Different cameras are being reviewed by our experts every year but only the ones with exceptional overall performance make our list. So, like every year, we have compiled a list this year as well to assist you in choosing the perfect camera for your photography needs.

The first and foremost things to consider when buying a DSLR camera is the budget and usage. How much you’re able to spend and how you’re going to use it. Here’s a quick guide to differentiate between various types of DSLR cameras available at the present time.

  • Compact Cameras: They are for casual use for those who don’t want to wander about settings before pressing the capture button. These are quite inexpensive and cheerful to use and around dozens of compacts are available in the market. Some advanced compact cameras are also being produced by companies nowadays.
  • Bridge Camera: They are between a compact camera and an interchangeable-lens system camera. They have permanent, usually with very long zoom lenses and an identical feel to a DSLR. But bridge cameras produce images of a similar quality to the compact cameras because of the similar sized sensors of a compact camera.
  • Mirrorless Cameras: Reducing the difference between compact ones and the DSLRs, the mirrorless cameras provide a great balance of convenience and image quality, though at the very top. These cameras don’t have an optical viewfinder and usually come with an electronic viewfinder (EVF) and the image sensor sizes are almost comparable to those present in DSLR cameras.
  • DSLR: DSLRs are professional cameras. The mirrorless cameras are usually consumed by the consumer market, but the professionals who need top-notch lenses and great performance mainly use DSLRs.

Best DSLR Cameras of 2019

DSLRs are mostly full-frame cameras, and both Nikon and Canon make some great cameras. There are some good cheap DSLRs as well, though, so there’s plenty of choices and a huge number of lenses to invest in.

12Leica Q (Typ 116)

Brilliant Pro Compact Camera with Full-frame Sensor

Leica Q 24.2 Megapixel (Black, Anodized, TYP 116)
Leica Q 24.2 Megapixel (Black, Anodized, TYP 116)

It a has a separate ISO control dial and a different handful of manual controls, all of which are nicely placed and designed. It is of very good use to the proficient photographers.

The 3.68-million-dot EVF is the sharpest we’ve ever witnessed and the 1.04-million-dot rear screen isn’t too shabby either. Burst mode is at 10fps with the exceptional result and finest image quality. Leica Q (Typ 116) offers an f/1.7 lens with a full-frame sensor.

11Fujifilm X100T

The Finest Bridge Camera for Street Photography

Fujifilm X100T Digital Camera
Fujifilm X100T Digital Camera

Measuring 127 x 74 x 52mm, it’s a little bigger than most bridge cameras but the result of the photos thanks to an all-purpose 35mm lens, can even give the high-end DSLRs a tough competition.

Video recording was not very good. USB charging and Wi-Fi connectivity are built-in but the NFC is not. The 3-inch, the non-touchscreen display is decent and an excellent hybrid viewfinder. The camera’s manual controls enable us a relaxing feel too, and will help you in developing as a photographer.

10Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II

Mirrorless Camera with Best in-body Stabilization and Micro Four Thirds

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II

The output of both images and videos is full of vivid and bright colors. Handling is great with smooth grips and a handful of manual options. The screen is also excellent making the camera more appealing to use.

9Fujifilm X-T1

Mirrorless Camera having Tremendous Image Result with APS-C

Fujifilm X-T1 16 MP Mirrorless Digital Camera
Fujifilm X-T1 16 MP Mirrorless Digital Camera

OLED viewfinder and the screen, both are very good. The 2.36-million dot resolution is very sharp and the OLED tech ensures rich vivid colors. Another benefit is an APS-C sensor, which is why it’s famous among people switching from DSLRs and who don’t want to rely on smaller micro four-thirds sensors.

It’s a little bit pricey at $749 as compared to competitors but is worth the price.

8Fujifilm X-T10

An Economical Mirrorless Camera in place of the X-T10

Fujifilm X-T10 Silver Mirrorless Digital Camera
Fujifilm X-T10 Silver Mirrorless Digital Camera

Autofocusing is a bit slower as compared to the major competitors from Sony and Panasonic but still, it gives a fast response. The 8fps burst is also very rapid for a camera at this price.

The magnesium alloy body makes it look like a top-notch camera. Manual and direct options enable the users to enjoy the photography but the video options are a bit limited in functionality.

7Sony Alpha A7 II

Full-framed Mirrorless Camera Providing Outstanding Result

Sony Alpha a7IIK Mirrorless Digital Camera
Sony Alpha a7IIK Mirrorless Digital Camera

Other advantages are finer results in almost all environments due to a powerful full-frame 24.3-megapixel sensor. Video is excellent as well. Microphone slot is also given in this fancy camera for external audio.

The only complain reported till now is the battery life which dies after capturing approximately 270 images.

6Sony A7R II

Mirrorless Camera with the Excellence of Full-frame and Powerful 42.4-Megapixels Sensor

Sony a7R II Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera
Sony a7R II Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera

ISO range is great which varies between 50 to 102,400 with finer resolution thanks to the sensor has backside illumination (BSI), which improves light sensitivity. Moreover, it’s marvelously good low light performance makes it more appealing to the consumer alongside excellent autofocus camera

Capable of recording 4K video at 100Mbps and other unique features ensure the buyer that it’s worth the price they’re paying.

5Canon EOS Rebel SL1

An Excellent and Economical DSLR for First Timers

Canon EOS Rebel SL1 Digital SLR
Canon EOS Rebel SL1 Digital SLR

Frame rates of 24 to 30fps and support for full HD video alongside a 3-inch, 1040-dot touchscreen display and a handful of creative makes it the best for first-timers. Its price has also reduced in recent times.

4Canon EOS Rebel T6s

High-end Features in an affordable DSLR

Canon EOS Rebel T6s Digital SLR
Canon EOS Rebel T6s Digital SLR

It’s artistically designed in the best style, which enables it easy to grip in hands and use for anyone, and image quality is finest. Compared to many mirrorless cameras, battery life is an outstanding one with 440 shots on a full charge.

It delivers in every respect and is great DSLR for anyone on a budget.

3Nikon D750

One of the Finest Full-frame DSLR Presently Available

Nikon D750 FX-format Digital SLR
Nikon D750 FX-format Digital SLR
The only thing to answer is whether you really want a DSLR or not as Sony’s A7 II offers full-frame result in a fancier and more compact CSC frame.

2Sony Alpha A77 II

Outstanding DSLR for Action photographers who can’t afford Top Pro Gears

Sony A77II Digital SLR Camera
Sony A77II Digital SLR Camera

Image quality is tremendous and it’s a superb action SLR, even if it uses Sony’s own SLT technology. If someone like shooting sport or wildlife and can afford to spend big, this is a camera is a good one to check out.

1Canon 5DS R

True Professional Full-frame DSLR with 50.6 megapixels

Canon EOS 5DS R Digital SLR
Canon EOS 5DS R Digital SLR

the 5DS R is arguably the best AF system on any camera on the market. It allows you pick groups of either five or nine focus points, rather than a single one, and it’s brilliantly fast with a bigger array of lenses.

It has 5fps burst mode which is a bit slower. It’s a very dedicated camera for a dedicated type of photographer, not an all-rounder. But if it’s a detail that you need then this is the device you are looking for.

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