Sony have gained force in the past couple of years; they are now producing some of the top DSLR’s and they take the number three spot with their Sony Alpha SLT-A55. Canon manage fourth place with the Canon EOS 550D also known as the Rebel T2i.
There are many glowing reviews for the Nikon D7000. Some of the highlights include a 39 point auto focusing system. A 16.2MP sensor and a professional magnesium body.
The Nikon D7000 has 2 SD card slots, which is a very useful feature. It also has an HDMI port for video playback on monitors and televisions.
However it does not have internal GPS and it’s quite expensive compared with the Nikon D3100. With all the new features and amazing photo quality it’s no surprise the Nikon D7000 is very popular.
This camera offers great value for money and works with all the latest SD SDHC and SDXC cards. It has HDMI output and live-view, which means you can take photos via the LCD screen on the back.
There is no GPS integration and it is considerably more expensive compared with the Nikon D3000.
Sony Alpha SLT-A55
The Alpha comes with some great features including HD video and integrated GPS. The Sony SLT A55 can manage 10fps at full resolution. Bad points include the video format (AVCHD) which is not very common. It has an electronic viewfinder which means it turns off when the camera is off. The auto focus is loud when shooting video.
Canon Rebel T2i (EOS 550D)
The Canon is a powerful camera with full 1080p video recording, it comes with an external microphone jack. Has a great ISO range which can go to ISO 12800. The EOS 550D is compact and lighter compared to many of its rival DSLR’s.
The display is fixed on this model (non-articulating) continuous photo shooting mode is not the best.