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Five Chosen Digital SLRs for Photographers

Have you been getting quite a few “Likes” on your Facebook profile for the incredible pictures you’ve clicked with your digital camera? Then now is the time probably you want to upgrade from a regular DigiCam to a DSLR camera!

What is a DSLR camera?

A Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) camera is simply a more complex digital camera, than the little one you probably have right now. It’s a more versatile camera which helps you take more professional-looking photos. Here are 5 DSLRs for photographers which you could consider:

#1. Canon EOS Rebel T3 (1100D)

Basic and beginner are the two words that leap to mind to describe the Rebel T3 1100D. It’s a 12.2 megapixels camera with dust control and live view LCD. Canon has compromised on the feature set of this camera so as to not burn a hole in your pocket! Despite being among the low-price range of cameras, this one can still out-perform many compact digital cameras. It even includes an HD movie mode, making it usable for both; stills and videos.


Resolution 12.2MP
Sensor APS-C CMOS Sensor
Storage SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Slot
Processor DIGIC 4 Imaging Processor
Screen 2.7″ Clear View LCD
Sensitivity 100-6400 ISO
Lenses Canon EF / EF-S lens mount
1.6x field of view crop
Live view Yes

#2. Nikon D3100

This one is another camera preferred by photographers. It has a 14.2 megapixels sensor, a live view 3 inch LCD screen and the ability to capture Full High Definition 1080p movies. It includes Nikon’s Guide Mode which is designed to introduce beginning photographers to DSLR controls and functionalities.


Resolution 14.2 megapixels
Sensor CMOS (DX format)
Lens Nikon F mount (with AF contacts
Screen 3 inches TFT LCD screen
Storage SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Slot
Processor EXPEED 2 image processor
Sensitivity 100 – 12800 ISO
Live view Yes

#3. Sony Alpha DSLR-A230
This light and compact camera has a basic range of features and the operation is simple and straightforward. Apart from being reasonably priced, it is also appealing equipment which includes a 10.2 megapixel CCD sensor, a relatively fast autofocus, built-in wireless flash and a helpful SteadyShot indicator.


Resolution 10.2 megapixels
Sensor APS-C CCD
Lens Sony/Minolta Alpha mount
Screen 2.7 inches
Storage SD/ SDHC, Memory Stick Pro Duo
Processor Bionz processor
Sensitivity 100 – 3200 ISO
Live view No

#4. Pentax K-x

The Pentax K-x is an eye catching camera with a rainbow of body color options! It has a decent 12.4 megapixels CMOS sensor. Along with its abilities to automatically choose the right capture mode for any given scene, it also features an orientation sensor. Some unique functionalities of the Pentax K-x include HDR in-camera processing and a fast continuous shooting speed of 4.7 frames per second.


Resolution 12.4 megapixels
Sensor CMOS
Lens Pentax KAF2 mount
Screen 2.7 inches LCD screen
Storage SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Slot
Sensitivity 200 – 6400 ISO
Live view Yes

#5. Canon 550 D
Canon 550D is quite a favorite with the photographers! It’s small, lightweight and easy to use. It is capable of delivering high-quality images, at an exceptional resolution of 18 megapixels. It has a responsive autofocus and 3 inches, high-clarity LCD screen and allows HD video shooting.


Resolution 18 megapixels
Sensor CMOS sensor
Lens Canon EF / EF-S lens mount
Screen 3 inches LCD screen
Storage SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Slot
Processor DIGIC 4
Sensitivity 100 – 6400 ISO
Live view Yes

There are a myriad of cameras in the market each more attractive than the other. The best way is to handle each and see what fits your hand better, what controls are easier for you use and understand.

Happy selecting!