Let’s take a look into the best DSLR cameras of the year 2014. This year was pretty much ground-breaking in the world of both hobby and professional photographers. Several major brands came out with some high-level improvements, such as the dual pixel focusing ability by Nikon and the full-frame cam of Sony whose A6000 was the first camera which contained this feature alongside the in-body image stabilization. 2014 was also the year when mirrorless technology was first introduced in the world of photography. Let’s see some of the key-players in terms of photography which really pushed the limits of high quality photo making.
Best 2014 entry level cameras for new-starters
Nikon D3200 and D3300
Nikon 3200 was released before 2014 but was chosen to be one of the best DSLR cameras for the year especially for beginners for several reasons. This is a high quality camera which doesn’t come for a sky-high price and most importantly it is not specialized for any specific sorts of photographs.
It’s perfect for new-starters to try a professional camera and test its limits. The camera offers superb image quality thanks to its 24 pixel sensor. This allows photographers to shoot some extra high quality images also thanks to its laser-sharp autofocus and exposure metering qualities. All of these are great for those who want their first camera to be a real quality one, which works with them for years.
Nikon 3200 got an upgrade as D3300, which was released in 2014. Nikon D3300 shares lots of qualities with its predecessor but it also introduces some key features which include a much speedier image processor (EXPEED 4) and a filter less sensor enabling an even sharper resolution. With the new carbon-fibre body this cam is lighter than the D3200. All in all, both the D3200 and the D3300 are a great choice for those who look for an overall great camera for start. As an important extra: it’s also really budget friendly, compared to its quality.
Although there are plenty of cameras to choose from, we would really like to emphasise on the price-value features of this great little camera, Nikon D610, which is just perfect for beginners. The reasons for that include the fantastic full-frame qualities which can really introduce someone to the world of high quality photography. Thanks to its large sensors, the photo quality is impeccable. The 24 megapixel sensor makes sure, once you buy this camera and start experimenting, you won’t let go of it for a few years, that’s for sure. This camera, regardless of its high qualities also comes for a surprisingly decent price, which is another reason why it’s a great choice for new-starters.
Canon EOS Rebel T5 (also called 1200D)
This is a real, fully professional camera which is just perfect for beginners, sporting dozens of useful features. This camera is great for travellers, hobby photographers and all those who would like to exercise professional photography. From among its top qualities we can emphasize on its 18 megapixel APS CMOS sensor, the DIGIC 4 processor. The cam sports a sensitivity range of ISO100 up to 6400 (further expandable up until ISO12800). The colour and the hue accuracy is also notable in this camera.
The autofocus is a 9 point system and there is an auto-select functionality, with which this camera has the ability to automatically choose the best settings for a chosen scene. This is intelligent Auto function which also has a specific guide included especially for beginners, to teach them how to use the camera. The T5 also sports an impressive LCD panel, a whopping 7 level brightness adjustment system and the video recording is 1080p. The value-for-price level of this cam is also above average.
Best 2014 camera for professionals
Pentax K3 DSLR
We would like to welcome you in the world of professional cameras for seasoned photographers with this outstanding model the Pentax K3 which was a big hit when it was released and it’s still one of the best cameras out there still today.
This model sports so many outstanding features, they would be really hard to enlist altogether, so we try to focus on the key features this time around. These include the sensor-shift shake reduction mechanism, which allows for an auto-adjustment and extensive fine tuning features. Further options include the moiré-reducing filter that can even nullify the effects of the hands’ shaking.
As for the key features there is the 24 megapixel APC-C CMOS sensor with a PRIME III imaging processor. The ISO sensitivity is extra-high with its 51200 it makes this machine excellent for taking low-light and flash-free photos. Which of course doesn’t mean the cam does not in fact have its own flash when needed. Other extras include the hi-tech exposure control and a 86000 pixel RGB light-metering sensor that’s been named the Real-Time Analysis System.
The cam sports a Safox 11 autofocus that’s armed with 27 sensors and an extra wide light sensitivity range that’s between -3EV to 18EV. This machine was made to work in extreme weather conditions. It functions perfectly up to minus 10 degrees.
Best 2014 value for money camera
There should be tons more cameras to enlist when we want to talk about the best pro cameras. But we cannot withhold ourselves from talking about the new Son A6000 which comes for an incredibly good price compared to its abilities and capabilities.
The cam’s opening price is USD 600. For this value you get a great mixture of pro features including a lightning-fast autofocus, incredibly high photo quality paired up with extra high resolution rate at a great dynamic rate. The video recording is also impressive. This camera is great for photographing moving objects or animals.