Whether you’re a novice or like to think of yourself as a pro when it comes to photography, here are a handful of the most popular DSLR cameras to date. From beginners on a budget to mid-priced enthusiast cameras and advanced models there is something for everyone.
Entry Level DSLRs
If you’re on the hunt for a new budget or entry-level DSLR camera, keep in mind that they share the same basic features as more expensive models. That being said, they tend to skimp on the special or advanced features.
Price: $429 w/lens
The Canon EOS 1100D is outfitted with a 12.4MP CMOS sensor as well as a 9-point AF system. Not forgetting that it is compatible with a huge variety of EF-mount lenses.
Price: $595 w/lens
The Nikon D3200 has an impressive 14.2MP CMOS sensor that captures shots in brilliant detail. It also comes with a Guide Mode to help out beginners. The D3200 is capable of 1080p HD video that helps it to shine against other entry-level cameras.
If you’re willing to bounce up your budget on your DSLR, expect to see a boost in features such as a quick continuous shooting rate and a high-resolution LCD screen.
Price: $575 w/o lens
The Pentax K-30 has fantastic weather sealing which makes it a popular choice for people who love to be outdoors in any weather. K-30 uses a 16.2MP sensor that never hinders to create breath-taking quality photos as well as 1080p HD video recording.
Price: $498 w/o lens
If you’re a fan of sports or quick-moving action then the Sony A57 is more then ideal. The central feature of this camera is its speed, which can shoot at a continuous speed of 10fps.
Price: $647.00 w/lens
The Canon EOS 650D offers great all-round performance. It has an 18MP CMOS sensor and can capture 1080p Full HD videos at 30fps. The 650D delivers brilliant image quality, vivid colour and tone.
Price: $500 w/o lens
The Nikon D5100 uses a high quality 16.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor as well as a range of features that include HD video shooting and the choice to add filter effects to your images.
For the Pros
If something more on the professional side is what you’re seeking, these alluring cameras have a high caliber of features and image quality in compact bodies.
Price: $785 w/o lens
Canon’s EOS 60D was created around an 18MP APS-C CMOS sensor that is capable of a 5.3fps continuous shot and not forgetting, HD video recording.
Price: $900 w/o lens
The Nikon D7000 is a winner in many ways, specifically low-light high ISO performance. The D7000 also has a very flexible ISO 100-12,800 sensitivity range.
Price: $1,250 w/o lens
Canon EOS 7D also has a 18MP APS-C CMOS sensor as well as dual DIGIC IV image processors. With a standard sensitivity range of ISO 100-6400, the setting can be extended up to 12,800. It can also capture at a handy 8fps, with HD video recording to make use of.
Price: from $1,500 w/o lens
The Canon EOS 5D Mark II has a 21.1-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor, and with it’s DIGIC 4 processor it can capture 3.9fps of continuous shooting. It can also record video in Full HD for up to 4GB per clip.
No matter what kind of DSLR your after, there is a camera for all needs. View some comparison shots on YouTube and don’t be afraid to pop into your local camera shop or online camera store when deciding on your next, or very first, purchase.