5 Best Cheap DSLR Camera – Affordable with Premium Features

Photos can tell a better story than words. The memories you can capture in photos, just can’t be replaced by text. Be it your first day at the college, the first recipe you cooked for your Mom or when your little child used his own feet to stand and tried to walk a step forward, but slipped. Everyone wish to have a photo of the special moments of their life, and compile them in a photo album.

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Some people are great photographers. They are able to capture anything so nicely that it looks better in the snap than in the real world. Unfortunately, not everyone has that talent. And a bad camera can make the special moment worse, even if you have the talent of photography. Did you experience that terrible time when you get back from an awesome trip, and check the photos only to find out that all the good ones are blurred?

What do you wish to happen at that particular second? Probably a magic, which can fix the awful snaps. That’s certainly not possible. Even if it was possible, the result wouldn’t have been good enough. The only practical solution is to get a better camera. A camera which can take care of basic things for a newbie photographer, and provide advanced features to the experienced one. Hence, better memories.

Best Cheap DSLR Cameras for Everyone

There is a myth around the world that DSLR cameras cost too much, and an average guy can’t afford one. I don’t mean that DSLR cameras are not costly, but there are some which are available at a comparatively low price. Of course they do not provide all the features, but still they’re worth buying if…

  1. You don’t have enough cash to buy the costly one.
  2. You wish to be familiar with a low-cost camera before paying heavy bucks.

There is a possibility of more reasons, I’ve mentioned the common ones only. I’m not only providing you the list of models with introduction, but also the best deal’s direct link (click the camera name/title). You can always search for more deals on the web or nearby your location.

1. Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

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It is one of the best entry-level Digital SLR camera. It comes with a 3-inch LCD touch sensitive display and 16 megapixels sensor. You can shoot HD (High-Definition) videos, with more burst shooting options for still images. You can improve the functionality and quality by purchasing optional lenses and other gears.

Price: $499

2. Nikon D3100

nikon d3100

Nikon is a well-known name in the field of Cameras and photography accessories. You can get the touch of the expert manufacturer, for an affordable price with Nikon D3100. It features a 14.2 MP CMOS image sensor with 3-inch display. You also get a NIKKOR VR Image Stabilization lens with this camera (on Amazon).

Price: $449

3. Canon EOS Rebel T3


Canon Rebel series is designed specially for consumers who can’t afford the costly ones. Canon Rebel T3 might lack in features a bit as compared to the other cheap Digital SLR Cameras, but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth buying. It’s the best choice if you are a beginner and just started learning photography. You can get familiar with the basic stuffs before going for the high-end choices.

Price: $449

4. Canon EOS Rebel XS

canon eos rebel xs

Like I said, Rebel series is targeted to a specific audience. There are some other models in this series too. Rebel XS has a 10.1 megapixel CMOS sensor with the capability of 3 fps continuous shooting. If you want to take photography seriously, I highly recommend to include this one in your short-listed cameras for consideration. Canon is also an excellent manufacturer, but Nikon fans does not believe so. If you’re on Nikon’s side, read on.

Price: $449

5. Nikon D3000


D3000 is the older version of D3100, I’ve mentioned it above. The advantage is that you can get this one at even cheaper price. You just need to search for the right place. It comes with a 10.2 megapixel DX-format image sensor, which enables prints up to 20×30 inches.

Price: $449

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Buying a cheap Digital SLR doesn’t mean that after a while it’ll be obsolete. Even after you master the talent of photography to some extent, you can use them. You’ll just need to buy appropriate lenses, filters and other accessories. So, buy one from the list above and start saving for better accessories. Meanwhile, polish your talent to get the most out of the spent money.

Which cheap DSLR would you recommend someone to buy from the models mentioned above? Do tell us in your comments.