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.
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One of the best for beginners, the EOS 600D is loaded with features that will really come in handy when it comes to developing your photography skills. Featuring an 18-megapixel, 3-inch LCD screen, in-camera guides, and basic as well as creative filters, it’s no wonder why it’s capable of producing excellent photos.
Ranging between $476 to $1,050
Inexperienced DSLR users, here’s one camera designed specially for you. The D3200 comes with a guide mode option which will be useful for those who aren’t so confident of capturing great shots on their own. Also Wi-Fi compatible, you’ll be able to send images directly to a tablet or smartphone without the hassle of wires.
Another one with handy in-camera guides, the EOS 1100D proves to be an asset with those new to DSLRs. With it’s DIGIC 4 image processing technology, the camera also makes for a great investment for great photos.
Most of us are well aware that a DSLR comes with more buttons than a compact due to its many features but sometimes, especially in the case of newbies, we’re not quite sure what button does what. The D3100, with its chunky and self-explanatory buttons, will help ensure that such a scenario will not happen and just like the D3200, it also incorporates a guide mode option.
This DSLR is perfect for the outdoorsy person. The K-30 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.
If you’re not exactly new to DSLRs but not yet confident enough to handle something too professional, the D5200 is the one for you. With plenty of powerful features, such as the 24.1-megapixels, 3-inch vari-angle monitor and 39-point AF system, this sturdy toy will have you engrossed for hours.
For those looking to familiarize yourselves with the manual controls of a DSLR then you might want to consider the D90. It comes with extensive manual features and functionality but once you’ve grasp it all, you’ll find that this highly durable DSLR is capable of taking stunning images as well as videos.
Older than the K-30, the fact that the K-r is still around speaks volumes of its performance. With an impressive 11-point auto-focus system and great yet easy-to-use features, the K-r is as dependable as it is resilient.
The A37 is more an SLT (Single Lens Translucent technology) than an SLR and is great for those who are more interested in cameras with electronic viewfinders, as opposed to optical ones. It definitely has a unique design but more importantly, it’s also beginner-friendly.
Even though it’s labelled as an ‘entry-level’ model, this last one on the list has specifications and a feature-set that’s not exactly basic, which is why the EOS 650D is better suited for beginners who are up for a little challenge. But even if you’re not, don’t cross it off your list just yet! The EOS 650D is surprisingly easy to master, plus it comes with a nifty LCD touchscreen.