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Digital SLR Cameras

Updated: 22-12-2014 04:21
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#1
alaScore 100

Fujifilm X-T1

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

58 expert reviews | 149 user reviews

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#2
alaScore 99

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

Fantastic video performance and tank-like build quality make this the go-to high-end CSC for...

34 expert reviews

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#3
alaScore 99

Olympus OM-D E-M1

Happily the E-M1 isn't all style and no substance. It also delivers high quality, correctly...

80 expert reviews | 231 user reviews

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#4
alaScore 98

Fujifilm X-E2

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

52 expert reviews | 170 user reviews

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#5
alaScore 98

Nikon D3300

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

55 expert reviews | 100 user reviews

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alaScore 98

Nikon D810

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

27 expert reviews | 6 user reviews

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#7
alaScore 97

Sony Alpha a6000

The Sony A6000 is, in some respects, the older NEX-6 reincarnate. Which puts it in good stead: as...

30 expert reviews | 184 user reviews

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#8
alaScore 97

Canon EOS 70D

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

73 expert reviews | 1064 user reviews

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#9
alaScore 97

Nikon D750

An excellent sensor, tilting screen and Wi-Fi make Nikon's latest full-frame SLR attractive to...

27 expert reviews

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#10
alaScore 97

Nikon D5300

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

58 expert reviews | 316 user reviews

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#11
alaScore 97

Olympus OM-D E-M10

I like the Olympus OM-D E-M10 a lot. It's small and light enough to fit in a large coat pocket or...

53 expert reviews | 93 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...

31 expert reviews | 4 user reviews

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#13
alaScore 96

Pentax K-3

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

56 expert reviews | 145 user reviews

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#14
alaScore 96

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is the smallest compact system camera so far - a nice idea in theory...

49 expert reviews | 25 user reviews

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#15
alaScore 96

Canon EOS 100D

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

93 expert reviews | 660 user reviews

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#16
alaScore 96

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II

By keeping the same sensor but basically rebuilding the rest of the camera's key components...

43 expert reviews | 59 user reviews

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#17
alaScore 96

Nikon Df

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

57 expert reviews | 68 user reviews

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#18
alaScore 96

Canon EOS 1200D

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

49 expert reviews | 89 user reviews

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#19
alaScore 96

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

The Lumix GX7 is the package deal. It's bursting with features, it's a pleasure to use and it...

63 expert reviews | 51 user reviews

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#20
alaScore 95

Nikon D7100

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

87 expert reviews | 1276 user reviews

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#21
alaScore 95

Canon EOS 6D

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

93 expert reviews | 1097 user reviews

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#22
alaScore 95

Nikon D5200

A more affordable alternative to the D5300

76 expert reviews | 1129 user reviews

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#23
alaScore 95

Nikon D3200

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

106 expert reviews | 3577 user reviews

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#24
alaScore 95

Canon EOS 700D

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

75 expert reviews | 876 user reviews

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#25
alaScore 95

Samsung NX300

Like the NX210, the Samsung NX300 looks like a very capable camera, although the camera lower...

89 expert reviews | 560 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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