Take your photography to a whole new professional level with one of these digital SLR cameras.
Canon and Nikon are the frontrunners in producing the best digital SLR cameras on the market for professional photographers through to amateurs and enthusiasts. The main advantage of digital SLR cameras is speed: you’ll never miss a great photo with an SLR in your hand with less image noise at high-sensitivities and a much faster speed of operation. Here are five of the best digital SLR cameras when money is no option.
The D3X from the house of Nikon is their flagship SLR camera and camera of choice for many professional photographers. The features include 24.50 megapixels resolution, 3.0 inch LCD size, ISO: 50-6400, a shutter speed of 30-1/8000 with minimal noise, boasts up to 4,400 images per battery charge and weighs 1220 grams. The D3X is the third camera in Nikon’s line to offer a full frame sensor, following the D3 and D700.
Features offered with the Nikon D7000 camera include 16.2 effective megapixels, a wide sensitivity range of ISO 100 to 6400 and it also employs the new Nikon image-processing engine “EXPEED 2″. According to the Nikon website, this will result in a higher-performance, engine reduction, improved colour reproduction and high-speed image processing with a smaller engine chip than that of the D90.
The Nikon D800 boasts stunning still photos, cinematic-quality videos in both FX- and DX-based movie formats, a speedy performance with a revolutionary 36.3 megapixels resolution and the EXPEED3 image-processing engine. At prices starting from $2999, it may be more expensive than other Nikon models but the feature-rich camera is one of the best digital SLR cameras on the market. The only downside may be the battery life.
The Nikon D4 is the camera that Nikon hopes to see in the hands of many professional sports photographers and photo journalists at the Olympic Games in London, 2012. The Nikon D4 is a step up from previous professional-grade SLR cameras and offers enhancements such as autofocusing speed, video recording, an excellent shooting performance and 16.2 effective megapixels FX-format sensor.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
The Canon EOS 5D Mark II professional DSLR is the successor to the nearly legendary Canon EOS 5D. The features include 21.1 megapixels resolution, faster processing with a new DiG!C 4 Processor, faster shooting with continuous shooting speed of 3.9 fps and sharp focusing with 9-point AF and 6-point Assist AF for ultra sharp images. The camera is complex enough for professionals and easy enough to use for amateur photographers.
These are just a few of the models on the market but there are cameras at different entry level points to suit everyone if you’re ready to take a step up from point-and-shoot cameras. If you can afford the investment, there are certain benefits for choosing digital SLR cameras, including faster autofocus and shutter, more imaging options and the ability to change lenses resulting in vibrant, dynamic pictures you will treasure forever.