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Getting Serious About Photography? Choose a DSLR!

Updated: November 19, 2015 11:14 am

Camera makes everyone a tourist in other people’s reality, and eventually in one’s own

From beginners to enthusiasts, hobbyists to pros, DSLR cameras are used by all, but when it comes to buying them, the problem of too much choices often vexes people. Between Canon and Nikon, you should carefully consider which brand you should buy, as this affects the lenses and accessories you invest in. You can still use the same lenses you started out with; even if you upgrade your camera body as technology improves. The best advice is not to compromise while buying your lenses, as a good quality lens will last you a lifetime. There is a difference in image quality between an entry-level DSLR and a professional one, but not enough to justify the huge price difference for an average user. So just focus on the models available in your budget, while I talk you through which DSLR is right for you.

Entry-level DSLR

If you’re a beginner or just getting into photography, this is a great camera to start off with. Choose one that’s easy to use but something that you won’t outgrow too quickly as your skills improve. Make sure you also choose one with a wide range of lenses and accessories that you can invest in to get better quality photos.

Canon 1200D

Key Features: 18 megapixels, 1080p HD video, free interactive tutorials.

Canon 100D

Key Features: Smallest DSLR available, 18 megapixels, 1080p HD video, hybrid auto focus, touchscreen.

Nikon D3300

Key Features: 24.2 megapixels, 1080p HD video, guide mode available.

For enthusiasts

This is an option for most photography enthusiasts. These cameras offer near pro-level performances at affordable prices and are relatively easy to use and have a wide range of lenses and accessories to choose from.

Canon EOS 70D

Key Features: 20.2 megapixels, 1080p HD video, dual pixel auto focus, stereo sound, mic socket, articulating touchscreen, Wi-Fi.

Nikon D7200

Key Features: 24.2 megapixels, 1080p HD video, 51 focus points, mic and headphone sockets, dust and weather resistance.

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Key Features: 20.2 megapixels,1080p HD video, 65 cross-type auto focus, weather-sealed body, mic and headphone sockets, uncompressed HDMI out, GPS built-in, water and dust resistance.

Best top-end DSLR

There are multiple benefits to top-end DSLRs that justify their price — they usually have myriad autofocus options, impressive ISO performance and fast continuous shooting most of the time..

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Key Features: Full-frame sensor, 22.3 megapixels, 61 Focus Points, full HD video with manual control, enhanced weather sealing, mic and headphone sockets, magnesium body.

Canon 5Ds / 5DSR

Key Features: Full-frame sensor, 50.6 megapixel, full HD video, 61 focus points, weather-sealed body.

By Sanjay K Bissoyi

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