Digital SLR cameras have become really popular nowadays. This is probably because of their miniature form, not to mention their unchallengeable capabilities. Unlike the hefty point and shoot cameras, a DSLR can fit into a small backpack, or if you like you can just push it into a belt mountable bag and you are good to go. The irony is that, despite their small size, these cameras deliver some superb photo qualities, most of which cannot be achieved through a smartphone or a point and shoot camera. Well, DSLR’s don’t come cheap. Some super models go for as high as 3000$. In this piece we have discussed 10 of the best DSLR models in the market below the $2000 mark. Have a look at them and make a choice.
Nikon D3400 DSLR Camera
This particular DSLR camera features a 24.2 Megapixel image sensor equipped with a functional image stabilizer. It comes in one common color black and the handle is ergonomically designed so that you can shoot for long without straining your hands. This 0.98 lb. camera can shoot in Full HD (1080p) and has a 1.5x optical zoom capability. In case you want a camera that can shoot moving objects with utter clarity, then this is exactly what you need. The Nikon D3400 has can handle continuous shooting in HD at 5 frames per second. ISO range is between 100 and 25600. The camera also supports Bluetooth connectivity for sharing files. This product is priced at $596 on average.
Fujifilm X-T2 Mirrorless Digital Camera
The Fujifilm X-T2 can be described as a high-end option for professional photography needs. Owing to its high aptitudes, this camera has even been used to shoot documentaries and movies since it’s just built for such professional tasks. For one, this camera is weather resistant. It can handle conditions as low as 14 Degree Fahrenheit without freezing. From our experience, the camera scores nothing less than 63 points in weather sealing.
Although the image sensor on this camera is a 24.3MP sensor, it can shoot in Full 4K if integrated with a UHS Class 3 card. This camera is all about precision. Its 1.04 million dot (high precision), 3 inch LCD monitor delivers pure 4K images while shooting. The monitor itself is made of Tempered glass for extra protection and can tilt in three directions. The XT-2 is priced at $1999
This camera is very identical to the Nikon D3400 in terms of design and specifications. The only major difference is that the Nikon D7200 has a higher continuous shooting capacity, 6fps to be exact. The image sensor is a 24.2 MP CMOS image sensor with no OPLF (Optical low-pass filter). This camera also has Wi-Fi connectivity with NFC provisions for instant sharing of photos and videos. The camera is also equipped with face detection capabilities and has 51 Auto focus points. This camera is priced at $1296.
Canon EOS Rebel T5i Video Creator
This is actually a multipurpose camera, highly optimized for video shooting. The image sensor is an 18MP CMOS sensor that can shoot in full HD (1080p). The reason why this camera is ideal for video shooting is that it supports mounting of directional microphones to pick up clear sounds thus ensuring both clear imaging and sound outputs. The camera is a bit hefty especially with a microphone fitted on it and thus mounting it on a tripod stand is advisable. This product is priced at $649.
Sony Alpha A77 II
Priced at an average $1800, this camera remains to be one of the best DSLR options from Sony. It features a 24.3 MP image sensor with an astounding continuous shooting capability of 12fps. Its 79 point autofocus detection helps in ensuring accuracy in all images taken with this camera. The camera also has Wi-Fi connectivity with NFC provisions. The LCD screen is a 3-inch tiltable screen and the camera can shoot in full HD (1080p).
Canon EOS 80D
The Canon EOS 80D is a better option than the previously discussed Canon EOS Rebel T5i, mostly because it has a superior image sensor, a 24.2 MP APS-C sensor. This means that it shoots more intelligent photos than the EOS Rebel T5i and the resolution is also higher. The Auto focus system is a 45-point cross-type system and is enhanced with an optical viewfinder. This camera goes for $1399 on average. The continuous shooting speed on this gadget is 7fps, while the digital zoom expands up to 8x.
Though not a popular choice among casual photographers, the Pentax K-1is a really suitable DSLR for professional photography needs. For one it has a very powerful CMOS image sensor, 36.4 MP to be specific. It also has 33AF points with an image stabilizer. In addition, the camera supports Wi-Fi connectivity and NFC. The screen is also wider than anything discussed in this article, since it’s a 3.2 inch display. This LCD screen is also tiltable in 3 directions. The battery is good enough as it can take 750 shots at the very least. This camera costs around $1800.
Pentax K70 All-weather camera
The Pentax K70 is an all-weather camera that is ideal for video shooting in those challenging environments. The funny thing is that this camera is way cheaper than the K-1 and yet seems to do a lot more than the Pentax K-1. It has a 24.2 MP image sensor with Wi-Fi and NFC support. This camera can shoot in full HD (1080p) even in the most extreme conditions. It has a continuous shooting capability of 6fps and even has night vision support. This camera is weather proof and can work even in temperatures as low as 14-degrees Fahrenheit. However, its battery is a bit of a disappointment, with only 480 shots to squeeze from it.
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
The Mark II has remained to be a favorite camera for most professional photographers mostly because of its sturdy magnesium alloy build and light weight nature. Being an old camera in the market it’s quite amazing that it still beats some newer models in terms of performance and weightlessness. This camera weighs 2.01 pounds on average and is braced adequately for the weather. It features a 20.2 MP image sensor and has a continuous shooting capability of 10fps in full HD (1080p). This camera will cost you $1500.
Canon EOS Rebel T6
This entry-level DSLR camera is ideal for any photographer that is on a tight a budget. It weighs 3.2 pounds and has an ergonomically designed handle to complement its light weight build. The camera has an 18.0 MP image sensor and a 9-point AF system. Canon also included a dedicated food shooting mode in this camera. So casual photographers making recipes for their blogs have an edge with this camera. It can take some impressive photos of food through its food shooting mode. To get the Canon EOS Rebel T6, you will have to part with $420 roughly.