Digital SLR: Compare features & prices
Displaying 1–3 of 3 Digital SLR
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|Price||£445.00 Best price found from 3 retailers||£297.00 Exclusive to 1 retailer||£399.00 Best price found from 4 retailers|
|Launch date||Jul 2011||Aug 2009||Oct 2010|
|Test Date||24 November 2011||26 November 2009||15 December 2010|
|System type||Micro four thirds (Panasonic Lumix, Olympus PEN)||Digital SLR||Digital SLR|
|Sensor size (inches)||1/1,17||1/0,9||1/0,9|
|Tested Lens (mm)||14-42mm||18 - 55 mmVR||18 - 55mm|
|Optical zoom range (mm)||28-84||27 - 82.5||27 - 82.5|
|Size (wxhxd) (cm)||14 x 7.5 x 9||13x10x15.5||12.5 x 9.5 x 14.5|
|Weight (g) with lens||526||850||851|
|Supplied battery||Custom-size rechargeable||Custom-size rechargeable||Custom-size rechargeable or AA|
|Image stabilisation||Yes (in body)||Yes (in kit lens)||Yes (in body)|
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|Date launched||2011 Jul-Dec||2009 Jul-Dec||2010 Jul-Dec|
|Test programme date||2010 - 2011 Test programme||Tested in 2009||2010 - 2011 Test programme|
|LCD width (mm)||63||58||60|
|LCD height (mm)||42||38||39|
|Direct Link to TV||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Compatible memory cards||SD SDHC MemStick CF||SDHC Card||SDHC|
|Shutter speed priority||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Max manually selectable ISO||12800||3200||25600|
|Flash strength adjustable||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Video and sound|
|Movie mode||1080p HD||No||720p HD|
|Stabilisation in Movie Mode||Yes||Yes|
|External Mic input||No||No|
|Shutter delay close||0.09||0.48||0.02|
|Shutter delay far||0.12||0.548||0.13|
|Start-up time (s)||3.08||0.85||0.68|
|Shot-to-shot time (single shot mode)||0.82||0.5||0.62|
|Shot-to-shot time (burst mode)||0.29||0.32||1.2|
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|Video sound quality|
|Low light video quality|
|Overall video quality|
|Face Detection effectiveness|
|Low light picture quality|
|Overall picture quality|
The type of camera system this model belongs to - different systems have different ranges of compatible lenses.
The measured effective resolution, in megapixels. This sometimes differs very slightly from the manufacturer's claimed figure.
Sensor size (inches)
Most condumer DSLRs have relatively similar sensor sizes. APS-C sized sensors are 1/0.9 inches, though four-thirds and micro four-thirds sensors are smaller, at 1/1.17 inches. Generally, larger sensors give better results in low light.
Optical zoom range (mm)
When the lens is fitted to this camera, the optical zoom changes.
Weight (g) with lens
With kit lens, lens cap, strap, battery and memory card.
Image stabilisation sharpens images that might otherwise be blurry (due to hand shake). Refers to built-in image stabilisation. Lenses sometimes have image stabilisation built-in. When the kit lens has image stabilisation, it is noted.
Test programme date
We change and improve our testing and scoring procedure on an annual basis, so cameras tested in different years aren't directly comparable
Live View lets you compose a shot on the LCD screen, previewing picture settings.
An HDMI output allows you to connect the camera to an HD TV to watch videos in high definition - you will also need an HDMI cable, which may not be included with the camera.
Face detection lets the camera intelligently focus on and expose faces detected within a shot - it only works in automatic mode, usually.
Useful when the autofocus doesn't work or focusses on the wrong thing. Manual focussing is done using the ring on the lens.
Max manually selectable ISO
Setting a high ISO setting helps you to achieve good dim light pictures, without flash. Noise increases though.
720p, 1080i and 1080p are all high definition recording resolutions, though 1080p, or 'full-HD' is more detailed and tends to be the smoothest.
Stabilisation in Movie Mode
Some DSLRs allow you to use the image stabiliser during movie recording, if there is a mechanical stabiliser in the lens or body of the camera.
External Mic input
Some DSLRs allow you to connect an external microphone to improve sound quality during movie recording
Shutter delay close
The time it takes for the camera to take the picture, after you have pressed the button from a completely unpressed position (as opposed to a half-pressed position which cuts shutter delay considerably). Subject is close.
Shutter delay far
The time it takes for the camera to take the picture, after you have pressed the button from a completely unpressed position (as opposed to a half-pressed position which cuts shutter delay considerably). Subject is farther away and lens is zoomed in.
Start-up time (s)
When you switch the camera on, there is usually a delay before the camera is ready to take a picture
Shot-to-shot time (single shot mode)
After taking a shot in single shot mode, there is usually a delay before the camera is ready to take the next shot. The time shown is the delay measured when no flash is used (this delay is normally longer).
Shot-to-shot time (burst mode)
Many cameras can take several shots a second in burst mode. Our test data is for the average time between sequential shots using a total burst of ten shots in a row.
We rate the speed and accuracy of the camera's autofocus system - this is dependent on the tested kit lens as well as the body of the camera.
A total score for the camera's speed in being ready to take a shot, its speed between shots, and how quickly it can autofocus and take a shot.
How well the camera's mechanical image stabiliser can compensate for trembling motions, reducing image blur.
Video sound quality
We judge the quality of sound captured on the camera's internal microphone.
Overall video quality
A total assessment of the camera's video quality in various lighting conditions, taking into account sharpness, focusing, colour accuracy and smoothness.
Face Detection effectiveness
We judge the camera's ability to intelligently focus and expose multiple faces at different distances. Not all DSLRs have face detection.
We judge the sharpness of photos taken over a variety of ISO settings and in different light conditions.
Low light picture quality
Some cameras perform much better than others in low light conditions. Poorer-performing cameras tend to display more graininess, and colours can be murky.
Overall picture quality
A total rating for the camera's picture quality based on our extensive testing.