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Best Digital Cameras for Serious/Professional Photographers

Last updated on 03/01/2011

When photography isn't just something you do when you go on a trip, but the reason for the trip itself, you've become a serious photographer. These Digital SLRs are the best available, and will allow you to take the absolute best photos possible; just remember, they require a lot of attention.
This is the big time. These digital SLR cameras require a lot of attention and patience, but your reward is breathtaking and stunning photographs that you could easily find hanging on the wall of a museum or in the pages of a glossy magazine. SLRs range from affordable, entry-level models to tremendous high-end models intended for serious professionals. Below, you'll find our selection of the best and most accessible digital SLRs for consumers, cameras that strike a fine balance between cutting-edge technology and bang-for-your-buck value.

Nikon D60
A Strong, Affordable dSLR
Nikon's new D60 SLR is a step up from the popular D40X model. With improved features and user-friendly functionality, the D60 is an inviting camera for first-time SLR users. If you are looking for a high-end camera without paying a hefty price, the Nikon D60 is an attractive option.

Quick Specs: 10.2 Megapixels, Nikon F lens mount, Secure Digital Memory Cards
Canon EOS 40D
Canon's Premier dSLR
The Canon EOS 40D had long been the stuff of legend and rumor, with photography enthusiasts breathlessly trading speculative specifications and whispered hints of its existence. Well, now that it's finally a reality, the 40D somehow seems even more amazing than the pre-release hype led us to believe. For people who consider photography a serious hobby, or might like to make it their profession, the 40D is what you want in your camera bag.

Quick Specs: 10 Megapixels, Canon EF/EF-S Lens Mount, CompactFlash Memory Cards
[Read our full Canon Digital Rebel XSi Review] The Canon Digital Rebel XSi (also known as the 450D) is the latest in Canon's much loved, much lauded line of approachable, user-friendly SLRs. The light body and intuitive design makes the Canon 450D an excellent first SLR for novices looking to take their photography to the next level without getting in too far over their head. It bears a strong resemblance to the Canon 40D specs-wise, but when it comes to price the Rebel XSi/450D is a much less daunting investment.

Quick Specs: 12 Megapixels, Canon EF/EF-S Lens Mount, Secure Digital Memory Cards