If you are looking for a DSLR camera offering some of the best performing features but often drops buying it, then you’ve come to the right place. DSLR’s are always associated with professional photographers, and are considered as their tool of capturing the moments with their actual beauty. If you check around you will see a good number of people going crazy for clicking pictures every chance they get, thanks to the great OEMs which are offering some good camera features in their devices. Though the devices come equipped with some extra ordinary camera features, but nothing can replace the quality offered by the DSLRs.
No doubt, that these cameras come with some of the best functions but they are costly as well. Also, cameras with advanced features might confuse the user who is a beginner, trying his hands on the device for the first time and desires to own a DSLR.
We have prepared a list of five cameras which offers some good features, comes with a reasonable price tag and are perfect for the beginners.
Sensor: APS-C CMOS | Megapixels: 24.2MP | Lens mount: Nikon DX | Screen type: 3-inch, 921,000 dots | Maximum continuous shooting speed: 5fps | Max video resolution: 1080p | User level: Beginner
Superb battery life
Easy to use
No touch screen
No microphone port
Nikon has added the SnapBridge feature to this camera which allow users to transfer the images to their smart devices via a constant Bluetooth Low Energy connection. You can also access the images using this connection even if the camera is switched off. So, Nikon D3400 is a camera worth buying if you are a first time DSLR user.
The Nikon D3400 is the successor of the company’s another beginner level DSLR – D3300. It is considered as one of the best choices for the beginners with easy to use functions and good quality results. It comes with an in-built Guide Mode, which teaches the user the art of clicking great pictures with ease. With a 24.2-megapixel image sensor and an EXPEED image processing engine, the camera delivers accurate colours and fine details in the images.
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Canon EOS 1300D
Sensor: APS-C CMOS | Megapixels: 18MP | Lens mount: Canon EF-S | Screen type: 3-inch, 920,000 dots | Maximum continuous shooting speed: 3fps | Max video resolution: 1080p | User level: Beginner
High resolution screen
Wi-Fi and NFC
Slow focusing in live view
While Nikon offers the SnapBridge feature for transferring files to smart devices, the Canon EOS 1300D comes with in-built Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity. In fact, that is the highlight of this camera which differentiates it from its predecessor Canon EOS 1200D. Apart from this, the camera is also equipped with an upgraded image processor-DIGIC 4+ along with a better screen resolution of 920k dots. This results in some good quality pictures and you will love it specially if you are shifting to a DSLR from a point and shoot camera.
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Sensor: APS-C CMOS | Megapixels: 24.1MP | Lens mount: Nikon F mount | Screen type: 3-inch, 921,000 dots | Maximum continuous shooting speed: 5fps | Max video resolution: 1080p | User level: Beginner
Few direct controls
The Nikon D5200 stands third in our list. It is basically an alternative to the much famous D5300 with a reasonable price tag. The camera delivers fine quality images with its 24.1-megapixel sensor when paired with EXPEED 3 image processing engine. Its 2016-pixel RGB sensor provides accurate scene brightness and colour information. In addition to this, the camera comes with a wide ISO range of 100-6400 which can be further extended up to Hi-2 ISO 25600, thus, providing superior quality images in all lighting conditions.
Users who love capturing fast moving objects will appreciate the camera as it comes with a continuous moving speed of 5fps. Overall, the Nikon D5200 is a good camera for beginners with articulating screen combined with simple interface.
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Canon EOS 700D
Sensor: APS-C CMOS | Megapixels: 18MP | Lens mount: Canon EF-S | Screen type: 3-inch articulating touch screen, 1,040,000 dots | Maximum continuous shooting speed: 5fps | Max video resolution: 1080p | User level: Beginner/enthusiast
High quality video
The camera comes with 18-megapixel sensor and DIGIC 5 image processor along with 9-point all cross type AF system which ensures accuracy every time you click a picture. The camera tries to enhance the creativity of the user with its seven different creative filters but these can only be applied after shooting. Apart from this, the camera can also take beautiful pictures under low lighting conditions with its wide ISO range of 100-12800 which is expandable up to 25600 in H mode. Adding comfort to the user, the camera features a vari-angle touch screen with high responsive rate and 360 degrees rotatable mode dial which means it can be twisted around instead of reaching to a point and then twisting back. In all, the camera has everything which you need as a beginner.
Read the full review: Canon EOS 700D
Sensor: APS-C CMOS | Megapixels: 16.3MP | Lens mount: Pentax KAF2 | Screen type: 3-inch, 921,000 dots | Maximum continuous shooting speed: 6fps | Max video resolution: 1080p | User level: Beginner/enthusiast
Excellent image quality
100 percent viewfinder coverage
No focus point display in viewfinder
Last but not the least, comes the Pentax K-500 camera which features a 16-megapixel high performing sensor which delivers promising image quality when paired with the PRIME M image processing engine. It also comes with a special In-Body Shake Reduction and Dust reduction technology which ensures sharp, stabilized and dust free images with any mounted lens. For transferring files to your smart devices, the camera has Eye-Fi Card compatibility. So, Pentax K-500 is a beginners DSLR with excellent image quality at an affordable price.
Read the full review: Pentax K-500