DSLR of the Year

Canon EOS 70D

2013 DSLR of the Year

Canon EOS 70D: £1070

There was a close battle for this year's best DSLR award, but the EOS 70D is our first choice over the impressive Nikon D7100.

Both DSLRs impressed on test, but our head-to-head review revealed that the 70D's on-chip phase detection AF, which uses two photodiodes for each pixel, helps transform the speed of focusing in Live View and when HD videos are being recorded. The level of detail that's resolved from the 20.2MP sensor can't be faulted either, while its 7fps shooting speed makes it ideal for freezing high-speed subjects in motion. Finished with a reassuring rubberised grip that gives it a very satisfying feel in the hand, the 70D is also Wi-fi equipped, allowing instant review of images on tablets and smartphones as well as remote control. In short, it's the best APS-C DSLR available.


Runners-up


Canon EOS 6D

Nikon D7100

Pentax K-50

Canon EOS 700D