So you’ve been bitten by the photography bug and are looking for the best DSLR cameras under Rs. 50,000 in India? Fret not, companies like Canon, Nikon etc are offering some very good DSLR cameras under Rs. 50,000, with some good bundled kit lens to get you started with.
At some point, many of us wish we could take a decent quality picture, with the perfect framing and focus. To get started with photography, some of us start clicking photos with phones, and honestly, the rate at which smartphone cameras have improved is quite interesting. However, nothing beats a dedicated camera when it comes to photography, not even the latest iPhone or Galaxy.
Decent quality DSLR cameras start at around Rs. 25,000 mark from companies like Canon and Nikon. For a photography beginner, these entry level cameras are good to start testing waters. However, once you move into the enthusiast category, these entry level DSLRs may not suffice your requirements, so you may want to look for some higher end options.
You can get several great DSLR cameras under Rs. 50,000 in India these days – often, you can score a great deal after discounts and cashbacks. Let’s take a look at some of these options to help you decide.
Arguably the best DSLR camera under Rs. 50,000, the Nikon D5600 offers great bang for your buck under Rs. 50,000. Launched in November last year, the D5600 features a 24.2MP CMOS sensor and the latest EXPEED 4 processor. Featuring 3D subject tracking, the Nikon D5600 is a mid-range DX format camera that offers an ISO range of 100-25600 along with 5 frames per second burst shooting. Nikon has also thrown in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC support for quick and effortless connectivity.
Read the full review: Nikon D5600
Another mid-range DX format option from Nikon, the D5500 was launched in 2015 but continues to offer good value for money. Featuring a 24MP CMOS sensor and support for ISO up to 25600, the D5500 can also shoot subjects in 3D. This camera offers a shutter speed of up to 1/4000 sec, and comes with a 3.2-inch display.
Read the full review: Nikon D5500
The top-end offering from Canon in the compact DSLR segment, the EOS 800D was launched earlier this year with a 24.2MP CMOS sensor with dual pixel autofocus and Digic 7 processor. With 45 focus points and a 1.6x focal length multiplier, the Canon EOS 800D can focus in as little as 0.03 seconds. This compact DSLR from Canon supports 6 frames per second shooting and comes with a 3-inch display. Canon has included support for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC connectivity options.
Read the full review: Canon EOS 800D
Offering a slightly better feature set, the Sony Alpha A68 was announced earlier this year with a 24.2MP Exmor CMOS sensor. The Alpha A68 comes with a BIONZ X processor that processes at three times the speed compared to its predecessor. Additionally, it also has another trick up its sleeve – while the other cameras in the list offer 3D subject tracking, the Alpha A68 supports 2D, 3D and 4D. It also offers up to 8 frames per second shooting with autofocus tracking, 79-point phase detection autofocus and an Indian colour profile, optimized for the local environment.
Read the full review: Sony Alpha A68
Moving on to some older models from Nikon, the D5300 is still a very good option if you’re looking for a compact DSLR under Rs. 50,000. It comes with a 24MP CMOS sensor with Expeed 4 processor and supports 5 frames per second burst shooting. In terms of the sensitivity range, the D5300 offers ISO 100-12800 at normal setting and up to 25600 for extreme low light conditions.
Read the full review: Nikon D5300
Another slightly old option but this time from Canon, the EOS 700D comes with an 18MP CMOS sensor with Digic 5 image processor. It offers ISO 100-12800 at normal settings which can be boosted up to 25800 at max. It offers 9 focus points with up to 1.6x focal length multiplier and 5 frames per second shooting.
Read the full review: Canon EOS 700D
The Canon EOS 750D features a 24.2MP CMOS sensor along with DIGIC 6 image processor that promises to deliver high quality images as compared to other entry-level DSLRs. It has 19-point all cross type AF system and Hybrid CMOS III AF system which offers rapid auto focusing in Live View. The camera also comes with in-built Wi-Fi and NFC support that allows users to connect the camera to their smartphone or tablet.
Read the full review: Canon EOS 750D
The Canon EOS 200D comes with a 24.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and Digic 7 image processing engine which delivers good quality images to the user. The dual pixel CMOS AF allows users to achieve fast autofocus with the continuous shooting speed of 3.5fps during Live View and video. Further, it can deliver impressive movies in full HD quality at 60fps. In addition to this, you now get crisp images in low lighting conditions as the camera offers an ISO speed of 25600.
The camera also sports a 3-inch touchscreen LCD monitor and has a user-friendly interface which comes handy for first time users. At the price of Rs. 47,495, you will get the camera body with an EF-S18-55 IS STM kit lens. For the double zoom kit having an EF-S55-250 IS STM lens you have to spend an extra Rs 13,000.
Read the full review: Canon EOS 200D