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Comparing The Top Manufacturers Of Slr Cameras

Aug 28, 2008
SLR digital cameras are gaining more and more popularity over the conventional digital camera. Professional photographers and hobbyists alike are forking over thousands of dollars every year to purchase this item. But their money is not wasted as the image quality is a hundred time better than that of a regular, run-off-the-mill digicam as its pixels have lesser to nil noise. It is a real investment to buy an SLR (or single lens reflex) camera so buying the best one to suit your needs is a real need.

Each manufacturer of SLR cameras have a key characteristic or specification that they are good at so choosing which brand to buy is most essential to anyone planning to buy digital cameras that are SLR's. Here are some details on each know manufacturer of these visually pleasing gadgets.

1.Canon
This manufacturer now has a total of three sizes for its sensors and with some models actually having full frame sensors. It's current models are called the EOS Digital Linea that include the following models: 5D, 1D Mark III, 40D, 450D and 1000D. All of their SLR digital cameras use CMOS sensors.

2.Nikon
What is good about this manufacturer is their large selection of top of the market lenses made specially for DSLR's. It's models of SLR digital cameras are as follows: D2X (This model has a 2 resolution sensor that can take pictures at full resolution, 12.4 megapixels which captures at 5 frames a second); D3, D300, D80, D60 and D40.

3.Olympus
If you get tired of lugging heavy SLR's then you may want to consider this manufacturer as most of its SLR models are compact and light. Olympus uses a sensor format that uses an aspect ratio of 3:4 which is better than the usual 2:3. This is actually the secret of Olympus in making smaller models. This manufacturer's lens, the Olympus Zuiko digital lenses are faster and more petite than those of the other brands. Its models are as follows: E-1, E-300, E-500, E-420, E-330, E-510 and E-3.

4.Kodak
This manufacturer makes newbie friendly SLR cameras such as the EASYSHARE P712 Zoom and the EASYSHARE P880 Zoom with their editing an photo-sharing capabilities. The EASYSHARE P712 Zoom has a zoom of up to 12 x and has 7.1 megapixels. The EASYSHARE P880 Zoom on the other hand, has 5.8 x zoom power and its resolution is 8 megapixels.

5.Sony
In 2006, Sony acquired Konica Minolta's DSLR production. What this brand offers are DSLR's with an in-body image stabilization, 10.2 megapixels and they also have what Sony calls a SuperSteadyShot that gives a clearer image. Some of its models are as follows Sony DSLR-A100W, Sony DSLR-A100, Sony DSLR-A100H and Sony DSLR-A100K

6.Samsung
If you are the rugged outdoorsy type, you would like Samsung digital cameras. Its GX-1L, GX-10 and GX-1S models are good for the outdoorsman as the have a Dual dust Removal System that thwarts the corruption of your images. They also have what Samsung calls the OPS or the Optical Picture Stabilization system that makes images that are crisper and shake-free.
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