Nimblechapps Blog

This is the section where we get a chance to rant about latest happenings in the tech world. Keen to know our thoughts? Refer our blogs

Top 5 Full Frame DSLRs of 2017

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

With so many cameras with different features available in the market, it’s difficult to figure out the best ones. Also, the camera you choose majorly depends on the kind of work you want to do. If you are buying it for hobby photography you will not go for something that has too many features. Professional photographers and journalists are some people who need too many features and too many options. Today, we have listed the top 5 cameras of 2017.

1. Canon EOS 5D Mark IV.

The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV comes with a 30MP full-frame image sensor. It has a super fast 61-point autofocus system and allows 7 frames per second continuous shooting. It also provides unlimited JPG shooting buffer. Canon EOS 5D Mark IV has a pro-grade build. It also has Dual Pixel AF Live View focus system. It includes a 3.2-inch touch screen. The problem with the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV is that 4k video options are limited. The camera screams for vari angle display on the back. The Mark IV is a fantastic camera. It is a bit expensive compared to the competition but makes up for it with fantastic usability and more importantly excellent images.

2. Canon EOS 6D.

Canon EOS 6D

The Canon EOS 6D is compact in size and is pretty inexpensive for its class. Canon EOS 6D comes with a full-frame sensor and allows 4.5 frames per second shooting. Canon EOS 6D has some superb image quality at high ISOs. It also has interchangeable focus screens. Canon EOS 6D comes integrated with GPS and Wi-Fi and has 1080p30 video capture. You also get a battery grip along with it. It has supported USB tethered and Wi-Fi remote control. Canon EOS 6D is not the fastest camera on the block and the Viewfinder only offers 97 percent coverage. It is also not compatible with EF-S lenses. The GPS on the Canon EOS 6D saps battery life. It has no flash and has slow focus during video recording. There is also no PC Sync socket on the camera. The Canon EOS 6D is a good full-frame camera in a compact body. With a relatively affordable price, enthusiast-friendly features, and spectacular image quality, it’s a good option.

3. Nikon D5.

Nikon D5

Nikon D5 has a fast 153-point autofocus system and allows 12 frames per second continuous shooting. It has strong high ISO image quality and a 20MP full-frame image sensor. The Nikon D5 has a tough and durable build. It also has a 3.2-inch touch LCD and clean HDMI output and allows 4K video capture. Nikon D5 is available with dual XQD or CF slots. The 4K video on Nikon D5 is cropped. Nikon D5 has an underwhelming autofocus for video. It has no Wi-Fi or GPS and omits in-body flash. But overall, the Nikon D5 SLR doesn’t disappoint thanks to best-in-class autofocus, 4K video recording, and a full-frame image sensor.

4. Nikon D750.

Nikon D750

Nikon D750 comes with a 24-megapixel full-frame image sensor and allows 6.5 frames per second burst shooting. It has solid high ISO performance and fast 51 frames per second autofocus system. It allows 1080p60 video capture. It also comes with Intervalometer and time lapse functions and has dual card slots. It comes with loads of physical controls and gives uncompressed video output via HDMI and comes with integrated Wi-Fi. The sensor includes optical low-pass filter. Also, the time lapse is limited to 8 hours. GPS module is also a pricey add-on and Wi-Fi remote function on Nikon D750 needs improvement. It also has no PC sync socket. The Nikon D750 delivers pro-level performance at a reasonable price.

5. Nikon D810.

Nikon D810

Nikon D810 comes with a high-resolution full-frame image sensor and allows 5 frames per second burst capture. It has fast 51-point autofocus system and a wide ISO range of 32-51200. It also allows 1080p60 video capture. It also comes with Intervalometer and time lapse functions. The sensor on Nikon D810 omits low pass filter. It comes with dual card slots and has sharp rear LCD. It has many physical controls. It gives out uncompressed video output via HDMI. The Nikon D810 is expensive and is a small Raw mode limited to 9MP. The Time lapse function on Nikon D810 is limited to 8 hours and no integrated Wi-Fi or GPS. But none the less, the Nikon D810 is a high-resolution monster with incredible image quality and performance.


Based on your needs of photography, you can choose from the above mentioned 5 best cameras of 2017.