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Digital SLR Cameras

Updated: 22-04-2014 10:07
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#1
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Canon EOS 70D

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

48 expert reviews | 467 user reviews

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#2
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Nikon D610

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

31 expert reviews | 66 user reviews

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#3
alaScore 99

Fujifilm X-T1

There's a certain sense of "full circle" about the Fujifilm X-T1. A number of years ago the...

23 expert reviews | 31 user reviews

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#4
alaScore 98

Nikon D7100

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

61 expert reviews | 833 user reviews

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#5
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Nikon D5300

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

30 expert reviews | 107 user reviews

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#6
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Canon EOS 100D (EOS Rebel SL1)

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

58 expert reviews | 422 user reviews

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#7
alaScore 98

Nikon Df

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

36 expert reviews | 5 user reviews

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#8
alaScore 97

Pentax K-3

Will the weatherproof K-3 be enough to tempt consumers away from Nikon and Canon?

23 expert reviews | 34 user reviews

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#9
alaScore 97

Canon EOS 6D

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

62 expert reviews | 435 user reviews

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#10
alaScore 97

Nikon D800

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

115 expert reviews | 1179 user reviews

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#11
alaScore 97

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...

52 expert reviews | 562 user reviews

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#12
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Nikon D5200

A more affordable alternative to the D5300

45 expert reviews | 928 user reviews

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#13
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Olympus OM-D E-M10

A more affordable OM-D with most of the E-M5's features

21 expert reviews | 12 user reviews

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#14
alaScore 97

Fujifilm X-E2

As companies clamour to deliver the best possible camera solutions, sometimes all it takes is a...

22 expert reviews | 36 user reviews

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#15
alaScore 96

Nikon D4s

It's a great workhorse that can see in the dark, but you won't want to use ISO 409,600 very often

11 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

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#16
alaScore 96

Canon EOS 5D MARK III

While it may not have excited the photographic world in the same way that the Nikon D800 seems to...

78 expert reviews | 911 user reviews

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#17
alaScore 96

Canon EOS 600D / EOS Rebel T3i / EOS Kiss X5

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

130 expert reviews | 6916 user reviews

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#18
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Sony Alpha 7R

Video is recorded in AVCHD format at up to 1080p60 quality; 1080i60 and 1080p24 are also...

11 expert reviews | 10 user reviews

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#19
alaScore 96

Nikon D3200

The D3200 certainly has plenty of compelling upgrades on board, not least that massive 24.2...

89 expert reviews | 3307 user reviews

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#20
alaScore 96

Canon EOS 650D

Updated How does Canon's new 18MP DSLR with touchscreen and a hybrid autofocus system fare when...

66 expert reviews | 634 user reviews

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#21
alaScore 96

Samsung NX30

It seems like Samsung has finally made a camera which enthusiasts can aspire to own. It's a great...

9 expert reviews

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#22
alaScore 96

Pentax K-50

A weatherproof all-rounder well-suited to beginners

24 expert reviews | 20 user reviews

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#23
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Nikon D600

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

76 expert reviews | 889 user reviews

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#24
alaScore 96

Nikon 1 AW1

The Nikon 1 AW 1 is a nice idea, although it's likely to be a niche product. While pro snappers...

22 expert reviews | 21 user reviews

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#25
alaScore 95

Nikon D4

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

61 expert reviews | 39 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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