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What Camera Should I Buy? Use Our Camera Guide To Find The Answer - Is A Dslr For Me?

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I Want To Have More Lens Choices, More Control & Better Image Quality 

Pentax K-1


DSLR Camera Positives  

If you want to get the best photo quality possible, then you should look at a camera that lets you change the lens. This means you can buy the camera body on its own without the lens, and then get a lens designed for a specific type of photography. One style of camera that allows you to do this is a DSLR and it's a type of camera most consider buying when wanting to take photography a little more seriously. Some also purchase one simply because they want a camera that produces better quality images thanks to better sensors, more controls and a wide choice of lenses. 

Despite having to purchase a camera/lens separately, DSLRs can be inexpensive if you choose an introductory level model which makes them a great tool for those who want to learn more about photography without spending a fortune. You also often get a standard zoom or a kit lens with a DSLR, too, so you have something to start taking photos with right out of the box. 

Lenses come in Prime or Zoom options and cover everything from macro and portrait lengths to wider lenses needed for landscapes. 

Plus: More controls, manual, shoot RAW, better sensors, better image quality, more lens choices.


DSLR Camera Negatives   

DSLRs are much bigger than compact cameras/smartphones and aren't as easy to carry around all day. Some might find them too complicated and even though we have listed cost under the positive heading, it can also be a negative as some DSLRs are incredibly expensive. 

Cons: Size, weight, price, have to purchase separate lenses which means even more to carry. 


DSLR Prices & Choices

There is, quite literally, a DSLR for all budgets which range from beginner DSLRs for those on a budget to full-frame DSLRs which easily cost over £1000. You also get the choice of full-frame and APS-C which is all to do with sensor size and is something you can learn about in this feature: Complete Guide To Image Sensor Pixel Size

Click the links below to find the best DSLRs currently available:

As well as DSLRs, Mirrorless cameras offer an alternative interchangeable lens camera option and you can learn more about these on the next page. 


Our Recommendation: Pentax K-1

Pentax K-1

The Pentax K-1 is the long-awaited full-frame Digital SLR from Pentax and features a 36.3-megapixel sensor, built-in 5-axis Shake Reduction sensor and pixel shift resolution for sharper images. The camera features built-in GPS, Wi-Fi, weather-sealing and an innovative 3.2inch "Flex-tilt" screen, as well as illumination to help you use the camera in the dark. There's a wide ISO range from ISO100 to ISO204800, and it's one of the most affordable high-resolution full-frame DSLR cameras available. 

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