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    DSLR Cameras Estimated Over $50,000 For Pro Photography

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    Everyone needs quality cameras to freeze time and capture the moments that matter. It is for this reason, that DSLR cameras were developed. Some superior quality cameras tend to be more expensive due to the massive groundwork that goes into producing their specialised components. Are you casting about for premium cameras to suit your luxury needs?. Stick around moneybags, Vainilky has put together a few select DSLR cameras.

    DSLR cameras – digital single-lens reflex cameras. DSLR cameras unlike their single-lens reflex camera counterpart, has popularised the photography métier. A DSLR camera simply put, is a cameras that operates with a fixed digital sensor. Cameras of this category boasts shutter speeds of about 1/4000th to 1/8000th of a second, allowing for high-speed image capturing.

    DSLR cameras captures special moments
    Source: Kampus Production

    Expensive, New Model DSLR Cameras

    Before embarking on this ride, verify that your black Amex card is on you. As we’d be spending a couple thousand bucks or $2.7 million; if you’re a crazy-rich, billionaire private collector and it’s the 20th anniversary Leitz Photographica Auction.

    LargeSense LS911

    Topping the list is the heavy-set, hunk of an imaging system manufactured by LargeSense LLC, a company that configures large format digital cameras.

    LS911 Source: LargeSense

    This drab-looking LS911 camera is a unique, high-end camera with 9×11-inch monochrome CMOS sensor, valued around a staggering $106,000. It Supports 14 bit RAW, DNG or TIFF output with an electronic shutter that can be set with fractional, ms, or seconds (shutter at speeds of up to 1/26s). The large sensor area also gives a 3D feeling to images with superb tones. Although the price and weight might be a bit off-putting, the sharpness, clarity, and razor-thin depth of field capabilities says otherwise.

    LS911 Specifications And Features

    • 9×11-inch monochrome CMOS sensor
    • 75-micron pixel size
    • WiFi for remote viewing and control
    • ISO 2100 or ISO 6400
    • Electronic shutter range from unlimited to 1/30 second
    • Three decimal frames per second speed
    • 14-bit RAW, DNG or TIFF output
    • HTML camera control
    • 3888×3072 native resolution, files will be 3889×3073 with the interpolated line and column
    • Up to 30fps in video, full 14-bit RAW
    • Video saved as TIFF’s, DNG’s, CinemaDNG, JPEG’s or h.264 at 8-bit
    • On chip pixel binning at 1×1 or 2×2
    • Monochrome with no AA filter and no on-chip micro lenses
    • 3.5mm jack for external cable release
    • Rolling shutter
    • Access to uncorrected sensor AD data
    • Weighs 40 pounds
    • 16x16x10 inches with no accessories

    Phase One XF IQ4

    The runner-up for expensive DSLR cameras is the XF Camera System from renowned, high-end digital imaging company, Phase One. The luxury camera delivers astounding, top tier image quality, paying homage to Schneider Kreuznach optics and high resolution, full frame medium format sensors from Phase One. Which allows the photographer capture more data, as well as delivers more intricate detail and spectacular results. Currently, the price of the XF IQ4 camera is $58,990.

    dslr cameras from phase one
    The XF IQ4 150MP Camera System Source:

    XF IQ4 150MP Camera System Specifications


    DYNAMIC RANGE – 15 f-stops

    SENSITIVITY (ISO) – 50 – 25600

    LONG EXPOSURE – 60 minutes

    ACTIVE PIXELS – 14204 x 10652

    OUTPUT IMAGE DIM. 300 DPI – 120.26 x 90.19 cm

    STORAGE – XQD, CFexpress, SD, Capture One

    TETHERING – Ethernet, USB-C, Wireless




    XF IQ4 100MP Camera System Specifications

    DSLR CAMERAS XF IQ4 100MP Camera System
    XF IQ4 100MP Camera System Source:


    DYNAMIC RANGE – 15 f-stops

    SENSITIVITY (ISO) – 35 – 12800

    LONG EXPOSURE – 60 minutes

    ACTIVE PIXELS – 11608 x 8708

    OUTPUT IMAGE DIM. 300 DPI – 98.3 x 73.2 cm

    STORAGE – XQD, CFexpress, SD, Capture One

    TETHERING – Ethernet, USB-C, Wireless




    Hasselblad H6D-400c MS Medium Format DSLR Cameras

    Hasselblad H6D-400c MS Medium Format DSLR Camera
    Source: B&H

    The third contender is Hasselblad’s H6D-400 MS Medium Format camera and is one of the most expensive DSLR Cameras. It comes with Multi-Shot technology that promises high resolution and colour accuracy. Photographers seeking to capture the highest image quality with $47,995 to spare can invest in this luxury camera. The H6D-400 MS also has a 100MP CMOS sensor that delivers 400MP image output.

    Hasselblad H6D-400c MS Specifications

    • 00MP 53.4 x 40.0mm CMOS Sensor
    • Multi-Shot Capture; 4- or 6-Shot Modes
    • ISO 64-12800, 15-Stop Dynamic Range
    • 16-Bit Color Depth, 3FR Raw File Format
    • Hasselblad Natural Color Solution
    • UHD 4K and Full HD Raw Video at 30 fps
    • Shutter Speeds: 60 Min to 1/2000 Sec
    • 3.0″ 920k-Dot Touchscreen LCD Monitor
    • Dual CFast and SD Memory Card Slots
    • Built-In Wi-Fi, USB 3.0 Type-C

    Panoscan MK-3 Panoramic

    MK-3 Panoramic

    When it comes to luxury DSLR cameras with exceptional video quality, MK-3 Panoramic is the go-to camera. One of the world’s most distinctive photographic device that is able to capture complete 360-degree image in a single shot, under 8 seconds. The $40, 000 all encompassing digital camera is among the fastest cameras, ideal for commercial panoramic photography.

    Panoscan MK-3 Panoramic Specifications

    • Max. Vert. Resolution: 6,000. pixels. (9000 enhanced mode)
    • Max. Horz. Resolution: 65,000. pixels.
    • Output Files: 24 bit TIFF, 48 bit TIFF and Adobe DNG.
    • Sensitivity: ISO 200-3200.
    • CCD: Trilinear 72mm 12 micron pixels.
    • Lens System: Mamiya 645 manual format. (100% coverage)
    • Lens Range: 24mm fisheye to 300mm.
    • VFOV Range: 13 to full 180 degrees. (Lens dependent.)
    • HFOV Range: User defined.
    • Shutter Speed Range: 1/8th to 1/3000th sec.
    • Min. Full Resolution Scan Time for 360: 54 seconds.
    • Min. Low Resolution Scan Time for 360: 7 seconds.
    • Reset Time: 7 seconds
    • Camera Dimensions: H 15.7 in. Swing Radius 5.6 in.
    • Camera Weight: 9.5 lb.
    • Processor Dimension: 5.5 in. X 7.375 in. X 1 in.
    • Processor Weight: 20 ounces.
    • Battery: 12.6 volt Gel Type. 4-6 Hr. typical use.
    • Computer Interface: USB 2.0.
    • Creative Filter Holder: Standard 62mm dia.
    • Mounting Thread: Standard 3/8 in. X 16 thread.
    • Software: Better Light Viewfinder 7
    • OS Compatibility: Macintosh OS-X, Universal, Windows XP.
    • Warranty: 2 Years.

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