Here, we’ve shared the best entry-level DSLRs that are suitable for beginners and professional photographers who have to visit different places to capture images and videos. The devices we have covered in this article cost within 20000 to 30000 Rs.

Specifications of the digital single lens reflex cameras featured on our list are awesome and every photographer would like to try them no matter where they are. If you plan to get yourself a top DSLR camera below 30000 Rs budget, you should have a look at DSLRs we have mentioned in this article. We have shortlisted the top rated products launched by Nikon, Sony, and Canon.

Top 5 Best DSLR cameras under 30000 Rs in India



If you want to buy a Sony DSLR camera under 30000 Rs, then HX400V is the best available option. HX400V suits your budget and it has Sony components that are renowned for generating good quality images in low light conditions.

Sony DSC-HX400V comes with Exmor R CMOS 20+ megapixel sensor that supports recording at 10 FPS. It supports an amazing 50 times optical zoom and 100 x digital zoom. This DSLR below 30000 lets you take 4K images and comes with NFC connectivity technology. It features AF mode, Carl Zeiss lens, manual controls, USB connection and MicroSD cards.

Sony HX400V Price:Within 26000 Rs rangeamzn btnn

If your budget is within 29000 Rs, and if you are looking forward to buying a Sony DSLR, then the Alpha A58K is a perfect device for you. Weighing at 489 grams, A58K comes with a maximum storage capacity of 32GB. It features 20.1 Megapixel sensors and an LCD 2.7 inch display. The sensor in this camera has been manufactured by Sony Corporation itself.

Sony Alpha A58K DSLR under 30000 Rs

This Sony DSLR under 30000 Rupees offers support for RAW images. It includes optical zoom feature, maximum 3632 pixels vertical resolution and has an optical viewfinder. Sony Alpha A58 includes a Lithium ION battery and a USB connector.

Sony Alpha A58K Price:Below Rs 30000amzn btnn

Nikon D3300

D3300 is priced at 28000 Rs in India and costs around 400 dollars in the US. This camera has superb features that are enough to meet the requirements of entry-level photographers. Below are the specs of D3300 camera from Nikon:

  • Flash, red-eye reduction, MPEG 4 compression support.
  • Face detection, continuous and single frame shooting modes.
  • 4608 x 3072 pixels image size.
  • Viewfinder with single lens (suitable for beginners)
  • Lithium ION battery, 3 times optical zoom support.
  • Wireless module with which, connection with mobile devices is possible.
  • Nikon F mount type LENS with 18 to 55 millimeters focal length, TTL phase detection.
  • 24.2 MP sensor with support for 3456 x 2304 and 2304 x 1536 pixel screen resolution.
  • Does not include a low pass optical filter.
  • 3 inch LCD TFT display with below 950k dots image resolution.
  • Support for various types of SD cards.
  • Sensor type complementary metal oxide semiconductor(CMOS)
  • 3D color matrix metering, ISO rating, HDMI, delete function, etc

D3300 is one of the best beginner DSLR Cameras under 30000 Rs (500 dollars).

Nikon D3300 Price:Rupees 29000amzn btnn
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Nikon D5200

This is the best beginner DSLR camera under 30000 Rs for the year 2017. It comes with plenty of advanced features that every entry-level or professional photographers will love. Here are the specs:

  • 24 megapixels sensor along with an optical viewfinder.
  • 3 inch TFT LCD display with 900k dots, support for 1920 x 1080 pixel video resolution, 60 to 50 Hertz refresh rate, wide angles.
  • CMOS sensor type with Nikkor lens.
  • Supports ISO sensitivity within 100 to 6400.
  • 39 points AF system, 32GB internal storage and TTL phase detection.
  • Lithium ION battery, powerful Expeed image processor.
  • Face detection, high quality 4928 x 3264 pixels image size, LED flash.
  • MPEG 4 Video quality with stereo surround sound.
  • Supports wireless connectivity.
  • Max/ Min shutter speed of 1/4000 and 30 secs.
  • Self-timer, ISO rating, 3D color metering, red-eye reduction, HDMI port.
  • 520+ grams weight.
  • SD card support.

This DSLR for beginner has an average 4.7 out of 5 rating on most eCommerce sites. This proves how popular this camera is.

Nikon D5200 Price:Rs 28000 to 28500 range (Body and Lens)amzn btnn

Nikon D3400:

Another power Nikon camera on this list of the best DSLRs, the D3400 comes with magnificent specs. It is one of the finest DSLRs below 30000 Rs in India. Below are the specs of Nikon D3400:

  • 24.2 MP sensor with supported screen resolutions of 4512 x 3000, 3008 x 2000, FHD 1080, HD 720 pixels.
  • CMOS sensor type, Special No AA filter.
  • Continuous shooting support at 5 FPS.
  • 3 inch LCD TFT display with 921000 dots image and 1080p video resolutions.
  • Linear PCM audio formats, 6016 x 4000 pixels image sizing, MPEG4 video format.
  • Inbuilt flash and support for external flash.
  • Impressive minimum/ maximum shutter speed.
  • Mount type Nikon F lens, ISO, face detection, delete function, sync terminal.
  • image matrix metering, red-eye reduction, face detection.
  • Wireless connectivity and super battery life.
  • ISO Level up to 25600.
  • Lightweight (395 grams weight).
  • f 3.5 to f5.6 aperture range.
Nikon D3400 Price:Within Rs 29000amzn btnn

Canon EOS 1200D:

Our first Canon device on this list of the best Beginner DSLR cameras under 30000 Rs, EOS 1200D comes with a 3.0 inch LCD display that supports 230K dots image and 720p video resolution. It supports 3:02 aspect ratio. This budget DSLR comes with an 18.0 MP sensor, IF lens type that supports live and quick modes of photography.

The Focal length of this lens is within 18 to 55 and 55 to 250 millimeters. This camera comes with a Lithium battery and it includes an SD card slot. Canon EOS 1200D supports 4272 x 2848 pixel images, linear PCM audio formats, MPEG 4 compression and multiple modes of shooting. This device supports external flash, ISO rating, dust reduction, Evaluative, CWA, Partial and 63 zone color metering.

This camera includes 9 points auto-focus system and supports red-eye reduction, face detection, white balancing and continuous shots. With these amazing specs, EOS 1200D is no doubt a good device on this list.

Canon EOS 1200D Price:27000 Rsamzn btnn
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  1. Vaibhav

    I was suppose to pickup a camera under 30k so will u pls help me with a advice & thinking about canon or nikon 🙂 pls make it easy to choose

  2. Abhishek Sanakan

    Brother can u suggest me a dslr under Rs:30,000… with video mode 1080i

  3. Vivek

    Hi, pramod i would like to know the best dslr camera in between the price range of 25000.

  4. Nitinkumar

    Dear Pramod
    How is Nikon cool pix p900 I’m traveling to Switzerland n Prague is good to shoot photos nature n city or I should go other camera

    • Yes, because it has 83 x Optical Zoom which is great for distant photography. If you don’t need a super zoom camera, then EOS 1200D or 1300D are the best options.

  5. jr.

    I want to buy a DSLR with no cons which is best ??@30000

  6. Rahul

    I have Sony alpha 3500 j camera, I want to sell or buy a new dslr camera under 30000 with 300mm lense plz suggest me it’s good cam or not.

  7. Ganesh

    I am a traveller and I want to a dslr under 30k. I am confused between Nikon d3300, canon eos 1300d, Nikon d5200 or eos 1200d… If there are any other option plz suggest…

  8. Atul Singh

    I m a traveller. I just want a best dslr in 30 to 40k.
    Plz sugst me the bests. Making my mind on canon 600 n 700 D.

  9. deepak didla

    dear pramod…i am zeroing in on nikon 5200 and sony hx 400v…pls suggest what is useful…
    i would like to have more zoom since i may take photographs from distance …during our church meetings..and i want a good camera picture quality. pls suggest

    i work in a bank ..and is interested in taking nature photographs and wild life also besides our church meetings and other pictures

    • Nikon 5200 has 39 focus points and 24 MP resolution sensor whereas Hx 400v has 9 FPs and around 9 MP sensor (a feature you’ll like to use while capturing photos in Church) Nikon’s camera also has a larger viewfinder which will be useful for capturing pictures from distance. Thus, 5200 is a better choice.


    I am a traveller, visited hill areas very often.I want a camera within 10000/-. what is the best camera capturing mountain views.