DSLR camera stands for Digital Single Lens Reflex camera. In simple words, DSLR camera helps users to capture far better picture than a mobile phone. However, it requires practice, knowledge, and a good lens to get things done. You can buy a DSLR camera in India just by spending Rs. 25k. Earlier, it was quite expensive but now it has become very cheap and affordable. On the other hand, more people are opting for DSLR to capture better photographs. If you want to start photography, there is no need to buy an expensive DSLR since you may not be able to understand the functions. Therefore, this is better to start with an entry-level DSLR to understand the functions and then opt for an expensive one that has more features. Here are some best entry level DSLR under Rs. 40000.
Best Entry Level DSLR Under Rs. 40000
The following list contains the price in India. In other countries, you may not be able to find the same camera at the same price. For example, one camera is priced at Rs. 35k in India and Amazon UK is selling that for £439.00, which is like around Rs. 38k in Indian rupees.
For your information, the price is based on two leading e-commerce sites of India called Flipkart and Amazon. The lowest price is mentioned here. The price is given at the time of writing. It can fluctuate over the time.
Nikon D5300 (₹33990 – Flipkart)
There are two leading camera companies called Nikon and Canon, and the first one is obviously Nikon D5300, which comes with NIKKOR 18-55mm kit lens. Talking about the features, you will get 24.2MP camera, full HD rotatable screen, Wi-Fi and all. You will get 23.5 x 15.6 mm CMOS sensor with an ISO of 12800, 5FPS. It comes with 39 focus points, Quick Return Reflex Mirror, Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII Screen, self-timer, built-in flash, dust reduction, wireless remote control, sync terminal, white balance, different shooting models, scene modes and more. The image resolution is 6000 x 4000 pixel. It does support SD / UHS-I Compliant SDHC / SDXC card.
Nikon D5200 (₹33980 – Flipkart)
Although the successor of Nikon D5200 is Nikon D5300 and that comes with some awesome features, but the Nikon D5200 is also as good as Nikon D5300. The best part is you can get AF-P 18 – 55 mm VR II and AF-S 55 – 200 mm ED VR II Kit Lens along with the camera. However, the body + AF-P 18 – 55 mm VR II kit lens variant is priced at ₹29k. Talking about the features, you will get 3 inches full HD display, GPS, WiFi, 24.1MP camera, 23.5 x 15.6 mm CMOS sensor, 6400 ISO, auto & manual focus, self-timer, red-eye reduction, dust reduction, Eye-level Pentamirror, stereo microphone, etc. The dimension of this gadget is 129 (W) x 98 (H) x 78 (D) mm, and it weighs 505g without battery.
Canon EOS 1300D (₹29495 – Flipkart)
The third one obviously should be Canon EOS 1300D, which is a very affordable DSLR camera available on Flipkart as well as Amazon India. For Rs. 29495, you can get 18 – 55 mm IS II and EF-S 55 – 250 mm F4 5.6 IS II kit lens along with the body. You will get 3-inch LCD, 1/3.2 CMOS sensor, 6400 ISO, auto & manual focus, Contrast Detection, nine focus points, built-in flash, self-timer, dust reduction, white balance, different shooting modes, different drive modes, photo burst, different image formats, and more. Canon EOS 1300D weighs 440g without battery, and the dimension of this gadget is 129.0 (W) x 101.3 (H) x 77.6 (D) mm. It has 21mm viewfinder eye point, DIGIC 4+ processor, Eye-level Pentamirror and more.
Nikon D3300 (₹32,699 – Flipkart)
This is another awesome entry level DSLR under Rs. 40000 manufactured by Nikon. You will get 3 inch LCD with 24.2MP effective pixel, 1/4000 shutter speed, autofocus, 23.5 x 15.6 mm CMOS sensor, 12800 ISO, Matrix Metering, D Color Matrix Metering II, Color Matrix Metering II, auto & manual focus, Red-eye Reduction, Self-timer, dust reduction, 1.5x Lens Focal Length, White balance, different shooting modes, SD / UHS-I Compliant SDHC / SDXC card support, Eye-level Pentamirror and more. The dimension of this camera is 124 x 98 x 75.5mm, and it weighs 410g without battery. The image size would be 6000 x 4000 pixel, and you can capture an image in different formats including JPEG, NEF (RAW), etc. the best part is you are getting AF-P 18-55 mm F/3.5-5.6G VR and AF-S 55-200 mm F/4-5.6G ED VR II kit lens with this camera.
Nikon D3200 (₹22,999 – Amazon India)
Another great entry level DSL from Nikon. However, the successor of Nikon D3200 is Nikon D3300, and it comes with great features, and they are almost same as the Nikon D3300. For Rs. 22999, you are getting AF-S 18-55mm VR II Kit Lens along with the body. You will get 3-inch full HD display, 1/4000 shutter speed, auto & manual focus, 24.2MP effective pixel, 23.2 x 15.4 mm CMOS sensor, Matrix or Center-weighted Metering, 6400 ISO, Single-point AF, Dynamic-area AF, Auto-area AF, 11 focus points, built-in flash, self-timer, red-eye reduction, dust reduction, SD / SDHC / SDXC / Compatible with UHS-I card support, hi-speed USB, Eye-level Pentamirror viewfinder, 18mm viewfinder eye point, Expeed 3 Image Processing Engine and more. The dimension of Nikon D3200 is 125 (W) x 96 (H) x 76.5 (D) mm and it weighs 455g.
Canon EOS 700D (₹36999 – Flipkart)
This is probably the best Canon camera under Rs. 40k and the features say the all. Alike another camera, you will get 18MP effective pixel, 3-inch full HD display, 1/4000 shutter speed, 22.3 x 14.9 mm SMOS sensor, 12800 ISO, Evaluative, Partial, Spot, Center-Weighted metering modes, auto & manual focus, Fixed Mirror Quick-return Half Mirror, built-in flash, self-timer, dust reduction, wireless remote control, Built-in and Fixed Low-pass Filter, different shooting modes, spot meter, SD / SDHC / Sdx card support, hi-speed USB, Mini HDMI Output, etc. The image resolution would be 5184 x 3456 pixel. On the other hand, the dimension of this DSLR camera is 133.1 (W) x 99.8 (H) x 78.8 (D) mm, and it weighs 580g without battery.
Considering all the things, it seems Nikon 5300 is the best entry level DSLR camera under Rs. 40000. However, at that price, you will get the only 18-55mm lens. However, if you can opt for Nikon D5200, you will get AF-P 18 – 55 mm VR II and AF-S 55 – 200 mm ED VR II Kit Lens along with the body. That means you do not have to spend money to get another excellent lens.