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 onto 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 handled - 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
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.
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 sensor types aren't interchangeable across the lens range: you're either using APS-C or you're using full-frame.
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.
source : pocket-lint.com