In the last few years, DSLR camera has become affordable and hence many people are shifting to a DSLR camera. Though mobile cameras have improved, it is no match to what a good DSLR camera can deliver. We present to you the best DSLR under Rs 50,000.
Within a price range of about Rs 50,000 to 55,000 you can find a decent DSLR camera with a proper lens set. This is enough to get you started. But the key question many of our user ask is why DSLR.
Why DSLR Camera ?
As we mentioned, the mobile camera is no comparison for DSLR. The main reason for that is sensor size of DSLR is 4 to 6 times bigger than mobile phones. Only challenger of DSLR camera is the mirrorless camera but they are significantly costlier.
The size of the sensor directly translates into the amount of light it will absorb and used to create the picture. Hence, it is easy to understand that DSLR will produce a good quality picture in a given light condition.
A good quality DSLR camera comes around Rs 50000 in India. This will have few additional features than just an entry level DSLR camera, which costs about Rs 30000.
The key difference between an entry level camera and a more advanced camera is that latter provides additional features, e.g. metering, a higher number of AF points, higher ISO range, etc.
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Best DSLR Cameras Under Rs 50000
1. Canon EOS 200D II + EF-S 18-55mm f4 IS STM Lens
Canon 200D II is an all rounder DSLR camera with a 24.1 megapixels, a compact body and an APS-C CMOS sensor. The newest DIGIC 8 processor and cool features like creative assist and smooth skin make it a favourite.
Besides above, it has an Eye Detection feature in live mode, which is useful to track a moving object and maintain the focus. Another key attraction of the camera is its 4K capability at this price point. Though they are basic but it meets the need for an average user.
Only thing you need to know is that when recording 4k in video mode, a crop factor of roughly 2.6 applies, which means taking a wide angle shoot is difficult with your normal kit lens.
Canon mobile app (Camera Connect) is very good and supports the transfer of images over a mobile phone via a blue tooth easily.
Conclusion - Canon 200D II is the best DLSR in less than 50000 :
Canon 200D II is the best DSLR under 50000 and we strongly recommend it. It is best for those who need something better than a basic DSLR camera and wants to experiment with manual mode. Its closest rival is Nikon 5600.
2. Nikon D5600 + AF-P 18-55 & 70-300 mm Lens
Nikon D5600 is a compact and lightweight DSLR camera, which was first introduced in 2016. Being the lightest DSLR camera in D5000 series, it is easy to handle and a good fit for intermediate photographers.
Conclusion - Nikon D5600 is top in list of best DSLR
Nikon D5600 DSLR camera is an excellent choice for a new and intermediate photographer. It performs better in battery life than Canon, with the ability to take about 200 odd more photos. Also, for wildlife and sports photography Nikon DSLR camera is better because of 39 AF points. This is one of the best DSLR Camera available under 50 K.
However, if given a choice between the Nikon D5600 and Canon 200 II, we prefer Canon. The key reasons for this are:
- Canon is a smaller DSLR Camera, which makes it easier to carry all day.
- Dual pixel Auto focus is better than Nikon’s AF; This makes it ideal for new and intermediate users.
- For videography, Canon is again a winner over Nikon because of a better object focusing and tracking capability.
3. Nikon D5300 DSLR Camera + 18-140 mm Lens
Nikon D5300 features 24.2 effective megapixel, 5 fps continuous shooting, and APS-C Sensor. Video quality and Auto focus capability are very good owning to full hd resolution and 39 AF points. It also includes built-in Wi-Fi and GPS.
Conclusion - Nikon D5300 is the best DSLR in a Budget
As you would have realised that Nikon D5600 (release year 2016) is the latest DSLR camera and released 3 years after D5300 camera. Both these cameras produce good quality images and are higher on preference.
Though price range for D5600 is reasonable but is still higher than its younger brother D5300. The question to ask is, should I spare more money for a D5600 or stick to the younger brother?
When we compared: Nikon D5600 and D5300 we found that it’s worth spending a little more on D5600 because of following reasons:
- D5600 is only slightly lighter, about 2% than D5300.
- ISO range for D5600 is up to 25600 while that of D5300 is only up to 12800. Thus, D5600 has an advantage in low-light situations.
- It has a blue tooth technology but lacks GPS which D5300 has.
- D5600 also has a longer battery life with the ability to take about 300 extra images per charge.
4. Canon EOS 800D DSLR Camera + 18-55 mm STM Lens
Launched in 2017 Canon 800 D is the latest and upgraded version of Canon 750D. It comes with APS-C sensor camera and a 24 megapixel resolution. It is a step up camera than an entry level camera like 2000D or 4000D series.
Conclusion - Canon 800D is more advanced but slightly costlier than Rs 50000
Canon 800D may be a little costlier but it’s worth the value if you want something more in the package. But if you have a constraint in budget, then definitely check out its younger brother Canon 750D.
It is still a good camera with slight drawbacks when compared to 800D. Key difference is Auto-focus type, the number of AF point, Processor type (Digic 5) and 5 fps capability.
5. Canon EOS 77D + EF-S 18-55 mm IS STM
Conclusion - Canon 77D provides additional features at additional cost
DSLR Camera Features and Functions - Buyer's Guide
Shutter speed is the time for which the light falls on the image sensor. It varies from 1/1000th of a second to 2 or 5 seconds.
As we increase the ISO, the image becomes more granular. Hence, we should not increase ISO beyond certain points.
In a low light situation, we should look at the f-number and shutter speed to balance out quality of image versus exposure.
- Matrix Metering (Nikon) or Evaluative Metering (Canon)
- Center-weighted Metering
- Spot Metering
- Partial Metering (Only Canon, not commonly used)
- Single Point AF Area Mode
- Dynamic AF Area Mode
- Auto Area AF