You want a DSLR for between u00a3800 and u00a31000. Here is a list of our favourites

DSLR cameras for between £800 and £1000:

Pentax K7Pentax K-7

The K-7 is, without a doubt, the best DSLR that Pentax has ever produced.

It’ll please existing Pentax users who may be looking for faster performance, better autofocus or even a fairly solid movie mode to add to the fray.

Whilst the K10D has held strong for many users, the K20D only marginally brushed up upon this as an upgrade. As a result, many didn’t part with their cash so soon for effectively so little – but the K-7 tidies this up once and for all and will see you tempted to reach for the piggy bank.


14 megapixelsHas a maximum ISO of 6400Has a manual exposure modeHas HD videoHas a large LCD screenHas built-in anti shakeHas a built-in flashTakes sd media cards 

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Canon EOS 50D

Canon EOS 60D

Being sealed within a weather proof
casing, which allows for shooting in virtually any conditions, makes the
EOS 60D the perfect on location camera for those occasions when the
heavens open. 

Having a 18MP sensor and an impressive feature list, including an up to 12800 ISO range, also makes it a recommended purchase.


 18 MegapixelsHas a maximum ISO of 12800Has a manual exposure modeHas a large LCD screenHas a built-in flashTakes sd media cards

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