Most Expensive Cameras in the World

Ever thought about the most expensive cameras in the world?  I have!

This 1923 Leica camera sold at auction earlier this year for 2.16 million euros ($2.8 million).

Source: Yahoo News via Born Rich

Image credit: WestLicht Photographica Auction


German camera-maker Leica is one of the most famous names in high-quality cameras. A new Leica can run you as much as $31,700. But this 1923 0-series Leica is a piece of camera history, one from the first batch of 31 cameras the company ever created. Only about 12 are known to still exist; fewer still are in such a pristine condition. That means this camera can command top dollar — or, in this case, top euro.

Take a look at this fascinating video of the auction:

Most expensive camera lens:

The Leica APO-Telyt-R 1:5.6/1600mm, is a massive telephoto lens that dwarfs any Leica camera that you attach to it. It’s the company’s longest, largest, and heaviest lens. It was produced as a custom order by one of the world’s wealthiest photography-enthusiasts, Qatari prince Saud bin Muhammed Al Thani, who paid $2,064,500.  Source: PetaPixel, Michael Zhang

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Take a look at more expensive cameras:

The Leica M3D was one of four that was specially customized by Leitz for American photojournalist David Douglas Duncan. Sold for 2.18 million

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Susse Frères Daguerreotype Camera is a rare example of the daguerreotype method and features an oval lithographic stamp signed by Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre. The camera is 173 years old and is currently on exhibit at Westlicht in Vienna, Austria. Estimated value: $978,000.

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The Phantom® v1610 provides a widescreen CMOS sensor and delivers an impressive speed of 16,000 frames-per-second at full resolution. Approx 100,000

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The Hasselblad H4D-60 is probalby the world’s most expensive digital camera. This DSLR camera has a 60 megapixel 40 x 54 mm sensor.  Approx 40,000

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