Are your Instagram followers doubling every time you post a marvel of your latest capture? Then do your hobby the right justice and buy a DSLR rather than relying on a point-and-shoot camera. Knowing your angles and frames is one part about photography and the second is being able to make the most of your camera. The complexities of a DSLR have always disheartened a hobbyist but not anymore. You no longer have to be a Atul Kasbekar or Dabboo Ratnani to be interested in the workings of a DSLR camera. Many manufactures are rolling in entry-level cameras that are simple to use and meet the necessities of a hobbyist photographer. At a cost that’s a little more than a point-and-shoot you can find a camera that will give you great image quality and will train your skills to aspire higher.
Nikon D3400
Nikon D3400 with (AF-P DX 18-55mm VR Lens) DSLR Camera
This entry-level Nikon DSLR has a large 24-megapixel APS-C CMOS senor which can deliver high-quality detailed images in various lighting conditions. It shoots good quality Full HD videos too. The dedicated guide mode in it can help beginners learn about various camera settings. There’s also an automatic and scene mode which is super handy when you’re new to this kind of a camera. There’s no doubt that this is a fully-featured camera capable of delivering good images without you having to pay a bomb for it. Also Read: 5 Budget DSLRs to Help You Capture those Special Moments this Festive Season
Canon EOS 1300D
Canon EOS 1300D with (EF S18-55 IS II Lens) DSLR Camera
This DSLR by Canon was launched to encourage smartphone photographers to level up to a real camera. It has an 18-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and is easy to control. It has automatic, manual and scene modes that you can pick from when taking pictures. This one has a guide mode to help learners too. It has in-built filters too that can be applied to images on the go.
Nikon D5600
Nikon D5600 with (AF-P 18-55mm VR Lens) DSLR Camera
This camera is like Nikon’s D3400 in terms of megapixels and sensors along with a few additional features, like Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity. It also has a better autofocus system and a vari-angle touchscreen that can be used to set focus points. This might be on the more expensive side but in many ways this camera is an upgradation to the D3400 and makes for a good mid-range shooter.
Canon EOS 750D
Canon EOS 750D with (EF-S18-55mm IS STM Lens) DSLR Camera
You may have to increase your budget a tad bit more but this camera is worth it with its compelling combination of superb sensor and top-notch ergonomics. Its 24.2-megapixel sensors deliver stunning image quality and low noise levels. It has a built-in Wi-Fi and NFC pairing for quick sharing of photos. It touchscreen and user-friendly controls also make it a total keeper.
Nikon D5200
Nikon D5200 24.1MP DSLR Camera
Pricewise this used to be a high-end player but with extensive competition it’s become more affordable to a point where an inexperienced photographer wouldn’t mid investing in it. It’s a good starter camera with its 19-point all cross-type autofocus and 24.2-megapixel CMOS image sensor. Its touchscreen and Wi-Fi and NFC enabled features make using it quite convenient.

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