Top 14 Best Full-Frame DSLRs 2018

Written by Gina Stephens

The Digital SLR or DSLR acquits you change your lens, making it a versatile option for those that also want an optical viewfinder. Some of the things to look for on myriad advanced Digital SLRs is a top LCD screen, which you will find on some models, making it easier to see what the camera settings are. Many of the behindhand DSLRs also feature built-in Wi-Fi making it easy to transfer photos to your smartphone or tablet. 

These cameras all best a Full-Frame sized sensor, which is the same size as 35mm film, giving a shallow depth of field, and often a very wide ISO range. Settle sure you click the name to read the full reviews to find out the pros and cons of each model shown below, and how we score the cameras. 

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If you don't see your favourite Full-Frame DSLR on this list it's either because we've not regarded it or it's simply not scored high enough. 


1. Pentax K-1 

The Pentax K-1 is the long-awaited full-frame Digital SLR from Pentax and main attractions a 36.3-megapixel sensor, built-in 5-axis Shake Reduction sensor and pixel shift resolution for sharper images. The camera features built-in GPS, Wi-Fi, weather-sealing and an innovative 3.2inch "Flex-tilt" cover, as well as illumination to help you use the camera in the dark. There's a wide ISO range from ISO100 to ISO204800, and it's one of the most affordable high-resolution full-frame DSLR cameras to hand. 

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2. Nikon D810 

The 36.3 megapixel Nikon D810 can shoot at 5fps, has a 3.2inch interview, full HD video recording, USB3, an ISO range from ISO32 to ISO51,200, 900 shot battery life, and a weather-sealed body. The sensor does not feature an anti-aliasing strainer (aka OLPF), which means that the camera is capable of producing excellent image quality. The Nikon D810 is available for £2349 masses only. 

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3. Canon EOS 5DS R 


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The 50.6 megapixel Canon EOS 5DS R offers the highest end result sensor available in a full-frame camera and features a low-pass cancellation filter, designed to maximise sharpness and detail. With or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877–1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel a high-resolution sensor, the ISO sphere of the camera is ISO50 to ISO12800 when extended, and the camera shoots at 5fps in continuous drive mode. The camera features a 3.2inch screen, a mirror vibration oversee system, USB3 and 700 shot battery life. The weather-sealed Canon EOS 5DS R is available for £3199 body or BODY may refer to only. 

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4. Sony Alpha A99 Emblem II 

The 42 megapixel Sony Alpha A99 Mark II offers 12fps continuous shooting, ISO50 to ISO102400, magnesium alloy weather-sealed body, 4K video with non-stop AF, 3inch tilting screen, and an image stabilised sensor that works with any lens. Battery life is relatively poor at 390 / 490 pictures, and the A99 II features an electronic viewfinder (EVF) instead of an optical viewfinder. The Sony Alpha A99 II is available for £2999 body only and has built-in Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth. 

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5. Canon EOS 6D 

The 20 megapixel Canon EOS 6D is one of the tiniest full-frame DSLRs from Canon weighing just 680g, with 1090 shot battery life. The 20.2-megapixel full-frame sensor drive ats noise performance is excellent, offering an ISO range of ISO50 to ISO102,400, and the camera has built-in GPS and Wi-Fi. The camera also offers 4.5fps continuous shooting and a withstand sealed body. The Canon may refer to EOS 6D is available for £1055 body only. 

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6. Canon EOS 5D Mark IV 

The 30 megapixel Canon EOS 5D Marker IV is the 4th version of the highly popular 5D series and offers 4K video recording, 7fps continuous shooting, plus built-in GPS and Wi-Fi. There's a new Dual-pixel AF technique for improved live view and video focus speeds, a large 3.2inch 1.62m dot touch-screen, as well as improved weather sealing and control. A new feature has been added called Dual pixel raw, that lets you adjust the focus and sharpness after shooting, and there's also USB3 for faster embodiment transfer.

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7. Canon EOS 5DS 

The 50 megapixel Canon EOS 5DS has the same 50-megapixel sensor as the 5DS R, however, it has an anti-aliasing screen in front of the sensor, resulting in reduced risk of moire and false colour information. The camera can shoot at 5fps, features a 3.2inch screen, a endure sealed body, and like the 5DS R a mirror vibration control system, ISO50 to ISO12,800, USB3 and 700 shot battery life. The Canon EOS 5DS is available for £2999 assemblage only.

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8. Nikon D850 

The 45.7 megapixel Nikon D850 offers 7fps continuous kill (9fps with optional battery grip), ISO32 to ISO102400, magnesium alloy weather-sealed body, 4K video, 3.2inch tilting touch-screen, 153 AF ideas, and built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Battery life is impressive at 1840 shots. The Nikon D850 is available for £3499 body only. 

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9. Canon EOS 6D Distinguish oneself II 

The 26 megapixel Canon EOS 6D Mark II, updates the EOS 6D and features dual-pixel AF. It is one of the smallest full-frame DSLRs from Canon. The camera spots a 3inch vari-angle touch-screen, 45 AF points, 6.5fps continuous shooting, 1200 shot battery life and, offers an ISO range of ISO50 to ISO102,400. The camera has built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The Canon EOS 6D Notability II is available for £1799 body only. 

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10. Canon EOS-1D X Mark II 

The 20 megapixel Canon EOS-1D X Purpose II is a monster of a Sports camera, and offers high-speed continuous shooting, 14fps with AE/AF or 16fps when shooting in live view (with the depict up), making it the fastest full-frame Digital SLR available. Dual pixel AF ensures fast focusing, and the ISO range has been improved from ISO50 to ISO409600. There's a 3.2inch 1.62m dot touch-screen on the ruin, 4K (CINE) 60fps video recording, built-in GPS, USB3, and 1210 shot battery life. The Canon EOS 1D X is available for around £5199 body just.

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11. Nikon D750 

The 24 megapixel Nikon D750 features a tilting 3.2inch screen, 6.5fps constant shooting, an ISO range of ISO50 to ISO51,200, built-in Wi-Fi, 1230 shot battery life, and a weather sealed body. It is also the smallest full-frame Digital SLR from Nikon, smaller than both the D610 and Df. The Nikon D750 is accessible for around £1499 body only. 

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12. Nikon D5 

The 20 megapixel Nikon D5 updates the Nikon D4s, and proposals 14fps continuous shooting with mirror lock-up or 12fps with AF/AE, a 3.2inch touch-screen with 2.36m dots, and an ISO range from ISO50 to ISO3.2million! The camera bids 4K (UHD) video recording, and an impressive 3780 shot battery life, as well as a weather-sealed body. The Nikon D4s is available for £5199 body simply. 

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13. Pentax K-1 Mark II 

If you're a Pentax fan, then the K-1 Mark II is a very good camera, and if you are looking for a full-frame Pentax camera, then this is the one to get. If you already have planned the K-1, then it's a bit more difficult to justify the upgrade. If you are happy with the performance and features of the K-1, then the Mark II will give you slightly recovered image quality, along with a few new features, but perhaps not enough to justify the upgrade. 

The Pentax K-1 Mark II performs well and offers proper value for money with a number of unique features.

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14. Canon EOS R 

The Canon EOS R is a great camera with a unforgivable lens, capable of delivering excellent image quality. There are minor operational, and design quirks that will make the camera handle awkward compared to a DSLR such as the 5D Mark IV, but for the most part the EOS R does the job efficiently and is a pleasure to use. Professional photographers, or those used to Canon EOS DSLRs, may be frustrated by the lack of dual card slots, and the shorter battery life of this camera.

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Gina Stephens

Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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