Ted's Top 5 DSLR Cameras

3/12/2020 8:20 am

DSLR cameras have long been considered one of the best options for photography beginners, enthusiasts, and professionals alike - so it’s not surprising that when it comes time for gift ideas for photographers, many of us want to know which digital SLR camera is the best, or most affordable, on the market.


With so many DSLR models available at different levels, it can be hard to pick the right option for your loved ones - which is why our team at Ted’s Cameras have put together this handy guide to help you out. 


From the best DSLR for beginners to the best camera for video, read on for our top DSLR cameras for 2021.



Made with beginner photographers in mind, the Canon EOS 200D Mark II is Canon’s smallest and lightest DSLR ever released. This is the perfect camera for beginners who are looking to get into DSLR photography, but are a little intimidated by bulkier top-end models.


Coming in a compact size, the EOS 200D Mark II features a 24.1MP CMOS sensor and DIGIC 8 processor on board, which delivers excellent image quality even in dim lighting conditions. It also captures 4K resolution videos, which will delight budding vloggers and videographers.


If you’re looking for the perfect camera to gift to someone who’s never had a DSLR camera, the Canon EOS 200D Mark II is a great option. The simple button layout makes it very easy to use, and Canon’s guided display will take them through the camera basics, and even some advanced techniques if they are up for the challenge.



The perfect DSLR for photography enthusiasts, the Nikon D7500 is the middle ground between the professional Nikon FX range and beginner-friendly DX line.


This brilliant DSLR features an Expeed 5 processor and 20.9MP DX-format CMOS sensor, which has been designed without a low-pass filter to maximise image sharpness and detail. The D7500 also captures 4K resolution videos and features a sports-friendly 8 frames per second continuous shooting rate.


Both tough and portable, the Nikon D7500 is slimmer and smaller than previous models but still remains weather-sealed so you can take it on any trip worry-free. As well as the large and clear optical viewfinder, the Nikon D7500 features a huge 3.2-inch touch-sensitive LCD screen, perfect for quickly navigating menus and shooting from more creative angles.



The Canon EOS 6D Mark II is a full-frame DSLR that’s as simple to use as the entry-level EOS range, and still available at a relatively low price point. The 26.2MP Full-Frame sensor inside the 6D Mark II pairs with a Digic 7 processor to deliver excellent performance and simply stunning image quality, right up to the camera’s top ISO rating of 40000.


Anyone who has used an EOS camera before will be familiar with the controls of the Canon 6D Mark II, which is a major benefit of this release. This is the perfect opportunity for intermediate level shooters to experience professional-grade results. The versatile feature-set of this camera includes Full HD 60p video, a 45-point cross-type AF system, plus built-in Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity - so you can keep your camera constantly connected to a smartphone for advanced sharing and remote control options.



While it may not make a list of cheap Christmas gifts, when taking into account value for money, it’s pretty hard to beat the Canon EOS 6D Mark II.




Know someone that loves shooting action-packed photography or video? The new Canon EOS 90D makes great use of the latest in DSLR technology, featuring a super high-resolution of 32.5MP, a continuous shooting rate of 10 frames per second, and a speedy all cross-type 45-point AF sensor. Needless to say, this is the APS-C format DSLR to have your eyes on for sports photography.


Paired with the high-resolution sensor is Canon’s Digic 8 processor, which allows for blistering speeds and helps deliver High ISO performance. The optical viewfinder of this EOS camera is top-notch, with an approximate coverage of 100% - plus a 3-inch tilting and touch-sensitive LCD screen to boot. This is perfect for those exploring the video functions of the camera, which are exceptional. The EOS 90D records at a top resolution of 4K30p and has the ability to film Full HD videos at 120p for smooth slow-motion results.



As the fourth generation of the ever-popular 5D range, the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV is still one of the best DSLRs out there. Canon has been perfecting this range with each release, so this camera delivers full-frame image quality, great video options, and an intuitive user experience. 


The Canon 5D Mark IV features a high-resolution 30.4MP full-frame image sensor and DIGIC 6+ image processor, a combo that delivers excellent dynamic range, as well as speedy performance. Rugged and weather-sealed, this DSLR camera features a fast and accurate 61-point AF system, which can be used to make the most of the action-ready 7 frames per second continuous shooting rate and the 4K resolution video.


This range of EOS cameras has long been a favourite of videographers, and the 5D Mark IV is no different, thanks to such creative features as built-in time-lapse, HDR movie and the ability to record in HD 120p.

Choose a DSLR camera you’ll love!

Whether you’re an enthusiastic beginner or a seasoned expert, our range of quality and affordable digital SLRs has something to suit photographers of all budgets and skill levels. For more gift ideas for photographers, including our list of the best digital cameras, check out our blog.

You can also keep updated on products and special offers by subscribing to our Youtube channel or following us on Instagram @teds_cameras for all the latest and greatest. Otherwise, simply pop into your local Ted’s store for some extra help and expert advice today!


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