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Digital SLR Cameras

Castle Cameras have specialised in promoting the latest Digital SLR cameras with the most advanced specifications and highest levels of automation and ease of use since we started in 1974 with the Konica Autoreflex A and then the Canon EF and AE-1. They all featured automatic exposure in place of the more conventional match-needle metering of the time.

Digital SLRs differ from other types available. The letters signify a Single Lens Reflex and it is the hinged mirror behind the lens which allows you to see exactly what you are about to take before it swings out of the way so that the light can reach the film or digital sensor. Compact System Cameras and the latest Sony Alpha cameras are similar but do away with the hinged mirror and rely on an electronic viewfinder. The Sonys keep a fixed, half-silvered (or pellicle) mirror so that they can still employ the same autofocus system as other Digital SLR cameras.

We stock almost every Digital SLR available including the latest Canon DSLR and Nikon DSLR cameras as well as the high speed Sony Alphas with their translucent mirrors and the weatherproof Pentax K-5II and K-30. We work closely with our suppliers and watch our competitors closely to ensure that we have good stocks of all models at prices which allow you to buy with confidence. Our prices and deals in-store, either Bournemouth or Salisbury, are exactly what you see here.

There is a Digital SLR camera for everyone. If you're just starting on your photographic journey then entry level Digital SLR's such as the Sony Alpha 58 offer great value for money, bursting with features that ensure you get the perfect shot every time. For the seasoned snapper looking to trade up, new models are emerging all the time. The Nikon D7100, Canon 70D and the Sony Alpha 77 are all packed full of the latest and greatest in sensor technology, speed and HD video.

If cost is an issue, then don't forget that we offer a part exchange service to ease the finances and keep the bank manager (indoors or out) off your back. Castle Cameras are an EOS Professional Centre, stocking the hugely versatile Canon EOS 5D Mk III, the stunning EOS 1D X and EF L series lenses up to 500mm.

Buying your Digital SLR camera is just the start of the journey. None of them come with a memory card, leaving you free to choose a small one to get you going or a larger one that will hold a thousand shots or more. A case and filter will help to protect your new Digital SLR and keep it in pristine condition. Spare batteries, and maybe a battery grip to both hold an extra battery and also improve the handling of the camera may come in handy. A remote control, an extra flashgun or two, a few lenses...... Related products on the right hand side of any product page will give you a good idea of what may be suitable.

Most of our customers buying their first, or fifth, digital SLR prefer to come in, talk it through, more often than not negotiate a deal on their old kit and get their hands on the shiny new one before parting with their hard-earned dosh. If this is impractical for you, or you have a query which you want to check before you come in, we are just a phone call away. If at any point throughout your order you need some extra help, please phone either Bournemouth on 01202 526606 or Salisbury on 01722 339909 between 9am and 5pm


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