If you love to catch priceless memories on film, but, are tired of on-the-go smart phone cameras, stick around…
As a half-step hobbyist, you may want to consider full-stepping the quality of your photos, and invest in an entry-level DSLR — you get more bang for your buck and you put those pesky compact cameras — even iPhones with their fancy filters — to shame. After all, you are a real photographer. Aren’t you?
Camera technology has come a long way, and what may have been worth a pretty penny 20 years ago, now comes at a retail price lower than a grand.
Rest assured fellow photo enthusiasts — when you go out to shoot, you’ll want reliability, high-performance, and an all-around aesthetically beautiful camera at a price point between $800-$1000.
Based on our expertise, we’ve come up with our top three DSLRs in the market today.
Iconic brands Canon and Nikon land back to back with the wild card beauty Panasonic Lumix rounding up the top three.
1) Canon EOS Rebel T3i Digital Camera Kit
One of the best in its class Canon’s entry-level flagship comes with an 18-Mega Pixel APS-C CMOS Sensor, a 3.0″ Clear View Vari-Angle LCD, and ships with a Canon EF-S 18-55mm IS II Lens. Its feature set is packed with all you need with top image quality among its class.
2) Nikon D5100 Digital SLR Camera With 18-55mm VR Lens
Nikon’s beloved D5100 takes second place. The high-resolution 16.2MP DX format CMOS sensor and superbly fast 11-Point Autofocus System could be the deal breaker for any photog. Image quality is nothing but dazzling and at a price under a thousand you just can’t go wrong with this one.
3) Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 Digital Camera W/14-42mm
Last but not least the Panasonic Lumix might surprise some people, but don’t look this one over. Its spec list is nothing but impressive. This high-end featured camera packs a 16.05MP Live MOS Sensor, a 3″ Free-Angle LCD W/460,000 Dots, in a mirrorless Micro Four Thirds system.
Lest we forget all three of the cameras above serve high-definition video capabilities, so depending on your needs and personal taste we recommend visiting your local camera shop and feeling out which one sits better in your hands. With all tech specs aside, it all boils down to the customizable and finer details which will swing your final decision onward.