If smartphone cameras aren’t cutting it anymore, maybe it’s time to invest in a real camera. Here are best performing DSLRs under Rs. 55k.
Zero1 Winner: Nikon D5500
With the smallest DSLR body that helps first time DSLR users to adapt to the realm of DSLRs, the Nikon D5500 equips a 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor, 5fps continuous shooting, excellent movie quality and wireless connectivity. Coupling all of this with an uber-responsive LCD viewfinder and we have a stellar DSLR camera unit that can be used for a good 4-5 years.
The Nikon D5500 is a DX-format DSLR that is compatible with the vast range of Nikon’s F-mount lenses. The pentaprism viewfinder has 95% frame coverage, and the 39 focus points means that it focuses at very high speeds, which is ideal for shooting sports events, or fast-moving objects. Areas where the Nikon D5500 scores high include its excellent image quality, much improved video quality and in-camera audio reception, and wireless connectivity, which allows you to transfer your files from the camera, on the go.
Nikon has packed almost everything possible into the D5500, and it is a decent upgrade over Nikon’s older D3xxx series, making it the undisputed winner.
Runner-ups : Canon EOS 750D:
The Canon EOS 750D is similar to the Nikon D5500 in terms of performance, but loses out on account of lesser autofocus points, limited dynamic range, slightly inferior focusing speed and low light photography, and a bulkier body. The EOS 750D is a wider, broader DSLR with straighter edges than its predecessor, the EOS 700D. Having said that, it is still a fine camera to begin with.
Coming up third is the Pentax K-S2, the biggest attraction of which is the completely weatherproofed body. The K-S2 is the only DSLR in this segment, and till much higher up the pricing ladder, which has weatherproofing. Image quality, however, is really good – at par with the Canon 750D.
Best Buy: Nikon D3200
The Nikon D3200 may be a generation old, but at its price with two lenses (18-55mm and 55-200mm), makes for a steal deal.