Best DSLR Cameras For Beginners

Love photography? Love traveling and taking tons of beautiful stunning photos? But all you could use is your smartphone? Wanting to get hold of a DSLR camera? That’s my thought to myself when I’m blogging about this.

So to enlighten you guys and also myself, this is a compilation of what’s the best DSLR cameras for us, beginners.


Source: Nikon Singapore


1. Nikon D3400

Nikon has always been one of the popular camera brands in Singapore, especially for DSLR cameras. And also has also one of the best DSLR camera beginners could get! It’s built on top of the Nikon D3300, with a sweet addition of Nikon’s SnapBridge technology, allowing you to share your photos with your phone via Bluetooth. This makes sharing of photos on your social media platforms a lot easier and faster!

This camera uses APS-C CMOS sensor, with 24.2 megapixels, an 11-point autofocus system, comes with a 3” screen and able to shoot Full HD 1080/60p videos. And whats more, it weighs only 395g only! It has an awesome battery life but the 3” screen doesn’t support touchscreen and there isn’t any microphone port.

This camera comes with a Guide Mode that allows beginners like me to get the hang of it easily. It’s a useful guide that gives real-time explanations of the features.

Nikon D3400 DSLR camera is retailing at S$749, which comes with an 18-55mm lens kit.

Source: Canon Singapore

2. Canon EOS 1300D

The other big brand for cameras, Canon has some superb DSLR for beginners, and this is one of them, the Canon EOS 1300D. It has an 18-megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor and DIGIC 4+, that’s able to capture images beautifully. Clear photos with little noise can be taken indoors and in low-light environments thanks to the DIGIC 4+ image.

It has a built-in Wi-Fi and NFC for simple uploads and sharing to your smartphones or laptops. This camera is also capable of remote shooting! Canon EOS 1300D has 9-point all cross-type autofocus system with 1 centre cross-type autofocus point. Similar to the Nikon D3400, it doesn’t have a touchscreen display.

Canon EOS 1300D weighs over 400g and is now selling at S$669 at major retailers and online.


Source: Sony Singapore


3. Sony a6000 E-mount with APS-C Sensor

This 24.3-megapixel camera with APS HD CMOS sensor is quite suitable for beginners, as it is easy to use, and there are lots of help provided by the camera itself.

You will be able to capture beautiful moments in almost any conditions with the help of a wide sensitivity range of ISO 100 to 25600. And it has 179 extremely accurate phase-detection AF points that cover nearly the entire image.

It has a tiltable 3″ display to help you when snapping a photo from low to high angle shooting. There’s also Wireless and NFC capability for you to sync your images and take photos using your phone.

This camera cost S$849, and with an addition 16-50mm Power Zoom lens, it will cost you S$1099, comes in 4 different colors for your preference.

With this 3 top DSLR cameras for beginners, which will you buy? Or will you just stick with the ever-changing smartphone cameras from Apple, Huawei, Sony and Samsung?


3 thoughts on “Best DSLR Cameras For Beginners

      1. Any camera can be used by beginner as long as there is a “Auto” exposure control. To answer your question “Yes” Advantage in this camera is its small size.


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