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Feb 12 2017

The 6 Best Entry Level DSLR Cameras To Buy | Choosing The Camera For You

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The 6 Best Entry Level DSLR Cameras To Buy | Choosing The Camera For You: Trying to find the best entry level DSLR camera to buy can be incredibly difficult and frustrating. There seems to be a plethora of photography and camera jargon you need to negotiate, and on top of that you need to understand whether the camera you’re buying benefits you more than the salesperson selling it.

 

To make things a little easier, we’ve narrowed down the list of potential cameras to just 6. From here it’s up to you decide what factors are most important to you, with the biggest deciding factor being price. Read on as we’ll share with you the 6 best entry level DSLR cameras to buy!

 

 

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Price Range

Chances are when looking into purchasing a new camera, or any product, you’ll have a budget to work with. For this list we’ve looked at some of the most renown cameras for entry level DSLR cameras within $300 – $800 USD.

 

Canon EOS Rebel T3/D1100

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Megapixels – 12.2

ISO – 100-6400 ISO Expandable to 12800 (Hi 1)

Video – 1280 x 720 Video Resolution

Frames Per Second – 3 fps in Continuous Shooting Mode

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Canon is a great choice. They are the most renown camera brand in the world, and for good reason, as they make reliable products which not only meet your needs but excel at them. The EOS Rebel T3 is no different and doesn’t buck from this trend, with it being a great camera to sharpen your photography skills on and learn the basics to using a DSLR.

 

The only down side to the EOS Rebel T3 is the sensor size within the camera, which is slightly smaller than some of the other cameras on the this list. EOS Rebel T3 has the smallest megapixel size, on the list, while it is the only camera which doesn’t shoot in video resolutions greater than 1280 x 720.

 

If you’d like to read our guide on what megapixels are, and why they are and aren’t important click the link.

 

Apart from the minor disadvantages, the EOS 3 is a great camera for those who are wanting an entry level DSLR. The camera is reliable, while prices on the EOS 3 Rebel are quite competitive and make buying the EOS Rebel T3 an attractive offer since it’s perfect for those who are new to DSLR’s or photography.

 

 

Nikon D3200

 

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Megapixels – 24.2

ISO – 100-6400 ISO *Expandable to 12800 (Hi 1)

Video1920 x 1080 Video Resolution

Frames Per Second – 4 fps in Continuous Shooting Mode

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If you’re wanting to upgrade to a DSLR, the Nikon D3200 is the perfect camera. Not only is it quite cheap, which is a great advantage, the Nikon D3200 has been around for a few years, released in 2012, and for all intensive purposes it has been tried and tested with positive and glowing reviews. The Nikon D3200 is a sturdy and reliable camera which you’ll be able to depend on.

 

For the price of the Nikon 3200, the image sensor, processor, and the sheer size of megapixels which are available on the D3200 which is set at 24.2 (only equal to the most expensive model on this list the D5500). The D3200 cannot be beat, as it’s a perfect entry level camera to purchase. Highly recommended and is our pick for the best entry level DSLR camera.

 

 

Sony Alpha SLT-A58

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Megapixels – 20

ISO – 100-16,000 

Video1920 x 1080 Video Resolution

Frames Per Second – 8 fps in Continuous Shooting Mode

 

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Sony has been a long term player in TV’s and other electronics, and it has only been recently that they’ve began to step their toe into the waters of photography. Sony for a long time has made excellent products, and their cameras are worthy challengers to reign of Canon and Nikon.

 

The SLT-A58 is a nifty little camera which features quite a few features, with it excelling in videography, which is an area Sony seem to be building a niche. The SLT-A58 handles well in low light conditions, is great for street photography or sports photography since it boast the ability to shoot at an impressive 8 FPS.

 

The SLT-A58 is an adaptable camera and is worthy of serious contention of serious thought of when thinking of which is the best entry level DSLR camera to buy, and which is best suited to your needs.

 

 

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Pentax K-500

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Megapixels – 16

ISO – 100- 51,600 

Video1920 x 1080 Video Resolution

Frames Per Second – 6 fps in Continuous Shooting Mode

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Pentax has been around for awhile, however it seems as though Canon and Nikon have managed to create a stranglehold on photography and brand impression. While this camera isn’t a game changer, what it is a great alternative to Canon and Nikon at a very competitive price.

 

An advantage to the Pentax K-500 is the highly sensitive ISO which is on offer, with the K-500 boasting an impressive ISO of 51, 600. Additionally the K-500 is a great camera if you’re thinking of delving into sports photography, or generally wanting to use a faster shutter speed, as the K-500 allows you to use shutter speeds of up to 1/6000th of a second and shooting at 6 frames per second (FPS). For comparison the fastest all other entries on our best entry level DSLR camera list shoot at is 1/400th of a second and a minor decrease of FPS from 4 – 5.

 

 

 

 

Nikon D5500

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Megapixels – 24.2

ISO100-25,600

Video – 1920 x 1080 Video Resolution

Frames Per Second – 5 fps in Continuous Shooting Mode

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The Nikon D5500 is a great choice for budding photographers, however it is the most expensive option on our list of best entry level DSLR cameras. The Nikon D5500 is an upgraded D3200, but with all the bells and whistles included.

 

The D5500 is attached with a movable screen which is perfect for lining up photos in awkward situations, along with it the moveable screen being perfect for taking selfies. The screen is now touch compatible, which makes navigating through the menu just that easier since it’s now a touch screen. While the camera also has built in wifi capabilities, which means you’ll be able to transfer photos between smartphones and laptops even easier.

 

The other main advantage to the D5500 over the D3200 is the the strength in ISO, as the D5500 can reach an ISO of 25,600, while the D3200 is half of that at 12,800 ISO. However the main disadvantage of the D5500 is price, with it being almost twice as much as the D3200.

 

Canon EOS 700D

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Megapixels – 18

ISO100-25,600

Video – 1920 x 1080 Video Resolution

Frames Per Second – 5 fps in Continuous Shooting Mode

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One of the most expensive options on our list of best the entry level cameras. For the extra money you’re given a better sensor, along with a slightly better processor than the EOS Rebel T3. The megapixel count has also jumped up to 18 megapixels, which means you can zoom in quite a bit more when it comes to cropping images in post production.

 

The 6 Best Entry Level DSLR Cameras To Buy

What did you think of our article – “The 6 Best Entry Level DSLR Cameras To Buy”? Did we forget to include any must have entry level DSLR camera’s? If we did let us know in the comments section below.

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