5 Best Digital Cameras under 50000 in India for 2016

It just happened so fast, not with a blink, but yet the change was radical. Gone are the days when the photo journalists had to spend their whole day, work hard to get the photos and videos, which were out there on fringes.

Then the dismissals hit hard one day and with the new millennium a smart change occurred in the history of cameras. The first DSLR was introduced in 1999 by Nikon which was as Nikon D1 with 2.74 megapixel 23.7mm x 16.7mm CCD which gives basically gave a 2000×1312 picture resolution.

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The biggest advantage with the DSLRs is that they are pretty much loved by everyone and when compared to point and shoot cameras, the Digital SLRs provide a superior quality of images and advanced shooting capability.

If you own one, make sure you are aware of the functionality of your high end camera. This article comprises the features of five best cameras under 50000.

The most amazing and popular DSLRs, despite their most professional look, decided to cash in all the fancy filters of social photography platforms like Instagram. The great impact that these old school filters bring a personal touch to your clicks. You may want these filters sparingly, but you should still consider picture styles. Subtle options like monotone and faded color, at the very least, can produce amazing images under right circumstances.

Canon 600D/rebel T3i: Rs. 31,445

Ever since ‘Digital Rebel’ was introduced by Canon in 2003, the first economically priced DSLR, it has become a custom of continuously introducing refined and advanced digital cameras. After the arrival of EOS Rebel T2i, Canon launched an improvised version with a cost-saving budget.

This new kid on the block was EOS Rebel T31/600D, succinctly described as more enthusiast-oriented version. There is a variety of visual effects that can be applied to the images including the toy camera, fisheyeand other fake miniature looks. Also the ‘Video Snapshot’ feature allows us to produce complex and multi take movies without resorting to the computer editing.


Canon 600D features:

  • 18 Mega-pixel APS-C size CMOS sensor
  • ISO 100-6400 expandable to 12800
  • HD recording in 24, 25 and 30fps
  • Fully articulated 3’’ with 3:2 Clear View LCD
  • Integrated wireless control
  • ‘Video Snapshot’ mode for shooting short video snippets

With all these features together, it’s clear that Canon 600D is an incredible choice for a brilliant ergonomic little camera. For all the SLR new comers, you can jump onboard and try experimenting with awesome creative controls.


Nikon D5200: Rs. 46,950

The Nikon D5200 is an excellent ‘advanced beginner’ DSLR which sits between the base level D3200 and the professional D7100. With an articulated rear LCD and identical to its antecedent D5100, it has a redesigned rear multi selector. The expert grade AF systemand stereo microphone grills on the top of it makes it impressive combination of new features.

Offering a higher ISO range as compared to its predecessors, it also supports fast continuous shooting giving a processing boost over other digital cameras. Nikon D5200 touts valiant features and offers higher speed, better color reproduction and advanced noise reduction technique.

Nikon D5200 Features:24.1 Mega Pixel DX format CMOS sensor

  • EXPEED 3 processing
  • 5 fps continuous shooting
  • ISO 100-6400 standard & upto 25600 expanded
  • 39 point AF system, 9 sensors cross type
  • 1080p30 video recording, built in stereo mic
  • 2016 pixel RGB sensor
  • 921k dot 3’’ vari-angle LCD monitor and 170 degree viewing angle

The Nikon D5200 also has WU-1a wi-fi unit, which can be plugged into the camera’s port to wirelessly transfer the images to a smartphone. Also, it can be accessorized as a remote control for the camera along with the live view.

Nikon D3200: Rs.38,950

TheD3200 is Nikon’s latest advancement with the 24MP CMOS sensor and a tagged along larger 920k dot articulated LCD. With features like larger optical viewfinder, 1080/60p video shooting and built in Wi-Fi, it has clearly become the favorite choice for the photographers.

It basically presents the newcomers with some salient features which include a 24 megapixel CMOS sensor and a micro-phone socket system. Not just this, it also matches your requirements for a wonderful camera, with brilliant image quality and comfortable handling.


Nikon D3200 Features:

  • 24MP CMOS sensor
  • ISO 100-6400 (plus ISO 12,800-equivalent Hi1 setting)
  • Expeed 3 processing
  • 3.0″, 920k dot screen
  • Full HD 1080p30 video (with 25p and 24p options)
  • Microphone socket
  • Twin IR remote receivers
  • 4 frame-per-second continuous shooting
  • Guide mode

This Nikon camera may be a winner while comparing it to the existing rivals, but there are other options worth considering beyond just the brand names. With respect to the qualities of a DSLR, Ricoh Pentax K-50 offers twin control dials, a larger viewfinder and a weather sealed body. More to such innovations Olympus OM-D E-M10 offers electronic viewfinder and twin dials. Yet with a comparatively lesser price, Nikon D3200 proves to be a perfect choice.

Canon 700D/rebel T5i: Rs. 39,300

The latest addition to the novice oriented ‘Rebel’ editions, this is a pocket friendly camera which doesn’t compromise on required features. It is probably among the best choices for the best digital cameras under 50000. The EOS 700D replaced the short-lived 650D, but share effectively the same share in the market with its predecessor 600D.

The advancements were made in each of the features which satisfy the seasoned users who demand SLR too often. The frequent editions are launched in the market just because of the rise in the manufacturing of cameras with large sensor mirror-less feature.

Canon 700D/rebel T5i features:

  • 18MP APS-C ‘Hybrid CMOS’ sensor
  • ISO 100-12800 standard, 25600 expanded
  • Phase detection AF from imaging sensor for Live View and Video
  • Continuous autofocus in movie mode with subject tracking
  • 14-bit DIGIC 5 processor
  • 5 fps continuous shooting
  • 9 point AF system, all sensors cross type, central sensor F2.8 (from 60D)
  • 63 zone iFCL metering
  • 1080p30 video recording with built-in stereo mics
  • 1.04m dot 3:2 touch-sensitive vari-angle ClearView II LCD

Even an entry-level camera or a smartphone provides a quality picture. With headline specifications like 18 MP CMOS sensor and 3:2 flip out 1.04 dot screen, this camera just might steal your heart.

Sony SLT A58: Rs. 45,900

The Sony Alpha SLT –A58 is an economically priced SLT camera with an advanced 20MP sensor. It offers a quieter autofocus with a redesigned DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM II kit lens. An extension to its predecessor ‘A57’, it also supports new lock-on focus mode and Auto Object Framing mode.

This camera is your ideal partner for capturing instant pictures and grabbing the actions as they occur at the wonderful occasions. Also you can instantly select the ‘in camera’ visual effects from the mode dial and pick a palette of 15 artistic treatments such as mono, partial colors and toy camera.

Sony SLT A58 Features:

  • 1-megapixel Exmor™ APS HD CMOS Sensor
  • Lock-on Auto Focus
  • High-resolution, High-contrast OLED Tru-Finder™
  • Auto Object Framing
  • Quick AF Full HD Movie
  • 15-point AF system with 3 cross sensors

This innovation from Sony is the very first A-mount interchangeable lens camera which supports for various ‘Triluminous Color’. You may come across the dramatically vivid, ultra-realistic colors while taking videos and observe the difference on a Bravia TV with ‘Triluminous Display’.

Also, the interchangeable lens provides you an option of adding Translucent mirror technology if ever required.


[Featured Image Source: Sherman Geronimo-Tan]