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Digital SLR Cameras

Updated: 02-09-2014 08:03
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#1
alaScore 100

Canon EOS 70D

Canon's most enthusiast-friendly APS-C SLR to date

52 expert reviews | 1032 user reviews

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#2
alaScore 99

Nikon D5300

The Nikon D5300 offers a semi-pro spec with 24.2MP resolution, tilting LCD and Wi-Fi in the body...

34 expert reviews | 381 user reviews

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#3
alaScore 99

Nikon D610

If you scour the internet you will find a series of complaints about some Nikon D600 owners...

33 expert reviews | 307 user reviews

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#4
alaScore 98

Pentax K-3

Since the biggest selling point of this camera is its weatherproofing credentials, it makes sense...

25 expert reviews | 232 user reviews

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#5
alaScore 98

Canon EOS 100D

The compact proportions of the 18 megapixel Canon EOS 100D and its relatively lightweight feel...

57 expert reviews | 892 user reviews

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#6
alaScore 98

Nikon D3300

These days choosing a camera around £500 is tricky. You can pick a DSLR like the Nikon D3300, or...

28 expert reviews | 91 user reviews

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#7
alaScore 97

Nikon D7100

The traditional looking 24.1 megapixel 'DX format' flagship D7100 offers up some pro-like...

59 expert reviews | 1427 user reviews

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#8
alaScore 97

Canon EOS 700D

The Canon EOS 700D doesn't break new ground for this class of camera, nor is it a huge change...

53 expert reviews | 1144 user reviews

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#9
alaScore 97

Nikon D5200

A more affordable alternative to the D5300

51 expert reviews | 1548 user reviews

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#10
alaScore 97

Nikon Df

Looking back to move forward - that's what the Nikon Df is all about. This retro style DSLR...

34 expert reviews | 54 user reviews

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#11
alaScore 97

Canon EOS 1200D

The entry-level DSLR market has slowed in terms of product releases in recent years. Indeed it's...

21 expert reviews | 25 user reviews

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#12
alaScore 96

Nikon D4s

The Nikon D4S created a lot of buzz when it was first teased at the Consumer Electronics Show...

12 expert reviews | 4 user reviews

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#13
alaScore 96

Canon EOS 600D

You know that a new digital SLR from Canon or Nikon is not going to be a clunker and that’s the...

132 expert reviews | 8696 user reviews

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#14
alaScore 96

Nikon D800

Re-igniting the ‘how many pixels do we actually need?’ debate, the Nikon D800 comes across as...

91 expert reviews | 949 user reviews

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#15
alaScore 96

Canon EOS 6D

Canon has pitched the 20.2 effective megapixel EOS 6D as offering an entry point into its full...

63 expert reviews | 854 user reviews

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#16
alaScore 96

Nikon D3200

Those considering buying the D3200 may also like to consider the Nikon D3300, Nikon D5200 and...

88 expert reviews | 4491 user reviews

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#17
alaScore 96

Canon EOS 650D

It may not have the pixel count of the Nikon D3200, but the Canon 650D is a very well-rounded...

75 expert reviews | 829 user reviews

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#18
alaScore 96

Pentax K-50

A weatherproof all-rounder well-suited to beginners

27 expert reviews | 57 user reviews

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#19
alaScore 96

Nikon D600

The D600 opens the full-frame door to many that would never otherwise be able to afford such a...

75 expert reviews | 1005 user reviews

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#20
alaScore 95

Nikon D810

The Nikon D810 is an excellent, well-rounded camera that's capable of delivering superb images in...

5 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

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#21
alaScore 95

Nikon D4

There’s no doubt that the Nikon D4 is an incredible camera. D3S owners might not see enough of an...

57 expert reviews | 90 user reviews

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#22
alaScore 95

Canon EOS-1D X

Fast, tough, long-lasting and able to produce exceptional images. Some other full-frame models...

48 expert reviews | 86 user reviews

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#23
alaScore 95

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

New DSLR is like a cross between the EOS-1DX and the 7D

381 expert reviews | 6810 user reviews

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#24
alaScore 95

Canon EOS 60D

Canon's robust enthusiast targeted EOS 60D is a more consumer-friendly version of the 50D it...

122 expert reviews | 3669 user reviews

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#25
alaScore 95

Nikon D7000

Challenging the perception that latest is always best, the 16.2 megapixel D7000 remains a...

125 expert reviews | 3650 user reviews

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    Buying Guide

    Buying Guide - Digital SLR Cameras

    Digital SLR Cameras - For years, digital cameras produced images which were grainy, washed out, or which did not capture the vibrant range of colours accurately. The invention of the digital SLR, or single lens reflex, has revolutionised the quality of digital shots, making them rival and in some cases surpass the images generated by traditional film cameras. Additionally, the instant viewing format enables photographers to preview their work on the fly, instead of waiting for a time-consuming film development process. Each SLR is equipped with different features; selecting the appropriate model largely depends on the type of photographs that will be taken.

    Frame Rate - Perhaps the most vital aspect of producing high quality images is selecting a fast enough frame rate. For professional photographers, a frame rate of between 6-8 frames per second is usually sufficient, although some exceptionally demanding shoots need a higher rate of 8-10 fps. Because of the high quality precision of the camera, a 2-3 fps rate will suit the needs of the average photographer. The Olympus brand has always provided photographers with clean, high performance fps, although the Panasonic and Canon models will not disappoint in this category. For those who wish to invest in a camera but have a relatively limited budget, the Pentax model will provide adequate fps for most shooting scenarios.

    Megapixels - The resolution of each photograph is measured in megapixels. For those who plan on snapping random shots of a summer vacation, a resolution rate of 6-8 megapixels is more than sufficient. However, in commercial photography applications, where every centimetre of the image is frequently edited for clarity, a higher range of 10-12 or in some cases, 12 plus megapixels, is recommended. This provides the rich, meticulous detail necessary to create saleable photographs.

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