7. Leica S2-P Camera
The S2-P by Leica is a favorite choice for professional photographers on the road. The S2-P has a sensor with 30 by 45 mm and 37.5 megapixels, creating images with exceptional sharpness, clarity and color. Resistant to water and boasting a long battery life, the S2-P is ideal for professional outdoor photography. Auto-focus features range from ultra-wide to super telephoto. Price: $30,000.
6. Panoscan MK-3 Digital 360 Degree Panoramic Camera
Price : $40,000
This camera can scan a full 360 degree image in less than 8 seconds. The MK-3 is also used by the military for tactical mapping and by police departments for forensic crime scene photography.
5. Phase One P65+ Back with 645DF Body
Price : $40,000
Medium-format digital cameras have sensors that are about twice the surface areas of high-end SLRs, but they command a high price in exchange for maximum image quality. The camera’s cost when it was first introduced was $54,860
4. Seitz 6×17” Digital Panoramic Camera
Founded in 1955, Swiss camera manufacturer Seitz has long mastered the art of shooting panoramas. Until the launch of the 6×17” digital model, Seitz cameras featured a mechanism that rotated the camera. The 6×17” does not swivel but generates a single image of 160 megapixel resolution. Seitz boasts that the camera is the only camera in the world that creates high resolution 6-inch by 17-inch images with such range and color. Price for this specialty camera:
3. Hasselblad H4D-200MS Digital Camera
Price : $45,000
Professional photographers have yet another reason to lust after Hasselblad cameras with the launch of the company’s H4D series. The H4D features medium format sensors of 50-megapixel or 60-megapixel with Hasselblad’s True Focus Absolute Position Locks, greatly enhancing auto-focus for commercial photographers. H4D also uses multi-shot technology that combines six shots into a single RAW image, working with a piezoelectric motor that marginally moves the sensor between each shot.
2. Susse Frères Daguerreotype Camera
Price : $9,78,000
Before sale of Leica 0-Serie Nr.107 last year, Susse Frères Daguerreotype Camera was the most expensive camera in world. Today, the camera is on exhibit at Westlicht in Vienna, Austria. It is a 173 year old camera.
1. Leica SerieS-Nr107
Price : $1.9 Million
Details: Released in 1923 It is the only camera known to have the word “Germany” engraved on its top plate. Its worth was estimated at between $500,000 and $650,000. In just two minutes, an unnamed collector from Asia put up the winning bid last year.