If you want more flexibility with the photos you take, or you want to upgrade your compact camera, then you are probably looking for a ‘Bridge camera” or a Digital SLR camera. There’s some excellent bridge and digital slr’s out there, and below Iv’e chosen a selection of some of the best selling and most popular ones.
Canon EOS Rebel T3 12.2 MegaPixel With 18-55mm IS II Lens
New Technology for Outstanding Images.
12.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor and DIGIC 4 Image Processor for high image quality and speed.
Canon’s CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) sensor captures images with exceptional clarity and tonal range, and offers the most pixels in its class. It offers many of the same new technologies to maximize each pixel’s light gathering efficiency that were first seen with the professional EOS-1D Mark III model.
It’s an APS-C size sensor (22.2 x 14.8mm), and there’s an effective 1.6x increase in the lens’s marked focal length when attached.
12.2 MP CMOS sensor and DIGIC 4 Image Processor for high image quality and speed.
ISO 100 – 6400 for shooting from bright to dim light.
Improved EOS HD Movie mode with expanded recording and with in-camera video editing options.
High speed, reliable 9-point AF system utilizing a high precision, f/5.6 cross-type center point.
Enhanced metering with a 63-zone, Dual-layer metering system for accurate metering between exposures.
Nikon D3100 14.2 MegaPixel With 18-55mm Nikkor Zoom Lens
Nikon’s affordable, compact and lightweight D3100 digital SLR features a high-resolution 14-megapixel CMOS DX sensor, high-quality 3x NIKKOR 18-55mm VR image stabilization zoom lens and intuitive onboard assistance including the learn-as-you grow Guide Mode.
Capture beautiful pictures and amazing Full HD 1080p movies with sound and full-time autofocus.
Easily capture the action other cameras miss with a fast start up time, split-second shutter release, 3 frames per second shooting and 11-point autofocus.
Lens: 5-Year Warranty (1-Year International + 4-Year USA Extension).
14.2-megapixel DX-format CMOS image sensor; 3-inch monitor with One-Touch Live View shooting and movie capture
Includes 3x 18-55mm Zoom-NIKKOR VR Image Stabilization lens
Full 1080p HD Cinematic Video with full-time autofocus and sound
Easy-To-Use Nikon Guide Mode with intuitive controls and on-board assistance
Capture images to SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards (not included)
Sony A390L Digital SLR With 18-55/55-200MM II Lenses
The Sony A390 is a new 14 megapixel DSLR camera featuring a restyled design to make it easier to use. That’s exactly what we said about the the A390’s predecessor, the A380, which had one of the most uncomfortable handgrips that we’ve ever used on a DSLR.
Sony have gone back to the drawing board and released the A390, essentially exactly the same as the A380 with a larger more traditional handgrip. The A390 retains all of its predecessor’s key features, with 14.2 megapixel sensor, a 2.7 inch tilting LCD screen, Live View, anti-dust system, ISO range of 100-3200, anti-shake system that’s built into the body, eye-start auto-focus system and Dynamic Range Optimiser.
Live View with Quick Auto Focus
SteadyShot INSIDE in-camera image stabilization
14.2 MP resolution for ultra-fine detail
Lightweight and stylish body for improved handling
Integrated on-screen Help Guide for easy operation
Panasonic Lumix FZ62 Bridge Camera
Conventional Digital Cameras use image sensor technology built around a CCD (Charge Coupled Device). However the demand for faster readout and lower power consumption has led to the development of MOS (Metal Oxide Semiconductor) sensors as the preferred technology to deliver the advanced features of today’s models.
Panasonic’s advanced 16 megapixel MOS sensor offers a digital readout from the sensor that supports Full HD video recording and high speed burst shooting. Also, due to a newly designed micro lens tube structure, light capture is maximised and picture noise greatly reduced.
x 24 Optical zoom
10fps burst Shooting
Nikon D5100 16.2 MegaPixel Camera With 18-55mm Nikkor Lens
The D5100 incorporates an amazing array of special effects for use when taking still pictures or recording D-Movie Full HD movies.
Selective Color isolates any color within the scene, capture details in places too dark for your own eyes using Night Vision, create bright, glowing images filled with atmosphere with High Key, emphasize the mood of a scene using Low Key, Miniature Effect makes a scene look like a miniature scale model and Color Sketch creates color outlines of the subject that are played back as a series of stills in a slide show.
Accessories: * EN-EL14 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery * MH-24 Quick Charger * DK-20 Rubber Eyecup; * UC-E6 USB Cable * EG-CP14 Audio Video Cable * AN-DC3 Camera Strap * DK-5 Eyepiece Cap * BF-1B Body Cap
BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cover * Nikon ViewNX 2 CD-ROM
3-inch, 921,000-dot Super-Density horizontal type Vari-Angle LCD Monitor
In-camera HDR (High Dynamic Range)
Stunning Full 1080p HD Movies with Full Time Autofocus
ISO Sensitivity: 100-6400 (Extended Mode: 100-25600)
Canon Rebel XSi 10.1 MP Digital SLR With 18-55mm Lens
Ideal for a wide range of photographers from first-time digital SLR users to veteran photo enthusiasts, the new Canon EOS Rebel XSi camera is designed to embody what you have come to expect from the EOS Rebel series ; a fast, non-intimidating, lightweight, easy-to-use camera that produces excellent images and starts emerging photographers off on the right foot.
Immediately, photographers will take notice of the camera’s Optical Image Stabilized kit lens for crisp focus, compensating for camera shake from unsteady hands or a moving vehicle.
The new Rebel model also incorporates Canon’s DIGIC III image processor, 10.1 megapixel CMOS sensor, Live View, Auto Lighting Optimizer, 7-point wide-area autofocus (AF) sensor and 3.0 frames per second continuous JPEG burst rate where the number of consecutive shots in a burst is only limited by the capacity of the flash memory card in the camera.
10.1-megapixel CMOS sensor captures enough detail for poster-size, photo-quality prints
DIGIC III image processor provides fast, accurate image processing; Live View Function
EOS Integrated Cleaning system and Canon-designed Self Cleaning Sensor Unit, plus Dust Delete Data Detection in included software
Stores images on SD/SDHC memory cards (not included)
Canon EOS Rebel T3i 18MP Digital Camera With EF-S 18-135mm Lens
The Canon 5169B005 includes the EOS Rebel T3i Digital SLR Camera and EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS type II Lens. This camera and lens will help photographers who are looking for an easy-to-use camera to create their next masterpiece.
The next in a long line of phenomenal compact DSLRs, the EOS Rebel T3i continues the Rebel tradition of easy operation, compact design and no-compromise performance. Featuring Canon’s newest DIGIC 4 Image Processor and an 18.0 Megapixel CMOS Image Sensor plus cutting-edge technologies like Full HD video recording, Live View shooting, Wireless flash photography and even a Vari-angle 3.0-inch LCD monitor, the EOS Rebel T3i offers the best of EOS photography in a compact package.
What’s in the box: Canon EOS Rebel T3i Digital Camera W/EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens, EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens, Front Lens Cap, Rear Dust Cap, Eyecup, Camera Body Cap, LP-E8 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1120mAh), LC-E8E Battery Charger, EW-100DB III Wide Strap, USB Interface Cable, AVC-DC400ST Stereo AV Cable, Battery Cover, EOS Digital Solution Disk, Software Instruction Manual CD, Camera Instruction Manual, Camera Warranty Card, Leaflet of Digital Learning Center Website, Macro Booklet, IS Booklet, Flash Booklet, Lens Warranty Card and Limited 1-Year Warranty.
Includes EOS Rebel T3i digital SLR camera and EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Type II Lens
3.0-inch Vari-Angle Clear View LCD; Built-in flash; Full HD movie mode at 1920 x 1080 resolution
DIGIC 4 Image Processor; Scene Intelligent Auto mode and Picture Style Auto incorporate EOS Scene Detection System
Compatible with full line of Canon EF and EF-S lenses
USB 2.0 terminal; Video out terminal: NTSC/PAL selectable; SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slot (card not included)
18.0 megapixel CMOS sensor; Eye-level SLR viewfinder
Olympus Evolt E500 10MP Digital Camera With 14-45mm Zuiko Lens
Designed to be used by photographers of any skill level, the E500′s compact, durable body is packed with Olympus innovations like the exclusive Dust Reduction System for spot-free photos, 8 million pixels of detail for bright and colorful images, a TruePic Turbo Image Processor for fast response time, and an easy-to-view 2.5-inch HyperCrystal LCD.
- 8-megapixel CCD captures enough detail for photo-quality 16 x 22-inch prints
- 2.5-inch HyperCrystal LCD display; 5 metering modes and built-in filters, including nine filters for black-and-white photography
- Exclusive dust-free technology for spot-free photos
- Lightweight ergonomic design; kit includes one 14-45mm f3.5-5.6 and one 40-150mm f3.5-4.5 Zuiko lens
- Powered by one lithium-ion battery; stores images on CF, Micro Drive, or xD Picture Cards
Nikon D7000 16.2MP DX Format Digital SLR With 18-105mm Nikkor Lens
Meet the new Nikon D7000, a camera ready to go wherever your photography or cinematography takes you. Experience stunning images with sharp resolution and smooth tonal gradation, thanks to the 16-megapixel DX-format CMOS image sensor and a powerful EXPEED 2 image processing engine. Take advantage of its wide ISO range of 100 to 6400 (expandable to 25,600) and its incredibly low levels of noise.
Expect your images tack-sharp and accurately exposed, thanks to the camera’s 39-point AF and Scene Recognition System using a 2,016-pixel RGB matrix metering sensor. And with an approx. 0.052-second release time lag and approx. 6 frames-per-second shooting, you won’t miss a moment.
What’s in the box: Nikon D7000 DSLR Camera Kit with Nikon 18-105mm DX VR Lens, Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens, EN-EL15 Lithium-Ion Battery, MH-25 Quick Charger, Camera Strap, USB Cable, Audio Video Cable, DK-5 Eyepiece Shield (Replacement), BM-11 LCD Monitor Cover, BF-1B Body Cap, BS-1 Hot-Shoe Cover, View NX 2 CD-ROM, User’s Manual and 1-Year Limited Warranty.
High Resolution 16.2 MP DX-format CMOS sensor
High Speed 6 frames per second continuous shooting up to 100 shots
Breathtaking Full 1080p HD Movies with Full Time Autofocus
Dynamic ISO range from 100 to 6400
Ground-breaking 2,016-pixel RGB (3D Color Matrix) exposure sensor
Pentax K-30 Weather Sealed 16MP Digital SLR With 18-135mm Lens
Encased in a compact fully weather sealed body, the Pentax K-30 digital SLR comes equipped with a host of advanced photographic tools for the easy creation of great pictures in any weather condition. This compact but solid Pentax K-30 digital SLR comes equipped with a host of advanced photographic tools for the easy creation of great pictures, while delivering high standards of image quality, data processing speed and operability.
Developed using the highly acclaimed Pentax K-7 as its base, the K-5 inherits the exceptional reliability, user-friendly operation, array of advanced features and compact, lightweight body of its predecessor. However, it is more resourceful and flexible in photographic expression.
Combining a new high-speed, low-noise CMOS image sensor it produces super-high-resolution, rich-gradation digital images with approximately 16.3 effective megapixels, even when shooting in the continuous shooting mode at a maximum speed of approximately 6 images per second. It also offers an extra-wide sensitivity range between ISO 100 and ISO 25600 (when expanded via a custom function) and full HD-proportion movie recording at 1920 x 1080p @30/25/24 fps w/h.264 compression to expand the boundaries of high-quality visual presentation.
In camera sensor shift image stabilization that allows usage with any K-mount lens. Adding other improvements and refinements–such as a faster autofocusing speed, an upgraded HDR (High Dynamic Range) function now usable in handheld shooting, and better operability through an overall review of the design and shape of all components – the K-30 is designed to be more functional and maneuverable in every detail, and in its response to the demands of the photographer in any weather condition.
6 MP APS-C CMOS sensor
Full weather sealing for worry-free use in any weather condition; Rugged coldproof design for sub-freezing use (-10C, 14F)
Full 1080p30 HD video features h.264 compression, flexible exposure control, and HDR finishing options
Advanced SAFOX IXi+ autofocus engine features AF assist lamp, light source sensor, and improved optical components
3-inch LCD is wide angle viewable, and features 921,000 dots of resolution
Pentax X-5 silver 16 Digital Camera with 26x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom with 3-Inch LCD (Silver)
Pentax X-5 silver 16 Digital Camera with 26x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom with 3-Inch LCD (Silver)”
Within its compact, easy-to-carry body, the PENTAX X-5 features a high-magnification optical 26-times zoom lens offering focal-length coverage from 22.3mm ultra-wide angle to 580mm super telephoto (in the 35mm format).
Coupled with the 1cm Macro mode, which lets the photographer capture dramatic close-up images of a subject from just one centimetre away, it offers quick, effortless shooting in a wide range of photographic situations. It also provides the Intelligent Zoom function, which extends the camera’s zoom coverage to approximately 187.2 times (for a focal length of 4174mm in the 35mm format) without compromising image quality.
26 x Wide Angle Zoom Bridge Camera
Full HD (1080p) Video
Back Illuminated 16MP CMOS Sensor
Sensor Shift Shake Reduction System
Sony Alpha SLT-A65VK Digital SLR With 18-55mm Lens and Accessory Kit
Take your photography to the next level with this SLT-A65 DSLR camera and included 18-55mm zoom lens. Featuring Sony’s groundbreaking Translucent Mirror Technology, you can focus and shoot simultaneously for fast, precise performance and continuous shooting of up to 10 frames per second, complete with continuous auto focus.
View setting adjustments in real time with a Tru-Finder OLED electronic viewfinder, and choose from three HD movie modes “super-smooth 60p, standard 60i or richly cinematic 24p “to optimize the look and feel of your videos (records in 29-minute segments).
Sony 16 Gigabyte SDHC Secure Digital Memory Card – Replacement NP-FM500H Battery Pack – USB Card Reader
Sony Large System Case – Memory Card Wallet – 6ft. Gold Tipped HDMI-Mini HDMI Cable
SLR Camera Tutorial DVD – Full Size 57-inch Tripod – Package of LCD Screen Protectors
Deluxe Cleaning and Care Kit – Lens Pen Cleaning Tool – Lens Cap Keeper
Canon EOS 5D Mark III 22.3MP Full Frame Digital SLR With EF 24- 105mm Lens
The Canon EOS 5D Mark III 22.3MP Digital SLR Camera with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens gives supercharged EOS performance and full frame, high-resolution image capture and is designed to perform. Special optical technologies like 61-Point High Density Reticular AF and extended ISO range of 100-25600 make this it ideal for shooting weddings in the studio, out in the field and great for still photography.
Professional-level high definition video capabilities includes a host of industry-standard recording protocols and enhanced performance that make it possible to capture beautiful cinematic movies in EOS HD quality. A 22.3 Megapixel full-frame Canon CMOS sensor, Canon DIGIC 5+ Image Processor, and shooting performance up to 6.0fps provide exceptional clarity and sharpness when capturing rapidly-unfolding scenes.
Additional technological advancements include an Intelligent Viewfinder, Canon’s advanced iFCL metering system, High Dynamic Range (HDR), and Multiple Exposure.
Newly designed 22.3 Megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor, 14-bit A/D conversion, wide range ISO setting 100-25600 (L:50, H1: 51200, H2: 102400) for shooting from bright to dim light and next generation DIGIC 5+ Image Processor for enhanced noise reduction and exceptional processing speed.
New 61-Point High Density Reticular AF including up to 41 cross-type AF points with f/4.0 lens support and 5 dual diagonal AF points (sensitive to f/2.8).
iFCL Metering with 63 zone dual-layer metering sensor that utilizes AF and color information for optimizing exposure and image quality.
EOS HD Video with manual exposure control and multiple frame rates (1080: 30p (29.97) / 24p (23.976) / 25p, 720: 60p (59.94) / 50p, 480: 30p (29.97) / 25p) with 4 GB automatic file partitioning (continuous recording time 29 minutes 59 seconds), selectable “All i-frame” or IPB compressions, embedded timecode, manual audio level control while recording, and headphone terminal.
3.2-inch Clear View II LCD monitor, 170° viewing angle, 1,040,000-dot VGA, reflection; magnesium-alloy body with shutter durability tested up to 150,000 cycles, enhanced dust-and-weather resistance, and updated EOS Integrated Cleaning system for improved vibration-based dust removal.
22.3 megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor
3.2-inch clear view II TFT LCD monitor
DIGIC 5+ image processor
Up to 6 fps continuous shooting
Includes the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens with image stabilizer technology
Nikon D600 24.3 MP CMOS FX Format Digital SLR With 24-85mm AF-S Nikkor Lens
Passionate photographers who seek exceptional full-frame, high-resolution performance rely on Nikon FX-format HD-SLRs. For the first time ever, that level of performance is available in a compact, affordable HD-SLR. D600’s 24.3 megapixel FX-format CMOS sensor captures every detail with lifelike sharpness.
Its EXPEED 3 processing system manages all that data with remarkable speed and accuracy, enabling up to 5.5 fps continuous shooting at full resolution. And the lowlight performance synonymous with Nikon is again proven deserved—shoot crystal clear images from ISO 100 to 6400, expandable down to 50 and up to 25600 for extreme situations.
Nikon’s most compact FX-format HD-SLR
Newly developed 24.3 MP FX-format CMOS sensor
Share D600 images with the optional WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter (sold seperately)
Cinema-quality Full HD (1080p)
Compatible with all NIKKOR lenses, FX and DX formats
Canon EOS 6D 20.1MP Full Frame Digital SLR With 24-105mm IS Lens
The compact and lightweight EOS 6D full-frame digital SLR camera features a 20.2 Megapixel Full-Frame CMOS sensor, a wide ISO range of 100–25600, expandable to L: 50, H1: 51200, and H2: 102400, for incredible image quality even in low light, and a DIGIC 5+ Image Processor.
The camera also has a new 11-point AF including a high-precision center cross-type AF point with EV -3 sensitivity, continuous shooting up to 4.5 fps, and Full HD video with manual exposure control, multiple frame rates, and the benefits of a Full-Frame sensor provides stunning performance and creative flexibility.
The built-in Wi-Fi transmitter allows you to wirelessly transfer your images to social networking sites through CANON iMAGE GATEWAY, or upload virtually anywhere from your iOS or Android smartphone with the free download of the EOS Remote app.
20.2 MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor DSLR and EF24-105mm f4L IS USM Lens
11 Point AF points, 63-zone Dual-Level Metering Sensor
Canon iMAGE GATEWAY to Share and Upload Photos Anyhwere on iOS or Android Devices with Free EOS Remote Application
Built-in GPS Receiver and Wi-Fi Transmitter
Memory Cards: SD?SDHS/SDXC, and Ultra High-Speed (UHS-I) cards
Canon EOS 60D 18MP Digital SLR With 18-200mm Zoom Lens
With the new EOS 60D DSLR, Canon gives the photo enthusiast a powerful tool fostering creativity, with better image quality, more advanced features and automatic and in-camera technologies for ease-of-use.
It features an improved APS-C sized 18.0 Megapixel CMOS sensor for tremendous images, a new DIGIC 4 Image Processor for finer detail and excellent color reproduction, and improved ISO capabilities from 100 – 6400 (expandable to 12800) for uncompromised shooting even in the dimmest situations.
The new Multi-control Dial enables users to conveniently operate menus and enter settings with a simple touch. The EOS 60D also features an EOS first: A Vari-angle 3.0-inch Clear View LCD (1,040,000 dots) monitor for easy low- or high-angle viewing. An improved viewfinder, a number of new in-camera creative options and filters, plus HDMI output for viewing images on an HDTV all make the EOS 60D invaluable for the evolving photographer. With continuously curved surfaces, user-friendliness and exuding solidity and refinement, the EOS 60D is true digital inspiration!
ISO 100 – 6400 (expandable to 12800) for shooting from bright to dim light.
Improved EOS HD Video mode with manual exposure control, expanded recording and more.
5.3 fps continuous shooting up to approx. 58 Large/JPEGs and 16 RAW.
Sony A77VM 24.3MP Translucent Mirror Digital SLR With 18-135mm Lens
Exclusive Translucent Mirror Technology DSLR with 18-135mm kit lens provides superb still and video capture performance.
World’s fastest shooting DSLR. Get action photos, HD Movies and Live View shots that other cameras miss, thanks to Sony’s exclusive Translucent Mirror Technology. Enjoy 24.3 megapixel resolution—with the world’s fastest shooting— up to 12 frames per second—and the world’s first OLED electronic viewfinder.
24.3 megapixels with Sony’s Exmor HD APS sensor
Translucent Mirror Technology accelerates AF performance
Nikon D800 Digital SLR (Body Only)
Hold in your hands an HD-SLR able to capture images rivalled only by those produced with a medium-format camera: extremely low noise, incredible dynamic range and the most faithful colours. Meet the Nikon D800, a 36.3 megapixel FX-format HD-SLR for professional photographers who require end results of the highest quality, who demand superior performance, speed, handling and a fully integrated imaging system.
For cinematographers and multimedia professionals, 36.3 MP means true 1080p HD cinematic quality video and includes inputs for stereo microphones and headphones, peak audio meter display, DX crop mode to maximize NIKKOR lens selection and angle of view and much more.
36.3 megapixel FX-format (full-frame) CMOS sensor with high signal-to-noise ratio, wide dynamic range and 12-channel readout
ISO 100–6400: extendable up to 25,600 (equivalent) and down to 50 (equivalent).
4 fps consecutive shooting in FX/5: 4 crop modes. 5 fps in 1.2x/DX crop modes. Up to 6fps when using MB-D12 battery grip in DX crop mode.
Multi-CAM3500FX 51-point AF system: individually selectable or configurable in 9-point, 21-point and 51-point coverage settings. Sensitive down to -2 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F).
Multi-area D-Movie records FX- and DX-format Full HD (1080p) movies in 30p, 25p and 24p. Max recording time approx. 29 minutes 59 seconds. Offers uncompressed HDMI output to external devices and high-fidelity audio control
Fujifilm Finepix HS30EXR Digital Camera
FinePix 16 MegaPixels Bridge Camera with 30x Optical Zoom & 1080 HD Movie Mode. 3.0″ LCD Monitor. Long-life new Li-ion Battery.
The FinePix HS30EXR is the latest in a long line of market-leading bridge cameras by Fujifilm. The HS30EXR has a new EXR-CMOS sensor, a crystal clear 920,000 dot electronic viewfinder, a massive 30x optical zoom, and a powerful lithium-ion battery to keep you going for up to 600 shots.
16MP EXR CMOS Sensor
30x Fujinon Manual Optical Zoom
3 Inch Tilting LCD Screen
Full HD Movie
Raw File Option