Reviews: Advice on the Best Digital Cameras

World Best DSLR Cameras

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Beginner-level DSLR cameras are very nice, but when you have improved your photography skills, you may find that these cameras have lacked certain features. Most of the largest manufacturers have acknowledged this and offered a wider variety of advanced cameras – popularly called “”consumer” DSLR cameras. Below are the greatest consumer DLSR Cameras in the world’s current market:

World Best DSLR Cameras Review Buy

World Best DSLR Cameras Review Buy

1.  Canon EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR

2.  Canon EOS 60D

3.  Canon EOS 7D

4.  Nikon D3300

5.  Nikon D7000

6.  Pentax K-7

Best 5-Star Cameras

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Best 5-Star Cameras Review

If you are finding the information for the best cameras among those on my reviews recently, you will want to find those that I have given top ranking of five stars. Below, I’d like to make a list of the best ones, including DSLR, DIL, and point and shoot cameras. All of the listed cameras have been ranked five stars during recent reviews.

Canon EOS 7D Camera Review Buy

Canon EOS 7D Camera Review Buy

List of the best cameras

1. Canon EOS 7D DSLR

The EOS 7D is an interesting option to consider, especially for those who are seeking for advanced DSLR camera that is a bit older, so it can be purchased at a slightly lower price.

The CMOS image sensor with this Canon model has a 18-megapixel resolution, which uses the latest technologies, in which you will find a 19-point autofocus system and the ISO settings ranges for 100 to 6,400 for shooting photos in low light conditions. A full HD video mode is supported with this camera. And you can shoot up to 30 frames per second. Besides, a built-in dual-axis electronic level is a nice option.

There are also extra great features for this award-winning EOS 7D, for example, a wireless file transmitter (the WFT-E5A), in which you can easily use for remote photography. This transmitter can be controlled over a smart phone or a laptop.

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Canon EOS SL1 DSLR Camera Review For Buyer

Canon EOS SL1 DSLR Camera Review For Buyer

2. Canon EOS SL1 DSLR

The Canon EOS Rebel SL1 – the Canon’s smallest DSLR camera – has been launched into the market. This camera is the smallest DSLR on the market that uses an APS-C sized image sensor.

The resolution of the SL1’s CMOS image sensor is 18 megapixels. With the Canon EOS Rebel SL1, a mode called Scene Intelligent Auto Mode has been include. With this mode, it is very easy to use the camera. This is especially great for  photographers who are looking to transfer from a point and shoot model to an interchangeable lens camera.

The SL1 also offers a 3.0-inch touch screen LCD. You can shoot four frames per second, and record nice movies with the full HD video mode. You can purchase the SL1 with the camera body only or with a kit lens. The weight of the SL1’s camera body alone is 14.36 ounces. With this weight, this camera becomes the lightest DSLR on the market with such a large image sensor.

Overall, the SL1’s performance levels and image quality outperform other Canon Rebel cameras. Besides the smaller size is a great plus. And the price is very reasonable for such a good camera, making the Rebel SL1 an easy 5-star choice.

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Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 Camera Review & Buy

Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 Camera Review & Buy

3. Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS is a nice point and shoot camera that has attracted many photographers with its interesting sharp-edged design. And not only the design is cool, the photographic features are also great.

The optical zoom lens with the ELPH 520 HS is just 12X. With this zoom lens measurement, the 520 HS becomes the world’s thinnest 12X zoom camera. And the thickness of the ELPH 520 HS is measured just 0.76 inches.

In addition, with the 10.1MP image sensor using the CMOS technology, you can obtain better photography results in low light conditions. Its 3.0-inch LCD is a high-resolution screen and you can record nice videos with the full HD video capabilities. There are four available color options with the ELPH 520 HS, including blue, red, silver, and black camera bodies. Those colors vary depending on your location in the world.

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Fujifilm X-S1 Camera Review for Buyers

Fujifilm X-S1 Camera Review for Buyers

4. Fujifilm X-S1

Fujifilm’s X-S1 is a digital camera which uses a fixed lens. There are several high-end features that you may find with a DSLR camera in this camera.

Fujifilm has announced the X-S1 just before CES 2012, in which a precision Fujinon 26X optical zoom lens is pretty impressive. You can use the built-in popup flash for low light photography. And there includes a viewfinder along with a 3.0-inch, high-resolution LCD as well.

The outstanding feature of the X-S1, however, is its large image sensor. This sensor is measured at 2/3-inches, which helps you obtain the great results in low light photography.

The price tag of this camera is pretty high compared to that of many other fixed lens cameras. Therefore, it may be beyond the budget of many photographers. But the great features of this camera are obvious

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Nikon Coolpix P500 Camera Review

Nikon Coolpix P500 Camera Review

5. Nikon Coolpix P500

The P500 is a nice one point and shoot camera that I will highly recommend to people for most of the time.

With the Nikon Coolpix P500, you will see one of the most versatile lenses that can be found on a point and shoot camera.

The optical zoom lens of the P500  is very impressive, which is up to 36X. With this camera, you can shoot photos at strong wide angle capabilities, in which the zoom ranges from22.5mm to 810mm. According to Nikon, this P500 camera performs very well in shooting macro, thanks to its powerful lens.

The P500 has a CMOS image sensor with the resolution of 12.1 megapixels. It is nice to have a high-resolution 3-inch LCD screen and the 1080p HD video capabilities help you record a lot of nice videos. There are two color options with the Coolpix P500, including red or black.

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Nikon Coolpix P7700 Camera Review

Nikon Coolpix P7700 Camera Review

6. Nikon Coolpix P7700

The Nikon Coolpix P7700 is one of the most impressive advanced fixed lens cameras which you can find in the current market.

There was an advanced Nikkor lens glass included with this Nikon camera. Besides, the camera has a 7.1X optical zoom lens and a CMOS image sensor which is larger than usual with the 12.2MP resolution. The 3.0-inch LCD is a high-resolution screen which you can swivel away from the camera. In addition, the full 1080p video mode is supported for recording nice movies.

Beside the built-in flash, you can also use an external flash if you want because there is also a hot shoe with the P7700.

Best of all, you will be pleased with the outstanding image quality of the P7700.

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Nikon D5000 DSLR Camera Review Buy

Nikon D5000 DSLR Camera Review Buy

7. Nikon D5000 DSLR

The D5000 from Nikon burst upon the scene upon its mid-2009 release. It has received a lot of praise from various reviewers. As a slightly older model, the price is very reasonable for this really nice DSLR camera.

The resolution of the D5000 is 12.3 megapixels, which is a good amount of resolution for a DSLR camera for the intermediate level. With both the scene modes and manual control settings included, intermediate photographers will find the D5000’s performance very great. This is nice for learning more about photography. You can purchase an optional geotagging unit, in which you can easily include information about where you shot each photo.

Finally, the Nikon D5000 includes a 2.7-inch LCD that can be rotated. With the great features, the camera won a 2009 DIWA Award and appeared in my best cameras of 2009 list,

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Review 4 Buyer: Olympus PEN E-PM1 DIL Camera

Review 4 Buyer: Olympus PEN E-PM1 DIL Camera

8. Olympus PEN E-PM1 DIL

The PEN E-PM1 offers some really nice features in which you can shoot photos with a 3.0-inch LCD and a CMOS image sensor which has the 12.3 megapixel resolution. The full 1080p HD video mode helps create nice movies. This camera is very thing with the thickness of just 1.33 inches (before you attach the lens) while the weight is only 7.65 ounces for the camera body.

With the above measurement, The PEN E-PM1  is the world’s smallest and lightest PEN camera. In considering the history of the PEN family of cameras, this measurement makes it one of the smallest and lightest interchangeable lens cameras from any manufacturer. This great little camera not only brings the good image quality but a great appearance as well.

The PEN E-PM1 is a fun camera to use. And it may be the most colorful DIL camera toowith a lot of color options such as: n brown, black, pink, purple, white, or silver for the camera body.

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Read Review Panasonic Lumix ZS10 Before Buying

Read Review Panasonic Lumix ZS10 Before Buying

9. Panasonic Lumix ZS10

If you are looking for the latest “gadgets” integrated into your digital camera, the Lumix DMC-ZS10 manufactured by Panasonic will be exactly the model for you. includes a There is a 3.0-inch touch screen LCD with the ZS10 and a 16X zoom lens in a small, point and shoot camera. Besides, the built-in GPS unit is a nice feature.

To find one of these features in a camera is always nice but it is not common to have all three above features in one camera while it has just a sub-$250 price tag. In addition to the good image quality and sharp focus, and the ZS10 is a very strong player in the current market. It’s a newer camera, so you should have no problems finding it at this point.

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Samsung NX10 DIL Camera Review & Purchase

Samsung NX10 DIL Camera Review & Purchase

10. Samsung NX10 DIL

The NX10 from Samsung offers interchangeable lenses like a DSLR camera, but it is smaller in size because of its mirror-less design.

The NX10 has a 3.0-inch AMOLED screen, which is brighter than traditional LCD screens and it uses less power. (AMOLED is short for active-matrix organic light emitting diode.) In addition, this Samsung NX10 DIL has the resolution of 14.6 megapixels.

There are three available color options with the Samsung NX10, including black, silver, or a limited-edition white. The camera has won both a DIMA Award and a Plus X Award, so it also listed to be one of the best cameras in 2010. It is a little bit hard to find the NX10 at this point in time, because of being slightly older, but it’s a really nice DIL model.

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Sony Cyber-shot WX9 Camera Purchase & Review

Sony Cyber-shot WX9 Camera Purchase & Review

11. Sony Cyber-shot WX9

There includes a CMOS image sensor with the Cyber-shot WX9, in which you can obtain better results for low-light photography. And, as I mentioned in my WX9 review, the performance of the Cyber-shot WX9  is nice in low light conditions.

The resolution with this camera is 16.2 megapixels for shooting still images. And the 1080i HD video mode is also supported for recording nice videos. But there are not many angle capabilities in the WX9’s 5X optical zoom lens. You can look for the WX9 to be available in black, red, and silver.

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Choosing the Best Beginner’s DSLRs

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Best Entry-Level DSLRs

In general, it is pretty fine to take nice photos with a point and shoot camera. However a DSLR (Digital Single-Lens Reflex) Camera is a better option for those who have a passion on photography. With a DSLR camera, you will be happier with the image quality thank to the larger image sensors. Besides, there are far more options for you to control and adjust the images. You can select one among a lot of lenses provided by manufacturer.

The benefits cannot be denied.

There are so many DSLR models in the current market that you may take a considerable effort to choose the best one based on your demand. The following list will help you update the best entry-level DSLRs. The order is arranged according to the alphabet. Beginners shall find it useful and interesting to use one of those cameras.

The list of Best Entry-Level DSLR cameras

Canon EOS Rebel T3 Camera Review Buy

Canon EOS Rebel T3 Camera Review Buy

  1. Canon EOS Rebel T3

The first one I recommend is the Rebel T3 model, which has a pretty low price. You can find it interesting to use this camera. The resolution is measured at 12.2 megapixels and the HD movie mode helps create videos of good quality although it is just limited to 720p.

The Rebel T3 has included most basic specifications. Actually, this camera is pretty simple; however, the basic features are enough for taking nice photos, including the accurate decent AF, reliable metering as well as the detailed and natural JPEGs straight out of the box.

However, if you are not necessarily stick to the cameras produced by Canon (for example, you may use a film camera while having several other EF lenses), many other manufacturers can be considered. The value you can receive from one of those manufacturers may be higher.

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Canon EOS Rebel T3i Camera Review Buy

Canon EOS Rebel T3i Camera Review Buy

  1. Canon EOS Rebel T3i

Compared to the successful Rebel T2i model with a lot of nice features, the Rebel T3i is a better replacement. While the 18 megapixels resolution and the full HD video mode still remains the same, there are some new features which are even new to the DSLR camera market and make you easily attracted.

One of those new nice feature is the articulated LCD screen. When buying this mode, you are also provided with Feature Guide in which the functions can be easily found out even for a beginner. The high quality images are produce at all the ISOs settings and in comparison with many other cameras, the JPEG quality really surprises you. In general, the Rebel T3i is a great option to consider.

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Nikon D3100 Camera Review and Buy

Nikon D3100 Camera Review and Buy

  1. Nikon D3100

Stop looking at Canon’ cameras for a moment, the Nikon’s D3100 DSLR camera is also a wonderful entry-level model for beginners.

With the 14.2 MP resolution and the inclusion of a full HD video mode, this is considered an award-winning D3100. You can easily use the camera thanks to the Guide Mode provided together when you make the purchase decision. Even beginners do not find it difficult to take control over the settings. In general, the D3100 is a pretty easy-to-use camera.

One of the very outstanding aspects of this camera is its great performance in most circumstances, even in high contrast scenes. You shall find less noise with the JPEG photos with the high ISO settings than converted RAW images.

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Pentax K-X Camera Review Buy

Pentax K-X Camera Review Buy

  1. Pentax K-X

If you are looking for the smallest and lightest camera among the current DSLR models for beginners, Pentax K-x is an interesting option for a limited budget. Thanks to its design, this is very convenient for those who often travel somewhere else.

The 12.4 MP resolution is nice with this mode and the HD movie mode (just limited to 720p) is included as well. The Image quality, even for photos shot in low light condition, is great. Thanks to this aspect, the K-x can be equally compared to or even sometimes outperform other competitors.

However, there remains only one small drawback with this camera, in which despite having 11 autofocus points, you cannot view them in the viewfinder. If this does not matter to you, the K-x  is a wonderful camera to choose.

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Sony Alpha SLT-A55V Camera Review Buy

Sony Alpha SLT-A55V Camera Review Buy

  1. Sony Alpha SLT-A55V

The Sony Alpha SLT-A55V is considered a “hybrid DSLR” camera thanks to its fast autofocus speed for not only still images but also movies. The A55 (sometimes referred to as the a55) is such an award-winning thanks to the advanced technology called “”translucent mirror technology”. With this technology, the light is able to come to the image sensor and the autofocus simultaneously, which helps the speed become faster. Unlike a traditional DSLR mirror, you will not see the a55’s interior mirror “flipping up”. It requires the a55 to have an EVF together.

Thanks to its large CMOS image sensor and the 16.2 MP resolution, you shall be satisfied with the great image quality images. It is convenient to hold this camera in which the 3.0-inch LCD can tilt away from the camera.

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