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Best DSLR cameras 2019: The best interchangeable lens cameras available to buy today

 
 
This is where we round-up the best DSLR cameras available to buy today.

DSLR cameras - which stands for digital single lens reflex - have removable lenses so that different optics can be attached in order to give a different view on the world. This potential variety allows you to start small and build-up to the more varied, sharper and desirable featured lenses as you go along.

We'll guide you through the hottest cameras available - using only models that we've seen in person - to save you time when it comes to working out what the best options are.

Whether you're new to DSLRs, looking to upgrade, know plenty about cameras already, or are considering a more pro option, we've broken down our list of great DSLR cameras into sub-headed categories to make things easier to digest.

Don't confuse them with the newer breed of mirrorless cameras (sometimes called compact system cameras) which we have covered in a separate feature.

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A quick lesson in lenses
Lens mount
First thing's first: cameras don't work in a one-size-fits-all way. Brands like to keep their own heritage and, as such, each manufacturer has its own lens mount.

For Canon it's EF-mount (including EF-S), for Nikon it's F-mount, for Pentax it's K-mount, and Sony has A-mount. There are some additions and exceptions, but those are the current main four. Don't fall into the trap by buying the wrong lenses just because the brand names match up.

Sensor size
Second to the equation is sensor size. Entry and mid-level cameras typically have what's called an APS-C size sensor. Some pro-spec cameras have full-frame sensors that, because they're physically larger, need specific (typically pricier and more advanced) lenses that are capable of covering these larger dimensions. Typically these lenses aren't interchangeable: you're either using APS-C or you're using full-frame.

Focal length equivalent
There are plenty of things to consider with lenses and this all depends on the type of photography you are planning on doing. If it's all about portraits you'll want something around the 50mm or 75mm mark. If you are trying to snap that lion on the Savannah and don't want to get eaten then you'll want something with a long zoom, say, closer to 300mm or greater.

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Canon EOS 2000D / Rebel T7
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The replacement for the EOS 1300D is a safe bet and typically a few quid cheaper than its Nikon D3500 competitor. Between the two there's not a huge difference in performance, price, or resulting image quality, though, so your choice may be based on price or brand perception alone.

If you want to use the Canon's rear LCD screen to compose pictures then you might as well forget about it here, as this is a to-the-eye and through-the-viewfinder optimised camera - if screen-based shooting is your absolute must then look to a mirrorless camera instead.

Read our preview: Canon 2000D review

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Canon EOS 200D (Canon EOS SL2)
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The Canon EOS 200D (or SL2 for our American friends) sits in a world of its own, as the update to the small-scale 100D (SL1). It's as small as DSLR cameras come - and that in itself is the single biggest reason for buying it.

This is the DSLR to take up less bag space while delivering quality akin to the EOS 80D model (listed below) thanks to the 24-megapixel sensor on board.

Read our preview: Canon EOS 200D

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If you're looking for an all-rounder when it comes to both still images and movie capture then the 80D is one of the best pure DSLRs to cater for such a varied and successful feature set. It's not brand new either (but is still very current), so the price has settled down over recent years.

Where the 80D really excels is with its autofocus system. The Dual Pixel AF system - which uses on-sensor phase-detection via live view and a different phase-detection system through the viewfinder - comprises 45 autofocus points and is super-fast whether you're looking through the viewfinder or using the rear screen to compose your shots.

Elsewhere the 80D ups the viewfinder ante with a what-you-see-is-what-you-get 100 per cent field-of-view - something cheaper DSLR cameras often lack (like the 2000D and SL2 listed above), and that the earlier 70D couldn't muster - while its 3.2-inch, tilt-angle touchscreen remains one of its strong points, especially in a competitive world against compact system cameras.

However, the Nikon D7500 (below) now offers much of the 80D's equivalent, plus that features 4K video capture too.
 
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