Ted's Top 5 Pro Cameras - 2018

11/12/2018 1:14 PM

Pro Cameras

If you are a working professional or an enthusiast, chances are you will have a larger budget when it comes to purchasing a camera, than your average novice would.

In this regard, you are spoilt for choice when choosing the best camera that suits your needs and hopefully produces your best possible work.

Below we have outlined the most-popular, high-performance cameras available on the market.

Sony A7R Mark III

Built for speed, but not limited to Sports photography, the Sony A7R Mark III features a remarkable AF system of 399 phase-detection and 425 contrast-detection points and a continuous shooting speed of 10 frames per second.

Its full-frame CMOS sensor contains a whopping 42.4 megapixels, which promises amazingly detailed images with a high-level of dynamic range, while videos are far from ignored, thanks to the UHD 4K resolution video on offer.

A host of other features make this tough, yet compact body a must-consider, when looking for a high-performance, pro-level camera.


Nikon D850

Nikon D850

With its backside-illuminated, full-frame 45.7MP CMOS sensor, the Nikon D850 is at the top of its class when it comes to jaw-dropping images. The image quality is consistent throughout the extended ISO range, while the low ISO of 64 is remarkable for its supreme level of dynamic range – these are some detailed photographs.

7 frames continuous shooting (9 when using the optional grip) and a speedy autofocus system with 153 AF points keep you well and truly up to speed with the action, while the UHD 4K resolution video assures you don’t need to deny your inner videographer.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

The release of the 5D Mark IV was a long time coming and while it didn’t exactly revolutionise photography upon announcement, it is definitely a worthy upgrade and a top-tier performer of the market. Image quality and dynamic range are exceptional, owing to the 30.4 megapixel full-frame sensor, while the 4K resolution video and 7 frames per second continuous shooting make the 5D Mark IV a versatile camera and a worthy assistant to take on any shoot.

As well as for its image quality, the 5D Mark IV is notable for its build quality. This is a workhorse that you can rely on to be your number one tool for many jobs to come, which is just the type of feature that we love to see in any camera.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon EOS R

Canon EOS R

The most recent release on our list, the Canon EOS R enters Canon into the exclusive world of full-frame mirrorless cameras. Introduced alongside a new mount, Canon has promised that future lenses will supersede in quality when compared to what we have previously seen, but in the meantime, we have 4 new announced lenses, as well as the use of the extensive EF lenses, with the aid of an adapter.

A speed-demons best friend, the EOS R includes an all-new AF system of 5655 AF points, which can find focus in minimal light, not to mention at a blistering pace, so you can make use of the camera’s 8 frames per second burst rate. As impressive as all of this is, the main drawcard of the EOS R is its ability to provide all of this class-leading functionality, in a relatively portable mirrorless package.

Panasonic Lumix GH5

More in line with the needs of videographers than any model on this list, the Panasonic Lumix GH5 is built around its video performance; delivering 4K video at a framerate of 60p, using the full width of the image sensor to maximise quality. The 20MP Digital Live MOS sensor has been designed without an optical low pass filter, so as to enhance image quality and sharpness, which is of benefit to both still and video shooting.

Truly a unique member of the market, the GH5 handles exactly as you would expect a stills-focused interchangeable lens camera to handle, and it accepts the vast array of affordable, high-performance lenses of the Micro Four Thirds range. While its built-in 5-axis Image Stabilisation doing a great job at reducing camera shake from your images, the GH5 goes one step further, combining with IS capable MFT lenses to provide a heightened level of stability, which is known as Dual IS 2.

Panasonic Lumix GH5

Regular Price: $1,999.95

Special Price $1,899.95

We hope this short explanation of some of the most popular types of pro cameras on the market and their benefits has helped you on your path to choosing your new camera.

Once you outline why you want a new camera and what the camera’s main purpose is, you should be able to pinpoint which style is best for you, making your choice a lot easier.

If you need some more help or would like to discuss your options, the skilled staff at Ted’s camera stores would be more than happy to help.


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