So you're thinking about getting a new DSLR. Maybe it'll be your first interchangeable lens camera, or you might have been using one for years, but want to scratch the upgrade itch. Either way, we should have you covered with Gizmag's 2014 comparison of the specifications and features of some of the best DSLRs on the market from entry-level to enthusiast models.
The Canon 7D Mark II has been a long time coming, but it looks like it could have been worth the wait. Aimed at photographers who have a need for speed, the new top-of-the-line APS-C format DSLR features a 20.2-megapixel CMOS sensor, a new sophisticated autofocus system with 65-point cross-type AF points, and is capable of capturing a blistering 10 frames per second.
Nikon has announced the D750, its long-awaited follow-up to the D700, ahead of Photokina. The new camera will sit between the D610
in the Nikon full frame DSLR line-up, and boast many features we've previously seen on higher-end models. Designed for enthusiasts or pros, the 24.3-megapixel camera has a 51 point autofocus system, built-in Wi-Fi, and a tilting LCD screen.
The Pentax K-S1 does not look like your typical DSLR. Not just because the 20 megapixel camera is available in the sort of variety of colors we've come to expect from Pentax
. But because it also features an intriguing illumination interface with LEDs built into the camera body to indicate its current status of operation, count down for a self-timer or show the number of faces identified in a shot.
Nikon has updated its line of massively megapixeled full-frame DSLRs with the addition of the D810
, but how does the new shooter stack up against its predecessors, the D800 and D800E
? Let's compare the specifications and core features of the cameras to see which one is right for you.
Two years ago, when Nikon unleashed the D800 and D800E
on the world, their 36.3-megapixel sensors shocked many photographers (and their hard drives). Now, Nikon has revealed its update to the megapixel-monsters in the form of the D810, an equally megapixeled beast with a wider ISO range, faster continuous shooting, and improved video functions.
Sony has revealed the A77 II, its latest enthusiast-focused DSLR, which has an autofocus system said to be quick enough to rival many professional models. A follow-up to the A77
, the new A-mount camera boasts a 79-point autofocus sensor, a 24.3-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, and Sony's BIONZ X image processor.
Just a few months ago, there were no medium-format cameras with CMOS sensors. Now, it feels like you can't turn around in a camera store without bumping into one. Following hot on the heels of the Hasselblad H5D-50c
and Phase One IQ250
is the Pentax 645Z, from Ricoh Imaging. An update to the Pentax 645D
, the new US$8,500 medium-format DSLR features a 51.4-megapixel CMOS sensor, a wide sensitivity range, and Full HD video recording.
Cinema Control Laboratories has come up with a system it calls Andra, which is like an incredibly advanced and configurable autofocus system for large sensor cameras with wide aperture lenses – and it’s already creating some beautiful footage that would be ridiculously hard to capture manually.
The Nikon D4S
will soon be making its way into the hands of professional photographers who have decided to upgrade to the flagship US$6,500 DSLR on the promise of improved speed and low-light performance over its predecessor, the D4
. And if our brief hands-on with the camera at The Photography Show in Birmingham, UK, is anything to go by, it looks like they won't be disappointed.