Cheapest DSLR with Live view
Canon EOS Rebel T6 The Canon EOS Rebel T6 is the least expensive digital SLR we've seen with live view functionality, at $325.00.

Some DSLRs do not let you see the photo you are about to take on the screen, instead you have to use the viewfinder. Most modern DSLRs have live view, which lets you see the photo you're about to take on the screen.

Liveview Example

The following image illustrates the difference between a camera that has liveview and that which does not. In this instance the Nikon D80 did not have liveview and was replaced by the D90 which does provide liveview - as you can see the D90 allows you to preview the picture on the LCD without using the viewfinder while the D80 does not. With the D80 the only way to see what you're taking a picture of is to look through the viewfinder.

Nikon D80 vs D90 Live View Capability
photo illustrating the difference between the D80 and D90 liveview mode This illustration demonstrates a camera with and without liveview in this case the Nikon D80 without liveview and the D90 with liveview.

Entry Level SLRs with Live view

The following are some of the best entry level digital SLR cameras that include live view functionality.

Nikon D7200
Nikon D7200
from $782
Screen resolution High resolution screen Help
1,228k dots
Overall image quality Great image quality Help
Low light performance Low noise at high ISO Help
1,333 ISO

Learn more about the Nikon D7200

Pentax K-3 II
Pentax K-3 II
from $400
Screen size Large screen Help
Continuous shooting Rapid fire Help
8.3 fps
Movie format Full HD Help
1080p @ 60fps

Learn more about the Pentax K-3 II

Canon EOS Rebel T6s
Canon EOS Rebel T6s
from $1,099
Touch screen Touch screen Help
Fewer buttons
Screen flips out Flip-out screen Help
Great for movies
Cross type focus points Many cross-type focus points Help

Learn more about the Canon EOS Rebel T6s

Pentax K-S2
Pentax K-S2
from $499
Viewfinder size Large viewfinder Help
Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
Shoot in extreme weather
Shutter lag Barely any delay taking photos Help
124 ms shutter lag

Learn more about the Pentax K-S2

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