18 Megapixel Digital SLR Cameras

The main reason to get an 18 megapixel digital SLR is if you want to make large prints.

Of course, there may be other features of an 18 megapixel DSLR that you also find appealing, but if you're focusing on megapixels alone then it's all about print size.

A common misconception is that a higher megapixel count yields a better image - this is not exactly true.

While it DOES yield an image with more information in it, the main way this additional information can be used is to create a larger PHYSICAL print.

If all you really want to do is make 4x6 prints and share images online with friends, then having a full 18 megapixels is not entirely necessary.

Current 18MP Cameras

You'll note a trend here — Canon is the ONLY company that makes cameras with 18 megapixels.

All the other manufacturers have settled on the comparable 16 megapixel sensor.

Canon T2i 550D
canon eos rebel t2i 550d
March 2010 The Rebel T2i 550D builds upon the HD video feature offered with its predecessor - the T1i. A new, wider, high-resolution LCD screen is paired with the ability to control video exposure manually, use autofocus during video capture and capture better audio through the use of an external microphone input. The T2i is also the first Rebel that is compatible with high-capacity SDXC memory cards, so you can shoot longer video segments.
$650 USD
Canon T3i 600D
canon eos rebel t3i 600d
March 2011 Coming out a year after the T2i, the T3i includes several enhancements: manual control over exposure and audio level when capturing video, new advanced Auto modes, creative filters and the icing on the cake — a 3 inch high-resolution LCD screen that flips out from the camera body and rotates.
$770 USD
Canon 60D
canon eos 60d
September 2010 The Canon EOS 60D really is a do-it-all sort of a camera. Action photographers will take advantage of the 5.3 photo-per-second speed and 9-point autofocus while portrait photographers can leverage the live view mode to maintain eye contact with their subjects. Photographers of all types will get to use Canon's first flexible LCD screen on a DSLR: the 3-inch screen flips out from the camera body and rotates in all directions. This flexible LCD can all be used to capture Full High Definition 1080p movies — hard-core videographers can add an optional external microphone for improved audio quality.
$1,120 USD
Canon 7D
canon eos 7d
October 2009 Nothing is really left out of the 7D: it can rip through 126 JPG images at 8 per second and can instantly lock on to skittish subjects with a new 19-point autofocus. Add an ISO range that goes up to 12800, and a bright, clear 3-inch LCD and you've got a noteworthy camera. But wait: the 7D can also capture Full High Definition (1080p) video clips, and you can autofocus AND adjust exposure settings while capturing video. Photographer / Videographers should definitely give this camera a look.
$1,600 USD

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