Once upon a time I would have said Hasselblad, hands down, my midlife crisis purchase.
After carrying heavy camera bodies around for the last eight years, I ditched that idea and thought about the new Leica, a status buy if anything. But, I really can’t turn my back on the company that has treated me so well over the years, Canon.
The camera I would buy if I had Tiger Woods’ money (which is almost what you need) would be the Canon EOS – 1D Mark IV. Here’s a link for the specs: http://bit.ly/273RJJ.
Being a dual camera, shooting video and stills, this would possibly eliminate one camera I carry. This, in my opinion would be a perfect camera for photojournalists and my dream camera. For now, if I have to buy a camera it will most likely be the more moderately priced Canon 7D.