Interested in a cheap entry level DSLR ? Here we've rounded up the the cheapest ten (out of 36) 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
Canon Rebel T3
$276 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
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Great battery life
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700 shots
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Built-in focus motor
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Autofocuses with more lenses
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Nikon D3100
$280 Entry-level DSLR, announced over 2 years ago
Nikon D3100
Screen size
Large screen
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3.0"
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
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400 ms startup delay
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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205 lenses
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Pentax K-500
$420 Entry-level DSLR, announced 11 months 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
$433 Entry-level DSLR, announced over a year 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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Canon Rebel T3i
$440 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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Sony SLT A58
$448 Entry-level DSLR, announced over a year ago
Sony SLT A58
Color depth
Great color depth
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23.3 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
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12.5 EV
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
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0.65x
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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Sensor shift
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Nikon D5100
$449 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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Sony SLT-A37
$479 Entry-level DSLR, announced over a year ago
Sony SLT-A37
Color depth
Great color depth
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23.3 bits
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
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Canon Rebel SL1
$489 Entry-level DSLR, announced over a year ago
Canon Rebel SL1
Screen size
Large screen
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3.0"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
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1,040k dots
Touch screen
Touch screen
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Less buttons
HDR
In-camera HDR
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Combines multiple exposures
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Nikon D3200
$497 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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