The younger lot in the country is getting inclined more and more towards fulfilling their artistic appetites, and what is more interesting than photography and making videos to feed the inner artist? As a result of that, the camera industry is booming. However, there are many different companies struggling to find their voices amidst the market monopoly taken over completely by Nikon and Canon; the competition is still growing. They come with some good features and most of them also come with a lens in the pack. Buying a lens separately may prove to be expensive enough for most, so they come in deals with the body at lowered rates. One such lens is 18-55 MM, which is more or less enough for the beginners to start their amateur careers. When they go pro, then only they should move on to bigger lenses and equipment.
Best DSLRs Under 40k
The market segment is quite confusing, Nikon or Canon? That depends on so many different things. Both the companies have their very own limitations and achievements. But broadly speaking, the Canon cameras are better at videos than photography if compared to Nikon. So let’s take a look at the best cameras in the Indian market that you can own if you are looking to buy one under your price range of 40k.
As we have mentioned before, Nikon has always been the top choice of the photography professionals. D5300 provides enough features to lure in the customers who are interested in wildlife photography, candids, landscapes or portfolios. It comes with a maximum resolution of 24.1 MP which is quite great to take crystal clear images in full HD. Going with the norm; the lens that has been provided along with the camera body is a very efficient 18-55 MM lens which will be enough for the starters and amateurs to start learning. It comes with a highly responsive touch screen so that you don’t have to toggle through the menu setting through buttons. The battery runs for about 600 shots, and with a 23.5 x 15.6 mm APS-C CMOS sensor, this DSLR is something above ordinary considering the price range you can get this in. ISO can reach to a maximum of 12800 which makes it a great camera that can be used quite efficiently in the low light conditions. We can say that Nikon D5300 is one of the best cameras in the market right now and it rightly deserves the top spot in our list of the best mid-range cameras.
Canon EOS 700D
The EOS series from Canon has changed the camera market as we have known it. Many budding filmmakers and short filmmakers have opted this 700D for the production, and it hasn’t disappointed. Many first time photographers also swear by it, and many have called it the best mid-range DSLR present in the Indian market nowadays. Laced with a 22.3 x 14.9 mm, APS-C CMOS sensor and a maximum resolution of 18 MP, 700D is one beast of a camera. It also comes with a great ISO ranging from 100-12800 for shooting in the dim lights. It comes with nine auto-focus points in a single frame which will let you avoid the headache of maintaining the focus now and then. The display is a touch screen along with a battery that lasts for about 440 shots. One 55-200 MM lens comes with the body along with the usual 18-55 MM lens. At about half a kilo weight, it might be hard to keep it hanging around your neck all day or to carry it in your hands until they start aching, but looking at its performance, it makes everything worth it.
Canon EOS 100D
Another entry from Canon in the range is 100D which has grown an immense popularity among the young short filmmakers who swears by its quality. The color settings within the camera is a massive plus point that works in its favor which makes it one of the best DSLR we have ever come across. The 4 fps continuous shooting and 9 focal points are there to make the experience better, but one big highlight of the camera is its lightweight. If you are one of those people who doesn’t like to use tripod or monopod, this camera is for you. At about 400 grams, this feels quite light, and the chances of hands shaking while taking the photographs and shooting the video are low. It shoots videos and photos in full HD, and the battery is quite average, which is, sort of, a turn off for the potential buyers. But the sensor which is a 22.3 x 14.9 mm, APS-C CMOS is quite good and performs its functions with high-level efficiency and mastery which somehow fades away most negative things about the camera. The touch screen is the highlight of the camera which has become a necessity for most professionals these days.
As our list proves the point that Canon and Nikon are the two unabashed emperors of the camera market in the country these days, but there is one Sony camera that has made its present felt and slowly growing to give neck-to-neck competition to its main rivals. It comes with a 23.2 x 15.4mm, “Exmor” APS HD CMOS sensor and the 15 auto-focus points features which are its biggest highlights. For the customers who are after these things in a camera will be highly satisfied with these features. Other than that, there is a maximum ISO of 16000 which is way better than the Nikon and Canon along with a battery that lasts for about 690 shots. We can say that this one functions the best among the rest. It weighs at 490 grams and comes with two lens options, 18-55 MM and 55-200 MM. Both are good for the video and photographs alike. The 5 fps continuous shooting happens to be the other main highlight of the DLSR. It’s quite surprising how it has not managed to perform on par with Sony’s high-end cameras such as Sony A7s.
The very last spot in the list belongs to Nikon. It stands there with its D5200 which happens to be its flagship camera in the price range and one of the biggest selling cameras in the Indian market. With 5 fps continuous shooting a whopping 15 autofocus points, this one is a beast in the segment. ISO is where it lacks behind others, the maximum ISO it will be able to reach is 6400 which will make it difficult to operate in the very low light conditions. The 24 MP maximum resolution works just fine and provides some great quality images and videos. The weight is about 555 grams and the battery once fully charged, lasts for about 500 shots which are quite good. The camera comes with a 23.5 x 15.6 mm APS-C CMOS sensor which performs great in providing some great results. All in all, we can say that this one is Nikon’s one of the leading DSLRs and slowly growing to be the favorite among the masses as well.