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DSLR Cameras for Beginners

Photography has become a popular hobby among many with the development of technology. Now anybody can capture a moment at any time they want with their mobile phone in the hand. Also it can be sent to the friends instantly and shared on social media networks like Facebook in the same time. But people now rarely print the photos that they take from these devices since it can be easily viewed from a mobile device or a computer when they need.

These mobile devices which are equipped with cameras do not have the capability to capture the pictures in high quality. People still think that the quality is about the number of mega pixels a camera contains. But it is something more than that and that is why there are DSLR cameras for that purpose. Since the prices of these devices are quite low, you can find a DSLR cameras on Ikman at an affordable price in Sri Lanka. As a result of that, many people are doing photography as a hobby nowadays.

What are these so-called DSLR Cameras?

The meaning of DSLR is Digital Single-Lens Reflex where a lens reflects the live view through a view finder and let the users captures it by a digital sensor. DSLR camera has many features and facilities compared to a normal compact digital camera. One of the main features of it is the ability to change the lenses whenever needed. A normal compact camera has a fixed lens which you only can zoom in and out. But there is a wide range of lenses to be selected for a DSLR camera. Most popular DSLR camera brands in the world are Canon DSLR camera and Nikon DSLR camera. But the models of these brands are quite similar where you cannot find a big difference between them. Even though, there are fanboys who die to defend each of these brands. Also there are some other brands which are known for DSLR camera production, like Sony, Pentax and Olympus.

How much is a DSLR camera?

DSLR cameras can be divided into 03 levels as Entry, Mid and Professional level. Entry level DSLR cameras will be suitable for people who are new to photography and like to learn about it. Mid-level DSLR cameras are for the people who know about the basics of photography and want to advance their skills in the area. Professional level DSLR cameras would be suitable for the people who do photography as their profession and advance level experiments in photography subject. When you buy a DSLR camera, it can be bought as with lenses or just the camera body. If you are buying only the camera body the price will be cheaper comparatively. If you already have some lenses for DSLR cameras, it will be wise for you to buy just a DSLR camera body. Then you can buy lenses as you prefer when you learn more about photography. Entry level brand-new DSLR camera with a kit lens can be bought for Rs.50,000 and above in Sri Lanka market. A mid-level cameras are starting from Rs.99,000 while professional level cameras start at Rs.165,000 and above. In this article, you will be able to get to know about entry level cameras which are suitable for the people who would like to do photography as a subject and learn more about it.

Nikon D3300


This camera model was introduced in 2014 and it is still in production and very popular among the people who starts photography as a hobby. Nikon D3300 camera equips with a 24.2 Mega Pixel CMOS sensor and a 3 inch LCD screen. ISO range goes from 100 – 12,800 and a built-in flasher comes with this camera. Also you can video record from this camera at Full HD with a resolution of 1080p quality. This camera weighs about 460g and you can take 700 pictures at a one full charge. Currently this model is available for sale at around Rs. 59,500 with 18-55mm kit lens and you can find a second-hand one from Rs.50,000 and above.

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Canon EOS 1200D


This camera model can be introduced as the competitor to the Nikon D3300. This was introduced in the same year as Nikon D3300 and it equips with a 18 Mega Pixel CMOS Sensor. ISO range can be changed from 100-6400 a little below what Nikon has. You can do videography on this camera at the same resolution in Full HD 1080p quality while you can only take 500 shots at a one full charge of the camera. This model also has a built-in flasher on the top and the camera weighs only 480g. The price of a brand-new camera of this model is Rs.55,000 and above with a kit lens and a used one can be find at around Rs.45,000 with a lens.

Nikon D3200


This camera model was introduced before the Nikon D3300 and there is nothing much difference between these two camera models but few to be mentioned. One of the main difference is this camera weighs about 505g and it can take 4 frames per second. Also the ISO range differs from 100-6400. The brand-new price of this camera will be about Rs.54,000 with a kit lens and a second-hand camera can be found at around Rs.45,000 with a lens in Sri Lankan market.

Canon EOS 700D

This DSLR camera model was introduced in the beginning of 2013 and it got more features than the models described above. This model has a 18 mega pixel hybrid CMOS sensor and an advanced processor where the auto focus function is more developed and easily be used while taking a photo. Also it equips with a stereo microphone and high definition videography facility with a 3 inch touchscreen LCD capacitive display which can rotates and makes easy to change the settings. A brand-new camera with kit lens goes for Rs.71,000 and above while you can find a second-hand one for a cheaper price than that.

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We will be sharing more information about DSLR cameras in future and you can comment below what are your favorite camera models and the features that you most like.


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