These DSLRs are high end, professional models. In the right hands these cameras are powerful tools that can produce stunning images in challenging conditions. We round up the best DSLRs at the professional end of the spectrum…

Canon EOS 1DXCanon EOS 1Dx

Released in time for the London 2012 Olympics, the Canon EOS 1D-X was clearly aimed at sports shooters.

Built with two card slots, up to 14fps super high speed mode, a full frame sensor and a 3.2in LCD.

Best professional DSLR for sports shooters

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Nikon D4

Nikon’s D4 is capable Nikon D4of great colour reproduction, as well as excellent metering, dynamic range and focusing.

There’s a large 3.2in screen to make the most of the 51 point autofocus system too. One of the best cameras we’ve ever reviewed.

Best professional DSLR for image and features

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Nikon D3s

Nikon D3s


Costing around £400 when new, the Nikon D3s can be snapped up for a bargain today.

Featuring a 12.1 MP sensor and a top ISO of 102,400. There’s also a ‘quiet’ mode for wildlife fans and a 9fps shooting rate too.

Best professional DSLR for wildlife photographers

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Sigma SD1

£5,500Sigma SD1
With the Foveon X3 sensor, the Sigma SD1 offers 46 million pixels in a weather sealed body.

The removable dust protector is a boon. Although the top ISO of 6400, may feel a little restrictive to some.

Best professional DSLR for bad weather

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Canon EOS 1D Mark IV


Canon EOS 1D Mark IV

A little long in the tooth now, but still a top choice for professional photographers.

The 16.1MP sensor may seem tame compared to the behemoth sizes currently around but the Canon EOS 1D Mark IV offers 10fps and 45-point AF. Ideal for sports and wildlife shooters.

Best professional DSLR for budget

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