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Digital SLR Cameras

Updated: 22-10-2014 05:00
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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...

40 expert reviews | 146 user reviews

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#2
alaScore 99

Canon EOS 70D

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

52 expert reviews | 994 user 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...

60 expert reviews | 163 user reviews

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#4
alaScore 98

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

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

36 expert reviews | 25 user reviews

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#5
alaScore 98

Samsung NX30

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

24 expert reviews | 32 user reviews

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#6
alaScore 98

Nikon D3300

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

36 expert reviews | 96 user reviews

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#7
alaScore 98

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...

38 expert reviews | 80 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...

32 expert reviews | 129 user reviews

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#9
alaScore 97

Canon EOS 100D

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

64 expert reviews | 703 user 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...

36 expert reviews | 352 user reviews

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#11
alaScore 97

Fujifilm X-E2

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

33 expert reviews | 128 user reviews

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#12
alaScore 97

Sony Alpha a6000

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

15 expert reviews | 77 user reviews

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#13
alaScore 97

Nikon D610

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

36 expert reviews | 296 user reviews

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#14
alaScore 96

Nikon D4s

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

15 expert reviews | 5 user reviews

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#15
alaScore 96

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

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

18 expert reviews

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#16
alaScore 96

Nikon D7100

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

63 expert reviews | 1367 user reviews

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#17
alaScore 96

Canon EOS 700D

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

56 expert reviews | 990 user reviews

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#18
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...

46 expert reviews | 42 user reviews

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#19
alaScore 96

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II

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

21 expert reviews | 14 user reviews

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#20
alaScore 96

Samsung NX300

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

65 expert reviews | 416 user reviews

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#21
alaScore 96

Nikon Df

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

37 expert reviews | 59 user reviews

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#22
alaScore 96

Canon EOS 1200D

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

32 expert reviews | 37 user reviews

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#23
alaScore 96

Samsung NX mini

The Samsung NX Mini is an interesting camera. It fits the niche area of the market of those...

22 expert reviews | 31 user reviews

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#24
alaScore 95

Nikon D810

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

12 expert reviews | 5 user reviews

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#25
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...

132 expert reviews | 8290 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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