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Best DSLRs for Beginners

by Tech Team
31 Jul 2017 | 2:10 PM

You can capture stunning images with your photography skills and your compact digital camera, or perhaps with an analog device, but you can always do much better if you take your tool of trade to a whole new level.  In case you're still considering yourself a novice or an enthusiast, and still not sure about upgrading your point and shoot, we're here to help you with your choices.

We're giving you the rundown of best entry-level DSLRs this 2014.

Taking the fact that you're a photography newbie, you really don't have to spend a fortune on your first DSLR camera. Do away with the thought that entry level DSLRs speak of low quality. Such cameras are engineered with enthusiasts in mind, with features that actually make them flexible for photographers of any level. When considering your budget, what you need to invest in is a set of trusty lenses, which are fit for the following cameras.

Canon EOS 70D

With 20.2-megapixel APCS-C sized and sensor and a 3-inch LCD screen, the Canon EOS 70D is a beginner's trainer when it comes to handling delicate camera functions. The camera set includes a wealth of guides that will help you master all the basics. The camera also features a 1080p video function. What's good with this camera is it can capture color under conditions without sufficient lighting.

Nikon D5200

With 24.1 megapixel sensor under its plethora of features, you're sure to easily capture the images the way you want them. It may not be the latest in the lineup, but its high-dynamic range feature makes it a must-have for beginners and professionals alike. This device is also ideal for budding cinematographers, as it includes 1920 x 1080 Full HD Video. You can see the camera's physical flexibility through its tilt and swivel LCD screen.

Pentax K-5 II

The key features of this camera include the 16.3-megapixel APS-C sensor and an ISO range of 100-12800. With an improved autofocus system, you can easily capture an image with accuracy regardless of the lighting condition. It can record 1080p HD video at 30fps. With its weather-sealed body, the Pentax K-5 II makes an ideal companion for those who love to conquer the outdoors. 

Sony A65

Even though Sony doesn't share market with other players like Nikon and Canon, their DSLRs won't disappoint you. Amateurs and some professionals may consider the A65 as Sony’s flagship for DSLRs for its features. The camera makes use of an advanced mirror technology, which allows you to shoot with continuous autofocus.  It also features an OLED electronic viewfinder.

Before Buying

Cameras can be a serious investment if you're only taking photography as a hobby. You need to keep some factors, like resale value and customer service, before making that purchase. Considering the resale value also means considering the size of the market that may potentially want to buy your camera. Customer service, on the other hand, should be accessible and reliable. You may want to quit the thought of buying a camera from a brand whose service center is seas and rivers away.