Saving on Holiday Gifts: Top 7 DSLR Cameras

There are many DSLR cameras available on the market today and most of them are good. This makes buying the best one a lot harder than it used to be. Furthermore, there is a big difference with entry-level cameras and those for professionals. If a beginner made a wrong decision of buying a professional-level camera, he or she might be overwhelmed and may not be able to use the camera properly. Therefore, it is important to check first if the DSLR camera is for beginners or professionals. Here are the top 7 DSLR cameras for 2013.

1.    Canon EOS 1100D – in some territories, this camera is called Rebel T3. This is the best DSLR for people on a budget. It has a CMOS Sensor of 12.4 MP and compatible with many of Canon’s EF mount lenses. While the specs of this DSLR camera seem rather old by today’s standards, it is still an excellent entry-level camera for people on a tight budget who want to go into photography.

2.    Nikon D3200 – this is one of the best entry-level DSLR cameras on the market today. A help guide will assist beginners in using this camera properly. The 24.2 MP and EXPEED 3 engine makes some good quality still images.

Nikon D3200 24.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR NIKKOR Zoom Lens (Black)

3.    Sony Alpha A58 – this is the best DSLR for its advanced AF and affordable price. The Alpha A58 is one of the latest SLT cameras from Sony. It comes with a kit lens. The Alpha A58 has a 20.1 MP Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor with a BIONZ processor. SLT technology allows for a shot burst rate of 8 frames per second and good AF and ample EVF.

Sony SLTA58 20.1MP Digital SLR Camera with 2.7-Inch LCD Screen (Black Body Only)

4.    Canon EOS 650D – this is the best DSLR camera for its value and all-around performance. This camera has a 3-inch LCD touch screen, an 18 MP CMOS, and capable of recording moving 1080p HD video at 30 frames per second. Furthermore, the 650D has a better autofocus than older Canon EOS models. It also features a continuous shooting mode at 3.5–5 fps. The overall image quality is good and consistent.

Canon EOS Rebel T4i 18.0 MP CMOS Digital SLR with 18-55mm EF-S IS II Lens

5.    Pentax K-30 – this is the best DSLR for full resolution burst speed. The K-30 is a mid-range DSLR with robust construction and is weather resistant. This makes the K-30 the camera of choice for outdoor shooting. The K-30has the same CMOS sensor as it older predecessor, the K-01, which is 16.2 MP APS-C. It offers a burst shooting speed of 6 fps.

Pentax K-30 lens kit black w DA 18-55WR Weather-Sealed 16 MP CMOS Digital SLR with DA 18-55mm and 3-Inch LCD Screen

6.    Nikon D7100 – this is the best DSLR for it full feature set. This is an improved version of the D7000 with 24.1 MP DX CMOS, new AF system, and a bigger 3.2-inch LCD. With the removal of the air gap, which is included in previous models, the D7100 offers clearer and better still images.

Nikon D7100 24.1 MP DX-Format CMOS Digital SLR with 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR ED Nikkor Lens

7.    Nikon D800 – This is the best DSLR for its image quality. This is the new full frame DSLR flagship for Nikon. The D800 has an amazing 36.3 MP CMOS sensor. For those who think it is too much, there are different sensor crops available that can outfitted in the D800 to lower its resolution.

Nikon D800 36.3 MP CMOS FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)

These are the current best rated DSLR on the market today. Different camera enthusiasts choose them and electronics review sites as the best among the different models available today.

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Keroy King

Keroy King is a Financial Educator, Podcast Host, Keynote Speaker & Empowerment Expert, residing in Los Angeles, California and the Founder of "Life Then Finance" a community where she coaches individuals to overcome personal and financial obstacles that are holding them back so they can quickly and effectively live a full-filled and purpose driven life. Even when they think the odds are stacked against them. She is also an online course creator & instructor of several personal finance and personal transformation online courses.