The top 5 DSLR cameras in 2018
Although smartphone cameras are trying to catch up with DSLRs, it won’t be able to achieve that level of photography anytime soon. There were some great DSLR cameras released last year and the competition in this market is quite heavy which is a good thing for consumers. Here, we have listed the best 5 DSLR cameras 2018 that you can grab right away. To find out which one would be the right fit for you, keep reading.
The Canon EOS 750D is a mid-range camera but it’s also an all-rounder camera that can dazzle people with it’s performance instead of any gimmicky feature. People loved the Canon 700D and this one comes with some more improvements. There is no major learning curve to get used to and beginners will be able to get right into action thanks to it’s simple operation. Some of it’s competitors offer better specs but it’s just the combination of simple operation and great quality that keeps the Canon EOS 750D ahead of it’s competition. Some of the positive features of this camera are it’s Wi-Fi and NFC support, DIGIC 6 image processor, fast auto focus with good focus tracking. The 3.0-inch LCD touch screen is also movable and gives users more access to controls.
However, there are some cons to look forward to as well. For those of you who are not used to the Canon lens eco system, there are some better alternatives out in the market from Nikon. This one offers slightly less detail in low light and will offer better results if you mostly shot in RAW format. Another thing to keep in mind is that the viewfinder covers only 95% of the view and not a complete 100%. Users will be able to capture 1080p videos but it’s limited to 30/25/24 frames per second which means no 60 frames per second. You can get this camera right away for USD 500.
This one is more on the expensive side but the performance makes the Nikon D500 worth checking out. It is capable of capturing 10 frames per second and is still quite small in size compared to the specs it’s packing inside. Although this one comes with a crop sensor, some of the features that you will find in full-frame cameras are included in this one as well. Users get the same focusing system and processor and it will be a good choice for sports and wildlife photographers. Some of the noteworthy features of this camera are: it’s top ISO is 1,640,000, optical viewfinder offers 100% view, dual memory card slots and tilting screen. As there is an AF point joystick to help you focus, it will be easy to get some good shots with the 20.7-megapixel APS-C sensor.
However, the first thing that will keep you from purchasing this camera is its expensive price tag. If you have decided to spend this much money behind a camera, it’s possible that you have already used one of the entry level or mid-range DSLRs and now thinking about getting a professional one which means you already have some lenses. It will be a big decision to take if you are already using Canon cameras. Some of the cons of this camera includes a not so impressive software and wireless system but that’s just about it. As mentioned earlier, this camera is quite expensive and is available now for about USD 1650.
This one is a bit old compared to the other cameras in this list but the Pentax K-1 is a full-frame camera from Ricoh that won’t disappoint you. The high-end build quality with magnesium alloy construction makes the camera look quite attractive compared to the other cameras in this price range. It’s a 36.4-megapixel full-frame camera that will help you to get the best out of all the Pentax full-frame lenses. As a full-frame camera, it’s quite small. This camera offers excellent image quality even in low-light and you can expect decent performance and fast autofocus. Some of the other notable features are: built-in GPS and Wi-Fi, articulated LCD, extensive weather-sealing, 14-bit RAW recording support and stabilization.
Now let’s take a look at the cons. There is no built-in flash strobe and although the camera is small, it’s surprisingly heavy if you compare it with other APS-C cameras. It can take a while for the camera to turn on and the battery life of this DSLR could have been better. Users may not be satisfied with the results they will get in default JPEG settings and no 60fps support for 1080p videos. Considering the features inside it’s the price that keeps the Pentax K-1 ahead and it’s available for about USD 2000 at the moment.
It goes without saying that the Canon EOS 1D X Mark 2 is for pro-level photographers. People who are familiar with previous Canon cameras under 1D series should be able to start capturing with this camera right away. There are no major changes in design but that’s only for the best with some little tweaks here and there. This time users get a continuous shooting mode and it can also capture 4K videos now at 60fps. The autofocus system also works surprisingly well and journalists will be able to get the most out of this camera thanks to it’s low-light shooting performance. The sensor is a new one, 20.2-megapixel CMOS full-frame sensor with Dual Pixel autofocus. Other notable features are: USB 3.0 port, 200+ shot buffer with RAW+JPEG, 1.62 million dot LCD touch screen and CFast 2.0 card support.
Although this camera comes with a new sensor, there is very little change in resolution compared to it’s predecessor. Moreover, capturing 4K video at 60fps requires having a CFast card. You won’t find much to do in the touchscreen functions and the video mode should definitely offer some more accessible features via quick mode. You can get this camera now for USD 5200.
The last one we have here is comparatively new and is not too expensive as well, the Nikon D7500. It is easy to think that this one actually got demoted compared to the D7200 as this one only comes with 20-megapixel but that’s just what you get on paper. This camera is packing the same image processor and sensor that comes in the Nikon D500 mentioned above and you will see the results when taking pictures even when using high ISO settings. Moreover, the continuous performance is faster as well and you get a tilting screen which will only improve your experience with the camera. Some of the key features to keep in mind are: 51-point autofocus, 8-fps shooting and a 3.2-inch 922,000 dot tilting touchscreen.
While this camera is one of the best if not the best in it’s price range, there are some flaws to look out for as well. There is only one SD card slot in this one which is not something we have seen in the previous D7000 models. The live view autofocus also takes it’s time which can be a problem sometimes. Moreover, 4K videos captured with this camera are cropped. The Nikon D7500 is available in the market for USD 1150 at the moment.