If photography is your passion, you know you cannot be satisfied with all those compact point and shoot cameras. These cameras are no doubt good for general photography but they do not give the kind of flexibility, features and control that DSLR Cameras give to their users. Most of the professionals make use of the powerful Digital Single Lens Reflex cameras that have revolutionized the world of photography. A DSLR camera comes with a lot of assortments and accessories and allows the photographer to make use of different lenses depending upon his requirements. It also has much larger sensor than a compact camera that makes all the difference in image quality.

Though there are different types of DSLR cameras depending upon their features such as cropped sensor, full frame censor, 4/3rds, and Micro 4/3 yet it is better to categorize them as entry level, semi-professional and finally the DSLRs meant for the professionals. Entry-level DSLRs are meant for the amateurs who love photography. These are comparatively less sophisticated and have limited features. That is why these are smaller and least expensive. Semi professional DSLRs are a step higher and therefore pricier and bulkier. At the end of the segment lie professional DSLRs that are most expensive and full of features. 

There are many companies making DSLRs in all three segments but Nikon, Canon and Sony remain at the top of the heap when it comes to quality, features and sales figures. These brands are loved by professional and amateurs photographers alike because of their image quality and durability. 


Nikon is the world leader when it comes to cameras and optical instrumentation. It is a Japanese multinational giant that has a wide range of DSLR cameras for the use of photographers. The digital cameras of Nikon are renowned for their latest technology and ease of use. The company has a strong presence in all three categories of DSLR’s with Nikon D5200 24.1 MP CMOS Digital SLR with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR NIKKOR Zoom Lens being a hot selling entry level DSLR. Nikon D7000 16.2MP DX-Format CMOS Digital SLR with 3.0-Inch LCD is a wonderful camera in the semi professional range. Nikon D4 16.2MP F-Mount DSLR is supposed to be the best in the professional DSLR category. 

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The tagline of the company says it all with Canon - Delighting You Always. This brand has been renowned all over the world for the high quality of its lenses and splendid image quality of its cameras. The DSLR cameras made by Canon are second to none and are always in great demand owing to their great functionality and durability. Canon EOS Rebel T3i 18 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera and DIGIC 4 Imaging with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens is an example of a hot selling entry level DSLR while Canon EOS 5D Mark III 22.3 MP Full Frame CMOS with 1080p Full-HD Video Mode Digital SLR Camerais a bestselling DSLR in the professional range. 

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For all photography connoisseurs, the name of Sony is synonymous with quality and innovative features. Though primarily not a camera company, DSLR cameras made by Sony stand out among the top selling cameras in the market. Sony Alpha SLT-A37K 16.1 MP Exmor APS HD CMOS Sensor DSLR with Translucent Mirror Technology and 18-55mm Lens happens to be a hot selling entry level DSLR camera made by the company whereas Sony A77 24.3 MP Digital SLR with Translucent Mirror Technology is a DSLR that is popular in the semi professional level.

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