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Fujifilm X-T1

Fujifilm X-T1 is without doubt the best mirrorless camera we have tested so far. It satisfies on...

39 expert reviews | 146 user reviews

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Olympus OM-D E-M1

If you really need need the much larger files, slightly better exposure range or low-light...

60 expert reviews | 163 user reviews

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Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300 is an impressive entry level DSLR. The 24MP sensor not only allows you to crop...

36 expert reviews | 53 user reviews

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Canon EOS 70D

In addition to great stills and videos, Canon’s new Dual Pixel AF technology is a real winner...

51 expert reviews | 937 user reviews

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Samsung NX30

The Samsung NX30 is a strong contender in the upper end of the mirrorless interchangeable lens...

24 expert reviews | 32 user reviews

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Fujifilm X-E2

Fujifilm X-E2 is an impressive camera and we have very little to complain about. It offers...

33 expert reviews | 128 user reviews

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Olympus OM-D E-M10

The Olympus OM-D E-M10 is a portable and compact ILC with great performance and image quality...

38 expert reviews | 80 user reviews

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Pentax K-3

The K-3 is the latest and best in a well-established line of high-end APS-C DSLRs. The K-3 offers...

32 expert reviews | 129 user reviews

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Panasonic deserves a round of applause for designing a very compact and lightweight...

34 expert reviews | 25 user reviews

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Canon EOS 100D

The 3-inch 1040k-dot fixed LCD screen is touch sensitive which is a huge plus as it reduces the...

63 expert reviews | 678 user reviews

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Nikon D5300

The D5300 is a very good entry-level DSLR – which in our view are sub $849 kits – and earns our...

36 expert reviews | 350 user reviews

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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...

21 expert reviews | 14 user reviews

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Nikon D610

The Nikon D610 brings full-frame capabilities to a larger audience while retaining most...

35 expert reviews | 296 user reviews

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Nikon D4s

Nikon has announced its new flagship HD-SLR, the D4S. Designed for professional photo, video, and...

15 expert reviews | 5 user reviews

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

Panasonic today announced the LUMIX DMC-GH4, the world's first DSLM (Digital Single Lens...

18 expert reviews

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Nikon D7100

The D7100 is a big, serious DSLR that makes only a few minor compromises on its way to offering...

63 expert reviews | 1366 user reviews

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Canon EOS 700D

The wireless flash trigger will definitely entice a photographer who can’t afford a prosumer...

57 expert reviews | 728 user reviews

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Panasonic Lumix GX7 has been a wonderful camera and it has everything going for it – beautiful...

46 expert reviews | 42 user reviews

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Sony Alpha a6000

Sony Alpha 6000 has been impressive on all fronts and at the price of Rs 51,990 it is quite...

15 expert reviews | 77 user reviews

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Nikon Df

The Df is homage to old Nikon SLRs, but with the strong performance of a modern-day shooter...

37 expert reviews | 56 user reviews

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Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D is priced at Rs 39,995 for the 18-55mm IS II and 55-250mm IS II lens combo...

29 expert reviews | 19 user reviews

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Samsung NX mini

The Samsung NX Mini ($449.99 with 9mm lens) is one of the smallest mirrorless cameras on the...

21 expert reviews | 31 user reviews

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Nikon 1 AW1

The Nikon 1 AW1 is the company’s most fully realized compact system camera of the past three...

29 expert reviews | 69 user reviews

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Nikon D810

The Nikon D810 ($3,299.95, body only) is a full-frame camera with a high-resolution 36-megapixel...

11 expert reviews | 5 user reviews

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III

The 22.3-megapixel Canon EOS 5D Mark III captured some of the cleanest images I've seen from a...

77 expert reviews | 1033 user reviews


    Buying Guide

    Buying Guide - Digital SLR Cameras

    Many consumers are much more familiar with compact digital cameras, since these models have flooded the marketplace. Digital SLR (single lens reflex) cameras are far less common, and up until 2005 were really only used by professionals. Digital cameras have always offered outstanding value, and now that the imaging technology has caught up digital cameras have the capacity to take crystal clear, brilliant photographs on par with those from film cameras. The SLR format is popular with professional and serious photography enthusiasts because it is the most versatile and convenient – the viewing lens is conveniently the same as the picture-taking lens, and lenses can be changed quickly and easily.


    Digital SLR Camera Advantages

    Digital SLR cameras offer significant advantages over film cameras. Images are immediately available for review – there's no need to wait to develop them to find out what you have shot. Digital removes film from the expense equation, which is a huge savings in both money and time. Digital also offers greater flexibility and convenience in changing white balance, ISO settings, and other technical settings from one shot to the next. With a digital SLR, you have complete control over every photo you take, and don't have to rely on the camera to make choices for you.

    Digital SLR cameras also provide many benefits when compared against standard digital cameras. They have greater versatility among lenses, and invariably offer enhanced picture quality at comparable resolutions. Digital SLR cameras are made with photography enthusiasts in mind, and offer a range of professional-level features that non-SLRs do not have. They are built for speed. There's never a delay when you want to capture that photo of a lifetime when you're using a Digital SLR camera.

    What to Look for in a Digital SLR Camera

    Resolution – Digital SLRs capture each image on a sensor, and record it onto a memory card. The more megapixels a camera has, the greater the information it can collect on the sensor. With more information stored, you can print your pictures at larger sizes, without losing image quality. For magazines and large print sizes (16x20 inches and greater), especially where you'll crop for detail, 8 megapixels is a proper starting point. Fine art landscape photographers and others seeking maximum detail should consider 10-megapixel-plus digital SLRs.

    Frame Rate – 2-3 frames per second is appropriate for most consumers. If this is too slow, upgrade to the 6-8fps range. 8-10fps is necessary for some professional applications that require high-speed photography.

    Autofocus Speed/Tracking – Most digital SLR cameras offer autofocus that is quick enough to handle everyday applications. If you notice a need for more speed, then consider a model that is optimized to compensate for fast-moving subjects. The top-end sports and news pro cameras definitely outperform the rest.

    Image Stablilization – Optical stabilization has the advantage of letting you see the stabilized version while you're looking through the viewfinder, which can be crucial when framing at long focal lengths, but putting the technology in the lens generally results in more expensive lenses. On the other hand, mechanical (sensor-shift) stabilization will make the correction of camera shake happens inside the camera, not the lens. As a result, photographers can have various choices of lenses and always benefit from anti-blur technology.

    Sturdiness – If you travel a lot, or are taking pictures in areas that are rugged in terms of terrain or weather, look for a model with metal construction, heavy-duty lenses, and water resistant and all-weather capabilities.

    Additional Features – Which of these you need depends on what you are using your camera for, but improved digital SLR camera models feature an image histogram, comprehensive flash control, additional output and software capabilities, added battery life, and more.

    Mirrorless Interchageable Lens Camera – If you'd like the higher image quality of a digital SLR but don't want a huge heavy camera, then consider a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera (MILC), or electronic viewfinder interchangeable lens (EVIL) - they're more the size of compacts but capture DSLR-like photos (and you can change lenses).

    Popular Digital SLR Camera Brands

    Nikon, Canon, and Olympus are names that everyone is familiar with, regardless of the type of camera. Each of these manufacturers has a long and storied history of delivering popular cameras at competitive prices, and their range of digital SLR cameras is no exception. Their cameras often lead the market in performance and advanced accessories, but they make digital SLRs for every level of price and performance. Pentax and Panasonic have specialized in offering affordable models – though they may lack some of the more advanced features of high-end models, they provide solid performance and outstanding value. Sony is a more recent entrant, and has won fans with its complete line of cameras, from bargain-priced entry models to high-end performers with all the bells and whistles, and everything in between.

    Popular Digital SLR Camera products

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