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Aug 18, 2012

Cheapest DSLRs:Starting Professional Photography


nikon vs canon Being the age of DSLRs everybody is wanting to get one. There was a time when Dslrs were used only by the professionals but now its another must have gadget for every one and has gradually become status symbol for the public. Although Today even cellphones are being equipped with heavy megapixel cameras nevertheless DSLR's have a special place in the heart of true camera lovers.  Thus, in order to facilitate you guys to be in the circle here are the cheapest and most decent DSLRs. Although people spend a lot on getting a good body and not much on lens but opposing the common belief of expensive body, we suggest a cheap body with a good lens is the "best buy"
Here are the two most cheapest and decent entry level DSLRs about which we give a must GO for the beginners.

1) Canon T2i/550D

Canon t2i
The Canon EOS 550D is an 18.0 megapixel digital single-lens reflex camera equipped with CMOS APS-C sensor 22.3 × 14.9 mm (1.6x conversion factor), announced by Canon on 8 February 2010. It was made available starting 24 February 2010[2] and to US dealers starting early March. It is known as the EOS Kiss X4 in Japan, and as the EOS Rebel T2i in the America. It continued the entry-level digital SLR camera series (known as the Rebel line in the America) of Canon, and was placed by Canon as the successor model to the EOS 500D. It was superseded by the EOS 600D (Kiss X5/Rebel T3i), but remained in Canon's line-up until being discontinued in June 2012 with the announcement of the EOS 650D (Kiss X6i/Rebel T4i).
The best feature of Canon t2i is decent picture quality with even good video quality, so it serves in both ways but some tweak Technicolor Cinestyle and Magiclantern one can create cinematic movies with it. The body of canon t2i is available for 469USD.

2) Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
The Nikon D3100 is a 14.2 megapixel DX format DSLR Nikon F-mount camera announced by Nikon on August 19, 2010. It replaced the D3000 as Nikon's entry level DSLR. It introduced Nikon's new EXPEED 2 image processor and was the first Nikon DSLR featuring full high definition video recording with full time autofocus and H.264 compression, instead of Motion JPEG compression. It was also the first Nikon DSLR to provide high-definition video recording at more than one frame rate.
It was the first Nikon camera to provide not only live view but also Full HD recording and full time Auto focus making it a decent investment for entry level DSLR and you can buy it for 497USD.

This all what we have from the camera body side but as we mentioned a cheaper body with a good lens is an "ultimate combo". Both of the cameras above mentioned can make a deadly combination if equipped with prime lenses.
So, making the ultimate combination with not increasing the price much prime lens is the answer. You can buy  canon 50mm f/1.8 lens which is going to cost you around 106 USD at amazon or you can also get it at cheaper rates and for Nikon 50mm f/1.8 125 USD.
Canon Prime lens 50mm f/1.8
Nikon Prime lens 50mm f/1.8

This is what a photographer must have in his arsenal.

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  1. bro, the Nikon 1.8G is atleast twice as expensive as you've mentioned in this article.

    You may have confused the 1.8G's price with 1.8D which is around 125$; however that is an older focus motor-less model that only works with D7000 upwards.

    Secondly, the D3100 has been replaced with D3200 as the best entry level dslr by Nikon with a little higher price.


  2. Thanks for going through the blog but i didnt mentioned G there and obviously nikon 1.8G is really expensive, what i meant is 1.8D

    Considering the cheapest DSLRs we have to keep a strict notice on price pal. :)

    1. Well then please mention that although cheaper, 1.8D will not autofocus on a d3100 body. For d3100 owners, the only sensible choice is 1.8G which will autofocus.

      Trust me manual focus is not easy, I've used a 1.8D on my d5100. These cheaper entry level dslrs employ smaller view finders which are less brighter due to pentamirror technology - all that makes manual focus almost impractical on a d3100.

  3. oh, and one more thing
    the pictures you have used are of 1
    8G. Another blunder!

  4. It is about the cheapest camera combination not about the best one,i have both 50mm f/1.4 manual focus and 50mm f/1.8 auto-focus and i know how much it is difficult to focus on these entry level devices but price is the main factor here bro.
    secondly about the image i agree, it's a mistake.


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