There aren't as many companies actively making entry level Digital SLRs as there used to be, with Sony focused on SLT models like the A37
and Olympus preferring you buy a Micro Four Thirds camera such as the PEN E-PM2
. However, there are still people who would prefer to use the optical viewfinder and SLR form factor when out shooting. Here's a run down of four Digital SLRs available for under £400 with kit lens!
For more Digital SLR suggestions - have a look at our Best Entry-Level Digital SLR guide!
Nikon D3100 Digital SLR Front
- The Nikon D3100 is the cheapest Digital SLR with Full HD video and takes great images. 14.2 megapixels, 3 inch screen, Full HD video, 18-55mm VR (Vibration Reduction) Kit lens, 3fps continuous shooting, ISO100 to ISO12800. Read our full Nikon D3100 review
. £299 - Buy Online
Pentax K-r Digital SLR Front
- The Pentax K-r is the entry level model from Pentax, but it has an impressive continuous shooting speed of 6fps. 12.4 megapixels, 3 inch screen, 720p video, in camera Shake Reduction, 18-55mm kit lens, 6fps continuous shooting, ISO100 to ISO25600. Read our full Pentax K-r review
. £399 - Buy Online
Canon EOS 1100D Digital SLR Front
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. 12 megapixel sensor, 2.7 inch screen, 720p video, available with or without IS (Image Stabilisation) on the 18-55mm kit lens, 3.2fps continuous shooting, ISO100 to ISO6400. Read our full Canon EOS 1100D review
. £298 - Buy Online
Sony A390 Digital SLR Front
Sony Alpha A390
- This camera may be older than the others, but it's also one of the cheapest and the only model at this price point with a tilting screen. 14.2 megapixel sensor, 2.7 inch screen, no video, built in SteadyShot sensor, 18-55mm kit lens, 2.5fps continuous shooting, ISO100 to ISO3200. Read our full Sony Alpha A390 review
. £349 - Buy Online.
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