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Top 100 maximum valued cameras (not adjusted for inflation):

No.Date Sold ManufacturerModelOriginal price  USD price (at the time of sale, inc. prem.)
12012-05-12  Leitz Leica 0 Prototype 1 (original) 2160000€  ($2786400)
22018-03-10  Leitz Leica 0 Prototype 1 (original) 2400000€  ($2688000)
32012-11-24  Leitz Leica M3D 1680000€  ($2184000)
42011-05-28  Leitz Leica 0 Prototype 1 (original) 1320000€  ($1874400)
52012-11-24  Leitz Leica I Mod A Luxus 1020000€  ($1326000)
62012-11-24  Leitz Leica M3 chrome (early, No.1) 900000€  ($1170000)
72013-11-22  Leitz Leica M3 chrome (1000000) 840000€  ($1134000)
82012-11-23  Leitz Leica I Mod A Luxus 962578$  ($962578)
92014-03-25  Hasselblad 500 EL Data Camera HEDC 'Jim Irwin' 660000€  ($904200)
102010-05-29  Giroux Alphonse Daguerreotype 732000€  ($900360)
112007-05-26  Susse Freres Daguerreotype 576000€  ($771840)
122011-05-28  Leitz Leica MP 2 528000€  ($749760)
132013-11-22  Leitz Leica I Mod C Luxus 504000€  ($680400)
142013-11-22  Leitz Leica I Mod A Luxus 624140$  ($624140)
152018-03-10  Leitz Leica M3 Prototype 540000€  ($604800)
162013-05-25  Leitz Leica M3 Prototype 432000€  ($561600)
172010-12-04  Leitz Leica MP 2 black 402000€  ($538680)
182018-03-10  Leitz Leica MP black 456000€  ($510720)
192007-11-17  Leitz Leica 0 Prototype 1 (original) 336000€  ($490560)
202013-11-22  Leitz Leica IIIf (500000) 360000€  ($486000)
212018-03-10  Leitz Leica MP 2 432000€  ($483840)
222012-05-12  Leitz Leica M3 gold 360000€  ($464400)
232012-11-24  Leitz Leica M3 Prototype 312000€  ($405600)
242018-03-10  Leitz Leica M2 grey 360000€  ($403200)
252016-11-19  Nikon Nikon I (60922) 384000€  ($403200)
262015-06-13  Leitz Leica-Gewehr (Rifle, New York, prototype) 288000€  ($325440)
272012-11-24  Leitz Leica M3 Prototype Cut-Away 240000€  ($312000)
282013-05-25  Leitz Leica Reporter (FF) 250 (prototype) 240000€  ($312000)
292015-06-13  Leitz Leica MP black 264000€  ($298320)
302014-11-22  Leitz Leica MP black 240000€  ($295200)
312013-11-22  Leitz Leica Reporter (GG) 250 192000€  ($259200)
322010-12-04  Leitz Leica Reporter (GG) 250 with motor 180000€  ($241200)
332013-05-25  Bertsch Chambre Automatique (large outfit, square) 180000€  ($234000)
342010-12-04  Nikon Nikon S2-E (black paint) 168000€  ($225120)
352010-12-04  Nikon Nikon F3 NASA 250 168000€  ($225120)
362015-06-13  Leitz Leica M3 Prototype 192000€  ($216960)
372004-05-29  Leitz Leica Reporter (GG) 250 with motor 171250€  ($208925)
382015-06-13  Leitz Leica M6 Electronic (prototype) 180000€  ($203400)
392013-05-25  Leitz Leica M7 Titanium (50th years anniversary, 3-lens kit) 156000€  ($202800)
402010-05-29  Leitz Leica M3 Prototype 156000€  ($191880)
412013-05-25  Leitz Leica IIIf Swedish Military 144000€  ($187200)
422013-11-22  Chevalier Chevalier Daguerreotype (quater-plate) 132000€  ($178200)
432016-11-19  Leitz Leica-Gewehr (Rifle) 168000€  ($176400)
442016-11-19  Leitz Leica-Gewehr (Rifle) 168000€  ($176400)
452018-03-10  Leitz Leica II (Mod D) Luxus 156000€  ($174720)
462013-05-25  Leitz Leica Ig (24x24, prototype) 132000€  ($171600)
472011-05-28  Leitz Leica M2 grey 120000€  ($170400)
482012-05-12  Leitz Leica MP black (converted M3) 132000€  ($170280)
492009-12-05  Hegelein Watch Camera 108000€  ($159840)
502011-10-03  Leitz Leica MD (Gray Hammertone w/Visoflex) 156000€  ($156000)
512012-11-24  Leitz Leica MP black 120000€  ($156000)
522013-11-22  Nikon Nikon F3 NASA 250 114000€  ($153900)
532011-05-28  Nikon Nikon I (earliest, sn 60924) 108000€  ($153360)
542012-11-24  Leitz Leica I Mod A (Anastigmat) 114000€  ($148200)
552013-05-25  Rollei Rolleiflex Stereo 'Hans Hass' (prototype) 114000€  ($148200)
562009-12-05  Leitz Leica MS 96000€  ($142080)
572010-05-29  Nikon Nikon I (black) 114000€  ($140220)
582011-05-28  Hegelein Watch Camera 96000€  ($136320)
592012-11-24  Krauss Daubresse 96000€  ($124800)
602012-05-12  Leitz Leica M3 Prototype (dummy) 96000€  ($123840)
612009-05-23  Leitz Leica M4 (olive-green, BUNDESWEHR) 87600€  ($122640)
622016-06-11  Leitz Leica M3D-100 108000€  ($120960)
632005-05-21  Leitz Leica MP Betriebskamera 94200€  ($117750)
642013-05-25  Hasselblad 500 EL/M Data (Moon) 90000€  ($117000)
652013-05-25  Leitz Leicaflex Prototype (removable finder, w/motor) 90000€  ($117000)
662011-10-30  Leitz Leica-Gewehr (Rifle) 100000€  ($115000)
672017-06-10  Leitz Leica IIIc K Heer/Wehrmacht grey (Rundbildkamera) 102000€  ($114240)
682017-06-10  Nikon Nikon S3M black (w/motor) 102000€  ($114240)
692013-11-22  Leitz Leica I Mod A (Anastigmat) 84000€  ($113400)
702013-05-25  Leitz Leica MP 84000€  ($109200)
712014-03-25  Rollei Rolleiflex (4.5x6, prototype) 78000€  ($106860)
722013-11-22  Seischab Esco 78000€  ($105300)
732008-06-07  Leitz Leica IIIg olive 66600€  ($104562)
742014-11-22  Leitz Leica M Edition 100 84000€  ($103320)
752009-12-05  Damoizeau Cyclographe Panorama camera 69600€  ($103008)
762012-11-24  Damoizeau Cyclographe Panorama camera 78000€  ($101400)
772009-05-23  Leitz Leica M3 Prototype 72000€  ($100800)
782016-11-19  Carpentier, Jules Cinematographe Lumiere 90000€  ($94500)
792011-05-28  Leitz Leica M9 Prototype titan 66000€  ($93720)
802011-10-03  Leitz Leica M7 Titanium (9/11 Memorial) 92505€  ($92505)
812008-06-07  Enjalbert Photo Revolver de Poche 57000€  ($89490)
822013-11-22  Leitz Leica MP 66000€  ($89100)
832013-11-22  Leitz Leica M5-automatic (Prototype) 66000€  ($89100)
842013-11-22  Leitz Leica IIIf Swedish Military 88656$  ($88656)
852015-06-13  Leitz Leica M4 (olive-green, BUNDESWEHR) 78000€  ($88140)
862013-05-25  Nikon Nikon S (black) 66000€  ($85800)
872013-05-26  Leitz Leica IIIg black (3 Crowns) 66550€  ($85800)
882008-06-07  Leitz Leica M3 Prototype 54600€  ($85722)
892010-05-29  Leitz Leica H 67800€  ($83394)
902013-11-22  Leitz Leica M3 chrome (early, corner) 60000€  ($81000)
912013-11-22  Leitz Leica M3-P (chrome, 0.95 Noctilux, special edition) 60000€  ($81000)
922016-06-11  Doryu Camera Pistolet Doryu 1 (prototype) 72000€  ($80640)
932009-12-05  Krauss Daubresse 54000€  ($79920)
942012-11-24  Leitz Leica M6 "Queen Elizabeth" 60000€  ($78000)
952002-11-15  Nikon Nikon S3M black (w/motor) 75626€  ($75626)
962007-11-17  Leitz Leica M3 gold 51600€  ($75336)
972010-05-29  Nikon Nikon F3 NASA 250 61200€  ($75276)
982012-11-24  Kiev Arsenal SKD (СКД) 57600€  ($74880)
992012-11-24  GOMZ Leningrad Space (second model) 57600€  ($74880)
1002013-11-22  Rollei Rolleiflex 4x4 Baby (prototype PR 205) 55200€  ($74520)

Other notable camera sales in the previous years (per McKeown's):

2001 Noel PembertonPhantom prototype 146750£  ($220130)
2003 LeitzM3 (with first sn 700000 of all Ms) 95000€  ($117125)
2002 EnjalbertRevolver de Poche 69750£  ($109510)
1995 EnjalbertRevolver de Poche 55750£  ($89200)
1995 EnjalbertRevolver de Poche 55750£  ($86690)
1996 LeitzReporter (GG) 250 with motor 120000DM  ($78200)
2003 LeitzIIIa 'Hindenburg' 60000€  ($73795)
1994 LeitzLeica Ia Luxus 39600£  ($59800)
1993 Adams & Co.Sultan's Camera 39600£  ($58910)
1992 LancasterLadies watch camera 29700£  ($52570)
1993 LeitzLeica Ia Luxus 33000£  ($49500)
1989 LeitzR6 Platinum (sn 1750000) 26400£  ($44350)
1992 SuttonPanoramic wet-plate camera 28600£  ($44040)