Looking for the best DSLR camera for beginners to intermediate? Check this model out. Canon’s EOS 1300D occupies an unusual spot in the DSLR camera market, which has concentrated primarily on high-end, professional models in the last few years – a survival strategy against the encroaching smartphone wave that doomed so many other types of digital cameras. The 1300D, however, is strictly a DSLR aimed at the casual crowd with prices far lower than we usually see among the top DSLR cameras for 2016.
The DSLR comes with plenty of traditional features, include a 1-inch LCD, an 18-megapixel sensor, a 9-point autofocus system, and plenty of settings. In fact, there may be a few too many settings for beginners, which is why Canon also included a scene mode that analyzes the surroundings and picks settings for you. HD video is also possible, but it may be a little annoying to record since the LCD screen doesn’t tilt at all.
However, the real improvement here is in connectivity, which this line of amateur-friendly cameras has paid little attention to in the past. Now the EOS 1300D comes with both Wi-Fi and NFC. The Wi-Fi is designed to quickly send photos online or share them with other devices, like your smartphone. The NFC makes it even easier since you can pair devices and send photos with a tap. It’s a few more steps than you would need for your smartphone camera, but the picture quality is also going to be a lot better.
The EOS 1300D will be available starting in April – and in the UK. The camera body itself will cost around $420, while buying both the camera and the starter lens will cost you $475. That may seem pricey for a consumer digital camera, but as far as DSLRs go it’s very affordable: Just don’t expect it to fit in your pocket. For more information on the latest and best DSLR cameras for 2016, visit our reviews and news section!