Hi, this is Haris! A content writer for different blogs and websites.
Nowadays, tons of DSLR cameras are readily available to choose from, but not all are built alike, and it can be a mess when choosing the best DSLR cameras.
Today we'll be looking at DSLRs in every budget range, so regardless of whether you're a professional or beginner in photography, I got you covered!
Moreover, products mentioned here are in no exact order, so be sure to stay tuned till the end; this way you won't miss anything. Let's get started!
1) Canon T7
Choosing a beginner-level DSLR camera can be tricky, especially for budding photographers
If you're searching for a balanced entry-level DSLR that takes beautiful photos and still stays within your budget, then Canon EOS Rebel T 7 could be your perfect choice.
It has all the features you would want from a Canon camera at a very affordable price.
This camera comes with a 24-megapixel sensor, which is the same sensor that you find in canons more expensive cameras, and despite this camera being an entry-level camera, it still does 14 BIT RAW.
Its autofocus system comes with cross-type sensors that allow the camera to better focus on subjects, even in low-light conditions.
As for building design quality, it is precisely what you would expect from a canon camera
The ergonomics are superb; the buttons are all exactly where they need to be, and the software is easy, simple to understand
Plus, it comes with a pretty decent 18-55mm kit lens, which is a good lens for someone who's just starting.
As for photos, the camera shoots at 3 FPS in continuous autofocus.
Which to be frank isn't fast enough to get action shots, but if you're just casually shooting your kids on vacation or capturing landscapes, you should be more than fine.
For video in Full HD, it does 24 and 30 frames per second, and if you want a little of slow mode, this camera also does 60 frames per second only in 720p.
The only thing this camera lacks is a 4k video recording, which is a must feature to have in a camera today, but it's a price to pay for otherwise an excellent entry-level DSLR.
Moreover, the autofocus in photo mode works just fine, and you should not have any issues, but when it comes to video, the autofocus is pretty bad.
So, if you're going to be shooting video on this, I would recommend changing the focus yourself.
However, Canon is known for having excellent autofocus. The issue is just the fact that this is an entry-level camera, so if you want better autofocus, I would recommend looking into the canon T7i.
Reduced overall weight because of designed with aluminium alloy and polycarbonate.
The autofocus in this camera is pretty basic, especially for video.
Higher price with limited features as compared to other Canon cameras.
Decent battery timing (about 4 to 6 hours on a single charge)
Its Missing internal GPS.
Restricted noise during the shoot.
No 4k video available because of entry-level DSLR.
From a fantastic touchscreen, great autofocus, and excellent picture quality, Canon T7 has everything. This camera won't let you down if you're a hobbyist or a beginner.
2) Nikon D80
Nikon D80 can be your choice for the best DSLR camera for photography and can be easily included in the list for Top 10 Nikon cameras of all time.
For photographers who continuously look for excellent shot quality in a top-tier DSLR than this camera is a must.
Being a professional camera, it's priced under $2,800 but it's worth your price for capturing ultra-detailed photos.
Unlike Nikon D3500, it is equipped with 4k UHD and 1080p up to 120FPS for super slow-motion playbacks.
It offers 45 Megapixel Sensor that shoots at seven frames per second or nine and pairs with 14 BIT RAW codec, explicitly made for pro shooters.
With its burst shooting feature (up to 9FPS), it can easily throw its competitors in, giving you extra flexibility to find that perfect shot in speedy environments. Making it ideal for studios as well as wildlife photography.
Nikon D80 is meant for the top of the top things like top commercials, Vogue magazine, and even billboards.
We can see the level of professionalism in its design. This camera its self is built like a tank, and it's ergonomically set up for pro-environments.
The tilting LCD touchscreen is a delicate touch for tripod users, giving them more stability along with more versatility for their display.
Even if you're only a smartphone user, it will allow you to adjust autofocus, shutter, and control menu navigation in no time.
Being a professional camera, Nikon D80 has minor drawbacks.
It struggles a bit in low-light, however, this isn't the kind of camera you would use outside of a studio environment unless you're doing wildlife photography.
This camera is also pretty bulky, and if you want excellent resolution without all that heft, I'd recommend looking for Nikon Z6. It's with the same sensor but a mirrorless style body, so you don't get all that heft.
Some users faced shutter issues during the 4k video shooting.
It even lacks wireless connection and face-detection in focus, other than that it's a perfect camera for professional photographers.
Its fast-responsive screen is straightforward to use.
Strong distortion and ineffective pre-setting in low light conditions.
Impressive, even in low light conditions due to full-frame sensors.
Absence of wireless connectivity.
Provides high definition images up to 32,000 ISO.
Below average stutter speeds as compared to other Nikon models.
It has dual SD card slots plus its weather sealed.
The Nikon D80 provides the best photo quality in a camera that is also intuitive and easy to use.
The amount of resolution you get with this camera is unmatched. If you do wildlife photography or any photography that uses low light or high ISO, this camera will not let you down!
3) Canon 90D
If you're a content creator or work for any other video sharing sites, then Canon EOS 90D is a perfect choice.
What sets this camera apart is the design. As this camera was designed explicitly for filmmakers, it does little things right that make a massive difference for filmmakers.
It can be a perfect choice for making documentaries, educational content, vlogging, and anyone that needs a semi-professional camera with the classic Canon look.
Canon 90 D has a 32-megapixel APS-C size sensor, which is a high resolution for that sensor size, along with a powerful digit eight image processor that takes stunning photographs
Speaking of photos, it does ten frames per second, which is pretty impressive because it's a 32-megapixel sensor.
The one thing that I love about this camera is the enhanced dual-pixel autofocus.
Because of the newer image processor in this camera, you get to make the most out of the autofocusing system.
For video, it does 24 up to 60 frames per second in Full HD and has a specialty mode where it allows the user to shoot 120 frames per second for super slow motion.
Plus, this camera does 4k without a crop which is a tremendous deal and a first for Canon. it 4ks durable as compared to other high-end Canon cameras
With its Top- LCD screen, you can look down, see your shutter speed, aperture, ISO, drive mode without messing up any of your settings.
It even includes eye detection autofocus, but this feature can struggle a bit compared to DSLRs with more sophisticated technology.
Last but not least, this camera uses the LP 6 battery, which is Canon's best battery. It will readily give you four to five hours of continuous shooting if not an entire day.
The only thing that stops this camera from being perfect is a cinema profile, however, it's not that hard to install CineStyle or a pro lost image profile
Also, the 90D comes with an 18 to 135 kit lens, which is not an impressive focal length.
Similarly, it doesn't have any built-in stabilization which would come in handy for running gunshots and vlogging. However, Canon intends to put all their stabilization in their lenses, so make sure you have a stabilized lens.
Include standard autofocus technology for fast subject tracking.
Eye detection autofocus not as strong as other Canon cameras.
Variety of lens options make it the best DSLR camera for YouTube.
In low light conditions, the kit lens is not that effective.
Superior grip and robust body, which provides stability during a documentary.
USB charging and Zebra stripes are not included.
Efficient battery life.
SD card slot is limited to one.
Not only it provides you with an APS-C sensor that is too high resolution, but you will also get all the frame rates, fast and reliable face tracking plus a unique focus mode.
All these perks at an attractive price and honestly, I can't recommend this camera enough!
4) Canon 5D Mark 4
Now, let's move into high-end cameras. Canon 5D Mark 4 is made for the hardcore enthusiasts and of course professionals, which for the longest time was Canon's best video camera.
It features a 30-megapixel full-frame sensor, which is perfect for a larger pixel count in full-frame.
Just a reminder, if you're doing any professional work I highly recommend switching over to a full-frame sensor because of larger sensors you get less noise, more detail, and more dynamic range.
This camera does seven frames per second in continuous focus mode. This gives you very accurate autofocus tracking and guaranteed consistency in each shot.
As for the video, it does Full HD from 24 up to 60 frames per second, and it does 120 frames per second sadly in 720p, which is more than enough for perfect photography.
It also provides a 61-Point Autofocus system with 41 cross points, which will not only expand your coverage but make focusing sharp.
This camera has canons dual pixel autofocus which is fabulous in both photos and videos. Much like the 90D, the Canon 5D Mark 4 is going to give you outstanding results.
When it comes to photos, the autofocus is fast and reliable, and in terms of video, the face tracking is superb.
This camera does do 4k on both 23 and 30 frames per second; however, it does that with a 1.7 x crop, which makes it not ideal.
With all these features, it's also understandable why the mark IV is quite expensive. But for those with a tight budget Canon EOS 90D might be a better solution, especially if you're a casual photographer.
Similarly, this camera uses motion JPEG or H264 to record its videos, which aren't effective because they take up so much space on your card.
CF cards are not cheap either. So, if you're going to be shooting with this camera always, you will require a lot of hard drive space, but you're going to get gorgeous images.
Well suited for professional photographers.
Expensive because of numerous features.
Its built-in GPS offers to the tag of videos and photos with satellite-based Universal Timecode.
It limits HDMI output to 1080p.
Addition of touch autofocus makes it convenient
Massive camera with a lower frame rate.
Provides 4K video..
However, because of fantastic photo and video quality in 4k, Canon 5D Mark 4 is loved by both professionals and enthusiasts.
It can be easily said that Canon Mark IV can easily out-number any DSLR camera in 2020, thanks to the incredible set of hardware and professional outlook.
5) Fuji XT3
The last camera on our list is Fuji XT3, which can be known as the Best camera for live streaming.
This camera has a 26-megapixel APS-C size sensor, and it's clean up to 10,000 ISO.
Fuji XT3 shoots at 20 frames per second so it can pretty much handle anything you throw at it
The best thing I like about Fuji cameras is their color science (Analog-Digital). It's really impressive how to clean Fuji cameras are even high in ISOs.
Fuji has taken that photography color science, turned it into a digital algorithm, and put it in their modern digital cameras.
So, when you shoot with the fuji camera. You get images that are very close to the vintage 35-millimeter film, or you're just going to get colors that you usually can not get from any other brand.
Moreover, it comes with an option for boost mode.
Boost mode, if you didn't know, doesn't make your camera work faster. But it gives you a small edge in autofocus and slightly faster frame rates.
Its battery performance mainly depends upon the type of user. If you use it in standard mode, it should last you a few hours, but if you use it in boost mode, you'll be lucky to get two hours out of it.
Last but not least, the design of the Fuji camera is unique
Everything on this camera made to invoke a 35-millimeter vintage feel. The shutter button is on its dial, and the aperture is manual, so you turn it on the lens by yourself.
It has a front and a back wheel to change your shutter and aperture digitally. But if you prefer the vintage feel, then you can use the vintage buttons or even the dials. It's really up to you.
Fuji camera is despite looking super stylish, they are weather-sealed, and so you're good to go to any environment you want with these cameras
Although the weather sealing is not quite the same as the Canon cameras.
The only thing that disappoints about this camera is the autofocus system.
Frankly, it's not that bad by any means, but it's not on the same level as a Canon autofocusing system or the Sony autofocus
The camera, however, does well in single focus mode, but in tracking subjects, it struggles a bit.
Similarly, the key feature of this camera is missing is In-body stabilization. But thankfully Fuji puts their stabilization in their lenses, so despite shooting in low-light you will still get very stable images.
Burst mode included providing more flexibility
Touch input is a bit over sensitive.
Provides full HD and UHD videos in 4K.
Defective handgrip, especially when using heavier lenses.
Includes 3 USB ports along with a separate headphone jack.
Fails at HD quality in low light conditions.
Built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi for enhanced connectivity
Can be the best waterproof camera.
Fuji XT3 is exceptionally well designed in ergonomics and build-quality.
I would only recommend this camera to somebody that wants the robust design of a DSLR in their video camera.
In short, it will more than get the job done.
Selecting the best DSLR totally depends upon your area of expertise, type of environment as well as budget range.
So, choose wisely and shoot majestically!
Let me know down in the comments, which camera will you consider?
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