Taking your first step into the world of photography is always a challenge. Complicated technical terms, dozens of brands offering similar products, and rules to remember while shooting can be difficult to navigate when you are starting out. However, once you get a hold of a DSLR camera, you’ll learn that the learning curve is steeper than expected. But what is the best entry-level DSLR camera?
For years Nikon and Canon have been the most widely known brands on the market. Recently the DSLR landscape seems to have become more diverse, with players such as Sony or Pentax offering cameras that are both powerful and affordable. When looking to buy an entry-level DSLR camera you should, of course, consider its price, but also what you plan to do with it and where you plan to take it.
While my journey in photography began a decade ago with tiny 6-megapixel Nikon D40, over the years I’ve tested a variety of DSLR cameras designed for both beginners and professionals. The technology has certainly improved. Even the cheaper cameras today can produce high-resolution images worth framing and that makes deciding which model to buy even more difficult.
In this article, we will explore the best DSLRs currently available on the market, with models mean to suit every budget and type of photography. Whether you are interested in a lightweight camera to take on your travels or a video-friendly model to step up your vlogging game, there is something for you.