Gear Guide

Top 5 Nikon DSLR Cameras

Today Digital SLR cameras are very popular worldwide and thats cause they have big sensors, give us the most megapixels options and are compatible with a huge amount of high quality lenses. Nikon as one of leading brands in photography, developed different categories of dslr cameras starting with affordable entry level cameras for hobby photographers and of cause ending with cameras for professionals. We are picked the Top 5 of them to present it to you, let’s see them one by one starting with best as first.

Nikon D850

The new monster of Nikon named D850, was announced at 24.08.2017 by making the Canon starting warring about their first place on the market. With 45.7 megapixels, fast buffering speeds, superior auto-focus, high resolution LCD screen, and battery life enough for over than 1800 shots (wedding project with one load ???), it could be not other than the absolute TOP Dslr of the market.

Total score 100%
  • Announcement Date: 24-08-2018
  • Average Price – 3,000€ (on Ebay)
  • 46MP – Full frame BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • No Anti-aliasing (AA) filter
  • Nikon F Mount
  • 3.2 Tilting Screen
  • Optical (pentaprism) viewfinder
  • 7.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 9 fps with MB-D18 battery grip
  • Built-in Wireless
  • Support for UHS Memory Cards
  • Weight/Size – 1015g. 146 x 124 x 79 mm
  • Weather Sealed Body
  • Number of Focus Points – 153
  • Number of Cross Type Focus Points – 99
  • Min Focus Sensitivity – EV -4
  • LCD Screen Resolution – 2.359k dots
  • Max Shutter Speed – 1/8000s
  • Battery Life – 1840 shots
  • Color Depth – 26.4
  • Dynamic Range – 14.8
  • Max Video Resolution – 3840 x 2160
  • ISO – 64 – 25600 ( expands to 32-102400)
  • Flash Sync Port
  • Microphone Port
  • Headphone Port
  • NFC Connection
  • Bluetooth
  • Smartphone Remote Control
  • Focus Bracketing
  • Illuminated Buttons
  • 8K Timelapse mode
  • Autofocus at f/8 aperture with Teleconverter – 15 point
  • Face Detection Focus

The Nikon D850 is great camera for any type of photography. If you have enough budget (3,000€), then definitely we suggest to go for it, you will not regret it.

Nikon D750

The Nikon D750 was announced at 12.09.2014, here is safe to say that these camera is still one of the top in the market. Main reason for that is the price, on the average price of 1200€ Nikon D750 is the most affordable full frame camera by providing many amazing features at the same time. If you are on medium budget level but need a professional quality then these camera is your best option. Nikon D750 have smaller resolution in compare to the 2 big brothers of the category (D850, D810) by giving us 24,3 Megapixels, but this is more than enough for the most photographers.

Total score 94%
  • Announcement Date: 12.09.2014
  • Average Price – 1,200€ (on Ebay)
  • 24MP – Full frame CMOS Sensor
  • ISO 100 – 12800 ( expands to 50-51200)
  • Nikon F Mount
  • 2 Storage Slots
  • 3.2″ Tilting Screen
  • Optical (pentaprism) viewfinder
  • 6.5 fps continuous shooting
  • Built-in Wireless
  • Weight/Size – 840g. 141 x 113 x 78 mm
  • Weather Sealed Body
  • Color Depth – 24.8
  • Dynamic Range – 14.5
  • Max Video Resolution – 1920 x 1080
  • Good ISO high performance – 2956
  • Big Sensor Area – 35.66µm2
  • Focus sensitivity – EV-3
  • Autofocus at f/8 aperture with Teleconverter – 11 Points
  • Built-in Flash
  • External Flash Shoe
  • Face Detection Focus
  • Microphone Port
  • Headphone Port
  • Environmental Sealing
  • Smartphone Remote Control

If you are ready to make your first step in professional world of photography, then save some money and get the Nikon D750 as your first pro Dslr. It will serve your needs for long time, until you will start make really good money to afford the monsters like D850.

Nikon D7500

Next comes the Nikon D7500 that belongs more to the semi-pro cameras, although the quality of the images is really amazing. The modern features like articulating touch screen, Bluetooth, Wireless Connection, Smartphone Remote Control in combine with options from pro-category like Environmental Sealing, Shutter speed 1/8000s, Continuous Shooting of 8fps makes these Dslr the perfect combination for those who like modern features but looks also to the professional capabilities.

Total score 89%
  • Announcement Date: 12.04.2017
  • Average Price – 900€ (on Ebay)
  • 21MP – APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • ISO 100 – 51200 ( expands to 50-1640000)
  • Nikon F Mount
  • 3.2″ Tilting Screen
  • Optical (pentaprism) viewfinder
  • Continuous shooting – 8.0 fps 
  • Max Shutter Speed – 1/8000s
  • Weight/Size – 640g. 136 x 104 x 73 mm
  • Weather Sealed Body
  • Color Depth – 24.3
  • Dynamic Range – 14.0
  • Sensor Pixel Area – 17.85µm2
  • Max Video Resolution – 3840 x 2160
  • Focus sensitivity – EV-3
  • AE Bracketing Range – ±5 EV
  • Autofocus at f/8 aperture with Teleconverter – 1 Point
  • Battery Life – 950 Shots
  • Built-in Flash
  • External Flash Shoe
  • Face Detection Focus
  • Microphone Port
  • Headphone Port
  • Environmental Sealing
  • Bluetooth
  • Built-in Wireless
  • Smartphone Remote Control

For the price of 900€, we award the Nikon D7500 as the best camera for all conditions in semi-pro category. Modern, qualitative and affordable.

Nikon D5500

The Nikon D5500 follows at the 4th place and it belongs to enthusiast category. The reason why we choose the D5500 instead of the newest D5600 is mainly the price, with the difference of 100$ the D5500 give 99,9% the same features and options like D5600. These camera is tested from us in real conditions for long time and you can find many images posted on our blog that were taken with Nikon D5500. Main characteristics of these Dslr is the Modern features that it provides in combination with amazing image quality. Definitely a worth camera to start learning photography.

Total score 85%
  • Announcement Date: 12.04.2017
  • Average Price – 500€ (kit – on Ebay)
  • 24MP – APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • No Anti-aliasing (AA) filter
  • ISO 100 – 25600
  • Nikon F Mount
  • 3.2″ Fully Articulated Touch Screen
  • Optical (pentamirror) viewfinder
  • 5.0 fps continuous shooting
  • Max Shutter Speed – 1/4000s
  • Built-in Wireless
  • Weight/Size –  420g. 124 x 97 x 70 mm
  • Color Depth – 24.1
  • Dynamic Range – 14.0
  • Max Video Resolution –  1920 x 1080
  • Focus sensitivity – EV-1
  • Number of Focus Points – 39
  • Number of Cross Type Focus – 9
  • Sensor Pixel Area – 15.28µm2
  • Battery Life – 820 Shots
  • AE Bracketing Range – ±2 EV
  • Face Detection Focus
  • Timelapse Recording
  • Built-in Flash
  • External Flash Shoe
  • Face Detection Focus
  • Microphone Port

Hobby and enthusiasts photographers should start learning with these camera. At 500€ (kit) it is very affordable, have a lot of modern features, capture amazing photographs at 24 Megapixel and it is light weight that makes it also a preferable option for travelers ! 

Nikon D3400

We could not let out of the top list the Entry-level Nikon D3400. The most affordable camera of these list at average price of 400€ for the kit. Light weight, strong battery and amazing color depth are the main characteristic of these Dslr.

Total score 70%
  • Announcement Date: 17.08.2017
  • Average Price – 400€ (kit – on Ebay)
  • 24MP – APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • No Anti-aliasing (AA) filter
  • ISO 100 – 25600
  • Nikon F Mount
  • 3″ Fully Articulated Touch Screen
  • Optical (pentamirror) viewfinder
  • 5.0 fps continuous shooting
  • Max Shutter Speed – 1/4000s
  • Weight/Size –  395g. 124 x 98 x 76 mm
  • Color Depth – 24.8
  • Dynamic Range – 13.9
  • Max Video Resolution –  1920 x 1080
  • Battery Life – 1200 shots
  • Number of Focus Points – 11
  • Face Detection Focus
  • Timelapse Recording
  • Built-in Flash
  • External Flash Shoe
  • Face Detection Focus

Nikon D3400 have its place in the heart of the photographers with small budget. The resolution of 24 megapixels in combine with the mind blowing color depth of 24.8 keeps the quality of the images at high levels. If you are not shooting professionally, then these camera have it all you need to capture the beautiful moments of your life in pretty high quality.  

For detailed technical specifications of any camera we suggest to read the technical book or download it in .pdf format from the official website of Nikon. These topic is published as a general information collected from other sources, or personal experiences by using the gear for a certain amount of time and does not represent any official scoring of the products. 

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