Top 3 Best Cheap DSLR Cameras on a Budget

So smartphones come with some pretty impressive cameras these days. However, even cheap DSLR cameras can take your photography to the next level by unlocking so many more possibilities.

The good thing about cheap DSLR cameras is that you don’t need to buy an expensive camera in order to get good quality pictures. A cheap camera body paired with a good lense will often get just as good results as a DSLR camera body that is worth thousands. The big difference with the more expensive bodies will usually be a full frame sensor, which most don’t need and extra features, such as higher shutter speeds.

1. Nikon D3400 DSLR Camera

This is Nikon’s budget level DSLR and packs a lot of features for the cheap price that they are asking for it. The Nikon D3400 camera brings some upgrades over it’s older sibling, the Nikon D3300, which was also a class-leading DSLR camera. The D3400 adds Bluetooth support, increased low light performance, higher maximum ISO from 12800 to 25600, smartphone remote and a better battery life.

Having smartphone support on an entry level budget DSLR like this is absolutely amazing and means you don’t need to bother with the hassle of buying external shutters. It also allows you to upload your photos straight away without the hassle of uploading everything to your computer if you just want to post a quick picture to facebook.

Another reason the Nikon D3400 takes the top spot is because of the massive range of lenses available to Nikon in general. Between the extensive range of Nikon lenses and even more extensive range of aftermarket lenses from manufacturers such as Tamron and Sigma, let’s just say you won’t be struggling to find a lense to fit your budget and needs.

Nikon D3400 Key Specs

  • 24.2 Megapixels
  • 3-inch, 921,000 dots Screen
  • 5FPS Continuous Shutter Speed
  • Superb Battery Life
  • 11 AF Points

2. Canon EOS 750D DSLR Camera

So we are taking a little step up in price here with the Canon 750D, it isn’t as cheap as the Nikon D3400 however, you are getting a few extra features packed in.

So what are we getting for the extra money with the 750D? Well, there’s Wi-Fi built in. There is also a flip touch screen which makes controlling the camera via the touchscreen easier and makes selfies that much easier!. You also get accurate subject tracking built in which is something still relatively new to DSLR Cameras.

Another important upgrade is the increase of AF points to 19 points, which will make it much easier to frame subjects accurately.

Cannon also matches Nikon in the lens department with an insane number of OEM and aftermarket lenses available.

If Canon 750D DSLR fit’s your budget then we would definitely recommend it.

Canon EOS 750D Key Specs

  • 24.2 Megapixels
  • 3-inch, 1,040,000 dots articulating touch screen
  • 5FPS Continuous Shutter Speed
  • 19 AF Points

3. Nikon D5600 DSLR Camera

So we are at the upper end of the budget entry-level DSLR cameras. The Nikon D5600 DSLR isn’t quite as cheap as the Canon 750D but packs on some extra features to make up for it. The Nikon D5600 competes directly with the Canon 800D for specs and budget.

The Nikon D5600 has the same 24.2-megapixel sensor as it’s little brother, the Nikon D3400. However, this camera comes with flipping and tilting touch screen, making taking images from any angle possible, including taking selfies!.

The Nikon D5600 also comes with an impressive 39 point AF with 3D object tracking. Which is a great step up from it’s little brother.

You also get the same Bluetooth support for uploading images straight from the camera to your computer or mobile device.

Overall the Nikon D5600 is a well-rounded DSLR, with plenty features to keep even professional photographers happy.

Nikon D5600 Key Specs

  • 24.2 Megapixels
  • 3-inch, 1,036,800 dots articulating touch screen
  • 5FPS Continuous Shutter Speed
  • Superb Battery Life
  • 39 AF Points


So here are my top 3 cameras. You really won’t be disappointed with any of these cameras and you should pick the one that fits your budget. If you are new to photography then it makes sense to pick any of these cheap budget DSLR Cameras and spend more money later on Camera Lenses, as the image quality relies much more heavily on the quality of the lense than the camera body.

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