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10 Best DSLRs For Beginners To Start Photography & Videography With

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We get it, you’ve had enough of waiting to get 5K likes on Instagram. Regardless of how creative your photos are, you can never beat great-quality photos which is best achieved with DSLR cameras. As someone who is new to photography with a DSLR, you’re probably wanting some entry-level magic – which is exactly what we’ve compiled for you below!

There are a handful of factors to consider before settling on a model you’d like – sensor sizes, megapixel resolutions, lenses and that’s not even the half of it! Confused? No worries, we’ve narrowed down what you’re looking for as a beginner. Whether you’re interested in wildlife photography, or becoming the next Eric Khoo – we all start somewhere.

Whats the difference between mirrorless vs DSLR for beginner? 

Before we dive into the best DSLR for beginner photographers, we have to pay homage to its estranged rival – mirrorless cameras. Mirrorless cameras are usually more compact, lighter and faster. They are also much easier to use. However, mirrorless cameras rely on mainly digital sensors. Thus, there are less lenses and mechanical accessories overall for you to experiment with. 

Whereas, DSLR is a heavier device, but gives much better experience of gaining full control over your settings. Additionally, the learning curve may be steeper than mirrorless but is more satisfying when learning photography professionally.

So, if you’re still interested, we have just the right range of DSLRs for you to start producing great-quality images with.

Nikon D3500

SGD 669
Nikon
1. Nikon D3500
Best overall DSLR for beginner
Updated on 10th August 2020

If you’ve planned for a photoshoot, the last thing you’d want is to run out of battery. That’s where the Nikon D3500 comes into play. Compared to most other DSLRs, this model can handle 1,550 images between charges while producing superb image quality. Equipped with a 24MP sensor, it is commonly rated as the best DSLR camera for those starting in photography.

Nikon D850

SGD 3861
Nikon
2. Nikon D850
Best DSLR for beginner videographer/filmmaker
Updated on 10th August 2020

Nothing screams aspiring filmmaker quite like a Nikon D850. While shooting video on the D850, you’ll notice a remarkable level of sharpness. Equipped with a 46MP resolution and a CMOS sensor, you’ll get your money’s worth with Ultra HD 4K video captures. It also comes with an easy-to-navigate touchscreen interface - perfect for beginner videographers.

Canon EOS 90D

SGD 1879
Canon
3. Canon EOS 90D
Best DSLR for beginners in wildlife photography
Updated on 10th August 2020

Capturing wildlife is a tricky task, especially in their unpredictable and often swift movements. That’s where the Canon EOS 90D comes into play. Not only can it shoot a perfect 4K video, this model is known to have the highest resolution among APS-C cameras. Moreover, there’s added moisture-and-dust resistance to its body which will come in handy for the outdoors.

Canon EOS 80D

SGD 1862.18
Canon
4. Canon EOS 80D
Best DSLR for beginners in astrophotography
Updated on 10th August 2020

When it comes to astrophotography, you’ll want a camera that does well in low-light environment. In that case, this Canon EOS 80D sports an expandable ISO range which gives you photos with superb clarity. With the powerful 80D, its Dual-pixel CMOS sensor is designed to enrich your experience of capturing the night sky with lower-sensitive settings.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

SGD 4899
Canon
5. Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Best Canon DSLR for beginners
Updated on 10th August 2020

Canon’s newest 5D model is known to deliver incredible image quality, versatility and performance, carrying the legacy of its predecessors in the 5D series. The EOS Mark IV camera not only excels in shooting smooth AF videos, but it also sports an easy-to-navigate touch-panel LCD that’s suited for novice imagemakers.

Nikon D7500

SGD 1429
Nikon
6. Nikon D7500
Best DSLR for a young beginner
Updated on 10th August 2020

It’s no secret that DSLRs can be bulky to carry around, but that’s not the case of Nikon’s D7500. With a lightweight bulk, this 24MP camera offers the ability to capture 4K video and up to 8fps of continuous shooting. The D7500 is also suited for photography enthusiast who are looking for a beginner-oriented model. 

Canon EOS 77D

SGD 1150
Canon
7. Canon EOS 77D
Best DSLR for an advanced beginner
Updated on 10th August 2020

The Canon EOS 77D brings photo-taking to the next level. With up to 45-point all-cross Type AF System and a dual pixel CMOS AF, this EOS DSLR takes you one step closer to creating amazing photos and movies like a pro. With features such as Dual Pixel CMOS AF, spot metering ISO range of up to 51200, intermediate photographers will find this EOS model to be the perfect fit.

Nikon D750

SGD 2849
Nikon
8. Nikon D750
Best DSLR for beginner photographers
Updated on 10th August 2020

Looking for a DSLR just for photography? We’ve got you covered. The full-frame, Nikon D750 is your perfect companion on photoshoots. Known to be the lightest Nikon FX-format model, it sports 24.3 megapixels in a stunningly compact frame. 

It features group-area AF mode that provides more secure focusing for a quick lock onto moving targets. There’s also built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi for easy connectivity purposes.

Nikon D5600

SGD 828
Nikon
9. Nikon D5600
Best Nikon DSLR for beginners
Updated on 10th August 2020

The Nikon D5600 produces two things: Vibrant imagery and HD videos. Being 24.2 megapixels and featuring an EXPEED 4 image-processing engine, the D5600 is exactly what a photography enthusiast needs in their arsenal. Along with the free Snapbridge app, this model connects to smartphones seamlessly to give you the option to share your work on-the-go.

Canon EOS 800D

SGD 800
Canon
10. Canon EOS 800D
Best DSLR camera for beginner to intermediate use
Updated on 11th August 2020

Alternatively known as the EOS Rebel T7i, the EOS 800D is tailored for creative new photographers to preserve memories in aesthetically-appealing images as well as professionally-looking Full HD 60p movies. It has everything you need from a 6fps burst shooting to a great battery life. Designed with an easy-to-use UI and a Vari-angle touch-screen LCD, shooting has never been easier!

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