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What DSLR Suits You?

Looking to get a DSLR?  With so many options out there, choosing the right camera can truly be a daunting task.  Abe’s of Maine carries a huge selection of all levels of DSLRs, so we’ve put together this guide to help you on your decision.

Let’s take a look at some different cameras to determine which camera would best suit your photographic needs.

Is this your first DSLR?

If you’re just entering the world of using a Digital SLR, you’ll want to consider these cameras.  With their advanced features and user friendly interface, taking breathtaking photos can be as simple as the press of a button.

Canon EOS Rebel T1i:

One of Canon’s most popular cameras, the Rebel T1i is a 15.1 megapixel DSLR with a CMOS sensor, DIGIC 4 Image Processor, and a 3 inch Clear View, scratch resistant LCD. The T1i has full compatibility with EOS lenses and Speedlites. It also ads remarkable Full HD video capture at resolutions up to 1920 x 1080.

Canon EOS Rebel T2i:

The Canon EOS Rebel T2i brings professional EOS features into a convenient, lightweight Digital SLR that’s a joy to use. Featuring a class-leading 18.0 Megapixel CMOS Image Sensor, increased light sensitivity for low light photography, and an advanced HD Movie mode for gorgeous Full HD movies, the Canon Rebel T2i is simply the best Rebel Canon has ever created.

Nikon D3100:

The Nikon D3100 easily captures the action other cameras miss. It has a fast start up time, split-second shutter release, 3 frames per second shooting and an 11-point autofocus system. You can also select from 6 Automatic Exposure Scene Modes- Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close-up or Night Portrait, for stunning results in otherwise challenging conditions. With a sleek design, live mode, 1080p HD video, and in-camera guides, the Nikon d3100 is one of the best entry-level DSLRs on the market today.

Looking to up your game?

You’ve outgrown your first DSLR and are searching for a new camera that will take you to the next level. Maybe you’re looking for a camera that will grow with you as your photography skills expand.  These DSLRs offer you a full set of features sure to whet your photographic appetite.

Canon EOS 60D:

Digital Inspiration. That’s how the good folks at Canon define their EOS 60D DSLR Digital Camera Kit with Canon EF-S 18-135mm Lens. With a camera body that features an 18MP APS-C CMOS sensor, a 3 inch Clear View LCD, HD video capture, and an 18-135mm lens, among other mouth-watering features, perhaps you will agree.

Pentax K-r:

The successor to Pentax’s K-x, the Pentax K-r has it all. It’s a powerful DSLR with 12.4 Megapixels, HD video, and a 3 inch LCD display. The K-r accepts a Li-Ion battery; it also can be powered by AA batteries, which makes this camera unique. With Abe’s of Maine’s great pricing on the K-r, taking photos has never looked this good.

Advanced DSLRs

When it comes to features, quality and performance, these cameras are at the top of their class. Capturing still images other cameras could only dream of and unparalleled HD video, these cameras will please even the most seasoned photographer.

Canon EOS 7D:

The EOS 7D’s Intelligent Viewfinder is an entirely newly-designed technology. It provides 100% coverage and displays user-selected AF modes, not to mention a spot metering circle and on demand grid lines. The EOS 7D also captures Full HD video at 24p, 25p and 30p. It has an array of manual controls, including manual exposure during movie shooting and ISO speed selection. The EOS 7D features a magnesium alloy body that is dust and weather-resistant. It also has a shutter durability of up to 150,000 cycles. Compatible with over 60 EF and EF-S lenses as well as with many EOS System accessories, the creative opportunities are limitless.

Nikon D700:

Building on the immense success of the D3, the Nikon D700 offers professional-level performance and an extensive array of features and innovations in a comfortably nimble platform. In addition to the Nikon-original FX-format CMOS sensor, the D700 incorporates Nikon’s EXPEED Image Processing System. Nikon’s renowned 51-point auto focus system with 3D Focus Tracking and two Live View shooting modes allow photographers to frame a shot using the camera’s 3 inch high-resolution LCD monitor.

Mirrorless Cameras

Looking for a DSLR, but concerned about being weighed down by the bulk of a big lens and camera body?  Compact, sleek and ultra portable, these mirror-less interchangeable lens cameras don’t compromise on features or quality.

Sony Alpha NEX 5:

Get the performance of a DSLR, in about half the size and weight with the Sony Alpha NEX-5 interchangeable lens camera. Enjoy Full HD 1080/60i movies, astounding low-light pictures, continuous shooting up to 7p, incredible panorama shots, and Live View on a tilting 3 inch LCD.

Panasonic Lumix GF1:

The Panasonic GF1 is small enough to take anywhere yet sophisticated enough to take you as far into photography and movies as you want to go. The 4/3-type, 12.1 megapixel Live MOS sensor featured in the GF1 offers the best of both worlds.

These are just some of the great DSLR cameras we sell at Abe’s of Maine. Click here to check out all of the great deals we have this holiday season.

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