While point and shoot cameras are getting some serious competition from smartphones and mirror-less devices, DSLR cameras are still strong. These big-bodied cameras can yield high quality and professional-level photographs. Keep in mind though that a bare-bone camera is going to set you back, and you get the best quality with interchangeable lenses, battery packs and viewfinders. This article will present you with five of the best DSLR cameras in 2013.
5. Canon EOS Rebel T3i
This Canon EOS Rebel T3i comes with a 18.0 MP CMOS sensor and the Canon’s patented DIGIC 4 processor. The 100-6400 ISO range is suited for shooting in both bright and dim light. In spite of its low price, it is packed with nifty software features that will make a photographer’s life easier, like video snapshot or enhanced shooting options. Price: $549.00, discounted from $619.00.
4. Nikon D5100
Nikon D5100 16.2MP is another camera below $1,000 that offers a good price vs. quality ratio. It shoots at full HD resolution (1080p) and the ISO sensitivity range is pretty good for this price – between 100 and 6400 in standard mode, and between 100 and 25600 in extended mode. Price: $596.95, discounted from $796.95.
3. Nikon D800
D800 from Nikon has the highest resolution out of all five in this list – a whopping 36.3 MP – so it goes without saying that it can shoot in full-HD resolution. You shouldn’t expect top-notch results without (a lot of) tweaking though, which makes this camera quite unsuited for amateur photographers. What we didn’t like about the D800 is the high noise at high ISO settings, and this is the reason why this camera only got the bronze medal. Price: $2,796.95 and you can buy it here Buy Nikon D800 on Amazon Now!
2. Sony Alpha SLT-A99V
Sony Alpha SLT-A99V 35mm full-frame DSLR camera got the silver medal in our top 5 best DSLR cameras this year. It has a 24.3 MP resolution, can shoot in uncompressed full HD, has HDMI output and uses the patented Translucent Mirror Technology. The ISO range sensitivity goes all the way up to 32000. Price: $2,798.00 on Amazon.
1. Nikon D600
This great device from Nikon comes with the innovative 24.3 MP FX-format CMOS sensor and can shoot at cinema-quality Full HD (1080p) format. What we particularly liked about its accessories is the option to upload images to a computer or the Internet via a wireless WU-1b adapter. You can get it for 1,996.95 on Amazon.
With all five of these, it’s recommended that you buy them together with the accessories you are going to need. Amazon offers great deals and savings options if you buy related products, as well as the option to finance all purchases higher than $149 with the Amazon.com Store Card