Want to join the world of highly artistic photography, but doubt if you will ever use the camera after purchase? And, sometimes you think about not spending a lot of money on camera. Then here are some entry-level models can help you in finding best one as per your need and budget as well.

 

The Best Cheap DSLR Cameras for Beginners

 

1. Nikon D3300

Price: US$299

Sensor: 24.2 MP, APS-C CMOS

Max. frames per second: 5 FPS

One of the really good cameras in this segment is the Nikon D3300. It weighs only 400 with a small gram, so it does not scare away the non-trained hand of the beginner. Its APS-C sensor has 24.2 MP, which may seem a bit too much for such a sensor, but the camera quite decently removes up to ISO 12800 – which is a good indicator. And 5 frames per second of serial shooting is also good. Of the minuses – the screen does not rotate and is not susceptible to touching. Nikon D3300 can be connected via Wi-Fi to a phone or a computer, but for this you will have to buy a separate module.

 

2. Nikon D3400

Price: US$489

Sensor: 24.2 MP, APS-C CMOS

Max. frames per second: 5 FPS

The launch of Nikon D3400 in the market was a next step after previous model, Nikon D3300. But, as you can see, the price for new one and the “old fashioned” is almost the same. So, what is better in the D3400? The biggest difference is the battery life. While the Nikon D3300 is capable to take 700 pictures whereas it is 1200 for the Nikon D3400. Almost twice as much. The new model also did not get Wi-Fi in the kit, but it had SnapBridge technology, with which (by Bluetooth), the camera automatically transmits images to the smartphone. For journalists, bloggers and just for the fans of Instagram Stories – it might be a good choice. The remaining characteristics are almost unchanged.

 

3. Canon EOS 700D

Price: US$1049

Sensor: 18 MP, APS-C CMOS

Max. frames per second: 5 FPS

Canon EOS 700D is already far from a new model of this line, but that’s why it has an affordable price, whereas the 800D will cost you almost twice as much. But back to Canon EOS 700D: this camera has an 18 MP APS-C CMOS sensor and 5 frames per second of a serial shooting. Unlike the mentioned Nikon models, this camera has a convenient rotary screen and a touch screen – both are not superfluous. Despite the fact that the autofocus of the new model has become faster than its predecessor, it is still a little sluggish for fast moving objects.

 

4. Canon EOS 100D

Price: 

Sensor: 18 MP, APS-C CMOS

Max. frames per second: 4 FPS

The low price Canon EOS 100D again justified by the fact that the model has been on the market for several years. But it can boast of compactness, at least among the DSLRs: the EOS 100D is about 25% smaller than the Canon EOS 700D. However, the optical viewfinder has remained same, so you will not be solely attached to the LCD screen, like the other cameras. True, the display of the camera is not rotary, but at least sensory. Also, despite its compact size, the Canon EOS 100D has an EF-S type bayonet, that is, it supports all the “adult” Canon lens. So, when in a few years you want to buy a more serious mirror Canon, you can use with it the same lenses that you managed to buy for the Canon EOS 100D.

 

5. Canon EOS 1300D

Price:

Sensor: 18 MP, APS-C CMOS

Max. frames per second: 4 FPS

The Canon EOS 1300D is already a much more than recent model, and at the same time the cheapest one on our list. Nevertheless, it already has modern chips, like Wi-Fi and even NFC for making a quick connection with a smartphone. But much is lacking. For example, the touch screen and the ability to turn it, which would make working with the camera under difficult conditions is much more convenient. Also, it is not too quick in the serial shooting, but it has three important advantages: it is very inexpensive, it still makes the photo and video better than the smartphone, and finally just gives the beginner a good idea of what is a SLR camera.

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