Photography is one of the most popular pastimes in the entire world, not to mention one of the most rewarding and exciting career choices in the process. Whether you like to snap your photos for enjoyment, for a living, or even a bit of both, there is one thing we can all agree on, and that is that you will want the best camera possible, in order to achieve your goals. DSLR cameras are now all the rage, and the great thing is that there is now so much variety to choose from. There are entry-level DSLRs available for very reasonable prices, and then on the other end of the spectrum, there are professional-quality DLSR cameras that cost a fair deal more. Whether you’re looking for an entry-level camera, a professional-grade camera, or something in between the two, chances are there will be a device out there that is ideal. In the past, it was only professional photographers who would use full frame DSLR cameras, but as time went by, technology advanced, the prices dropped, and now more affordable models are also available. Below we’ll be looking at 10 of the best DSLR cameras of 2017, as we look at entry level cameras, professional grade cameras, and everything in between.
Up first on our list we have the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. This is a very advanced model, and this is reflected in the price, but don’t let that put you off, as many agree that it is worth every penny. It features a full frame CMOS sensor, 30.4 megapixels, 4k movie capabilities, 7 frames per second, a 3.2 inch touchscreen, 61 point AF, 41 cross-type autofocus, and much more besides. Users have been especially impressed with the 30.4MP sensor, which has been found to provide crystal clear results every time. The device is sturdy, durable, and is exactly what you would expect from a Canon.
As you might have guessed, if we had a Canon, we would almost certainly have also had to have had a Nikon, and we have. This is also certainly not the last that we’ll be seeing of either brand either. The Nikon D5 is ideal for serious photographers, and this again, is shown in the price. This device features a shooting speed of 12 fps, a 173 point AF, 99 cross-type autofocus, 20.8 megapixels, a full frame CMOS sensor, 4k movie capabilities, and a screen type of 3.2 inches 2, 359,000 dots, and much more besides. This is considered Nikons pivotal DSLR, and it more than lives up to the hype. If you’re a professional, you’ll love this device, as will your work.
Another Nikon, this one far less expensive, but this camera is still a fantastic device that is well, well above average. It has 1080p Movie capabilities, 6fps, 24.3 megapixels, full-frame CMOS sensor, a 39 point AF 9 cross-type autofocus, and a screen type of 921,000 dots, 3.2 inches. There is no WIFI, but don’t let that put you off, as compared with other devices of a similar price range, the D610 stands head and shoulders above its competitors.
Don’t worry, here’s another Canon to help even out the playing field, and this one is a beauty. This is Canon’s device created to go up against the D610 from Nikon, and it certainly does that. The camera offers 20.2 mp, 11 point AF 1 cross-type autofocus, full-frame CMOS, 3 inch, 1,040,000 dots, 4.5 fps, and 1080p movie capabilities. Best described as being on the level of a photography enthusiast, or an expert just starting out, this device is extremely affordable for what you get. Best of all is the fact that, unlike the D610, this camera has built in WIFI, as well as GPS.
This camera is very much aimed at photography experts and professionals out there, so you can expect to pay a pretty penny for it. This camera it isn’t all that cheap, but again, like the other devices on our list, it is well worth the money. Designed to go against the Nikon D5 (which we looked at earlier) the Canon is very special device indeed. it features 20.2 megapixels, a 3.2 inch 1,620,000 dots screen type, a continuous shooting speed of 14 fps, 61-point AF, 41 cross-type autofocus, full-frame CMOS, and much more besides. Photographers have been especially impressed with how this camera performs in low lights, as the image quality has been superb.
No your eyes are not deceiving you, we have actually included a camera that is not either a Nikon or a Canon. Here we have the Pentak K1, and it is a very worthy addition to our list. The K1 is ideal for experts and enthusiasts alike, you know you are getting a very serious piece of kit. It features 36 megapixels, a 33-point AF 25 Cross-type autofocus, 4.4 fps continuous shooting speed, 3.2 inch tilting, 1,037,000 dots, 1080p movie capabilities, and a full-frame CMOS sensor. For still life and landscape photography in particular, the K1 has really come into its own and gained praise, and rightfully so.
What, another non Canon and Nikon-related entry, we really are spoiling you! Yes, up next we have the Sony Alpha A99 II, which is another model aimed specifically at experts and enthusiasts. As you may expect, it is a little pricey, but as the saying goes, you get what you pay for, and with this device you really are getting your money’s worth. it features 12fps, 4k movie capabilities, a 3.0 inch vari-angle display, 1228,000 dots screen type, a 399-point AF 79 cross-type auto focus, 42.2 megapixels, full-frame CMOS, and plenty more. The image quality is superb, it offers a very quick AF system, and the 4K video quality is exceptional. The battery life is a little short, but if you can get past that, the Sony really is a wonderful camera, and it more than holds its own against Nikon.
Here we have the Canon EOS 5DS. This camera really is a game changer in terms of resolution, offering 50.6 million effective megapixels. The camera is very much aimed at expert photographers. It offers a shooting speed of 5fps, 1080p movie capabilities, a screen type of 3.2 inch, 1, 040,000 dots, full-frame CMOS, 61 point AF, 41 Cross-Type, 50.6 megapixels, and a maximum continuous shooting speed of 5fps. The image quality really is superb, and the camera is very sturdy, and very well constructed as well.
This camera is extremely popular and has been for quite a while now, and when you see it for yourself, you will instantly understand why. Though it has been around for three years, it still more than holds its own against newer models. The D810 offers movie capabilities of 1080p, 36.3 megapixels, Full-frame CMOS, 51 point AF, 15 Cross-type autofocus, 1,228,800 dot, 3.2 inch screen type, a maximum continuous shooting speed of 5FPS, and much more besides. This camera retails at the higher end, but the only real downside to this camera is the fact that it offers no in-built WIFI. The battery is also impressive as users can expect to benefit from around 1200 shots per charge.
And finally, the last device we have on our list is the Nikon D3400. Offering continuous shooting speeds of 5.0 fps, and near-instant power up, the D3400 is a fantastic camera, that is lightweight, compact, and very user-friendly. The device provides 24.2 megapixels, a bright and large 3 inch LCD monitor, VR lens uses a stepping motor for smooth and quiet autofocusing, EXPEED 4 Image Processor, built in mutli functions to create stunning images in any form of lighting. Though the camera is perhaps starting to get a little long in the tooth, the price is still fantastic, making this a perfect entry-level camera for new photographers.