 MS, $45,000
With a resolution of 200 million pixels, this model is capable of capturing an incredible amount of detail. This model's sensor is mounted into a symmetrical multi-shot frame. Moving the sensor one and a half pixel at a time captures six shots and creates the 200-megapixel image.