As smartphones have become universal and taking pictures has become the new speech.

It is natural that more and more people are starting to think about photography seriously. And once you get serious the obvious upgrade is DSLR. Here is our guide about how to buy a decent DSLR camera under RS 50000.

best dslr camera under 50000

There are certain things that you should ponder over before making the call to buy.

Features to look in a DSLR Under ₹50000

Price of a DSLR is an important factor in your buying decision. You can get a decent camera in the range of 40-50 thousand. So always keep the budget in mind as you need to consider the cost of accessories that you may need to buy for example Lenses, Batteries and memory also tripods and kit bags.

Another important consideration is what are you going to use the camera for. That is to say what kind of photography you intend to carry out. If you are clear about it you can choose the camera that best suits you.

Whether you want a general purpose do it all camera to record your life. Or is it travel that you yearn for. Is sport your thing or are you into low light photography. Each one requires different specialised sensor processors and lenses. We want to do it all, but ask yourself sincerely, will you do it all.

A DSLR camera is significantly heavier than your average joe point and shoot one. And different DSLRs vary in shape size and weight too, If you want to do a lot of photography, we suggest finding a compact light camera that won’t wear you down.

If you own another DSLR, you could choose a new one from the same ecosystem so that your older gear is compatible and you don’t need to spend additional money for similar accessories. This will save you a significant amount of money.

Now it is time for that question “Number of Megapixels on the camera“. It is the most overused number in camera marketing.

Remember, not all Megapixels are born same and you need to consider the size of pixels as another important parameter if you want high-quality sharp images. Research about the megapixel ratings before you decide. Also, if you do not want to enlarge your pictures, and happy with small sizes going for cameras with greater Megapixels don’t make much sense.

The most important element of a camera is the image sensor. As a rule of thumb The bigger the sensor the better. A bigger sensor can capture more light and hence give a more detailed image. There are other factors to consider but I would write about it later. Generally speaking eye for a bigger sensor.

One generally buys a camera for a long horizon and don’t upgrade often. Entry level DSLR tend to get upgraded often as manufacturers are throwing in professional features in these devices to lure new customers. So if you can afford it go for higher models if you can. As it is likely that they would last you longer.

You should also look for the below-mentioned features will deciding on which model to zero in on.

  • Whether your Camera has a burst mode? So that you can capture live sports
  • Whether it has decent Shutter speed? So that you never miss your shot
  • Whether it has a good range for ISO? So that you can take impressive low light images.
  • Whether it has a decent LCD preview screen? So that you can see all your hard work before your eyes.
  • Whether it has protection against dust. So that your delicate lenses and sensors are protected from the wear and tear
  • Whether you have decent connectivity options? So that you can share your work with friends and family.

If you keep these things in mind. You would never falter in your decision. Here is a list of cameras that we love. Hope you find them useful. It is always our endeavour.

1. Nikon D3400 Digital Camera 

  • Sensor: APS-C CMOS
  • Resolution 24.2 MP
  • 3.2 inch Touch Screen
  • Lens Mount: Nikon DX
  • Shooting Speed of 5 frames per second
  • Video Resolution 1080 P
  • Good for someone who is a beginner

What we liked
  • Ergonomic design
  • Lighter in the hands
  • Great single shot autofocus
  • Intuitive to use
What we didn't
  • It lacks a touchscreen
  • Lags behind on the connectivity front
  • Does not have mic support

This camera is a twin to the D3300 in almost all department but adds Nikon Snapbridge Bluetooth connectivity, here we must say that it lacks wifi and NFC support.

It is a decent entry-level device that would entice beginners. If you buy this device you won’t feel robbed. It is a good device at the price point and manages to click clear crisp pictures almost everytime.

2. Nikon D5300 24.2MP Digital SLR Camera

  • Sensor: APS-C CMOS
  • Resolution 24.2 MP
  • 3.2 inch Touch Screen
  • Lens Mount: Nikon DX
  • Shooting Speed of 5 frames per second
  • Video Resolution 1080 P
  • Good for someone who is a beginner or relatively new to photography

What we liked
  • Great sensor performance
  • High resolution vari-angle lens
  • Built in Wi-Fi
  • Great image processor in EXPEED 4
What we didn't
  • It lacks a touchscreen
  • No 4k support
  • Restrictive special effects that work only for JPEG

This is an older camera which has seen an upgrade in the form of D5500 and D5600 but it can still hold its own in the arena as it boasts the same EXPEED 4 processor and 39-point Autofocus system with its successors. It should be noted that the camera can take some brilliant images and is a great buy given the price cuts.

It does not have some cool new features like touchscreens but, But it can still track you down with its GPS. The battery though not as good as D5600 can still outrun Canon 750D any day.

It may not be the newest kid in the block but it sure is one dependable block with a proven track record

3. Nikon D5600 Digital Camera

  • Sensor: APS-C CMOS
  • Resolution 24.2 MP
  • 3.2 inch Touch Screen
  • Lens Mount: Nikon DX
  • Shooting Speed of 5 frames per second
  • Video Resolution 1080 P
  • Good for someone who is a beginner or relatively new to photography

What we liked
  • Great image quality
  • Very good ergonomics and grip
  • The nifty Touchscreen interface
  • It has a very good Autofocus system in place
What we didn't
  • Need a Snapbridge update
  • No 4k support
  • A tad expensive for the range

It can be considered as one of the best cameras under 50000 and does punch above its weight making it worth the moolah. Packed with an APS-C CMOS 24.2 MP sensor and the competent EXPEED 4 processor has much enhanced the autofocus system to get you sharp images with minimum distortion and greater details.

It is one of the very few midrange cameras in the DX ecosystem that gives you an ISO range between 100 and 25600 and a burst mode with speeds up to 5 frames per second. It also boasts connectivity support such as Wi-Fi NFC and Bluetooth so that you always share your latest exploits in a blink.

4. Canon EOS 750 D  24.2MP Digital SLR Camera

  • Sensor: APS-C CMOS
  • Resolution 24.2 MP
  • 3 inch Touch Screen
  • Lens Mount: Canon EF mount
  • Shooting Speed of 5 frames per second
  • Video Resolution 1080 P
  • Good for someone who is a beginner or relatively new to photography

What we liked
  • Excellent button and dial controls
  • Very good in built connectivity options
  • Vari-angle screen
What we didn't
  • Not a match to Canon D5600 at detailing
  • Optical viewfinder shows only 95% of the Scene
  • Autofocus needs to get faster
  • No 4K

It is equipped with a powerful DIGIC 6 image processor and a 24.2 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor that can deliver some great images.

It carries a powerful Autofocus system thanks to its 19-point all cross type and a Hybrid CMOS III Systems which can be very useful in a condition that demand rapid focusing. It does very well at the connectivity front with built-in NFC and Wi-Fi capabilities which is hygiene in this day and age.

5. Canon EOS 200 D 24.2MP Digital SLR Camera 

  • Sensor: APS-C CMOS
  • Resolution 24.2 MP
  • 3 inch Touch Screen
  • Lens Mount: Canon EF mount
  • Shooting Speed of 5 frames per second
  • Video Resolution 1080 P
  • Good for someone who is a beginner or relatively new to photography

What we liked
  • Easy to use interface
  • Brilliant image quality
  • Suberb autofocus capability for Live View
What we didn't
  • Does not have 4K Video support
  • An old 9-point Autofocus system
  • The Body has a plastic feel about it
  • Pricey

It is equipped with a powerful DIGIC 7 image processor and a 24.2 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor that can deliver some great images.

It has a dual pixel CMOS autofocus that allows the photographer get autofocus quickly when shooting videos at speeds like 3.5 frames per minute. It can even give you great videos in 1080p at speeds of 60 frames per second.

It works very well in low light conditions due to the great ISO range of around 25600. It comes with a 3 inch LCD touchscreen and has a very evolved user interface which is quite intuitive even for new users.

6. Canon EOS 1300D 18MP Digital SLR Camera

  • Sensor: APS-C CMOS
  • Resolution 18 MP
  • 3 inch Touch Screen
  • Lens Mount: Canon EF-S mount
  • Shooting Speed of 3 frames per second
  • Video Resolution 1080 P
  • Good for someone who is a beginner

What we liked
  • Value for money
  • Connectivity through Wi-Fi and NFC
  • Easy to handle
  • High-resolution screen
What we didn't
  • Immovable rear screen
  • Lacks touchscreen
  • Optical viewfinder can only show 95% of the scene
  • Autofocus very slow for live view

It boasts of the same sensor as the earlier EOS 1200D. But is powered by a new image processor that cranks its ability to capture better images.

The EOS 1300 D is armed with Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity which means you can easily share your favourite photos around, it is super easy too. You can also use your phone to control the camera, which comes handy when you need to take a groupie and don’t want anyone to miss out.

The preview screen is a 3 inch 920k dot one, which makes for better viewing experience.

7. Canon EOS 1500 D Digital SLR Camera

  • Sensor: APS-C CMOS
  • Resolution 24.2 MP
  • 3 inch Touch Screen
  • Lens Mount: Canon EF mount
  • Shooting Speed of 5 frames per second
  • Video Resolution 1080 P
  • Good for someone who is a beginner or relatively new to photography

What we liked
  • Ergonomical design for controls
  • Great Battery
What we didn't
  • Supports only 3 frames per second while in burst mode
    An old 9-point Autofocus system

It is equipped with a powerful DIGIC 7 image processor and a 24.2 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor that can deliver some great images.

It has a dual pixel CMOS autofocus that allows the photographer get autofocus quickly when shooting videos at speeds like 3.5 frames per minute. It can even give you great videos in 1080p at speeds of 60 frames per second.

It works very well in low light conditions due to the great ISO range of around 25600. This Camera comes with a 3 inch LCD touchscreen and has a very evolved user interface which is quite intuitive even for new users.

This concludes our list of best DSLR cameras under 50000 in India.

Hope you find our effort helpful.

Here’s to Happy clicking

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