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Best Rated Digital SLR Cameras – Comparison and Reviews 2013-2014


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Best Rated Digital SLRs – Smart-Review features only the best-rated digital SLRs. Those SLRs with the highest owner ratings are listed here. See the latest SLRs and those with the latest HD movie modes (1080p) for 2013-2014. Even lower end digital SLRs are now including features such as Live View and Ultrasonic sensor cleaning. See the Smart Review 2013-2014 Digital SLR Buying Guide to help you decide what type of SLR you should purchase. The Top-Rated SLRs listed below have all received owner reviews of 4 stars or better.

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Canon EOS 7D Mark II Dual Pixel CMOS Digital SLR Camera Reviews (2014 Model)

**New for 2014. The new Canon EOS 7D Mark II is Canon’s top APS-C SLR for 2014. Upgraded to a full 20.2 megapixels. This model now includes the highly acclaimed Dual Pixel autofocus system introduced on the Canon 70D a year ago. We used the 70D for shooting video at CES 2014 with great success. This Dual Pixel technology allows your DSLR to shoot like a camcorder, and have faster (more accurate) AF for still shots. The new HD movie mode can now shoot Full 1080p HD Video at faster frame rates 1080p @60fps and with manual exposure control. HDMI port to hookup to an HDTV, monitor, or an external recorder. External Microphone & Headphone Jacks are provided. The 7D Mark II includes many features formerly reserved for Canon’s top SLRs including, Blazing Fast 10.0 fps continuous shooting, and 65 AF focus points. The high resolution 3-inch LCD screen (1,040,000 dots) can be used with the Live View Function for composition of both pictures and video. EOS Dust Removal System removes dust from the sensor automatically. The 7D Mark II’s magnesium alloy body is dust and weather resistant and has shutter durability of up to 200,000 cycles.

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Nikon D3300 24.2 Megapixel Digital SLR Camera (2014 Model)

**New for 2014** The entry level Nikon D3300 SLR is Nikon’s best selling DSLR. The D3300 is designed for anyone who wants to take pictures without worrying about settings, but with advanced features. It replaces the popular Nikon 3200. New for 2014 is a new lens that retracts to a more compact size for easy transport, the video mode with full-time autofocus and stereo sound can now do up to 60 frames/second, and improved ISO to 12800, and new EXPEED 4 processor. With the built-in LiveView you can frame your movies and pictures with the large 3-inch LCD screen (921,000 pixels). Good solid performance from one of Nikon’s least expensive and compact DSLRs. Improved 5.0 fps continuous shooting, Ultrasonic Dust Removal System removes dust from the sensor automatically. The Active D-Lighting function vastly improves shadows and highlights of high-contrast scenes. Includes the new compact 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II lens (with image stabilization). New easy mode, for beginner photographers. …More …

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Nikon D5300 Digital SLR Camera with WiFi (2014 Model)

*New for 2014* The mid range Nikon D5300 Digital SLR Camera is Nikon’s new DSLR entry for 2014. The D5300 replaces the popular D5200 and is loaded with improved features. The D5300 has an upgraded imager with 24.2 megapixels. The camera has Full 1080p HD Cinematic Video with full-time autofocus and sound. Subject-tracking AF. Body mounted stereo microphones. The native ISO for low light photography is 100-12,800 (expandable to 25,600). Its side articulating 3.2 inch high resolution display (1,037,000 dots) allows you to get hard to get low angle and high angle shots. Built-in camera effects filters for both picture and video modes. Other features include LiveView so you can frame your movies and pictures, the new EXSPEED 4 processor, higher 60fps movie mode, 5.0 fps continuous shooting, Ultrasonic Dust Removal System removes dust from the sensor automatically, Active D-Lighting function which can vastly improve shadows and highlights of high-contrast scenes. 39 AF points (with 3D tracking). High Dynamic Range mode. Subject-tracking AF tracks and maintains focusing on a moving subject. …More …

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Nikon D810 36.3 Megapixel FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (2014 Model)

*New for 2014* The new Full Frame FX Nikon D810 36.3 megapixel SLR has the most megapixels of any SLR Nikon has produced to date (other than the D800 it replaces). The D810 shares many of the features of the best Nikon SLRs and some new ones as well. It is capable of 36.1 megapixel medium format images with low noise. This model has increased the ISO range (64-12800) and drops the optical low pass filter for greater detail. Full HD 1080p 60fps Video mode with a headphone jack, microphone jack, uncompressed HDMI out, Audio monitoring, and a dedicated movie record button. You can shoot in either FX or DX movie formats. Video can be shot with full manual control and you can view live video with an external monitor through the HDMI. Another new feature is the built-in HDR (high dynamic range) function which can create a single image that combines two exposures for a better image. A time lapse photography mode is included. Dual Slots for SD and CF cards. New EXPEED 4 processor is 30% faster (lower noise & faster AF)
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Best Rated Full Frame DSLR – Comparison and Reviews 2014

Best Rated Full-Frame Digital SLRs- This is a roundup of the top-rated full frame digital SLRs.. Full frame Digital SLRs have the same size imaging sensor as a frame of 35mm film (used in film SLRs). These type of SLRs are used by Professionals as they will give you a bigger and brighter viewfinder, more […]

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SmartReview: Digital SLR Camera Buying Guide 2013-2014

Digital SLR Buying Guide 2013-2014: Digital SLRs (also known as DSLRs) have become more popular recently, because of improved features and a dramatic drop in prices. Once only professionals could afford a DSLR. The main advantage of a DSLR versus a point and shoot camera is higher image quality due to larger imager size, larger […]

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Best Digital DSLRs with HD Video – Reviews & Comparison 2014

Best Rated Digital DSLRs with HD Video – This is a roundup of the Top-Rated Digital SLRs that have a built-in HD (High Definition) 1080p / 720p movie/video mode. Until recently, no SLRs had video capability. Over the last several years this has changed dramatically. The SLRs below all have built in HD Video recording […]

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Canon EOS 70D Dual Pixel CMOS AF DSLR Camera Review

**New for 2013-2014. The Canon EOS 70D is Canon’s Best mid-range APS-C SLR. Upgraded from the 60D to a full 20.2 megapixels. It shares many of the features from the Canon 5D Mark III, but at a lower cost and weight. This is the first Canon DSLR to introduce the new Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology that greatly enhances autofocus capabilities, especially when filming video. The 70D HD movie mode shoots at Full 1080p HD Video at popular frame rates 1080p @30fps, 24fps and 720p @60fps and with manual exposure control. The 70d includes an HDMI port to hookup to an HDTV and an External Microphone Jack for better sound options with manual audio control. The 70d gets a new high resolution articulating 3-inch LCD touchscreen (1,040,000 pixels). Built-in WiFi wireless functionality. Fast 7.0 fps continuous shooting, Use the large LCD touchscreen with the Live View Function for composition of both pictures and video. EOS Dust Removal System removes dust from the sensor automatically. Gapless micro-lenses in the sensor helps to capture more light and reduce noise. Upgraded to ISO 12800, 63-zone evaluative metering system, Upgraded to 19 AF Focus points, Upgraded to the new DIGIC 5+ Image Processor (same as the 5D Mark III) …More …


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Best Rated DSLRs $1000 to $2000 – Comparison and Reviews

Best Rated Digital SLRs priced over $1000 and under $2000 – This is a roundup of the Top-Rated high end DSLR Cameras. Prices of DSLRs have dropped dramatically over the years, while features and capabilities have increased. This price range has more features than the low and mid range SLRs. Below is a comparison of […]

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Best Digital SLRs over $600 and under $1000 – Comparison and Reviews 2014

Best Digital SLRs priced over $600 and under $1000 – This is a roundup of the Top-Rated mid-range Cropped Sensor Digital SLRs. Prices of digital SLRs have dropped dramatically over the years, while features and capabilities have increased. This price range has more features than the low end SLRs, including HD video capture, Live View, […]

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Nikon D7100 24.1 Megapixel DX-Format Digital SLR Camera

**New for 2013. The Nikon D7100 DX SLR is Nikon’s answer to Canon’s EOS 70D. The D7100 replaces the popular Nikon D7000. Its APS-C sized imager was upgraded from 16.2 to a full 24.1 megapixels. New for 2013 is an upgraded AF system borrowed from the high end D4. This is the first Nikon DSLR to remove the optical low pass filter, which is done to offer higher resolution than the filtered D5200 and D3200. The D7100 offers Full 1080p HD Cinematic Video with full-time autofocus and sound. New 30p and 25p modes were added for 2013. To complement the video, the D7000 incorporates a headphone jack and an external microphone jack for high-quality stereo sound recording options. Other features include LiveView so you can frame your movies and pictures with the upgraded high resolution Upgraded 3.2-inch LCD screen with higher resolution (1,228,800 pixels). The Burst Rate of the D7100 is 6.0 fps continuous shooting, Ultrasonic Dust Removal System removes dust from the sensor automatically. Active D-Lighting function which can vastly improve shadows and highlights of high-contrast scenes. 51 point AF system with 15 sensors cross type. 2,016-pixel RGB (3D Color Matrix) exposure sensor. ISO from 100 to 6400 allows for a wider range of lighting situations. 100% frame coverage viewfinder. Dual SDHC/SDXC Card Slots. The D7100 is made with a magnesium alloy body with moisture and dust resistance which will protect the D7100′s internal parts from the elements. …More …


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Canon EOS Rebel T3i 18.0 Megapixel Digital SLR Camera

The 18.0 megapixel Canon Rebel T3i (600d) is Canon’s low cost SLR from Canon which shares many of the features of the more expensive EOS 7D. The T3i is the follow on to the popular Rebel T2i. Its HD movie mode can shoot Full HD Video at faster frame rates 1080p @30fps or 24fps and 720p @60fps with manual exposure. HDMI port to hookup to an HDTV. External Microphone Jack. Includes many features formerly reserved for Canon’s top SLRs. Large high resolution 3-inch LCD screen (1,040,000 pixels). 3.7 fps continuous shooting, See the image in the large LCD with the Live View Function for composition of both pictures and video. Dedicated Live View/Movie shooting button. You can capture a still image while shooting a movie. EOS Dust Removal System removes dust from the sensor automatically. Includes the 18-55mm optical image stabilized (IS) Lens.
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Nikon D5200 24.1 Megapixel CMOS Digital SLR Camera

*New for 2013* The mid range Nikon D5200 is Nikon’s new DSLR entry for 2013. The D5200 replaces the popular D5100 and is loaded with improved features. The D5200 was upgraded from 16.2 to 24.1 megapixels. The camera has Full 1080p HD Cinematic Video with full-time autofocus and sound. New for 2013 is the addition of body mounted stereo microphones. The ISO for low light photography is 100-6400 (expandable to 25,600). Its side articulating 3 inch high resolution display ( 921,000 pixels) allows you to get hard to get low angle and high angle shots. Built-in camera effects filters for both picture and video modes. Other features include LiveView so you can frame your movies and pictures, the new EXSPEED 3 processor, 5.0 fps continuous shooting, Ultrasonic Dust Removal System removes dust from the sensor automatically, Active D-Lighting function which can vastly improve shadows and highlights of high-contrast scenes. Includes the 18-55mm optical image stabilized (VR) Lens. 39 AF points (with 3D tracking). High Dynamic Range mode. …More …


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Best Digital DSLRs Under $600 Comparison and Reviews 2014

Best Digital SLRs Under $600 – This is a roundup of the Top-Rated low priced entry level Digital SLRs. Prices of digital SLRs have dropped dramatically over the years, while features and capabilities have increased. To get an SLR with an HD movie mode, you will need to go with the higher priced models over […]

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Canon EOS Rebel T4i 18.0 Megapixel Digital SLR Camera

*New for 2012. The 18.0 megapixel Canon Rebel T4i (650d) is the latest low cost SLR from Canon which shares many of the features of more expensive DSLRs. The T4i is the follow on to the popular Rebel T3i. Its HD movie mode can shoot Full HD Video with manual exposure. This is the first Canon DSLR to have continuous autofocus in video mode. This allows you to catch fast moving action, without having to manually focus. The new feature uses Canon’s new STM lenses with silent autofocus. HDMI port to hookup to an HDTV. An External Microphone Jack gives you additional audio options. Large high resolution 3-inch LCD screen (1,040,000 pixels) with touchscreen (first touchscreen in a Canon DSLR). 5.0 fps continuous shooting. Use the large LCD with the Live View Function for composition of both pictures and video. Dedicated Live View/Movie shooting button. You can capture a still image while shooting a movie. …More …


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Canon EOS 5D Mark III 22.3 Megapixel Full Frame Digital SLR Camera

The 22.3 megapixel Canon EOS 5D Mark III is Canon’s newest Full Frame digital SLR, the follow on model to the extremely popular 5D Mark II. It shares many features with the more expensive EOS 1D X that we previewed at CES 2012. Canon was caught by surprise at the popularity of the 5D Mark II’s use as a filmmaking tool for TV shows and movies. The 5D Mark II was used in recent movies and TV shows such as Act of Valor, Red Tails, House, Walking Dead, 24 and many more. The new 5D Mark III is not only upgraded to address picture quality, but is putting in features that will make filmmakers have an even more productive tool. Key upgrades are an ISO of 100-25600, 61 AF points (up from 19), Burst mode to 6 fps from 3.9, Headphone jack, Manual audio level monitoring and adjustment, Dual SD and CF cards, HDR Mode, Time code, More video compression options. The powerful Digic 5+ chip allows this camera to improve both picture and video quality, as well as help reduce artifacts. Canon has added a new dedicated LiveView/Movie button to the camera.
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Nikon D3200 24.2 Megapixel Digital DSLR Camera

The entry level Nikon D3200 SLR is Nikon’s best selling DSLR. The D3200 is designed for anyone who wants to take pictures without worrying about settings. It replaces the popular Nikon 3100. Upgraded from 14.2 to 24.2 megapixels. New is the addition of an external microphone jack, Full 1080p HD Video with full-time autofocus and stereo sound, and improved ISO. With the built-in LiveView you can frame your movies and pictures with the large 3-inch LCD screen (921,000 pixels). Good solid performance from one of Nikon’s least expensive and compact DSLRs. 4.0 fps continuous shooting, Ultrasonic Dust Removal System removes dust from the sensor automatically. The Active D-Lighting function vastly improves shadows and highlights of high-contrast scenes. …More …


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Nikon D800 36.3 Megapixel FX-Format Digital SLR Camera

*New for 2012* The new Full Frame FX Nikon D800 36.3 megapixel SLR has the most megapixels of any SLR Nikon has produced to date. (The previous D700 model only had 12.1 megapixels). The D800 shares many of the features of the new Nikon D4, but is smaller, lighter and less expensive. It is capable of 36.1 megapixel medium format images with low noise. This model has maintained the same ISO as its predecessor (100-6400) even though it has three times more pixels. New for this model is the introduction of a Full HD 1080p Video mode with a headphone jack, microphone jack, uncompressed HDMI out, Audio monitoring, and a dedicated movie record button. You can shoot in either FX or DX movie formats. Video can be shot with full manual control and you can view live video with an external monitor through the HDMI. Another new feature is the built-in HDR (high dynamic range) function which can create a single image that combines two exposures for a better image. A time lapse photography mode is included. A new live view selector has been added which switches from modes optimized for both video or still images.
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Nikon D5100 16.2 Megapixel CMOS Digital SLR Camera

*New for 2011 The mid range Nikon D5100 SLR is one of Nikon’s best selling SLRs in 2011. The D5100 replaces the popular D5000 and is lighter and smaller than last year’s model, but loaded with new features. Upgraded from 14.2 to 16.2 megapixels. Same image sensor as the higher priced D7000. New for 2011 is the addition of Full 1080p HD Cinematic Video with full-time autofocus and sound. The ISO for low light photography has improved from 3200 to 6400 (expandable to 25,600). Its side articulated 3 inch display now is super high res with almost 4x the resolution of last year (at 921,000 pixels). Addition of 14-bit NEF Raw Mode. Also new for 2011 are In-camera effects filters for both picture and video modes. Other features include LiveView so you can frame your movies and pictures, EXSPEED 2 processor, 4.0 fps continuous shooting, Ultrasonic Dust Removal System removes dust from the sensor automatically, Active D-Lighting function which can vastly improve shadows and highlights of high-contrast scenes. Includes the 18-55mm optical image stabilized (VR) Lens. 11 AF points (with 3D tracking). …More …


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Nikon D3100 14.2 Megapixel Digital SLR Camera

The entry level Nikon D3100 SLR is one of Nikon’s best selling SLRs. The D3100 is designed for anyone who wants to take pictures without worrying about settings. It replaces the popular Nikon 3000. Upgraded from 10.2 to 14.2 megapixels. New is the addition of Full 1080p HD Cinematic Video with full-time autofocus and sound. This is the first Nikon DSLR to record 1080p video. Also new for 2010 is the addition of LiveView so you can frame your movies and pictures with the large 3-inch LCD screen (230,000 pixels). 3.0 fps continuous shooting, Ultrasonic Dust Removal System removes dust from the sensor automatically. Active D-Lighting function which can vastly improve shadows and highlights of high-contrast scenes. Includes the 18-55mm optical image stabilized (VR) Lens.Compatible with all NIKKOR AF-S and AF-I lenses that have an autofocus motor. In-camera photo editing: After shooting, the D3100’s photo editing functions allow for in-camera retouching. Upgraded Nikon EXPEED 2 Image Processor, and 11 point autofocus system. Improved ISO to 3200, 6 automatic exposure modes.
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Canon EOS 7D 18.0 Megapixels CMOS Digital SLR Camera

The new Canon EOS 7D is Canon’s top upper mid-range SLR from Canon. Upgraded to a full 18.0 megapixels. New HD movie mode can shoot Full HD Video at faster frame rates 1080p @30fps, 24fps and 720p @60fps and manual exposure control. HDMI port to hookup to an HDTV. External Microphone Jack. Includes many features formerly reserved for Canon’s top SLRs. Large high resolution 3-inch LCD screen (920,000 pixels). Blazing Fast 8.0 fps continuous shooting, Use the large LCD with the Live View Function for composition of both pictures and video. EOS Dust Removal System removes dust from the sensor automatically. Includes the 28-135mm optical image stabilized (IS) Lens. The 7D’s magnesium alloy body is dust and weather resistant and its shutter durability of up to 150,000 cycles.

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Nikon D7000 16.2 Megapixel DX-Format Digital SLR Camera

The high end Nikon D7000 DX SLR is Nikon’s answer to Canon’s EOS 7D. . The D7000 replaces the popular Nikon D90. Upgraded from 12.3 to 16.2 megapixels. New for 2010 is the addition of Full 1080p HD Cinematic Video with full-time autofocus and sound. To complement the video, the D7000 incorporates an external microphone jack for high-quality stereo sound recording options. Other features include LiveView so you can frame your movies and pictures with the upgraded high resolution 3-inch LCD screen (921,000 pixels). The Burst Rate of the D7000 has increased from 4.5 to 6.0 fps continuous shooting, Ultrasonic Dust Removal System removes dust from the sensor automatically. Active D-Lighting function which can vastly improve shadows and highlights of high-contrast scenes. Includes the 18-105mm optical image stabilized (VR) Lens. Ground-breaking 2,016-pixel RGB (3D Color Matrix) exposure sensor. Greatly expanded ISO to 6400 allows for a wider range of lighting situations.100% frame coverage viewfinder. …More …


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