If you’re a photography fanatic and don’t own a camera yet because it’s hard to choose, we’ve got recommendations for the top five full-frame sensor cameras of 2018.
Full-frame sensor cameras are the best choice for professional and amateur photographers alike. In addition to higher dynamic range, full-frame sensor cameras are also typically encased in a more stable case than cropped sensors.
Curious about the best full-frame sensor cameras hitting the market in 2018? Come on, check out the next article. Let’s start with the lowest ranking, okay?
5. Pentax K1 Mark II, high ISO sensitivity, robust body
The Pentax K1 Mark II is the latest, but this camera is not bad. This camera has several advantages, such as a robust body with weather protection, a pixel shift mode, and a high ISO range.
With this rugged 36MP resolution camera body, you can take it anywhere to take pictures, from scorching heat to sub-zero temperatures.
The integrated Pixel Shift Resolution System II allows the camera sensor to move to four different angles in a single shot. As a result, the RGB image data will be more than a typical Bayer sensor system. In this way, noise-free images can be achieved even at high ISO sensitivity.
The ISO range offered by the Pentax K1 Mark II is also quite high for a mirrorless size, at 819200. Low light use can also be maximized with the presence of 5x sensor stabilization. So you don’t have to worry if you shoot in a dark place with low ISO.
The Pentax K1 Mark II costs from IDR 27.6 million for the body alone.
4. Leica M10-P, super cool dynamic range
Leica should definitely not be missing from this list. There is no mistaking Leica’s decades of experience in producing cameras of impressive quality.
The Leica M10-P has a resolution of 24 MP with an ISO range of 100 to 50,000. The camera that is often used for street photography has a frame rate of 5 fps. For its operation, the Leica M10-P has a touch screen with a range of 3 inches and can be connected to a mobile phone via WLAN.
With this individual product, Leica attaches great importance to quietness and an appearance that is not too conspicuous. It’s no secret that Leica cameras are exorbitantly priced, which is why many photographers cover the red Leica logo with duct tape to prevent thieves from seeing it.
Well, the Leica M10-P ditches the iconic red logo and develops an almost silent shutter release, making this camera even more discreet.
The Leica M10-P is not cheap at all. At the beginning of its release, this camera was priced at $7995 (about Rs 116 million).
3. Canon EOS R, Canon’s first full-frame camera with tons of powerful features
Canon’s full-frame cameras were long overdue after the release of the EOS M cropped sensor. The Canon EOS R is capable of producing 30MP resolution images and features the most advanced DIGIC 8 processor.
The Dual Pixel CMOS AF system allows you to locate up to 5,655 focus points. You can record up to 8fps in burst mode. The Canon EOS R also has impressive 4K video recording capabilities. Also, you can choose the best image from the 4K video you are recording.
Although it comes with a new R mount, you can also use EF/EF-S mount lenses thanks to the availability of a lens adapter.
The Canon EOS R costs $2,299 (around Rs 33 million) for the body alone.
2. Nikon Z7, high-resolution solid-body DSLR
Nikon just entered the full-frame mirrorless era in 2018. The steps are a bit behind Sony or Leica. However, the performance of the Nikon Z7 demonstrates Nikon’s class in the digital photography market.
The Nikon Z7 is capable of capturing images with a resolution of 45 MP at 9 fps in burst mode. The ISO range is also wide, going from 64 to 25600, which can be increased to 25600. In addition, the Nikon Z7 is also capable of recording videos in 4K UHD quality.
One of the advantages of the Nikon Z7 is its body. At just 16mm thin, the Z7 is 26% lighter than the Nikon D850 DSLR camera. Although smaller, the body has the same robustness as the D850 and D5, which are made of magnesium alloy. Durability is important, of course, the Nikon Z7 is said to have the same number of shutters as the robust D850, which has 200,000 shutters.
The Nikon Z7 comes with an FTZ lens adapter for IDR 56.5 million. Adding a 24-70mm lens will set you back Rs 66.5 crore.
1. Sony A7 III, low light compatible
Sony is arguably the pioneer of full-frame mirrorless sensor technology. One of the best products released in 2018 is Sony A7 III.
The reason the Sony A7 III makes this list is simple: it performs very well in low light. Despite being released before Canon and Nikon, this camera is of convincing quality. Sony’s expertise has been proven across a wide range of products launched in recent years.
The 24-megapixel Sony A7 III features a back-illuminated Exmor R sensor, allowing it to absorb more light while minimizing noise. The ability to shoot in low light is also aided by 5-axis stabilization, allowing shutter speeds to be increased by up to 5 stops.
Its 4D autofocus capability is also impressive, as is the A9, which has 693 phase-detection focus points. This camera can capture images at up to 10fps in burst mode.
Furthermore, the Sony A7 III is still reasonably priced compared to the other cameras on the list above, with prices starting at IDR 32 million.
So, what is the best camera you are looking for the most?