Top 10 digital SLR cameras of 2010

Top 10 digital SLR cameras of 2010

Summary: Check out our list of the top 10 digital SLR cameras on the market (as of June 11, 2010).

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  • Canon essentially created the entry-level dSLR market with its first Rebel back in 2003, and has been staving off the competition since. Though the $550 list price has been significantly discounted off its original price when it was first released, the Rebel XS still holds its own against newer, similarly priced base-level models.

  • The Pentax K-x stands out from the crowd not only for its rainbow of body color options, but also for being the lowest-priced dSLR to offer HD video recording. With a list price of just $650, it bests similarly priced competitors by offering an 11-point autofocus system, a Live View shooting mode, and impressive sensitivity range (ISO 100 to 12,800 expanded), not to mention the 720p HD video recording mode at 24fps.

  • A step up in the entry-level category in terms of both price and features, the Nikon D5000 was among the first dSLRs to deliver HD video recording for under $900 when it first came out just over a year ago. Since then, the price has come down enough to make the D5000 a great value for the money (with a list price of about $750 with an 18-55mm lens).You'd be hard pressed to get a better combination of feature set, performance, and image quality (especially in low light) for the money.

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  • RE: Top 10 digital SLR cameras of 2010

    Please, Please make a DSLR body which will work with the older AI lenses and couple automatically for match-needle exposure readings.
  • RE: Top 10 digital SLR cameras of 2010

    I have the same issue with my Minolta Maxxum lenses from my 35mm camera. I understand the Sony Alphas will work with these lenses. Anyone out there who has experience with them? Should I do it, and is there any great reason to go to one of the more glorius mdels or is the A-230 OK for mostly casual photography?