Well, though not a professional photographer, I will come out with following suggestions based on the experience with friends –
1. Nikon D3300
This can be the best one for beginners. It keeps noise levels under control. The best part is it has a guide mode which lets you learn the techniques if you are not an experienced photographer. It does have a screen size of 3-inch LCD, 921,000 dots. Maximum video resolution is 1080p.
The camera is available on SnapDeal at Rs. 24599
2. Canon EOS 100D
With a screen size of 3 inch LCD, 1,040,000 dots, it comes with 18 megapixel APS-C sensor and a Digic 5 image processor. It has a Scene Intelligent Auto System that helps you by analysing the scene being shot. The video resolution offered is 1080p.
You can buy it Rs. 39995 on the official Canon store.
3. Sony A-58
It is an SLT, but should not make much of a difference. The focussing is quite good. The camera features good low light performance. It offers you a wide range of modes and effects.
It comes with a 20.1 MP sensor. Screen size is 2.7-inch LCD, 460,800 dots. You get a maximum resolution of 1080p.
You can buy it for Rs. 29269.
Advantages of DSLRs
1. The best part with DSLRs is the interchangeable lenses.
2. The objects are in focus.
1. Lack of audio control.
2. Record times are lower compared to traditional cameras.
3. Only manual zoom is available.
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