10 Best DSLR Cameras for Beginners

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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.

CameraSensor (Megapixels)AutoFocus PointsVideoWeight (lbs)Price
Nikon D5600
24.23910802See Price
Canon EOS Rebel T5i
18910803.84See Price
Nikon D5500
24.2391080.93See Price
Canon EOS Rebel T6
18910803.2See Price
Nikon D3400
24.2111080.87See Price
Canon EOS Rebel T5
18910801.06See Price
Nikon D3300
24.2111080.95See Price
Canon EOS Rebel SL1
18910800.9See Price
Pentax K-50
161110801.43See Price
Sony Alpha SLT-A37K
16.11510801.12See 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.

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