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Best DSLRs 2014

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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.

MORE: Best Mirrorless Cameras 2014

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    sskings , October 3, 2013 9:25 AM
    For most users shooting indoors, outdoors, and with some Photoshop capabilities the Canon 5DMkIII is a superior camera to Nikon D800 at the high end. It's high ISO capability is remarkable, excellent video, and 24 MP is enough pixels for anything by wall size blow ups. IMO....
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    pbrigido , October 3, 2013 9:38 AM
    I disagree. the D800 is a much better camera. I have used both, and ended up buying the D800. It has much better dynamic range, and a better ISO comparison at 100% crop just to name a few. On the personal side, I prefer the feel and mechanics of the D800.
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    andrewyu2005 , November 26, 2013 5:27 PM
    according to digital revtv nikon is a much better camera compare to canon 5dmarkiii because it has a better iso and much better dyanamic style not only it give a lot of the detail, it also sharper canon 5 d mark iii is good in capturing video and some of them say low light i dont know if it is true
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    andrewyu2005 , November 26, 2013 6:18 PM
    if you want good quality and better dynamic style or range and give a lot of detail and for me the video is sharper.you dont mind it is rougher and noise get little rough same go for nikon d800 trust me it will have better image and video but it will still lost to canon 6d and maybe 5d mark iii in the terms of video. if you want vivid colour in your image then go for the expensive canon 1dx. if you want to have a better video precisely and adequate for you to shoot the video well , you can just choose canon 6d as your video camera. i should advise you not to drop your camera because it will be broken. if you want faster or maybe multimedia go for canon 5d mark iii. i agree on the statement that was given by pbrigido
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    andrewyu2005 , November 26, 2013 6:19 PM
    low light go fro canon 5d mark iii if evening go fro nikon d800
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    andrewyu2005 , November 26, 2013 6:20 PM
    even though i am a student who study in form 4, trust me
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    Vermil , January 4, 2014 4:49 AM
    For stills, the Nikon D800 has easily the best sensor available for 'normal' money. I've looked and compared a lot of pictures. There's no doubt.
    However, 5D MkIII is a better camera. It also does video better.
    Right now, that is pretty much the situation across the ranges between Nikon and Canon. Nikon, somewhat better sensors, for better stills-image quality, particularly at good lighting conditions, low ISO numbers. Canon, better cameras in other regards, better focusing, better handling, better quality (no oil splashes on the sensor), better service.
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