Five professional cameras cost iPhone 11 Pro Max

In almost every presentation of the new smartphones are compelling phrase that this model is aimed at “professional photography”. That is, the photo quality will be like get with an expensive camera. Or is it not?

It is worth mentioning that the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max in addition to the main c camera equivalent focal length of 26 mm appeared ultra wide angle with an aperture of f/2.4 and telephotometer (f/2.0). All three cameras with 12-Megapixel matrix. Adding a wide-angle of the

module was a breakthrough for Apple, but Android-based smartphones, such opportunities have long been there. Cameras, in turn, move in the opposite direction and also trying to replicate the best features of smartphones. Most modern cameras don’t remind me of the heavy tape machines of the last century. They are compact, equipped with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth modules, charged by USB and offer a set of filters that can be used as post-processing and directly during shooting.

Although, of course, shooting on a camera still requires at least basic technical knowledge even if using a fully automatic mode. At the same time to make a good shot on a smartphone would be child’s play, simply by pressing a virtual button on the display — the rest will do the software part of the smartphone.

And will the user to shoot like a Pro or as an Amateur — it also depends on his abilities, but at a cost iPhone 11 Pro Max (the official price 131 990 rubles for the version with 512 GB memory) is really comparable to professional cameras. We selected five cameras, each of which can be purchased at the price of iPhone 11 Pro Max. Among them there are even full-frame!

Canon EOS 6D Mark II

Price with lens 85 mm, f/1,8 — 126 498 RUB

SLR full frame camera Canon EOS 6D Mark II — hit 2017. She, incidentally, belongs to an Amateur series, but at a cost and the interface is closer to a professional level. In a fairly heavy body (without a lens but with batteries — 765 grams) all modern interfaces: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC and even GPS receiver. With their help, the footage can be sent to a smartphone (though not in the highest quality) and to control camera settings via smartphone.

On the company website now available best set with a bright lens with a fixed focal length of 85 mm and an aperture of f/1.8 or without the stabilizer. Lens and portraiture is considered among photographers is popular as an alternative to the more expensive Canon lens series L. the iPhone 11 Pro Max also have the portrait mode and even aperture of the main lens is the same. Although iPhone 11 Pro Max is the portrait mode, and the company says that “now you can shoot black and white portraits professional level” to get such a perfect background blur, just like a camera lens, will not succeed.

When shooting on a smartphone focus point selected fingers — the same principle of the touch screen Canon 6D Mark II, which you can use to manage and settings. The LCD of the camera is rotated on two axes, which gives the ability to shoot in tight spaces and even take a selfie. However, the camera does not have image stabilization, while the iPhone 11 Pro Max optical stabilization is present in two modules — the main one and telephotometer. Camera Canon are not known for their capabilities in terms of video, that this camera video is available only in Full HD, while the iPhone shoots video in 4K at 60 frames per second.


  • a full matrix of 26.2 MP;
  • swivel touch display;
  • the presence of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, GPS;
  • stabilization in video mode;
  • high capacity battery (1200 photos);
  • the ingress protection of the enclosure.


  • no image stabilization;
  • a lot of weight;
  • lowest working ISO;
  • no ability to control exposure settings in the online mode;
  • video only Full HD;
  • low speed continuous shooting (6.5 K/s);
  • single slot SD;
  • there is no possibility of recharging via USB.

Canon EOS RP

Price with lens 35 mm, f/1,8 IS Macro — 122 998 RUB.

Sensational novelty, the second mirrorless camera in the EOS system R, released earlier this year. Canon has decided to create a full-frame buttercake with a new type of bayonet mount RF lens new Park, which caused a wide resonance among Amateurs. New model more adapted to modern requirements. It has swivel and touch display and all necessary interfaces. Moreover, in contrast to the Canon 6D Mark II, to transfer photos from your camera to your smartphone even in its original quality. To charge the camera, no need to look for an outlet to recharge through USB from an external battery or computer.

If SLR camera the exposure is set “blindly”, in buttercake and smartphone, in real time on the display to see the effect of changing settings.

Paired with the camera is universal “fix” with a focal length of 35 mm and an aperture of f/1.8 is also equipped with a stabilizer and suitable for macro shooting. With that focal length you’ll have plenty of room for shooting him on the shoulder and street shooting, portraits, and landscapes. In iPhone 11 Pro Max also have versatile lens: camera with a focal length of 26 mm and an aperture of f/1.8 — according to these parameters, we assume them equal. Minus the “fixes” that, if you want to photograph the larger object will have “zoomed in / out with their feet” — to get closer.

Video recording is available in 4K with a frequency of up to 25 frames per second, but with a crop factor of 1.7, which is not likely to please the professional operators.


  • a full matrix of 26.2 MP;
  • swivel touch display;
  • the presence of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS;
  • charging through the USB;
  • transferring images to a smartphone in original quality;
  • light weight (with batteries, without lens — 485 g);
  • the ingress protection of the enclosure.


  • no image stabilization;
  • video recording in 4K with a crop factor of 1.7;
  • low speed continuous shooting (5 fps);
  • a new type of RF lens mount and a small Park of lenses;
  • low battery capacity (250 photos);
  • one SD card slot.

Sony A7 II

Price with lens 28-70 mm, f/3,5-5,6 — 99 990 RUB

Full-frame mirrorless camera with standard zoom lens, ideal for almost all types of shooting. It is worth noting that the standard lens has a variable aperture, which means that the aperture decreases with increased focal length. But this lens covers the basic focal lengths needed for everyday shooting. And if ultra wide angle camera with a viewing angle wider than that of the complete lens Sony, the iPhone is, telepathically focal length of 52 mm. Honestly, not enough for the telephoto, despite the optical doubling and ten digital.

In some stores at a great price can meet the best kit with bonus high-aperture lens, Sony 50 mm f/1,8.


  • full frame 24.3 MP;
  • compact;
  • image stabilization;
  • rotary display;
  • the presence of Wi-Fi, NFC;
  • the ingress protection of the enclosure.


  • video Full HD;
  • non touch display;
  • variable lens aperture;
  • low continuous shooting (5 fps);
  • low battery capacity (350 pictures);
  • one SD card slot.

Nikon D750

Price with lens 50 mm, f/1,4 — 101 980 RUB (camera, lens).

Professional full-frame SLR camera Nikon is the heaviest camera in our list (with batteries, without lens — 840 grams). Compact it can not be called. And this is understandable — after all, the camera 2014. At the same time on the Nikon website it is still the first in the list of professional cameras marked “Hit”.

Some incredible technical characteristics of the Nikon D750 can not boast, and in some respects even loses buttercake. But in 2014, he was surprised by the presence of oblique display, and Wi-Fi. The camera on the iPad 11 Pro Max can also shoot in a mode, high dynamic range (HDR), combining two shots with different exposures. Complete with a universal easy Nikkor lens 50 mm, f/1.4, it turns the great option for quality photo shoots travel and portrait photographs.


  • full frame 24.3 MP;
  • sloping display;
  • the presence of Wi-Fi;
  • two SD slot;
  • the ingress protection of the enclosure.


  • no image stabilization;
  • a lot of weight;
  • video Full HD;
  • the lack of a touch display;
  • low speed continuous shooting (6.5 K/s).

Fujifilm X-T3

Price with lens 15-45 mm, f/3,5-5,6 — 119 989 RUB (camera, lens).

Fujifilm X-T3 is a relatively fresh model in the line of professional besserglik X series, which has become especially popular among bloggers due to the retrodizayn, photogenic and compactness. Besides filling the FujiFilm X-T3 enables you to take high-quality photos not only to Instagram, though the camera is adapted and under the social network.

At the rate the camera leads our list (up to 30 frames per second) and can safely claim the status of a reportage camera. While X-T3 — the only non-full frame camera in our collection. Its crop factor is 1.5. The camera has the ability to apply filters not only photos, but also while recording video, including 4K.

If you consider that uses a matrix APS-C format, then converted it turns all-purpose lens with electronic zoom and variable aperture. This is the most compact and lightweight lens from the X series, it weighs only 135 grams, while it has optical stabilization. The characteristics of the lens does not apply to professional optics, so for best results it is necessary to consider a kit with a standard lens 18-55 mm, f/2.8-4, which will cost a bit more — 134 990 rubles.


  • video recording in 4K;
  • the presence of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth;
  • tilting touchscreen display;
  • high burst shooting (30 fps);
  • charging through the USB;
  • two SD slot;
  • the ingress protection of the enclosure.


  • matrix 26 MP with a crop factor of 1.5;
  • no image stabilization;
  • low battery capacity (390 photos).


iPhone 11 Max Pro (512 GB) Canon 6D Mark II Canon EOS RP Sony A7 II Nikon D750 Fujifilm X-T3
Lens Triple module: 26 mm, ƒ/1,8 + 13 mm, ƒ/2.4 GHz + 52 mm, ƒ/2.0 Canon EF 85 mm, ƒ/1,8 Canon RF 35 mm, ƒ/1.8 or Macro Sony FE 28-70 mm ƒ/3,5-5,6 Nikkor 50 mm ƒ/1,4 Fujifilm XC 15-45 mm, ƒ/3,5-5,6
ISO ND ISO 100-40 000 ISO 100-40 000 ISO 50-25 600 ISO 100-12 800 ISO 160-12 800
Autofocus phase phase phase hybrid phase hybrid
Wireless modules Bluetooth,Wi-Fi, NFC Bluetooth,Wi-Fi, NFC Bluetooth,Wi-Fi, NFS Wi-Fi, NFC Bluetooth,Wi-Fi, NFS Bluetooth,Wi-Fi
GPS + +
Speed continuous shooting, fps ND 6,5 5 5 6,5 30
RAW format + + + + +
Stabilization + +
Video 4K Full HD 4K (+ crop factor) Full HD Full HD 4K
The dust and moisture protection + + + + + +
Photos and video filters + +* +* + + +
Cost, RUB. 131 990 126 498 122 998 92 990 101 980 119 989

* Standard, and only on images.


Buying iPhone 11 Pro Max, you get a multifunction system with three lenses (but without replacement), which certainly is not inferior to the cameras of Amateur level, at least in features. Pros iPhone 11 Pro Max in this case is obvious: he wins at the expense of compactness, versatility and convenience easy to make as night snapshot and selfie.

But for those who want to seriously pursue photography, even a nonprofit, you need a good camera with interchangeable lenses and professional optics. Quality made microscopic matrix, and lenses of smartphone photos is enough for Instagram or social networks, but unlikely to satisfy people with serious artistic ambitions.

So if the smartphone you already own and iPhone 11 Pro Max you was conceived primarily because of its photographic capabilities, it is likely that the purchase of a complete camera would be the best idea. The compact Fujifilm X-T3 is perfect traveling. For lovers of full frame the best option would be the Canon EOS RP. When not shooting videos in high resolution, then the rest of the Sony A7 II is a universal option, particularly appreciated by the fans for the color. Well, on the classical Canon DSLR 6D Mark II will make excellent portraits.


Leave comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *.