Digital single-lens reflex cameras are the next logical step for those who are tired of sluggish point-and-shoots and want to spread their photographic wings. Yes, they’re bulkier than their mirrorless interchangeable-lens cousins, but in many instances, DSLRs simply provide the best results. For instance, higher-end DSLRs shoot more frames per second and offer more accurate focusing and light-metering systems. Plus, DSLRs give you access to a much broader selection of lenses — both current models and in some cases older lenses dating back decades. Lenses can range from ultrawide fish-eyes to super telephotos. Lower-cost DSLRs are typically sold in a kit with a zoom lens.
Here are the best picks for digital single-lens reflex cameras — from novice to professional levels.
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