Top 5 Best DSLR Camera in India 2020

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Best Dslr Camera

DSLR cameras are the epitome of modern photography. They use the latest technology to produce brilliant images. Best DSLR cameras combine speed, image quality, intuitive design along with other advanced features to produce any desired result in photography.

If you are a beginner, we recommend that you read our DSLR Camera Buyer’s Guide. It will help you make an excellent decision.

The good thing about the DSLR camera is ease of accessing the controls. Key functions like shutter speed, ISO, and aperture are at the fingertip. The extra creativity mile that you get with DSLR cameras makes them standout. 

These cameras range from entry-level to top line professional models. Price is one of the key determining factors. When choosing the best DSLR camera, go with one that suits your need, budget, and help you grow.

1. Nikon D850 DSLR Camera

Nikon D850 is the best full-frame DSLR  camera available. It’s perfect on speed, performance, and high-resolution.

Camera Sensor Type

Full-frame CMOS

Megapixels

45.4MP

Autofocus Points

153 AF, 99 cross-type

Screen Type

3.2″ Tilt & Touch Screen

Max Shooting Speed

9 Frame per Second

Video Quality

4K

Nikorn D850 - Best DSLR Camera
Nikon D850 DSLR Camera
Pros
  • High image resolution
  • Video recording of 4k UHD 2160p
  • 153 Auto Focus point
  • High Battery life 1,840 shots (CIPA)
  • Image Processor EXPEED 5
Cons
  • It is heavy with 915 gms weight
  • It is relatively expensive

It’s a full-frame, Single Lens Reflex digital camera, suitable for professional purposes. With a high megapixel of 45.2, its image quality is superb. The high number of autofocus points (153) alongside the shooting speed of 9 frames per second makes it versatile.

We can easily use Nikon D850 for a portrait, landscape, wildlife, or sports photography. 

Conclusion - Best full-frame Digital SLR Camera : Nikon D850

If you are first-time buyer, then we would not suggest going with this camera. Instead, go with a budget camera and money you save, invest in a good lens. However, if you have already used a DSLR or planning to go professional, then this camera should be your first choice. 

2.Canon 5D MARK IV DSLR Camera

Canon 5D Mark IV is a full-frame, Digital SLR camera known for excellent performance in making large prints and image cropping. 

Camera Sensor Type

Full-frame CMOS

Megapixels

30.4MP

Autofocus Points

61 AF, 41 cross-type

Screen Type

3.2″ Tilt & Touch Screen

Max Shooting Speed

7 Frame per Second

Video Quality

4K

Best DSLR Camera in India - Canon 5D Mark IV
Canon 5D Mark IV
Pros
  • High image details
  • Video recording of 4k
  • Excellent Auto Focus Capability
  • Good Low light photos
  • Wireless control and photo sharing quick and easy
Cons
  • Camera is heavy
  • It is relatively expensive
  • Low megapixel for the cost

EOS 5D Mark IV is suitable for street photography, portrait, and landscapes in the evening light. It captures incredible detail, even in extreme contrast. It is comparatively lighter than D850 but still heavy to carry around. 

This DSLR camera is best suited for professional photography or someone who is an enthusiast and has used a DSLR camera in the past.

Conclusion - Best Canon full-frame Digital SLR Camera : Canon EOS 5D MARK IV

Canon 5D’s the best canon full frame DSLR camera, its competitor to Nikon D850.  It would be more of a preference between the Nikon D850 Vs Canon 5D Mark IV.

Performance wise both are the same but on spec Nikon wins because of high megapixel sensor resolution and higher shooting frames per second.

3.Canon 7D MARK II DSLR Camera

The Canon EOS 7D Mark II may use an APS-C sensor (1.6 times crop factor), but it’s a pro-level camera in every respect and is one of best DSLR camera in this price range. 

Camera Sensor Type

CMOS (APS-C) sensor

Megapixels

20.2 MP

Autofocus Points

65 cross type AF

Screen Type

3.0″, No Touch Screen

Max Shooting Speed

10 Frame per Second

Video Quality

Full HD

Best DSLR Camera - Canon EOS 7D MARK II
Canon EOS 7D MARK II
Pros
  • Weather seal Magnesium body
  • 10 frames per second shooting
  • Anti-flicker shooting
  • Headphone jack for video sound
  • Built in GPS
Cons
  • Does not have touch Screen
  • No AF with continuous shooting in live view
  • No touch screen
  • No Wi-Fi

Though, Mark 7D II is an upgrade from its predecessor 7D, but under the hood it’s a new product. With 20 MP dual pixel AF sensor and 10 fps continuous shooting speed, it is a versatile DSLR camera with the ability to produce high quality images.

Canon has equipped the camera with all important features like 65 all cross-type AF points, Dual Digic 6 Processor, compact flash (UDMA) and SD (UHS-1) slots, USB 3.0 connectivity, built in GPS, large battery and headphone jack. 

The key thing missing is a touch screen and wi-fi capability. This is a real shame for the DSLR camera at this price point.

Conclusion - Best Canon APS-C Digital SLR Camera : Canon EOS 7D MARK II

The strongest competitor of Canon EOS 7D Mark II is the Nikon 7100.

Though Nikon D7100 is a great camera with higher megapixel, but we preferred 7D because of extra features like built in GPS, on-sensor phase detection, more cross-type AF points, higher telephoto lens reach and faster jpeg shooting. 

Overall, the EOS 7D Mark II is an excellent camera and gives a higher-priced camera a run for their money. Though it has its own faults, it has more positives going for it than negatives. It is one of the best DSLR cameras in India in this price range.

4. Nikon D750 DSLR Camera

Nikon 750D sit between Nikon 610D and Nikon 850D but has more features of its bigger brother, making it an excellent choice in mid range.

Camera Sensor Type

Full-frame CMOS

Megapixels

24.3MP

Autofocus Points

51 AF, 15 cross-type

Screen Type

3.2″ Tilting Touch Screen

Max Shooting Speed

6 Frame per Second

Video Quality

Full HD

Best DSLR Camera in India - Nikon 750D
Nikon D750
Pros
  • High image details
  • Excellent Auto Focus Capability with face detection
  • Built in Wi-fi
  • High dynamic range
Cons
  • No 4K Video
  • Limited number of cross-type AF points
  • Buffer capacity is limited, which means you cannot shoot too many continuous shots

The 750D is feature packed product, below are key features to consider when deciding to buy the best DSLR camera. 

The powerful 24 MP Full-frame CMOS sensor along with improved 51-point AF system helps to produce a very high-quality image. Other key features include 91,000-pixel RGB metering sensor with face detection, spot-metering linked to AF point, built-in Wi-Fi, highlight-weighted metering and simultaneous internal recording and HDMI output. 

This camera is feature packed and produces excellent quality images. It gives full flexibility to the users to play with various options.

Conclusion - Best Nikon full-frame DSLR Camera : Nikon 750D

The Nikon D750 is an exceptional DSLR camera for enthusiasts and professionals alike. It offers excellent image quality, an advanced autofocus system, fast continuous shooting, and a host of video features. This camera definitely demands a place for itself in the top 5 best DSLR cameras in India.

5.CANON 80D DSLR Camera

The Canon 80D is an all rounder camera meant for both entry level and enthusiasts. It is best suited for a portrait, landscape, and wedding photography.

Camera Sensor Type

APS-C Sensor

Megapixels

24.0MP

Autofocus Points

45-point All Cross-type

Screen Type

3.2″ Fully Articulated

Max Shooting Speed

7 Frame per Second

Video Quality

Full HD

Best DSLR Camera in India - EOS 80D
Canon 80D
Pros
  • High image details
  • Excellent Auto Focus Capability
  • Good Low light photos
  • Wireless control and photo sharing quick and easy
Cons
  • Does not have 4K Recording
  • Not the latest Product

Though, Canon EOS 90D has now replaced younger brother Canon 80D, it remains a favourite as it packs all important features at a much more reasonable price band. 

All-new 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor, 45-point all cross-type autofocus system, and DIGIC 6 processor makes it a very perfect camera.  It has built in wi-fi and also provides a socket for microphone and headphones.

The DSLR camera is also best suited for videography  and blogging because of dual Pixel CMOS AF which provides fast and smooth autofocus.

Conclusion - Best Canon APS-C DSLR Camera : Canon EOS 80D

I have owned a 80D for last 3 years and have used it during enough to suggest that it is best camera if you are starting new. First, it is easy to use; Second, it has all key features the professional camera has; Third, money you save you can invest in high end lenses, which will help you get better images than a more costly camera with just a kit lens. See some sample images I have taken with my Canon 80D :).. hope you like it.

Digital SLR Camera Buyer's Guide

Image quality of DSLR Camera

This feature is the main reason most photographers envy DSLR cameras. The design of the camera can house a big image sensor, which helps to produce high quality images.

Choose a camera with sensors with no less than 24 megapixel to stand a chance to capture more photographic details. But remember that the quality of an image is not proportional to effective megapixel. So best suggested range of megapixel is between 24 to 35 MP.

Image Taken by Sumit

Gear Used : Canon 80D, f/4, ISO 200

Design

The design of the digital camera should be ideal for enabling the photographer to maneuver between the controls with ease. Choose a model that has less cramped controls. It will help you use various modes with ease for better results.

Best DSLR Camera

DSLR Camera

The camera should have a firm grip and must feel comfortable when holding. You will know it only by holding the camera in your hand. Hence, we recommend that visit a shop and hold the camera in hand before you buy.

Another key factor to consider is the size and weight of the camera. This is where, mirrorless camera, APS-C DSLR camera and Full frame DSLR camera varies the most. No one is right or wrong but is personal preferences, photographic needs, your budget and what works best for you.

Mirrorless Camera

Mirrorless Camera

Image stabilization

Most photographers will produce a blur image without a tripod or image stabilization. However, carrying a tripod may not always be workable. Hence, choosing a DSLR camera with image stabilization is the best option. 

DSLR Camera Image Stabilization

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Cameras give image stabilization either through camera body or camera lens. It helps to cancel out any camera shake and produce a sharp image. A DSLR camera body with built in stabilization is costly. So, a better choice is to have stabilization built in the lens. 

Most cameras come with a set of kit lenses; So look for a kit lens that has image stabilization.

The Auto Focus Points

When you start your photography journey, one of the key challenges is to get the focus right. This may be tricky when you are shooting a moving target or a live event. 

The auto-focus functionality aids you to cover the key focus points on an image. Thus, avoiding any blur images. Most cameras have a fixed number of auto-focus points, which may vary from 5, for beginners camera, up to 45 in top end cameras.

Best DSLR Camera | AF Points | GuruReview

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Professionals do not reply on auto-focus. They use a single point focus to aim at a specific point on the target image. It depends on your photographic skill, how much you will give importance to the auto-focus.

Articulated LCD

There are three types of LCD screens: a fully articulated, semi-articulated (known as tilting), or fixed LCD screens. Articulated screens come in handy when you want to take shots at different angles. Something difficult to achieve with tilt-only or fixed screens.

A fully articulated screen is a must for video blogging as it provides a view of self while recording.

Though semi articulated screens have restricted use but are better than a fixed screen LCD. Prefer a camera with an articulated LCD screen if you do more video making.

ISO- level range

ISO helps to know the sensitivity of light to the image sensor. This feature in a DSLR camera comes in handy in a low light situation.
Though, higher sensitivity serves to get a correct light exposure, it hurts the sharpness and makes image grainy. Yet, when no choice, you will require increasing the ISO but limit it within 3200. 
 
We recommend a DSLR camera that supports ISO up-to 128,000. In the worst light conditions, the extra sensitivity will come to your rescue. It will help you have a well-exposed image.

Speed (Frame Per Second)

Continuous frame per second (fps) defines the number of images it can click per second. Higher the number better the chance of capturing a perfect shot. 
 
This is important if you plan to use your camera more for sports and wildlife photography. We consider a camera supporting over 7 fps as good.
 
For video, make sure you get a camera that supports a least of 24 fps. Few high end camera may support up to 60 fps, but that does not mean they are better.  
 
We recommend choosing a DSLR camera with good speed. It will help you capture every moment and detail and explore your creativity.

To know more about other aspects of the DSLR you can continue reading by clicking on the link.. Understanding features of DSLR Camera.