Nikon Digital SLR Guide

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Last year, I invited professional outdoor adventure photographer and longtime Nikon shooter Dan Bailey to give us an overview of the Nikon digital SLR line. He’s a longtime Nikon user and I couldn’t think of a better person to give us a snapshot (heh heh) of the 2011Nikon has introduced a bunch of new digital SLRs since 2011 and Dan did such a good job I invited him back to update this guide for 2012. Nikon DSLR family. I’ve organized the guide into three pages, this intro and then separate pages for full frame and crop sensor cameras. The cameras have been divided into FX (full frame) and DX (APS-C) format and then each camera has been given its own page. We hope this our Nikon DSLR Guide helps you find the right best Nikon digital SLR for your needs and budget. -Photo-John-

Thinking of buying a new Nikon camera? With some brand new models in the lineup, now is a great time to upgrade or get yourself a new body. However, with so many choices, it’s not always easy to decide which camera is right for you. That’s even true for me, a longtime professional shooter who’s been using Nikon cameras my entire career. Since I shoot primarily outdoors, I need a versatile body that’s somewhat compact and lightweight but also rugged enough to handle the toughest conditions. The camera I choose usually ends up being a compromise between size, weight, quality and price.

To help you narrow down your choices and figure out which camera has the best set of features and a price that matches your needs, here’s a quick rundown of current Nikon digital SLRs along with a little analysis of why you might consider one particular camera over another. To get started, just click on one of the cameras below to visit that DSLR page and learn more:


DX Format (APS-C) Cameras

Nikon D300s
Nikon D300s

$1699
Nikon D7000
Nikon D7000

$1199
Nikon D90
Nikon D90

$899
Nikon D5100
Nikon D5100

$649
Nikon D3200
Nikon D3200

$699
Nikon D3100
Nikon D3100

$649

FX Format (Full-Frame) Cameras

Nikon D4
Nikon D4

$5999
Nikon D3X
Nikon D3X

$7999
Nikon D3s
Nikon D3s

$5200
Nikon D800 / D800E
Nikon D800

$2999

The author, Dan Bailey, is a professional adventure, outdoor and travel photographer based in Anchorage, Alaska. Check out his photography eBook, Making The Image, follow his blog at danbaileyphoto.com/blog, and see his daily updates at facebook.com/danbaileyphoto.

 


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