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What cameras are good for this use?

i was wondering what cameras photographers who have professional photoshoots with models or stars use? they must have many megapixels since they are very clear. since i would like to do something like that could anyone tell me good cameras for that use with such a result? the price shouldnt be TOOOOO high but i think up to 3000 would work

Best Answer - Chosen by Asker: Several things...
Firstly megapixels have little to do with the sharpness of an image. What megapixels refer to is the number of pixels in an image, which basically means how big can you get it before it gets pixelated (blocky). About 8 usually serves just fine.

The reason pro pics are so clear is a combination of skill and equipment (mirror lock-up, remote shutters, low ISO's), and can be achieved with a 6 megapixel camera, if one were so inclined.

Now on to your camera.

Starting with the cheaper ones, a Canon Rebel XT ($599), or a Canon Rebel XTi (+/-$1000) should fit your needs perfectly. I have shot the XT, and found it to be too small for my hands and it felt like a toy. But everyone assures me it's a goodie, and let's face it, it's Canon.

I personally would reccomend the Nikon D200, which is one of the cameras I shoot. +/- 10 MP, and excellent control over all the fine little details. Also, Nikon bodies work with Nikkor lenses, which are known to be of good quality (the quality of the lens can be just as, if not more important than the camera itself). The Nikon D200 retails for about $1500, plus a lens. You can get a good lens for about $500.

If you are willing to jump your price range slightly, a Canon 5D can be had for about $3500 (body only). Canon lenses are slightly superior to Nikkor lenses (personal opinion), and the 5D is definitely a superior camera. The 5D is one of two prosumer DSLR's on the market today that have full-sized sensor chips. Basically what this means is that if you take a picture with a 100mm focal length, the picture comes out at 100mm focal length. Other DSLR's have slightly smaller chips, which means you have to multiply the focal length to know what it's really shooting at (but it doesn't really matter much in my opinion).

Please let me know if I can offer you any more information.