Latest Digital DSLR’s:
Which camera should i buy? Choosing a DSLR requires careful consideration,picking the best one for you and your photography isn't always an easy task.
We'll guide you through the hottest cameras available.
Digital single-lens reflex cameras also called digital SLR or DSLR are digital cameras 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. The alternative would be to have a viewfinder with its own lens, hence the term "single lens" for this design. By using only one lens, the viewfinder presents an image that will not perceptibly differ from what is captured by the camera's sensor.
- Canon EOS 1100D (Rebel T3i)
- Sony Alpha SLT-A
Released earlier this year the A58 takes the highlights of the older A57 and A37 models and condenses them into a single new model. Strictly speaking, it isn't technically a DSLR - rather it's what Sony calls a ‘SLT' (Single Lens Translucent) camera. This basically means that it uses a fixed semi-transparent mirror that allows some light to the sensor and some to the phase detection sensor in the prism. The upshot of this is that the camera employs a 1.44m-dot electronic viewfinder instead of an optical viewfinder. The payoff for this is increased shooting speed, with the A58 able to shoot at a very healthy 8fps - making it great for capturing fast-moving action with. Fitted with a Sony-made 20.1MP HD CMOS sensor the A58 is capable of great image quality and can shoot 1080p Full HD movies too.
- Pentax K-500
In recent years Pentax has earned itself a good reputation for releasing strongly featured entry-level DSLRs that offer great value for money. Having now discontinued the well-regarded K-r, the all-new K-500 becomes the latest model to plug the entry-level gap within Pentax's DSLR range. It's yet another strongly featured entry-level DSLR that's built around the same 16.28MP CMOS sensor that's employed by the mid-range K-30 although the K-500 lacks the water-resistant seals of its more expensive sibling. Elsewhere, the K-500 features an 11-point AF system (nine of which are cross-type sensors), a 100% optical viewfinder, a 3-inch/920k-dot rear LCD display on the back and the ability to shoot continuously at up to 6fps. Rounding things off are a generous range of built-in digital filters and image processing options along with 1080p Full HD movie capture.
- Canon 100D / Rebel SL1
Despite being a little bit more expensive than the other cameras listed in this roundup the dinky little Canon 100D is well worth considering if your budget will stretch a little bit further. The big draw with the 100D is that it's by far the smallest DSLR on the market, which makes it well suited to those users with small hands as well as those looking for a ‘proper' camera that's a bit easier to carry around. It's a relatively new model from Canon that's built around an 18MP APS-C sensor and Canon's powerful DIGIC 5 image processor. It gets treated to a 9-point AF system, along with a 98% optical viewfinder and a 3-inch/2012k-dot rear LCD display. Maximum continuous shooting speed is 4fps, while 1080p Full HD movie recording at 30fps is also catered for. While it might be a small camera, the 100D is certainly not light on features, power or poise.