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  • Complete Camera GuideEvery DSLR & CSC model reviewed & rated by our photography experts

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    CANON 1300D 289 / 299 with lens

    18.1MP APS-C CMOS

    100-6400 (12,800 expanded)

    3in 920k-dot N/A N/A

    Succeeding the 1200D as Canons entry-level model, the 1300D is ideal for anyone new to DSLRs. It comes with an improved high-res screen, Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity, a bigger image buffer for JPEGs, and an updated processor that is around 30% faster than its predecessor.

    CANON 100D 399 with lens

    18MP APS-C CMOS

    100-12,800 (25,600 expanded)

    3in 1040k-dot touchscreen

    Aug 2013

    The 100D is the smallest & lightest DSLR ever, intended to compete with advanced CSCs. Its perfect for users who want the full control of a DSLR in a smaller, convenient body. Packed inside an innovative body is a DIGIC 5 engine, 4fps shooting, 9-point AF and an impressive ISO range.

    CANON 700D 449 / 499 with lens

    18MP APS-C CMOS

    100-12,800 (25,600 expanded)

    3in 1040k-dot flip-out touchscreen

    July 2013

    The 700D is a slightly improved version of the 650D, with the main difference being a revamped kit lens with silent AF motor. The 700D comes with a flip-out touchscreen, hybrid 9-point AF system and 1080p Full HD movie recording. Its the perfect step up from an entry-level DSLR.

    CANON 750D 549 / 619 with lens

    24.2MP APS-C CMOS

    100-12,800 (25,600 expanded)

    3in 1040k-dot flip-outtouchscreen

    July 2015

    With 19 cross-type AF points for precise autofocus, the 750D is a focusing powerhouse. It also boasts a 5fps shooting speed, along with a battery life of 400 shots. The 3in 1040k-dot flip-out touchscreen makes it ideal for composing shots at unusual angles. Handling is simple and intuitive.

    CANON 800D 779 / 869 with lens

    24.2MP APS-C CMOS

    100-25,6003in 1040k-dot flip-out touchscreen

    N/A N/A

    This upper entry-level DSLR sits between the 1300D and 77D, effectively replacing the 760D (although this remains for now). It comes with the same sensor and engine as the 77D, and boasts both optical and digital IS, 6fps shooting and 45 AF points. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are included.

    CANON 77D 829 / 919 with lens

    24.2MP APS-C CMOS

    100-25,6003in 1040k-dot flip-out touchscreen

    Spring 2017 N/A

    Coined by many as the 80D Lite, this lower enthusiast camera shares an identical sensor to the 800D, as well as the same AF system and processing engine. It comes with Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth, as well as a 6fps burst speed and the worlds fastest AF of 0.03sec.

    CANON 80D 919 / 1029 with lens

    24.2MP APS-C CMOS

    100-16,000 (25,600 expanded)

    3in 1040k-dot flip-out touchscreen

    Spring 2016

    The 80D lies right in the middle of Canons DSLR range, and is aimed at serious enthusiast photographers. It comes with a 24.2MP APS-C sensor and 45 AF points, all of which are cross-type. It boasts a fast 7fps shooting speed and a new maximum ISO of 16,000.

    CANON 7D MkII1249

    20.2MP APS-C CMOS

    100-16,000 (51,200 expanded)

    3in 1040k-dot Jan 2015

    For an APS-C camera, the 7D MkII packs in many pro-level features including 65 AF points, an amazing 10fps shooting and a powerful DIGIC 6 processing engine. With these impressive specs and a battery life of approximately 670 shots, this is an ideal camera for action photography.

    CANON 6D 1399 / 1699 with lens

    20.2MP Full-frame

    100-25,600 (50-102,400 expanded)

    3in 1040k-dot Mar 2013

    This is Canons lightest and cheapest ever full-frame camera, though in many ways it matches the professional-level 5D MkIII. It shoots at 4.5fps, features Wi-Fi and GPS, and a powerful DIGIC 5+ processor. The biggest downside is that it only has 11 AF points. A great value full-frame option.

    CANON 5D MkIII 2179

    22MP Full-frame

    100-6400 (25,600 expanded)

    3.2in 920k-dot May 2012

    The 5D MkIII is the camera of choice for most professional Canon users. Its exceptionally fast and accurate 61-point AF system sets it apart from the 6D, and its high resolution 3.2in LCD is matched only by the 1D X. Other features include weather sealing, DIGIC 5+ engine and Full HD video.

    CANON 5DS 2799

    50.6MP Full-frame

    100-6400(50-12,800 expanded)

    3.2in 1040k-dot Aug 2015

    The full-frame 5DS shares the spoils with the 5DS R as the joint-highest resolution DSLR on the market. This model is slightly cheaper as it has no low-pass filter. Otherwise, the two cameras are almost the same, with 61 AF points (41 cross-type), and 5fps shooting.

    CANON 5DS R 2899

    50.6MP Full-frame

    100-6400 (50-12,800 expanded)

    3.2in 1040k-dot Aug 2015

    At 50.6MP, the full-frame 5DS R is the joint-highest resolution DSLR ever built. The R version also features a low-pass cancellation filter, maximising the sharpness of the cameras sensor. It comes with 61 AF points (41 cross-type), and boasts 5fps shooting at full resolution.

    CANON 5D MkIV 3499

    30.4MP Full-frame

    100-32,000 (50-102,400 expanded)

    3.2in 1620k-dot Nov 2016

    The 5D MkIV is the update to the highly regarded MkIII and is packed to the rafters with new features. Images can be shot at 30.4MP on the full-frame sensor at a maximum burst of 7fps. It also has the ability to record highly-detailed 4K videos internally.

    CANON 1D X MkII4799

    20.2MP Full-frame

    100-51,200 (50-409,600 expanded)

    3.2in 1620k-dot June 2016

    The 1D X MkII is long-awaited replacement to Canons flagship DSLR model, aimed at sports and wildlife photographers who need exceptional performance in all areas. With a huge 16fps shooting speed, 4K video, Dual Pixel AF and weather-sealed body, its arguably the best ever DSLR.

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    NIKON D3300 339

    24.2MPAPS-C CMOS

    100-12,800 (25,600 expanded)

    3in 921k-dot Spring 2014

    The D3300 will eventually replace the D3200, which is Nikons best-selling DSLR. This model boasts a new processor, better battery life, an extended ISO range, no optical low-pass filter, a lighter and smaller body, and a newly-designed kit lens. It also shoots Full HD movies at 60fps.

    NIKON D3400 429 with lens

    24.2MP APS-C

    100-25,600 3in 921k-dot LCD Dec 2016

    The D3400 is Nikons latest entry-level DSLR. It boasts an 24.2MP APS-C sensor and Expeed 4 processor. Nikon claim 1200 shots can be fired from a single charge and its ISO reach is 1 stop greater, providing better flexibility in low light environments.

    NIKON D5300 449 / 549 with lens

    24.2MP APS-C CMOS

    100-12,800 (25,600 expanded)

    3.2in 1037k-dot flip-out

    Feb 2014

    The D5300 succeeds the D5200 as Nikons lower mid-range DSLR model. It offers the same 5fps shooting, 39-point AF system, and has a similar image resolution, but it boasts an EXPEED 4 engine, bigger LCD, Wi-Fi and GPS. The sensor also has no low-pass filter for extra clarity and detail.

    NIKON D7100 699 / 879 with lens

    24.1MP APS-C CMOS

    100-6400 (25,600 expanded)

    3.2in 1229k-dot N/A N/A

    Although the D7100 has been succeeded by the D7200, its still available to buy as a kit or body-only. It boasts a significantly higher resolution than its predecessor, a larger screen, and a 51-point AF system. It can also shoot at 7fps, so is a great option for fast-action subjects.

    NIKON D5600 729 with lens

    24.2MP APS-C CMOS

    100-25,600 3.2in 1037k-dot N/A N/A

    Nikons D5600 is the latest SnapBridge compatible DSLR from Nikon. Its an advanced entry-level model boasting a user-friendly interface and a 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor. It has a vari-angle touchscreen which is useful for composing and focusing above or below head height.

    NIKON D7200 849 / 1099 with lens

    24.2MP APS-C CMOS

    100-25,600 3.2in 1229k-dot May 2015

    This upgrade from the D7100 shares the same autofocus system as the D750 and flagship D4S. And with 7fps continuous shooting, its ideal for shooting high-speed action. Image quality is maintained at high ISO settings, and you can also share photos on the go with built-in Wi-Fi & NFC.

    NIKON D500 1729 / 2479 with lens

    20.9MP APS-C CMOS

    100-51,200 (1,640,000 expanded)

    3.2in 2359k-dotflip-out touchscreen

    July 2016

    The 20.9MP D500 is Nikons top-of-the-line APS-C camera. It is a long-awaited replacement to the D300S, and stands toe to toe with Canons 7D MkII. Boasting an EXPEED 5 engine, 10fps shooting, 4K video, and 153 AF points, its spec rivals the flagship D5.

    NIKON D610 1299 / 1699 with lens

    24.3MP Full-frame

    100-6400 (50-25,600 expanded)

    3.2in 921k-dot Jan 2014

    The D610 succeeds the D600, Nikons smallest and lightest full-frame DSLR, and is on a par with Canons 6D as one of the best value DSLRs available. Its virtually no different to the D600, with 39 AF points, 5.5fps shooting, and 900 shots battery life, but has added video functionality.

    NIKON D7501599 / 2099 with lens

    24.3MPFull-frame

    100-12,800 (50-51,200 expanded)

    3.2in 1229k-dot tiltable

    Dec 2014

    The full-frame D750 features 51 autofocus points, a large ISO range of 100-51,200 and a 6.5fps continuous shooting speed. It uses the same metering and exposure control system as the DF and the D810, and also has built-in Wi-Fi for image transfer and camera control.

    NIKON D810 2399

    36.3MP Full-frame

    64-12,800 (32-51,200 expanded)

    3.2in 1229k-dot Sept 2014

    The D810 is Nikons most popular pro-level model and, at 36.3MP, is one of the highest res DSLRs on the market. Its a similar spec to the D610 but with more advanced functionality, such as 51 AF points, a CF card slot, faster sync speed, a larger AF frame area and better dynamic range.

    NIKON D810A 2899

    36.3MP Full-frame

    200-12,800(100-51,200 expanded)

    3.2in 1229k-dot Sept 2015

    The Nikon D810A is the first full-frame DSLR designed especially for astrophotography, and features a sensor four times more sensitive to the H-alpha spectral line than the D810. It also has an interval timer and a long exposure manual mode allowing exposures of up to 900 seconds.

    NIKON DF 2039 / 2299 with lens

    16.2MP Full-frame

    100-12,800 (50-204,800 expanded)

    3.2in 921k-dot Feb 2014

    The Nikon Df is the worlds first retro-styled full-frame DSLR, with a similar look to 2001s Nikon FM3A. The Df has an almost identical set of specs to the flagship D4, with the same ISO range, sensor and processor, and identical image quality, though it doesnt shoot video. Available in black and silver.

    NIKON D5 5099

    20.8MP Full-frame

    100-102,400 (3,280,000 expanded)

    3.2in 2359k-dottouchscreen

    June 2016

    The 20.8MP D5 replaces the D4S as Nikons flagship full-frame camera. Aimed at pro sports and wildlife shooters, it offers 12fps burst with AF, an EXPEED 5 engine, 153 AF points and 4K video. It also comes with a 3.2in touchscreen and maximum ISO setting of 102,400.

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    PENTAX K-50389 / 419 with lens

    16.2MP APS-C CMOS

    100-51,200 3in 920k-dot Nov 2013

    The K-50 replaced the K-30, sharing the same spec for resolution, screen, shooting speed, AF points, weather sealing and video recording. However, the K-50 does have a new sensor with wider ISO range, a slightly larger body, Eye-Fi compatibility, and comes in 120 colour combinations.

    PENTAX K-S2469 / 52

    20.1MPAPS-C CMOS

    100-51,200 3in 921k-dot June 2015

    Coming just eight months after the K-S1, Pentaxs weather and dust resistant upper entry-level 20.1MP model boasts no optical low pass filter for extra sharpness, a continuous shooting speed of 5.5fps and built in Wi-Fi and NFC. Its available in a wide range of colour combinations.

    PENTAX K-3 II 699 / 899 with lens

    24.3MP APS-C CMOS

    100-51,200 3.2in 1037k-dot Aug 2015

    The K-3 II sits at the top of Pentaxs range. It comes with a 27-point AF system, 25 of which are cross-type, and it shoots Full HD video at 60fps. The K-3 II has Pentaxs usual weather resistance, with 92 weather seals, and it boasts continuous shooting at 8.3fps for fast action photography.

    PENTAX K-70 599 / 949 with lens

    24MP APS-C CMOS

    100-102,400 3in 921k-dot Oct 2016 N/A

    The K-70 is perfectly equipped for outdoor photography, with impressive weather-resistant performance. Cold-proof down to -10C, it is perfect for extreme weather shooting. The design is compact and the vari-angle LCD monitor adds to the manoeuvrability of the camera.

    PENTAX KP1099

    24.3MP APS-C CMOS

    100-819,200 3in 921k-dot tiltable June 2017

    Aimed at serious enthusiasts, this powerful APS-C model, which is fully weather-sealed, boasts 5-axis in-body stabilisation, a replaceable grip, and 27-point AF. It can also shoot 7fps, and has a tempered glass screen to reduce the risk of scratches. Available body-only in silver and black.

    PENTAX K-1 1799

    36.4MP Full-frame

    100-204,800 3.2in 1037k-dot Spring 2016

    The K-1 is Pentaxs first ever full-frame DSLR, and it uses a Sony-made 36.4MP sensor. It boasts 5-axis in-body image stabilisation, has a fully weather-sealed body, and has a 33-point AF system. It comes with a full articulated tilting screen, which is unique for a full-frame camera.

    SONY 68 513 / 548 with lens

    24.2MP APS-C CMOS

    100-25,6002.7in 468k-dottiltable

    N/A N/A

    The 68 is an entry-level DSLT camera from Sony. It bares a 24MP APS-C sensor and is capable of mounting Sony A lenses. As a DSLT, its mirror is fixed and semi-translucent, allowing the faster, more reliable phase detection autofocus to be used even in Live View mode.

    SONY 77 MkII999 / 1299 with lens

    24.3MP APS-C CMOS

    100-25,6003in 1228k-dot tiltable

    Nov 2014

    The 24.3MP 77 MkII is an APS-C body for serious enthusiasts, competing with Canons 7D and Nikons D7100. It shoots at a very fast 12fps with AF, has a native ISO range of 100-25,600 and has NFC and Wi-Fi built in. The camera has a high-res 3in 1228k-dot tilt-out screen and improved AF.

    SONY 991599

    24.3MP Full-frame

    100-25,6003in 1228k-dot tiltable

    Spring 2013

    The 99 is Sonys only full-frame, professional quality DSLT. It has a 19-point dual AF system with 102 assist points for very fast and accurate low light focusing. It also has 10fps shooting, 1080p Full HD video at 60fps, and a 2359k-dot OLED EVF, making this a very impressive piece of kit.

    SONY 99 II 2999

    42.4MP Full-frame

    100-25,600 (50-102,400 expanded)

    3in 1228k-dot N/A N/A

    Sonys 99 II replaces the original 2012 model, and being four years in the making it boasts some huge updates. Of note is the 42.4MP full-frame Exmoor R CMOS sensor, a new 5-axis sensor-based image stabiliser, 4K video and a burst mode of up to 12fps.

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    CANON EOS M3 359 / 419 with lens

    24.2MP APS-C CMOS

    100-12,800 (25,600 expanded)

    3in 1040k-dot touchscreen

    June 2015

    The EOS M3 is the long-awaited replacement to the EOS M, Canons first CSC. It boasts a very similar sensor to the 750D and 760D DSLRs. Canon has made improvements to AF speed, though shooting speed is slightly disap...

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