Best Entry Level DSLRs in 2017

Here is a list of some of the best Entry level DSLR cameras that are ideal for beginners in 2017.

Some of the things you might want to consider are:

Touch Screen & Articulation Screen

Making full use of the articulating screen
Making full use of the articulating screen

It is quite common to see touch screens and articulation screens on DSLR’s now.

The Touch screen can be useful for focusing quickly on subjects as well as making changes in the settings quickly.

The articulating screen comes in handy when composing shots in awkward positions and taking videos above peoples head.

Articulating screens are also popular among vloggers as it allows them to view themselves while recording.

Cross-Type Auto Focus Points

If you need a camera with quick auto focusing then you should prioritize this spec.

Both the Canon Rebel T6i & T6s excel in this field where 19 of their AF points are all Cross-Type Auto Focus Points.

This makes these two models ideal for shooting activities like kids sports events.

Anti Aliasing Filter

Anti Aliasing Filters or optical Low-Pass filters are used to prevent Moire.

Moire is the jumpy swirl clash of lines you sometimes see when you take images of grid like fine patterns.

The AA filter purposely blur the image before it hits the sensor to reduce the effects of moire.

Some camera manufacturers are removing AA filters from thier cameras because it results in sharper images.

You will probably not face issues with Moire when taking landscapes shots but you should do some research if you are mostly going to use the camera for taking textiles or apparel.


If you want to upload your shots straight to your smartphone to upload on your social media then a camera

with wifi will be very useful. Most new DSLRs will have wifi or bluetooth but some of the older models may not include these connectivity.

Best Entry Level Nikon APS-C DSLR Cameras

Camera D3300 D3400 D5300 D5500 D5600
Sensor MP 24.2 24.2 24.2 24.2 24.2
Weight 410g 395g 480g 420g 415g
Body Size (mm) 124 x 98 x 76 124 x 98 x 76 125 x 98 x 76 124 x 97 x 70 124 x 97 x 70
Battery (CIPA) 700 Shots 1200 Shots 600 Shots 820 Shots 970 Shots
LCD Articulated No No Yes Yes Yes
LCD Touchscreen No No No Yes Yes
Video 1080P/60fps 1080P/60fps 1080P/60fps 1080P/60fps 1080P/60fps
Total AF Points 11 11 39 39 39
Cross-Type AF Points 1 1 9 9 9
ISO Range 100 - 12800 (25600+) 100 - 25600 100 - 12800 100 - 25600 100 - 25600
AA Filter No No No No No
Mic Jack Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Headphone Jack No No No No No
Connectivity None Bluetooth Wifi, GPS Wifi Wifi, Bluetooth, NFC
Price 375 USD 448 USD 445 USD 729 USD 729 USD
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Best Entry Level Canon APS-C DSLR Cameras

Camera Rebel SL1
Rebel T5i
Rebel T6
Rebel T6i
Rebel T6s
Sensor MP 18 18 18 24.2 24.2
Weight 407g 580g 485g 510g 520g
Body Size (mm) 117 x 91 x 69 133 x 100 x 79 129 x 101 x 78 132 x 101 x 78 132 x 101 x 78
Battery (CIPA) 380 Shots 440 Shots 500 Shots 440 Shots 440 Shots
LCD Articulated No Yes No Yes Yes
LCD Touchscreen Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Video 1080P/30fps 1080P/30fps 1080P/30fps 1080P/30fps 1080P/30fps
Total AF Points 9 9 9 19 19
Cross-Type AF Points 1 9 1 19 19
ISO Range 100 - 12800
100 - 25600 100 - 6400
100 - 12800
100 - 12800
AA Filter Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mic Jack Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Headphone Jack No No No No No
Connectivity None None Wifi, NFC Wifi, NFC Wifi, NFC
Price 475 USD 599 USD 449 USD 649 USD 999 USD
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