DSLR stands for digital single-lens reflex camera and it works by reflecting the light that enters through the lens using a mirror so that an image can be seen in a viewfinder. They have a much bigger image sensor than point and shoot cameras and produce superior image quality.
Unlike point-and-shoot camera, they offer a wide variety of settings such as exposure, focal spot etc.. which allows manipulation for the best shot. Lets do a quick review on few of the top selling DSLR cameras.
- 30.4 Megapixel Full Frame CMOS Sensor
- 7 fps continuous shooting and silent shutter mode
- 4k 30fps video with 8.8 mp still frame grab, Full 1080p HD 60 fps, HD 720p mode at 120 fps
- Dual Pixel CMOS AF for responsive and smooth AF during video or Live View shooting
- Dual Pixel RAW
- Built-in GPS
- Built-in WiFi, NFC (Near-Field Communication)
- 3.2″ (81.1mm), approximately 1,620,000 dot Clear View II LCD monitor with full touch-screen interface, including selection of AF area
- DIGIC 6+ image processor
The Canon’s EOS 5D has a rich heritage from the original EOS 5D model that brought the full-frame photography to the masses. The 5D Mark IV usually tweaks and improves on everything offered by the Mark III. It includes a brilliant modern 30.4MP sensor that usually delivers pin-sharp results.
Canon’s EOS 5D has an advanced 61-point AF system that is excellently sophisticated when compared to other DSLR cameras available in the market right now.
It has a pro-specification performance and shoots for 4K video. Also, it has some other polished handling compared to its predecessors. It integrates its features together, along with a host of other unique features to make one of the best DSLRs cameras.
- New 20.8MP FX-format CMOS image sensor and EXPEED 5 image processing
- Widest native ISO range ever in a Nikon full-frame DSLR: ISO 100 to 102,400 (expandable to Hi-5, ISO 3,280,000)
- Redesigned AF system with a 153 focus points, 99 cross-type sensors and a dedicated processor
- 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) video recording and pro-grade video features
- 12 fps continuous shooting with full AF and AE performance; up to 200 shots in a single bur
The model D5 from Nikon’s Camera series is the latest flagship DSLR, and it does not disappoint. It consists of 20.8 megapixels that seem a bit stingy. This means that the Nikon D5 camera can shoot at 12fps with continuous shooting.
You will not get the extended ISO range of ISO 3,280,00 from any other camera manufacturer, but these Nikon series accompany it. It has the ability to shoot high-quality 4K videos. The overall AF performance is incredible compared to other cameras available in the market.
- 36.4MP 35mm Full-frame CMOS Sensor
- Prime IV 14-Bit Image Processor
- 3.2inch Flextilt gapless screen, 1037K dots
- SRII: In-built Shake Reduction sensor, 5-axis, 5stops
- ISO100 up to 204,800
- 300,000 shutter rating, 1/8000s shutter speed
- Pixel Shift Resolution with Motion Correction
- AA (OLP) Filterless with AA Simulator
- 100% Field of View Pentaprism Viewfinder, 0.7x magnification
- 4.4fps full-frame JPEG L (70 frames, 17 raw)
- 6.5fps APS-C JPEG L (100frames, 50 raw)
- 33-AF points -3 EV, 25cross type
- Weather Resistant with Magnesium Alloy Body
- Wi-Fi connectivity built in
- FullHD Video 60i,50i,30p,25p,24p, built in stereo mic
- GPS, Electronic Compass, Astrotracer
For stand still and landscape photographers who are looking for a cheap alternative to the full-frame DSLRs from the Nikon and Canon, the Pentax K-1 is your best choice. It is a Ricoh-owned product and boasts of having strong on paper as well as competitively priced.
It is popularly known for its crop-frame cameras. The trend continues to this full-frame K-1 model. It has a resolution of 36.4 megapixels, with a built-in image stabilization as well as sturdy and robust aluminum alloy body.
It has an effective weather sealing and high resolution which no other modern DSLRs camera offers at this price.
- 36.3MP Full-frame CMOS sensor (no AA filter)
- ISO 64-12,800 (expands to ISO 32-51,200)
- Electronic first-curtain shutter and redesigned mirror mechanism
- New ‘RAW Size S’ 9MP Raw mode
- Expeed 4 engine
- Max 5fps shooting in FX mode, 7fps in DX (with battery grip + EN-EL18 / AA batteries)
- 3.2in 1,229k-dot RGBW LCD screen with customizable color
- OLED viewfinder information display
- 91,000-pixel RGB metering sensor for advanced subject tracking and metering
- Improved Scene Recognition System allows face detection in OVF mode
- ‘Split screen zoom’ display in live view allows horizons/lines to be leveled precisely
- 51-point AF system with new ‘Group Area AF’ mode (inherited from D4S)
- New ‘Flat’ Picture Control mode for massive dynamic range capture (video-focused)
- Auto ISO available in manual exposure movie mode
- Zebra stripes for exposure checking in video mode
- Uncompressed HDMI output with simultaneous recording to memory card
- Built-in stereo microphone
The Nikon D810 Model is one of the leading DSLR camera and of course, an excellent option regarding the quality of the image, features and video quality. Once you grab your camera, you will get a powerful 36.3 megapixel and a full-frame image sensor.
It has an incredibly high-speed processor and an excellent low light performance, specifically for professional-level images, even in the toughest conditions. It also adds up a very good line-up of its FX lenses.
In fact, the D810 is one option that should ring in your mind since it provides approximately six more megapixels, compared to the Canon 5D Mark IV model.
- 24.2MP CMOS sensor with no optical low-pass filter
- Multi-CAM 3500DX II 51-point AF system, all sensitive to -3EV
- 2,016-pixel RGB metering sensor, used for 3D subject tracking in AF-C
- ISO 100-25,600, with ISO 51,200 and 102,400 black and white modes
- 6 fps continuous shooting (7 fps in 1.3x crop mode) with increased buffer depth
- 1/8000 sec maximum shutter speed
- 3.2″, 1.2M dot RGBW LCD display
- 1080/60p video (1.3x crop only) with clean output over HDMI and Flat Picture Control
- Dual SD card slots
- Wi-Fi with NFC
- Magnesium alloy weather-sealed body
The D7200 model from Nikon has been the leading DX-format camera until the release of the D500. It boasts about its entire outstanding quality of images and videos. The latest Nikon D7200 DSLR camera usually includes the increased speed of buffering, much improved top LCD screen as well as the Wi-Fi & NFC connectivity.
The Nikon D7200 camera also boasts about the faster shooting, weather sealing, and more advanced autofocus compared to other DSLRs available in the market. The weather sealing is a best-suited feature, especially for travel and outdoor photography.