Friday, June 11, 2010

Photography Tips- Top 10 SLRs

I know I always found Top 10 Digital Cameras lists useful when I wasn’t sure about camera quality. I recently added an amazon store via the “Photography Genius Recommends:” link at the top of this page, and now you can search for (and purchase) any of these Top 10 Digital Cameras or other camera accessories, without having to leave the page. You can also click here.

Top 10 Digital Cameras:

1.) Nikon D3

  • 12.1-megapixel FX-format (23.9 x 36mm) CMOS sensor
  • 3.0-inch, super density 920,000-dot VGA color monitor; 170-degree wide-angle viewing and tempered-glass protection
  • Continuous shooting at up to 9 frames-per-second at full FX resolution
  • Fast, accurate 51-point AF with 3D Focus Tracking
  • Capture images to CF I/II cards

    Amazon Price: $7,400

    2.) Canon EOS 1D MarkIII

  • 10.1-megapixel CMOS sensor captures enough detail for photo-quality 18 x 24-inch prints
  • Shoot up to 10fps; burst rate up to 110 full-resolution JPEG images
  • High-precision AF system with 19 user-selectable AF points
  • New DIGIC III Image Processor provides fast, accurate image processing
  • Large 3.0-inch LCD display

    Amazon price: $3,500

    3.) Canon EOS 5D MarkII

  • 21.1-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor, 14-bit A/D conversion, wide range ISO setting 100-6400
  • Body only; lenses sold separately
  • DIGIC 4 Image Processor; high-performance 3.9 fps continuous shooting; Live View Function for stills
  • Full HD video capture at 1920×1080 resolution for up to 4GB per clip ; HDMI output
  • Updated EOS Integrated Cleaning System specifically designed to work with a full-frame sensor

    Amazon price: $3,300

    4.) Nikon D700

  • 12.1-megapixel FX-format (23.9 x 36mm) CMOS sensor; body only
  • 3.0-inch, 920,000-dot VGA color monitor; 170-degree wide-angle viewing and tempered-glass protection
  • Fast, accurate 51-point AF system; 3D Focus Tracking and two Live View shooting modes
  • Base ISO range from 200-6400 can be expanded to range from ISO 100 (Lo-1) to 25,600 (Hi-2); 0.12-second start-up speed
  • Capture images to CF I/II cards; compliant high-speed UDMA CF cards that will enable recording speeds up to 35 megabytes/second

    Amazon price: $2,400

    5.) Canon EOS 1D MarkIV (only number 5 because it’s so expensive)

  • 21.1-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor
  • Large 3.0-inch LCD display with Live View and seven brightness settings
  • 5 fps at shutter speeds 1/500 second or faster (for bursts of up to 45 Large/Fine JPEGs or 15 RAW images)
  • sRAW mode; 35-zone metering system; 45-point AF; integrated Self-Cleaning Sensor Unit
  • Powered by LP-E4 lithium-ion battery pack; stores images on CF, SD, or some SDHC memory cardsAmazon price: $6,200

    6.) Nikon D300 DX (my top camera!)

  • 12.3-megapixel captures enough detail for poster-size photo-quality prints
  • 3.0-inch LiveView LCD display; new 51-point AF system
  • In burst mode, shoots up to 100 shots at full 12.3-megapixel resolution
  • EXPEED Image Processing System and similar Scene Recognition System to that found in the D3
  • Self-cleaning sensor unit; magnesium alloy construction with rubber gaskets and sealsAmazon Price: $1,450

    7.) Canon EOS 5D

  • 12.8-megapixel CCD captures images up to 4,368 x 2,912 pixels
  • World’s smallest and lightest full-frame digital SLR as of August 2005–the sensor operates without a conversion factor
  • New larger 2.5-inch LCD screen can be viewed even at extreme angles of up to 170 degrees
  • Consecutive shooting allows the capture of 3.0 frames per second for up to 60 consecutive JPEG or 17 RAW frames in a burst
  • Captures images on CompactFlash Type I and Type II cards, compatible with cards of 2 GB capacity and largerAmazon price: $2,800

    8.) Olympus E-volt E-3

  • 10-megapixel Live MOS image sensor captures enough detail for photo-quality 18 x 24-inch prints
  • 2.5-inch Live View LCD display; magnify directly on the LCD by 5, 7, or 10x
  • Mechanical Image Stabilization with Supersonic Wave Drive
  • Exclusive dust-free technology for spot-free photos
  • Capture images to CompactFlash Type I/II, Microdrive, xD-Picture Card (Dual-Slot)

    Amazon price: not sold by Amazon

    9.) Sony Alpha A-900

  • 35mm full-frame 24.6-megapixel Exmor CMOS image sensor
  • Body only; lenses sold separately
  • SteadyShot INSIDE in-camera image stabilization; Dual BIONZ processors for up to fast 5 fps performance
  • 3.0-inch Xtra Fine LCD photo-quality display; Intelligent Preview Function reduces trial-and-error
  • Accepts CompactFlash and Memory Stick Duo Media memory cards

    Amazon price: $2,600

    10.) Nikon D90

  • 12.3-megapixel DX-format CMOS imaging sensor
  • Body only; lenses sold separately
  • D-Movie Mode; Cinematic 24fps HD with sound
  • 3-inch super-density 920,000-dot color LCD monitor
  • Capture images to SD/SDHC memory cards (not included)

    (also MY camera!)

    Amazon price: $780