The best digital SLRs for beginners

We've rounded up some beginner-friendly SLR cameras from Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Pentax and Sony

A digital SLR camera is a must-have for anyone serious photography. You can get much better picture quality out of a digital SLR than a compact camera, along with the ability to manually control every facet of the exposure. The removable lens system means you can swap and change lenses as you please; you could put on a big zoom lens for when you're out and about, or you can put on a versatile mid-range lens for when you are taking shots around the house. In this round-up we've selected what we think are the best digital SLRs for beginners from Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Pentax and Sony, taking in to consideration ease of use, price and picture quality.

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Olympus E-620

Between the excellent Live View mode, the pop-out LCD screen and the art modes, the Olympus E-620 is a lot of fun to use. We recommend it if you want a compact digital SLR camera that’s not hard to use and which doesn’t compromise on advanced features. It will produce vibrant, clear and well-defined shots.

  • Review Date:
  • Reviewer:
  • Manufacturer:
  • 28th May, 2009
  • Elias Plastiras
  • Olympus
  • Rating:
  • Price:
  • 4.50
  • $ 1,299.00
  • Pros:
  • Fun to use, excellent low-light performance, excellent Live View mode, compact size, intuitive menu system, built-in art modes do a good job
  • Cons:
  • Slow high-quality burst mode, will overheat if Live View is used for hours on end
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