We all want our precious memories to be recorded or captured so that we can cherish it later. When we talk about electronic gadgets, we want the best in a limited budget, that’s quite affordable and that does not compromise in quality of the result. So here we are to guide you through a list of gadgets to choose from when it comes to the camera.
If you’re a beginner looking to upgrade from your smartphone, or a more experienced photographer in need of the latest high-end specs, choosing the right camera involves deciding your needs and scanning our guide. Whatever speculations you are searching for, we’ve got it all.
In the list below, there are categories other than the budget that is being taken care of, which are size, features and advantages-disadvantages, and so on. So let’s have a look at the top 10 cameras that are totally under your budget. Each model on the list below is outstanding in some or the other way – whether because it’s the best in its class, or an outstanding package or simply unbeatable value.
Top 10 camera’s list at a glance :
1. Nikon Z6
2. Fujifilm X-T4
3. Sony A7 III
4. Nikon Z50
5. Sony A6100
6. Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III
7. Canon EOS Rebel SL3 / EOS 250D
8. Fujifilm X100V
9. Nikon D850
10. Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III
Type: Mirrorless | Sensor size: Full-frame CMOS | Resolution: 24.5MP | Lens: Nikon Z mount | Viewfinder: EVF | Screen type: 3.2-inch tilting touchscreen, 2,100,000 dots | Maximum continuous shooting speed: 12fps | Movies: 4K | User level: Intermediate/expert
It has High-resolution EVF and familiar and refined handling but XQD card format has limited support and Limited buffer depth.
The Z6’s age means it now offers excellent value and has given Nikon time to flesh out the system’s native lens lineup. A fantastic all-rounder with superb handling, there’s nothing yet which beats it in terms of versatility, usability, and affordability. The Z6 combines both excellent stills and 4K video quality with everything else that’s key for a full-frame mirrorless camera. There’s also a sharp and crisp 3.69-million dot viewfinder along with a responsive, and tilting touchscreen. The native lens range for the Z mount is expanding rapidly. It has also been treated with new and advanced features that make it a more competing, advanced, and an updated camera.
The rage of this camera is between Rs.1,39,832.31 to Rs.1,43,994.72.
Sensor size: APS-C | Resolution: 26.1MP | Viewfinder: 3,690K dots | Monitor: 3.0-inch tilt-angle touchscreen, 1,620K dots | Autofocus: 425-point AF | Maximum continuous shooting rate: 15fps (mechanical shutter), 30fps (electronic) | Movies: 4K at 60p | User level: Intermediate
Having superb image quality and IBIS a big bonus for video making but still, there is no headphone jack and has limited video recording time.
Looking for a hybrid camera, that’s just perfectly capable of shooting video as it is stills? The Fujifilm X-T4 is the best option and an all-rounder. It’s the finest APS-C camera we’ve ever tested, faster burst shooting, and some successful designer tweaks. Adding to its all-rounder skills are a bigger battery (which keeps it going for 500 shots per charge) and some improved autofocus, which is fast and reliable. Its 26MP APS-C sensor remains class-leading for stills, but the X-T4’s real trump card is its performance as a video camera. The IBIS is a huge bonus here, and the X-T4 backs that up with a huge range of tools and a great shooting experience, including a fully articulating touchscreen.
This camera ranges between Rs.1,44,980 to Rs.1,51,899.
Sony A7 III
Sensor size: Full-frame | Resolution: 24.2MP | Viewfinder: 2,359K dots | Monitor: 3.0-inch tilt-angle touchscreen, 921K dots | Autofocus: 693-point AF | Maximum continuous shooting rate: 10fps | Movies: 4K at 30p | User level: Intermediate/expert
The Great 24MP sensor makes the camera more useful and the sensor-based stabilization adding to its specialization. The weather-sealing could have been better and some EVF tearing.
The core of the camera – namely a 24MP full-frame sensor, 4K video, sensor-based image stabilization, 10fps burst shooting, and a 693-point hybrid AF system – is strong enough, but with two card slots and 710-shot battery life on top of that, you’re getting excellent value for money as well as top performance. We have some reservations with the viewfinder and weather-sealing, but this is still one of the most versatile cameras around right now, mirrorless or otherwise.
Price ranges between Rs.1,37,690 to Rs.1,99,138.
Type: Mirrorless | Sensor size: APS-C | Resolution: 20.9MP | Lens: Z-mount | Screen type: 3.2-inch tilting touchscreen, 1,036,080 dots | Viewfinder: EVF | Maximum continuous shooting rate: 11fps | Movies: 4K | User level: Enthusiast
It’s great, DSLR-style handling and excellent viewfinder and screen add to its advanced features but it’s a limited range of native lenses and the tilt-screen can’t be used with a tripod.
The Z50 fits the bill and is an excellent entry into mid-range, APS-C cameras from Nikon. It’s particularly suitable for those looking to move to mirrorless from a Nikon DSLR as, it prioritizes handling thanks to its large, deep grip. The Z50 produces great photos and has the same excellent autofocus system as the Nikon Z6, which works very well for static subjects, but can’t quite match the performance of something like the Sony A6400 when it comes to sports and activities. With an impressive viewfinder and tilting touchscreen, the Z50 is a great camera for travel and general shooting and is compatible with older F-mount lenses.
It ranges between Rs.70,990 to Rs.71,000.
Type: Mirrorless | Sensor size: APS-C | Resolution: 24.2MP | Lens: Sony E-mount | Viewfinder: EVF | Screen type: 2.95-inch tilting touchscreen, 921,600 dots | Maximum continuous shooting speed: 11fps (mechanical) | Movies: 4K | User level: Beginner
It has excellent tracking autofocus and compact yet feature-packed but has some drawbacks too like it takes time to understand capabilities and has relatively low-res LCD and EVF.
The A6100 takes the existing recipe and adds several tweaks that help it compete with today’s mirrorless pack. Compact yet capable, the A6100 pairs a beginner-friendly build with a feature set that won’t disappoint the more adventurous. The result is excellent continuous tracking abilities and, paired with a good lens, images with plenty of detail and generally accurate colors. Battery life is also decent and the tilting screen is now touch-sensitive, though its functionality is fairly limited. It deserves to be just as popular as its predecessor.
Price ranges between Rs.56,990 to Rs.59,990.
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III
Type: Mirrorless | Sensor size: Four Thirds | Resolution: 20.4MP | Lens: Micro Four Thirds | Viewfinder: 2.36M-dot OLED EVF | Screen type: 3-inch vari-angle touchscreen, 1,040,000 dots | Maximum continuous shooting speed: 30fps | Movies: 4K | User level: Intermediate
With incredible image stabilization and a tiny body with excellent handling, it’s easy to use. But has smaller sensor struggles in low light and the polycarbonate body feels like a downgrade
Its polycarbonate shell might feel like a step down from the body of its predecessor, but in the hand, this mirrorless snapper is Goldilocks stuff: just right. Lighter than ever and fantastic to handle, the Mark III backs up its good looks with a powerful processor, superlative image stabilization and shooting modes to suit every skill level and style of shooting. Its combination of speed, style, and sheer versatility makes it a winner – add on-chip phase detection autofocus and 4K video chops to the mix and you’ve got yourself one of the best all-rounders on the market today.
The camera has a price range between Rs.91,490 to Rs.1,06,990.
Canon EOS Rebel SL3 / EOS 250D
Type: DSLR | Sensor: APS-C CMOS | Resolution: 24.2MP | Lens mount: Canon EF | Viewfinder: Optical | Screen type: 3.0-inch vari-angle touchscreen, 1,040,000 dots | Maximum continuous shooting speed: 5fps | Movies: 4K | User level: Beginner
Its flip-out touchscreen works brilliantly and Dual Pixel CMOS AF is great with 4K video quality but the video gets cropped and the 9-point AF system a little basic.
Being an upgrade from the popular 200D, it brings with it some new features such as 4K video recording and a new processor. With your limited budget, you don’t need 4K video, the older SL2 / 200D is a good option, putting the cash you save towards a new lens. If you’re new to a “proper” camera, the 24.2-megapixel sensor of the EOS 250D will give your photography a good step-up, while the fluid AF system comes into play when shooting live view and videos.
The price ranges from Rs.48,801 to Rs.93,265.
Type: Premium compact | Sensor: APS-C X-Trans CMOS | Resolution: 26.1MP | Lens: 23mm, f/2 | Viewfinder: Hybrid EVF | Screen type: 3.0-inch tilt-angle touchscreen, 1.62m dots | Maximum continuous shooting speed: 11fps | Movies: 4K | User level: Beginner/enthusiast
It has tilting touchscreen and improved sensor and autofocus along with 4K video quality. It also needs a filter for full weather-sealing and is quite expensive.
The X100V keeps what works, only tweaking what it needs to: there’s now a very handy tilting touchscreen and a weather-resistant body. The series’ fixed aperture lens setup has always been fantastic for street and portrait photography, and results are only better now that Fujifilm’s added a new 26.1MP APS-C sensor paired with the latest X-Processor 4. Autofocus is faster, noise control better and image quality improved. The hybrid EVF – both optical and electronic – packs a higher-resolution, too.
Add a quick continuous shooting rate and 4K video into the mix and you’ve got one very desirable compact.
The price of this camera ranges up to Rs.1,05,197.
Type: DSLR | Sensor size: Full-frame CMOS | Resolution: 45.4MP | Lens: Nikon F mount | Viewfinder: Optical | Screen type: 3.2-inch tilting touchscreen, 2,359,000 dots | Maximum continuous shooting speed: 7fps | Movies: 4K | User level: Intermediate/expert
With stunning image quality and excellent performance but slow Live View AF speed and SnapBridge connectivity.
If you need high resolution, it’s got it with a 45MP full-frame sensor. If you need speed, it has that too with a 7fps burst shooting option which can be boosted to 9fps with a battery grip. OK, that’s reasonably modest compared with the likes of the 20fps Sony A9 II, but it’s still good enough for capturing most kinds of action. On top of that, you also get 4K video recording options, as well as a rugged body protected against inclement weather. One feature which is king over its mirrorless rivals is battery life – with a massive 1800 frames per charge, you shouldn’t need to worry about the camera dying in the middle of the decisive moment.
Price ranges upto Rs.2,64,950 to Rs.1,99,499
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III
Type: Mirrorless | Sensor size: Micro Four Thirds | Resolution: 20.4MP | Lens: Micro Four Thirds | Viewfinder: EVF | Screen type: 3.0-inch vari-angle touchscreen, 1,037K dots | Maximum continuous shooting speed: 18fps | Movies: : 4K | User level: Intermediate
Having a great build quality and excellent image stabilization with a wide range of shooting modes although it’s not the best EVF and the low-light image quality limited with aggressive JPEG noise reduction.
If you ever needed proof that a pro camera doesn’t need to be a hefty beast, the Olympus OMD E-M1 Mark III is it. Packing a 20.4MP Micro Four Thirds sensor that’s unfashionably small by today’s full-frame standards, the Mark III nevertheless excels as a feature-packed photographic package. Powered by an all-new TruePic IX processor, it’s blisteringly quick and reliable to boot. Start-up is instantaneous and shooting rapid, with up 18fps possible with continuous AF. There’s powerful image stabilization, too, while Cine 4K and Full HD slow-mo at 120fps make it no slouch in the video department. More remarkable still is the sheer range of shooting options it offers – from a dedicated Starry Sky autofocus mode to a Live ND setting that replicates a neutral-density filter.
Price ranges upto Rs.1,27,756.