Digital single lens Reflex, more commonly known as DSLR is one of the most famous types of digital cameras in use. DSLR have gained in popularity due their versatility and being highly customizable, with a wide range of accessories and interchangeable filters and lenses. A necessity when it comes to landscape photography.

You can take a great landscape photo with almost any camera available in the market today, be it your smart phone or standard digital camera. If that is the case, is there a need to invest in a DSLR camera? Yes. While most camera will do fine for Instagram and personal photos. A DSLR camera is for those who want to go a notch higher with their photography. With a DSLR camera its interchangeable lenses as well as manual settings allow you more control to set up for the perfect shot.

With so many DSLR Cameras in the market today, it is easy to get confused which camera will satisfy your needs.  In this article we have compiled our top 5 list of best DSLR cameras for landscape photography.

Canon EOS 5DS R

The original Canon EOS 5D DSLR was the first affordable full frame DSLR. It was and still is regarded as one of the best DSLR in the market. It was always going to be a tall order to try and improve on it and Canon did not disappoint. If the original Canon EOS 5D is a hall of famer this new Canon EOS 5DS R is the holy grail of DSLR cameras. With an impressive 50.1 megapixel. The Canon EOS 5DS R is with its twin the Canon EOS 5DS offer a class topping combination of accuracy, resolution, reliability and durability.

Looking to take landscape photos with great detail then the Canon EOS 5DS R is the right camera for you. Cost for such detail? With the Canon EOS 5DS R there is a higher risk of moiré but it is small trade off which doesn’t impact landscape photography as much.

The Canon EOS 5DS R is not just a work horse, it is black beauty in the fields. It is the best in its class.

Nikon D850

Nikons answer to the Canon 5DS R is the D850. This is an upgrade to the Nikon 810 and like its predecessor it does not disappoint.  Nikon has not only improved on the D810 it has revolutionized it with a new sensor technology. The D850 incorporates Nikon’s first ever back-illuminated BSI CMOS sensor which combined with its impressive 45.7 Mega Pixels, delivers superior image quality. The Nikon 850 is a versatile camera able to satisfy all your landscape photography needs. A worthy competitor of the Canon 5DS R.

Sony Alpha SLT-A99

This is Sony’s flagship DSLR model.  Inspired by the use of a fixed semi-translucent mirror instead of the moving non-translucent mirror of a DSLR the Sony Alpha SLT- A99 can shoot full-resolution 24.3-megapixel pictures at up to 6 frames per second whilst maintaining continuous auto focus and auto exposure. This is an impressively fast rate for a full-frame camera. One advantage that the Sony range still maintains over either Canon or Nikon is that the A99 features built-in sensor shift image stabilization, hence no need to spend extra on specialist lenses to help combat camera shake. Photographers looking for outstanding high ISO performance will love the Sony Alpha SLT- A99.

Nikon D3400

The Nikon D3400 is an entry level DSLR targeted toward photographers who are ready to move on from their smartphones and standard digital cameras to a more advanced shooting platform. The D3400 uses a top-of-the-line 24-megapixel DX sensor, which is capable of capturing very detailed and high-quality photos.  It is one of the least expensive cameras on the market. If you are looking to take greater quality landscape then the D3400 is the perfect stepping stone into the world of DSLR photography. It is considered the best in its price range.

Canon EOS 800D

The Canon EOS 800D has established itself as one of the best entry-level DSLRs. It’s packed with a range of features perfect for the new user. This Canon EOS 800D improves upon its many predecessors by adding a faster frame rate, better autofocus, and Canon’s newest generation aps-c sensor. The Canon EOS 800D like the Nikon D3400 has very impressive features and image quality, and considering its price it is great value for money.

To be a master of your craft honing your skills is of most importance. It is better to be the best than have the best. If you are starting out on landscape photography the entry level Nikon D3400 or the Canon EOS 80D are perfect to start with as you perfect your skills and work up to the higher spec DSLR such as the Nikon D850 and Canon EOS 5DS R


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