Interested in a cheap entry level DSLR ? Here we've rounded up the the cheapest ten (out of 24) 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.

Supports RAW
Movie format
Brand
Touch screen
Nikon D3200
$319 Entry-level DSLR, announced over 2 years ago
Nikon D3200
Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
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1,131 ISO
Overall image quality
Great image quality
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81.0
Color depth
Great color depth
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24.1 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
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13.2 EV
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Nikon D5100
$378 Entry-level DSLR, announced over 2 years ago
Nikon D5100
Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
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1,183 ISO
Overall image quality
Great image quality
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80.0
Color depth
Great color depth
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23.5 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
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13 EV
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Pentax K-50
$397 Entry-level DSLR, announced over a year ago
Pentax K-50
Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
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1,120 ISO
Overall image quality
Great image quality
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79.0
Color depth
Great color depth
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23.7 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
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13 EV
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Canon Rebel T3
$399 Entry-level DSLR, announced over 2 years ago
Canon Rebel T3
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
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300 ms startup delay
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
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197 lenses
Badge
Great battery life
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700 shots
Weight
Light-weight
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459 g
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Pentax K-500
$399 Entry-level DSLR, announced over a year ago
Pentax K-500
Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
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1,087 ISO
Overall image quality
Great image quality
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79.0
Color depth
Great color depth
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23.7 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
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13.1 EV
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Pentax K-30
$420 Entry-level DSLR, announced over 2 years ago
Pentax K-30
Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
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1,129 ISO
Overall image quality
Great image quality
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79.0
Color depth
Great color depth
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23.7 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
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13 EV
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Sony SLT-A37
$430 Entry-level DSLR, announced over 2 years ago
Sony SLT-A37
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
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12.9 EV
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
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0.71x
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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Sensor shift
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
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7 fps
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Sony SLT A58
$448 Entry-level DSLR, announced over a year ago
Sony SLT A58
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
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0.65x
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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Sensor shift
True resolution
High true resolution
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20.1 MP
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
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8 fps
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Canon EOS Rebel T5
$499 Entry-level DSLR, announced 9 months ago
Canon EOS Rebel T5
Screen size
Large screen
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3.0"
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
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Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
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197 lenses
Announced
New
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February, 2014
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Canon Rebel T3i
$499 Entry-level DSLR, announced over 2 years ago
Canon Rebel T3i
Screen size
Large screen
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3.0"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
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1,040k dots
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
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Great for movies
External mic jack
External mic jack
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Record higher quality audio with a microphone
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