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Friday, 16 May 2014

The Best Entry Level and Budget D-SLRs

Avid photographers who want full creative control over their images should consider a digital SLR (single-lens reflex) camera. These models offer the advanced features that experienced shooters need, and all of them are compatible with a wide range of interchangeable lenses and accessories.

Below is a list of some entry level DSLR's. Check it out..


1) Nikon D3300 (Rs. 32257*)

The Good \ Excellent photo quality, a great feature set, and speedy performance put the Nikon D5300 ahead of the pack.
The Bad \  The default settings could be better and Live View is still really slow to use.
The Bottom Line \  The Nikon D5300 is a great choice as a general-purpose dSLR.



2) Canon EOS 1200D (Rs. 29745*)


The Good \ Good, Lightweight design, Great Value for money, Good performance at higher ISO settings, EOS companion app
The Bad \ Does not have built in sensor cleaning system, 9 point AF system seems dated now, Slow focussing in Live View
The Bottom Line \ When it comes to DSLR cameras, if you've been thinking of getting one to get all the benefits of viewfinder-based shooting, but are on a tight budget, then the Canon EOS 1200D is a decent, affordable offering well worth a look.


3) Nikon D5200 (Rs. 36719*)

The Good \  With excellent photo and video quality for its class, a fluid shooting design and solid feature set, the Nikon D5200 delivers a lot for the money.
The Bad \  Though it has no significant flaws, the lack of an autofocus motor in the body limits your lens-selection flexibility.
The Bottom Line \  The Nikon D5200 makes a great choice for family and vacation photographers.


4) Nikon D3200 (Rs. 30700*)
The Good \  With reasonably fast performance and very good photo quality, the Nikon D3200 delivers what you expect from a dSLR.
The Bad \  The camera's lackluster feature set, some underwhelming design changes, and photos that don't necessarily surpass its predecessor may disappoint.
The Bottom Line \  A solid if unexceptional entry-level dSLR, the Nikon D3200 should still please most folks looking for an upgrade from their point-and-shoots.



5) Nikon D5100 (Rs. 28167*)
The Good \  Excellent photo quality with a good noise profile, a streamlined shooting design for both photo and video, and a broad, practical feature set contribute to the Nikon D5100's strengths.
The Bad \  While it's fast, some aspects of the D5100's performance still lag behind its class.
The Bottom Line \  Though it doesn't rank first based on any individual aspect of the camera, the Nikon D5100 delivers a solid combination of image quality, performance, features, and design that puts it out in front if you're looking for a well-rounded option.



6) Canon EOS 1100D (Rs. 23196*)

The Good \  Unsurprisingly, the Canon EOS 1100D delivers excellent photo quality.
The Bad \  Average performance, a nothing-but-the-basics feature set and claustrophobic viewfinder leave the camera an uninspiring shooter.
The Bottom Line \  Though it's a perfectly fine entry-level camera, there are better options for the money than the Canon EOS 1100D.






* Price inclusive of taxes. Price mentioned is market price. 
Cameras come with 18-55mm lens in the above mentioned price.

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