A DSLR, or Digital Single Lens Reflex, camera can help one achieve so much more when it comes to picture-taking but the features of a DSLR can get pretty confusing for those who aren’t very familiar with it. So here are ten very easy-to-use DSLRs for newbies in the scene of professional photography or those who simply want more than what a point-and-shoot compact camera can provide.
|Camera||Sensor (Megapixels)||AutoFocus Points||Video||Weight (lbs)||Price|
|Nikon D5600||24.2||39||1080||2||See Price|
|Canon EOS Rebel T5i||18||9||1080||3.84||See Price|
|Nikon D5500||24.2||39||1080||.93||See Price|
|Canon EOS Rebel T6||18||9||1080||3.2||See Price|
|Nikon D3400||24.2||11||1080||.87||See Price|
|Canon EOS Rebel T5||18||9||1080||1.06||See Price|
|Nikon D3300||24.2||11||1080||.95||See Price|
|Canon EOS Rebel SL1||18||9||1080||0.9||See Price|
|Pentax K-50||16||11||1080||1.43||See Price|
|Sony Alpha SLT-A37K||16.1||15||1080||1.12||See Price|
Top Pick – Nikon D5600
If you had to stop this review right now and buy a camera, you wouldn’t go wrong with the D5600. It has WiFi and bluetooth for connectivity, a 3.2″ articulating touchscreen and continuous auto-focus when shooting video. With all of this it is still simple to use and budget-friendly.
Best Budget Friendly DSLR – Canon Rebel T5
If you want a great DSLR for a great price, then the Canon Rebel T5 is for you. It doesn’t have all the features of the Rebel T6, however, it is a solid camera that is a great fit for a new photographer on a budget. The T5 is typically $100 less expensive than the T6. This savings can be folded into the many accessories a new DSLR owner needs to acquire.
Best Entry Level DSLR – Canon Rebel T6
If you are looking for a camera that is easy to learn and has newer features, then this is the one for you. The Canon Rebel T6 is a recently released upgrade to the T5, it has WiFi, a faster Digic 4+ processor and better screen quality. If you want to dip your toes into the water of photography and still capture great shots as a novice, this is your pick.
Best DSLR for Outdoors – Pentax K-50
This DSLR is perfect for the outdoorsy person. The K-50 has been designed with a body that will weather almost any harsh outdoor elements. In addition to that, it has a very useful shake-reduction system for any bumps you might encounter along the way.
Best DSLR for Travel – Nikon D3400
Are you traveling and don’t want to be bogged down by a heavy camera but still want great shots? Look no further than the Nikon D3400. It is our lightest pick at .87 pounds. Compact, lightweight, easy to use and intuitive. It has built-in bluetooth so you can pair it with your cell phone for simple sharing of those great travel shots.
Bestselling DSLRs for Beginners
- Understanding Exposure, Fourth Edition: How to Shoot Great Photographs with Any Camera
- Canon EOS Rebel T6/1300D For Dummies (For Dummies (Computer/tech))
- Nikon D3400 For Dummies
- Digital Photography Complete Course
- The Beginner's Photography Guide, 2nd Edition
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