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In the first version of this article, I reviewed the best Nikon SLR cameras. Today it occurred to me to give the article a facelift since many of the cameras that it proposed had already been discontinued.
So with the invaluable help of Alexa, today I bring you an updated version of what are, in my humble opinion, the best of Nikon when it comes to SLR cameras.
To begin with, I want to clarify that the concept of the best camera is a bit relative, there is no such thing as the best camera . In fact, the same camera may be the best option for one person and not for another, that depends on what each of us is looking for in a camera, our demands, our budget, etc.
BEST NIKON DSLR CAMERAS FOR VIDEO SHOOTING
Let’s see, then, the options we have camera for portraits:
Best Video Shooting Camera (NIKON D3500)
This is undoubtedly one of my favorite SLR cameras. The Nikon D3500 is Nikon Flagship regarding reflex camera initiation refers.
An ideal SLR for the amateur who is going to have his first time with an SLR camera. It is a small, light, and easy-to-use camera (with a guide mode that accompanies you in the learning process), but at the same time very complete in features.
Its ease of use makes it a perfect choice for the beginning photographer, in addition to its technical characteristics that place it at the level of top-class SLR cameras: with a 24-megapixel sensor, 11 autofocus points, and 5fps, Live View mode, Full HD video recording, ISO sensitivity of 100-25600 (ideal for scenes with very low light) and a guide mode designed to help you learn to take photos even if you do not know the SLR world a priori.
Best Cheap Video Shooting Camera (NIKON D5600)
The next higher step. Designed for photographers looking for a camera beyond the initiation phase. The Nikon D5600 has 24.2 megapixels of resolution, video recording in High Definition (Full HD), but also 39 autofocus points (9 crosses), it is distinguished by a 3.2-inch screen and a viewing angle of 170º, which helps when taking a selfie, a family portrait, or simply to photograph from angles from which we normally could not see the screen.
It has built-in extra functions that allow you to get more out of our photographic sessions or getaways: Wi-Fi, GPS, among many other options.
It also boasts very good appraisals from its current owners.
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Best Affordable Video Shooting camera (NIKON D7500)
We could call it the most professional of the beginner SLR cameras. And it is that the Nikon D7500, without being considered a properly professional camera, is classified by Nikon as the most advanced of its SLRs for the amateur user.
Its features include its 20.9-megapixel resolution, it’s up to 8fps, its automatic focus system of no less than 51 focus points, its ISO range of 100 to 51200, or its vertical folding screen.
One of the features that impress me the most about this camera is the number of customizable buttons it offers. In addition to the traditional buttons to control common settings, the camera allows you to assign specific functions to certain buttons. Why is this useful? Well, because it saves you a lot of time when activating the most frequent functions that you need.
And last but not least, this camera records in 4k, which video lovers will surely appreciate
Best Top Rated Nikon Camera for Video Shooting (NIKON D610)
In our list of the best Nikon SLR cameras, we could not miss a representative of the so-called FX format. FX-format cameras are practically professional cameras. They have a large, huge sensor, similar in size to the film used in analog photography (35mm). The beauty of these large sensor cameras is that, in addition to superior image quality, they take advantage of a larger physical area of the lens.
If the term FX didn’t even sound familiar to you, I hardly recommend this camera. I see it more for the professional photographer, or even the more advanced hobbyist, who has been with an entry-level SLR for some time, or at an intermediate level, and already needs professional-class features.
In terms of features, the Nikon D610 stands out, as we said, its large FX-format sensor, 24-megapixel resolution, Full HD video recording, 39 autofocus points, Wi-Fi connectivity, among other functions.
Best Rated Nikon Camera for Video Shooting (NIKON D750)
This is a Full Frame camera for very advanced amateurs (and even professionals) who have fallen short of their camera, as it requires knowledge and good prior photographic experience.
It has a 24MP FX sensor, a burst rate of up to 6.5 fps, Full HD video recording at 1080 / 60p, Wi-Fi, 51 focus points that allow you fantastic detection and tracking of objects, and unlimited continuous shooting, all in a relatively compact size for an SLR in this range.
Also interesting is its folding screen (not always seen by semi-professional or professional cameras), double SD card slot, and sealed body.
A PERSONAL OPINION?
Remember that there is no one best camera for everyone. There is an ideal camera for you. If you are looking for a Nikon DSLR, your ideal camera is surely one of the 4 that I just reviewed above. The thing is to hit that photographic better half of yours
If you ask me for an opinion, I will tell you that if you are starting in photography, you had not dealt with an DSLR before and you want something simple, but with excellent performance, perhaps the Nikon D3500 is the best option in your case. If you want a slightly more advanced SLR, the Nikon D5600 is another great option.
If you are, on the other hand, an already started photographer and looking to take a leap with your photographic equipment, depending on your budget, the Nikon D7500 and D610 are your two options.
Hope you found today’s article helpful. Good luck with the choice. Oh, and as always, if you’ve enjoyed this read I’d appreciate a Like on Facebook, Twitter or Google+.