Are you looking for a DSLR Camera? Well, then you are in for a treat.
There is a reason DSLR Cameras are preferred by professionals. Firstly, they give you absolute control over the photography with interchangeable lenses, various settings etc. and least I mention, the quality they can provide.
So whether you are passionate beginner looking for a cheaper DSLR camera with good picture quality or want to take up your photography to god level there is a camera for everyone.
And with our buyer’s guide of the best DSLR cameras in India, we’ll find you find just the camera that fits both your budget and aspirations.
The Professional’s DSLR Camera
Nikon D850: An absolute beast of a DSLR, there is nothing this camera cannot do. Whether you want to shoot at a concert in low light, a marriage or even while traveling where your reflexes are tested, the camera has been tailor-made to give you high-end images under any circumstance.
The Beginners Choice of DSLR
Canon EOS 1300D: Whether you are a newbie or just looking for a DSLR in India on a budget, the Canon EOS is available for less than Rs. 30,000 and is everything you could have asked for in an entry-level camera in terms of quality, durability, and ease of use.
- Best Professional DSLR Camera in India
- Best DSLR in India for Beginners
- Best DSLR in India Under 50,000
- Best DSLR in India Under 40,000
Best DSLR in India for 2019
In-Depth DSLR Camera Reviews
#1: Nikon D850 (Best Professional DSLR Camera in India)
If gods used a camera to take images of the earth, this Nikon D850 is exactly the camera they would be using and here’s why.
- D850 Body With 64GB
- High Speed SD Card
- 45.7MP DSLR Camera
What we like
For starters, it is a mind-boggling 45.7MP and has CMOS Full-Frame. This means that the camera captures impeccable details giving you a stunning resolution that will have people wowing over your posters and canvas prints for some time to come.
And in situations where do want to shoot at full resolution, you can also take it down a notch to 25.6MP or even 11.6MP.
But will I get that clarity during the night as well?
Hell yes, with 64 to 25600 ISO range, the camera gives you the ultimate power over the lighting be it the dark or the day (because often the breathtaking shots are shown in low light).
With 7fps, whether you are shooting out of a moving car, bus or hoping to capture those instant candid moments during marriages or family functions, you can switch angles as if it were the flash using the camera.
But will the images not come out blurred?
Definitely not, thanks to the 153-point Auto Focus that works in tandem with a special AF Engine guaranteeing you the perfect focus within seconds (because the most intense and treasured shots often last mere seconds in reality).
What really sets most Nikon Cameras especially the D850 is the SnapBridge Technology that makes transferring images to your phone and laptop a breeze.
Yup, you can now do that without the press of a button. All that is needed is a Bluetooth connection and your social media will be abuzz with your latest snaps and videos (and it won’t even drain your mobile’s battery with all day use).
All the images also get automatically uploaded to the Nikon Image Space which not only acts as your backup but also is a portfolio in itself.
Not only do you have the option of choosing from 7 different pre-existing modes but you can also save your favorite settings giving you unprecedented control over the sharpness and contrast so you get images just the way you wanted to.
Video and Sound
Well, the high-end clarity and resolution aren’t just limited to the photos. Now get the same clarity and resolution even in your videos with 4k UHD.
Oh and in case you ever forget your tripod, the Vibration Reduction System reduces shakiness allowing you to shoot excellent videos with your hands as well.
And it isn’t just video, you can also get the perfect audio for the movies and plays by attaching an external microphone.
Leaving out the pop-up flash makes the DSLR sturdier than ever. And adding to that durability is the magnesium alloy body (rain or dust, breaking this bad boy, ain’t that easy).
The rugged texture gives you a better grip. Plus, since it weighs less than 2kgs and comes with a carry case, taking the camera on your travels, adventures etc. is rather easy.
All videos and images can be shot in multiple formats like JPG if you want smaller size images that need little to no editing.
But you have got your editing skills on full gear, you will find the RAW format pretty useful as it gives you better control over the post-production.
The 3-inch touchscreen can also be tilted so whether you wanted to shoot from a low angle or a high angle, you can get it absolutely spot on without any guesswork.
The Nikkor Lens Kit comes with top of the line lenses to help you get the job done with utmost professionalism irrespective of the kind of photography you opt for (wildlife, travel, marriages etc. the lenses are tailor-made for every situation).
With the 3.0 USB Port, even the largest of images and videos can now be transferred to your laptop or PC in mere minutes.
And lastly, you can also opt to buy a separate remote control which allows you to go hands-free so you never have to stay out of the group images or selfies anymore.
Warranty: 2 Years Manufacturer Warranty.
The camera is sure to burn a hole in any pocket with its premium price range but with features like that, it comes as no surprise.
Simply put, this is hands down the professional’s choice. So if you take your photography seriously then I guess its higher price tag should
#2: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR Camera
If you thought the Nikon stole the show alone, you couldn’t be more wrong, the Canon EOS is just as impressive on many fronts.
- 30.4 MP full-frame CMOS sensor for versatile shooting
- Up to 7.0 frames per second continuous shooting speed
- 61-point AF system with 41 cross-points for expanded vertical coverage
Image and Video Quality
With a Full-frame CMOS Sensor and 30.4MP, the camera has the ability to capture a remarkable amount of details. Details so good, it pretty close to a human eye.
And that quality transfers to photographs taken in low light as it has an ISO of 100-32000 that if needed can be expanded from 54 to a whopping 1,02,400. But does the image get noisy?
To keep that in check the sensor has been equipped with a higher S/N ratio and better noise processing algorithm so your low light shots are going leave plenty of jaws dropped.
Further supporting that is the DIGIC 6+ Image Processor that ensures you both quality images and 4k videos irrespective of where you shoot. And with the external Microphone, you can also get excellent voice to go with the videos.
It also features a special Digital Lens Optimizer that auto-corrects the images based on the lens used and the environment.
Add to this a 7fps continuous shooting rate and you know the camera has been designed to shoot fast action images (tears, smiles and moments of triumphs, there is no emotion ever going unclicked).
And those images and videos come out with sharpness and clarity as if you had hours to click them thanks to the 61-point Auto Focus system that works like charm in fast-moving circumstances.
Whether you want to view images, playback videos, adjust settings or toggle between menus, the intuitive 3-inch touchscreen eliminates the hassle of buttons so making adjustments takes seconds not minutes.
The in-built Wi-Fi feature and the Canon Camera Connect App let you link your mobile to the camera using which you can shoot remotely, control settings like the ISO, Shutter, Aperture or even switch to live the.
You can not only transfer images to your mobile with ease but even between two canon cameras connected over the same LAN or even have them uploaded on the Canon iMAGE Gateway for quick social media share.
The camera also happens to be super light at just 816g so whether you want to carry to in the case or backpack or have hung it around your neck, the camera burdens you in no way.
But don’t take the lightweight build for a weak structure, the weather resistance sealing near the battery, SD Card etc. and strong frame means it can withstand the test of time as any pro camera should.
You can shoot images in JPG and videos in MOV or MP4 formats for various purposes. But if you like to edit them, then you will be happy to hear that the camera supports Dual Pixel RAW format which stores more data than ever for easy editing.
There is also a GPS feature and while you might think you do not really need it, but if you are a travel freak, wait till you hear about it and use it.
Once turned on, the feature tracks the camera’s path from one point to the next. It also tags your images with the location, adjust timestamp and time all by itself.
Lastly, it also has excellent battery life and gives you about 1000 shots on a single charge which means it is easily good enough to run 2-3 days.
Warranty Details: 2 years Manufacturer warranty.
On the downsides, the screen cannot be tilted which means clicking those low and high angle shots is tougher.
Also, using the GPS means the battery drains out rather quickly
It does not have an image stabilizer so shooting videos with hand won’t be as easy as it was with the Nikon D850.
#3: Canon EOS 1300D (Best DSLR Camera in India for Beginners)
Whether you are on a tight budget or just a beginner looking to get started with something low-cost yet productive, with the Canon EOS 1300D, you just hit the Jackpot.
- 18MP APS-C CMOS sensor and DIGIC 4+
- 9-point AF with 1 center cross-type AF point
- Standard ISO: 100 to 6400, expandable to 12800
Firstly, it comes with an ISO range of 100-6400 which can be bumped up to 12800 when need be. This allows you better control over the light so images come out top-notch in both even in low light.
But what about the noise? That is where the DIGIC 4+ processor comes in handy and gives every click the colors, contrast, and details you wanted to click them for (because that what you and every image deserves).
It also has the same large APS-C CMOS Sensor. So you can have fun with the shallow depth of field images where your subject and background separated by blur making those images even more powerful.
As for the videos, they are all shot in Full-HD to give you and your clients a vivid viewing experience.
A few touches on the smartphone and just like that you can have the best images on your Instagram, Facebook etc. with a simple connection between your camera and Connect Camera mobile app via the Wi-Fi.
With the app, taking those lovely group photos without leaving anyone out also becomes a breeze as it lets you control your camera.
You can also set prints or connect to an HDTV or photo sharing services like Irista (clicking and sharing photos hardly gets any easier than this).
For those quick moving shots in a party, marriage or while traveling, this camera also has a 9-point auto focus and 3-second continuous clicking speed that perform well in decent lighting.
You also get multiple modes so you can bring the crazy in your images with a Miniature Mode or the toy camera mode.
Or use the Video Snapshot mode or a nicely combined montage of all your precious memories (in difficult times, even your camera can be your best friend).
And for beginners, there is a detailed Feature Guide that explains all the menu systems so you can be navigating through it all like a pro in a matter of days.
The weight, design, and build are also very similar so can be carrying it around however you like it (backpack, carry case or around the neck, the choice is yours).
For all your post processing needs, there is also an option for storing images in RAW.
The camera also gives you the ability to either stick to the Viewfinder or switch to the more flexible 3” LCD Screen.
Lastly, it has a whopping 18X zoom (nothing is ever too far away for this one) and is an 18MP camera which is quite decent for a low costing DSLR.
Warranty: 2 Years Manufacturer Warranty.
On the downsides, the camera is not as powerful as the previous picks which limit its use to only beginners or those on a budget.
Also, it does not support an external microphone and neither allows you to shoot videos in 4k. And since it lacks image stabilization, you will always want to shoot videos with a tripod.
It does not have a full-frame sensor which limits the ability of the camera to more details.
Its low-cost coupled with excellent features make this an Amazon best-seller for good reason is the perfect camera to kick-start your venture into the world of photography.
However, it is not the only DSLR camera with such features at this price range. Check out our post on the best DSLR Cameras in India Under 30,000 to know more.
#4: Nikon D5600 (Best DSLR Camera in India Under 50,000)
At less than 50k, the D5600 offers features that make the camera ideal for both beginner or mid-level photographers.
- Details at its finest
- Seize split-second moments
- Discover a fresh point of view
To bring out the very best in every bit of the 24.5MP, the camera has been loaded with the DX-format CMOS image sensor and the EXPEED 4 Image Processing System.
While the sensor captures sharp and well-toned images by adjusting light entering the lens the improved image processor increase speed and functionality in differently lit scenes.
It also has an ISO range of 100-25600 for low light images. While it might seem low compared to the beasts above, trust me, the images are sure to leave you surprised with their clarity, tonality, and low noise levels.
So whether you wanted to shoot in the broad daylight, at a dim-lit concert or marriages, the camera gets the job done pretty well without the need for a flash.
It comes with a good 5 fps continuous shot ability so you can instantly capture the best of every concert, event or marriage without it getting blurred (time to seize those split-second tears, hugs, smiles etc.).
And do you know why those images do not get blurred? Because of the amazing 39-point autofocus system which locks onto the targets in seconds and maintains that with impressive accuracy.
Making shooting different scenes effortless are the various modes like the night portrait, night landscape, auto flash, beach/snow etc. (getting the right settings now only takes a few clicks).
Video and Audio
When it comes to videos, the D5600 delivers excellent Full-HD videos and with VR Image Stabilization so no shakiness will ruin your shots even when done by hand.
Plus, it supports external Microphones so you get top-notch voice recording as well to go along with the videos. (ideal if you shoot a lot of movies and documentaries).
SnapBridge at its best again…
The SnapBridge technology has been developed with a share as you click mentality. It easily syncs with your mobile using Bluetooth, Wi-Fi or even NFC and does not drain your battery out either.
Using the app, you can also remotely view and shoot images so you are never the one left out from the photos (the photographers curse, well, not anymore).
SnapBridge also gives you a backup of all your images and videos which you can check out at the Nikon Image Space.
The Carbon-fiber composite build and the weather-proofing ensure the camera can even take a little beating or handle light rain and snow (so weather conditions never become a barrier to your photography).
It also has a rugged texture for a strong grip and weighs just 467g so carrying it around the neck or the in the hand does not become tiresome.
Lastly, with the 3.2-inch screen is a special Vari-Angle Touchscreen. So not only is it easy to sift through various settings, it does not require back-breaking bending etc. for low and high angle shots.
Warranty: 2 Years Manufacturer Warranty.
One of the few problems with the Nikon D5600 is that it does not support 4k recording and thus does not match the video qualities of the top two picks.
It does not have GPS so there is no automatic geo-tagging of photos.
Also, while the APS-C Sensor performs quite well, it is not at par the capabilities of a full-frame sensor.
#5: Canon EOS 200D (Best DSLR Camera in India Under 40,000)
And the last of our picks is the Canon EOS 200D, another pocket-friendly model that has plenty of power to pack a good punch in terms of both, quality of images/videos and durability.
- Compact and lightweight design
- Quick focusing in Live View mode with dual pixel CMOS AF
- Vari-angle touchscreen LCD
The 24.5 megapixels give you print worthy colors and contrast so if you are into printing photobooks or just a storyteller, this is just the camera you need.
The ISO Range of 100-25600 enables users to shoot high-quality photos indoors or in the dark. And if that wasn’t enough, you can even bump it to 51,200 without the hassle of a noisy, grainy pic. But how?
Taking care of that issue is the latest DIGIC 7 Image Processor and an APS-C size CMOS Sensor so images retain the details and colors that caught your eye with little noise interference.
This sensor will also help you create the perfect shallow depth of field for the blurry background portraits that beautifully separate the subject from the background (yup, like you see those professionals do it).
Whether you want to shoot at marriages, take video of your pet splaying around with the kids etc. the camera gives you equally sharp and crisp videos in Full-HD.
And you can even throw in some dramatic effects with the 5 filters that help bring out the creative beast in you.
Plus, since most of these videos will be shot with hand (who has time to set up a tripod all the time, right?), image stabilization reduces shakes.
Shooting Speed and AF
For fast responsive performance, the camera has a 5fps continuous shooting speed (so those playful and naughty moments got a whole lot easier).
And 9-point autofocus ensures those videos and images shot however quickly do not get blurred as it takes just a few seconds to lock onto the target.
Connecting your smartphone to the camera is easy peasy. All it needs is a Wi-Fi and or Bluetooth connection and you can be uploading your best snaps instantaneously.
If you do happen to use Bluetooth connection, you can rest assure it won’t drain your mobile out in 2-3 hours since it a Low Energy Bluetooth connection.
This pairing will also allow you to control the camera via your smartphone. So whether you want to make group clicks, change settings, it turns your smartphone into a handy remote.
And if you pair it to the same device, a simple push of the dedicated Wi-Fi button should have it done within seconds.
The EOS 200D has rugged alloy build which should give it longevity so you get your money’s worth.
This grainy texture of the camera improves the grip so if you happen to use it in moist or light rains, the camera won’t simply slip out of your hand.
It also weighs a mere 450g and since you get a carry case with it, it makes for the perfect travel partner as well (fits in your handbag as well).
The one thing I like the most about this camera is the Vari-Angle 3-inch touchscreen which can be rotated at various angles.
So it not only reduces the hassle of switching between various buttons for the right settings but also allows you to shoot a variety of angles with ease.
One feature that makes it a standout for any newbie here is the Guided Menu Interface. Here all the settings explained via different graphics illustrations so you’ll be using the camera like any pro within a couple of days.
The one main issue with the camera is that you cannot attach an external microphone.
Plus, all the videos recorded are only in 1920×1080 rather than 4k. Though still quite clear, it does not match the quality a 4k video would have provided.
Well, who does not use a DSLR these days, right? From travel freaks to those with an eye for special moments, a good DSLR will give you and your clients happiness like none other by capturing those treasured moments that one can carry in their hearts forever.
At the end, which camera best suits you will depend upon your budget and needs. Like I mentioned, irrespective of your skill level or purpose, there is a camera for everyone. And if you still have trouble deciding, feel free to drop in a comment below.
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