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Updated: 31-07-2015 07:30
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#1
alaScore 100

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 | 253 user reviews

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#2
alaScore 99

Nikon D5500

The D5500 offers beginners a lot of creative control, the touch-screen display is a useful...

29 expert reviews | 109 user reviews

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#3
alaScore 99

Nikon D3300

A fantastic entry-level camera with superb detail reproduction and a decent kit-lens to boot.

65 expert reviews | 2050 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...

66 expert reviews | 1241 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 | 238 user reviews

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#6
alaScore 98

Canon EOS 1200D / Rebel T5

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

59 expert reviews | 2733 user reviews

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#7
alaScore 97

Nikon D810

Nikon says that the D810 produces the best image quality of any DSLR in its history and we can't...

42 expert reviews | 82 user reviews

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#8
alaScore 97

Pentax K-3

A completely weatherproof body, good image quality and intuitive handling puts the K-3 cat among...

60 expert reviews | 221 user reviews

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#9
alaScore 97

Canon EOS 70D

Canon has produced a very well rounded camera for enthusiast photographers. It has all the...

76 expert reviews | 2341 user reviews

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#10
alaScore 97

Canon EOS 100D / Rebel SL1

Canon has made some much needed improvements to the G1X Mark II, but it still occupies a slightly...

108 expert reviews | 2296 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...

58 expert reviews | 476 user reviews

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#12
alaScore 97

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...

55 expert reviews | 122 user reviews

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#13
alaScore 96

Nikon D4s

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

36 expert reviews | 19 user reviews

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#14
alaScore 96

Nikon D7100

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

91 expert reviews | 2997 user reviews

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#15
alaScore 96

Pentax K-50

The best thing about this camera is its weatherproofing credentials, so to get the most of it...

44 expert reviews | 114 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...

78 expert reviews | 4639 user reviews

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#17
alaScore 96

Canon EOS 6D

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

94 expert reviews | 1822 user reviews

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#18
alaScore 96

Nikon D5200

A more affordable alternative to the D5300

75 expert reviews | 2687 user reviews

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#19
alaScore 96

Nikon D3200

Nikon has delivered an excellent camera in the Nikon D3200. Its Guide Mode is especially good and...

108 expert reviews | 9017 user reviews

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#20
alaScore 96

Nikon Df

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

66 expert reviews | 78 user reviews

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#21
alaScore 96

Pentax K-S1

Flashing lights and a body which is available in lots of different colours distract from what is...

11 expert reviews | 30 user reviews

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#22
alaScore 95

Pentax 645Z

Despite being at the 'more affordable' end of the digital medium format camera market, the Pentax...

16 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

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#23
alaScore 95

Canon EOS-1D X

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

64 expert reviews | 90 user reviews

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#24
alaScore 95

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

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

102 expert reviews | 1329 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...

156 expert reviews | 3745 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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