If you’re somebody who likes to take pictures of beautiful landscapes, pictures of your loved ones or maybe you just like to capture your special moments. Most of us these days use our smartphones to accomplish such feats.
Everybody loves to take in-depth pictures of their loved ones or a beautiful place they visited and show it off to their friends. It doesn’t matter what the reason might be, but a professional camera can always help you in capturing those beautiful moments of your life.
First-time buyers are vitally important to any brand since they know that you can be a potential lifelong customer, which is amazing news for you since you will get to pick from some of the major players vying for your attention.
Some cameras in this list will be game-changers for some people trying to get a cheap deal, and some of them might be able to help you grow in this field while not being too heavy on your pockets.
All the cameras in this list are ready to be used by a beginner, while still offering the capacity for you to grow and enhance your photography skills.
01. Nikon D3500
It is a beginner-friendly, entry-level camera that will guide you throughout your journey.
Sensor: APS-C | Type: DSLR | Max burst speed: 5fps | Screen: 3in vari-angle touchscreen, 1,040,000 dots | Max video resolution: 1080p (Full HD)
This camera is designed especially for beginners, with simple controls and a built-in Guide Mode to help new user’s learn the basics of the camera. But it’s also compatible with a wide range of Nikon lenses, from Nikon and third-party makers, and has a good enough specification to excite professionals as well as beginners.
Nikon D3500 at Amazon for Rs.28, 990.
• Guide Mode.
• Extensive Battery Life.
• Good Handling.
• No Wi-Fi.
• No Touchscreen.
02. Canon EOS Rebel SL3 / EOS 250D / EOS 200D Mark II
It is certainly not the cheapest camera, but it is one of the best around.
Sensor: APS-C | Type: DSLR | Max burst speed: 5fps | Screen: 3in vari-angle touchscreen, 1,040,000 dots | Max video resolution: 4K UHD at 25p
It is certainly not the cheapest that Canon has to offer and certainly not the cheapest in the market, but most of the time, it is worth paying the extra money for the features that you’re getting. The EOS Rebel SL3 has Canon’s APS-C sensor with 24.1MP of the resolution, it has amazing Live View shooting, all thanks to its fully-articulating touch-sensitive screen display and Canon’s fast Dual Pixel CMOS AF autofocus.
The price is roughly about Rs.51, 900.
• An intuitive DSLR experience with a lightweight Body.
• Amazing Live View shooting.
• Comparatively larger than its mirrorless rivals.
• Has relatively less AF points.
03. Fujifilm X-T200
Great for beginners as well as Instagramers.
Sensor: APS-C | Type: Mirrorless | Max burst speed: 8fps | Screen: 3.5in vari-angle touchscreen, 2,760k dots | Max video resolution: 4K
The Fujifilm X-T200 gives off an old-time 35mm SLR camera vibe, but it is very compact and light. The best thing about it is that it has a 3.5-inch vari-angle touchscreen display with an aspect ratio of 1:6, which is perfectly suitable for videos.
It is roughly around Rs.66, 999.
• A large 3.5-inch vari-angle touchscreen display.
• Great 4k video settings and features.
• Old-timey design and look, and also light and portable.
• Basic external controls.
• It doesn’t have an X-Trans sensor but a regular CMOS sensor.
04. Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III
It is a great and compact camera designed best for vlogging.
Sensor: 1-inch | Type: Compact | Continuous shooting speed: 30fps | \ 3.0-inch, 1040k, tilting | Max video resolution: 4K
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III is a stunning camera with the capability of shooting Full HD and 4K videos, and can also directly live stream them online. Its fast 24-100mm equivalent lens gives the user an astonishing amount of range for shooting. It has an LCD screen that flips around 180 degrees, which can provide better shooting angles.
It is roughly around Rs.52, 995.
• It has a built-in Livestreaming feature.
• It is quite fast and not to mention very versatile.
• It has a 10 minute limit for recording 4K videos.
• It has poor battery life.
05. Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III
It doesn’t matter if it’s only 16MP it makes up for it with its small, portable, and strong design.
Sensor: Micro Four Thirds | Type: Mirrorless | Max burst speed: 8.6fps | Screen: 3.0-inch 1,040k tilt touch | Max video resolution: 4K
The Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III is the least expensive and the most novice-friendly camera in the whole OM-D range at this moment. It has a surprisingly high-resolution electronic viewfinder, coupled with an amazingly high-resolution tilting touch-sensitive screen display. The most surprising thing about this camera is that it has a built-in 5 axis image stabilization system that can easily work with any attached lens. Not to mention the fact that it can shoot 4K UHD movies.
It is roughly around Rs.60, 990 on Amazon.
• Retro design coupled with a classic look.
• Has a tilting touchscreen.
• A high-resolution viewfinder.
• Has a relatively low MP count.
• Pricier than some of the DSLR’s.
06. Nikon D5600
It is a Beginner to Intermediate level DSLR if you’re willing to pay extra.
Sensor: APS-C | Type: DSLR | Max burst speed: 5fps | Screen: 3.2in vari-angle touchscreen, 1,037,000 dots | Max video resolution: 1080p (Full HD)
The Nikon D5600 is a comparatively expensive buy for an absolute beginner, and it doesn’t have the guide shooting mode that is available on the Nikon D3500. It has a 39-point AF system, which pretty much covers the screen better than the D3500. This makes it easier to track moving objects. It also has a 3.2inch vari-angle touchscreen display, which in itself is a big point when compared to the D3500.
It is roughly around Rs.55, 950 on Amazon.
• It has an advanced AF system.
• Performs well even at high ISO’s.
• 3.2in vari-angle Touchscreen.
• The Snapbridge is not that great.
• Has slower autofocus for Live View and Movies.
• Less beginner-friendly.
07. Sony A6000
A fast mirrorless camera that is great for capturing stills and is now available at an amazingly low price.
Sensor: APS-C | Type: Mirrorless | Max burst speed: 11fps | Screen: 3.0-inch, 921k, tilt | Max video resolution: Full HD
Since its release around 6 years ago, the Sony A6000 is still one of Sony’s best beginner cameras out there. Since the release of the newer A6100, A6400, and A6600 models, the price of Sony A6000 has dropped significantly and is now available at an amazingly low price. Its small body packs a big punch with a resolution of 24.3MP.
It is roughly around Rs.52, 990 on Amazon.
• Small body and lightweight design.
• Has a built-in electronic viewfinder.
• Best for fast and accurate shooting.
• Does not have 4K video recording.
• It is a comparatively old model.
• It does not have a touch-sensitive screen display.
08. Fujifilm X-A7
A steal from a premium brand for the lovers of retro style cameras.
Sensor: APS-C | Type: Mirrorless | Max burst speed: 6fps | Screen: 3.5in vari-angle touchscreen, 2,760,000 dots | Max video resolution: 4K UHD
The Fujifilm X-A7 is better than its adored predecessor X-A5, due to its much better 4K video recording in proper 30fps as compared to its predecessor’s 15fps. It also got an upgrade in the screen size department with a 3.5inch vari-angle pivot touchscreen display, which makes up for it more than enough for the fact that it has no viewfinder.
It is roughly around Rs.47, 336 on Amazon.
• Simple design but is highly effective.
• Full 4K video recording.
• 3.5inch vari-angle pivot touchscreen display.
• Small, compact, lightweight, and easy to carry.
• No viewfinder.
• The kit lens is not that impressive.
• It has a small sensor as compared to some other mirrorless cameras.
09. Panasonic Lumix GX80
A small, simple to use a camera which is not heavy on the pocket.
Sensor: Micro Four Thirds | Type: Mirrorless | Max burst speed: 8fps | Screen: 3in tilting, touchscreen, 1,040,000 dots | Max video resolution: 4K
The Panasonic Lumix GX80 might be small, but it packs a heavy punch. It is suitable for any user, be it a complete beginner who just wants to leave it all to the camera or a professional who wants complete control over the camera settings, from Shutter Speed to Aperture to Exposure. It also has 4K video recording and has a built-in electronic viewfinder. Not to mention due to its small size, it is extremely portable and easy to carry around.
It is roughly around Rs.37, 563.
• Has a built-in electronic viewfinder.
• 4K video recording.
• Compact design.
• It only has 16 Megapixels.
• The tilt-screen is restricted.
10. Canon EOS M200
It is the cheapest mirrorless camera offered by Canon, and its Ok, but not the first choice.
Sensor: APS-C | Type: Mirrorless | Max burst speed: 6.1fps | Screen: 3in tilting, touchscreen, 1,040,000 dots | Max video resolution: 4K
The Canon EOS M200 is not the most exciting mirrorless camera offered by Canon, but it is the cheapest of them all. The most exciting part about this camera is the price tag on it. It is nice and small, which makes it easier to carry around. It also has 4K video recording but with a vicious 1.6x crop, and it does not have a mic socket to improve the sound quality of your videos.
It is roughly around Rs.38, 963 on Amazon.
• Easy to use.
• Small and easy to carry around.
• Has 4K Video Recording.
• Does not have a mic input.
• Image quality is alright.
• Does not have the most comfortable build.