You have to find some crucial reasons to say any particular camera is the best for the beginners since every few year or Month the updates coming to those entry-level cameras in very quick time-frame. However, it doesn’t mean that since once update to any camera is available means the predecessor becomes outdated. But as we always speak “An improvement in specifications always bring Joy to shooting”! Meanwhile, just buying a camera also doesn’t mean you can be superior photographer immediately but there are so many things technically and Optically one should learn to become an highly efficient photographer. (How to take Sharp images). Moreover, another thing you should check before buying a new camera (How to buy DSLR camera?)
In 2017, Canon and Nikon announced some exceptional entry-level DSLR cameras, such as Canon 200D and Nikon with Nikon D3400, whereas Sony along with some other manufacturers come with marvelous Mirrorless cameras.
Best Entry-level DSLRs 2018!
Entry-Level shooters might ask if Canon 200D is the perfect Entry-Level camera then we would loudly say the “Canon 200D is just astounding DSLR for the beginners”. It is compact and lightweight so no problem in carrying it to any of your desire shooting location, as a result, one can use it as travel camera. Well, the camera with 24.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor and DIGIC 7 Image Processor deliver exceptionally sharp results. Its best part is Dual Pixel CMOS AF system, which is highly innovative Canon’s own proprietary AF system that covers over 80% of the width and height of the Live View frame and captures the moving subjects very accurately without losing detail. Dual Pixel AF system at the core of 200D is highly innovative that keeps great control over focus even if the main subject moves or the point of focus changes, plus also enhances the usability of shooting with Live View. Canon SL2 looks steady in lowlight since it offers an expandable ISO range of 51200. Plus you can record Full HD 1080p @ 60fps. Means overall the Canon 200D is best camera for the video bloggers and travel shooters.
Nikon D3400 is much wonderful DSLR camera and the entry-Level shooters must like its staggering imaging performance. Nikon D3400 features APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm) sensor with innovative Expeed 4 sensor and the camera doesn’t have low pass filter to produce sharp images with exceptional detail. Its snapbridge function lets you transfer plenty of files to other compatible smartphone or Tablet in quick succession. Plus the camera also lets you capture Full HD video @ 60fps. High sensitivity 25, 600 for flexible lowlight shooting. Based on contrast detect sensor The D3400’s AF system quickly acquires your subject and provides precise focus, even during high-speed shooting and low-light situations.
Best Entry-level Mirrorless Camera 2018!Sony A5100
Sony A5100 was announced back in 2014, means this is not a new camera but its specifications, such as itfocal plane phase-detection AF points with an extremely wide autofocus coverage area (179 focal points) that is teamed with high-precision contrast-detection AF still the best from any DSLR or mirrorless camera falling in its range. A5100 24.3 MP APS-C Exmor CMOS sensor – and powerful BIONZ X processor, ensuring sharp and crystal clear images. Sony is really an astounding camera that also lets the videographers take Full HD record @60fps. Sony A5100 supported Format: The A51000 is capable to record videos in high-quality 50 Mbps XAVC S codec as well as web ready AVCHD codec. The A5100 camera has built-in Wi-Fi, that helps the users to transfer large files by connecting with Xperia or NFC-compatible Android smartphones or tablets.
Canon EOS M100
Canon EOS M100 is another marvelous entry-level camera that could be used for outstanding photography experience and comes under $500. For image quality, the camera employs a 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor and the DIGIC 7 processor produce sharp and detail images. The highly advanced Dual Pixel CMOS sensor inside Canon EOS M100 helps users track the fast moving subject very quickly and accurately. Dual Pixel AF system – A very innovative AF technology that allows both capture video in Live View with smooth and precise autofocus. Not only this, this game-changing AF technology provides fast and accurate autofocus during Live View still image capture. Moreover, you can take handy 290 shots at a time with Canon EOS M100.
Olympus E-M1 Mark III
The MFT camera from Olympus offers you 4K video! Yes, the entry-level Olympus camera costs you around $800 US but offers exceptional quality of specifications. Olympus EM10 III. E-M10 III users have contrast detect AF system that can track the moving subjects quickly. Moreover, the 5-axis I.S inside E-M10 III is engineered in E-M10 III that will greatly stabilize the camera from the unnecessary shakes. The 5-axis I.S mechanism correct five axes during shooting, including angular shake (pitch and yaw) usually occur while shooting with a telephoto lens, shift shake (X and Y axes) increases as magnification increases, and rotational shake (roll) that often affects video recording. Due to its very innovative 5-axis I.S. Olympus E-M10 III avails faster shutter speed of 1/32000 s and one of the great advantages of faster shutter speed is that it effectively suppresses the appearance of distortion and helps you get crisp and blur free images. Moreover, it also incredibly minimizes the “rolling shutter” effect while shooting fast moving subjects and followed by one other great advantage that this fast shutter speed also allows the camera to capture sharp, crystal clear images with a wide open aperture while shooting at bright light conditions.
So overall, the entry-level shooters who love to start with noise in Photography Olympus E-M10 III is extremely fabulous!
Semi-pro under budgetNikon D5300
There are so many photographers who want something more than usual. However, Nikon D5300, is just the camera for those photographers that offers light pro features. Nikon D5300 employs hybrid AF sensor that is (Contrast + phase), ensuring that users of both these two cameras can able to track the subjects quickly and accurately, but still Nikon D5300 is making its way by offering handsome 39 AF points with 9 cross type sensors quickly lock onto your desire subjects. It gives you high resolution picture of your target subject since the camera employs 24 MP APS-C sensor etc.
Of course, Canon 700D is an entry-level camera with some marked -Up feature. Its touch functionality is really attractive and lets you work enthusiastically. Canon 700D uses both contrast as well as Phase detection so that tracking of the subjects will be done instantly and accurately. For flexible lowlight shooting you have ISO range that can be expanded upto 25600 in Canon 700D that allows your for worry free shooting in dimlight situations. With 18 MP APS-C sensor the 700D lets you take sharp images of the subjects. The incredible 700D allows you 5fps for capturing fast running subjects.
Best Pro Camera under budgetNikon D7100
Why didn’t we included Nikon D7200 or Nikon D7500? Is it not up to the mark? Nothing like that! A most of people search pro camera under budget and Nikon D7100 does a great Job that implements some blistering specifications that can help you create the pictures you’ve always dreamed of. Though it is DSLR but we would appreciate its construction since the camera is lightweight and compact. Its large 24.1-megapixel DX-format CMOS and precise 51-point autofocus system, ensuring absolutely brilliant images with extraordinary sharpness. Lowlight performance seems to be great and flexible since the camera has the highest ISO range of 25600.
Moreover, a 1.3x crop of DX function offers on-demand telephoto effects to your stills and videos, letting you bring the action closer when needed. Full HD video can be recorded at 60 fps.
So all we have to say is that the photographers who want some additional features more than an entry-level camera go with this. Also the professional shooters can keep this APS-C camera as their second camera