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Top 10 DSLR cameras in India

By Shruti Puri
August 12, 2015 08:10 IST
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This is not an exhaustive list of best DSLRs; there are several others, which also hold their ground in their respective segments

It is human nature to capture precious moments so that they can be relived later. Technology helps us to do this with minimum fuss. For beginners, there are the point and shoot cameras, but if you really wish to give flight to your fancy and wish to do more than just point and shoot, then you have to go in for a DSLR camera.

The advent of digital camera is a big revolution in the photography world; for it allows anyone to shoot and print a photograph or upload it over social media. Here is the list of 10 cameras that are among the best DSLRs available in the market. These cameras are numbered randomly and do not follow any particular pattern.

Nikon D4

Nikon D4

This amazing Nikon camera can be classified as one of the most powerful cameras available in the market today. It has a sturdy build, an ergonomic design and is built for rugged use.

It comes with a 16MP full frame sensor, which is mated to the Nikon’s newest EXPEED 3 image processor. 

Nikon D4 has several advanced features that allow the users to manipulate the manuals to shoot the best possible shots through it. The major features of this camera include a 51-point AF system that allows you great flexibility in shooting a moving object, high ISO, and a burst mode of 10fps.

It allows the users to shoot full HD videos at 30, 25 and 24 FPS. It is selling at a price of Rs 325,454.

Canon EOS 1D X

Canon EOS 1D X

This Canon camera is made for the professionals who never compromise on quality. It has a sturdy feel and its rubberised outer surface gives you a better hold. This beast of a camera is equipped with 18MP full-frame sensor and provides the user a 61-point autofocus system with an astonishingly fast 12 frames per second continuous shooting mode.

Its ISO range is incredulously large and the camera allows the user to shoot 1080 pixels videos at 30, 25 and 24 FPS. It is available at a price tag of Rs 500,180 for the body only.

Canon 7D mark II

Canon 7D mark II

This DSLR is targeted towards professional photographers, who wish to have a large amount of pixels to shoot sharp photos with amazing colour reproduction. It is blessed with a 20.26MP sensor and allows the user a wide range of ISO setting for low light photography.

The camera has a powerful flash and an anti-aliasing feature. This DSLR is among the fastest camera in this price range, since it uses 65-point autofocus system. The company is selling this DSLR for a price of Rs 96,000 for the body only. 

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

This camera is aimed at the mid-range market. It has amazing features that allow the users to take brilliant photos through it. Its 24MP brand new sensor is paired with the latest EXPEED 4 processing engine, which alongside a higher range of ISO and 51 point autofocus system gives you an amazing shooting experience.

For connectivity, it allows you to connect to other compatible devices through Wi-Fi or NFC.

In addition, in Movie mode, this Nikon camera can capture full HD videos at an astonishing 60FPS. The company is retailing this camera at a price tag of Rs 95,875 for the body only.

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

This camera is considered as one of the best in the mid segment that is available in the market today. It has a good design and a solid build. The company has provided it with 20.2MP sensor with image stabilisation facility. There is a powerful flash in the camera and its wide range of ISO allows the user to take brilliant photos even in low light conditions.

It allows the user full manual control, including live shutter/aperture/ISO adjustment. The shooter can capture full HD videos in 30/25/24fps.

Canon EOS 70D comes with a 19-point autofocus system work in addition to the Dual Pixel autofocus system to give you more options while shooting. This camera is priced at Rs 74,850 for the body only.

Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500

This intermediate level DSLR camera is a powerful performer and is packed with a wide range of features that allows the shooter better flexibility with manual controls while shooting through it. There is a 24MP sensor and a 3.2-inch rotating touchscreen LCD in the camera.

It also comes with a high-end filter that allows it to shoot sharper and more detailed pictures. Picture taken by this camera are impressive with fantastic shadow detail, clean images up to ISO 6400, accurate white balance, and 1080 60p video without motion distortion.

The camera also has Wi-Fi connectivity that enables the user to do remote shooting or share the photos iOS and Android devices. The company is selling it for Rs 64,135.

Nikon D810

Nikon D810

This all weather professional camera from Nikon is a very capable device. It has a good build quality and is equipped with a 36.3MP sensor. The camera comes with a 51-point AF sensor that allows it to take 5 frames-per-second burst speed photos. It is blessed with a higher-resolution OLED screen within the optical viewfinder.

Its shutter sound is one of the quietest thanks to its smooth designed Kevlar-and-carbon-fibre shutter. The wide range of ISO allows the users to take good quality photos in both bright light as well as low light conditions. It is priced at Rs 211,645.

Sony Alpha 77 M2

Sony Alpha 77 M2

This is a mid-range camera for those who wish to do something more with their camera, but does not have the cash to go for the premium level shooters. It has 79-focus points and can shoot really fast, like taking 12 frames per second (with auto exposure and autofocus adjustment for each shot) up to 25 images on RAW+JPEG mode, and a top shutter speed of 1/8,000 second.

It comes with an ISO range of 100 to 25,600. For better viewing, Sony Alpha 77 M2 has a 3-inch, 860 x 480 LCD tilts and rotates viewfinder. This sturdy built camera is available for Rs 57,594.

Sony Alpha A99

Sony Alpha A99

This is a high-end smart looking camera with several powerful features that allows it to stand apart from its rivals in the market. These features include, a 24MP full-frame CMOS sensor with on-chip phase detection AF, 2.4M dot OLED electronic viewfinder, Fixed-mirror design SLT, 14-bit Raw output, built in GPS, Pull-out three-hinge tilt/swivel 1.23m dot RGBW Top panel LCD, Microphone and headphone sockets.

Additionally, it has a wide ISO range of 100-25,600, up to 6 frame-per-second continuous shooting with AF, ISO-compatible flash hot shoe with 'multi interface' expansion connector, AF Micro Adjust and several others. It is available for a price of Rs 149,599.

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

This is considered as the best DSLR camera for beginners. This has a comfortable design that allows you to easily hold it. It has several features, including 24.2 MP DX format (APS-C) sensor along with EXPEED 4 processor, fixed 3 inch 921k-dot LCD, ability to capture 1080HD videos at 60FPS, 5fps continuous shooting and 700 shot battery life. Additionally, it has 11-point AF system and an ISO range of 12800 (expandable up to 25600. It is priced at Rs 38,922.

This is not an exhaustive list of best camera collection; there are several others, which also held their ground in their respective segments. These include, Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Nikon D800E, Canon EOS 6D, Nikon D7100, Canon EOS 7D, Nikon D3200, Pentax K-500 and a few others.

 

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