With the popularity of Instagram and other social platforms, a lot of people started taking interest in making photos, some are taking pictures because of their passion in photography and some has adopted photography as profession. At early stages people use their smartphone cameras to get started, later they switch towards DSLR to enhance picture quality and sharpness. There raises a question which DSLR to be bought at start that came in budget and has some top notch features to get a best shot. Camera itself does not captures best photos it’s the photographer eye and finger which clicks best shots, but yes a lot of adjustments and features like iso sensitivity, brightness, lens shuttering, blurring need to be in camera to click a best shot, this is the reason professionals and hobbyist switch towards DSLR as DSLR’s are designed to fulfill all requirements of photographers which smartphone cameras don’t have.
Let’s have a look on some cool DSLR’s from top brands that are good to buy if you are beginner or has limited budget.
1. Nikon D3400
Nikon D3400 is complete package itself, it’s not very expensive comes within a range of $500. The camera has a shutter speed of 1/4000 to 30 sec., so fastest shutter speed is 1/4000 and slowest is 30sec, you can make fast and slow motion videos and pictures easily. The camera has 24.2-megapixel DX-format CMOS image sensor with no optical low-pass filter which is best for breathtaking image quality. The camera effective pixels are 24.2 million, and i-TTL flash control is available with built-in flash, using 420-pixel RGB sensor.
The camera has SD card slot, and saves still images in 12-bit NEF (RAW) compressed format. The camera has some very cool features like Live View shooting, White balance adjustments (auto, cloudy, sunlight, Fluorescent (7 types), Incandescent …), Live view Lens Servo(Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time-servo AF (AF-F) ), and movie recording, the max recoding time supported by D3400 is 20min at highest quality and 29min 59sec at normal quality.
The camera is nearly 350gram heavy and has 3.0 inch (diagonal) display, monitor resolution is 921,000 Dots and has 170 degree wide viewing angel.
2. Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II
The OM-D E-M10 Mark II from Olympus is a mirrorless Micro Four Thirds digital camera featuring refined stills and movie recording capabilities to suit working in a variety of day to day environments. The camera has 16.1 megapixels, 4/3 Live MOS pairs with the TruePic VII sensor. The camera has shutter speed of 60 – 1/4000 Second, this means the slowest shutter is 60 sec while D300 has 30sec lowest shutter time. The camera is worth of nearly $600.
3. Canon EOS Rebel T6i
The camera also has SDHC memory card slot, supports 1080p video recording at the 60 frames per second. Olympus OM-D E-M10 mark II has 3inch touch screen monitor and has 1,040,000 dots resolution. Bluetooth, wifi wireless connectivity options are available, while hdmi d micro and usb 2.0 options are available for wired connectivity. The battery installed is 1 x BLS-50 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 1175mAh.
Canon Eos Rebel T6i is 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor camera. This camera has 100-12000 iso sensitivity and has both mechanical and electronic shutter options. The shutter speed is 30-1/4000 and shutter lag is .075sec. The camera support 1280 x 720p at 50fps video recording.
Camera monitor size is 3inch and is touchscreen with 1,040,000dots resolution. The camera has 1 x LP-E17 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery. Built-in flash in camera allow to capture images at low or no light, multiple connectivity option are available like 1/8″ Microphone, AV / USB Multi, HDMI C (Mini) and wireless connectivity options are Wifi. Eos Rebel T6i costs amount $650.
The Nikon D3400 with its 24.2 megapixel camera, less price than Canon Rebel T6i and Olympus M10 Mark II takes the lead. D3400 is not less in any feature then its competitor’s, the camera iso sensitivity, shuttering speed adjustments and video recording is perfect to someone to take bests shots. The camera comes up with multiple lense options, user can change lenses based on the requirement is best for the beginners.