8 Entry Level Semi Professional DSLR Comparison by Canon vs. Nikon

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Also known as consumer DSLR or semi-pro cameras, these entry level digital cameras are ideal for beginners. If you’re unsure about photography, it is always a good idea to buy the cheapest DSLR and toy with it for 6 months. Unless money is not an issue, go for the mid range DSLR. Forget about megapixels, go for ISO and FPS.

Canon Versus Nikon Entry Level Semi Professional DSLR Comparison

Note: Salesman loves to recommend Pentax, Samsung or Olympus; they will tell you how wonderful these DSLR are compare to Canon and Nikon. Remember, the reason why they are recommending Pentax is because of the commission, which is usually 3 times higher than Canon or Nikon. I can’t be certain about Sony’s commission.

 ProcessorPixelsFocus
Points
ISOMediaFPS
Canon
7D
Dual DIGIC 41819100-12,800CF8
Canon
60D
DIGIC 4189100-12,800SDXC5.3
Canon
600D
Rebel T3i
Kiss X5
DIGIC 4189100-12,800SDXC3.7
Canon
1100D
Rebel T3
Kiss X50
DIGIC 412.19100-6400SDXC3
Nikon
D300S
EXPEED12.351200-3200CF
SD
SDHC
7
Nikon
D7000
EXPEED 216.239100-6400SD
SDHC
SDXC
6
Nikon
D5100
EXPEED 216.211100-6400SD
SDHC
SDXC
4
Nikon
D3100
EXPEED 214.211100-3200SD
SDHC
SDXC
3

Buying Digital SLR Cameras

Here is a very good buying guide, must watch!

DSLR Camera Failure Rates

It appears that Panasonic Lumix has the best reliability among all, but the limited number of lens and picture quality is the reason why people go for Canon and Nikon. For the full article, read – DSLR And Compact Digital Camera Failure Rates Chart

Canon, Nikon, Sony, Casio And Lumix Digital Camera Failure Rates

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10 comments on “8 Entry Level Semi Professional DSLR Comparison by Canon vs. Nikon

  1. Jimmy
    Jimmy April 12, 2013 at 2:07 am - Reply

    Best semi-pro DSLRs 2013? thanks

  2. ZamZam
    ZamZam April 12, 2013 at 2:08 am - Reply

    I have been thinking of buying a Semi-Pro camera.

    • peipei
      peipei April 12, 2013 at 2:09 am - Reply

      Semi Pro DSLR tripod with ballhead

  3. Richi Jennings
    Richi Jennings April 12, 2013 at 2:08 am - Reply

    Which DSLR Camera To Buy? Canon, Nikon or Sony?

    • Wales
      Wales April 12, 2013 at 2:09 am - Reply

      Probably the best semi-pro dslr you can buy today is Nikon, Nikon rocks!!!!

  4. Varun Krish
    Varun Krish April 12, 2013 at 2:09 am - Reply

    Entry level vs semi-professional digital SLR

  5. Niall Magennis
    Niall Magennis April 12, 2013 at 2:10 am - Reply

    improve my photography skills

  6. Muhammad
    Muhammad April 12, 2013 at 2:10 am - Reply

    i am new, which is the best semi professional camera for beginners and cheap too?

  7. Denise OBerry
    Denise OBerry April 12, 2013 at 2:10 am - Reply

    what about Nikon P100 Semi-Professional?

  8. Karen
    Karen April 12, 2013 at 2:11 am - Reply

    We will be talking about point and shoot cameras vs DLSR

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