There are a wealth of crop framecameras on the market these days, and many of the bodies have as many features as full frame cameras, but with a much smaller price tag. The best full frame DSLR cameras still have their advantages, though.
The term “full frame” means that the digital sensor in the camera is the same size as an old strip of 35mm film. This means that you don’t have to do any clever calculations with your lenses — whatever the stated focal length is, that’s what you get! File sizes and megapixel counts tend to be higher on full frame DSLRs, and the cameras come with a host of features. Full frame cameras also tend to have fewer problems with various artifacts, as lenses don’t have to cope with the crop factor. If you’re serious about photography, and if you’re thinking about making a career from it, here is a full frame DSLR list of cameras to consider.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
I’ll freely admit that this is the camera I use, as I’ve been a dedicated Canon user for quite some time! This isn’t Canon’s top of the range camera (that’s the EOS 1DS Mark III), but it has more than enough features to keep most photographers happy. The Canon EOS 5D Mark II is lightweight and compact, yet it has 21.1MP of resolution and full HD video mode. It is widely regarded as one of the best cameras on the market for shooting films, and its image quality is amazing. The 5D Mark II also is considerably cheaper and lighter than the 1DS!