Best Nikon DSLR Camera
We help you to choose best Nikon Digital camera which you can use to take professional pictures and you can captured good moment with these cameras
Nikon is one of the best known and most highly regarded camera brands, so it’s not surprising that lots of people set out to buy a Nikon camera. But which one do you get? They come in three main types – Nikon Digital SLR, mirror less cameras and compact cameras – and we help you choose the best of each
Nikon is probably best known for its interchangeable-lens DSLRs. These range from the cheap and novice-friendly Nikon D3500 right up to the high-end Nikon D850. Nikon DSLR are among the best DSLRs you can buy, but you’d have to be living in cave not to know that DSLRs are under threat from mirror less cameras. In fact there’s a whole DSLR vs mirror less cameras debate going on about this.
Digital SLR have some advantages of their own, but mirror less cameras are generally smaller, lighter and better for video. This is why Nikon now has a new Nikon Z mirror less camera range alongside its Digital SLR. The Nikon Z7 and Nikon Z6 are extremely good full frame mirror less models, and feature in our guide to the best mirror less cameras.
Nikon Digital SLR come in two sizes: the smaller format APS-C (DX) models aimed at beginners and enthusiasts, and larger full frame (FX) models aimed principally at pros. Our list has both.
- Nikon D3500
Just getting started? This is the DSLR we’d recommend for beginners (Best Nikon DSLR Camera )
Type: DSLR | Sensor: APS-C CMOS | Megapixels: 24.2MP | Lens mount: Nikon DX | Screen: 3in fixed, 921K dots | Continuous shooting speed: 5fps | Max video resolution: 1080p | User level: Beginner/enthusiast
+ Great image quality
+ Neat retracting kit lens
+ Beginner friendly
– Fixed screen not touch-sensitive
If you’re just getting started in serious photography you’re probably dazzled by all the competing cameras and brands on offer – and by all the different advice you’ve been getting! Well here’s our advice. While you’re still learning your feet and deciding what sort of camera will suit you best, you should pick a camera that’s simple enough to understand straight away and affordable enough that you can change your mind and swap later if you decide you need something different. The D3500 is the entry-level model in Nikon’s DSLR range, but it has a 24.2MP sensor as good as those in cameras at twice the price, and it offers a very good 5fps continuous shooting speed for a beginners camera. The Guide mode will help beginners get started and understand the basic principles, but the D3500 has all the manual controls you need to learn about photography as you improve your skills. It’s sometimes sold a little cheaper with a non-VR (non-stabilised) kit lens, but it’s definitely worth paying a little more to get the VR version.
Nikon D3500 specifications
Sensor: 24.2MP APS-C CMOS 4, 23.5 x 15.6mm
Image processor: EXPEED 4
AF points: 11-point AF, 1 cross-type
ISO range: 100 to 25,600
Max image size: 6,000 x 4,000px
Metering zones: 420 pixel RGB sensor
Video: 1920 x 1080 at 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p
Viewfinder: Optical pentamirror, 95% coverage
Memory card: SD/SDHC/SDXC UHS I
LCD: 3.0-inch fixed, 921K dots
Max burst: 5fps
Size: 124 x 97 x 69.5mm (body only)
Weight: 415g (body only, with battery and memory card)
As small as the D3500 but more advanced and more versatile
Type: DSLR | Sensor: APS-C | Megapixels: 24.2MP | Lens mount: Nikon DX | Screen: 3.2 inch pivoting touchscreen, 1.037,000 dots | Viewfinder: Penta mirror | Max burst speed: 5FPS | Max video resolution: 1080P | User level: Beginner/intermediate
+ Fully Articulated Touchscreen
+ 39-point AF System
+ Neat and light AF-P kit lens
– Lacks the D3500’s Guide mode
Nikon’s D3000-series cameras (like the D3500 at the top of our list) are entry-level cameras designed for beginners, while its D5000-series cameras are one step up, offering more features and a more adaptable design, with a flip-out rear screen that can be angled in any direction for low-level shots or any other kind of awkward angle. Once you’ve used a vari-angle screen, you won’t want to go back! The D5600 uses Nikon’s tried-and-tested 24-megapixel APS-C sensor which is capable of super-sharp results, and it comes with the same neat retracting 18-55mm AF-P lens as the D3500. The ‘P’ in the lens name refers to Nikon’s stepper motor autofocus technology, and Nikon lenses with this not only offer fast and silent autofocus, they also seem to speed up the live view autofocus. If you are going travelling, we recommend getting Nikon’s small and light AF-P 10-24mm ultra-wide-angle lens too – it’s perfect for interiors, tall buildings and narrow city streets.
The Nikon D5600 is a recent member of the Nikon’s D5000-series camera club. The D5600 is one step up from the new entry-level D3400, filling the space between that model and the more enthusiast- and pro-orientated D7200 and D500.
In one vital respect, though, it’s one up on all of them. These D5000-series cameras are the only DX-format Nikon SLRs with a vari-angle screen. The range’s combination of novice-friendliness, vari-angle screen and small size make it ideal for both first-timer camera users and photography students.
3. Nikon D7200
The D7200 is a great value mid-range DSLR for enthusiasts or students
Type: DSLR | Sensor: APS-C | Megapixels: 24.2MP | Lens mount: Nikon DX | Screen: 3.2in fixed, 1,229,000 dots | Viewfinder: Pentaprism | Max burst speed: 6fps | Max video resolution: 1080p | User level: Enthusiast
+ More MP than the D500 and D7500
+ 1.3x crop mode allows 7fps
+ Power and value
– Power and value
It’s been around for a while now, but this means the D7200 is now available at very good prices – and this is a camera that just doesn’t feel like it’s dated at all! It doesn’t have a flip-out vari-angle screen, it doesn’t shoot 4K video and it can’t quite match the continuous shooting speeds of Nikon’s newer D7500 and D500 models. But it does have a big, chunky, robust-feeling body, really good external controls and great handling. The D7200’s combination of image quality, features and performance has proved an evergreen formula. It doesn’t excel in any one particular area, but it’s strong in all of them, so it’s the perfect all-rounder for students of photography or one of the best cameras for enthusiasts who want to move on up to a more serious camera. It comes with Nikon’s long-running and highly-regarded 51-point auto focus system, and while it doesn’t have the tough magnesium alloy construction of more expensive Nikon DSLRs, it’s still plenty tough enough.
4. Nikon D500
The D500 is built for speed and durability, and that’s what you’re paying for
Type: : DSLR | Sensor: APS-C | Megapixels: 20.9MP | Lens mount: Nikon DX | Screen: 3.2 inch tilting touchscreen, 2,359,000 dots | Viewfinder: Pentaprism | Max burst speed: 10fps | Max video resolution: 4K | User level: Enthusiast/professional
+ Great Build Quality & Handling
+ 10fps Continuous Shooting
+ Excellent Auto Focus System
– Pricey for an APS-C Camera
The Nikon D500 is built for fast-paced action, sports and wildlife photography. It’s also designed to handle the heavy use and tough conditions of professional working environments, so although it looks expensive compared to camera’s like the D7200, there’s a reason! For action photography you need four things: very fast continuous shooting speeds, a big memory buffer capacity so that you can capture lots of shots in a burst, a fast and powerful autofocus system, and a good viewfinder. The D500 ticks every box. Being an APS-C format camera it’s a lot (a LOT) cheaper than the full-frame Nikon D5 pro sports DSLR, but comes close for rugged build and performance and the smaller sensor adds a handy 1.5x focal length magnification which effectively increases the ‘reach’ of telephoto lenses. The D500 uses Nikon’s new and highly-rated 153-point autofocus system, and the optical viewfinder offers the lag-free viewing you need for following fast-moving subjects. It would make a great action-orientated ‘second’ camera for owners of a Nikon D850 (below).
Nikon D500 specifications
Sensor APS-C-format DX CMOS, 20.9MP
Crop factor 1.5x
Memory 1 x SD, 1 x XQD
Viewfinder Optical pentaprism, 1x magnification, 100% coverage Advertisement
Video resolution 4K (UHD) 3,840 x 2,160 pixels at 30/25/24fps, Full HD 1,920 x 1,080 pixels at 60/50/30/25/24fps
ISO range 100-51,200, expands to 50-1,640,000
Autofocus points 153, including 99 cross-type; 15 points sensitive down to f/8
Burst rate 10fps
Max buffer capacity 200 shots
LCD screen Tilting 3.2-inch touchscreen, 2,359,000 dots
Shutter speeds 1/8,000 sec to 30 sec, Bulb, timer, sync 1/250 sec
Weight (body only) 760g
Dimensions 147 x 115 x 81mm
Power supply EN-EL15 battery
5. Nikon D850
This is the ultimate Nikon pro DSLR, the camera with everything
Type: DSLR | Sensor: Full frame | Megapixels: 45.7MP | Lens Mount: Nikon F | Screen type: 3.2in tilting touchscreen, 2,360,000 dots | Viewfinder: Pentaprism | Max burst speed: 7fps | Max video resolution: 4K UHD | User level: Professional
+ High MP and fast burst shooting
+ Solid, weather-sealed body
+Better battery life than mirror less models
Mirrorless camera fans will often complain about the size and weight of DSLRs, and they have a point. The Nikon D850 is a big bruiser of a camera compared to the new Nikon Z models. But this size works in your favour if you’re shooting with big, heavy lenses, and most pro lenses are big and heavy! This is a handling factor that many mirrorless users don’t take into account. Being a DSLR, the D850 has a bright, clear optical viewfinder that many photographers still prefer over a digital display, no matter how good. The D850’s 45.7-megapixel sensor produces quite superb image quality, yet it can still maintain a shooting speed of 7 frames per second, or 9 frames per second with the optional battery grip. Even without the grip, the D850 has an amazing battery life of 1840 shots – far more than any mirrorless rivals – and it comes with two memory card slots; one for the new XQD card format and one for regular SD/SDHC/SDXC.
The D850’s sensor has been designed with no anti-aliasing filter so that it can capture the finest possible detail. This is going to place heavy demands on both your lenses and your technique, as we’ll see later.
And then there’s the maximum continuous shooting speed of 9fps at full resolution, and with a buffer capacity of 51 uncompressed 14-bit Raw files. That is quite amazing, although here there are a couple of caveats.
The first is that you need the optional MB-D18 Multi-Power Battery Pack and EN-EL18B battery (as used in the Nikon D5) to achieve this speed. Without the grip, the camera can only shoot at 7fps – though that’s still impressive for a camera that has this level of resolution.
The second is that the quoted raw buffer capacity is also a ‘best-case’ figure at 7fps (not 9fps) and with the right memory cards.
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