Top 5 Digital SLR Cameras of 2013

If you’re looking for a new digital SLR camera you’ll be spoilt for choice by the enormous range available on the market today.  A digital SLR is a pretty pricey investment so you’ll need to shop around until you find a camera with the right features to suit your requirements.  The price range is also vast with cameras starting as cheap as £300 and increasing to over £3000.

We’ve put together a list of our top 5 digital SLR cameras currently on the market.  Whether you’re a beginner or a pro there will be a camera to suit.

1.       Nikon D5100

Estimated price: £350 – £400

The Nikon D5100 offers great value for money for a camera that is ideal for beginners.  With an image resolution of 16.2 million pixels the Nikon D5100 is capable of creating spectacular images.  This little gem of a camera still has a number of other features up its sleeve, it can record full HD videos and has a number of easy to use in-camera editing functions and filter effects.  This versatile number is also one of the cheapest digital SLRs available.  Bargain!

2.       Pentax K-30


Estimated price: £400 – £600

The Pentax K-30 is the cheapest, weather-sealed, dustproof and cold proof DSLR camera currently available.  This robust, compact little camera is the perfect choice for outdoor and adventure photography.  With image resolution of 16.2 million pixels, this reliable little camera is more than capable of shooting consistently stunning photographs.  It also packs a few more surprises with its in-camera special effects including an interval timer, built-in HDR and multiple exposure options.

 3.       Canon EOS 60D

Estimated price: £600 – £700

Canon digital SLR cameras continue to be firm favourites.  The Canon EOS 60D may be a few years old now, but it still remains one of the best mid-range digital SLR cameras on the market this year.  With a resolution of 18 million pixels and full HD video capabilities this camera has great specifications to suit anyone, from a beginner who doesn’t mind paying a bit more to a semi-pro or a professional who is after a light weight camera.  The Canon EOS 60D also boasts a pivoting 3.0” LCD screen, wireless flash control, ambience selectors and in-camera editing with creative filters.


4.       Sony Alpha 65

Estimated price: £550 – £700

With Canon and Nikon dominating the digital SLR marketplace it’s refreshing to see Sony contending with them.  The Sony Alpha 65 has an impressive image resolution of 24.3 million pixels and can shoot 10 frames a second.  Not content with just having a massive image resolution the Sony Alpha is packed with other impressive features including full HD movie recording, sweep panorama and 3D panorama options, in-camera creative filters and a tilting LCD screen, the Sony Alpha 65 has it all.


5.       Nikon D800


Estimated price: £2,600

Taking images in stunning 36.3 million pixel detail, this camera’s specifications are double that of our cheapest choice of camera.  This camera would suit a dedicated enthusiast who is already capable of handling and shooting images using a digital SLR.  The Nikon D800 has an advanced range of shooting features including full HD video capabilities.  This camera is by far one of the most superior digital SLR cameras on the market and it’s not surprising taking the price tag into consideration!  We can guarantee that the quality of image produced will not disappoint even the most seasoned photographer.



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