Best DSLRs under Rs 30,000 in February 2020

DSLRs and dedicated cameras have become pretty affordable, and act as a good starting point for users who want something more than what their phone can offer. For those looking to get started with photography, this compilation will help you with the best beginner cameras.

Since DSLRs are quite an investment, we suggest you start with a budget DSLR. Polishing your skills on an entry-level DSLR and then switching to a high-end/costly DSLR is usually the preferred path. So, here are some great options under Rs 30,000 that you can start with. Keep in mind, slightly more expensive cameras offer a lot more features such as faster autofocus, a touchscreen and newer image processors.

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Nikon D3500

The Nikon D3500 succeeds the company’s other beginner-level DSLR – D3400. It is considered as one of the best choices for beginners with easy to use functions and quality results. 

It comes with a Guide Mode, which teaches the user the art of clicking great pictures. The camera also delivers accurate colours and fine details with the help of a reliable 24.2 megapixel sensor.

Nikon has added a SnapBridge feature to this camera which allows users to transfer images to their smart devices via a constant Bluetooth Low Energy connection. You can also access the images using this connection even if the camera is switched off. Nikon D3500 is a feature-rich camera worth buying if you are a first-time DSLR user.

Read the full review: Nikon D3500

While Nikon offers a SnapBridge feature for transferring files to smart devices, the Canon EOS 1300D comes with built-in Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity which sets it apart from its predecessor – the Canon EOS 1200D. 

Besides this, the camera is also equipped with an upgraded image processor-DIGIC 4+, and has a better screen resolution of 920k dots. It sticks to its promise of delivering fine image quality and captures well saturated and detailed pictures.

Read the full review: Canon EOS 1300D

Canon EOS 1500D comes with a 24.1MP APS-C CMOS sensor which forms the backbone for the DIGIC 4+ image processor. There are 9 autofocus points along with 1 cross point. The EOS 1500D also supports Wi-Fi and NFC. It is compatible with Canon's EF/EF-S lenses and EX-series speedlites.

It retails for Rs 24,347 on Amazon India.

The Nikon D5200 stands third in our list. It is an alternate to the Nikon D5300 at a much better price. 

The quality of images it clicks with its 24.1-megapixel sensor is great for the price it comes at, and the EXPEED 3 image processing engine does a good job of enhancing images. 

Its 2016-pixel RGB sensor helps scope out accurate scene brightness and colour information. Additionally, the camera has a wide ISO range of 100-6400 which can be further extended up to Hi-2 ISO 25600, thus, it allows for quality images in almost any lighting conditions.

Those who love capturing fast-moving objects will appreciate the camera as it features a continuous moving speed of 5fps. 

Overall, the Nikon D5200 is a good camera for beginners with its articulating screen combined with a simple interface.

Read the full review: Nikon D5200

Fujifilm has become a YouTube sensation for its excellent colour science and affordable 4K video recording capabilities. The Fujifilm X-A5 is aimed at hobbyists and users getting started with videos, with features such as 4K video recording, a flip screen and easy to use controls.

Read the full review: Fujifilm X-A5

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