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Top 10 Best Digital SLRs 2014

Top 10 Best Digital SLRs 2014 - Here are the top 10 Best Digital SLRs reviewed by ePHOTOzine which you can buy today! Updated December 2014.

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Category : Digital SLRs
Product : Pentax K-3
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Thinking about buying a new DSLR or upgrading your ageing kit? Over the last couple of years, ePHOTOzine have been lucky to test some of the best Digital SLRs around. You will be able to find a Digital SLR to suit you. Here is our top ten:

1. Pentax K-3

Pentax K 3 Black (3)

The Pentax K-3 features a new 24 megapixel sensor without the AA filter giving sharper images, new focus system, weather sealed body, 3.2inch screen, and high speed 8.3fps shooting. The Pentax K-3 is available for £1099 body only.

Pentax K-3 DSLR Review
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2. Nikon D810

Nikon D810 (14)

The D810, updates the D800 and D800E and performs extremely well and Nikon have another winning camera on their hands. It is extremely desirable and image quality is stunning. The D810 is available for £2399 body only.

Nikon D810 Digital SLR Review
 
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3. Canon EOS 6D (Joint 2nd)

Canon Eos 6d Front New

 

The Canon EOS 6D gives impressive noise performance. Focus performance is good with 11 point auto focus that works down to -3EV, and as long as you are not using live view it is very quick and reliable. The Canon EOS 6D is available for £1400 body only.

Canon EOS 6D DSLR Review
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4. Nikon D7100 (Joint 2nd)

Nikon D7100 Direct View (3)

The Nikon D7100 DSLR offers a 24 megapixel APS-C sensor with no AA filter, along with a weather sealed body and an excellent 3.2 inch screen and great handling. The Nikon D7100 is available for £719 body only.

Nikon D7100 Digital SLR Review
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5. Canon EOS 700D (Joint 2nd)

Canon EOS 700D DSLR (8)

The Canon EOS 700D DSLR is capable of delivering excellent 18 megapixel images with an excellent 3 inch tilting touch screen and great handling. The Canon EOS 700D is available for £519 with lens.

Canon EOS 700D Digital SLR Review
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6. Sony Alpha A77 II

Sony Alpha A77 Ii White Bg

 

The Sony Alpha A77-II is one of the fastest shooting APS-C Digital SLR cameras available, with 12fps still leading the pack, although this is being matched very closely by the Panasonic Lumix GH4, which also shoots at 12fps. Everything else about the camera is also very quick with a quick switch on time, extremely quick focus and shutter response and the good ergonomics and design makes the Sony Alpha A77-II an enjoyable camera to use. The Sony Alpha A77 II is available for £849 body only.

Sony Alpha A77 II Digital SLR Review
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7. Nikon D5300 (Joint 6th)

Nikon D5300 Red (3)

 

The Nikon D5300 offers a 24 megapixel APS-C sensor without the AA filter, for improved image quality, along with built in Wi-Fi and GPS, and a large 3.2inch screen, making it an ideal travel Digital SLR. The D5300 is available for £739.

Nikon D5300 DSLR Review
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8. Nikon D750

Nikon D750 DSLR (5)

 

The Nikon D750 has a high resolution 3.2inch tilting screen, as well as impressive battery life, built in Wi-Fi, a more compact body and faster continuous shooting making this a very appealing camera. If you value the tilting screen and built in Wi-Fi, then the D750 could be worth the price premium over the Nikon D610. The Nikon D750 is available for £1799 body only.

Nikon D750 Digital SLR Review
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9. Nikon D3300 (Joint 8th)

Highres Nikon D3300 Red 16

The Nikon D3300 is one of our top choices for an entry level Digital SLR - it's an extremely capable Digital SLR and comes with a compact 18-55mm kit lens with VR (Vibration Reduction). The D3300 has a high-resolution 24 megapixel APS-C sensor, full HD video, and the camera produces excellent images with bright saturated colour and very good detail. The Nikon D3300 is available for £399 with lens.

Nikon D3300 Digital SLR Review
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10. Nikon D4s

Nikon D4s DSLR (4)

 

The Nikon D4s is an incremental update to the Nikon D4, and adds a number of enhanced features, including quicker continuous shooting with AF/AE, increased speed ethernet, as well as improved video recording. Where there is the most noticeable improvement is in the increase in image quality and specifically noise performance. The Nikon D4s is available for £4100 body only.

Nikon D4s Review
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Once you've found the ideal Digital SLR, make sure you find the right memory card with our complete guide to memory cards, also it's a good idea to pick up some protection for your camera, you can find the best bag in our complete guide to camera bags and cases.
 

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Comments


chris_c1 6 9 United Kingdom
11 May 2012 12:14PM
Shame it not change much from the last list, it' cannot be true as the D4 has not been released, so I cannot believe what has been posted and the 5Dmk111 is a better comers all round, and if it's right the D4 is better than the D800 and it will not have the white spot issue like the D800 has.

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chris_c1 6 9 United Kingdom
11 May 2012 4:45PM
And you forgot about the Canon 1Dx
joshwa e2
4 710 United Kingdom
11 May 2012 6:27PM
Hi Chris, these are cameras we have reviewed, and we have not reviewed the 1Dx yet.
chris_c1 6 9 United Kingdom
11 May 2012 7:02PM
but the D4 is not in prodution or was it a beta one you uesd, but it still got to be better than the D800 ?
joshwa e2
4 710 United Kingdom
11 May 2012 7:13PM
The D4 was a full production version that was reviewed. The D4 lost quite a noticeable amount in it's score due to it's price.
chris_c1 6 9 United Kingdom
11 May 2012 7:20PM
So it's better than the D800 then forgetting the price so it has to be the top one, as the D800 has the white spot issue on long exposures coming through onto the photo's
chris_c1 6 9 United Kingdom
14 May 2012 5:39PM
After watching the next video with the D800 and the 5Dmk3 looks like you got these 2 cameras the wrong way roundWink


http://blog.planet5d.com/2012/05/three-side-by-side-comparisons-of-the-nikon-d800-and-canon-eos-5d-mark-iii/
I get rather tired of the Canon fanboys, get over yourself Chris C1.

Your lame blog post is another Canon fanboy.

Check out the three best camera sensors, all Nikons

http://www.dxomark.com/index.php/Cameras/Camera-Sensor-Ratings
chris_c1 6 9 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2013 6:30PM

Quote:I get rather tired of the Canon fanboys, get over yourself Chris C1.

Your lame blog post is another Canon fanboy.

Check out the three best camera sensors, all Nikons

http://www.dxomark.com/index.php/Cameras/Camera-Sensor-Ratings




wrong again one day you may get it right one day
Canon Fanbois, Nikon Fanbois, Apple Fanbois all busy defending their purchases trying not to look a muppet. Sure the sensor is like important but it's only a part of the camera, like the engine on a car. If all the other parts don't match then sure it's going to be let down.

Ulitmately though, it has to be the user that makes a camera shine?

Really pleased the 650D made it into your top 10. Smile
ukecom 1
3 May 2013 6:17PM
Surprised not to see the Nikon D7100 on this list, i replaced my Canon with this and would never look back, it's worth having a look at http://digitalcameraspy.com and it seems to be up to date with all the latest new releases
Thinking of getting the Nikon D600 or the Canon EOS 5d MK III
25 Nov 2013 9:43PM
Lovely to see Pentax up at the top end. I think the K3 should have been No.1 as it is much better value than the Nikon D800 in my opinion.Smile
Alan_Baseley e2
13 333 2 England
26 Nov 2013 5:49PM
Maths has really changed since I was at school. The last in a list of ten is 4th?????GrinGrinGrinGrin.
17 Dec 2014 6:59PM
Several "joint 2nd" just seems lazy to me. Like you couldn't be bothered to put effort in to differentiating the cameras so just threw them all in as a joint place

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