Top 10 Best Budget DSLR Cameras 2013

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Time today, is something found least with people and capturing each and every moment beautifully for reminiscence is a task best accomplished by cameras. Cameras are a real boon for the mass and have evolved in a way never thought before, that too in a very short span of time. With technology taking leaps and bounds in all spheres, the world of digital photography has also paced fast and DSLR cameras are an example everyone is familiar of, specially the photography enthusiasts. If elaborated, these Digital Single Lens Reflex cameras can be differentiated from their contemporaries on the grounds of them working on a reflex design scheme, which sets them apart from the crowd. Some of the salient features that we come across in almost every DSLR camera can be listed as mode dial, dust reduction system, interchangeable lenses, HD video capture and depth of field control. Here I present some top DSLR cameras that work well with pictures and your pocket as well!

We particularly have focused on DSLR’s that cost less than $1000 in this list.

10. Nikon D3200 SLR

10. Nikon D3200 SLR

Price: $ 506.24

This is a low range DSLR camera that is perfect for amateur photographers as you don’t require an expensive one to get started with. I’d suggest not to confuse its outstanding features by its low pricing, as this one comes bundled with latest features. This being a 24.2 megapixel camera, possesses a 3 inch TFT LCD and CMOS image sensor. This is a fantastic entry level DSLR and with the brand name NIKON attached to it,  holds a firm position in the market and fetches you beautiful pictures for life.

9. Canon EOS 600D SLR

9. Canon EOS 600D SLR

Price: $ 490.83

Another low range DSLR presented by one of the leaders in the field, CANON, is undoubtedly splendid in looks and performance. This is an affordable camera with user friendly features encouraging emerging photographers to hone their photography skills. Packed in with a 3 inch clear TFT display screen, this 18 mega pixel camera allows you to experiment with variable lenses, owing to its capability of being compatible with all EF and EF-S lenses, which will definitely attract the attention of a DSLR freak! The Canon EOS 600D SLR provides a comfortable grip to its user and also boasts an Electronically controlled focal plane shutter, adding on to its attributes, making this one a delight for the photographers.

8. Fujifilm FinePix X20

8. Fujifilm FinePix X20

Price: $ 552.61

With giants like Sony, Nikon and Canon leaving hardly any room for any other budget DSLRs, Fujifilm has strengthened its market presence with FinePix X20, fulfilling all the requisites that a photographer wishes for. This 12 megapixel camera with a 2.8 inch TFT color LCD monitor gives you immense pleasure at photography with the pictures so clear and at high definition as well. Its X-Trans CMOS II Image sensor and full HD recording gives you a splendid experience and this being easy to handle is a good one for the beginners to get along well with DSLR photography.

7. Sony SLT- A58K

7. Sony SLT- A58K

Price: $ 541.62

Well, Sony has always been a technology giant and it holds the same position in the market of cameras also, hence presenting this spectacular Sony SLT-A58K with excellent features like unsurpassable image clarity with its Translucent Mirror technology and the ability to capture moving subjects with more precision and continuous focus. The unmatched picture quality given by this one is a delight for the photography lovers. This 20.1 megapixel camera with a 2.7 inch clear photo TFT LCD ensures you capture each and every moment effortlessly and preserve forever. Therefore, this can be categorized as a high performance mid range DSLR.

6. Canon EOS 1100D

6. Canon EOS 1100D

Price: $ 525.45

Its Canon again bringing in another superb DSLR, this one being one of the finest economical product in the league. This camera ensures that you take some easy steps in the world of DSLR photography, given the fact that it is a compact, affordable and easy to use advanced DSLR camera. To begin with mentioning the basic facts and features, Canon EOS 1100D exhibits a 2.7 TFT color LCD screen  and a focal length of  18-55mm, not to forget  its flexibility of allowing you to mount several lenses like EF and EF-S. A 12.20 megapixel camera with an Anti static coating on sensor surface, backed up with a software based dust removal function, this Canon masterpiece is bound to impress even the professional photographers and is one of the best one can get in this range.

5. Sony Alpha NEX-5RL Mirror less camera

5. Sony Alpha NEX-5RL Mirror less camera

Price: $ 585.07

Its SONY again making way into this top ten list with features that will certainly approve its presence over here. Talking of cameras, one can never surpass this splendid item coming in with an Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor and a 180 degree Flip 3.0 type Xtra Fine LCD Screen. To add an additional feature, this 16.1 megapixel DSLR also has a built in Wi-Fi, letting you share your wonderful clicks on the go. This built in Wi-Fi allows you to download several camera apps, widening your possibilities of doing more with your pictures and not just limiting to the options provided by default. All this, you get in a size half of the actual size of the DSLRs present in the market, therefore this one isn’t worth missing if you are a photographer at heart.

4. Nikon D5200 SLR

4. Nikon D5200 SLR

Price: $ 670.45

A treat for the DSLR lovers, Nikon D5200 is very much in the league owing to some of its splendid features, one of them being the presence of aspherical lens elements to minimize various aberrations in photographs you click, giving you an advanced experience of capturing moments in a way you never did before. This 24.2 megapixel DSLR goes slightly high on the price list, but then the outstanding attributes bundled in with this one makes your every penny worth it. Adding to the buyer’s delight, this one boasts a significant Scene Recognition System that adopts the 2016 pixel RGB sensor, bringing you accurate scene brightness and color information. Its vari –angle monitor gifts you the versatility of capturing from different angles and perspectives. All this and a lot more comes in with this outstanding camera, so you can explore more if you find this one suiting your requirements, chances of which are really high.

3. Canon EOS 650D SLR

3. Canon EOS 650D SLR (Rs. 54,500)

Price: $ 922.74

With this product Canon introduces a high quality camera with supreme attributes setting it class apart from others in its clan today. Introducing the EOS imaging technology, this one is the best for entry level EOS DSLR adventures. This one comes bundled with some features that are sure to make you sit back and have a good glance as they can’t go unobserved or unmentioned. The 18.0 megapixel wonder enables you to create full HD movie projects and also lets you shoot moving objects across the frame with an auto focus system comprising nine cross type AF points. With a worth mentioning 3 inch TFT color liquid crystal monitor touch panel, the EOS 650D generates files big enough to print at large scale and also crop without losing picture quality and also, its HDR backlight control enables you to shoot even in difficult situations as it adjusts the brightness and light according to the conditions provided. Loads of more features back this product and make it an ace DSLR camera, yet again justifying the brand name, CANON.

2. Nikon D90 SLR

2. Nikon D90 SLR

Price: $ 849.94

If photography has gone beyond being just your hobby and become a passion, the Nikon D90 SLR is at your service to capture moments and feel every bit of the image as the quality is impeccable. This incredible 12.3 megapixel camera comes in with ISO 200- ISO 3200 sensitivity and a 3 inch low temperature Polysilicon TFT LCD screen, which you can proudly flaunt. Its built in image sensor cleaning removes the image degrading dust particles from the sensor’s optical low pass filter, hence giving a wonderful experience to you with your pictures. It certainly is packed with attributes that take you beyond your expected level, and thus, is a must buy.

1. Canon EOS 700D SLR

1. Canon EOS 700D SLR

Price: $ 985.30

And with this, is presented the best in budget DSLR camera that captures the images in a way retaining them as picturesque as in reality! Let your creativity grow and produce spectacular shots with this 18.0 megapixel masterpiece, supporting an easy to use Vari-angle Clear View LCD II Touch Screen that makes every moment of your photography more beautiful and enjoyable. Take your photography to the next level with features like touch screen control, movable screen for creative filming, power DIGIC processing and many more. It does cost you a bit more as compared to its other contemporaries in the mid range, but once you get acquainted with the breathtaking attributes it brings along, you definitely won’t bother spending that extra penny on this ace DSLR, as it will leave you completely fulfilled on both grounds, personal and professional.

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  • Sam

    The 700D is no different than the 650D whatsoever, only difference is actually the mode dial. Seeing how that was not acknowledged and the 700D was hailed as the best budget DSLR, hard to believe much of this list. As well as some of the cameras are not DSLRs but rather mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras. And how could a 600D be placed below the 1100D when the 600D does all the same things the 1100D does, and then some and at better quality.

    Overall, the article seems written very uninformed.