5 Best Entry Level DSLRs for the Beginners

Back then when photography was not a fad, point-and-shoot cameras were the only buying option with limited filters and manual settings. Some people still believe that DSLR cameras are for professionals only. That’s not the case. There is a whole range of entry-level DSLRs for the people who think they are ready to step to the next level keeping in mind the lesser known hacks of using a DSLR.

In this blog, we tell you about best entry level DSLR cameras that a beginner can buy under Rs 30K.


Nikon D3300

Sensor: APS-C CMOS | Megapixels: 24.2 | Screen: 3-inch fixed, 921,000 dots | ISO Range: 100 to 12,800 | Continuous shooting speed: 5fps | Lens mount: Nikon DX | Max video resolution: 1080p (60 fps) | Weight: 460g | Price: Rs 25,490- 29,259

The range of manual controls let the user play with the settings and click pictures as per the light setting. The camera also has a guide mode where you can view how to click pictures under various modes and step by step instructions for the same. There is no built-in WiFi in Nikon D3300 and fancies a fixed screen. The camera is still a great pick for the amateurs.


canon eos 700d

Sensor: APS-C CMOS | Megapixels: 18 | ISO Range: 100 to 12,800 (expandable upto 25600) | Screen: 3-inch articulating touchscreen | Continuous shooting speed: 5fps | Max video resolution: 1080p (30 fps) | Weight: 525g | Price: Rs 30,900-32,490

Canon EOS 700D is one of the best entry level DSLR with high-quality images. The camera features a Vari-angle Clear View LCD II with capacitive touch screen which is capable of moving 360 degrees. The EOS 700D has the improved auto-focus with a 9-point, all cross-type AF system. The camera has 7 different filters to click best results. It shoots very good low light images even without the flash because of the expandable ISO range.



Sensor: DX-format CMOS | Megapixels: 24.2 | ISO Range: 100 to 6400 (expandable upto 25600) | Screen: 3 inch TFT LCD  | Continuous shooting speed: 5fps | Max video resolution: 1080p (30 fps) | Weight: 555g | Price: Rs 25,990 – 26,490

The Nikon D5200 is equipped with a 24.2 megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor and best in class 39-point AF system which altogether deliver high-quality images. The vari-angle screen offers room to shoot pictures from different viewing angles. The camera has a 32GB of internal storage and supports SD card.



Sensor:  CMOS | Megapixels: 18.0 | ISO Range: 100 to 6400 (expandable upto 12800) | Screen: 3 inch TFT LCD  | Continuous shooting speed: 3fps | Max video resolution: 720p (30 fps) | Weight: 435g | Price: Rs 22,745-26,999

Our next entry of DSLR for the beginners is Canon EOS 1200D. This camera is capable of clicking sharp images, offers creative filters and great low light images. EOS 1200D can shoot HD videos of 720p. It also comes with Scene Intelligent Auto (SIA) mode which enables the camera to switch to a kind of auto-pilot. It recognises the subject and its surrounding and automatically adjusts the shot.



Sensor:  Exmor APS HD CMOS | Megapixels: 20.0 | ISO Range: 100 to 12800 (expandable upto 16000) | Screen: 2.7 inch LCD  | Continuous shooting speed: 5fps | Max video resolution: 1080p (25 fps) | Weight: 492g | Price: Rs 29,859 -30,999

The last entrant in our list Sony SLT-A58K. The autofocus system locks moving subject and keeps it in sharp focus both in case of stills or videos. With the size of the screen, it can a little irksome to view the images for preview as it is only 2.7 inches. The 15-point AF system gives accurate focusing on the subject.

Lights, Camera, Click!

Adeel Ahmed
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