2017 Best Budget DSLRs for Beginners

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Moving from Point-and-Shoot cameras:

Everyone with an interest in photography starts off dabbling with Point-and-Shoot cameras. If you are a beginner and you want to move ahead with a professional camera to shoot higher quality images, then you will need to do an intensive research on all the available types and basic details about best budget entry-level DSLRs before settling on the camera which will best suit you. What this article aims to do is to guide any budding photographer who is thinking about upgrading his camera.

Types:

Before you buy your first DSLR, it is necessary for you to know the static classification, starting with the types of DSLR:

1- APSC (Crop Sensor)
2- Full Frame
3- Medium Format
4- Hassel Blad

APSC (Crop Sensor):

As an entry-level DSLR, it would be wise to first put our focus on APSC (Crop Sensor). You will easily get confused if there are too many details and factors to consider.

We have seen many companies launching many standard options to cater to the entry-level buyer category e.g. random modes, larger screens, flip-out screens, touch screen etc. These features are very user-friendly, and easy for beginners to use. Canon and Nikon are the big players, and now we have Sony and Pentax joining the club to offer decent and budget-friendly ranges. Here are some cameras that have caught our attention due to its price and its features.

Canon EOS Rebel T6s
Specs:Canon-EOS-Rebel-T6s.png photography, Point andShoot cameras, beginner, DSLRs

  • 24MP – APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • ISO 100 – 25600
  • 3″ Fully Articulated Screen
  • Optical (pentamirror) viewfinder
  • 0 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolutions
  • Built-in Wireless
  • 132 x 101 x 78 mm
  • Also known as EOS 760D / EOS 8000D

Nikon D5500
Specs:Nikon-D5500 photography, Point andShoot cameras, beginner, DSLRs

  • 24MP – APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • No Anti-aliasing (AA) filter
  • ISO 100 – 25600
  • 2″ Fully Articulated Screen
  • Optical (pentamirror) viewfinder
  • 0 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • No Optical low-pass (anti-aliasing) filter
  • Built-in Wireless
  • 124 x 97 x 70 mm

Canon EOS Rebel T6i
Specs:Canon-EOS-Rebel-T6i photography, Point andShoot cameras, beginner, DSLRs

  • 24MP – APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • ISO 100 – 25600
  • 3″ Fully Articulated Screen
  • Optical (pentamirror) viewfinder
  • 0 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolutions
  • Built-in Wireless
  • 132 x 101 x 78 mm
  • Also known as EOS 750D

Nikon D5300
Specs:Nikon-D5300 photography, Point andShoot cameras, beginner, DSLRs

  • 24MP – APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • No Anti-aliasing (AA) filter
  • ISO 100 – 25600
  • 2″ Fully Articulated Screen
  • Optical (pentamirror) viewfinder
  • 5 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • No Optical low-pass (anti-aliasing) filter
  • Built-in Wireless
  • Built-in GPS
  • 125 x 98 x 76 mm

PENTAX K-70
Specs:PENTAX-K-70 photography, Point andShoot cameras, beginner, DSLRs

 

  • 24MP – APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • No Anti-aliasing (AA) filter
  • ISO 100 – 102400
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3″ Fully Articulated Screen
  • Optical (pentaprism) viewfinder
  • 0 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • No Optical low-pass (anti-aliasing) filter
  • Built-in Wireless
  • 126 x 93 x 74 mm
  • Weather Sealed Body

Nikon D3400
Specs:Nikon D3400 photography, Point andShoot cameras, beginner, DSLRs

  • 24MP – APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • No Anti-aliasing (AA) filter
  • ISO 100 – 25600
  • 3″ Fixed Type Screen
  • Optical (pentamirror) viewfinder
  • 0 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • No Optical low-pass (anti-aliasing) filter
  • Built-in Wireless
  • 124 x 98 x 76 mm

Nikon D3300
Specs:Nikon D3300 photography, Point andShoot cameras, beginner, DSLRs

 

  • 24MP – APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • No Anti-aliasing (AA) filter
  • ISO 100 – 25600
  • 3″ Fixed Type Screen
  • Optical (pentamirror) viewfinder
  • 5 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • No Optical low-pass (anti-aliasing) filter
  • 124 x 98 x 76 mm

Canon EOS Rebel SL1
Specs:Canon EOS Rebel SL1 photography, Point andShoot cameras, beginner, DSLRs

  • 18 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 5 Image Processor
  • 0″ 1.04m-Dot Clear View II Touchscreen
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps
  • 9-Point AF and Hybrid CMOS AF II
  • Native ISO 12800, Extended to ISO 25600
  • 4 fps Shooting for 28 JPEG, 7 Raw Files
  • 63-Zone Dual-Layer Metering System
  • Scene Intelligent Auto Mode

Canon EOS Rebel T6
Specs:Canon EOS Rebel T6 photography, Point andShoot cameras, beginner, DSLRs

  • 18MP – APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • ISO 100 – 12800
  • 3″ Fixed Type Screen
  • Optical (pentamirror) viewfinder
  • 0 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-in Wireless
  • 129 x 101 x 78 mm
  • Also known as EOS Rebel 1300D

Sony A6000
Specs:Sony-A6000 photography, Point andShoot cameras, beginner, DSLRs

  • 24MP – APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • ISO 100 – 51200
  • 3″ Tilting Screen
  • 1440k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 11 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-in Wireless
  • 120 x 67 x 45 mm

Your Next Step?
We’ve mentioned the main specs of 2017 best budget APSC (crop sensor) DSLRs. After your own research work and after reading all the specifications and models stated above, it’s ultimately up to you and your requirements to see which camera you feel best suits you.
In our next blog, we will be discussing more about camera lenses. Stay tuned!

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3 thoughts on “2017 Best Budget DSLRs for Beginners

  • April 6, 2017 at 11:23 am
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    I’ll have to revisit this page next time I’m in the market for a camera. Thank you.

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  • March 4, 2017 at 6:56 pm
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    I was looking for a decent price beginner dslr, and this blog has helped me quite a lot. Will be considering them ,thanks @facelift studios

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    • March 4, 2017 at 7:02 pm
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