Wednesday, September 25, 2013

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.

DSLR cameras- These cameras are known as the workhorses of the photographic world. DSLR cameras have become increasingly more affordable and more popular than ever before. This has created a new brand of buyers called "prosumers." These buyers are looking for a camera with maximum flexibility, creativity and rugged design. In a class of cameras that has generally been reserved for the professional photographer, all of the major manufacturers have released DSLR cameras that are affordable to the budding amateur photographer. 
  • Canon EOS 1100D (Rebel T3i)
First released in 2011, the Canon EOS 1100D - also known as the Rebel T3i in the USA - continues to serve as the entry point to Canon's extensive DSLR system. Employing a 12.4MP CMOS sensor and a nine-point autofocus system, the 1100D is compatible with Canon's huge range of EF-mount lenses. Simple to use and capable of great results, it's a fantastic camera to learn the ropes with and build your DSLR skills, although given that it's a couple of years old now it is starting to lag behind some of the newer competition in terms of feature.
  • 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.

  • Nikon D3200
Released in the summer of 2012 the D3200 is a replacement for the older (and now discontinued) D3100. As such it comes with a number of fairly significant hardware and specification upgrades. The most striking of these is the 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor it employs - the highest resolution offfered by any entry-level DSLR currently on the market. This isn't the camera's only selling point however and other highlights include a 3in, 921k-dot LCD monitor, 1080p Full HD movie capture and an expanded Guide Mode that aims to help you learn the DSLR basics with by providing on-screen advice about all kinds of shooting conditions. While it won't learn everything for you, it does serve as a useful reference point that'll help you get to grips with your new camera. Better still, the price of a new D3200 plus kit zoom has fallen quite steeply in the past twelve months making it a much more attractive proposition.
  • 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.