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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

DSLRS For The Minimalist

Dig into the lower-priced, but highly capable cameras that are available, and you may find that they fit your style and workflow. Top-of-the-range cameras aren’t necessarily the best tools for every professional photographer.


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MINIMALIST VS. PRO DSLRS

  MINIMALIST DSLRS Sensor Format Normal
ISO Range*
Max.
FPS
AF Fine-
Tuning
Shots Per
Charge**
View-
finder
Dimensions
(inches)
Weight
(oz.)
Memory Card
Storage Types
Street
Price (body)
1 Canon EOS 7D 18 MP APS-C 100-6400 8 Yes 1,000 100% 5.8x4.4x2.9 28.9 CF $1,699
2 Canon EOS 60D 18 MP APS-C 100-6400 5.3 No 1,600 96% 5.7x4.2x3.1 23.8 SD1 $999
3 Canon EOS Rebel T3i 18 MP APS-C 100-6400 3.7 No 550 95% 5.2x3.9x3.1 18.2 SD1 $799
                         
4 Nikon D300S 12.3 MP APS-C 200-3200 7 Yes 950 100% 5.8x4.5x2.9 30.0 Dual, CF & SD2 $1,699
5 Nikon D7000 16.2 MP APS-C 100-6400 6 Yes 1,050 100% 5.2x4.1x3.0 24.3 Dual, SD1 $1,199
6 Nikon D5100 16.2 MP APS-C 100-6400 4 No 660 95% 5.0x3.8x3.1 19.7 SD1 $899***
                         
7 Olympus E-5 12 MP 4/3 100-6400 5 Yes 870 100% 5.6x4.6x2.9 28.2 Dual, CF & SD1 $1,699
8 Olympus E-30 12 MP 4/3 100-3200 5 Yes 750 98% 5.6x4.2x3.0 23.1 Dual, CF & xD $999
                         
9 Pentax K-5 16.2 MP APS-C 100-12,800 7 Yes 980 100% 5.2x3.8x2.9 23.3 SD1 $1,399
10 Pentax K-7 14.6 MP APS-C 100-3200 5.2 Yes 980 100% 5.1x3.8x2.9 22.9 SD2 $799
11 Pentax K-r 12.4 MP APS-C 200-12,800 6 Yes 560 96% 4.9x3.8x2.7 19.2 SD2 $599
                         
12 Sigma SD15 4.7x3 MP APS-C 100-1600 3 NS NS 98% 5.7x4.2x3.2 24.0 SD2 $989
                         
13 Sony DSLR-A580 16.2 MP APS-C 100-12,800 5 No 1,050 95% 5.4x4.1x3.3 23.9 Dual, SD1 & MS3 $799
14 Sony SLT-A35 16.2 MP APS-C 100-12,800 5.5 No 440 100%# 4.9x3.6x3.3 14.6 Dual, SD1 & MS3 $599
  PRO DSLRS                      
15 Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III 21.1 MP FF 100-1600 5 Yes 1,800 100% 6.1x6.3x3.1 42.5 Dual, CF & SD2 $6,999
16 Canon EOS-1D Mark IV 16.1 MP APS-H 100-12,800 10 Yes 1,500 100% 6.1x6.2x3.1 41.6 Dual, CF & SD2 $4,999
17 Nikon D3X 24.5 MP FF 100-1600 5 Yes 4,400 100% 6.3x6.2x3.4 43.0 Dual, CF & CF $7,999
18 Nikon D3S 12.3 MP FF 200-12,800 9 Yes 4,200 100% 6.3x6.2x3.4 43.7 Dual, CF & CF $5,199
19 Sigma SD1 15.4x3 MP APS-C 100-6400 5 NS NS 98% 5.7x4.4x3.1 25.0 CF $6,899
20 Sony DSLR-A900 24.6 MP FF 100-6400 5 Yes 880 100% 6.2x4.6x3.2 30.0 Dual, CF & MS3 $2,699
                         
*Standard ISO range; most cameras also provide expanded ISO settings above and sometimes below those listed here  **Approximate number of shots per full battery charge, per manufacturer   ***With 18-55mm kit lens  # Electronic viewfinder  NS = not stated   1SD/SDHC/SDXC   2SD/SDHC   3Memory Stick Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo




 

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