It is a well-known fact that digital cameras come in different categories, but the most famous and the one that gives you the best quality are the Digital Single Lens Reflex aka DSLR. These types of cameras come equipped with some insane features which give you exceptional quality, which is not possible with other cameras present in the market.
DSLR cameras require some basic knowledge of the camera functions and but once done, one can click wonders with it. But the main problem arises while choosing the best from the rest. So in order to resolve this problem, we present you top 5 DSLR cameras available in the Indian market right now.
Price: Rs 4,45,950
Nikon D5 is probably one of the best full-frame DSLR camera available in the market right now. The device is equipped with some top-of-the-line features, which gives a tough competition to the likes of Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. To start with, the camera packs a 20.8-megapixel FX-format CMOS image sensor coupled with new autofocus system with 153 focus points and 99 cross-type sensors, which makes an ideal for those who want to capture high speeding objects. All 153 focus points are compatible with AF NIKKOR lenses with an open aperture of f/5.6 or faster, and 15 central focus points work with an effective aperture of f/8.
The device is equipped with Nikon’s latest Expeed 5 processor which helps maintain saturated colours and clarity and gives a high-speed shooting around 12fps. The camera comes with an ISO range from ISO 100 to 1,02,400, which can be expanded up to 32,80,000, makes it an ideal piece of an instrument for capturing photos in low-light conditions. The camera can also record 4K video at 30fps and comes with a 3.2-inch touchscreen display with a 2,359k dot resolution. Other features include rugged reliability, a new radio-controlled flash system, wireless transmission and NIKKOR’s lens line-up, which makes it one of the ideal device for the professionals.
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Price: Rs 3,24,995
Canon EOS 5D Mark III was one of the best digital SLR cameras for professionals. However, after a long wait, the company finally brought the successor with the launch of EOS 5D Mark IV, which indeed become an instant hit among the professionals.
What makes it stand off the crowd is the fact that it sports a 30.4-megapixel full frame sensor along with company’s Digic 6+ image processor, giving you all the minute details coupled with superior image quality for the perfectionists. The camera support 4K recording coupled with Dual Pixel CMOS AF for rapid focusing speeds makes it a perfect choice for the video professionals as well. The camera comes with an ISO range of 100-32000 and is capable of capturing continuous shots at 7 frames per second (fps).
The screen comes with a 3.2-inch LCD display which is touch-enabled and one can simply tap the display to focus while clicking still photos. Other features including Dual Pixel RAW support, 61-point AF system, Wi-Fi, GPS, NFC and USB 3.0. The device comes with a price tag of Rs 2,54,995 for the body only, Rs 3,06,995 with the EF24-70mm f/4L kit lens, and Rs 3,24,995 with the EF24-105mm f/4L IS II USM lens.
Sony Alpha 7s II
Price: Rs 234,990
Sony has a rich history of making good cameras in the past and this one is no exception. With the Alpha 7s II, the company has added some significant features to the camera. To start with, the DSLR comes with a 35mm full-frame Exmor CMOS sensor coupled with Boinz X image processing engine, makes a perfect companion with wide dynamic range. The camera has an ISO range from ISO 50 to ISO 409600, coupled with large pixels, make it perfect camera for any lighting conditions. The camera is equipped with 169-point fast autofocus which helps subject detection accuracy when shooting stills even under low-visibility conditions with lighting as low as EV -4.
The camera also sports a 5-axis optical image stabilisation which helps compensate for five types of camera shake. Other features include 4K recording, support for the 14-bit uncompressed RAW format, 120fps Full HD and 4x/5x slow motion recording, new zebra function, new gamma display, HDMI port, Wi-Fi, NFC, power supply via USB and more makes it a good choice for those looking for a great DSLR camera.
Price: Rs 1,92,950
The Nikon D500 is another flagship camera from Nikon. It basically packs all the major features of the D5 but in a compact form factor. First of all, the camera if from Nikon DX range, which comes equipped with 20.9-megapixel CMOS sensor and Expeed 5 image processor that gives you some good quality images coupled with a continuous shooting speed up to 10fps.
The camera has an ISO range of 100-51,200, expandable to Lo 1 and Hi 5 (50 – 1640000 equivalent) and comes with Multi-CAM 20K autofocus system that provides 153 AF points. You also get a 3.2-inch touchscreen display and dual memory card slots. One can also record 4K video at 30fps and other features include dual memory slot, Nikon’s SnapBridge connectivity suite, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and NFC. Overall, with a price tag of Rs 1 92 950.00 with AF-S DX 16-80 f/2.8-4E ED VR lens, the camera is a good option to consider.
Canon EOS 80D
Price: Rs 1,08,995
For the semi-professional users, Canon EOS 80D is a pretty good option. The camera sports a large 24.2-megapixel APS-C size CMOS sensor coupled with Digic 6 image processor, which gives a good overall performance and allows you to capture burst shots up to 7fps. The DSLR has an ISO range from 100-16000, which can be expanded up to 25600.
The camera comes equipped with a 45-point autofocus system, all of which are cross-type. The device can record video up to 1080p and there is a 3-inch TFT screen with 1.04 million dots. There is a Dual Pixel CMOS AF for rapid focusing speeds and other features include HDMI mini port, Wi-Fi, NFC, which allows you to transfer images to your smartphone or remotely frame a shot and yes the camera is compatible for use with all EF lenses. Overall, with a price tag of Rs 108995 with EF-S18-135 IS USM lens, the camera is one of the best APS-C size camera available in the market.