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Digital SLR Cameras

Updated: 03-07-2015 17:24
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#1
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Nikon D750

There's some logic to adding a tilt-angle screen to Nikon's full-frame DSLR range, but we found...

41 expert reviews | 163 user reviews

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#2
alaScore 99

Nikon D3300

Nikon's entry-level DSLR loses its anti-aliasing filter for more detail than ever before

63 expert reviews | 1227 user reviews

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#3
alaScore 99

Nikon D5500

Superb sensor, disappointing kit lens, middling controls: the Nikon D5500 is a fine camera but it...

24 expert reviews | 73 user reviews

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#4
alaScore 98

Nikon D5300

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

63 expert reviews | 1035 user reviews

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#5
alaScore 98

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Let's cut to the chase: we're yet to use an APS-C sensor DSLR camera that's impressed us more...

25 expert reviews | 188 user reviews

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#6
alaScore 98

Canon EOS 1200D

The Canon EOS 1200D holds enough weight to keep the entry-level DSLR market relevant, although...

55 expert reviews | 2254 user reviews

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#7
alaScore 97

Nikon D810

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

29 expert reviews | 70 user reviews

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#8
alaScore 97

Pentax K-3

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

59 expert reviews | 192 user reviews

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#9
alaScore 97

Canon EOS 70D

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

77 expert reviews | 1791 user reviews

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#10
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Canon EOS 100D

The 3-inch 1040k-dot fixed LCD screen is touch sensitive which is a huge plus as it reduces the...

97 expert reviews | 1623 user reviews

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#11
alaScore 97

Nikon D610

The only criticism we can really throw at the Nikon D610 is that it’s nothing more than a D600...

57 expert reviews | 410 user reviews

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#12
alaScore 96

Nikon D4s

The Nikon D4S is an evolutionary rather than revolutionary continuation of the earlier D4 model...

33 expert reviews | 15 user reviews

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#13
alaScore 96

Nikon D7100

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

89 expert reviews | 2248 user reviews

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#14
alaScore 96

Nikon D5200

A more affordable alternative to the D5300

76 expert reviews | 2270 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...

98 expert reviews | 1585 user reviews

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#16
alaScore 96

Canon EOS 700D / Rebel T5I / EOS KISS X7I

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

77 expert reviews | 3311 user reviews

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#17
alaScore 96

Nikon D3200

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

108 expert reviews | 8293 user reviews

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#18
alaScore 96

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II has improved a lot from the older G1X, both in terms of speed as well...

43 expert reviews | 45 user reviews

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#19
alaScore 96

Nikon Df

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

60 expert reviews | 78 user reviews

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#20
alaScore 95

Pentax 645Z

The main aim of using a medium format camera is to produce higher quality images than is possible...

14 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

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#21
alaScore 95

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

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

102 expert reviews | 1190 user reviews

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alaScore 95

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...

154 expert reviews | 9805 user reviews

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#23
alaScore 95

Nikon D7000

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

158 expert reviews | 3685 user reviews

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#24
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Nikon D800

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

117 expert reviews | 1071 user reviews

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#25
alaScore 95

Pentax K-50

A weatherproof all-rounder well-suited to beginners

46 expert reviews | 86 user reviews

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    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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