For decades now, the DSLR (Digital SLR) has been the top choice for those wanting to take their photography to the next level. Whether you’re a novice or a pro, a DSLR offers three key features: manual controls, great picture quality and exchangeable lenses.

A DSLR is the least expensive way to get a camera with interchangeable lens and a viewfinder and so no wonder every kind of photographer prefers a DSLR over other types of cameras.

There are many kinds of DSLR cameras available in the market for different kind of users. Here’s our pick of the five best DSLR cameras you can purchase at this moment:

  • Canon EOS 5DS
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Canon EOS 5DS

A living proof that more can mean better: the 5DS sets another standard for DSLR photography

Sensor: Full-outline CMOS | Megapixels: 50.6 | Autofocus: 61-point AF, 41 cross-sort | Screen type: 3.2-crawl, 1,040,000 dabs | Maximum continuous shooting speed: 5fps | Movies: 1080p | User level: Expert

With 50.6 million compelling pixels, the 5DS is by far the highest resolution full-frame DSLR available in the market. The same goes for the 5DS R, which is indistinguishable to the 5DS, but includes an anti-aliasing cancelation channel over the sensor to get a little more detail.

Pixel-packed sensors can be compromised, not here though. With a magnificent picture quality, incredible detail, well controlled noise and good dynamic noise! The 5DS is currently the benchmark for full-frame picture quality; however it’s not exactly great. The 5DS out-resolves whatever other full-frame camera available in our lab tests, including our past number one DSLR, the Nikon D810.

  • Nikon D810
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Nikon D810

Sensor: Full-outline CMOS | Megapixels: 36.3MP | Autofocus: 51-point AF, 15 cross-sort | Screen type: 3.2-crawl, 1,229K dabs | Maximum continuous shooting speed: 5fps | Movies: 1080p | User level: Expert

The full casing Nikon D810 has been thumped once again into second place by the powerful Canon EOS 5DS; the Nikon is still an extraordinary piece. It’s assembled like a tank, handles perfectly and doesn’t cost your kidney. It’s costly when compared with APS-C DSLRs, yet for a professional camera it’s very modest.

  • Nikon D500
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Nikon D500

Sensor: APS-C CMOS | Megapixels: 20.9MP | Autofocus: 153-point AF, 99 cross-sort | Screen type: 3.2-creep tilting touchscreen, 2,359,000 specks | Maximum continuous shooting speed: 10fps | Movies: 4K | User level: Master

Nikon has taken their flagship D5 DSLR and the vast majority of its high-end features and refined the majority of this into a smaller, yet at the same time extremely strong metal body. The full-frame sensor is substituted by a 20.9MP APS-C sized chip. So it hasn’t got the same determining power as the D7200. But it also means the D500 can shoot at a fast 10fps. While the 153-point AF arrangement is maybe the best autofocus framework out there right at this point.

  • Canon EOS 80D
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Canon EOS 80D

Sensor: APS-C CMOS | Megapixels: 24.2 | Autofocus: 45-point AF, 45 cross-sort | Screen type: 3.2-crawl tilting touchscreen, 1,040,000 specks | Maximum continuous shooting speed: 7fps | Movies: 1080p | User level: Intermediate

Canon has made a brilliant camera for enthusiast photographers. It’s well worked, with sensibly orchestrated controls, and has great ergonomics and a broad list of features. In particular, the picture quality is brilliant with lots of detail, particularly at the lower sensitivity settings. The touchscreen is likewise brilliantly implemented.

  • Nikon D750
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Nikon D750

Sensor: Full-outline CMOS | Megapixels: 24.3MP | Autofocus: 51-point AF, 15 cross-sort | Screen type: 3.2-crawl tilting, 1,229,000 dabs | Maximum continuous shooting speed: 6.5fps | Movies: 1080p | User level: Intermediate

Consider the Nikon D750 in full-frame territory, if the D810 at the top on our list costs excessively rich for your blood. It doesn’t have that glorious 36-megapixel sensor, yet its 24-megapixel alternative still conveys top quality, particularly at high ISO settings. The D750 is also more flexible than the D810, with a speedier 6.5fps continuous shooting speed, a handy tilting screen and a lower value. Plus you still have the advance autofocus framework and Picture Control 2.0 alternatives of the D810.


So these are my pick for the 5 best DSLR cameras in the market right now. Having one of them will be a pride of any photographer.

Doesn’t agree with our list? You are welcome to put up your fav list in the comments below. Share this list with your buddy photographers and help them make a great choice of assets for themselves.

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