5 Best DSLR Cameras in 2018 under 40000: Features, Pros and Cons

Earlier, the one with a professional camera had the passion for photography to a very limited extent. But later we saw a change in the trend and with the evolution of social media platforms and growing demand for photographs and its equipment. We also saw a great improvement in a smartphone camera overs year, where Google Pixel 2 is a great example to deliver some high-quality images. But to get the best quality out of your shot, you need a dedicated camera and lens to shoot which a smartphone camera isn’t capable of to produce.

So if you are also looking to buy your first DSLR or looking to upgrade. No matter if you are a professional photographer or have just started your photographic career, the entry-level DSLRs are the best option to get used to the functions and improve without spending much. Moreover, a DSLR costing you 40000 will cover most of the features and is best for starting your career. Also, do check the DSLR Buying Guide we created specially to help you buy the best one out of your money.

DSLR Buying Guide

In this range of 40,000, you can buy a great DSLR that a semi-professional or beginner needs. If you search the DSLRs are available for up to 10 lakhs and more but is only meant for high professional photographers. With these best-listed options of DSLRs to buy under 40000 will help you get used to and excel to create the magic out of these. Now, let’s look at the Best Digital SLR under 40000 in India.

S. No.Product NameMegapixel CountProduct Link
1.Nikon D530024.2 MP

2.Canon EOS 700D18 MP

3.Sony Alpha A58Y20.1 MP

4.Nikon D520024.2 MP

5.Canon EOS 1300D18 MP

5 Best DSLR Camera under 40000 in 2018

1. Nikon D5300 – Best DSLR under 40000

This is one of the popular and cameras in this range, it has got huge demand due to its performance and it might be the reason that its price increases slightly.

Nikon has come up with a very good camera, in this price range, it has amazing features. Now you can hold a professional DSLR with all functionality that can make you a pro photographer. Let’s first check the key features of this Nikon D5300. Overall this DSLR has all the features. And you can buy this with 18-55mm + 55-200mm lens. Or if you just want to start with it, you can just with a basic 18-55 lens.

Sensor: APS-C CMOS | Megapixels: 24.2MP | Lens mount: Nikon DX | Screen: 3.2-inch articulating touchscreen, 1,040,000 dots | Continuous shooting speed: 5fps | Max video resolution: 1080p | User level: Beginner/enthusiast

Key Features

  • Effective Pixels: 24.2 MP
  • Optical Zoom: 3
  • Sensor Type: CMOS |
  • LCD Size: 3.2 inch
  • Max Shutter Speed: 1/4000
  • ISO – 100-12800
  • Auto Focus
  • Built in-WiFi

2. Canon EOS 700D – Best Budget Canon DSLR

Presently Canon EOS 700D is very famous DSLR camera in this range. I must say it is the best camera under 40000. I recently bought this camera and its picture quality is superb. Anyone who is newbie can create magic with this camera. Though it’s handling is little different from my previous Nikon camera but a child can click an awesome picture out of it.

Canon 700D is 18 MP camera with 3 inch LCD touchscreen. This touch screen feature makes its handling very simple and fast. The flap of LCD can rotate to 360 degrees. It has a display resolution of 104000 dots. It has DIGIC 5 Image Processor with ISO range of 100-12800 can expand to 25600. So now you can click a good image in low light scenes without a flash.

The Canon Camera OS comes with With the 7 creative filters named Fish-eye effect, toy camera effect, grainy black, white, soft, miniature effect, art bold effect and water painting effect. You can alter the visual effect of any scene. You can also record a full movie, with its Full HD video recording feature. The CMOS Image sensor produces high-quality images with this camera.

Sensor: APS-C CMOS | Megapixels: 24.2MP | Lens mount: Nikon DX | Screen: 3.2-inch articulating touchscreen, 1,040,000 dots | Continuous shooting speed: 5fps | Max video resolution: 1080p | User level: Beginner/enthusiast

Key Features

  • Effective Pixels: 24.2 MP
  • Optical Zoom: 3
  • Sensor Type: CMOS |
  • LCD Size: 3.2 inch
  • Max Shutter Speed: 1/4000
  • ISO – 100-12800
  • Auto Focus
  • Built in-WiFi

3. Sony SLT-A58Y

Sony also has two similar cameras with the almost same feature but bigger price difference. Sony SLT-A58Y comes for Rs 37899 whereas SLT-A58K will cost 10000 less at Rs 29689. But with that, you also will also get an extra lens 55-200 mm in SLT-A58Y. So you can assume the actual price difference is for the lens.

The SLT-A58Y features 20.1 MP and a 2.7 inch LCD screen with display resolution of 460800 dots. Apart from talking some beautiful shots using it, you can also record videos with the Full-HD option. Talking about its multiple shooting compatibilities, it has an ISO range of 100-16000 which is very great to capture an image in low light areas as well as in extra lit conditions.

Sensor: APS-C CMOS | Megapixels: 24.2MP | Lens mount: Nikon DX | Screen: 3.2-inch articulating touchscreen, 1,040,000 dots | Continuous shooting speed: 5fps | Max video resolution: 1080p | User level: Beginner/enthusiast

Key Features

  • Effective Pixels: 24.2 MP
  • Optical Zoom: 3
  • Sensor Type: CMOS |
  • LCD Size: 3.2 inch
  • Max Shutter Speed: 1/4000
  • ISO – 100-12800
  • Auto Focus
  • Built in-WiFi

4. Nikon 5200D

It is the best Nikon camera in this range, it is easy to use and has all latest features. Nikon D5200 comes with 24.1 MP feature and it captures quality images and has 3 image processing functions. It has the ISO range from 100-6400 same like Canon 1200D.Nikon 5200D

It has 3 Inch LCD screen with 170-degree viewing angle. It has eye-level pentamirror viewfinder. You can shoot full HD movie at 1080 pixel with it. Its shutter speed is electronically controllable and has the maximum shutter speed of 1/4000 seconds and the minimum is 30 sec. Its price range is not much high, it is available at the price of 27000.

Sensor: APS-C CMOS | Megapixels: 24.2MP | Lens mount: Nikon DX | Screen: 3.2-inch articulating touchscreen, 1,040,000 dots | Continuous shooting speed: 5fps | Max video resolution: 1080p | User level: Beginner/enthusiast

Key Features

  • Effective Pixels: 24.2 MP
  • Optical Zoom: 3
  • Sensor Type: CMOS |
  • LCD Size: 3.2 inch
  • Max Shutter Speed: 1/4000
  • ISO – 100-12800
  • Auto Focus
  • Built in-WiFi

5. Canon EOS 1300D

If your budget is little low say 30000 then you can go for Canon 1300D. You can say Canon 1300D is the lower version of 700D. But you can click good snaps from it. As we are not going for high professional level, so this camera is also best in this range.Canon EOS 1200D

Canon 1300D features an 18 MP sensor with 3 inch LCD same like 700D. It is little compress in ISO range in comparison with 700 D. It has ISO range of 100-6400 which can expand to 12800, you can say the ISO range is half of 700D.

It has 5 creative filters of Visual effect to create the mood of the photo. They are Grainy Black, Toy Camera, Miniature Effect, Soft Focus, and Fish-eye Effect. It has full HD video recording to capture clips. It is one of the best DSLR under budget price.

Sensor: APS-C CMOS | Megapixels: 24.2MP | Lens mount: Nikon DX | Screen: 3.2-inch articulating touchscreen, 1,040,000 dots | Continuous shooting speed: 5fps | Max video resolution: 1080p | User level: Beginner/enthusiast

Key Features

  • Effective Pixels: 24.2 MP
  • Optical Zoom: 3
  • Sensor Type: CMOS |
  • LCD Size: 3.2 inch
  • Max Shutter Speed: 1/4000
  • ISO – 100-12800
  • Auto Focus
  • Built in-WiFi

Conclusion

So here I reviewed top 5 best DSLR camera under 40000 in India. Now you can choose the best by comparing each other. I am using Canon 700D and it is awesome. Its very rare in our life that we buy a good camera so chose wisely. If you do not have a budget problem then go for the best.

Edited By: Abhiyanshu Satvat

21 COMMENTS

  1. i am new to the this dslr world….i want the good cam under 40k but dont know what to see first before buy it!!..like we check so many thing in smart phone…so is there any fix thing to chechk..and what are these…let me know….thxx

  2. if we compare Nikon D3300 and canon 760D on snapsort.com on their analysis Nikon D3300 is winer then which option i choose

    • Under 40K, you will not found both 24MP and built in wifi. If you compromise wifi then, Nikon D3300 and if you can extend your budget. Then the best camera I suggest is Canon 750D

  3. Hi my budget of dslr camra is 40k so which camra is best btw canon 1300d or 700d becoz im begnir i hve no idea related camras

  4. Hi.. Iam planning to buy a DSLR.
    Firstly Confused between Canon or Nikon,
    Next confusion is which model with two set of lenses with a good battery life..
    Budget will be 40000 appx

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