Supports RAW
Viewfinder
Movie format
Brand
Touch screen

Interested in one of the best entry level DSLR ? Here we've rounded up the the best ten (out of 27) entry level DSLRs . Some of the top manufacturers of entry level DSLRs are Nikon, Canon and Pentax.

Entry level DSLR

Entry level DSLRs offer a good compromise between ease of use and power. Entry level DSLRs can be used in full automatic mode if you want, or you can start to learn more about photography and use controls such as aperture, shutter, ISO and more.

DSLR

Digital SLRs (also called DSLRs) are the digital equivalent of the old film SLRs. SLR cameras all have interchangeable lenses, and an optical viewfinder that lets you look through the lens and see exactly what the camera will capture when you take a photo.

Pentax K-3
$800
Entry-level DSLR, announced over a year ago
Pentax K-3
Screen size
Large screen
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3.2"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
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1,037k dots
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
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0.62x
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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Sensor shift
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Nikon D7100
$997
Entry-level DSLR, announced over a year ago
Nikon D7100
Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
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1,256 ISO
Overall image quality
Great image quality
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83.0
Movie format
Full HD
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1080p @ 60fps
Color depth
Great color depth
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24.2 bits
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Nikon D5300
$697
Entry-level DSLR, announced over a year ago
Nikon D5300
Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
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1,338 ISO
Overall image quality
Great image quality
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83.0
Movie format
Full HD
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1080p @ 60fps
Color depth
Great color depth
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24 bits
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Pentax K-5 II
$659
Entry-level DSLR, announced over 2 years ago
Pentax K-5 II
Overall image quality
Great image quality
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82.0
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
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14.1 EV
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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Sensor shift
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
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Shoot in extreme weather
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Pentax K-50
$337
Entry-level DSLR, announced over a year ago
Pentax K-50
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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Sensor shift
Light sensitivity
High ISO
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51,600 ISO
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
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Shoot in extreme weather
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
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162 ms shutter lag
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Pentax K-30
$370
Entry-level DSLR, announced over 2 years ago
Pentax K-30
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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Sensor shift
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
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Shoot in extreme weather
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
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162 ms shutter lag
Lowest price
Low price
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$369.99
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Pentax K-500
$449
Entry-level DSLR, announced over a year ago
Pentax K-500
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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Sensor shift
Light sensitivity
High ISO
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51,600 ISO
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
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162 ms shutter lag
Lowest price
Low price
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$449.00
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Pentax K-5 IIs
$497
Entry-level DSLR, announced over 2 years ago
Pentax K-5 IIs
Overall image quality
Great image quality
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82.0
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
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14.1 EV
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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Sensor shift
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
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Shoot in extreme weather
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Nikon D5200
$480
Entry-level DSLR, announced over 2 years ago
Nikon D5200
Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
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1,284 ISO
Overall image quality
Great image quality
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84.0
Movie format
Full HD
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1080p @ 60fps
Color depth
Great color depth
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24.2 bits
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Pentax K-S1
$565
Entry-level DSLR, announced 6 months ago
Pentax K-S1
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
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0.63x
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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Sensor shift
Light sensitivity
High ISO
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51,200 ISO
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
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Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
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