The Top 5 DSLRs for Beginners

Afraid of DSLRs because of the complicated technologies they are equipped with? Most of these cameras are geared for individuals with sufficient knowledge and skill when it comes to photography. However, there are also DSLRs aimed at the average folks. Check out the following:

The Canon EOS Rebel XS

Designed for the average photography geek, the Canon EOS Rebel XS is a budget DSLR that boasts of features designed to make photography easy for beginners while meeting the needs of veterans in the field. Overall, the XS is like a lower end version of the Canon XSi. But, although it doesn’t carry some of XSi’s technologies, its features guarantee high picture quality available at less than $799. The XS boasts of 10.1 MP that ensures clear photos. Add in the phase- and contrast-detect autofocus systems incorporated in the device, plus the DIGIC III processor, and getting the best images is easy. And with the compact size of this camera, its smooth contours, and other convenience features, great photography is now no sweat!

The Nikon D3000

User friendly is the D3000’s nickname. From its six picture control settings to its in-camera image editing feature, you can use this camera with ease and confidence even if you’re a newbie in photography. And, you can expect to take beautiful shots, too – all thanks to the great features of this camera. The Nikon D3000 10.2MP Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX VR Nikkor Zoom Lens has a split-second shutter response that guarantees to capture crucial moments that you don’t want to miss. Its Image Stabilization Lens will give you clear, sharp, and crisp pictures that will be further enhanced by its 11-point Autofocus. And of course, it’s a cam that you’ll have the confidence to bring anywhere due to its beautiful style.


For an entry-level DSLR, the PENTAX K-x has a lot of features aimed at competing with higher-end camera models. Its Creative Processing and Filter Modes, plus its HDR Image Capture, will allow you to do more with your taken photos while ensuring that you’ll produce top-of-the-line images all the time. Capturing objects in movement is also possible with good results, thanks to its 11 Point Wide Angle Focus. And while the camera is equipped with these high-end features, it retains simple features that are easy to tinker with among beginners.

The Olympus PEN E-PL1

Equipped with features aimed at the average consumer, the Olympus PEN E-PL1 12.3MP Live MOS Micro Four Thirds Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Zuiko Digital Zoom Lens (Champagne Gold) is designed to please all discerning photography geeks in terms of style. The E-PL1 feels good to the fingers, contoured just right for a good hold even with just one hand. Plus, the combination of aluminum and polycarbonate on its body makes for an eye-catching appeal. Beneath that layer of good looks are features that many have loved. Primary of these are the 12-megapixel LiveMOS sensor and TruePic V image processor. Other features unique to the E-PL1 in the line are the pop-up flash and the record feature. These are easy to access and use, and you can even get help as to these functions from the Live Guide Mode built in the camera.

The Panasonic DMC-G10

Advanced features, simple operation, light camera body – all these make the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10 12.1 MP Live MOS Interchangeable Lens Camera with 14-42mm Lumix G Vario f/3.5-5.6 MEGA OIS Lens0 a great option among those who are not familiar with the complexities of the different camera technologies but would want to give DSLR a try. All these are made possible with the device’s iA mode. Its shooting assist functions will be a great help to those who want to be familiar with the basics of the device. Plus, the features incorporated into the said mode – MEGA O.I.S., Intelligent ISO Control, and Intelligent Exposure – guarantee the highest quality of photos.

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