Best DSLR Cameras for beginners : Below $900

DSLR Cameras for beginners listed below are suitable for photography, videography, and perfect for vloggers.

Best DSLR Cameras for beginners: Below $900 are mentioned below. DSLR cameras have been widely used by lots of people to capture moments with friends and families. Below listed DSLR cameras for beginners will help you choose a budget DSLR camera to learn skills in photography and videography.


1.SONY A5100

SONY A5100 camera

DSLR camera for a beginner (sony a5100) is one of the best cameras a beginner can use for improvement.

The features are listed below.


Lens Mount: Sony E
Camera Format: APS-C (1.5x Crop Factor)
Pixels: Actual: 24.7 Megapixel
Effective: 24.3 Megapixel
Maximum Resolution: 6000 x 4000
Aspect Ratio: 3:2, 16:9
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Size: 23.5 x 15.6 mm
Image File Format: JPEG, Raw
Bit Depth: 14-Bit
Image Stabilization: None

Exposure Control:

ISO Sensitivity: Auto, 100 to 25600
Shutter Speed: Electronic Front Curtain Shutter
1/4000 to 30 Seconds
1/4000 to 1/4 Second in Movie Mode
Bulb Mode
Metering Method: Center-Weighted Average, Multi-Zone, Spot
Exposure Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation: -3 to +3 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
Metering Range: -1 to 20 EV
White Balance: Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Color Temperature Filter, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Incandescent, Shade, Underwater.
Continuous Shooting: Up to 6 fps at 24 MP for up to 75 Frames
Up to 3 fps at 24 MP for up to 75 Frames
Self-Timer: 2/10-Second Delay


Recording Limit: Up to 29 Minutes
Video Encoding: NTSC
Audio Recording: Built-In Microphone (Stereo)
Audio File Format: AAC-LC, AC3, Dolby Digital 2ch, Linear PCM (Stereo)


Focus Type: Auto and Manual Focus
Focus Mode: Automatic (A), Continuous-Servo AF (C), Direct Manual Focus (DMF), Manual Focus (M), Single-Servo AF (S)
Autofocus Points: Phase Detection: 179
Contrast Detection: 25
Autofocus Sensitivity: -1 to +20 EV

Viewfinder and Monitor:

Monitor Size: 3″
Monitor Resolution: 921,600 Dot
Monitor Type: 180° Tilting Touchscreen LCD


Built-In Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Fill Flash, Off, Rear Sync, Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Sync
Guide Number: 13.12′ / 4 m at ISO 100
Maximum Sync Speed: 1/160 Second
Flash Compensation: -2 to +2 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
Dedicated Flash System: TTL


Memory Card Slot: Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo Hybrid (UHS-I)
Connectivity: HDMI D (Micro), USB Micro-B (USB 2.0)
Wireless: Wi-Fi


Battery: 1 x NP-FW50 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.7 VDC, 1080 mAh
Dimensions (W x H x D): 4.3 x 2.5 x 1.4″ / 109.6 x 62.8 x 35.7 mm (Excluding Protrusions)
Weight: 9.98 oz / 283 g (Body with Battery and Memory)

Kit Lens:

Focal Length: 16 to 50mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 24 to 75mm)
Maximum Aperture: f/3.5 to 5.6
Minimum Aperture: f/22 to 36
Angle of View: 83° to 32°
Maximum Magnification: 0.21x
Minimum Focus Distance: 9.84″ / 25 cm
Optical Design: 9 Elements in 8 Groups
Diaphragm Blades: 7
Focus Type: Autofocus
Image Stabilization: Yes
Filter Size: 40.5 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L): 2.63 x 1.19″ / 66.7 x 30.2 mm
Weight: 4.1 oz / 116 g



2.Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS70

Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS70

Another DSLR camera for a beginner Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS70 is one of the best camera a beginner can use for improvement.

The features are listed below.



Body type:
Body type Compact
Max resolution 5184 x 3888
Image ratio w:h 1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels 20 megapixels
Sensor photodetectors 21 megapixels
Sensor size 1/2.3″ (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
Sensor type BSI-CMOS
Processor Venus Engine
ISO Auto, 80-3200 (expands to 6400)
Boosted ISO (maximum) 6400
White balance presets 4
Custom white balance Yes (2 slots)
Image stabilization Optical
Uncompressed format RAW
JPEG quality levels Fine, standard
Optics & Focus:
Focal length (equiv.) 24–720 mm
Optical zoom 30×
Maximum aperture F3.3–6.4
Digital zoom Yes (2X-4X)
Manual focus Yes
Normal focus range 50 cm (19.69)
Macro focus range cm (1.18)
Number of focus points 49
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Tilting
Screen size 3
Screen dots 1,040,000
Touch screen Yes
Screen type TFT LCD
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type Electronic
Viewfinder coverage 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.46×
Viewfinder resolution 1,166,000
Photography features:
Minimum shutter speed sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 sec
Maximum shutter speed (electronic) 1/16000 sec
Aperture priority Yes
Shutter priority Yes
Manual exposure mode Yes
Subject/scene modes Yes
Built-in flash Yes
Flash range 5.60 m (at Auto ISO)
External flash No
Flash modes Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
Continuous drive 10.0 fps
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, 3 shots / 10 secs)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation ±5 (at 1/3 EV steps)
AE Bracketing ±3 (3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
Videography features:
Resolutions 3840 x 2160 (30p), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Format MPEG-4, AVCHD
Microphone Stereo
Speaker Mono
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI Yes (micro-HDMI)
Microphone port No
Headphone port No
Wireless Built-In
Wireless notes 802.11 b/g/n
Remote control Yes (via smartphone)
Environmentally sealed No
Battery description Lithium-ion battery and charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 380
Weight (inc. batteries) 322 g (0.71 lb / 11.36 oz)
Dimensions 112 x 67 x 41 mm (4.41 x 2.64 x 1.61)
Other features:
Orientation sensor Yes
GPS None


3.Canon EOS Rebel SL2:

Canon EOS Rebel SL2

DSLR cameras for beginners (Canon EOS rebel SL2/200D) is one of the best camera a beginner can use for improvement. Photos in this camera can be shared through the app built by canon called canon camera connect.

The features are listed below.


Image Sensor:


22.3mm x 14.9 mm CMOS

Effective Pixels:

Approx. 24.20 megapixels

Total Pixels:

Approx. 25.80 megapixels

Aspect Ratio:


Low-Pass Filter:


Sensor Cleaning:

EOS integrated cleaning system

Colour Filter Type:

Primary Colour

Image Processor:




Lens Mount


Focal Length

Equivalent to 1.6x the focal length of the lens

Image Stabilisation

Optical Image Stabilizer on compatible lens

AF Modes:

AI Focus
AI Servo (AI Servo II algorithm)

ISO Sensitivity:

Auto (100-25600), 100-25600 (in whole stop increments) ISO can be expanded to H: 51200
ISO can be expanded to H: 25600



Electronically-controlled focal-plane shutter


30-1/4000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments), Bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)

White Balance


Automatic white balance with the imaging sensor

Custom White Balance:

Yes, 1 setting can be registered




Coverage (Vertical/Horizontal):

Approx. 95 %


Approx. 0.87x


Approx. 19 mm (from eyepiece lens center)

Dioptre Correction:

-3 to +1 m-1 (dioptre)

Focusing Screen:

Fixed (Translucent LCD screen for information overlay)

Eyepiece shutter

On strap

LCD Monitor


Vari angle touchscreen 7.7 cm (3.0″) 3:2 Clear View II TFT, approx. 1040 K sRGB dots


Approx. 100%

Viewing Angle (horizontally/vertically)

Approx. 170°

Brightness Adjustment

Adjustable to one of seven levels

Display Options

(1) Quick Control Screen
(2) Camera settings


Built-in Flash GN (ISO 100, meters):


Built-in Flash Coverage

up to 18mm focal length (35mm equivalent: approx. 29mm)

Auto, Manual flash

Flash Exposure Bracketing:

Yes, with compatible External Flash

Picture Styles

Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Fine Detail, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3)

Drive modes

Single, Continuous L, Continuous H, Self-timer (2s+remote, 10s +remote)

Continuous Shooting

Max. Approx. 5fps.

Live View Mode


Approx. 100% (horizontally and vertically)

Frame Rate

29.97 fps

Display Options

Grid overlay (x3), Histogram

RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording

RAW, RAW + L possible.


Movie Type

MP4 (Video: H.264 inter frame, Sound: Linear PCM / AAC, recording level can be manually adjusted by user.
MOV (Video: H.264 All-I Full HD, no sound) – time-lapse movie only

Movie Length

Max duration 29min 59sec

Other Features:

LCD Panel / Illumination

Yes / Yes

Intelligent Orientation Sensor


Playback zoom

1.5x – 10x

Highlight Alert


Firmware Update

Update possible by the user.



Hi-Speed USB


Wi-Fi (2.4GHz) Channels: IEEE802.11b, IEEE802.11g, IEEE802.11n


BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy Technology)




Video output (PAL/ NTSC) (integrated with USB terminal), HDMI mini output (HDMI-CEC compatible), External microphone (3.5mm Stereo mini-jack)



SD, SDHC, SDXC (UHS Speed Class 1 compatible)

Supported Operating System

PC & Macintosh

Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 (With Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 is installed)
Mac OS X 10.9 / 10.10 / 10.11 / 10.12

Power Source


1 x Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E17

Power Supply & Battery Chargers

AC Adapter AC-E6(N), DC coupler: DR-E18, Battery charger LC-E17

Price:500$ (USD)


4.Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600

DSLR cameras for beginners (Nikon D5600) is one of the best camera a beginner can use for improvement.


5.Fujifilm X-T20

Fujifilm X-T20

DSLR cameras for beginners (Fujifilm X-T20) is one of the best camera a beginner can use for improvement.


  Fujifilm X-T20
MSRP (body) $899
Sensor 24MP APS-C
Color filter X-Trans
Lens mount Fujifilm X
ISO range
Image stabilization Lens-based
AF system Hybrid1
LCD type Tilting
Touchscreen Yes
Viewfinder (magnification3) EVF (0.62x)
Max shutter speed
1/4000 sec (1/32,000)
Built-in flash Yes
Flash x-sync 1/180 sec
Burst rate
(with AF)
8 fps
Yes / No
Video UHD 4K @ 30p
Wireless Wi-Fi
Weather-sealed No
Battery life 350 shots
Dimensions 118 x 83 x 41mm
Weight 383 g


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