Best Digital Cameras- Photography is an art that expresses inner feelings of heart and imagination. Cameras are the tool to capture those moments, just like an artist use paint brush to colour their canvas. The method of capturing metaphors with a camera now easier, quicker and portable.

Mostly there is a question in mind,” What is the Best Digital Cameras within budget?” Well, a market has a giant list of cameras versions. While purchasing, consider product should be flexible, fast and have multiple options to get best results.  DSLR cameras provide a comprehensive solution in terms of a bigger image sensor to give more control over the shot and produce a high-quality image.  It is not only the choice of Professional photographers, but also intermediate users and beginners are trying to approach the ability to capture clear, awesome images.

Here is the list of cheaper Best Digital Cameras that comes in a range of $1000.


Nikon D7200 ($997):

Nikon D7200
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To go on your way you need to know certain steps to operate a camera. D72-100 DSLR camera introduced in 2015 and it replaced by the d70-100. D72-100 and d70-100 almost identical in use except for some advanced features. To stay within price limit of $1000 with a lens of 18-105mm or 18-140mm, buy the D7100 otherwise, D72-100 push your price higher with a selection of 18-105mm kit.

Nikon D7200 has inherited autofocus from its Nikon professional cameras, advanced options for audio control to give more comfort for the video shoot. It includes several other functions for light hunting pictures and smooth time –lapse movies. It can Shoot at up to 6 fps in DX format, and at up to 7 fps in a 1.3x crop.

Basic Specifications
Full model name: Nikon D7200
Resolution: 24.20 Megapixels
Sensor size: APS-C
(23.5mm x 15.6mm)
Kit Lens: 7.78x zoom
18-140mm
(27-210mm eq.)
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD
Native ISO: 100 – 25,600
Extended ISO: 100 – 25,600
Shutter: 1/8000 – 30 seconds
Max Aperture: 3.5 (kit lens)
Dimensions: 5.3 x 4.2 x 3.0 in.
(136 x 107 x 76 mm)
Weight: 44.3 oz (1,256 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Availability: 04/2015
Manufacturer: Nikon

Image Presentation:

D7200 is a fast versatile DSLR camera that captures your imagination in 24 megapixel, which is rich detailed of life and this depth of sharpness you will see in low light ISO images. In natural light, the camera’s colours are pleasingly saturated.

Good:

  • Improved image quality especially in low light
  • Better and fasting autofocusing
  • Camera body 18-1:40 zoom lens
  • A charger for the camera battery
  • A camera menu
  • A faster burst rate
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Weather sealing (for outdoor photography)
  • Take Beautiful photos /Shoot video
  • Smaller in size
  • 100% viewfinder coverage

Bad:

  • Lcd Screen can’t rotate.
  • Below average level Wi-Fi performance.

Canon EOS Rebel T6i­­ ($749 with 18-55mm lens)

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

As you know photography itself the science of art that shows your perception and vision. Canon Eos Rebel T6i has the ability to help promote your skills and technique. It is not groundbreaking camera, Canon introduces new features with true DSLR characteristics resulting in a very nice images. It has brand new 24.2MP sensor, faster DIGIC processor, an upgraded 19-point AF system. Instead of this, it has versatile options against the basic T5. You can capture crystal images with fully articulating 3-inch touch screen as well Built-in Wi-Fi helps to share those images on different compatible devices.

Basic Specifications
Full model name: Canon EOS Rebel T6i (EOS 750D)
Resolution: 24.20 Megapixels
Sensor size: APS-C
(22.3mm x 14.9mm)
Kit Lens: 3.06x zoom
18-55mm
(29-88mm eq.)
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD
Native ISO: 100 – 12,800
Extended ISO: 100 – 25,600
Shutter: 1/4000 – 30 seconds
Max Aperture: 3.5 (kit lens)
Dimensions: 5.2 x 4.0 x 3.1 in.
(132 x 101 x 78 mm)
Weight: 27.4 oz (776 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Availability: 04/2015
Manufacturer: Canon

Image Presentation:

Cannon shoot continuously at up to 5fps. It produces more accurate result with improving colour detection and pleasing skin tones. Its ISO value is expanded 100- 28,00.

To 100-25,600. But noise levels are same. Anyway shooting with the camera gives the closer look of nature.

Good:

  • Fine image quality with great colour
  • Built-in flash.
  • Lightweight.
  • Touchscreen and button/dial control combination.
  • Wi-Fi and NFC built-in.
  • Vari-angle screen.

Bad:

  • Below average battery life
  • Image result not satisfactory at low light.
  • Cannon t6i unable to match the D5500 for detail resolution.

Nikon D5500 Camera­­ $696.95:

Nikon 5500 is the best suitable camera for families, kids and travel photography. With a primary kit of 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 II lens, the weight becomes lighter and smaller in size to become a collapsible model.  D5500 is the updated version of D5300 with some modification in design makes super-fast and easy to handle using touch screen display, maintains its position as a great general-purpose DSLR.

Built-in Wi-Fi feature in DD500 transfer images to a mobile phone using the Nikon Wireless Mobile Utility app as well it also gives you control the shutter wirelessly.

Basic Specifications
Full model name: Nikon D5500
Resolution: 24.20 Megapixels
Sensor size: APS-C
(23.5mm x 15.6mm)
Kit Lens: 7.8x zoom
18-140mm  VR lens
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD
Native ISO: 100 – 25,600
Extended ISO: 100 – 25,600
Shutter: 1/4000 – 30 seconds
Max Aperture: 3.5 (kit lens)
Dimensions: 4.9 x 3.8 x 2.8 in.
(124 x 97 x 70 mm)
Weight: 23.6 oz (668 g) 
includes batteries, kit lens
Availability: 02/2015
Manufacturer: Nikon

Image Presentation:

The colour, contrast, and sharpness of D5500 metaphors produce brilliant JPEGs. At ISO 3200 value with low light produce fine results without losing the detail and colour shift of an image. If you want to highlight or shadow detail then it is better to shoot raw images.

DD500 deliver elegant video quality which is better than sports and vacation shots. It supports 1080/60p recording and adding more control on postproduction Nikon D5500 offer ‘Flat Picture Control’ for easier colour grading.

Good:

  • Wonderful image quality with ultra-sharp, colors.
  • Built-in flash.
  • Lightweight.
  • Superb touch screen and interface design for effortless handling.
  • Fast and competent autofocus.

Bad:

  • Slow live-view autofocus
  • Lacks built-in GPS of the predecessor D5300
  • Limited Wi-Fi app functions
  • Built-in Mic picks up stray sounds

Nikon D3400 ($ 564):

Nikon D3400

Nikon 3400 camera ideal for initial and intermediate users. Due to it compacts body, lightweight and easy to carry. It is an updated version of d3300 with certain enhancements in features.  You can freeze moments with faster and smoother different autofocus modes including non-stop shooting typical kids, pets and travel photography. The camera produces very good photo and video quality in low light with its true colours.

Basic Specifications
Full model name: Nikon D3400
Resolution: 24.20 Megapixels
Sensor size: APS-C
(23.5mm x 15.6mm)
Kit Lens: 3.06x zoom
18-55mm
(27-83mm eq.)
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD
Native ISO: 100 – 25,600
Extended ISO: 100 – 25,600
Shutter: 1/4000 – 30 seconds
Max Aperture: 3.5 (kit lens)
Dimensions: 4.9 x 3.9 x 3.0 in.
(124 x 98 x 76 mm)
Weight: 22.8 oz (645 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Availability: 09/2016
Manufacturer: Nikon

Image Presentation:

D3400 gives dazzling images detail from edge to edge. Either shoot photos in low light or choose F-stop to soften background the result are outstanding. D3400 can blur the background to give artistic look. It can lock quickly sharp autofocus (AF) system onto a subject and keep it in focus. In-camera Picture Controls options help to fine-tune settings like contrast and saturation for images.

Good:

  • Easy to shoots.
  • Snap Bridge keeps the camera connected to your smart device.
  • Reliable single-shot autofocus.

Bad:

  • White Balance is not great
  • No Mic input socket (D3300 has this.)
  • No sensor cleaner (D3300 and every other current Nikon DSLR has this.)
  • No GPS
  • No Wi-Fi uses Bluetooth to send images to your phone.

Canon EOS Rebel T5­­ $399:

Canon EOS Rebel T5
Image by Flickr

Canon Eos Rebel T5 delivers the nice quality of images according to its price range. The performance is satisfactory for entry-level DSLR for those, who are an enthusiast for shoot indoor or outdoor photos with little knowledge of photography. The A 9-point autofocus as specs helps to achieve a clear view of subjects and scenes.

Basic Specifications
Full model name: Canon EOS Rebel T5 (EOS 1200D)
Resolution: 18.00 Megapixels
Sensor size: APS-C
(22.3mm x 14.9mm)
Kit Lens: 3.06x zoom
18-55mm
(29-88mm eq.)
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD
Native ISO: 100 – 6400
Extended ISO: 100 – 12,800
Shutter: 1/4000 – 30 seconds
Max Aperture: 3.5 (kit lens)
Dimensions: 5.1 x 3.9 x 3.1 in.
(130 x 100 x 78 mm)
Weight: 24.3 oz (689 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Availability: 03/2014
Manufacturer: Canon

Image Presentation:

Cannon extract amazing images of surrounding and physical objects at a default setting with less noise reduction and using actual base ISO. Its results much sharper and enhance than other cameras. It captures more detail at high-resolution 18Mp sensor than its predecessor. T5i handle better mode of fabric colour red and pink.

Good:

  • Brilliant image quality with great colour perfection.
  • Built-in flash.
  • Lightweight.
  • Creative Auto helps for new buyers.
  • Compact Design.

Bad:

  • Limited features
  • Lot of image noise in low light.
  • View Finder is small and dim.
  • Tiny hard to see focus points.

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