DSLR cameras might not be as popular as smartphones or tablets in India, but they are a useful category of electronic devices. Like mobiles, they are available for purchase at various budgets.
Cameras carrying a high price tag provide many exquisite features. They have a powerful sensor. Manufacturers equip cheap compact cameras with lower resolution sensor (as compared to DSLRs).
On this site, we’ve shared the top DSLRs under 30000 and 20000 Rs budget. If you want to buy a mid-range, low-budget or high-end DSLR, go through our articles on top DSLRs. If you’re looking for a cheap and powerful compact camera, go through the below list:
Best cameras under 10000 in India
Sony Cybershot DSC W830
DSC W830 from Sony features a 20.1 megapixel CCD 1/2.3 inch sensor, which supports eight times optical and 32 times digital zoom. It has a 2.7 inch TFT ClearPhoto technology based display, which supports playback of 1080p videos. The screen can also display images of 230400 dots resolution.
This Sony camera below 10000 Rs has a Carl Zeiss lens. It ships with an autofocus system that has a good focal length of 4.5 to 36 millimeters.
Sony Cybershot DSC W830 provides 27MB storage memory and it includes a MicroSD card slot. It lets you adjust the ISO, shooting mode, metering, white balance settings. It supports F3.3 to F8.0 aperture ranges.
W830 weighs 122 grams. As it offers a good quality sensor, W830 is one of the best budget digital cameras under 10000 Rs. DSC W830 costs Rs 8000 in India.
Nikon Coolpix A10
A10 is a low budget digital camera priced between 5000 to 6000 INR. Weighing at 160 grams, Coolpix A10 features a CCD 16.0 megapixel 1/2.3 inch sensor. It offers a 2.7-inch TFT LCD display with 230000 dots resolution.
Coolpix A10 ships with a Nikkor lens that has an excellent focal length. The lens supports auto/manual focus, macro mode and f/3.5 to f/6.5 aperture ranges. A10 has 17MB storage memory. It includes an SD card slot. It supports alkaline batteries.
Nikon Coolpix A10 packs an electronic and mechanical shutter. The shutters have an impressive speed of 1/2000 seconds. The camera supports 5 times optical and 4 times digital zoom. It is priced between 4800 to 5200 INR.
Nikon Coolpix A100
This Point and Shoot camera from Nikon packs a 20.1-megapixel sensor that supports video resolutions up to 5000 pixels. It supports 4 x digital zoom and 4 x optical zoom. A100 from Nikon offers a 2.7-inch TFT screen, which supports 16:9, 4:3 aspect ratios. It can play 720p videos and display 230300 dot resolution images.
Like other Nikon imaging devices in the same price range, A100 ships with a Nikkor Lens that provides a focal length of around 4.6 to 23 millimeters. It offers 17 megabytes of storage memory, a MicroSD card slot, and an alkaline battery. Coolpix A100 is priced between 6000 to 6500 INR.
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Sony DSC 800
DSC 800 is one of the best compact digital cameras below Rs 10000. I have added it to this list because DSC 800 has good features and excellent rating on eCommerce websites.
D800 is powered by an image processor, which is usually found in high-end and latest DSLRs from Canon. It ships with a 2.7 inch LCD display. DSC 800 features a HAD 20.1 MP CCD sensor that enables you to record high-resolution images and videos.
This camera from Sony supports 40 times digital zoom and 5 times optical zoom. It enables you to rotate images.
On a full battery charge, DSC 800 can capture several high-resolution images. It can also record HD resolution videos continuously for up to 30 minutes. It allows file transfers over a USB connection. Max image resolution supported by this camera is 5152 x 3864.
This device has the same weight as a feature-rich Android smartphone. It costs 6300 Rs.
Nikon Coolpix A300
Coolpix A300 is one of the latest digital cameras that you can buy for within 7000 to 8000 Rs range. Despite carrying a low price tag, A300 offers great features. This device offers 20.1 megapixels full HD sensor that supports 8 times optical zoom and 4 times digital zoom. It has an impressive focal length and a superfast shutter (0.0005 seconds shutter speed).
A300 supports F3.7 to an F6.6 aperture range. The camera lets you record 2048 pixel resolution videos continuously for several minutes. Its weight is about 119 grams. It has a WiFi module and a 2.7-inch TFT screen with a good resolution of 230K dots. Nikon A300 is priced at INR 7500.
Canon IXUS 190
Available in many attractive color options, IXUS 190 is a great budget lightweight camera, which you can purchase for below Rs 9000. IXUS 190 flaunts a 2.7 inches screen at its backside. The screen has 230000 dots resolution. This digital camera supports playback of 1920 x 1080 pixel videos. It is fast.
According to Canon, IXUS 190 provides high-resolution photography experience to the users at a budget cost. It can display images of up to 5152 x 3864 pixels resolution. The camera has a 20.0 MP sensor that supports 20 times digital and 10 times optical zoom.
Canon IXUS 190 has an AF system, lithium battery, flash, and a powerful shutter that has a speed of 0.0005 seconds. It supports red-eye reduction, white balancing, metering, continuous shots, face detection, ISO rating, macro mode, and many more features.
The digital camera under 10000 Rs budget from Canon can record films (videos) for up to 50 nonstop minutes. It provides the most advanced network connectivity options i.e., WiFi and NFC. IXUS 190 supports minimum f/3.0 and maximum f/20.0 aperture lenses.
This device packs useful features. Hence, it is undoubtedly one of the best digital cameras under 10000 Rs. The price of the Canon IXUS 190 camera is 8500 Rupees.
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