Thanks to the latest generation of digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) cameras, it's never been easier, or cheaper, to take professional-quality photos. We tested the most promising new models, and here are the five we liked best.
Canon EOS 70D
While its competitor, Nikon's D7100, excels at perfectly focused stills, the Canon EOS 70D brings DSLR-quality autofocusing into video capture, putting an end to the focal spasms that can ruin SLR video clips. Of course, it's a fantastic traditional shooter, too, with a 20.2-megapixel sensor and a seven-frame-per-second rate of fire, but the EOS 70D should be the go-to camera for the growing ranks of DSLR filmmakers. [$1,200; usa.canon.com]