Nikon D4 (£3000, $4900 secondhand)
What’s it for? I got this camera about a year ago as an upgrade from my D700s – it’s ideal for shooting gigs.
Plus points It’s great in low light, with the higher ISOs handling noise well, and the autofocus is very impressive – I tend to shoot live music on Continuous focus. The high frames-persecond rate means I never miss a shot, and the battery lasts for ages. Minus marks I honestly can’t fault it.