First of all, digital photography is about light Wonderful light makes wonderful images. You will start taking incredible photos until you learn how to work with light and how to arrange your pictures, so your equipment won’t matter that much. Understanding the usability and methodology of your lens is next. Most people shooting cameras do not even know how to operate them! We simply put their cameras in “Auto” mode and don’t bother finding critical camera settings and functions. Yeah, “auto” modes are fine, but if you look back at all of your photos, would your camera produce great pictures every time you took a picture? I’m positive you haven’t!
Think about what you’re hoping to do with your photography before you consider a DSLR. If you have considered trading from your compact camera or smartphone because you want to take things more seriously, going for a DSLR type of entry level will help you develop your skills.
On the other side, if you have been using an entry-level camera for a while and are ready for the next step, the enthusiastic-level cameras are cameras with which you can develop and deliver some amazing results. Finally, if you’re looking for something that really offers the ultimate in image quality and usability, today’s professional cameras are capable of outstanding.
When you take all of the photos and arrange the good ones as opposed to the bad ones, I’m sure most of the bad ones will be the ones taken inside (birthdays, celebrations, etc.) and most of the good photographs will be taken in bright sunny days. Why do you wonder? Again, it’s due to the light. In low-light conditions, a point-and-shoot camera increases the sensitivity of its sensor (ISO), resulting in a lot more noise (remember those grainy pictures you want were a bit cleaner?), while in bright settings of good light, a point-and-shoot immediately reduces the sensitivity of the shutter, prevents the lens (opening) reducing noise, resulting in stunning and clear images.
1.Canon Digital SLR Camera Kit [EOS Rebel T6] with EF-S 18-55mm and EF 75-300mm Zoom Lenses – Black
The sensor is the same as the EOS Rebel T5 / EOS 1200D’s at 18 million pixels, while the processor gets a modest upgrade to the DIGIC 4+ (the Rebel T5’s had a standard DIGIC 4). However, considering that Canon’s latest processor is the DIGIC 7, the 4+ is now looking like pretty old technology.
The EOS Rebel T6 / EOS 1300D uses the EF-S lens mount, which is compatible with all of Canon’s EF range of lenses, so there’s a wealth of choice out there to suit all budgets.
Several of the Canon EOS Rebel T6/EOS 1300D’s other features are the same as in the Rebel T5. It has the same modest9-point autofocusing method, with one (more sensitive) central cross-type point. There’s also an optical viewfinder range of 95 percent-while it doesn’t seem like you’re missing a lot, unintended objects can be seen sneaking into the bottom of the frame while looking at images.
Native tolerance stays at ISO100-6,400, which can be extended to 12,800, but a small increase in low-light performance is expected despite the slightly better cpu. That said, compared to much newer rivals, the range of ISO now looks quite limited.
Nonetheless, the new headline highlight for the EOS Rebel T6/EOS 1300D is the addition of built-in Wi-Fi and NFC compatibility. This allows you to control the camera from a connected device, such as a smartphone or tablet, and to quickly share online images from the camera to your devices. There are also manual and semi-auto aperture priority and shutter priority settings as well as the ability to shoot in raw format, as well as the fully automatic and scene photography modes that you would find in a camera targeted at beginner photographers. As with the T5, the Rebel T6 offers Full HD (1920x 1080) video recording with 30, 25 and 24fps frame rates available, and you can take manual video control.
2.D3300 DSLR Body (Black) w/ 35mm F/1.8G
The small Nikon D3300 and its collapsible 18-55 mm F3.5-5.6 VR II lens may well have been one of the biggest camera announcements at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show. It may not capture 4 K footage or deliver a rounded LCD (these shows are all about tech trends) but it reflects the very common DSLR entry-level range from Nikon’s next wave, and that is notable in itself.
The D3300 is situated at the base of the entry-level range of Nikon, placed just below the D5300 as the most comfortable of beginner-friendly DSLRs. But don’t be deceived by the bearing of their size, both cameras use a powerful 24MP APS-C sensor. To choose the D3300 instead of the D5300 means to live with a 3.0-inch LCD set.
Moving up the Nikon crop-frame DSLR row AF systems chain is becoming more and more complex. The D3300 resides at the very bottom with a middle 11-point device and a single cross-type detector-nothing that would attract a sports photographer, but ideal for his school. Outside of this, the D5300’s only clear hardware advantages over the entry-level model are Wi-Fi and a variable-angle screen.
The comparison paints a picture of a beautifully specified entry-level model with excellent battery life, a new processor, and a lot of resolution. Apart from the absence of Wi-Fi, there’s not much to worry about, and we don’t believe there’s anything this device is all about.
But the days have gone by when an entry-level Nikon still only had to think about his new Canon competitor. Thus, although the specs of the D3300 are very impressive-particularly in terms of battery life-it must also hold its own against the smaller mirrorless cameras that match it for image quality and offer a more compact camera-like shooting experience.
3.Nikon D3500 DX-Format DSLR Two Lens Kit with AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR & AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED, Black
The Nikon D3500 is a beginner-level DSLR. This is a small improvement over the iconic D3400, with the same resolution of 24.2 megapixels, but a revised body and improved battery life.
It’s enough to keep the D3500 fresh in a highly competitive environment where smartphone upgraders, novices and students are looking for their first affordable’ proper’ camera. Arguments are still raging about DSLRs versus mirrorless cameras, but the fact is that at this price you will not find a current mirrorless camera with a viewfinder. The only real competition of the D3500 comes from Canon, with its low-cost EOS 2000D and even better EOS 4000D. It’s the right choice for most people in most ways.
It’s designed to be friendly to beginners, but it’s not simplistic. As well as full auto and’ Guide’ modes, the D3500 has the complete set of AE, aperture-priority, shutter-priority, and manual settings that you would anticipate from a serious lens. It doesn’t show 4 K recording, but it can film at 5 frames per second continuously, which in this price bracket is very decent for a phone. DSLRs on their batteries are considered to be much lighter than mirrorless cameras, but the battery life reported by the D3500 is little short of incredible. That’s about five times as much as a similarly priced, if much smaller, mirrorless camera.
The other interesting feature of the D3500 is its 18-55 mm AF-P package lens retracting. When the lens is not in use, you press a button to’ collapse’ and it makes the D3500 a little easier to carry around. Nikon’s VR motion control system is built into the normal version of this lens–there’s an even simpler package edition that doesn’t, but it’s not worth the small price savings. The ISO rating of 100-25,600 renders the D3500 very useful in low light and there is also a pop-up display, although it is pretty weak and probably best reserved for emergencies.
4.Canon EOS 4000D / Rebel T100 DSLR Camera w/Canon EF-S 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 III Zoom Lens + Case + 32GB SD Card (15pc Bundle)
The 18-megapixel sensor inside this camera was used as far back as 2010, for the first time in Canon lenses, that sets the tone for the other features available here. Equally obsolete is the nine-point autofocus method. It doesn’t stretch to the far corners of the frame, so either you’ll have to place your subjects off-center or get used to re-framing once you’ve locked the focus.
By modern standards, autofocus is pretty sluggish, and the red dot that indicates when you have a focus-lock is not easy to see in bright conditions. For my taste, there’s a little too much guesswork involved. Neither do you think you can easily check the focus on the LCD of the camera. It’s a terrible cramp.
The body itself is all right. It’s all smooth plastic, but the buttons are well spaced and responsive, and the front of the body has a rubber grip to prevent it from slipping freely. But there have been more economies on the lens mount: it’s plastic, not metal, which could be a concern if you frequently change lenses.
The 18-55 mm III bundled EF-S lens is about as light as it comes with a very unsatisfactory zoom action. With no toggle to activate the lens, once set up on a tripod and destroy your posing, it’s easy to accidentally hit. And the autofocus, like a mouse punching a tin drum, makes a noise. One weakness that we don’t want is to drop the dedicated power switch.
In the shooting modes, there are no real surprises. All the regulars are there, plus a food mode that “makes food look fresh and vibrant,” if you’re the kind of person going to restaurants to photograph their food instead of eating it. The Creative Auto mode is a balance of manual and automatic controls, enabling you to pick the amount of background blur for the width of the screen. This mode also helps you to select filters like Vivid, Gentle, Cold and Monochrome if you can’t be bothered with editing after the incident and know what your image would look like. There are plenty of post-shoot effects that can also be added in the frame.
5.Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera w/ 16-50mm and 55-210mm Power Zoom Lenses
The new a6000 remains in the same position in the mirrorless portfolio of Sony, providing a broadly similar set of features, but incorporating a number of significant new features (while also dropping its predecessor’s NEX moniker). The resolution and processor have been bumped up, the revised Hybrid AF device is the most notable feature on the a6000. Where the NEX-6 had 99 phase detection points covering about 50% of the sensor, the a6000 has 179, with 92% coverage-by far the most comprehensive of any current camera. According to Sony, this, combined with the new Bionz X cpu, helps the device to continually fire at 11 fps with topic tracking.
The A6000 looks and feels close to the A7. This uses an APS-C CMOS detector with a new design of 24.3 million pixels. The sensor has a gapless on-chip model, like the unit in the A7, which is supposed to increase the output of light processing. The detector also has 179 autofocus points, of which all 179 are used for phase detection, but the camera’s dual autofocusing feature also has 25 contrast detection levels.
This autofocusing feature supports Sony’s argument that the lens has at least somehow the best AF in the world for those cameras with APS-C format sensors–and that statement applies to both DSLRs and other compact device lenses. It also bears qualities such as the A7. The A6000 comes complete with built-in Wi-Fi and NFC technologies, as it is starting to become pretty much standard. Like other recent Sony cameras, apps that can be downloaded can also be customized to enhance functionality–a time-lapse app is available, for example. The battery life for the A6000 is about 310 shots, which is not very much in comparison with many DSLRs. Of starters, the Nikon D3300 has more than double the battery life. We’ve previously tested Sony cameras (such as the A7R) struggled to last a full day, so it’s going to be interesting to see how the A6000 copies.