Best DSLR Cameras in India

By Digit | Price Updated on 08-May-2021

DSLRs are arguably the most popular breed of cameras in India now. These dedicated interchangeable lens cameras present versatility, imaging quality and performance, and are used by amateurs, enthusiasts and professional photographers alike. Here, we look at the best DSLR cameras in India right - starting from the professional range of full-frame DSLRs to entry segment, compact body DSLRs. The best DSLR cameras in India range from entry segment to flagships, offering something for every camera buyer in the country. The top 10 DSLR cameras are also future-proof, and would make for a sound investment. Although the prices of the products mentioned in the list given below have been updated as of 8th May 2021, the list itself may have changed since it was last published due to the launch of new products in the market since then.

Nikon D5

The Nikon D5 is the best consumer-oriented DSLR of 2016. With class-leading speed of shooting and precise autofocus combined with great colour reproduction and ample sharpness, the Nikon D5 takes the cake for being the best DSLR camera of 2016. The heavy, bulky body is aided by touch input and wireless sharing standards, and all of this combine to make the Nikon D5 the best DSLR of 2016.

pros Pros

  • Great colour accuracy
  • Class-leading ISO performance
  • Precise, top-not autofocus
  • Extensive array of controls
  • Frankly insane battery life

cons Cons

  • Heavy
  • Slight loss of sharpness in JPEG compressions
  • Expensive
SPECIFICATION
Resolution : NA
Shutter Speed : NA
ISO : NA
Optical Zoom : NA
Sensor Size : NA
Weight : NA
Camera Type : DSLR
Canon EOS 1DX II

Canon’s flagship full-frame DSLR, the EOS 1DX Mark II, is equally proficient as the Nikon D5, but rank second best DSLR camera because of the slightly spiked reds and yellows that take colour accuracy slightly away from the source. Apart from that, it is equally fast and precise in terms of focus, and offers comparable ISO performance to the Nikon D5.

SPECIFICATION
Resolution : 20.2
Shutter Speed : 30 sec
ISO : NA
Optical Zoom : NA
Sensor Size : Approx. 35.9 x 23.9mm
Weight : 1530
Camera Type : DSLR
Price : ₹455995
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon’s most popular mainstream full-frame DSLR got a major upgrade in 2016 with a new, higher resolution sensor, full 4K video recording, better colours, high ISO invariance and more, while keeping the essence of simplistic usage constant. With all of this, there’s no reason to wonder why the 5D Mark IV ranks so high in our list of Top 10 DSLR camera in India.

pros Pros

  • True-to-source colours
  • Great contrast, vibrancy
  • Fast, precise autofocus
  • Sturdier body

cons Cons

  • Tendency to over-sharpen photographs at times
SPECIFICATION
Resolution : 30.4
Shutter Speed : 30 sec
ISO : NA
Optical Zoom : Yes
Sensor Size : Approx. 36.0 x 24.0mm
Weight : 890
Camera Type : DSLR
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Nikon D810

The Nikon D810 actually produces equally good, or better colours than the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, but is slightly slower in terms of focusing. However, the main reason why this ranks behind its rival counterpart is because of the degree of ease in camera operations. The Nikon D810 is decidedly more geared towards the professional photographer, while with the EOS 5D Mark IV, you can even shoot without fiddling around with all of the settings.

SPECIFICATION
Resolution : NA
Shutter Speed : NA
ISO : NA
Optical Zoom : NA
Sensor Size : NA
Weight : NA
Camera Type : DSLR
Nikon D500

The next in line among cameras that we have used and tested is the Nikon D500, which is also the best DSLR camera to have ever been made. Sharp colour accuracy, good retention of sharpness and low noise rendition, coupled with class-leading auto focus mechanism. The Nikon D500 is the first prosumer DSLR from Nikon in a long time that even pleases the professional veterans, and as a result, can even take on many full-frame DSLRs around, barring certain engineering limitations.

pros Pros

  • Excellent ISO performance
  • Fast, accurate autofocus
  • Bright, vibrant colours
  • 10fps continuous shooting is great for professional sports photography
  • Wide variety of connectivity options

cons Cons

  • Somewhat bulky
  • Battery life keeps dropping
SPECIFICATION
Resolution : NA
Shutter Speed : 30
ISO : 100-51,200 expandable to lo 1 and hi 5 (50 - 1,640,000 equivalent)
Optical Zoom : NA
Sensor Size : NA
Weight : NA
Camera Type : DSLR
Canon EOS 80D

The Canon EOS 80D is one of the first APS-C sensor-powered DSLRs to use a Dual Pixel sensor, which not only improves significantly on focusing speed, but even low light photography. A new generation image processor has also led to better, more versatile shooting cases, and the Canon EOS 80D ranks here among the best DSLR camera made in 2016.

SPECIFICATION
Resolution : 24.2
Shutter Speed : 30 sec
ISO : NA
Optical Zoom : Approx. 3 - 10x
Sensor Size : 22.3 x 14.9mm
Weight : 730
Camera Type : DSLR
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Nikon D7200

The Nikon D7200 offers excellent dynamic range, along with the familiar, mid-range APS-C body of Nikon’s much-loved D7000 lineup. The D7200 is slower in comparison to the later launches, but with its excellent colour reproduction, still makes for a highly competent DSLR to buy in India.

pros Pros

  • Better low light focussing
  • Excellent ISO performance
  • Good colour accuracy
  • Improved low light performance
  • Use of pentaprism viewfinder makes a lot of difference
  • Much improved buffer size allows higher continuous RAW shooting

cons Cons

  • Bulky dimensions
  • No tiltable/touchscreen viewfinder
  • Image processing takes a little more time than ideal
SPECIFICATION
Resolution : 24.2
Shutter Speed : 30 sec
ISO : 100 - 25600
Optical Zoom : NA
Sensor Size : 23.5mm, x15.6mm
Weight : 765
Camera Type : DSLR
Nikon D5500

The Nikon D5500 has been a defining edge of sorts in the budget DSLR segment, since launch. Class-leading dynamic range, coupled with true-to-source colours, good ISO performance and fast and accurate focusing has made the D5500 a de facto recommendation for amateur photographers. The Nikon D5500 also has an incredibly light body, which is fun to shoot with.

pros Pros

  • Light, compact unit
  • Fast autofocus
  • Fluid touchscreen interface
  • Excellent dynamic range
  • Massive array of compatible lenses
  • Wireless connectivity

cons Cons

  • Light body not ideal for heavy lenses
  • No antialiasing filter
  • No in-built GPS
SPECIFICATION
Resolution : NA
Shutter Speed : 1/4000
ISO : 100 - 25,600
Optical Zoom : NA
Sensor Size : NA
Weight : NA
Camera Type : DSLR
Sony A68

The Sony A68 is surprisingly fun for entry-segment DSLRs. It shoots good colours, although the slightly spiked colours convert to traces of oversaturation once you convert RAW files to compressed formats without post-processing. The Sony A68 focuses really fast, and even excels at low light photography, making it a good recommendation in the budget category.

SPECIFICATION
Resolution : 24.2
Shutter Speed : 30 sec
ISO : 100 - 12800
Optical Zoom : Approx 4x
Sensor Size : NA
Weight : 675
Camera Type : Interchangeable lens digital camera
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Canon EOS 750D

The Canon EOS 750D has been around for a while, and we chose this over the rather tiny EOS 100D because of the better colour reproduction and lesser noise in low light conditions. While colours do suffer slightly, the EOS 750D’s fluid touchscreen and wireless networks make it a very convenient DSLR to use.

pros Pros

  • Good choice for budding photographers
  • Support for WiFi and NFC
  • Fast, accurate autofocus
  • Fluid touch response

cons Cons

  • Limited dynamic range
  • Viewfinder covers 95% of actual image area
SPECIFICATION
Resolution : NA
Shutter Speed : 1/200
ISO : Auto ISO 100 - ISO 6400
Optical Zoom : NA
Sensor Size : NA
Weight : NA
Camera Type : DSLR

List Of Best DSLR Cameras In India

Product Name Seller Price
Nikon D5 flipkart ₹269999
Canon EOS 1DX II N/A ₹455995
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV amazon ₹254999
Nikon D810 amazon ₹225000
Nikon D500 flipkart ₹115990
Canon EOS 80D amazon ₹72499
Nikon D7200 amazon ₹69999
Nikon D5500 flipkart ₹48500
Sony A68 amazon ₹46500
Canon EOS 750D flipkart ₹39999
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