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Best entry-level DSLRs in India: What to look for and which to buy in 2019

Irrespective of how much-hyped smartphone cameras nowadays are, they are still far behind the DSLRs in terms of picture quality and lens.
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Smartphone cameras are getting richer in terms of features by the day, but they are still way behind what a DSLR has on offer. The small sensors and lenses are nowhere near the full-fledged DSLR. They are every professional photographer’s best friends. With so many options available in the market, it is tough to choose the right DSLR for one’s needs. And if done right, it has the potential to be the companion for you.

If you have been looking for the DSLR, but the features and options are confusing, then get hold of the best entry-level DSLRs compiled below.

DSLR Bundles

The main advantage of DSLRs is that you can customise your own kit by choosing a wide angle lens, telephoto zoom lens, flashgun etc.  Canon and Nikon have the largest offering of DSLR lenses. Sony and Pentax too have a decent lens. Sigma, Tamron and Tokina are offering quality lenses at reasonable prices.

  • Nikon D3500

Sensor: 24.2MP APS-C CMOS | Lens mount: Nikon F | Screen: 3.0-inch fixed display, 921,000 dots | Burst shooting: 5fps | Autofocus: 11-point AF | Video: Full HD 1080p | Connectivity: Bluetooth | Battery life: 1,550 shots | Weight: 415g (with battery and card)

Nokia D3500 is a great option for the cost-conscious buyer. The device lacks touchscreen and in-built wi-fi but has a great picture quality and remarkable battery life.

Its price starts from Rs. 27999.

  • Canon EOS Rebel T7i/ Canon EOS 800 D

Sensor: 24.2MP APS-C CMOS | Lens mount: Canon EF-S | Screen: 3.0-inch, 1,040,000 dots | Burst shooting: 5fps | Autofocus: 19-point AF | Video: Full HD 1080p | Connectivity: Wi-Fi and NFC | Battery life: 440 shots | Weight: 555g

It is a great combination of excellent ergonomics and superb sensor. A solid auto-focus (AF) system along with built-in Wi-Fi with near-field communication (NFC) pairing and a touch-sensitive screen makes the device smooth to use.

Its price starts at Rs. 44430.

  • Nikon D5600

Sensor: APS-C CMOS | Megapixels: 24.2MP | Lens mount: Nikon DX | Screen: 3.2-inch articulating touchscreen, 1,040,000 dots | Continuous shooting speed: 5fps | Max video resolution: 1080p | User level: Beginner/enthusiast

Articulating touchscreen along with 39 point auto-focus makes the camera worth every penny. Giving tough competition to its Canon counterparts.

Its price starts at Rs. 46000.

  • Nikon D5300

Sensor: APS-C CMOS | Megapixels: 24.2MP | Lens mount: Nikon DX | Screen: 3.2-inch articulating, 1,037,000 dots | Continuous shooting speed: 5fps | Max video resolution: 1080p | User level: Beginner/enthusiast

High-res, non-anti-aliased sensor and built-in GPS makes it a smart buy. It doesn’t sport touch screen but has excellent image quality.

Its price starts at Rs. 36450.

  • Canon EOS 1300D

Sensor: APS-C CMOS | Megapixels: 24.2MP | Lens mount: Canon EF-S | Screen: 3-inch vari-angle touchscreen, 1,040,000 dots | Continuous shooting speed: 5fps | Max video resolution: 1080p | User level: Beginner

This cheap and cheerful entry level camera is small in size and easy to use. It is a perfect choice for beginners.

Its price starts at Rs. 36950.

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