Ted's Top 5 DSLR Cameras

23/01/2020 11:18 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 2020.

Made exclusively with the beginner in mind, the Canon EOS 1500D makes that first step into interchangeable lens cameras ever so simple. This Canon DSLR comes with a built-in feature guide that helps users get the most from their camera, even at the earlier stages of their photographic journey.


The combination of a 24.1MP APS-C CMOS sensor and Canon’s powerful Digic 4+ processor produces high-quality images as well as Full HD resolution videos. This quality is especially evident in low-light conditions, which is what sets DSLR cameras apart from compact options, such as your smartphone.

Ted's top 5 DSLR cameras

With all this and more on offer, you have to marvel at the budget-friendly price. The Canon EOS 1500D is perfect for beginners and students of all ages.

Ted's top 5 DSLR cameras

Another beginner-friendly DSLR camera, the Nikon D5600 gives you plenty of room to grow as a photographer. This camera features an impressive 5 frames per second continuous shooting rate and a vari-angle touch screen - an important feature for the modern selfie-loving buyer, and one that’s grown higher in demand with each passing year. 


The vari-angle screen is also incredibly handy for filming video. The D5600, in fact, is perfect for amateur vloggers, with a 3.5mm Mic input available for attaching an external microphone and Full HD video capture at 60p. The Nikon D5600 features built-in Bluetooth and WiFi, so you can easily connect to Nikon’s SnapBridge mobile app - which unleashes plenty of sharing and remote capture options.

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.

Ted's top 5 DSLR cameras

Ted's top 5 DSLR cameras

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 be slightly on the pricey side of the market, when taking into account value for money, it’s pretty hard to beat the Canon EOS 6D Mark II.

The Nikon D850 is our pick for the best camera for photographers with an advanced skill level. A DSLR with a rich history, the Nikon D850 is a 45.7MP full-frame DSLR with 4K UHD video, in a body that’s only a smidge larger than Nikon’s DX-format releases. This is the FX body the Nikon has been hinting at for years.


In recent years, Nikon has been the one to beat in terms of low-light performance - and this is continued in the D850. The backside-illuminated sensor, advanced processing engine and wide ISO range assure this camera can tackle any lighting, bright or dim, and effortlessly capture pleasing exposures and detailed images.

Ted's top 5 DSLR cameras

Being just as capable of cinematic videos as it is of pro-quality stills, the Nikon D850 has obvious ties to the photojournalism and wedding photography worlds - it will also attract any content creators who are considering a pro-level DSLR to improve their production values. Nikon has added a sports-ready 7 frames per second burst shooting rate to this body, which functions perfectly with the fast and accurate AF system. This will be sure to entice users who were considering the flagship Nikon D5.

Give a gift you know they’ll love - and use

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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