Updated: 02/10/2013 11:45 | By Rob Clymo, contributor, MSN Tech
10 best DSLR cameras for beginners and experts too

For when a compact camera simply won't do

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If you feel like youve outgrown your point-and-shoot model and want to explore the world of more advanced DSLR cameras, then ease-of-use will probably feature at the top of your list of requirements. After all, alongside the beefier specification found inside a DSLR, theres little point in having much more picture-taking power at your fingertips if youre not sure which function does what.

However, even using a DSLR in full auto mode will provide an improved photographic experience, including the core benefit of being able to shoot much larger RAW files. Added to that, oodles of extra features and the opportunity to adopt a more manual hands-on approach once youve mastered those new controls, means that its a step well-worth taking. 

So, inspired by our recent 5-star review of the Canon EOS 70D, here are ten of the best DSLRs that deliver way more than a conventional compact ever can, while retaining relatively simple and easy-to-use functionality thatll help to take your photography to the next level. Yes, some of them are very expensive and yes, for a while you may only be using one of these snappers to a fraction of its abilities but if you're going to jump in the DSLR puddle - you may as well do it with both feet.

You may also already be a DSLR expert - if so, you may just find your next upgrade over the next few pages....

Click through the gallery for the full top 10, including some of 2013's biggest new releases....

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