No matter your experience level, there is a Nikon DSLR and NIKKOR lens to suit your photography needs. Here are some recommendations if you are stepping into the intriguing world of DSLRs.
Travel and Landscape
If you are planning to shoot travel and landscape images, you will need a DSLR body and lens that is lightweight and versatile. The Nikon D7200 paired with the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR is a great choice.
Equipped with a DX-format 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor and an EXPEED 4 image-processing engine, the D7200 is capable of capturing accurate colours and fine details. The 51-point autofocus (AF) system with the Advanced Multi-CAM 3500 II AF sensor module with a detection range down to -3 EV ensures you get sharp images even in low lighting conditions. The D7200 is designed with a magnesium alloy body that helps to shield it against shock. It is also sealed to keep out dust and water droplets.
The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR is a versatile zoom lens with a 7.8x zoom range. This allows you to capture a wide range of situations, from wide-angle shots of landscapes and architecture to close-ups of your subjects without the need to change lenses. Equipped with a Vibration Reduction (VR) system that reduces camera shake, you will be able achieve sharp and crisp images even when shooting with the camera handheld.
If you like to explore street photography, there are the Nikon D5500 and the AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G to get you started. With 24.2 megapixels and an EXPEED 4 image-processing engine, you will be able to capture remarkably beautiful images. It also features a touch screen vari-angle LCD monitor that allows you to creatively shoot from a range of interesting angles and perspectives.
Compact and lightweight, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G is an ideal lens for portraiture and street photography. With a maximum aperture of f/1.8, you get extreme control over the depth of field, as well as being able to create softly blurred backgrounds, also known as ‘bokeh’, that help to beautifully isolate your subjects.
If you are looking to capture various types of shots, from landscapes to portraiture, the Nikon D5500 with the AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR is a great choice. This NIKKOR lens is a wide-angle to medium telephoto zoom lens that offers a 5.3x zoom range. This lets you capture a variety of subjects from portraiture, to landscapes, travel, and more. Designed with two Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass elements that offers superior sharpness and colour accuracy, as well as three aspherical lens elements that minimises coma and other types of lens distortion, you will be able to achieve crisp images in any setting.
If you have a passion for macrophotography, you may want to consider the Nikon D3300 and the AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G. A great camera for beginners, the D3300 comes with a Guide Mode function that teaches you the basics of operating a DSLR. Similar to the D7200 and D5500, the D3300 is equipped with 24.2 effective megapixels and the EXPEED 4 image-processing engine, which allows you to achieve stunning images with vivid tone and colour.
The AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G features a 1.0x maximum reproduction ratio and a minimum focus distance of approximately 16cm, making it an ideal choice for food photography or detailed product shots. With a maximum aperture of f/2.8, the AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G is able to produce a natural bokeh and isolate your subject against a blurred background.