Top cameras to buy in India under Rs. 30,000

By Team Digit | Updated 3 Feb 2015
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Photography has become super accessible with the amazing advancement of camera smartphones, but if you seriously want to take some good pictures, you obviously rely on a full-fledged camera. Here are ten of the best cameras that you can buy today with a budget of Rs. 30,000

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Fujifilm XQ1

-2/3-inch X-Trans CMOS II sensor
-12MP 
-3-inch (920K-dot) LCD
-ISO 100-12800
-f/1.8-f/4.9
-Price: Rs. 16,000

At such a low price, this is a steal. This is a great camera for enthusiasts who want a 2nd camera that is capable of taking very good shots with a lot of creative control, full manual controls and a large high quality sensor. The camera also comes with on-chip hybrid focusing system, exclusion of OLPS filter for sharp images and an excellent build.

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Sony DSC-RX100

-20.2MP
-Full HD Recording
-3 inch TFT LCD
-35 mm Equivalent Focal Length: 30 - 108 mm
-Exmor R CMOS Image Sensor
-f/1.8 - f/4.9 Aperture
-3.6x Optical Zoom and 14x Digital Zoom
-Price: Rs. 26,790

This is an excellent point and shoot camera and it offers a fast focusing system, a large aperture of f/1.8 on the lowest focal length and a relatively large sensor in a small body.

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Olympus Pen EPL6

-Focal Length: 14 - 42 mm
-HDMI Support
-f/3.5 - f/5.6 Aperture
-4/3 Live MOS Sensor
-16.1 MP
-3 inch Screen
-Full HD Video Recording
-Price: Rs.29,996

This is one of the best micro four third camera which offers Olympus' very own JPEG engine, lot of lens options, super-fast focusing and the same sensor as the OMD series.

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Nikon 1 J4

-Full HD Recording
-3 inch TFT LCD
-CMOS Image Sensor
-f/3.5 - f/5.6 Aperture
-18.4 MP
-ISO 160-12800 Sensitivity
-Focal Length: 10 - 30 mm
-Price: 23,750

Nikon's very own mirrorless series, this is a decent option if you want manual controls and a good performing sensor. It also comes with interchangeable lenses giving you the option to expand your shooting capability.

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Sony NEX-5RL   

-16.1 MP
-16-50mm Zoom Lens Kit
-ISO 100 - ISO 3200 Sensitivity
-Exmor APS HD CMOS Sensor
-3 inch LCD Screen
-1080p Full HD Recording
-Price: 31,000

This is yet another an excellent mirrorless format camera which comes with interchangeable lenses and a large APS sensor which can produce DSLR like quality pictures. 

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Canon 1200D

-18 MP CMOS APS-C Image Sensor
-ISO 100-6400
-3 inch LCD Screen
-1/4000 Second to 30 Second Shutter 
-SpeedDigic 4 Image Processing Engine 
-1080p Full HD Recording
-Price: Rs. 23,990 (18-55mm lens kit)

If you want to take the leap and invest in an entry level DSLR, then you can go for the Canon 1200D. It is available for Rs.18,000 for the body only giving you an option to invest in better lenses.

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Nikon D3300

-24MP CMOS Image Sensor
-ISO 100-12800
-3 inch LCD Screen
-1/4000 Second to 30 Second Shutter 
-Expeed-4 Image processor
-1080p Full HD Recording
-Price: Rs. 28,990 (18-55mm kit)

Nikon's latest entry level DSLR comes with an advanced 24MP sensor and the new Expeed 4 image processor. Nikon has also removed the low pass filter to improve on the picture sharpness. An excellent DSLR if you want to start off with learning basic photography.

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Pentax K500

-16 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
-ISO 100-51200
-3 inch LCD
-Weather proof built
-Dual power Lithium-ion or AA battery
-Full HD video recording
-Rs. 29,995 (18-55mm kit)

The K500 is essentially an entry-level DSLR but offers better features than a Canon or a Nikon in the same segment. The only issue here is that there isn't a large range of lenses.

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Canon 600D

-18 MP CMOS APS-C Image Sensor
-ISO 100-6400
-3 inch LCD Screen
-1/4000 Second to 30 Second Shutter 
-SpeedDigic 4 Image Processing Engine 
-1080p Full HD Recording
-Price: Rs. 30,990 (Body only)

While the 600D is a bit old, it offers the same capability as the 1200D but it also comes with a swivel display which comes quite handy when you are shooting with the live view.

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Nikon D5200

-24MP CMOS Image Sensor
-ISO 100-6400
-3 inch LCD Screen
-1/4000 Second to 30 Second Shutter 
-Expeed-4 Image processor
-1080p Full HD Recording
-Price: Rs. 32,000 (18-55mm kit)

The D5200 is a mid-ranged DSLR offering a great image sensor and a swivel display just like on the Canon 600D.

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