The new Digital Single Lens Reflective (DSLR) cameras in the market has totally changed the world of photography. These cameras are for those, who want to shoot their images with a creative control over it. Almost all kinds of Digital SLR cameras are adaptable to interchangeable lenses and many more accessories.
Photographers should wisely choose that which DSLR camera will be the best for them. The best way to do this is to read what other consumers report on the camera that they bought. To get you started, Here are the top 4 best cameras of the year 2013.
Best DSLR for the Money
Canon launched its EOS Rebel T3 by replacing its EOS Rebel XS in the market. It is a good try from the company to introduce a new technology in a price range of $449 which can produce high end quality images. This DSLR camera has a CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) sensor, which is responsible for the pixel increase and high photo quality.
The Canon EOS Rebel T3 consists of DIGIC 4 image processor, which is enhanced from before. The processor helps the camera working on a remarkable high speed. This camera has excellent mid range sensitivity, ISO 100-6400. With this type of ISO setting, whether you are taking pictures in bright or in dark, the pictures will be very clear and of finest quality. This camera has advanced HD movie recording options with with-in camera video settings.
The color reproductions of the shoots are quite good. Some new features are added in this small camera like auto focus, live view functions, lots of scene types of shooting, wireless image transfer and compatible with interchangeable lenses. Canon EOS Rebel T3 is having a Wi-Fi transmitter, which enables user to transfer the image without the use of wire to other devices having a Wi-Fi connection. This camera is adjustable with the EF and EF-S type of lenses. In short, Canon EOS Rebel T3 is a cheap DSLR having the features of a standard DSLR.
Best DSLR under $1000
Nikon has introduced the D5100 CMOS Digital SLR camera priced at just over $600, a very nice product for enthusiastic photographers. It has a 16.2 MP CMOS sensor, making the picture quality superb. The size is slightly smaller than the normal DSLR’s but features are not lacking behind from any aspects. The camera has a varied angle LCD monitor, which helps in recording or shooting from any of the comfortable angle, you wish to. There are lots of effects modes in the machine, by which you can edit your pictures of videos very easily.
You can record your videos in full HD modes and playback will be Full HD 1080p D-Movie with high quality sound. An advanced technology is introduced here, HDR (High Dynamic Range). The HDR can combine two scenes of different exposures and produce a single image with rich color generation. This camera is too easily compatible with interchangeable lenses. In the dynamic range of cameras, Nikon D5100 can be a good choice for the newcomers in the world of photography.
Best DSLR for Video
Similar to the T3, the Canon EOS Rebel T3i digital SLR is a nice approach from Canon for the video-graphers rather than the photographers. This camera is for those people, who always want excellent video capturing technology with great quality. Still the image quality is also of superb standard. The 18 MP CMOS sensor ensures that the photo captured is of high clarity and provides high resolution, so that the picture doesn’t become hazy while enlargement.
As other Canon DSLR cameras, this is also having a DIGIC 4 processor, ISO 100-6400 setting, HD movie recording, Scene selection and wireless transfers. New feature added in this segment is that automatic scenes will be selected according to your lighting while recording or capturing. It is also having a 63 zone metering system, which is useful for shooting in bad lighting conditions. The camera is excellent at recording HD videos too without manually selecting scenes. Priced at around $600, the Canon EOS Rebel T3i is a good choice for the video-graphers.
Best DSLR for Beginners
Nikon brought in an entry level DSLR, the Nikon D3100. This is a very light weight, concise and affordable camera for the newbie’s. The price starts from $425 onwards. The camera having a 14.2 MP CMOS sensor, it provides high quality pictures or HD videos. The ISO setting is 100-3200 which can also be expandable up to 12800 ISO.
It also has many features like the other DSLR’s like auto focusing, scene modes, HD video recording, in camera photo editing, automatic image sensor cleaning etc. The LCD color display is well built but the LCD size is not good as compared to other standard DSLR’s. It is lacking wireless transfer facility. This camera is totally made for the newbie’s with in a budget price. Nikon D3100 is compatible with interchangeable lenses.
These are just a sample of the best DSLR cameras available. They should be able to meet your photography needs, especially if you are just getting into the DSLR scene.