Susan Sontag mused that the invention of the modern camera forever shifted the focus of the cultural eye. She noted, “To collect photographs is to collect the world…with still photographs the image is also an object.” To wit, we are a society drawn inexorably to both the act of photography and the appreciation of the image-objects we create. They document our cultural lives in a way no other medium has yet managed. Digital technology has enabled us to share the use of photography that was once limited to artists or professionals. Now, everyone can be a photographer for relatively little expenditure. We also can collect the world. Below is a list of the top 10 digital SLRs available for purchase.
1. EOS Rebel T5
Canon’s reputation for spectacular photography equipment remains undiminished with this camera. An 18 megapixel CMOS sensor with a DIGIC four image processor means every image is crisp and beautiful. Scene Intelligent Auto mode and creative filters allow you to customize each shot on the 3-inch LCD TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor, and the EOS 1080p HD movie mode ensures that the results you capture are exquisite. The EF-S 18-55mm IS II standard zoom lens means close-ups of all sorts are never an issue.
2. Nikon D3300
The unexamined life won’t be an issue with the Nikon D3300 24.2 megapixel digital camera. Five frames per second continuous shooting and 11AF points with 3D tracking mean that every shot is crisp and on point. Review every photo with a three-inch LCD screen, so you never need to transfer an image that doesn’t amaze you. A high powered camera need not be for experts only. This model comes with an easy panorama mode and a guide mode that helps even an unseasoned beginner learn to take excellent shots.
3. Nikon D3300 Kit
Are you ready to take your photography to the next level? The D3300 Kit is packed with superior tools to help you achieve your goals. The 24.2 megapixel CMOS sensor and the capability of continuous five frames per second speed are enhanced still further by a 55-200mm Zoom Lens. Pack your gear with professional flair in the custom camera case, so you’ll always be prepared when life presents the perfect shot. The Nikon D3300 offers an easy to access beginner guide and has simple to operate panoramic functions, making this an ideal kit for those who love the beautiful and the breathtaking.
4. Nikon D3200
The sleek, professional look of the Nikon D3200 is a matter of function and practicality. But that won’t detract from the 24 megapixel CMOS DX-format sensor or the capability for four fps continuous shooting. In addition to stellar shots, capture crisp video with the Full HD 1080p feature and the microphone input. Check your results with the three-inch LCD 920,000 dot screen to ensure that every photograph or film is picture perfect before you export it. Experience life as captured by the camera as never before with the Nikon D3200.
5. Canon EOS Rebel Bundle
The 18 megapixel Rebel offers crisp, beautiful photography with a three-inch LCD liquid crystal monitor for both checking your results and sharing them with the world. The 3fps continuous shooting capability is enhanced by the addition of an attachable EF 75-300mm lens, which will allow you to capture even more compelling and beautiful images. Bundle your gear into a professional carrying case, so you’re always ready to capture life, wherever you go.
6. Nikon D750 FX-format
The impressive 24.3 megapixel CMOS image sensor is paired with an EXPEED four image processor and full HD video capabilities. The built-in wifi connectivity allow you to share your work with the world no matter where in the world you are. Employ the 6.5 fps continuous shooting at full resolution, so you never miss a single beat. This is also a camera that’s perfect for the videographer—whether professional or simply amateur. The Pro Video feature set includes the ability to simultaneously record compressed and uncompressed, as well as a host of other essential features for truly amazing film.
7. Canon EOS T6 Bundle
With 18 megapixels and a high performance DIGIC 4+ processor, this camera holds its own among the heavy hitters of the photography world. In addition to built-in Wi-Fi connectivity for simple sharing to smart devices, it comes with features that ensure a perfect autofocus every time. An additional EF 75-300 mm zoom lens enhances its ability to shoot perfect pictures in low or bright light. Tuck your gear into the professional carrying case and head out to find what feeds your sense of wonder.
8. Canon EOS Rebel T5, Certified Refurbished
For the photographer learning the ropes, a professionally refurbished, high-quality camera can be the perfect tool. With an easy to understand feature guide, three-inch LCD TFT color liquid crystal monitor, and 18 megapixels, there’s nothing second-hand about this camera. It is guaranteed to be tested after rigorous cleaning, inspection, and careful repackaging. Which means your Rebel is as good as new, and ready to capture beautiful images of the world.
9. Canon EOS Rebel T6i
One of the most amazing aspects of digital photography is our technological integration. It helps us to instantly share what moves us most deeply about our experience of the world. The EOS Rebel T6i comes with an amazing 24.2 megapixel CMOS sensor, and is capable of sharing, integrating, and bridging the distance between digital formats and devices. The 19-point all cross-type AF system brings a superb autofocus feature to the image party, allowing you to capture beautiful shots, even while you learn new techniques.
10. Canon EOS 80D
No matter what your preference—still photography or flawless videography—EOS 80D digital SLR from Canon delivers flawless performance. With a 24.2 megapixel CMOS sensor, every photograph will be large as life and twice as real. The Dual pixel CMOS AF enables you to shoot video with a flawless autofocus and still images with perfect detail. The 45-point all cross-type autofocus system will enable you to center upon the perfect frame when utilizing the optical viewfinder feature.