The term DSLR stands for Digital Single-Lens Reflex. The technology combines optics with a digital imaging sensor and retains the romanticism of old age SLRs that our parents and their parents love. There is also the added benefit of unlimited storage, and it does away with the old age “film” problem.
DSLRs are different from the generic digital cameras of the old. They have advantages concerning speed, larger ISO range, viewfinder, interchangeable lenses, editing options, and low light photography abilities, to name a few.
A little bit of research and fine-tuning will have you dole out photographs that are to die for, and everybody loves the photographer! But with so many options available in the market, it definitely gets confusing when choosing one. Worry not, as our photo enthusiasts’ team has tested dozens of DSLRs and came up with the list of top-rated DSLRs of the Indian market.
1. Nikon D850
Nikon D850 45.7MP is a digital SLR camera for the newly turned professionals. The best feature is the noiseless shutter release. Its 45-megapixels resolution guarantees silent photography. Without any doubt, Nikon D850 is one of the best-selling DSLR in India.
The automatic ISO range is 100-32000. This is wide enough to capture images in quite low light. But the camera gives you a manual option of exceeding the lower range to 50 and higher up to 102400. This is a delightful option for landscape and nature photographers.
3. Nikon D500
With the launch of the Nikon D500 20.9MP Digital SLR Camera, Nikon finally has a professional APS-C format camera that can compete with the Canon EOS 7D Mk II.
When we put the Nikon D500 to the test, we found a brilliant AutoFocus (AF) system with excellent low light credentials that enable the user to click bright pictures and record high-resolution videos in very less light also.
The D500 delivers more than what was anticipated. It is more similar to Nikon’s pro-level full-frame camera than the previous model, D300 was. The D500 has a DX-format sensor rather than an FX-format sensor. Apart from this, the D500 has specifications similar to the D850 or even the D5.
The Canon EOS 1500D is equipped with a 24.1 megapixel and with APS-C sized CMOS sensor type. It has an optical viewfinder for an amazing shooting experience.
The fast, accurate AF enables capturing sharp images fast and easy. The built-in Wi-Fi and the NFC connectivity help upload pictures and videos to social media without any hassles.
The images that come up are of high-quality, and the colour gradations are simply beautiful. Shots can also be taken in dim-lit places, and the ISO speed makes it easy with minimal noise.
If you are a beginner and lover of photography, then Canon EOS 1300D is an ideal buy. An 18-megapixel camera this product is a favourite among professionals because of its high performance and remarkable core features.
The camera has abundant auto-shooting technical features, and it is attuned with over 70 EF/EF-S lenses. This helps the user click beautiful photographs, just like a professional. If it’s your first DSLR, we suggest this camera cleared our testing with flying colours.
With NFC compatibility and Wi-Fi, the camera allows easy transfer of pictures to different devices, whether it’s your smartphone or a laptop.
6. Nikon D7500
The Nikon D7500 can be categorized as a mid-range APS-C CMOS sensor DSLR than borrows heavily from the D500, including the 20.9 MP sensor, high-resolution metering sensor, and image processor. Since the D500 is made as a low budget version of D5, it can be said that the D7500 is a mini D5.
7. Nikon D3400
The Nikon D3400 is the ideal camera for photography enthusiasts. It comes with the ease of automatic and manual settings. There is a myriad of combinations to grab the best tonal and textual quality.
Its CMOS sensor has a 24.2 megapixel resolution for higher picture clarity. It has the EXCEED 4 processor, which processes all AF information at an advanced speed to get you the right image.
The ISO range of 100-25600 helps you capture the perfect contours in dim light. The camera also has an 11point autofocus system and 5fps to freeze high-speed actions.
Launched last year around April, the Sony Alpha 68 is pitted against the Canon EOS 750D and Nikon D5500. The Sony Alpha 68 is an interesting camera with a spectacular 79-point high-density AutoFocus module and the 24.2 megapixels APS-C Exmor CMOS Sensor.
It has been fitted with Sony’s new BIONZ X image modifier and a new, unusual translucent mirror and is equipped to shoot pictures in burst mode up to 8 FPS. This camera is exceptionally light, close only to Nikon’s D5500, which weighs about 515g.
The LCD touch panel, along with wifi connectivity, ensures and is exchanged bet ensures faster. The technology is further accentuated by the EOS utility feature, which allows photographers to take pictures through the phone while using the lens of the camera.
Our research has found the 18-135mm lens to be a noise-free investment. The focal point usually ranges from 3.5 to 5.6 in the case of video shooting, which is enough for most cases. For image capture, the autofocus point reaches 27, while the focus point can support an 8.
10. Canon EOS 200D
The Canon EOS 200D 24.2 MP camera is meant for smart photography. It has all the benefits of speed, clarity, and portability to please the budding artist in you. Our researches opine that it is ideal for busy photographers in India.
Its CMOS sensor works in tandem with its DIGIC 7 processor to capture the best of images. Its processor has a 9-point focus to keep sharpness in contours. 24.2 megapixels maintains a life-like clarity in your photographs.
The ISO range is wide enough to get clear images in low light. 12800 ISO helps take indoor pictures with proper accuracy.