Best DSLR cameras under Rs 50,000 in India (2019) (including mirrorless)

best dslr under rs 50000 in India

Which is the best DSLR under 50000?

As you start getting serious about photography, entry-level DSLRs don’t cut it. As such, we’ve compiled a list of the best DSLR cameras under Rs 50,000-55,000 for this month available in India. We’ve exclusively covered DSLRs and mirrorless cameras in the list with the best offerings from Canon, Sony, and Nikon listed below.

There’s just too much confusion around mirrorless cameras. No, they don’t shoot inferior photos compared to DSLR since they use the same sensors. Yes, they have interchangeable lenses. What they don’t have is a live viewfinder, which to be honest is a fair trade-off for the compactness. Their autofocus is also usually better. Oh, and yes, they come with in-built flash.

Some of these come with attractive pricing given the lens bundles included in the package but cost slightly north of Rs 50,000. So here are the top DSLR cameras under 50k-55k.

Also, check the best DSLR cameras under Rs 30,000. and best DSLR cameras under Rs 35,000-40,000.

 

These are the best DSLR cameras under Rs 50,000-55,000 in India (2019):

 

Mirrorless cameras

 

Canon M50

Canon M50

Summary
We like mirrorless DSLRs for their lightweight and this one is no different. Also, the fact that it comes with the latest image processor, WiFi/NFC, 7.4fps burst mode, and has 143 AF points. Damn! Oh, and 4k video recording. However, be prepared for a substantial crop in 4K videos. The only thing bad about this baby is its battery life. Also, the M50 is eerily similar to its 18 months older sibling – M5. While there are a few differences, all-in-all, the M50 is a much better camera. We also strongly recommend it over the M6. Reviewers praise the image quality.

 

  • Sensor
    22.3 x 14.9 mm, APS-C CMOS sensor
  • Image processing
    DIGIC 8
  • Maximum resolution
    24.1MP
  • Display
    Articulated 3″ 1040k-dot articulated touch-screen
  • Continuous Shooting
    7.4fps
  • Auto focus points
    143
  • ISO
    100-25600
  • Video
    4K/24p
  • Battery
    235 shots
  • Included lens
    15-45mm
  • Weight
    351g
  • First announced
    Feb, 2018
Pros and Cons
  • Touch screen
  • WiFi
  • AF points
  • 4K video
  • 7.4fps burst mode
  • Battery

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Panasonic G7

Panasonic 4K G 7

Summary
Here’s another mirrorless that sits, well, somewhere in between mirrorless and DSLRs. It’s lighter than DSLRs but then heavier than other mirrorless. The battery is also in between. We like the fact that it offers WiFi, 4K video, 7FPS burst and ample autofocus points. Reviews praise it for the image and video quality.

 

  • Sensor
    17.3 x 13.0 mm, Four Thirds CMOS sensor
  • Image processing
    N/A
  • Maximum resolution
    16.84MP
  • Display
    Articulated 3″ 1040k-dot articulated touch-screen
  • Continuous Shooting
    7fps
  • Auto focus points
    49
  • ISO
    100-25600
  • Video
    4K/30p
  • Battery
    350 shots
  • Included lens
    14-42mm
  • Weight
    410g
  • First announced
    Feb, 2018
Pros and Cons
  • Touch screen
  • WiFi
  • AF points
  • 4K video
  • 7fps burst mode
  • Battery

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Fujifilm X-T100

Fujifilm X-T100

Summary
Despite being a mirrorless, this one shares more DNA with a DSLR. There’s a solid battery life, but also the weight along with it. The burst mode and AF points are better than DSLRs but not quite in the mirrorless category. Oh, and it records 4K videos (though at just 15fps). We’re not sure where to find the compatible lenses though. Reviews praise the image quality but lament the video recording capabilities and inefficient AF for moving objects.

 

  • Sensor
    23.5mm x 15.7mm (APS-C) CMOS sensor
  • Image processing
  • Maximum resolution
    24.2MP
  • Display
    Articulated 3″ 1,040k-dot articulated
  • Continuous Shooting
    6fps
  • Autofocus points
    91
  • ISO
    100-51200
  • Video
    1080 60p/ 4K 15p
  • Battery
    430 shots
  • Included lens
    15-45mm
  • Weight
    448g
  • First announced
    May, 2018
Pros and Cons
  • WiFi
  • AF points

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Sony ILCE-6000L/B

Sony ILCE-6000L
16-50mm Lens

16-50mm + 55-210mm Lens

Summary
Talking about the A6000, this particular model comes with 60fps recording, 11fps continuous shooting mode, and WiFi. There’s also 179 AF points. The only thing that doesn’t hold well compared to a DSLR is the weaker battery. Also, the lenses might be slightly more expensive than those for Nikon or Canon. Just so you know the camera uses Sony E mount lenses.

 

  • Sensor
    23.5 x 15.6mm, APS-C CMOS sensor
  • Image processing
    Bionz X
  • Maximum resolution
    24.3MP
  • Display
    Articulated 3″ 921k-dot articulated
  • Continuous Shooting
    11fps
  • Autofocus points
    179
  • ISO
    100-25600
  • Video
    1080 60p
  • Battery
    360 shots
  • Included lens
    16-50mm
  • Weight
    344g
  • First announced
    Jun, 2014
Pros and Cons
  • WiFi
  • Weight
  • Burst shooting
  • Battery

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Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II

Summary
Oh, this one is a looker, ain’t it? Well, the biggest USP for this camera is the in-body 5 axis image stabilization. You should see that in action while making videos. Speaking of videos, there’s only 1080p video recording here though and the reviews say they aren’t that great. However, the JPEG and RAW image quality are top notch. The OLED viewfinder is also responsive enough.

 

  • Sensor
    Four Thirds sensor (17.3 x 13 mm)
  • Image processing
    TruePic VII
  • Maximum resolution
    16MP
  • Display
    Articulated 3″ 1040k-dot articulated touch-screen
  • Continuous Shooting
    8fps
  • Auto focus points
    81
  • ISO
    200-25600
  • Video
    1080p/60p
  • Battery
    320 shots
  • Included lens
    14-42mm
  • Weight
    390g
  • First announced
    Aug, 2015
Pros and Cons
  • Touch screen
  • WiFi
  • AF points
  • 8fps burst mode
  • Battery

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Sony Alpha A68

best DSLR cameras under 50000 rs in India - Sony Alpha A68

Summary
Sony doesn’t get all the love it deserves in India, but the Alpha A68 is great because it has 79 AF points, 8FPS continuous burst, and 60fps shooting (no 4K though). You could have to put in some effort looking for lenses though.

 

  • Sensor
    23.5 x 15.6 mm APS-C CMOS sensor
  • Image processing
    BIONZ X
  • Maximum resolution
    24.1MP
  • Display
    Articulated 2.7″ 460k-dot screen
  • Continuous Shooting
    8fps
  • Auto focus points
    79
  • ISO
    100-25600
  • Video
    1080 60p
  • Battery
    580 shots
  • Included lens
    18-55mm
  • Weight
    610g
  • First announced
    Nov, 2015
Pros and Cons
  • AF points
  • 8fps shooting
  • Display

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DSLR cameras

 

Canon EOS 77D

Canon EOS 77D

Summary
6FPS burst mode. Great. 60fps video recording. Not bad. Touchscreen and WiFi. Great. 45 AF points. Alright, that’s awesome. The EOS 77Dis a decent camera with a more sophisticated image processor compared to entry-level DSLRs. What’s different from the 800D is an additional control dial, AF on button, and a top plate LCD. You need to decide if these three things are worth the extra money to you (we don’t think so). Reviewers have praised the video stabilization.

 

  • Sensor
    22.3 x 14.9 mm, APS-C CMOS sensor
  • Image processing
    DIGIC 7
  • Maximum resolution
    24.2MP
  • Display
    Articulated 3″ 1040k-dot articulated touch-screen
  • Continuous Shooting
    6fps
  • Auto focus points
    45
  • ISO
    100-25600
  • Video
    1080 60p
  • Battery
    600 shots
  • Included lens
    18-55mm
  • Weight
    540g
  • First announced
    Feb, 2017
Pros and Cons
  • Touch screen
  • WiFi
  • AF points

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Canon EOS 800D

Canon EOS 800D

Summary
6FPS burst mode. Great. 60fps video recording. Not bad. Touchscreen and WiFi. Great. 45 AF points. Alright, that’s awesome. The EOS 800D is a decent camera with a more sophisticated image processor compared to entry-level DSLRs.

 

  • Sensor
    22.3 x 14.9 mm, APS-C CMOS sensor
  • Image processing
    DIGIC 7
  • Maximum resolution
    24.2MP
  • Display
    Articulated 3″ 1040k-dot articulated touch-screen
  • Continuous Shooting
    6fps
  • Auto focus points
    45
  • ISO
    100-25600
  • Video
    1080 60p
  • Battery
    600 shots
  • Included lens
    18-55mm
  • Weight
    532g
  • First announced
    Feb, 2017
Pros and Cons
  • Touch screen
  • WiFi
  • AF points

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Nikon D5600

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18-55mm + 70-300mm

18-140mm

Summary
With 39AF points, 970 shots battery, touchscreen, 60FPS video recording, and WiFi, there’s enough to like about this camera. Don’t go by the announcement date, camera technology doesn’t evolve as fast as smartphones. Reviews praise the superb image quality and battery.

 

  • Sensor
    23.5 x 15.6 mm APS-C CMOS sensor
  • Image processing
    EXPEED 4
  • Maximum resolution
    24.1MP
  • Display
    Articulated 3.2″ 1040k-dot touch-screen
  • Continuous Shooting
    5fps
  • Auto focus points
    39
  • ISO
    100-25600
  • Video
    1080 60p
  • Battery
    970 shots
  • Included lens
    18-55mm (AF-P) + 70-300mm
  • Weight
    465g
  • First announced
    Feb, 2015
Pros and Cons
  • AF points
  • Battery
  • Touch screen
  • WiFi

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Nikon D5300

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18-55mm +70-300mm

18-140mm

Summary
Why is this on our list? Because, this camera sports some features like 60fps video recording, touch screen display, 5fps continuous shooting, high ISO range, 39 autofocus point, and a decent battery. The lens kits are attractive too.

 

  • Sensor
    23.5 x 15.6 mm APS-C CMOS sensor
  • Image processing
    EXPEED 4
  • Maximum resolution
    24.1MP
  • Display
    Articulated 3.2″ 1040k-dot touch-screen
  • Continuous Shooting
    5fps
  • Auto focus points
    39
  • ISO
    100-25600
  • Video
    1080 60p
  • Battery
    600 shots
  • Included lens
    18-55mm +70-300mm
  • Weight
    480g
  • First announced
    Oct, 2013
Pros and Cons
  • AF points
  • Battery
  • Touch screen
  • Lens kit

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Canon EOS 200D

Canon EOS 200D

Summary
The Canon nomenclature is very confusing. Nonetheless, 200D is a great camera. Why? Because it has a large ISO range, excellent display along with touchscreen functionality. The image processing is also a step above the entry-level Canon cameras. The lens kit makes it a great proposition. The AF points on the camera disappoint though.

 

  • Sensor
    22.3 x 14.9 mm, APS-C CMOS sensor
  • Image processing
    DIGIC 7
  • Maximum resolution
    24.2MP
  • Display
    Articulated 3″ 1040k-dot articulated touch-screen
  • Continuous Shooting
    5fps
  • Auto focus points
    9
  • ISO
    100-25600
  • Video
    1080 30p
  • Battery
    650 shots
  • Included lens
    18-55mm + 55-250mm
  • Weight
    453g
  • First announced
    Jun, 2017
Pros and Cons
  • Touch screen
  • WiFi
  • Lens kit
  • AF points
  • 30FPS video

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