Best Entry-level DSLR Cameras for 2019

Rahul Thadani Feb 6, 2019
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The entry-level photographers will find this information extremely useful. These cameras fulfill the simple point-and-shoot photographic needs apart from the artistic wants of a budding photographer.
Point-and-shoot digital cameras are affordable, easy to use, and very handy. But when it comes to getting high-quality and accurate pictures, nothing matches the performance of a DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) camera. For someone who is working their way up the photography channel, this can work wonders.
You will also get good subject depth, color saturation, light intensity and images that look exactly like what they do on the LCD. For a long time, DSLRs were only used by professionals from all around the world. But today, these are becoming more affordable and easy to handle for someone who is just taking a step up from a regular point-and-shoot camera.
So, the quality of the images will be much better and it will not be too difficult for an individual to figure out how to work with them. Hence, this is the perfect bridge between simple compact cameras and the highly complex, manually controlled ones.

Top DSLR Cameras for Beginners

Here's a list of few best DSLRs of 2019 that you need to consider before setting foot in a store ...

Canon EOS Rebel SL2/ Canon EOS 200D

Canon introduced the 200D specially for beginners. It's a little bulkier than the 11D, but still smaller than other DSLRs in the business.
  • Sensor size: 22.3 x 14.9mm
  • Megapixels: 24 MP
  • Autofocus Points: 9
  • Video recording: 1080p resolution
  • Continuous shooting speed: 5fps
  • Price: USD 600 (early 2019, with 18-55mm kit lens)
What people loved about the 200D is that it's very easy to use. It has a great touchscreen interface, a good live view performance, but it's not at all low-cost. 

Also check out the Canon EOS 800D/ Rebel SL2.

Nikon D5600

The Nikon D5600 gives a tough fight to Canon D800, an upper-end DSLR and that's why the D5600 needs a look. 
  • Sensor size: 23.5 x 15.6 mm
  • Megapixels: 24 MP
  • Video recording: 1080p resolution
  • Autofocus Points: 39
  • Continuous shooting speed: 5fps
  • Price: USD 650 (early 2019, with 18-55mm kit lens)
It has a built-in flash, bluetooth, excellent image quality, and touchscreen at its best. It has 3.2" Vari-angle touch LCD which allows you to zoom in, zoom out, swipe, etc.

Nikon D3500

This DSLR released this year and is a good option for a new photographer. Why? Have a look at its specifications-
  • Sensor size: 23.5 mm x 15.6 mm
  • Megapixels: 24 MP
  • Video recording: 1080p resolution
  • Autofocus Points: 11
  • Continuous shooting speed: 5fps
  • Lenses: NIKKOR lenses
  • Price: USD 400 (early 2019, with 18-55mm kit lens)
It's not an expensive DSLR as compare to other Nikon DSLRs, but it's appropriate for new users. Its battery backup is 1550 shots per charge, it has a built-in flash as well as Bluetooth.

Pentax K-70

Pentax K-70 is an excellent choice for entry-level photographers. Let's see its specifications-
  • Sensor size: 23.5 mm x 15.6 mm
  • Megapixels: 24 MP
  • Video recording: 1080p resolution
  • Autofocus Points: 11
  • Continuous shooting speed: 6fps
  • Price: USD 672 (early 2019, with 18-55mm kit lens)
The top build quality, and a tilt-flip screen makes it the best entry-level model. If you want advanced controls, then Pentax K-70 is surely the better choice.

Canon EOS Rebel T6i / 750D

This DSLR released way back, but still is a good choice for a new photographer. Let's see its specifications-
  • Sensor size: 22.3 mm x 14.9 mm
  • Megapixels: 24 MP
  • Autofocus Points: 19
  • Video recording: 1080p resolution
  • Continuous shooting speed: 5fps
  • Price: USD 600 (early 2019, with 18-55mm kit lens)
Here are some other amazing DSLRs which can also make a good option for new comers.
  • Canon T7i / 800D
  • Canon 77D / 9000D
  • Pentax KP
  • Canon T6 / 1300D
  • Canon T7 / 2000D / 1500D
There are many DSLRs you can use to get a hands-on experience. What you should look for is a good sensor size, good resolution, video resolution, what modes the camera provides and if it comes with the kit or not.

Note: The price range can vary according to websites and country.