Best Digital SLR Camera – August 2009

2009 is a fantastic time to buy a new digital slr camera thanks to advances in technology. Features that used to be on high end cameras are now making their way down to entry level digital slr cameras. To help you find the best digital slr camera for August 2009 we have created a list of 5 of the top cameras. Check out out digital slr camera comparison below.

Canon Digital Rebel XSi

Canon-Digital-Rebel-XSiTop of the list we have the classic Canon Digital Rebal XSi that has been a top seller for well over a year. It has a 12.2 megapixel sensor and this version comes with the kit (18-55mm f/3.5-5.6) IS zoom lens. With it being a Digital SLR it allows you to swap and change from a huge amount of lenses that you can buy depending on the type of photography you want to achieve. The Xsi Rebel has a large 3.0 inch LCD display. It uses the DIGIC III image processor to provide fast and accurate processing of the images. Also the DIGIC III allows for quick focus and a fast frame rate. Due to SLR cameras being capable of being opened to the elements, the Xsi has an integrated self cleaning system which vibrates the sensor to drop dust from it’s surface. This camera supports SD/SDHC memory cards which are not included (so make sure you add one if buying it).

The Canon EOS range of cameras like this one are full of features and take excellent shots. Well worth the money if your after an entry level DSLR.

Buy_NowCost $631.89 (Sale price with 16% saving. Price includes the camera and the 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens Kit)

Canon EOS Rebel T1i

Canon-EOS-Rebel-T1iThe Canon EOS Rebel T1i is another, slightly higher spec, entry level Digital SLR camera. It is more advanced than the XSi listed above, but also has a slightly higher price tag to reflect that. The T1i has a 15.1 megapixel CMOS sensor and uses the more advanced DIGIC 4 image processor. This particular camera comes supplied with the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS kit lens although this option can be removed if you wish allowing you to purchase your own lens. The T1i can capture full HD video at a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and also has a HDMI output to let you connect it to your HDTV. It has a 3.0 inch Clear View LCD screen and also features Live View allowing you to see on the screen what you are about to capture. Again, this camera uses the SD/SDHC type of memory cards which are not included in the sale price but can be picked up for relativly cheap.

Buy_NowCost $809.95 (Sale price. Price is for the Camera and the 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens Kit)

Nikon D60 Digital SLR

Nikon-D60Next in the list of best digital slr cameras is the Nikon D60. The D60 has a 10.2 megapixel sensor and includes the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G vibration reduction lens to get you started. On the back of the camera is a 2.5 inch LCD screen that can rotate automatically depending on the rotation of your camera. The D60 SLR can capture images at 3 frames per second if needed. To keep the insides clear of dust the D60 has an internal Air Flow control.

The Nikon D60 uses SD or SDHC memory cards to capture and store images. As with most Digital SLR cameras, the memory card is not included but are relativly cheap to add to the sale.

Nikon are another huge name in photography and the D60 is another camera which will set you off on the right footing.

Buy_NowCost $539.95

Nikon D90 Digital SLR

Nikon-D90The camera in 4th place is another Nikon. This time it’s the Nikon D90 which is a slight step-up from the D60 listed above. The D90 features a 12.3 megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor to capture images on to. A 5.8x zoom lens is included in the kit (AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens). The D90 is capable of capturing HD video at 24 frames per second as well as sound. It’s a fantastic camera and is a very good start in to DSLR photography. On the back of the camera you will find a 3 inch LCD display. As with most other cameras, it takes an SD/SDHC card but the card is not included.

The D90 does venture out of the entry level range though as it costs just over $1000. However, you will not go wrong if you purchase this camera.


Canon Rebel XS

Canon-Rebel-XSLast in the list of digital slr cameras is the Canon Rebel XS. The camera features a 10.1 megapixel sensor allowing it to capture photos that can be printed poster size. On the back is a 2.5 inch LCD display. The camera includes the standard kit lens (EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS) that allows you to get going right away. The Rebel XS uses the Digic III image processor that allows for accurate image processing as well as a live view function. With the camera being an EOS camera, it also has the integrated cleaning system to knock dirt off the sensor. As with other cameras an SD/SDHC memory card is required to capture images, but they are relativly cheap.



The 5 listed cameras are a very good start if you are moving in to the world of digital SLR photography. Both Canon and Nikon deserve to make it on the list and both manufacturers create some of the best SLR cameras available.

A full list of the best digital slr cameras can be found here.

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