Ted's Cameras - Best DSLR Camera Roundup

26 Sep 2016 2:05:20 PM

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Meet James from Ted's Cameras, as he talks about the latest DSLR cameras from Nikon & Canon. Broken down in to price ranges, he talks about their features and which one suits your specific needs.

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Hi I'm James and welcome to Get Teducated.

With so many DSLRs to choose from, I've been asked to pick out a few of my current favourites to hopefully give you a good starting point if you're in the market for a new DSLR. So I have here what I've picked out as the best DSLRs in a variety of price points to try and cover the widest range. Let's start off with an entry-level budget DSLR.

For someone looking at getting their first digital SLR, the Canon EOS 1300D is a great place to start. It's easy for photographers of any skill level to pick up and shoot with. Despite the cheap price, you can still expect great images straight out of the camera thanks to the use of Canon's tried and true 18 megapixel sensor, this along with the use of other parts taken from previous generation higher end models, means you can take advantage of the great price without getting a degraded experience. Don't forget you still get the whole range of Canon lenses to choose from as you learn and grow.

Taking one step up to the more enthusiast end of compact DSLRs, the Nikon D5500 is the one that really grabbed my attention. The new design makes it even smaller than it's predecessor, yet it's actually more comfortable to hold thanks to a deeper hand grip. Compared to the budget range, you can expect a faster and more advanced autofocus which has 39 focus points and 3D subject tracking, a higher resolution, fully articulated touch LCD screen, better low light performance and longer battery life. The D5500's graphical interface is incredibly simple, so it's an excellent first DSLR for those with a little more room in the budget, while the 24 megapixel sensor without the optical low pass filter and high end specs also make it a perfect upgrade from an older entry-level model as you'll definitely see an improvement over whatever you're upgrading from.

If you're more of an enthusiast but can't decide whether photos or video is your thing, the Canon EOS 80D is probably the DSLR for you. This one makes my list because it's the best all-rounder we've seen so far, offering photographers some new tech like Canon's new high resolution 24 megapixel image sensor and new 45-point autofocus system covering a wide area of the frame, to maximise their potential for highly detailed shots with sharp focus even when dealing with moving subjects. Videographers now get a headphone jack for monitoring audio, a faster 60 frames per second video framerate, and a whole new 18-135mm lens designed to accept a power zoom attachment which will allow for a much smoother, controlled zoom while recording. Add to that the Dual-Pixel Autofocus system which is designed to provide fast, continuous autofocus during video and you have a hugely capable video camera.

To round out the list with a higher end, full-frame DSLR, it's gotta be the Nikon D750. While I may be a little biased as I'm a big fan of Nikon's control layout and colour reproduction, I think this just offers the best value in full frame bodies as you're getting a lot of high end features for a reasonable price. The 24 megapixel sensor offers outstanding low light performance and dynamic range, so certainly in terms of detail it's hard to beat. It also uses one of Nikon's most advanced autofocus systems for fast and accurate subject tracking, shoots at a respectable 6.5 frames per second, and to make sure you've got plenty of space as it churns out those high speed bursts it has 2 SD card slots which you can use to either separate jpeg and raw files, photos and video, or even have a direct backup if you're on a job and can't afford to risk losing everything on a corrupt card.

Well those are my top DSLR picks. While my opinion is that these offer the best value at their respective price points, there's really no one camera that's right for everyone. So for more detailed information on each of these models or for advice on which DSLR will most suit your specific needs, just pop in to your local Ted's store and see myself or any of our knowledgeable staff.

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