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Top 10 Best DSLR ILC Cameras For Beginners 2013

Top 10 Best DSLR ILC Cameras For Beginners 2013 - Designed to be easy to use, packed full of features, these let you change lenses and expand and improve your photographic skill and image quality.

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Product : Lumix G6
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Top 10 Best Digital SLR or Interchangeable Lens Cameras for under or around £500, ideal for beginners, these Digital SLR and Mirrorless cameras are designed to be easy to use, affordable, and with lenses that you can change let you grow into different aspects of photography, whether it's for photographs of kids and family, or macro close up photography, you should be able to find a camera that suits you. 

We've included both Digital SLRs (DSLR), as well as Mirrorless cameras here, with the Digital SLR offering a true optical viewfinder, and the mirrorless cameras feature an electronic viewfinder, but Digital SLR styling and interchangeable lenses. 
 

1. Panasonic Lumix G6

Panasonic Lumix DMC G6 Large (2)

Panasonic Lumix G6 - Mirrorless: Panasonic like to call this the DSLM, with the M standing for Mirrorless. The cameras has a 16 megapixel sensor, 3inch vari-angle screen, Wi-Fi, 7fps continuous shooting, and built-in mic socket. Using the Micro Four Thirds lens mount there is access to a wide range of lenses.

The Panasonic Lumix G6 is available for £499

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2. Sony Alpha A37

Sony Alpha A37 Body And Lens

Sony Alpha A37 - DSLT (Digital SLR with electronic viewfinder) - 16 megapixel sensor, 2.7inch tilting screen, 5.5fps continuous shooting, mic socket, in camera image stabilisation and a compact body for a Digital SLR style camera. The A37 used the Sony Alpha lens mount.

The Sony Alpha A37 is available for £299

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3. Pentax K-30

Pentax K-30 A CrystalBlue 18-55

Pentax K-30 - DSLR - 16 megapixel sensor, 6fps continuous shooting, in camera image stabilisation as well as a weather-sealed body available in a number of different colours, ideal for those that want to continue taking photos regardless of the weather.

The Pentax K-30 is available for £459

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4. Pentax K-500

Pentax K500 DSLR (3)

Pentax K-500 - DSLR - 16 megapixel sensor, 6fps continuous shooting, in camera image stabilisation, this budget Digital SLR features a good level of rubber grip, although lacks the weather-sealing of it's siblings, the K-30 and K-50.

The Pentax K-500 is available for £349

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5. Samsung NX20

Samsung NX20 CSC

Samsung NX20 - Mirrorless - 20 megapixel sensor, 3inch vari-angle screen, 8fps continuous shooting, built in Wi-Fi, and NX lens mount, with a number of Samsung NX lenses available. 

The Samsung NX20 is available for £499

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6. Sony Alpha A58

Sony Alpha A58 DSLT (2)

Sony Alpha A58 - DSLT - 20 megapixel sensor, 2.7inch tilting screen, 5fps continuous shooting, electronic viewfinder, in camera image stabilisation and uses the Sony Alpha lens mount.

The Sony Alpha A58 is available for £329

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7. Nikon D5200

D5200 BK 18 55 Front

Nikon D5200 - DSLR - 24 megapixel sensor, 3inch vari-angle screen, 5fps continuous shooting, mic socket, full HD video, and stereo mics built in. Using the Nikon lens mount you have access to a wide range of Nikon lenses. 

The Nikon D5200 is available for £499

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8. Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200 White Background

Nikon D3200  - DSLR - 24megapixel sensor, 3inch screen, 4fps continuous shooting, the D3200 is designed to be easy to use. Using the Nikon lens mount you have access to a wide range of Nikon lenses. 

The Nikon D3200 is available for £339

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9. Canon EOS 100D

Canon Eos 100d With 18 55 Stm Lens (1)

Canon EOS 100D - DSLR - 18 megapixel sensor, 3inch touch-screen, mic socket, 4fps continuous shooting, hybrid focus, mic socket, full HD video recording and access to Canon EOS EF-S lenses.

The Canon EOS 100D is available for £480

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10. Sony Alpha 3000

Sony Alpha A3000 (2)

Sony Alpha 3000 - Mirrorless - 20 megapixel sensor, 4fps continuous shooting, the entry level camera is based on Sony's mirrorless camera system, and uses the Sony E-Mount.

The Sony Alpha 3000 is available for £279

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For more, see our Top 10 Best Digital SLRs regardless of price, or Top 10 Best Mirrorless Cameras if you want something as compact as possible.

You'll also need to buy a memory card and a case or bag to give your camera extra safety and protection - have a look at our complete guide to camera bags.

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