Nikon D610

8.8 Rating

A minor refresh to Nikon’s entry-level ‘full-frame’ DSLR with slightly faster continuous shooting, a new Quiet Continuous mode and improved auto white balance.

Nikon D5300

8.8 Rating

Nikon’s latest mid-level DSLR boasts an effective resolution of 24.2 megapixels and uses a DX-format CMOS sensor with no optical low-pass filter.

Nikon D600

9 Rating

An entry-level ‘full frame’ DSLR that provides 24.3-megapixel resolution and offers the option to add a Wi-Fi adapter, GPS module, stereo microphone and remote controller.

Sony DSLR Alpha 55

9 Rating

A capable and compact DSLR camera with some interesting and useful shooting modes and Full HD video recording.In Sony’s about-to-be-released 16.2-megapixel SLT-A55V (which will be known as the A55) DSLR camera, the traditional SLR mirror is replaced with a semi-transparent pellicle mirror that is fixed in place instead of flipping up and down with each exposure. This Translucent Mirror Technology (TMT) technology underpins the new camera’s fast TTL focusing and high burst speeds and makes the new models smaller and lighter than previous models in the Alpha.

Sony DSLR-A850

8.5 Rating

Sony’s 24.6-megapixel pro-sumer ‘full frame’ DSLR offers many features of the company’s flagship model for $1000 less.Sony’s DSLR-A850 provides most of the features of the company’s flagship full frame DSLR A900, but for $1000 less. The sensor is the same 24.6-megapixel CMOS chip and includes the A900’s sensor-shift image-stabilisation mechanism plus Dual Bionz processors. It is also equipped with the same 3.0 inch 921,000-dot transflective Xtra Fine LCD monitor. However, the viewfinder on the A850 provides only 98% frame coverage against A900’s 100%.

Sony DSLR-A550

8.8 Rating

A capable DSLR camera for photo enthusiasts who don’t require support for video recording.Following the release of the entry-level A230, A330 and A380 models in May, Sony announced two slightly more advanced models – the A500 and A550 – in late August at the same time as it unveiled its advanced DSLR-A850 model. We’ve already reviewed the A230, A380 and A850 so it’s interesting to look at the ‘intermediate’ A550, which is pitched at photographers who want a capable, high-resolution DSLR without paying the high price demanded for the ‘full-frame’ models.