5 Hot DSLR Cameras 2013

For the big camera makers the war continues between who’s making the best camera in every category. The DSLR acts as each brand’s flagship, meaning they have to step it up each year to get more attention from the press and photographers. And with DLSR’s being a vital tool for a serious photographer (and sometimes just a fun luxury for the casual shooter), investing time in finding the right one is important. And if you’re a photography fan without the budget, maybe you’ll just fantasizing about them (like meJ).  To help guide your search, I’ve rounded up five hot new DSLRs from Nikon, Pentax, Sony and Canon in no particular order.

Nikon D5200

The first DSLR camera on our list is from top player Nikon. This year, it’s the D5200 with a solid 24.1 megapixels, featuring high-speed continuous shooting at approx. 5 fps (frames per second) that will capture the right moments. This impressive camera has a large, 921k-dot, wide viewing angle, 7.5-cm vari-angle LCD monitor that flips out. This camera even features on-camera functions that let the user edit the image prior to loading the image off the device.

Nikon D5200

 

Nikon D7100

Here we have the bigger brother of the Nikon D5200 with the Nikon D7100. The D7100 is Nikon’s flagship DSLR camera, boasting 24.1 megapixels, stunning HD 1080p video, and remarkable speed of 6 frames per second. The downside however (and there always is a downside), is that this camera costs over $1000, but you get what you pay for; this is one powerful camera. Its fastest shutter speed is 1/8000 second and it has an ISO range of 100-6400. With the WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter, The D7100 makes it easy for users to share great photos immediately wherever they are.

Nikon D7100

Pentax K-5 IIs

My third pick is the Pentax K-5 IIs, where less is more. This camera has 16.3 megapixels and an air gap free three inch LCD screen. This Pentax has a weather sealed, cold proof design, great for the explorer. Its durable, rugged design makes it able to withstand more damage than previous models. The speedy 7 frames per second frame rate allow photographers to capture every moment. It comes with an HDMI port for transmitting high definition images, video and sound straight to HDTVs. It even comes with a wide range of in-camera special effects filters which encourage the photographer’s artistic expression.

Pentax K-5 IIs

Sony SLT-a99

My pick from Sony is the SLT-a99. While Sony doesn’t quite get the DSLR street cred that Nikon, Pentax and Canon get, they keep getting better and make up for it with a wide range of high- tech features. One such feature is the world’s first Dual AF system10.Other features include live view focus peaking, a tilt-able rear LCD display, a built-in GPS feature, and 1080p60 film recording features – plus the ability to output raw, uncompressed videos! This camera is one of the full frame DSLRs on the market and has a remarkable 24 megapixels. The Sony SLT has an ISO sensitivity range of 100-25,600 and comes with built in GPS. But don’t think this jam-packed Sony comes cheap, just the body of this camera will set a person back close to $3000.

Sony SLT-A99

Canon EOS-1D C

I can’t forget to mention Canon, so I’ve gone all-out with their ultra-high end EOS-1D C. I realize this is primarily a video camera, but since it’s pretty much the Lamborghini of DSLRs, I want to share it with you. It’s claim to fame is its capability of 4K imaging at 24 frames per second. It can also capture 1080p HD at fast 60 frames per second and includes 18.1 megapixels with a full frame CMOS and a powerful ISO range of 100 – 51200.It’s fitted with a brand new processor from Canon, the Dual DIGIC 5+ Image Processor, promised to deliver high quality image capture at up to 12 fps. Canon is also coming out with a new 61-Point High-Density Reticular AF that uses a dedicated DIGIC 4 Image Processor that will be in the EOS-1D C. This supercar of a camera is will cost you appropriately, with a price tag of over $10,000.

Canon EOS-1D C

Bio

Liz seems to be stuck as a life-long student of photography and loves camera tech and other gadgets. She’s also a blogger for social photography website ViewBug.com, where you can compete in photography contests and share your work with their growing community.









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