Best DSLR Camera 2016

Top 7 DSLR Cameras You Can Buy

Best Rated
Nikon D750
Best Seller
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Canon EOS 70D
Nikon D7200
Sony Alpha 68
Canon EOS 700D
Best Deal
Pentax K-50
ModellNikon D750Canon EOS 5D Mark III Canon EOS 70D Nikon D7200Sony Alpha 68Canon EOS 700DPentax K-50
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Resolution24.3 Megapixel22.3 Megapixel20.2 Megapixel24.2 Megapixel24 Megapixel18 Megapixel16 Megapixel
Shutter Speed1/4000 s1/8000 s1/8000 s1/8000 s1/4000 s1/4000 s1/6000 s
Screen Size3.2 "3.2 "3.0 "3.2 "2.7 "3.0 "3.0 "
Maximum ISO Sensitivity1280025600128002560012800 12800 51200
ConnectionsUSB
HDMI
USB
HDMI
USB
HDMI
USB
HDMI
USBUSB
HDMI
USB
AV
Memory CardSD
SDHC
SDXC
CF
SD
SDHC
SDXC
SD
SDHC
SDXC
SD
SDHC
SDXC
Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™
Memory Stick PRO Duo™
Memory Stick XC-HG Duo™
SD
SDHC
SDXC
SD
SDHC
SDXC
SD
SDHC
SDXC
Video Recording
Integrated Flash
Auto Focus
Weight840 g950 g755 g765 g596 g580 g590 g
(Special) Features
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • Black AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm G ED VR Lens
  • Tilt-Screen LCD
  • 61-Point High Density Reticular Auto Focus
  • DIGIC 5+ Image Processor
  • Dual Pixel CMOS Autofocus
  • 0.25m Close Focusing Distance
  • Expeed 4 Image Processing
  • Wi-Fi and NFC Support
  • EV -2 low Light Auto Focus
  • OLED Tru-finder, 100% Frame Coverage
  • Phase Detection Auto Focus
  • APS-C 'Hybrid CMOS' Sensor
  • Weather-resistant, dustproof and Cold-resistant
  • SAFOX IXi+ Auto Focus
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Best Rated
Nikon D750
Nikon D750
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • Black AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm G ED VR Lens
  • Tilt-Screen LCD
1.357,00 €
Best Seller
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • 61-Point High Density Reticular Auto Focus
  • DIGIC 5+ Image Processor
1.365,00 €
Canon EOS 70D
Canon EOS 70D
  • Dual Pixel CMOS Autofocus
  • 0.25m Close Focusing Distance
699,00 €
Nikon D7200
Nikon D7200
  • Expeed 4 Image Processing
  • Wi-Fi and NFC Support
615,00 €
Sony Alpha 68
Sony Alpha 68
  • EV -2 low Light Auto Focus
  • OLED Tru-finder, 100% Frame Coverage
336,00 €
Canon EOS 700D
Canon EOS 700D
  • Phase Detection Auto Focus
  • APS-C 'Hybrid CMOS' Sensor
529,90 €
Best Deal
Pentax K-50
Pentax K-50
  • Weather-resistant, dustproof and Cold-resistant
  • SAFOX IXi+ Auto Focus
293,00 €

All You Need To Know For Our Best DSLR Camera Reviews

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One of the most well known and often used dslr cameras a Canon EOS (70 D).

For decades, the DSLR (digital SLR) has been the top choice for anyone who wants to take their photography to the next level. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, a DSLR offers three key ingredients: manual controls, excellent picture quality and interchangeable lenses.
A DSLR is still the cheapest way to get a camera with interchangeable lenses and a viewfinder (entry-level mirror-less cameras don’t have viewfinders) and, at the other end of the scale, almost all professional sports, press and wildlife photographers choose full-frame DSLRs over every other camera type.

Types of DSLR Cameras

A digital single-lens reflex camera (also called a digital SLR or DSLR) is a digital camera combining the optics and the mechanisms of a single-lens reflex camera with a digital imaging sensor, as opposed to photographic film. The reflex design scheme is the primary difference between a DSLR and other digital cameras. In the reflex design, light travels through the lens, then to a mirror that alternates to send the image to either the viewfinder or the image sensor.

Other Cameras are:

Type of Camera Description
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The mirror-less system cameras or DSLM (digital single lens mirror-less), have become serious competition for DSLR cameras over the last years. Although they don not have a mirror it is still possible to use a variety of lenses, yet that variety of this rather new camera type is no match to usual DSLR cameras.
Bridge Camera Bridge cameras belong to compact system cameras yet they are built slightly differently. They are designed to look like DSLR cameras, though their main feature is an enormous zoom function with sometimes up to x60 magnification. This is why their image stabilizers are especially powerful.

Pro’s and Con’s of DSLR Cameras

Below you’ll find a quick summary of all the pro’s and con’s of DSLR cameras.

Pro’s of DSLR Cameras Con’s of DSLR Cameras
  • very good image quality through bigger image sensors
  • low image noise
  • interchangeable lenses
  • powerful auto-focus
  • higher speed thanks to faster sharpness detection
  • raw data format caption without loss of information
  • relatively bulky and heavy
  • manual settings require knowledge of photography
  • sensitive to damage through dust and dirt

Which DSLR Camera is suitable for you?

How much does a DSLR camera cost?
This depends on its technology and features mainly. Models without a spare lenses and less accessories are available from £180, though these aren’t usually the latest cameras. The latest versions from top brands start at about £450. If a camera is especially cheap we recommend to check the price for lenses and other equipment as they raise your overall costs in the end.

How much megapixels should a DSLR camera have?
The amount of megapixels defines the image quality meaning the higher the better. DSLR cameras usually have 16 to 24 megapixels which is probably more than enough for any hobby photographer. Professionals sometimes use 30 or more megapixels and again this makes the device more expensive. Be aware however that megapixels alone will not lead to a great image quality. Look out for a good ISO-value, large sensors as well as exposure time and image stabilizers. See what “Which?” has to say in the video below.


What is a DSLR camera useful for?
If you’re simply looking for a device that will take decent pictures and is portable for holidays and other quick snaps, then we recommend you rather buy a compact digital camera. DSLR cameras are suitable for hobby photographers and professionals. Though most DSLR’s have great automatic modes you’ll need to check out the individual functions sooner or later to get the best from your camera. As DSLR cameras have a shorter shutter release they can take more pictures in one instance, making them a great choice for capturing moving objects.

How do I recognize a top quality DSLR Camera?
A top quality DSLR camera is handy and robust and also simple in usage. Cheap cameras are often made from plastic whilst top quality models are usually made from magnesium. Good DSLR Cameras have a megapixel count of 18 to 24 sometimes more, though thanks to their big sensors even lower pixel counts will appear better than compact cameras or DSLM cameras. The bigger the sensor, the better the quality, though the camera’s price also rises and some full format sensors will cost a little fortune.

The UK’s best DSLR Camera Brands

The Nikon D5300 – one of the best mid range models available online.

You might already know some of the biggest camera brands but we’ve listed the biggest ones below. Every year these brands develop the most sophisticated and high quality cameras and we believe they are the best choice for hobby photographers and professionals.

  • Canon
  • Nikon
  • Sony
  • Pentax
  • Fujifilm
  • Panasonic (Lumix)
  • Olympus

Accessories

Besides an interchangeable lens you can expand your DSLR camera kit even further with other useful gadgets. We have summed up the most useful below and no matter which brand you choose or whether you’re just a part time or professional photographer, they will help you get the most from your device.

  • Flash: Yes, DSLR cameras have a built in flash, though except for maybe professional devices, it’s hardly strong enough to illuminate anything that’s more than 3 metres away and is also not movable. We recommend buying a flash system if you are keen to expand your photography skills.
  • Camera Bag: In order to protect your camera from rain and other weathering a camera bag is vital. Make sure not only your camera but other accessories fit inside the bag. If you’re into outdoor photography maybe a camera backpack is also the right option for you.
  • Tripod: Pictures with longer exposure time will demand the camera to remain stable which is why it’s then mounted onto a tripod. This is especially important for landscape and studio photography. Tripods are generally also fully adjustable so that they adopt to any given surface. Nowadays every DSLR camera comes with a connection for tripods.
  • Storage: As your pictures are take digitally they will need to be stored externally. This usually happens on Compact Flash Cards (CF). They are quite robust and usually store up to 256 GB worth of data. Otherwise you can also use SD and SDHC though these are generally less robust and don’t offer the storage capacity of CF cards.