Which camera is the best for new born photography (studio) ?

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    yep, I located the entertainment comedy button ~ !
     
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    Okay children, let's give it a rest. Just a reminder that engaging in brand wars is not permitted!
     
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    I would say Canon 1D X Mark II or Nikon D5.
     
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    Once again only you know which is best for you and also if you are going to be a pro you should not ask others for advice on equipment. You should talk to camera manufacturers. In my field which is industrial automation I often ask equipment manufacturers for recommending new stuff that might be better for my projects. I often tell them specific features that I need and they could help me.
    If I were to photograph babies I would use a camera with good low light performance, using relatively wide angle lenses like 35mm or 28mm on a FF camera. I would photograph at very close distance like 1 or 2 feet from the baby and not using flash. I think it's the parent that pay the bill and the tend to look at their babies at very close distance and photographing them at the same distance gave them the same perspective.
     
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    Sorry, but I'm going to respectfully categorize that as bad advice. First and foremost, 28mm at 2' might do the job, assuming the lens will focus that close (some will, some won't). The major issue is distortion, especially in cheaper, consumer-grade lenses. The child's nose is going to appear disproportionately large. In addition, since you recommend using ambient light, it's entirely likely you will need to shoot wide open. At f1.8, at 2', you DoF on a 28mm lens is about TWO INCHES! Lastly, there is the issue of working so close to the child. I would not be comfortable with someone working 2' away from me, I can't imagine what effect it would have on a child who doesn't really understand what is happening to begin with.
     
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    Been photographing lots of babies, have you?
     
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    No, you can't do that, not with a newborn. Even with a somewhat older baby that would likely be too close for comfort. And if someone's going to use a flash, no, you can't fire it off that close (to anyone's face probably) because of the discomfort of a bright light right in the eyes. Newborns have tiny bodies! They cannot yet (depending on the baby) tolerate as much as they can as they get older.
     
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    Didn't I say not using flash?
     
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    Did I say use f/1.8? I never use f/1.8. More like f/8 or f/11
     
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    You did.

    No, you didn't.

    BUT... when you're shooting portraiture, you want a low ISO to ensure the best quality image and at say, ISO 200 or even 400, it's going to be a real challenge to achieve f8 - 11 indoors without supplemental light. All that still doesn't address your suggestion of shooting with a very wide angle from 1-2' away...
     
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