The Best Digital SLR of 2007

Sunday, July 4, 2010

The Best Digital SLR of 2007

Selecting the best digital SLR of 2007 was pretty easy for me, and one thing's for sure - there are many who will disagree with my choice.

Before I tell you which camera I've selected, or talk about it in further detail, let me explain my criteria for selecting the best digital SLR camera of the year.

It boils down to one simple principle: value for money.

The cameras that I select in the "best annual" category are not necessarily the most powerful cameras available. They are the ones that offer a great number of features to photographers who aren't pros but would still like to capture great-looking photos.

OK, disclaimer time is over - which camera did I select as the best digital SLR of 2007?

Let's find out. The Contenders

Here's an overview of all the digital SLRs released in 2007, so you know which cameras were considered.


  • Samsung GX-10
  • Nikon D40x
  • Olympus E-410
  • Olympus E-510
  • Pentax K100D Super
  • Canon 40D
  • Sony DSLR-A700
  • Nikon D300
  • Olympus E-3
  • Panasonic DMC-L10

And The Winner Is...

My pick for the best digital SLR of 2007 is the Olympus E-510.

The E-510 was the first digital SLR camera to market to include what I call the digital SLR "trifecta" of features: dust control, a live view LCD screen and built-in image stabilization.

Even now at the end of the year, the only other camera to include all three is ALSO an Olympus: the pro-grade E-3.

Many other digital SLRs include two of these features (typically dust control and a live view LCD) but no others have got it all.

Olympus E-510

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