An SLR gives you a whole array of shooting options at your fingertips, including manual control and the ability to change lenses and add accessories like external flashes as you need. If you're looking for more information on photography or what SLR to buy, make sure to check out our digital camera basics, or our digital SLR super guide.
(Credit: Canon)Do you have a particular price point in mind? Under AU$1000 is a common target, which mostly limits your choices to the entry-level models in each manufacturer's range — such as the Canon EOS 1100D or the Nikon D3100. You can also hunt around for some bargains whenever a new model is announced.
With a bit more to spend, you can get a camera with more features; that way, as your skills progress, the camera can grow with you.
(Credit: CBSi)It's rare to find a digital SLR that doesn't come with some sort of HD video-recording mode these days, either at 720p or full 1080p. For videographers and those looking for the most control, try a camera with full manual exposure controls in video mode, such as the Canon 650D.
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