Best DSLRs for £700
- Wed, 26 Sep 2012
As you're probably well aware, there's an enormous selection of cameras that cost less than £700. Although we can't really complain too much about the fact there's plenty of choice, it can make the job of finding a camera that's tailored to your requirements rather difficult.
If you're looking to upgrade from a basic point-and-shoot compact and are in search of better image quality, improved handling and faster performance, it's easy to be overwhelmed when there's hundreds of pounds lying on your decision. To make the process just that little bit less complicated, we've compared five of the hottest and most competitively priced cameras on the market right now to give you a better idea of which might be best suited for your needs.
Sitting just above entry-level DSLRs in the camera market are a selection of models which are aimed at users who'd like a few more perks than the cheapest models provide. Thanks to features from more expensive DSLRs filtering down to these types of camera over recent years you'll find they're better specified now than ever before. A couple of features that used to be exclusive to semi-pro and professional models were weather seals and high-resolution sensors - both of these are now found in affordable models and reinforces the point you're getting incredible value for money from these types of camera. Before we look at each camera one by one and then compare image quality, head to the next page where we'll explain the reasons for choosing these cameras and the key features they offer.