Digital Single-Lens Reflex or DSLR cameras are one of the best cameras when it comes to superior image quality and some advanced features which are not available in other types of cameras.
DSLR has an advance over other cameras available in the market, all thanks to the large sensor coupled with interchangeable lenses and not to forget a viewfinder. Although, it takes some time to get a hang of it, but once you through with it, then one create wonders with these cameras.
So if you are one of those who needs to buy a DSLR but does not want to spend lakhs of rupees for it, we handpicked some of the best mid-range DSLR cameras available in the market which will go easy on your pockets.
Canon EOS 750D
Canon has a strong reputation in the camera industry. The company has been known for rolling out DSLR which are top notches in their class and company’s EOS 750D is surely one of them. The camera comes loaded with a 24.2-megapixel sensor, the highest resolution for an APS-C sized EOS sensor, along with DIGIC 6 image processor for quick processing of images.
It also comes equipped with Hybrid CMOS AF III that features rapid autofocusing in live view while shooting stills or tracking subjects during movie shooting even when the subject is off centre of the frame. The device has a 19 point autofocus focus points with all of them being cross-type, which is a good thing. The camera has an ISO range starting from ISO 100 to ISO 12800 and has a burst mode of 5 frames per second. It can also capture full HD 1080p videos at 30fps in MP4 format.
The device comes with 3-inch LCD display with a 1040k-dot resolution which is also touch-enabled and has Wi-Fi connectivity through which one can view, control and receive images to a smartphone. Overall, with an asking price of Rs 47,000 (body only), the camera is a good option for the photographers out there.
Sony Alpha 68
Sony is indeed known for making some good DSLRs in the past and same can be said for this one. The DSLR camera comes with some interesting features, which makes it one of the best option available for those who are seeking a mid-range DSLR.
To start with, the camera comes loaded with a 24-megapixel APS-C Exmor CMOS image sensor along with BIONZ X image processor, which gives a good quality of pictures. The device has an ISO range of 100-25,600 and uses 79 autofocus detection points including 15 cross points. It also uses a dedicated F2.8 AF sensor point for dimly-lit scenes.
The camera uses a fixed translucent mirror, which enables fast shooting with the continuous use of phase detection AF. It also has a top display panel, which gives details about current settings of the aperture, shutter speeds, ISO and so on. The camera has an OLED Tru-Finder with 100 per cent frame coverage and sports a 2.7-inch LCD monitor that can be tilted up to 135 degrees upwards or 55 degrees downwards. Overall, the camera scores some good marks in terms of performance and can be bought from leading online stores for a price of Rs 49,999.
Nikon D5500 comes loaded with some interesting features for its price range. To start with, the device sports a newer image sensor. The camera comes loaded with 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor coupled with Expeed 4 image processor which helps improve image quality. It has an ISO sensitivity from ISO 100 to 25600 and it also comes loaded with a Nikon’s Scene Recognition System to recognise objects and enable fast shooting.
Talking about shutter speed, it comes with 1/4000 seconds to 30 seconds. The device uses 39-point autofocus system with nine cross-type sensors and a burst mode up to 5 frames per second. The device comes with some interesting camera features including Contrast Detect, Phase Detect, Multi-Area, Centre, Selective Single-Point, Tracking, Single, Continuous, Touch, Face Detection and Live View. Overall, with a price tag of Rs 47,450 is a good option to consider.
Ricoh is a well-known name in the camera industry. The company is known for making some top-of-the-line cameras in the different ranges and this entry-level camera is no different. To start with, the camera comes with a 16-megapixel APS-C type CMOS sensor along with Prime M image processing engine, which delivers some good quality images at similar price point.
The device comes with SAFOX IXi+ autofocus engine, with AF assist lamp and 11-point AF, which makes helps it autofocus in easily in different lighting conditions. What makes it stand off the crowd is the fact that it comes with 81 weather seals which rugged device one can use in any weather condition, whether be it rain or sand. The digital camera has a 3-inch LCD with brightness and colour adjustments are wide angle viewable and feature 921,000 dots of resolution. The device comes with ISO range up to 51200 and can shoot HD videos at 6fps.
There is also an in-body shake reduction feature which ensures that image captured is not blurry and it comes loaded with Pentaprism viewfinder which the company claims gives a 100 per cent field of view. The device is compatible with every K-mount lens made by the company and can be found online for approx. Rs 38,000, making it one of the best entry-level cameras in the market.
Canon EOS 700D
If you are looking for a good DSLR camera then this one from Canon can also be considered as a good option. The camera comes loaded with 18-megpixel CMOS sensor coupled with Digic 5 image processor, which gives some good quality output. The device has an ISO range starting from 100-12800, which can be further expanded up to 25600. For those who want to have some while clicking, the camera comes loaded with 7 filters including Fish-Eye effect, Toy camera Effect, Grainy Black & white, Soft Focus, Miniature Effect, Art Bold Effect and Water Painting Effect.
The DSLR camera comes with improved autofocus with a 9-point, all cross-type AF system (including dual-cross f/2.8 centre point) for accurate focus whether the camera is oriented in portrait or landscape position. Further, the EOS 700D can be used with over 70 EF/EF-S lenses and comes loaded with different modes from manual to a basic auto mode and comes with a 3-inch LCD display with 1.04 million dots resolution. The camera can be bought from online and offline stores for around Rs 37,000 with both EF S18 – 55 mm IS II and EF S55 – 250 mm IS II lenses.