Edited By Piyush, Reviewed By Shashank

Are you looking for a DSLR but are clueless about what to look for in a DSLR? Do you have a price range in mind but do not know what options are available in the same?

Don’t worry!, This article is going to capture the 10 best DSLR cameras that will best suit beginners and their budget! In the end, you will also find a buyer’s guide, where we will pick out some of our favourites.

Cameras are no longer the luxury item they used to be and have become an essential gadget. It finds its utility in all vocations and by all from young to old.

The love for clicking images has increased proficiently and not only this but also the rise in jobs has opened the gates for people to buy cameras and get themselves into the field of photography.

DSLR Camera

You are definitely going to agree to the fact that with the advancement in technology work, a camera can definitely act as your friend if you wish to get into the field of photography and videography. Cameras are portable devices that can be easily carried by you, and which allows you to get your work done anywhere and anytime and also capture images that you can view later and cherish.

Now that content creation is at its peak where a lot of young and old people are doing vlogging, blogging, posting pictures, and videos. It is imperative for them to own a camera of decent quality which will fetch them good content, and further good money. With the constant advancements in technology, cameras too have upgraded with various lenses, tripods, and setup.

Although smartphones nowadays come with good quality lenses, it is far from the settings and features provided by the professional camera. Now when you are completely aware of its functionality let’s look at the list.  Hopefully, by the end of this article, you will be on an informed path to make your own decision in choosing over from these top ten cameras .

We Highly recommend you to read the Ink DSLR Camera Buying Guide at the end of this article to get in-depth knowledge about the latest DSLR camera technologies and tips on making an informed decision about which product to buy for your needs 🙂

Let's explore the list and have a look at the features along with the pros and cons of the Top 10 Best DSLR Cameras for Beginners in India.

Top 10 Best DSLR Cameras for Beginners in India

Although my favorite among all is Canon EOS 1500D (EF-S 18-55MM F/3.5-F/5.6 IS II KIT LENS) but you must check all of them to make your buying decision.

 1. Canon EOS 1500D

Canon EOS 1500D (EF-S 18-55MM F/3.5-F/5.6 IS II KIT LENS) Digital SLR Camera

Specifications

  • Viewfinder: PentaMirror
  • Display Type: LCD
  • Shutter Speed: 1/4000- 30 sec
  • Battery: Lithium-ion
  • ISO: 100-6400
  • Megapixels: 24.1
  • Sensor: APS-C CMOS
  • Screen Size: 3 Inches
  • Digital Storage Capacity: 64 GB

Canon EOS 1500D 24.1 Digital SLR Camera (Black) with EF S18-55 is II Lens, 16GB Card and Carry Case has an APS-C CMOS Sensor with 24.1 megapixels i.e. high resolution for large prints and image cropping.

It provides Full HD video resolution along with full manual control and selectable frame rates, making it amazing for high-quality video work as well as for shooting.

 Its Image Processor consists of DIGIC 4+ with 9 autofocus points which are necessary for burst photography and autofocus.

The ISO level ranges from 100-6400 sensitivity range making it beneficial to click photos in low light and generating grain-free pictures.

The Connectivity includes WiFi with Type 802.11 b/g/n, NFC, HDMI Bluetooth built-in, USB with a Type 2.0 and Pict bridge making it easy for your camera to control remotely and transfer images wirelessly. The price of the product is Rs 34,994.00. The video resolution quality available are 1920x1080 Pixels (1080p HD), 1280x720 Pixels (720p HD), 640x480 Pixels (VGA).

The fps ranges from 1080p Frame rate : 24, 25, 30; 720p Frame rate : 60VGA Frame rate : 30. It weighs around 475 g with a screen display size of 3 inches. It has an LCD Display Type with a PentaMirror Viewfinder and various brightness level adjustments available. It also has a Digital Storage Capacity of 64 GB.

Its battery capacity is 860 mAh, 7.4 volts and it requires 1 Lithium-ion battery. The camera’s storage file system consists of DCF, EXIF and DPOF along with memory card types like SD, SDHC and SDXC.

It has a built-in monaural microphone, wind filter, sound level recording adjustable and has a built-in flash with a flash range of 17mm and flash features consist of External Flash and Flash Exposure Compensation. It also has a shutter speed of 1/4000- 30 sec. and a lens focal length of 18-55 mm. With these specs, it is no doubt the best Canon DSLR for beginners and also the best DSLR camera for beginners.

Pros

  • Fast Autofocus
  • Easy to use
  • Good Battery Backup
  • Provides Various Modes

Cons

  • There is no shortcut or assigned button to change F stop (aperture)
  • White Balance feature isn’t good
  • Weaker camera zoom
  • Slower Fingerprint Sensor
  • No headphone jack

2. Canon PowerShot SX540HS 20.3MP Digital Camera

Canon PowerShot SX540HS 20.3MP Digital Camera with 50x Optical Zoom (Black) + Memory Card + Camera Case

Specifications

  • Brightness Adjustment Level: 5
  • Display Type: LCD
  • Shutter Speed: 1/2000- 1 sec
  • Battery: Lithium-ion
  • ISO : 80-3200
  • Megapixels: 20.3
  • Sensor: APS-C CMOS
  • Screen Size: 3 Inches
  • Digital Storage Capacity: 16 GB

Canon PowerShot SX540HS 20.3MP Digital Camera with 50x Optical Zoom (Black) + Memory Card + Camera Case has an APS-C CMOS sensor with 20.3 megapixels, i.e. high resolution for large prints and image cropping.

It provides HD video resolution with full manual control and selectable frame rates.

 Its Image Processor consists of DIGIC 6 with 1 autofocus point which is necessary for burst photography and autofocus.

The ISO level ranges from 80-3200 sensitivity range making it beneficial to click photos in low light and generating grain-free pictures. 

The Connectivity includes Wi-Fi with Type 802.11 b/g/n, Nfc, HDMI, Bluetooth built-in, Pictbridge, and USB with a Type 2.0, 480 MB and a UHS Speed Class 1 compatible, making it easy for your camera to control remotely and transfer images wirelessly. The video resolution quality available 1920x1080 Pixels (1080p HD), ,1280x720 Pixels (720p HD), 640x480 Pixels (VGA).

The fps ranges from 1080p Frame rate : 30, 60; 720p Frame rate : 30VGA Frame rate : 30. It weighs around 442 g with a screen display size of 3 inches. It has an LCD Display Type with 5 brightness level adjustments available. It has an included memory card size of 16 GB. It has a rechargeable battery that can take a number of 205 shots and it requires 1 Lithium-ion battery.

The camera’s storage file system consists of DCF, EXIF, and DPOF along with memory card types like SD, SDHC and SDXC. Its special feature includes that it has a 50x Optical Zoom with 100x ZoomPlus and has a built-in flash with a flash range of 5.5mm and flash features consists of Flash exposure compensation, Manual power adjustment.

It also has a shutter speed of 1/2000- 1 sec. and a lens focal length of 4.3-215 mm.

Pros

  • Speed of transferring file is good
  • It is lightweight
  • Excellent zoom

Cons

  • The number of images a user can capture in a single charge is comparatively less than the usual DSLR

3. Nikon D3500 DX-Format DSLR Two Lens Kit

Nikon D3500 DX-Format DSLR Two Lens Kit with AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR & AF-P DX Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED (Black) 16 GB Class 10 SD Card and DSLR Bag

Specifications

  • Viewfinder: PentaMirror
  • Display Type: LCD
  • Shutter Speed: 1/4000- 30 sec
  • Battery: Lithium-ion
  • ISO : 100-25600
  • Megapixels: 24.2
  • Sensor: APS-C CMOS
  • Screen Size: 3 Inches
  • Digital Storage Capacity: 64 GB

Nikon D3500 DX-Format DSLR Two Lens Kit with AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR & AF-P DX Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED (Black) 16 GB Class 10 SD Card and DSLR Bag. 

Has an APS-C CMOS Sensor with 24.2 megapixels i.e. high resolution for large prints and image cropping.

It provides  Full HD video resolution along with full manual control and selectable frame rates, making it amazing for high-quality video work as well shooting with great precision.

Its Image Processor consists of Expeed 4 with 11 autofocus points, which are necessary for burst photography and autofocus. 

The ISO level ranges from 100-25600 sensitivity range, making it beneficial to click photos in low light and generating grain-free pictures. The Connectivity includes WiFi with Type v 4.1, HDMI  with a mini USB, NFC, Bluetooth built-in and USB with a Type 3.1, making it easy for your camera to control remotely and transfer images wirelessly.

The price of the product is Rs 53,950.00. The video resolution quality available are 1920x1080 Pixels (1080p HD), 1280x720 Pixels (720p HD). The fps ranges from 1080p Frame rate : 24, 25, 30,60; 720p Frame rate : 30,60. It weighs around 390.09 g with a screen display size of 3 inches.

It has an LCD Display Type with a Penta Mirror Viewfinder and various brightness level adjustments available. It also has a Digital Storage Capacity of 64 GB. It has a rechargeable battery which can take a number of shots with 72 frames and it requires a Lithium-ion battery.

The camera’s storage file system consists of DCF and EXIF along with memory card types like SD, SDHC and SDXC. It has a built-in microphone and has a built-in flash with a flash range of 7mm and flash features consists of External Flash, Manual Power adjustment and Flash Exposure Compensation. It also has a shutter speed of 1/4000- 30 sec. and a lens focal length of 55-18 mm.

Pros

  • It is very handy
  • Picture quality is amazing
  • Amazing battery backup

Cons

  • Fixed rear screen
  • No 4K video

4. Nikon D3500 W/AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR

Nikon D3500 W/AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR with 16GB Memory Card and Carry Case (Black)

Specifications

  • Viewfinder: PentaMirror
  • Display Type: LCD
  • Shutter Speed: 1/4000- 30 sec
  • Battery: Lithium-ion
  • ISO : 100-25600
  • Megapixels: 24.2
  • Sensor: APS-C CMOS
  • Screen Size: 3 Inches
  • Digital Storage Capacity: 512 GB
  • Lens Focal Length: 18-55 mm.

Nikon D3500 W/AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR with 16GB Memory Card and Carry Case (Black).

Has an APS-C CMOS Sensor with 24.2 megapixels i.e. high resolution for large prints and image cropping.

It provides Full HD video resolution along with full manual control and selectable frame rates making it amazing for high-quality video work as well shooting with great precision.

Its Image Processor consists of Expeed 4 with 11 autofocus points, which is necessary for burst photography and autofocus.

The ISO level ranges from 100 - 25600 sensitivity range making it beneficial to click photos in low light and generating grain-free pictures. 

The Connectivity includes Wi-Fi,  HDMI, Bluetooth built-in and NFC, making it easy for your camera to control remotely and transfer images wirelessly. The price of the product is Rs 36,250.00. The video resolution quality available are 1920x1080 Pixels (1080p HD), 1280x720 Pixels (720p HD). The fps ranges from 1080p Frame rate : 24, 25, 30, 60; 720p Frame rate : 30, 60.

It weighs around 390 g with a screen display size of 3 inches. It has an LCD Display Type with a PentaMirror Viewfinder and various brightness level adjustments available. It also has an Included Memory Card Size 512 GB. It has a rechargeable battery which can take a number of shots with 72 frames and it requires Lithium-ion battery.

The camera’s storage file system consists of DCF and EXIF along with memory card types like SD, SDHC and SDXC. It has a built-in microphone and has an external flash with a continuous shooting speed of 5 fps and flash features consists of External Flash, Manual Power adjustment and Flash Exposure Compensation. It also has a lens focal length of 18-55 mm. With this specs, it can be considered that Nikon D3500 W/AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR is the best beginner DSLR.

Pros

  • It is very handy
  • Good Battery Backup

Cons

  • No geo-tagging feature
  • Fixed rear screen

5. Nikon D5600 with AF-P 18-55 mm + AF-P 70-300 mm VR Kit

Nikon D5600 with AF-P 18-55 mm + AF-P 70-300 mm VR Kit with Bag and 16GB Memory Card Free

Specifications

  • Viewfinder: PentaMirror
  • Display Type: LCD
  • Shutter Speed: 1/4000- 30 sec
  • Battery: Lithium-ion
  • ISO : 100-25600
  • Megapixels: 24.2
  • Sensor: APS-C CMOS
  • Screen Size: 3.2 Inches
  • Digital Storage Capacity: 64 GB

Nikon D5600 with AF-P 18-55 mm + AF-P 70-300 mm VR Kit with Bag and 16GB Memory Card Free.

Has an APS-C CMOS Sensor with 24.2 megapixels i.e. high resolution for large prints and image cropping.

It provides a video resolution with Full HD video quality along with time-lapse movies.  

Its Image Processor consists of Expeed 4 with 9 autofocus points, which are necessary for burst photography and autofocus.

The ISO level ranges from 100-25600 sensitivity range, making it beneficial to click photos in low light and generating grain-free pictures.

The Connectivity includes Wi-Fi with Type 802.11 b/g, v 4.1, NFC, HDMI   Bluetooth built-in, USB with a Type 2.0, 480 MB and Pictbridge, making it easy for your camera to control remotely and transfer images wirelessly. The price of the product is Rs 67,990.00. The video resolution quality available are 1920x1080 Pixels (1080p HD), 1280x720 Pixels (720p HD).

The fps ranges from 1080p Frame rate : 24, 25, 30, 60 ; 720p Frame rate  : 24, 25, 30, 60. It weighs around 415 g with a screen display size of 3.2 inches. It has an LCD Display Type with a PentaMirror Viewfinder and various brightness level adjustments available. It also has an Included Memory Card Size 16 GB.

 It has a rechargeable battery, which can take a number of shots with 72 frames and it requires Lithium-ion battery. The camera’s storage file system consists of DCF and EXIF along with memory card types like SD, SDHC and SDXC.

It has a built-in monaural microphone, designed for portability, this lightweight camera features an innovative monologue structure, strengthened with a carbon-fibre composite material for outstanding durability. In addition, sharing your moments through the Snap Bridge application is now become easier with One-Time Setup 3. 

It also has a shutter speed of 1/4000- 30 sec. and a lens focal length of 18-55 mm.

Pros

  • Small Size
  • Good Liveview Performance

Cons

  • SnapBridge system still needs work
  • Limited Eternal Controls

6. Canon EOS 80D 24.2MP Digital SLR Camera

Canon EOS 80D 24.2MP Digital SLR Camera (Black) + EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 Image Stabilization USM Lens Kit + 16GB Memory Card

Specifications

  • Viewfinder: Pentaprism
  • Display Type: LCD
  • Shutter Speed: 1/8000- 30 sec
  • Battery: Lithium-ion
  • ISO : 100-12800
  • Megapixels: 24.2
  • Sensor: APS-C CMOS
  • Screen Size: 3 Inches
  • Digital Storage Capacity: 16 GB

Canon EOS 80D 24.2MP Digital SLR Camera (Black) + EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 Image Stabilization USM Lens Kit + 16GB Memory Card has an APS-C CMOS Sensor with 24.2 megapixels.

High resolution for large prints and image cropping.

It provides Full HD video resolution along with full manual control and selectable frame rates, making it amazing for high-quality video work as well as shooting with great precision.

Its Image Processor consists of DIGIC 4 with 45 autofocus points, which are necessary for burst photography and autofocus.

The ISO level ranges from 100-12800 sensitivity range, making it beneficial to click photos in low light and generating grain-free pictures.

The Connectivity includes Wi-Fi with Type 802.11 b/g/n, NFC, HDMI  Bluetooth built-in and USB with a Type 2.0, 480 MB, making it easy for your camera to control remotely and transfer images wirelessly. The price of the product is Rs 1,04,395.00. The video resolution quality available are 1920x1080 Pixels (1080p HD), 1280x720 Pixels (720p HD).

The fps ranges from 1080p Frame rate : 24, 25, 30, 60 ; 720p Frame rate : 25, 30, 60. It weighs around 730 g with a screen display size of 3 inches. It has an LCD Display Type with a PentaPrism Viewfinder and various brightness level adjustments available. It also has an Included Memory Card Size 16 GB.

It has a rechargeable battery, which can take a number of shots with 300 frames and it requires 1 Lithium Metal battery. The camera’s storage file system consists of DCF and DPOF along with memory card types like SD, SDHC and SDXC, Eye-Fi.

It has a built-in microphone, and Lens Mount with EF-S mount compatible with all EF and EF-S lenses (crop-sensor mount versatile and compact, especially when used with EF-S lenses) and has a built-in flash with a flash range of 7mm and flash features consists of Flash Exposure Compensation. It also has a shutter speed of 1/8000- 30 sec. and a lens focal length of 18-135 mm.

Pros

  • Good Ergonomics
  • Amazing image quality

Cons

  • Slight Haze in some areas at High ISO

7. Canon EOS 5D Mark IV 30.4 MP Digital SLR Camera 

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV 30.4 MP Digital SLR Camera (Black) + EF 24-105mm is II USM Lens Kit + Sennheiser AVX-Combo SET-4-US Digital Wireless Microphone System

Specifications

  • Viewfinder: Pentaprism
  • Display Type: LCD
  • Shutter Speed: 1/8000- 30 sec
  • Battery: Lithium-ion
  • ISO : 100-32000
  • Megapixels: 30.4
  • Sensor: Full-frame CMOS
  • Screen Size: 3.2 Inches
  • Brightness Level Adjustments: 7

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV 30.4 MP Digital SLR Camera (Black) + EF 24-105mm is II USM Lens Kit + Sennheiser AVX-Combo SET-4-US Digital Wireless Microphone System.

Has a full-frame CMOS Sensor with 30.4 megapixels i.e. high resolution for large prints and image cropping.

It provides 4K video resolution along with full manual control and selectable frame rates making it amazing for high-quality video work as well as shooting with great precision.

Its Image Processor consists of DIGIC 6+ with 61 autofocus points, which are necessary for burst photography and autofocus. 

The ISO level ranges from 100-32000 sensitivity range, making it beneficial to click photos in low light and generating grain-free pictures. The Connectivity includes Wi-Fi with Type 802.11 b/g/n, NFC, HDMI  Bluetooth built-in and USB with a Type 3.0,  making it easy for your camera to control remotely and transfer images wirelessly.

The price of the product is Rs 3,76,395.00. The video resolution quality available are 1920x1080 Pixels (1080p HD), 1280x720 Pixels (720p HD). The fps ranges from 1080p Frame rate : 24, 30, 60. With a screen display size of 3.2 inches. It has an LCD Display Type with a Pentaprism Viewfinder and 7 brightness level adjustments available.

Sennheiser Pro Audio Sennheiser AVX-COMBO SET Digital Wireless Microphone System consists of Ultra-compact AVX receiver, which plugs directly into the XLR audio input.

The  AVX switches on and off automatically with the camera using P48 phantom power., AVX also automatically sets input sensitivity for optimum recording levels and AVX automatically selects operating frequencies to eliminate interference, rf frequency ranges 1,880 to 1,930 Mhz along with ME2 Lavalier and AVX42 Handheld Transmitter with MD42. 

It has a rechargeable battery which can take a number of shots with 900 frames and 1 Lithium-ion battery. The camera’s storage file system consists of DCF and DPOF along with memory card types like CF, SD, SDHC and SDXC.

It has a built-in monaural microphone and flash features consist of External Flash and Flash Exposure Compensation. It also has a shutter speed of 1/8000- 30 sec. and a lens focal length of 24-105 mm.

Pros

  • Good Handling
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF for live view and video
  • The sensor is good

Cons

  • Fixed Rear Screen
  • The 1.64 X  crop makes it difficult to get wide-angle shots

8. Nikon D7500 20.9MP Digital SLR Camera

Nikon D7500 20.9MP Digital SLR Camera (Black) with AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens (with Bag)

Specifications

  • Viewfinder: Pentaprism
  • Display Type: LCD
  • Shutter Speed: 1/8000- 30 sec
  • Battery: Lithium-ion
  • ISO : 100-51200
  • Megapixels: 20.9
  • Sensor: CMOS
  • Screen Size: 3.2 Inches
  • Included Memory Card Size: 16 GB

Nikon D7500 20.9MP Digital SLR Camera (Black) with AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens (with Bag) has a CMOS Sensor with 20.9 megapixels i.e. high resolution for large prints and image cropping.

It provides a video resolution 4K UHD (30p) high-quality video, compatible with MP4 format for easy playback on smart devices.

Its Image Processor consists of Expeed 5. The ISO level ranges from 100-51200 sensitivity range, making it beneficial to click photos in low light and generating grain-free pictures.

The Connectivity includes Wi-Fi with Type 802.11 b/g, v 4.1, NFC, HDMI, Bluetooth built-in, USB with a Type 2.0, 480 MB and Pictbridge, making it easy for your camera to control remotely and transfer images wirelessly. 

The price of the product is Rs 94,950.00. The video resolution quality available are 3840x2160 Pixels (2160p), 1920x1080 Pixels (1080p HD), 1280x720 Pixels (720p HD). The fps ranges from 1080p Frame rate : 24, 25, 30, 60 ; 720p Frame rate : 60.

It weighs around 753 g with a screen display size of 3.2 inches. It has an LCD Display Type with a Pentaprism Viewfinder and various brightness level adjustments available. It also has an Included Memory Card Size 16 GB. 

AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens has Silent Wave Motor (SWM), which is incorporated to ensure quiet AF operation and is  DX-format compatible, with high-power approx. 7.8x normal zoom lens, covering a focal-length range from 18 to 140 mm.

It has a rechargeable battery, which can take a number of shots with 72 frames and it requires Lithium-ion battery. The camera’s storage file system consists of DCF, DPOF and EXIF along with memory card types like SD, SDHC and SDXC. It has a built-in monaural microphone and has a built-in flash with a Hot Shoe flash mount.

Slimmer body with an easier-to-hold deep grip enabled by the monocoque structure, while weighing just approx. 640 g/1 lb 6.6 oz along with 180K-pixel RGB sensor drastically, which enhances the accuracy of various auto controls. It also has a shutter speed of 1/8000- 30 sec. and a lens focal length of 18-140 mm.

Pros

  • Has 4K Video resolution
  • Amazing ISO performance
  • It’s handy and lightweight

Cons

  • Provides 1 card slot
  • Lacks in screen design

9. Canon EOS 90D Digital SLR Camera

Canon EOS 90D Digital SLR Camera with 18-135 is USM Lens with 16GB Card

Specifications

  • Viewfinder: Pentaprism
  • Display Type: LCD
  • Shutter Speed: 1/8000- 30 sec
  • Battery: Lithium-ion
  • ISO : 100-51200
  • Megapixels: 32.5
  • Sensor: APS-C CMOS
  • Screen Size: 3 Inches
  • Included Memory Card Size: 16 GB

Canon EOS 90D Digital SLR Camera with 18-135 is USM Lens with 16GB Card has an APS-C CMOS Sensor with 32.5 megapixels i.e. high resolution for large prints and image cropping.

It provides a video resolution with 4K UHD 30P/ Full HD 120P video quality; making it amazing for high-quality video work as well as for shooting with great precision.

High-speed continuous shooting of up to 10 fps. The ISO level ranges from 100-51200 sensitivity range making it beneficial to click photos in low light and generating grain-free pictures.

The shutter has continuous shots with OVF: 10 fps (One-Shot AF and AI Servo AF),  Live View: 11 fps (One-Shot AF), 7 fps (Servo AF). 

The Connectivity includes Wi-Fi, NFC, HDMI Bluetooth built-in and USB, which makes  it easy for your camera to control remotely and transfer images wirelessly. The price of the product is Rs 1,27,495.00. The video resolution quality available are 3840 x 2160, 1920x1080 Pixels (1080p HD), 1280x720 Pixels (720p HD), 640x480 Pixels (VGA).

It weighs around 660 g with a screen display size of 3 inches. It has a fully articulated LCD Display Type with a Pentaprism Viewfinder and various brightness level adjustments available. It also has an Included Memory Card Size 16 GB. It has a rechargeable battery which requires 1 Lithium-ion battery.

With Image Resolution 6960 x 4640 (L), 4800 x 3200 (M), 3472 x 2320 (S1), 2400 x 1600 (S2), 6960 x 4640 (RAW/C-RAW).  It has a built-in monaural microphone and has a built-in flash with a flash range of 7mm and flash modes consists of E-TTL II Auto flash, FE Lock, Manual Pop-up, Retractable also Equipped with an approx. 220, 000 Pixel new AE sensor and EOS iTR AF (face detection).  

It also has a shutter speed of 1/8000- 30 sec.

Pros

  • Provides Vari- angle touchscreen
  • Very comfortable to use

Cons

  • Provides Limited Buffer Capacity
  • Not much grain from 32 fps
  • Lacks ALL-I video processing

10. Nikon D500 20.9MP Digital SLR Camera

Nikon D500 20.9MP Digital SLR Camera (Black) with AF-S DX 16-80 f/2.8-4E ED VR Lens and 64 GB High-Speed Sandisk Card

Specifications

  • Viewfinder: Pentaprism
  • Display Type: LCD
  • Shutter Speed: 1/8000- 30 sec
  • Battery: Lithium-ion
  • ISO : 100-51200
  • Megapixels: 20.9
  • Sensor: APS-C CMOS
  • Screen Size: 3.2 Inches
  • Included Memory Card Size: 16 GB
  • Brightness Level Adjustment: Yes

Nikon D500 20.9MP Digital SLR Camera (Black) with AF-S DX 16-80 f/2.8-4E ED VR Lens and 64 GB High-Speed Sandisk Card has an APS-C CMOS Sensor with 20.9 megapixels i.e. high resolution for large prints and image cropping.

It provides an Automated AF fine-tune makes it easier to adjust subtle differences in focusing,, and a custom setting allows quick AF-area mode switching.

The ISO level ranges from 100-51200 sensitivity range making it beneficial to click photos in low light and generating grain-free pictures.

The Connectivity includes Wi-Fi, NFC, HDMI  Bluetooth built-in, USB making it easy for your camera to control remotely and transfer images wirelessly. 

It also has a 153  focus point with broader, denser image area coverage allowing incredible subject acquisition performance. The price of the product is Rs 1,86,450.00. It weighs around 860 g with a screen display size of 3.2 inches. It has an LCD Display Type with a Pentaprism Viewfinder and various brightness level adjustments available.

It also has an Included Memory Card Size 16 GB. Its mode is Programmed Aauto with options like flexible program (P), shutter-priority auto (S), aperture-priority auto (A), manual (M), Exposure Compensation: –5 to +5EV, in steps of 1/3, 1/2 or 1EV, Exposure Lock: Luminosity locked at detected value.

It has a rechargeable battery and it requires 1 Lithium-ion battery. The camera’s storage file system consists of DCF and EXIF along with memory card types like SD, SDHC and SDXC. It has a built-in microphone and has a built-in flash. It has Dust-Reduction System: Image sensor cleaning, image dust off reference data (Capture NX-D software required).

It also has Compatible Lenses which are Compatible with AF NIKKOR lenses, including type G, E and D lenses (some restrictions apply to PC lenses) and DX lenses, AI-P NIKKOR lenses and non-CPU AI lenses (exposure modes A and M only), IX NIKKOR lenses, lenses for the F3AF and non-AI lenses cannot be used.

Pros

  • Amazing 10 fps continuous shooting
  • Provides huge raw buffer capacity

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Highest ISO expansion banding shows banding

Buyer's Guide: How to Purchase DSLR Cameras

The camera is one of the most essential gadgets that one should own. 

While there are many other gadgets with similar features such as mobile phones and tablets, students and photographers still consider the camera to be the best for capturing photos and recording videos. But the huge camera options available in various price ranges can confuse the individual.

Well, as you already have a detailed look at each of those ten DSLR cameras, now you may be wondering what would be best for you

Since, there are so many companies, brands and models out there, it can be a difficult choice. But you don't need to worry, I've made it easy for you. I have discussed some parameters below, which will help you in choosing the best DSLR for beginners.

Available Budget

Price of a camera plays a very important role in deciding a camera.

This is undoubtedly the first step in purchasing a DSLR camera. Buyers must be honest with themselves, know how much they have budgeted to buy a DSLR camera, and if their favorite camera is a little over budget, do they have extra money for it or not.

Once you know your budget, you can easily reduce your choice a bit, and trust me, it helps. The budget also helps in the determination of other factors which you will learn about as you keep reading.

Camera Lenses

One of the most important characteristics to consider when choosing your ideal DSLR is its compatible system of lenses. Lenses are the most important tools for elevating the actual quality of an image or a video and can decide whether a photograph/ video has been rendered professionally or not.

Since the choice of a DSLR directly affects the type of lenses being used, this is the first crucial step after the budget. Lenses often end up being the constant investment over time in regard to photography equipment, with camera bodies fluctuating more quickly.

Speed and Performance

Although the speed and performance of most cameras available on the market today are fast, you should not ignore these specifications before buying your desired DSLR camera. Mirrorless or DSLRs are better in terms of performance than compact cameras as they take more pictures per second and focus faster.  

While  there may be few compact cameras that provide better features than DSLRs, everyone wants a camera that can ensure more work is done with less time. Hence , a camera like a DSLR with a good processor and other features needs to be considered so that it doesn’t hamper your work time. 

Interchangeable Lens

The interchangeable lens is another aspect which may be equally important. The features of a camera do differentiate it from one another but the camera which provides you to change lenses does provide you with an edge over other cameras as it provides the user various innovative options to choose from and improves the quality of your work. Thus, it is recommended to choose an interchangeable lens.

Size and Weight

No matter how good a photographer you are, still, the size and weight of the camera does affect the performance of the user.

It gets difficult to be carried around everywhere. If you have a bulky camera it may result in capturing a few images whereas if the camera would be light it may be easy to capture images easily. Hence, while purchasing a camera one must consider the size and weight as well while looking at other features.

Ergonomics

Another essential element is Ergonomics.

It is vital to ensure that the camera fits right into your hand and you are not facing any difficulty so it’s advisable that you try it before buying it. The camera should provide quick access to the functions used and not only on this, the menus and functions used should also be simple and easily customized.

The touchscreen option can make things easier but it can cause difficulty if the menus are not properly organized. Thus, it is necessary to try the camera before purchasing it.

Accessories

This guide is applicable to you only if you’re planning to take up photography/ videography professionally and not for your own picture capture. You need to understand that over time you will pick up lenses and other accessories which are going to be cost-intensive.

The accessories should be of the same brand as the camera so that they are of maximum compatibility. The buying guide for the camera is therefore essential so that if you can select the genre, you might be able to plan and invest in the long term.

Image Stabilization

This is yet another important aspect to be considered before purchasing a laptop. Image stabilization helps remove blur from the photographs by shifting the lens physically. As it gets difficult to capture images with long lenses thus this feature helps a lot in getting a good photographic shot.   

One of the most useful assets for many photographers is some form of image stabilization, which helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake caused by lengthy shutter speeds or longer focal lengths.

There are two main types of image stabilization available: lens-shift type image stabilization and sensor-shift type image stabilization.

Depending on the manufacturer, some prefer to incorporate the necessary stabilization systems within the lenses, whereas other manufacturers prefer to incorporate in-camera image stabilization.

In-camera image stabilization is more beneficial as any mounted lens effectively becomes stabilized and reaps the benefits of the system for more effective handheld shooting capabilities.

Incorporation of image stabilization within select lens designs is beneficial in the sense that it can be tailored specifically for a certain lens in order to maximize stabilization performance, and is subsequently more effective than body-based stabilization.

Megapixel Resolution

Although, the talk of the town is always how many megapixels a camera has and most advertisements and media focus on the number of megapixels the camera supports, but in reality, the megapixel count is relatively unimportant when buying a digital SLR.

In theory, the number of megapixels in an image file dictates the size to which it can be printed. However, you can produce excellent A3-sized prints from a 5- or 6-megapixel DSLR camera – provided the original shot was correctly exposed and edited.

Furthermore, an 8-megapixel sensor has only 30% more photosites than a 6-megapixel sensor. At the correct viewing distance for A3 prints, this difference will be negligible. Few photo enthusiasts are likely to want prints bigger than A3+ size, which is well within the capabilities of all current models.

Sensor Size

As far as the quality and the exposure flexibility of a picture are to be examined – and these are the main reasons people buy SLR cameras – the most important criteria are the size of the sensor and the size of each photosite on it.

The larger the photosite’s surface area, the lighter it can capture and the more information it can record. The more information that goes to the camera’s image processor, the greater the dynamic (tonal) range in the resulting image – and the better the picture quality.

The differences are most obvious in shots taken in bright, contrasty conditions and in dim lighting. In bright lighting, the small sensors of compact digicams cannot record details in the brightest and darkest areas.

The resulting pictures have blocked-up shadows and blown-out highlights and, when no detail is recorded, there is no way to tweak the image to improve the situation.

Autofocus

Proper focus is single-handedly one of the integral parts of great photography. This is because it helps you attract the attention of the audience to the point where you want to focus. Therefore, you should always be on the lookout because a great shot is only a focus away from a mediocre shot.

I am listing down a few steps you can carry out to test the autofocus system while you’re checking out a potential camera. First, turn the camera on, and look through the viewfinder or the LCD screen. Next, press the shutter release halfway down to activate the autofocus system, and then focus on something in the frame.

Look for these answers while you’re taking the test: Does the camera focus quickly?

Does it focus accurately? Now, try focusing on something close to you, then something far away, and then close again. If the camera is slow to focus as you change what you’re looking at, or has difficulty focusing on the right thing, then you may want to look for another camera.

You might be aware that wildlife photographers are on the constant lookout and they sometimes take days and years to take a shot that stays with us forever. When you see something worth capturing, you should be able to focus quickly and accurately.

If your camera does not meet your expectations, you will lose many shots and eventually get frustrated with photography. Therefore, the agility of the camera to autofocus becomes crucial.

Video Recording

Since 2008, high-definition video recording has been an integral feature of DSLRs and, from there onwards, video recording has become one of the most important and noteworthy technologies for a camera.

DSLRs and their use in the professional and enthusiast video realms have grown incredibly quickly, due to a number of benefits that DSLRs offer over video cameras, including the physical size of the image sensor and the ability to utilize a much larger array of lenses.

Monitors and Viewfinders

All current DSLRs provide both a rear monitor, for live view monitoring, image playback, and menu navigation, and a viewfinder for eye-level finding when composing imagery. They utilize an optical viewfinder system with either a pentaprism or pentamirror design.

Pentaprisms come at the expense of slightly greater weight and size when compared to the pentamirror. The former is constructed from glass to provide a bright image when viewing, whereas, the pentamirror employs a system of mirrors to produce a viewable image slightly darker than that of a pentaprism.

High-end cameras tend to have pentaprisms, whereas entry-level DSLRs more often use pentamirror to maintain the camera’s lightweight and compact appeal.

100% is the ideal choice of the frame coverage in case of a viewfinder in order to see everything within the frame during compositions, but some cameras lose a small portion of the image due to design constraints and therefore have less than 100% frame coverage.

Most cameras have either a 3.0-inch or, more recently, a 3.2-inch monitor, with resolutions ranging from 230k-dot to well over one million pixels. The higher the resolution, the sharper and brighter the image will be on the monitor.

Many monitors also come in various designs that allow the screen to be positioned in such a way that it can be used from high or low angles without you having to crawl on the ground; or simply point and shoot from higher angles. If you already know that these might be required by you, do look for such monitors. 

With the advent of technology, many screens also feature a touchscreen design, which allows for both menu navigation as well as direct camera and focuses controls from the screen itself.

It is needless to say how helpful it proves to be for focusing and metering, with a touch-enabled system, one can pinpoint specific areas for critical focus and spot exposure metering for greater control than an average metering or focusing system.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which is the Best DSLR camera to buy for beginners in 2021?

With the advancement in technology, the manufacturers have stormed the market with more and more cameras which makes it difficult for buyers/beginners to select a particular option, There are various features which are taken into consideration before selecting a particular camera such as the  Budget, ISO, Shutter Speed, Viewfinder, Weight, SLR  or Image quality. Hence here is the best camera for beginners: Canon EOS Rebel T8i - it has been released during the spring of 2021 with a budget-friendly price and also provides refreshing improvements in the tried and true 24MP package in faster bursts, better video, and upgraded autofocusing. After buying your camera, the next thing that you should do is to learn how to use DSLR camera for beginners.

2. Is it worth getting a DSLR camera?

If you are passionate about pursuing photography or videography as a career option or if you are in the vocation, it is totally worth getting a DSLR Camera. Moreover, now that content creation is at its peak where a lot of young and old people are doing vlogging, blogging, posting pictures and videos. It is imperative of them to own a camera of decent quality which will fetch them good content and further good money.

Additionally, if you are just an enthusiast, who likes and collects pictures of objects or people because that brings you joy, then the camera is also worth getting. Although smartphones nowadays come with good quality lenses, it is far from the settings and features provided by the professional camera.

3. What is the best DSLR camera for video?

In the given article, you will find 10 DSLR cameras best for a user which also mentions the various features which people look for while choosing a laptop. There are various features which a buyer should look for while buying a DSLR camera for videos like stabilization, focusing system, max video resolution, size, weight, battery life, crop factor, ports, slow motion and lens mount. According to me, Canon EOS 80D is the best camera for video as it provides Full HD video resolution along with full manual control and selectable frame rates (great for precision and high-quality video work).

4. Is Nikon sharper than Canon?

The answer in precise or concise terms is No. There's as such no real difference in sharpness between both Nikon and Canon cameras. The difference is of the lens, technique, or processing as Canon offers smoother autofocus and lenses specifically for cinema. During the situation of choosing between camera brands, it's best to compare each camera individually; Nikon may have the best entry level DSLR whereas Canon may have a best DSLR for sports. Hence, both having an edge over one another.

5. Is Canon or Nikon better for beginners?

Well, this a question which is very difficult to answer. Canon and Nikon both have good brand names and any beginner would be happy to have a camera from either of the two brands. Usually, in most circumstances, a beginner should prefer a Nikon camera because it i’s cheaper and the settings, functioning and terminology are simpler than Canon. Thus, making it a more preferred camera. But both give tough competition to each other and are always in high demand in the market.

Here is the List of Top 10  Best DSLR Cameras For Beginners in India

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Piyush

Piyush Kashyap is a Ph.D student at Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology, Sangrur. He is a budding editor/ writer and has been working as a part-time reviewer for online content. He loves to read tech-based articles and has a knack for reviewing such articles He likes to stay updated about the latest trends in technology. He has also been working as a reviewer for many scientific journals. He also writes articles based on science. Know More About Piyush

Piyush Kashyap is a Ph.D student at Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology, Sangrur. He is a budding editor/ writer and has been working as a part-time reviewer for online content. He loves to read tech-based articles and has a knack for reviewing such articles He likes to stay updated about the latest trends in technology. He has also been working as a reviewer for many scientific journals. He also writes articles based on science. Know More About Piyush

Piyush Kashyap is a Ph.D student at Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology, Sangrur. He is a budding editor/ writer and has been working as a part-time reviewer for online content. He loves to read tech-based articles and has a knack for reviewing such articles He likes to stay updated about the latest trends in technology. He has also been working as a reviewer for many scientific journals. He also writes articles based on science. Know More About Piyush

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