So, you know some basics about photography. And now you want to take it to the next level to venture into the wonderful photography world. There is so much to explore after getting past the beginner’s stage. To do that, you will need the right kind of gear, of course. You don’t want to spend a lot of money to get some highly professional cameras and then end up not knowing how to use it, right? There are a lot of cameras that provide the semi-pro level of experience with the same kind of cost. So, let’s look at some of them here. Here are the 10 Best Semi-Pro DSLR Black Friday 2016.
Also, I don’t have to keep telling you that Black Friday is coming very soon. With the amount of discounts you get, you can easily set your hands on one of these DSLRs. So, check out these cameras and keep it in your wishlist for the coming Black Friday. These are the ones to watch out for : 10 Best Semi-Pro DSLR Black Friday 2016.
1) Canon EOS 80D DSLR Kit with Image Stabilization & Telephoto Lens
First up on 10 Best Semi-Pro DSLR Black Friday 2016, we have the Canon EOS 80D with a set of lenses and other kits. Yes, the Canon EOS 80D is an enthusiast-level DSLR in itself, but with some new lenses added to it, it can take your photography to the next level. In its basic model, it features a 24 MP APS-C CMOS sensor with Canon’s Dual-Pixel on-sensor phase detection autofocus system. Now combine that with a Polaroid Super Wide Angle HD Telephoto Lens, and you’ve got something sweet on your hands.
That will help you take great quality wide angle shots and high-definition pictures. It will really come in handy if you’re a nature photographer or event photographer. Also, you get all kinds of accessories with it like a Polaroid 50″ tripod, Polaroid Pro cleaning kit and lots of other accessories. You can get all this for less than $1400.
2) Nikon D7200 DX-format DSLR with 18-140 mm VR Lens
Now another choice for those of you who are taking your photography to the next level is this: the Nikon D7200. It is a successor to the Nikon D7100 but is not much of an upgrade, though. But it does have some really important features added to it. It features a 24.2 MP APS-C CMOS sensor but has no optical low-pass filter. The improvements seen are a larger buffer, improved autofocus in low-light, a 60 fps 1080 p HD video recording, built-in Wi-Fi and NFC for faster sharing.
This DSLR is great for low light photos. Also, it features a 51-point autofocus system, which is quite something. With the buffer size increased, you can get over a 100 JPEGs in burst mode. For now, you can get this camera for less than $1300.
3) Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Mirrorless DSLR
Next up on 10 Best Semi-Pro DSLR Black Friday 2016 is this beauty, the Panasonic GH4. It is a great camera for video recording mostly, but can also take great quality stills as well. It features a 16.05 MP 4/3 Digital Live MOS Sensor. The most prominent feature about the Lumix DMC-GH4 is that it can take 4K videos in both UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) and DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) resolutions. It can record a 4K video at upto 30 fps and a Full-HD video at 60 fps.
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For still photos, it has some good improvements, such as shutter speeds up to 1 / 8000th of a second and continuous shooting is at 12 frames per second. It also features 5 customizable function buttons in it’s a weather sealed body. This camera is mainly focused on video recording, though. It is right now priced at a little more than $1600.
4) Canon EOS 70D DSLR with 18-135 mm STM Lens
Next up on 10 Best Semi-Pro DSLR Black Friday 2016, is the Canon EOS 70D. This semi-pro DSLR, which came out in 2013, features an improved video mode with new features such as a Dual Pixel CMOS autofocus, WiFi and Touchscreen. The Dual Pixel CMOS Autofocus means that it is capable of continuous phase detection autofocus even during live view and video mode. It features a 20.2 MP APS-C CMOS sensor with Dual Pixel AF and Digic 5+ Image processor.
It also features a 19-point cross-type AF system which is quite good. Also, this DSLR has 98% viewfinder coverage, and gives upto 0.95x magnification, switchable gridlines and electronic level display. You can take it to full manual mode while video recording and it is capable of recording 1080 p HD video at upto 3o fps and 720 p video at up to 60 fps. For now, this DSLR costs no more than $1300.
5) Panasonic Lumix GX85 4K Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera
The Panasonic Lumix Gx85 is a straight up middle-of-the-road camera. It’s not anything flashy or state-of-the-art but it has all the necessary features you need. This DSLR comes with 4K video features, a great Image Stabilization and many useful features, and this one is really quite affordable. It features a 16 MP Digital Live MOS Sensor and it can use any lens in the micro four-thirds system. It can shoot 4K videos, take some great 16 MP still shots, and features both a viewfinder and a 3″ LCD Touchscreen.
The camera is strong and durable but like most affordable cameras, it’s not weather resistant. It’s most unique feature is the Post Focus, which allows you to choose a point to focus on a picture after it’s been captured. It’s 5-Axis Dual Image Stabilization works even on Telephoto shooting and that’s just one of its many other exciting features. Paired with the Pansonic 12-32 mm Lens, it costs only $800.
6) Olympus Pen-F
The Olympus Pen-F originally appeared 53 years ago in 1963 which was wildly popular. What we have here in 10 Best Semi-Pro DSLR Black Friday 2016 is the new redesigned Pen-F which recently came out and it might repeat history. First, it has got an amazing camera body; it is good to look at and hold as well with some retro design. It features a 20 MP Live MOS four-thirds sensor with 50 Megapixel High-Res Shot Mode. Also, with it’s 5-axis Image Stabilization and automatic panning detection, it is capable of some really good photos.
The 2.36 million-Dot electronic OLED viewfinder is another treat for all photographers. Also, it’s rotating swivel LCD touchscreen provides multiple viewing angles while capturing videos or taking photos as well. This DSLR costs a little less than $1200 for body only, which is a little pricey, but with what it brings to the table, that’s a good deal.
7) Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR
Canon’s EOS 7D Mark II is another one of Canon’s mid-ranger semi-pro camera series and it is good! This DSLR is best suited to capture pictures in action, for example sports, or wildlife. It features a 20 MP Dual-Pixel AF CMOS Sensor with 65-points all cross-type Autofocus system. And what’s more is that the 65-points can be customized to react to a subject in different ways. The Dual Pixel CMOS AF enables you to shoot Full-HD videos with Custom Movie Servo just like a camcorder.
For stills, it offers 10 fps continuous shooting with autofocus and 150000 RGB + IR metering sensor. The camera body is environmentally sealed and it also features a built-in GPS and has USB 3.0. It costs just less than $1500 for the body only for now.
8) Sony Alpha a7 Full-Frame Mirrorless Digital Camera
Next up on 10 Best Semi-Pro DSLR Black Friday 2016, is a mirrorless camera by Sony. First, it’s body structure is very good to look at and hold with a combo of retro and DSLR looks. It gives you excellent controls to your settings with 3 knobs (which are definitely easier to use). Also, it has customizable dials to suit your purposes better. Specwise, it features a 24.3 Full frame CMOS Sensor to take some great still shots. The camera takes really really great and sharp shots.
However, it tends to sometimes under-perform in low light but that could be fixed with the right kind of lens. It’s articulated screen is not fully rotating, so, that’s also a hindrance but other than that, it’s one of the best semi-pro cameras you can find. Right now, it costs less than $1400 with the 28-70 mm lens.
9) Nikon D750 FX-format DSLR
The Nikon D750 FX DSLR sits somewhere between the really affordable and very pro-grade, this camera combines the features of both. It’s body is compact, lightweight and slim with Multi-angle LCD Display. It features a 24 MP Full-frame CMOS Sensor with AA filter and a 51-point Multi-CAM 3500 FX II Autofocus System. This camera allows you to shoot continuously upto 6.5 fps at full resolution. It is also capable of shooting Full-HD videos and it has a lot of Pro Video features set.
In addition, it also features Built-in WiFi for better image transfer and sharing as well. It kinda fulfills all the desires and needs of an aspring photographer. It costs less than $1800 for body-only for now.
10) DJI Phantom 4 Quadcopter
Lastly in 10 Best Semi-Pro DSLR Black Friday 2016, here’s a fun one. You are surprised, aren’t you? But well, cameras aren’t only limited to DSLRs, and if you think outside the box, you can have some fun while shooting photos or videos. If you don’t like this, it’s fine, but you should know the advantages of having a drone too. For starters, it’s a flying camera! Sure, you won’t get the DSLR quality but well, you can take pictures and videos in a lot of different settings.
It can shoot upto 4K videos @30 fps and the f/2.8 gives you quite the broad field view captures. It’s Gimbal Stabilization technology allows you to capture smooth and clean footage while in the air. I think it’s almost as good! You can get it for just a tad bit more than $1050.
So, these were the 10 Best Semi-Pro DSLR Black Friday 2016. Thank you for reading and stick with us for more such information and news. Hope you choose wisely. Also, don’t hesitate to consider the drone…