Top 6 Entry Level DSLR Cameras You Should Consider Buying

By Vamien MacKalin | May 18, 2012 02:55 PM EDT

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Entry level DSLR cameras are not on the high end of the spectrum, yet they are not cheap and thus should require careful consideration before purchase. It is never easy going camera hunting. There are so many to choose from and you might get lost and confused to the point where you might purchase the wrong one. If you have the intention to get yourself an entry level DSLR, we're going to help you out with this one, so get ready for our list of top six DSLR cameras

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Credit: Olympus | M & A
Credit: Olympus | M & A



6. Olympus E-620

The Olympus E-620 sits at #6 with a $1,199 price tag. Not cheap, and that is the reason why it is not higher up. For a camera that cost this much, it needed to have HD video recording and for some reason Olympus chose to omit this feature from the camera. However, if you put the HD video recording aside, this is one capable DSLR with a 12.3 megapixel lens; your photos will come out with stunning looks. The camera also comes with filters that will give your images that unique edge.

Olympus | M & A
Olympus | M & A

5. Olympus E-PL2

For $300 the Olympus E-PL2 can be yours. Unlike the expensive E-620, this entry level sharp shooter has HD video recording well equipped and ready to blow. It has a 12.3 megapixel sensor that takes gorgeous looking images. Not a lot of camera features under the hood, but for taking snaps of those special family moments, those are not needed. The downside here is the build quality, which really helped the camera to hit such a low price, but we're not impressed.

Credit: Canon | M & A
Credit: Canon | M & A

4. Canon Rebel XS

You won't find a HD video recording capabilities or a flip out LCD monitor here, but what you will get is a camera that takes great shots with its 10.1 megapixel sensor, and a plethora of camera features to keep you occupied. You may not be a professional, but you will sure as hell feel like one with the Canon Rebel XS by your side. The design makes this camera extremely easy and more comfortable to use than most other DSLR shooters.

Credit: Sony | M & A
Credit: Sony | M & A

3. Sony SLT-A35

We're slowly stepping up the line into greatness now. This is a Sony, so you know it's going to take some awesome photos, and not to mention the amount of camera features and technologies that are packed into this bad boy, it's crazy. Sitting on the front is a whopping 16.2 megapixel sensor that is able to shoot full HD videos. For $700 you really can't go wrong here. The camera is also extremely light and easy to carry around, a trait missing from many DSLR shooters.

Credit: Canon | M & A
Credit: Canon | M & A

2. Canon Rebel T1i

One of the best DSLR you will find today is the Canon Rebel T1i. With its 15.1 megapixel camera, this DSLR will take great images along with full HD videos. The main problem with purchasing this camera is the lack of live chat support for this model on the website, and that's not comforting. The Live View function and the host if camera features make this Canon Rebel T1i a viable choice

1. Nikon D5100

Nikon set each time to create the best entry level DSLR camera, and it seems the company has done do again with the D5100. We do not want to exaggerate here, but this camera is stunning with its fantastic list of features, ease of use and dynamic range of artistic and creative filters. On front is a 16.2 megapixel sensor with support for High Dynamic Range (HDR). It also shoots great full HD video with exceptional sound. No other entry level DSLR comes close to what Nikon has done here, and it will only set you back around $850.


So here's the best of the best in the entry level DSLR world. Which do you plan on getting and which do you already have? Let us know.

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