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Help Top 5 DSLR cameras under Rs.28,000
Bangalore: Whether it's a DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) or a simple digital camera, for a photographer it's one of the most enduring parts of his life. In terms of DSLR, it has always been considered as a camera aimed only at the professionals. However, this scenario is changing gradually with more and more amateurs picking up DSLR cameras to learn and get better photographs, rather than professional purpose. The drop in price of DSLR cameras is another key reason contributing to this trend. Here we give you five DSLR cameras under Rs. 28,000 that can assure you quality result, while not troubling you with a huge price.

1. Nikon D3000

For entry level amateurs, Nikon D3000 is the current hot selling DSLR. The D3000 delivers exceptional picture quality. Thanks to 10.2 megapixels, Nikon's DX-format CCD sensor and EXPEED image processing system, the D3000 produces finely detailed images that can be cropped and enlarged while retaining sharpness. The camera also has active D-lighting and 11 AF points and ISO range of 100 - 1600. The key feature is its Guide mode that helps new users get comfortable with using a DSLR and provide various shooting effects. It has 3 FPS shooting speed. Comes with an 18-55 VR lens, Nikon D3000 weighs 485g without battery and priced at Rs. 24,950 (body only).

2. Canon EOS 1000D

This 10.1 megapixels DSLR from Canon has Digic III processor for natural colour processing and a CMOS sensor. EOS 1000D has a 7-point wide area AF system and shoots at 3 FPS. It also comes with a 2.5" viewfinder with live view mode and has an EOS integrated cleaning system. The DSLR comes with an 18-55 lens but it is a non-IS (image stabilization) lens. It has got maximum shutter speed of up to 1/4000sec and weighs 450g (body only). Canon EOS 1000D has 100 - 1600 ISO range and priced at Rs.25,295.

3. Nikon D3100

An update to the Nikon D3000, the D3100 comes with a 14.2 megapixels, CMOS sensor and has the EXPEED 2 processor. It is capable of recording videos in 1080p resolution and has the ISO range from 100 - 3200. Nikon D3100 has got an 11 point autofocus system and a continuous 3 FPS shooting speed. is designed for newcomers to digital SLR photography, especially young families, the best photos, without wishing to become complicated functions of worry. The D3100 is exclusively designed for use with NIKKOR AF-S and AF-I lenses that are equipped with an autofocus motor. Nikon D3100 is available at Rs.27,250.

4. Olympus E450

Olympus E450 10 megapixels, a 2.7 inch LCD screen, CMOS sensor and an 11-point multiple AF with contrast detection. E450 is one of the smallest and lightest digital SLR cameras on the market, weighing less than 380g and easily fitting into a small shoulder bag. It shoots at 3.5 FPS and has 100 - 1600 ISO range. Moreover it also offers AE/AF lock functionality and depth of field preview function. It offers a comprehensive set of exposure modes, including P, A, S and M for advanced users, a full auto mode for learners, plus a legion of scene modes and three Art Filters: Pinhole, Soft Focus and Pop Art. Olympus E450 costs around Rs. 24,000.

5. Sony DSLR-A290L

Sony DSLR-A290L is a 14.2 megapixels DSLR camera kit with 18-55 lenses. Brimming with features, the camera features high sensitivity (ISO 3200) and advanced noise reduction. A290L also has Eye-Start Autofocus and pop-up flash that help the user shoot faster. In addition to the on-screen Help Guide and convenient Creative Style settings, the Alpha 290L has a bright 2.7" LCD and comes with an 18-55mm standard zoom lens. Continuous Shooting lets the user shoot at up to 2.5 fps. The Sony DSLR-A290L costs around Rs.25,000 (body only).

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