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Top 7 Best Budget Entry-Level Digital SLRs

Top 7 Best Budget Entry-Level Digital SLRs - Here are the top 7 best entry level Digital SLRs currently available that have been reviewed by ePHOTOzine.

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Category : Digital SLRs
Product : Sony Alpha A37
Price : £157
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ePHOTOzine has reviewed all of the current entry level Digital SLRs available, and here are the top 7 best entry level Digital SLRs currently available based on our in-depth reviews. Here we highlight some of the best features of each model so you should be able to find a camera capable of delivering high image quality and speedy performance.

1. Sony A37

Sony Alpha A37 Body And Lens

The Sony Alpha A37 is an extremely capable Digital SLR / SLT packed full of features including a tilting screen, full HD video, and it produces excellent images with bright saturated colour and very good detail, with quick focusing and great value for money.

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2. Pentax K-30

Pentax K30 With 40mm Limited (1)

The Pentax K-30 offers a vast array of features including 6fps continuous shooting, built-in HDR creation, electronic level, and a weather sealed and compact body, all for a very reasonable price, making it the cheapest weather sealed Digital SLR available.

BUY NOW - £413
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3. Nikon D5100

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The Nikon D5100 may be an older model, but it is now available at a budget price of £400 with kit lens, and features the well respected 16 megapixel CMOS sensor from the Nikon D7000, offering excellent low light, low noise photography with excellent dynamic range, further enhanced with Active D-lighting, and built in HDR mode.

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4. Canon EOS 600D

Canon EOS 600D

The Canon EOS 600D may have been updated with the Canon EOS 650D, but the Canon EOS 600D is now available for just £429 and is capable of delivering excellent 18 megapixel images with an excellent 3 inch tilting screen and geat handling.

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5. Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200 Front 2

Nikon D3200 is the update to the entry level D3100, with a new 24.2 megapixel sensor, which is impressive for an entry level Digital SLR, with a solid build, even though it is made of plastic, you can also get the D3200 in red and image quality doesn't disappoint.

BUY NOW - £415
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6. Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100 Front

The Nikon D3100 may be getting older as time goes on, but it is still an excellent camera with a 14 megapixel sensor,3 inch screen, Full HD video, 18-55mm VR (Vibration Reduction) Kit lens, 3fps continuous shooting, and ISO100 to ISO12800.

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7. Canon EOS 1100D

Canon EOS 1100D

The Canon EOS 1100D is made of plastic, and that shows, but it also means it's one of the cheapest new DSLRs available. It features a 12 megapixel sensor, 2.7 inch screen, 720p video, and is available with or without IS (Image Stabilisation) on the kit lens.

BUY NOW - £298
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Once you've found the ideal budget Digital SLR, make sure you find the right memory card with our complete guide to memory cards, also it's a good idea to pick up some protection for your camera, you can find the best bag in our complete guide to camera bags and cases. Prices correct at time of publishing.

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I think the Canon EOS Rebel SL1 is the best entry level dslr in 2013 considering that it is the lightest and smallest of all dlsrs to date. There are also great features that are perfect for those who are new to photography. Smile

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