Viewfinder
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 28) 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
$290
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
$354
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
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
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13 EV
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
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500 ms startup delay
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Pentax K-50
$367
Entry-level DSLR, announced over a year ago
Pentax K-50
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
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
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0.61x
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Pentax K-30
$396
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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Canon EOS Rebel T5
$399
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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197 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
$399
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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Less 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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Sony SLT A58
$412
Entry-level DSLR, announced over 2 years ago
Sony SLT A58
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
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0.65x
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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Sensor shift
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
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8 fps
HDR
In-camera HDR
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Combines multiple exposures
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Nikon D3300
$420
Entry-level DSLR, announced over a year 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-500
$449
Entry-level DSLR, announced over a year ago
Pentax K-500
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
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
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0.61x
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Canon Rebel T4i
$525
Entry-level DSLR, announced over 2 years ago
Canon Rebel T4i
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
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1,040k dots
Touch screen
Touch screen
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Less buttons
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
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Great for movies
HDR
In-camera HDR
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Combines multiple exposures
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