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Advanced Digital SLR Camera Archives 2007 to 2015

The best advanced digital SLR camera archives covers past recommended digital slr cameras for advanced and professional photographers for the period 2007 to 2015. All the professional digital SLR and mirrorless cameras listed in this archive are or were best in class at the time of their release and all are capable of producing the highest quality results.

Certain manufacturers such as Canon and Nikon have serviced the professional photography sector for decades and therefore have the

edge when it comes to quantity and quality of professional lenses and accessories available for the full range of professional assignments from studio to location photography.

Many of these digital SLR cameras may still be available from various photography shops or secondhand at greatly reduced prices at Amazon or Ebay.

Best digital SLR cameras for advanced or professional photographers - ARCHIVES 2007 to 2015

Fujifilm X-T1 Professional Mirrorless Camera

- Available February 2014 for $1699 including XF18-55mm lens.
- 16.3 MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor. EXR processor II.
- X Mount. 2.36 million dot OLED display with mag. of 0.77x.
- SLR style weather resistant body with mechanical dials.
- Tiltable 3 inch 1040k LCD. Shoots at 8 fps with tracking AF.
- World's fastest AF 0.08 sec. Full manual controls. Raw & jpeg.
- ISO 200 to 25600. Shutter speeds 30 to 1/4000 sec.
- Full HD video at 1080p. H.265 format. Stereo mic.
- Hotshoe for external flash. No built in flash. X-sync 1/180 sec.
- SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II) cards. USB2. Mini HDMI. Wireless.
- Size 129 x 90 x 47mm. Weight 440g inc. NP-W126 battery.
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Pentax K-3 II Digital SLR Camera

- Available in May 2015 for £1099. Pentax KAF2 lens mount.
- 24.35 MP APS-C CMOS sensor. Prime III engine.
- Shake reduction system. Upto 4.5 shutter steps compensation.
- Dustproof weather resistant magnesium alloy body.
- New Pixel Shift Resolution System for better color & details.
- Anti-aliasing filter simulator with on / off option. Live view.
- Glass prism optical viewfinder with almost 100% field of view.
- 3.2 inch LCD with 103,700 dots with anti-reflection glass.
- HD movies at 1080p in H.264. 60i/30p frame rate. Stereo mic.
- RAW and jpeg. Full manual controls. ISO 100 to 51200.
- Built in GPS module with GPS log and electronic compass.
- Shutter speeds 30 to 1/8000 sec. Flash sync at 1/180 sec.
- HDR, mirror up, interval shooting, AE bracketing.
- Shoots at 8.3 fps. USB3. Mini HDMI. Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC.
- Size 131 x 100 x 77mm. Weight 720g. Li-on D-LI90 battery.
- Pentax continue to produce highly specified and well built digital SLRs for the semi-professional and professional photographer.
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Nikon D4s Professional Digital SLR Camera

- Flagship Professional DSLR from Nikon. Available March 2014.
- 16.4 MP full frame FX CMOS sensor. Expeed 4 processor.
- Body sealed against dust & moisture. Nikon F lens mount.
- 3D color matrix metering III. 51 point autofocus system.
- NEF RAW, jpeg & tiff. Shoots at 11 fps. ISO 100 to 25,600.
- Professional HD video at 1080/60p. MPEG-4 and H.264.
- Fixed 3.2 inch LCD with 921k dots. Hotshoe. USB2. Mini HDMI
- Shutter speeds 30 to 1/8000 sec. Flash sync. at 1/250 sec.
- Compactflash & XQD cards. Li-on battery EN-EL18a.
- Size 160 x 157 x 91mm. Weight 1350g inc. batteries.
- Superb professional camera built to withstand tough conditions and capable of producing images of the highest quality.
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Pentax K-3 Digital SLR Camera

- Arrives mid November 2013. Body price $1,299.
- 24 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor. Pentax KAF2 mount.
- Body sealed against elements. Weather and dust resistant.
- Selectable anti-alias filter. 100% optical viewfinder.
- Sensor shift image stabilization. FLU wireless SDHC card.
- ISO 80 to 51,200. Shutter speeds 30 to 1/8000 sec.
- 3.2 inch LCD with million dots. Liveview. HDR capture.
- WB and AE bracketing. Mirror lockup. Shoots at 8.3 fps.
- Full HD 1920 x 1080 video. MPEG-4 and H.264.
- Built in flash. Hotshoe. Flash sync. at 1/180 sec.
- HDMII. USB 3. Li-on D-LI90 battery. SD/SDXC/SDHC cards.
- Size 131 x 100 x 77mm. Weight 800g inc. batteries.
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Canon EOS-1D Mark IV Professional DSLR

- Ships December 2009 for $4999 body only. Canon EF-mount.
- CMOS 16.1 megapixel APS-H sensor with 1.3x crop factor.
- Tough weather resistant body. Sealed against the elements.
- 3" LCD with 920,000 pixels and Live View. Dust reduction.
- Dual DIGIC 4 processos with 14-bit A/D conversion.
- RAW + Jpeg. Shoots at 10 fps. Fast 45 point AF system.
- ISO 100 to 12,8000. Shutter speeds 30 to 1/8000 + bulb.
- Full manual controls. Hotshoe. Flash sync port. X-sync 1/300.
- Can record HD video at 1920 x 1080 at 24p, 25p or 30p. Also supports 720p & VGA. Mono sound + external mic option.
- Dual memory slots for compactflash & SD/SDHC cards. HDMI.
- LP-E4 battery. Size 156 x 156.6 x 80mm. Weight 1180g body.
- One of the best professional digital SLRs in recent years. A true work horse for both studio and location work.
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Sony Alpha SLT-A77 Pro Digital SLR Camera

- Due in October. $1400 body. $2000 with 16-50mm F2.8 lens.
- New high quality 24 megapixel Exmor APS CMOS sensor.
- Translucent mirror. Shoots at a superfast 12 fps. Ideal for fast action and sports photography. 19-point AF system.
- Rugged weather sealed body. Ideal for professional use.
- Sensor shift image stabilization. Bionz processor.
- Sony Alpha mount lenses. NP-FM500H Battery.
- Superb 0.5" 2.4 million dots XVGA OLED electronic viewfinder.
- 3" LCD which tilts and rotates. 921k pixels. Sweep panorama.
- Full manual controls. Jpeg & RAW. Built in GPS.
- Built in flash (GN12). Hotshoe. Flash sync. at 1/250 sec.
- Full HD video at 1920 x 1080 at 60p. Stereo sound. AVCHD codec. External mic support. HDMI. Continuous autofocus.
- Shutter speeds 30-1/8000 sec. Autobracketing. Bulb.
- ISO 50 to 16000. SD / SDHC / SDXC / Memory stick Pro Duo.
- Size 143 x 104 x 81mm. Weight 732g inc. battery & card.
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Fujifilm X-Pro1 Mirrorless Professional Camera

- Available from February 2012 for $1700 body only.
- 3 Professional quality Fuji X-mount lenses - 18mm f2, 35mm f1.4 and 60mm F2.4 macro.
- New 16.3 megapixel APS-C size X-Trans CMOS sensor.
- Full manual controls. Jpeg & RAW. Shoots at 6 fps.
- Hybrid viewfinder with optical (90% coverage) & electronic (1.44 million dots & 100% coverage).
- 3" LCD with 1.23 million pixels. Film simulation mode.
- Full HD video at 1080p with stereo sound using H.264 codec.
- 4 types of bracketing - film simulation mode, dynamic range, ISO & exposure. Flash sync. speed 1/180 sec. Hotshoe.
- ISO 100 to 25600 with boost. Shutter speeds 30 to 1/4000.
- SD / SDHC / SDXC cards. Lithium NP-W126 battery.
- Size 140 x 82 x 43mm. Weight 450g including batteries.
- Superb image quality with life-like colors and smooth gradations similar to film. Image quality equivalent to some full frame professional digital SLR cameras.
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Nikon D3X Professional Digital SLR Camera

- Out in December 2008. $8000 body. Nikon F mount.
- 24.5 megapixel FX (35.9 x 24mm) CMOS sensor.
- Weatherproof & shock resistent body. New Expeed engine.
- 100% coverage optical viewfinder with 0.7 magnification.
- 3" high resolution (920,000 pixels) LCD + 2 live view modes.
- ISO from 100 to 1600. Expandable to 50 - 6400.
- Flash sync. at 1/250 sec. Shutter speeds 30 secs - 1/8000 sec
- Active D-Lighting. HDMI output. Dual Compactflash II slots.
- Full manual controls. Size 160 x 157 x 88mm. Body 1220g.
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Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III Digital SLR Camera

- Available November 2007.
- Full frame 21.1 megapixel CMOS sensor. Supports EF lenses.
- Sensor shift dust removal system. Dual Digic III processors.
- Tough Weatherproof body sealed against the elements.
- High resolution 3" LCD. Full size bright viewfinder.
- Hotshoe. Full manual controls. ISO 50 - 3200. RAW format.
- Shutter speed 30 - 1/8000. Shoot jpegs at 5 fps upto 56 jpegs or 12 RAW images in succession. X- 1/250.
- Compactflash II (UDMA) & SD/SDHC memory cards.
- Weight 1385 inc. batteries. Size 150 x 160 x 80mm.
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Olympus E-3 Professional Digital SLR

- Available November 2007. Four Thirds Standard D-SLR
- Professional D-SLR with 10.1 live MOS sensor
- Built in image stabilization using sensor shift
- World`s fastest autofocus system with 5 fps shooting speed.
- Live View with 2.5" 230,000 pixel TFT. Full manual controls.
- Huge optical viewfinder with 1.15x magnification. 100% view.
- High speed Truepic III image processing system
- 1/8000th top speed. Flash sync at 1/250. Hotshoe.
- Sealed body against dust & moisture.
- Supersonic wave filter for sensor dust removal.
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Nikon D3 Digital SLR Camera

- Announced August 2007. Available November 2007.
- Full frame 23.9 x 36mm 12.1 megapixel CMOS sensor
- Low noise with ISO range from 200 to 6400
- High resolution 3" TFT with 920,000 pixels
- Advanced 51 point autofocus with 3D focus tracking
- Expeed image processing engine
- Fastest full frame D-SLR at 9 fps.
- Built to withstand extreme conditions.
- Sealed against dust & moisture.
- Two live view modes. Weight 1240 grams.
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Olympus E-5 Professional Digital SLR Camera

- Ships in October 2010 for $1699 body only.
- 12.3 megapixel 4/3 live MOS sensor. Four thirds lens mount.
- 3" rotating flip out LCD with 920,000 pixels. TruePic V+.
- Sealed against elements. Splash and dustproof.
- Large viewfinder with 100% coverage. Live view.
- Full manual controls. RAW & jpeg, ISO 100 to 6400.
- Shutter speeds 60 to 1/8000 sec. Shoots at 5 fps.
- Wireless flash system. Built in flash. 10 art filters.
- Sensor shift image stabilization. HD movies at 1280 x 720.
- Dual memory slots for SD/SDHC/SDXC & compactflash.
- HDMI output. BLM-5 lithium battery. Built in electronic level.
- Size 143 x 117 x 75mm. Weight 892g inc. battery & card.
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