Movie format
Supports RAW
Brand
Touch screen

Interested in a cheap entry level DSLR ? Here we've rounded up the the cheapest ten (out of 26) 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.

Nikon D3200
$249
Entry-level DSLR, announced over 2 years ago
Nikon D3200
Overall image quality
Great image quality
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81.0
Color depth
Great color depth
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24.1 bits
True resolution
High true resolution
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24.1 MP
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
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400 ms startup delay
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Nikon D3300
$294
Entry-level DSLR, announced over 2 years ago
Nikon D3300
Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
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1,385 ISO
Overall image quality
Great image quality
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82.0
Movie format
Full HD
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1080p @ 60fps
Color depth
Great color depth
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24.3 bits
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Pentax K-50
$295
Entry-level DSLR, announced over 2 years ago
Pentax K-50
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
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0.61x
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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  1. 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
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Pentax K-S1
$300
Entry-level DSLR, announced over a year ago
Pentax K-S1
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
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0.63x
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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  1. Sensor shift
Light sensitivity
High ISO
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51,200 ISO
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
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5.4 fps
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Nikon D5200
$324
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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Canon EOS Rebel T5
$330
Entry-level DSLR, announced over a year ago
Canon EOS Rebel T5
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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220 lenses
Announced
New
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February 2014
Weight
Light-weight
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480 g
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Canon Rebel SL1
$360
Entry-level DSLR, announced over 2 years ago
Canon Rebel SL1
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
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1,040k dots
Touch screen
Touch screen
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Fewer buttons
HDR
In-camera HDR
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Combines multiple exposures
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
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Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
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Pentax K-30
$400
Entry-level DSLR, announced over 2 years ago
Pentax K-30
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
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0.61x
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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  1. Sensor shift
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
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Shoot in extreme weather
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
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6 fps
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Nikon D5300
$407
Entry-level DSLR, announced over 2 years 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-S2
$439
Entry-level DSLR, announced over a year ago
Pentax K-S2
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
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0.62x
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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  1. Sensor shift
Light sensitivity
High ISO
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51,200 ISO
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
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Shoot in extreme weather
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