For decades, DSLR cameras have become a preference among amateur photographers who want to reach a new level of image quality. Whether you are an amateur or a professional, DSLR cameras offer three key advantages: manual control, excellent photo quality and interchangeable lenses.

Mirror less cameras are also a good choice. They are much smaller, similar in design, and, like DSLR cameras, allow the use of interchangeable lenses. If you want to know more about their differences, read the following article: No mirrors or DSLR cameras: 10 main differences. Or, if you want to learn more about the distinctive features of all cameras, read the step by step directions: “What camera should I get?”

DSLR camera is still the cheapest way to buy a camera with interchangeable lenses and the viewfinder (in the entry-level viewfinder absent). On the other hand, all the photos of sporting events, newspapers and magazines, wildlife, give preference to full frame DSLR cameras than any other type of camera.

Depending on the objectives of photographers, their level of professionalism, as well as budget, they make a choice in favor of a particular DSLR camera. Here is an overview of the most outstanding SLR cameras available today for purchase.

  • Canon EOS 5DS.
  • Nikon D810.
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II.
  • Nikon D7200.
  • Sony A77 II.
  • Canon EOS 6D.
  • Nikon D750.

Canon EOS 5DS:

Canon EOS 5DS

  • Canon EOS 5DSThe matrix: 36 × 24 mm CMOS
  • Have a capacity of 50.6
  • Display: 3.2”
  • Maximum continuous shooting speed: 5 frames/sec.
  • Maximum video resolution: 1080p
  • Custom Level: Specialist
  • Pros: Incredible resolution
  • Cons: Huge files, especially RAW files
  • Average price: 4370 USD.

50.6 million Effective pixels – 5DS is the best offer in the camera market. It has the maximum sensor resolution among full-frame SLR cameras

The same goes for the 5DS R, which is identical to 5DS, but is equipped with a removable anti-aliasing filter, thanks to which you can get more details on the picture.

Excessive increase in the number of pixels on the sensor can be challenged, but not in this case. The quality of the photos is incredible, the detailing is fantastic, the noise is controlled superbly, and the dynamic range is huge.

5DS is now the standard of full-frame cameras, but it is still not ideal. It does not have Wi-Fi and video recording ultra-high definition, and the huge size of photos requires a myriad of flash cards and a fast computer.

5DS will make any other full-frame camera on the market in lab tests, including our next representative of DSLRs, the Nikon D810.


Nikon D810:

Nikon D810

  • Nikon D810Matrix: Full-frame
  • Have a capacity of 36.6
  • Display: 3.2″
  • Maximum continuous shooting speed: 5 frame/sec.
  • Maximum video resolution: 1080p
  • Custom Level: Specialist
  • Pros: Manageability and image quality
  • Cons: Modest speed of continuous shooting
  • Average price: 3985 USD.

The full-frame Nikon D810 was discarded in second place after the appearance of Canon EOS 5Ds, but Nikon is still appreciated by buyers. He is reliable as a tank, looks great in his hands and does not cost a lot of money.

It is expensive compared to DSLRs on the APS-C sensor, but for a professional camera it is quite cheap. And Nikon refused to use the anti-aliasing filter, usually installed before the matrix, to prove its true superiority.

If you are shooting sports events or wildlife, you need cameras with a high-speed serial shooting, such as the Canon EOS-1D X and Nikon D4s, but none of them can compare to Nikon’s perfection as an image and affordable cost.


Canon EOS 7D Mark II:

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II Matrix: APS-C
  • Have a capacity of 20.2
  • Display: 3”
  • Maximum continuous shooting speed: 10 frames / second.
  • Maximum video resolution: 1080p
  • Custom Level: Specialist
  • Pros: 10 frames/second.
  • Cons: Expensive for APS-C format
  • Average price: 1700 USD.

We mentioned the formidable Canon EOS-1D X and Nikon D4s, because they have very high speed of serial shooting – that’s why they cost several tens of thousands of rubles. But Canon released the EOS 7D Mark II with a burst rate of 10 frames per second and a professional autofocus system for the amateur market.

Now you can take pictures of sporting events and any action, but the price of the device will make it buy only real enthusiasts.

7D Mark II is not only a high-speed camera, it has many other useful features. It is heavy, entirely made of alloy and completely protected from dust and moisture, it has an excellent sensor with an improved hybrid autofocus system and powerful video shooting capabilities.


Nikon D7200:

Nikon D7200

  • Nikon D7200Matrix: APS-C
  • Have a capacity of 24.2
  • Display: 3.2″
  • Maximum continuous shooting speed: 6 frames / sec.
  • Maximum video resolution: 1080p
  • Custom Level: Medium
  • Pros: Powerful autofocus system
  • Cons: 6 frames/second.
  • Average price: 1239 USD.

If you need quality, but there is no need for such a huge speed of shooting, appreciate the Nikon D7200.

It is much cheaper than the Canon EOS 7D Mark II and is equipped with the latest 24 Megapixel APS-C sensor without a low-frequency anti-aliasing filter, which allows you to get sharp and sharp images, like on full-frame cameras.

The D7200 is inferior to the Canon’s shooting speed, but it prints 6 frames per second without problems and allows 100 photos to be shot in JPEG quality or 27 raw files, and the autofocus system uses 51 focus points, like Nikon’s older brothers from the professional segment of full-frame cameras.


Sony A77 II:

Sony A77 II

  • Sony A77 II Matrix: APS-C
  • Have a capacity of 24.3
  • Display: 3”
  • Maximum continuous shooting speed: 12 frames / second.
  • Maximum video resolution: 1080p
  • Custom Level: Specialist
  • Pros: Serial shooting 12 frames / second.
  • Cons: Electronic, and not an optical viewfinder
  • Average price: 1305 USD.

And do not lose sight of the Sony Alpha, or a digital single-lens camera with a translucent mirror. It looks and looks like an ordinary SLR camera, but its mirror is still and the viewfinder is electronic.

This means that the phase focusing system is available constantly, and the camera does not need to switch to a slower contrast autofocus system, which is used in real view.

The assortment of DSLT cameras was supplemented with the output of the A77 II, which received very bright autofocus, a rotary screen and an amazing serial shooting speed of 12 frames / second.

It is still not clear how long Sony is going to support the range of SLT-cameras, when the development of technologies in mirror less cameras slowed down considerably.


Canon EOS 6D:

Canon EOS 6D

  • Canon EOS 6DMatrix: Full-frame
  • Have a capacity of 20.2
  • Display: 3″
  • Maximum continuous shooting speed: 4.5 frames / second.
  • Maximum video resolution: 1080p
  • Custom Level: Specialist
  • Pros: Full-frame
  • Cons: Only 4.5 frames per second continuous shooting
  • Average price: 2079 USD.

Be sure not to have a high-tech camera to get good pictures. When you are after a large number of pixels or novelties of the photo industry when choosing a camera, first of all you need to pay attention to the obvious things.

Canon EOS 6D – the cheapest full-frame SLR camera. And in comparison with other cameras it is a representative of the old school with a simple functional.

But the full frame quality of the images and the color depth can only be accessed with a sensor of the appropriate size.

Therefore, conscious photographers, content with simple things, will not complain about the shortcomings of this apparatus.

Nikon D750:

Nikon D750

  • Matrix: Full-frame
  • Have a capacity of 24.3
  • Display: 3.2”
  • Maximum continuous shooting speed: 6.5 frames / second.
  • Maximum video resolution: 1080p
  • Custom Level: Specialist
  • Pros: The screen
  • Cons: Price Average price: 2462 USD.

We are still considering full-frame machines. If the price of the D810 is at the top of our review and too large for you, consider the Nikon D750.

It does not have a 36-megapixel sensor, but the 24-megapixel alternative still allows it to achieve the highest quality images, especially at high ISO values.

The D750 is more flexible than the D810, it has a higher burst speed of 6.5 fps, a swivel screen and a lower price.

And all this with the same autofocus system and Picture Control 2.0 options as the Nikon D810.