Ready to rise up from your smartphone camera? Here is our guide to the most affordable DSLR cameras you can buy. Smartphone cameras have definitely helped you in this journey, but they still cannot offer the power of a DSLR. And now if you compare it to mirrorless cameras which lack in good battery life and easy accessibility. So, here are the top picks for you. 

1. Nikon D3500

Sensor: APS-C CMOS | Megapixels: 24.2MP | Lens mount: Nikon DX | Screen: 3-inch, 921,000 dots | Continuous shooting speed: 5fps | Max video resolution: 1080p | User level: Beginner

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Nikon D3500 equipped with an 18-55 mm lens.

It is not the most amazing camera here, but I will suggest it’s the best right now. The camera provides you excellent image quality. The major advantage of this camera is its battery life. You go for clicking 1,550 images in one single full charge. And this is actually very good as compared to other DSLRs. Nikon has provided you the camera with 24MP sensors which delivers excellent image quality. The new design of D3400 which is now known as D3500 is to handle and easier to use too. The device comes with a price of 28,129/-. This is the best among the most affordable DSLR cameras you can buy.

2. Nikon D5600

Sensor: APS-C CMOS | Megapixels: 24.2MP | Lens mount: Nikon DX | Screen: 3.2-inch articulating touchscreen, 1,040,000 dots | Continuous shooting speed: 5fps | Max video resolution: 1080p | User level: Beginner/enthusiast

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Here is another model by Nikon which is still holding its own against the rise of mirrorless. The D5600 is a higher level from the D3000-series models. Key advantages over the Nikon D3400 and Nikon D3500 include a larger LCD screen. This not only flips out and swivels all the way around to face but also responds to touch. You pay a little bit more for the privilege, but if you need a little more growing space it is worthy enough. The device is priced at an affordable price range of 41,199/- only. 

3. Canon EOS Rebel SL3 / EOS 250D

Sensor: APS-C CMOS | Megapixels: 24.1MP | Lens mount: Canon EF-S | Screen: 3-inch, 1,040,000 dots | Continuous shooting speed: 5fps | Max video resolution: 4K | User level: Beginner

most affordable DSLR cameras

It is considered as the world’s smallest and lightest DSLR with a movable LCD. The EOS Rebel SL3 is also known as the Canon EOS 250D. Consider it the latest entry-level arrival to the list. The all-new Canon EOS 250D is added with a fresh processing engine and a 4K video recording. Considering its built-in class quality the Canon EOS 250D is one of the most affordable DSLR cameras with a price tag of 47,999/-.

4. Canon EOS77D

Sensor: APS-C CMOS | Megapixels: 24.2MP | Autofocus: 45-point AF, (all cross-type) | Screen type: 3-inch articulating touchscreen, 1,040,000 dots | Continuous shooting speed: 6fps | Movies: 1080p | User level: Beginner/enthusiast

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The EOS 77D is a bit more advanced beginner DSLR which provides a few extra features. What you get extra is on the inside, such as bulb and interval timers. The major problem here is its price, it almost gives all the features as much as the above-mentioned cameras give. And these features don’t match its price which is 52,399/-. With this price tag, this camera is ranked 4th in the list of most affordable DSLR cameras.

5. Canon EOS Rebel T7 / Canon EOS 2000D

Sensor: APS-C CMOS | Megapixels: 24.1MP | Lens mount: Canon EF-S | Screen: 3-inch, 920,000 dots | Continuous shooting speed: 3fps | Max video resolution: 1080p | User level: Beginner

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This is one of the cheapest DSLRs in Canon’s current line-up considering its features. This makes it a very budget-friendly way to get access to an endless assortment of lenses, flashguns, and some other accessories. It is designed very much for its target audience in mind, and also offers a Feature Guide to help you understand everything. And battery life is also better than many mirrorless models at this price point. Wi-Fi, NFC and Full HD video recording round off the specs, makes it a well-rounded first-time best option. The price tag is set to approach the maximum number of audiences which is 64,999/-.

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