Nikon Df

The Df can use all current AF, AF-S, DX and AF-D Nikkor lenses, but it's also compatible with classic Ai and non-Ai Nikkor lenses with full-aperture metering.
By The Editors
Estimated Street Price: $2,999 (with 50mm Special Edition kit lens). INTRODUCED 11/2013 Nikon went back to its roots to create a full-frame DSLR for the old-school photographer who likes to control everything without messing with multiple menus. The new Df ("Digital Fusion") features a design reminiscent of Nikon's classic 35mm…

Nikon D610

The D610 shares the ruggedness and dust- and moisture- resistance of the D600 (and D800), and its shutter is tested to 150,000 cycles.
By The Editors
Estimated Street Price: $1,999 (body only). INTRODUCED 10/2013 A little more than a year after Nikon introduced its most affordable full-frame DSLR—the well-featured D600—we have its successor in the D610. The new camera retains its predecessor's assets, adding a new shutter mechanism that ups maximum frame rate to 6 fps…

Pentax K-3

Like the K-5 models, the K-3 features a rugged magnesium-alloy body housing a metal chassis, and is fully weather-sealed and cold- and dust-resistant.
By The Editors
Estimated Street Price: $1,299 (body only) INTRODUCED 10/2013 Pentax has a new flagship DSLR, with lots of improvements over the very good K-5II for not much more cost. The K-3 features a new PRIME III imaging engine and APS-C 24.35-megapixel CMOS sensor with no anti-aliasing filter for optimal sharpness. But…

Advanced AF

DSLRs use quick phase-detection auto-focusing for viewfinder (non-live view) shooting.
By Mike Stensvold
DSLRs use quick phase-detection auto-focusing for viewfinder (non-live view) shooting. Phase-detection AF can determine from a single reading whether the subject is in focus, and if not, in which direction and by how much. This makes it great for fast-moving subjects—it's quick and can do predictive AF. The SLR mirror…

Sigma SD15

The straightforward design and operation will appeal to purist photographers who aren't into bells and whistles, but the unique Foveon image sensor is the camera's key feature.
By The Editors
ESTIMATED STREET PRICE: $989 INTRODUCED 2/2010 Though Sigma hasn't introduced a new model in a few years, the SD15 remains available, and at a lower price. It features the unique Foveon X3 image sensor, and is able to shoot up to 21 RAW image bursts at 3 fps. It also…

Top Cameras

Smallest, DSLR over $1000, mirrorless, fixed-lens, best sensor rating, highest resolution, innovation, under $1000
By Staff
TOP CAMERAS: SMALLEST SMALLEST DSLR Canon EOS Rebel SL1 Dimensions:?4.6 x 3.6 x 2.7 inches Though it features the same 18-megapixel sensor of the EOS?Rebel T5i, the SL1 is nearly 30% smaller in volume. DSLR OVER $1,000 Pentax K-5 II Dimensions:?5.2 x 3.8 x 2.9 inches The K-5 II packs…
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