Best DSLR Camera In India (July 2019)

by | Jul 22, 2019

A serious photography enthusiast or a professional expect no compromise from the shooting rig they’re about to purchase, especially when spending a large sum of money on it.

We know you’d have done your homework properly before diving into this purchase decision, but anyways we decided to chip in with our share of expertise on this topic.

Here is the article we wrote about the best DSLR cameras in the Indian market, capable of taking your photography experience and your inner creativity to a whole new level.

Winding up the loose talk, let’s get real and start the article!

Best Cameras In India

1. Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Overall Best Pick
2. Canon EOS 80DRunner-Up Pick
3. Panasonic LUMIX GH5Best Camera for Videography
4. Sony Alpha A6500LBest Compact Mirrorless Camera
5. Nikon D7200 Best Budget DSLR Camera
6. Nikon Coolpix P900Camera with Best Optical Zoom
7. Nikon D3500 Best Budget DSLR Camera
8. Canon PowerShot SX620HS Best Budget Point and Shoot Camera
9. Canon EOS 200DHonorable Mention

1. Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

 Overall Best Pick
  • Suited for professional photography
  • Sturdy and ergonomic design
  • Excellent battery life

The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV is probably the best DSLR camera Canon has made until now.

This hybrid DSLR camera is aimed to cater to both serious photography enthusiasts and professional photographers alike who deserve nothing but the best.

Design and build quality

Made from aluminium and polycarbonate, the body of this camera is a very well crafted piece of hardware that combines ergonomics and portability.

The Mark IV is lighter than the EOS 5D Mark III despite the similar size and form factor.

Less weight is always a welcome addition for photographers as it adds to the comfort factor of the camera.

This camera has subtle curves and thoughtfully designed contours on its chassis that improves the grip substantially.

The buttons on this camera are super responsive and the bigger, easy to use dials make manual adjustments of variables such as shutter speed and aperture size easier.

The 3.2-inch LCD touch screen at the back is of very high quality and provides a sharp and vibrant preview of photos and videos even under direct sunlight.

There is a secondary LCD display at the top that show details about the remaining battery, Wi-Fi and GPS status as well as other variables in the shooting mode.

Port selection on this camera is excellent, starting with a mic port, headphone jack, USB 3 port and an HDMI port.

Sensor features

The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV features one of the largest sensors in the industry with a size of 36.0mm x 24.0mm.

This 30.4MP CMOS sensor has a maximum ISO range of 32000 which is just incredible for low light photography.

The Digic 6 processor inside delivers excellent texture rendering and faster image processing, thereby decreasing the lag between clicking a shot and previewing in its full size.

The lens kit that comes with this camera is the Canon EF 24-105mm USM lens that has inbuilt image stabilization for reducing shakes and jitters in the photos and videos.

This camera also has a low pass filter that eliminates distortion in the photos, that might appear when capturing smooth textures.

Image and video quality

The images that this professional DSLR camera delivers is of amazing details and accurate colours.

The Digic 6 image processor shows its might inside the body with a perfect rendering of borderline textures and noise reduction, resulting in an output image with an astonishing level of detail.

Talking about the video, this camera can record videos with a maximum resolution of 4K at 30fps.

It is also capable of recording high-quality cinematic quality videos at full HD 1920 x 1080 pixels at a steady 60fps.

This camera has a dual pixel RAW feature that enables it to capture RAW images with double the amount of details which can then be used by a professional to develop in an editing suite without any sort of degradation.


The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV has 61 autofocus points to efficiently track the subject in concern.

There is a multi-direction joystick on the camera that can be used to set the points across the entire frame to keep the subject in focus all the time.

This ultra-fast autofocus system delivers faster performance and better accuracy when capturing your shots.

There is a built-in intervalometer in this camera that can activate the shutter after a predefined time, which is very useful when it comes to astrophotography.

Battery life

This camera is a champ when it comes to battery life.

The Lithium-ion battery pack inside this camera will last for about 850 shots on a single charge and for about 2 hours of video recording.

If you use features like Wi-Fi and GPS, you might see a reduction in the above-said numbers by a small margin.


The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV is the flagship camera from the company aiming at serious photography enthusiasts and professionals.

If you don’t want to compromise on the quality of your stills and videos, spending a fortune on this camera won’t go in vain.


Excellent quality photos and videos


Dual pixel RAW


Super fast Autofocus system


Wi-Fi and GPS


No in body stabilization


Sensor Size36.0 mm x 24.0 mm
LensEF 24-105 mm f/4L IS II USM Lens
Megapixel Count30.4 MP
Optical Zoom
Display Screen3.2 inch Clear View LCD II
Warranty2 years

2. Canon EOS 80D

Runner-Up Pick
  • Supports HDR video
  • Best suited for videography
  • 100% full-frame viewfinder

The Canon EOS 80D is for those who wish to own a professional DSLR that combines excellent performance and an affordable budget.

This camera follows the footsteps of its expensive sibling, the EOS 5D Mark IV and has many of its features albeit the significant price difference between the two.

Design and build quality

The Canon EOS 80D has the signature EOS lineup build quality with an aluminium and polycarbonate body designed to ensure comfortability and practicality to go hand in hand.

The controls and dials on this camera is based on the former EOS models. If you’ve ever used one before, you’ll feel right at home with this camera.

The contoured design and the rubber grip inserts make this camera easier to hold, even at extreme angles allowing you to experiment with shots based on your creativity.

There is a high-quality 3-inch vari-angle TFT LCD display having touchscreen functionality for easier menu navigation and interaction with the user interface.

The secondary LCD display is present and accounted for on the top part of the chassis, which provides much-needed information about the shooting modes and battery life in a glance.

Sensor features

The Canon EOS 80D features a standard APS-C 24.2MP CMOS sensor that is coupled with the Digic 6 image processor.

This sensor has a maximum ISO range of 12,800 which is the norm among DSLR cameras in the similar price bracket.

The sensor and image processor combined can shoot up to 25 RAW images at 7fps continuously, which makes it an ideal choice for photographing fast-moving subjects.

The lens that comes with this camera is a high-end 18-135mm USM lens with inbuilt stabilization for reducing jitters and shakes while zooming in and out of the frame.

This lens along with the capable sensor and powerful image processor inside can create some stunning portrait and landscape photos that will satisfy the shutter-bug in you.

Image and video quality

The Canon EOS 80D delivers big time in the image quality department with its quality sensor and the USM kit lens it comes with.

This camera can capture images with a maximum resolution of 6000 x 4000 pixels with vibrant tonal balance and exceptional level of details.

The intelligent viewfinder on this camera has a 100% frame coverage. This means what you see in the viewfinder is what you get. There is no need to do guesswork on the partial frames anymore.

Video is one thing that this camera trumps other devices in its segment. The Canon EOS 80D can capture full HD videos with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels at 60fps.

What’s interesting is that this device support HDR video, that enhance the highlights and shadow details by combining two sets of overexposed and underexposed frames cleverly.


The dual point AF system in this camera works wonders when it comes to tracking subjects in the frame.

With 45 autofocus points distributed across the frame, this camera delivers smooth tracking of the subject during live view for capturing still images and during video recording.

There is also touch to focus to make the videos look more professional even when used by an amateur.

On the connectivity front, this camera has both Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity that can be used to command and control the device remotely from your smartphone or laptop and also aides in wireless media synchronisation.

Canon has implemented a flicker detection technology that identifies light flickering and captures shot accordingly to reduce the colour disparities and over exposure of the images.

Battery life

The Canon EOS 80D will last for about 950 shots on a single charge. When it comes to video, this camera can be used for shooting videos around 2 – 2:30 hours.

It takes about 2:30 hours to charge the battery completely from empty.


The Canon EOS 80D is an ideal step-up camera for amateur photographers who want to enter into serious professional photography.

Apart from the quality of images and videos, the weather resistance and build quality of this DSLR camera makes it a compelling choice under a budget of Rs.100,000.


Ergonomic and elegant design


Professional 18-135mm kit lens


Weather resistant build




Sensor Size22.3 mm x 14.9 mm
LensEF-S 18-135mm USM lens
Megapixel Count24.2 MP
Optical Zoom
Display Screen3 inch TFT LCD
Warranty2 years

3. Panasonic LUMIX GH5

Best Camera for Videography
  • Excellent 5-axis stabilization
  • 4K 60fps video recording
  • Dual SD cards

The Lumix series from Panasonic has been in the Indian market for a while and with the GH5, the company aims to take it up a notch to level with the established brands like Canon and Nikon.

The Lumix GH5 from Panasonic is a mirrorless camera that delivers professional photo and video performance in a comparatively compact and lightweight form factor.

Design and build quality

The Panasonic LUMIX GH5 is designed similar to a DSLR with the familiar bumps and contour design native to the mainstream cameras in the market.

This camera is built like a tank using magnesium alloy that is strong and lightweight at the same time.

Weather resistance add a huge bonus to this device as it adds to the usage experience outdoors under any conditions – be it rain, snow or dust storm.

The magnesium die-cast frame has fewer joints and welds making this camera structurally sound.

The high-quality dials and buttons do justice to the price tag and are polished to meet exceptional quality standards.

There is a large 3.2-inch tiltable OLED touchscreen display on this device. Matched with the OLED live view finder, it provide an excellent preview of the shots you’re are going to make with this awesome mirrorless camera.

Sensor features

The 20.3MP Live MOS sensor has a size of 17.3mm x 13mm, the standard for a mirrorless camera.

This sensor together with the latest Venus 10 image processor vividly recreates the natural beauty of the subject with extraordinary colour details.

The sensor has a maximum ISO range of 25,600 which is quite brilliant for a mirrorless camera.

The lack of a low pass filter, further makes this sensor capable of capturing highly detailed images and videos with high dynamic range.

The lens that comes with the Lumix GH5 is a Leica Vario-Elmarit 12-60mm which delivers light directly on to the sensor for greater accuracy and colour reproduction.

This kit lens also minimizes the artefacts that might appear in the photos due to the lack of a low pass filter.

Image and video quality

The Panasonic Lumix GH5 can shoot still images with a maximum resolution of 5184 x 3888 pixels.

This camera can achieve 6K photos at 30fps and 4K photos at 60fps that allows you to capture in burst mode.

This make sure that not a single moment is missed and deliver a high-quality image of the same which might not be possible with conventional DSLR cameras.

Video recording is the strong forte of this mirrorless camera. This digital camera can record 4K videos at 60fps, which is one of a kind in the entire world.

The videos come out silky smooth and rich in detail such that once you get used to the quality, there will be no turning back.


This camera comes with a 10-bit internal recording feature that enhances the level of details in the videos you capture and make them look more closely to the natural texture and colours.

Having about 225 autofocus points and with a joystick with which the points can be controlled across the frame, this device deliver super fast focus times when capturing both photos and videos.

There is also a post-focus feature that will let you select what to focus on a photo after it is being shot.

The main USP of this device is the dual 5-axis stabilization which is the best in the business among DSLR cameras.

The stabilization works so well that even without a gimbal, you will be able to record cinematic-quality shots.

With the support of anamorphic mode videos, this camera brings the best in the creator inside you.

This device supports the latest Bluetooth version 5 and has support for 5GHz Wi-Fi connectivity.

Battery life

The Lumix GH5 from Panasonic uses a custom Lithium-ion rechargeable battery pack that lasts for about 410 shots per charge.

When it comes to video recording, this camera can capture about 2 hours of 4K video on a single full charge of the battery.


If you’re looking for a digital camera for shooting professional videos, nothing at present in the market beats the Panasonic Lumix GH5.

The 5-axis stabilization coupled with the 10-bit recording helps this camera to achieve the best possible video quality out of a portable digital camera.


Weather resistant build


225 autofocus points


OLED viewfinder


Limited choice of lenses


Sensor Size17.3 mm x 13 mm
LensLecia Vario-Elmarit 12-60 mm
Megapixel Count20.3 MP
Optical Zoom
Display Screen3.2 inch TFT LCD
Warranty2 years

4. Sony Alpha A6500

Best Compact Mirrorless Camera
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Suited for amateur photographers
  • Exmor R CMOS sensor

The Sony Alpha A6500 is a true mirrorless camera that is lightweight and compact, suitable for casual photography.

Featuring a 24.2MP APS-C sensor, similar in size to that of DSLRs, this mirrorless digital camera offers high sensitivity in low light conditions, offering detailed images in dimly lit environments.

Design and build quality

The body of this camera is made of aluminium inner casing and polycarbonate outer layer.

It is intentionally designed to be lightweight and compact which suits vlogging and point and shoot usage.

This camera is designed similar to the Sony A6000 but with a slight heft added to increase the overall stability of the camera in hand.

One thing we noticed about this camera is the lack of adequate space to keep fingers between the lens and the protruding chin.

If you’re using this camera with other lenses of different size, this might be an issue.

Sensor features

Sony APS-C sensors are critically acclaimed for its image and video quality and are one of the best in the business.

The sensor on this compact mirrorless camera has a size of 23.5mm x 15mm and being a mirrorless camera, it is always open to the light coming through the lens.

This sensor has a maximum ISO range of 26,500 which makes it easy to shoot images and videos at low lighting conditions.

This camera features a Sony E-mount that has a 16-50mm kit lens. There are many other Sony lenses available for this camera and with the help of an adapter, you can use many other third-party lenses as well.

The Bionz X image processor in this camera delivers tonally balanced shots with rich details and minimal noise, doing justice to the quality of the sensor.

Image and video quality

This Sony Alpha A6500 can capture still photos with a maximum resolution of 6000 x 4000 pixels at 24.2MP.

There is also support for various picture standards such as RAW, JPEG fine and JPG standard.

The photos from this camera come out vibrant and rich in details. The super fast focus system aides in capturing the subject as soon as you point towards it.

This mirrorless compact camera from Sony can record 4K videos at 25fps in super 35 format that utilizes the full width of the sensor to deliver a cinematic quality output.


This camera comes with ultra-fast focus feature which is just incredible, given its size and price. The sensor is fast to acknowledge the subject and continuously track it even while it is in motion.

It provides up to 425 focus points that make the subject a centrepiece in your shots, no matter how far or close it is in the frame.

There is a ton of automatic shooting modes that you can set according to the nature of the subject or time of the day to make the final output look way better than it would be if shot at normal mode.

The built-in 5-axis stabilization works great for smoothing out the jitters and shakes in the videos and distortions in the still images.

Battery life

Mirrorless cameras usually exhibit less battery life than DSLR counterparts. This digital mirrorless camera from Sony lasts for about 400 still images or about 75 minutes of continuous video recording in a single full charge.


If you’re an amateur photographer who takes photography seriously and in need of a compact and lightweight camera to shoot your stuff in style and quality, the Sony A6500 is one of the best choices around.

The flip screen and the interchangeable Sony lens ecosystem enhances the usability of this camera to make it a good choice for professionals as well as individual hobby photographers.


Retractable flip screen


Compact and lightweight design


Matured Sony lens kit ecosystem


Average battery life


Sensor Size23.5 mm x 15 mm
LensSony 16-50 mm power zoom lens
Megapixel Count24.2 MP
Optical Zoom
Display Screen3 inch wide type TFT
Warranty1 Year

5. Nikon D7200

Best Budget DSLR Camera
  • 3.2-inch tiltable touch screen
  • Excellent battery life
  • Wi-Fi, NFC & Bluetooth connectivity

The Nikon D7200 is a mid-range DSLR that takes amateur photography to the next level by delivering amazingly sharp and tonally rich images and videos at the click of a button.

With a blazing fast speed 4 image processor inside, this camera captures the details at its finest with the overall improvement in speed and performance when compared with its predecessors.

Design and build quality

The Nikon D7200 is made of aluminium alloy and has a monocoque design. This means that there are only a few joints on the chassis making it structurally rigid.

There is also a carbon fibre composite coating over this chassis for outstanding durability.

The buttons and dials are thoughtfully placed and designed to provide a more natural finger movement which adds to the comfort of operating this DSLR camera.

This camera is designed to offer excellent compatibility with third-party mounts such as an external microphone or flashes to facilitate a much more robust photography experience.

The 3.2-inch touch screen TFT LCD monitor can be easily swivelled and tilted up to 180 degrees, helping you to experiment with novel shooting angles.

Overall, the build quality of this DSLR stands second to none in its price segment and offers excellent durability and versatility to the end user.

Sensor features

The Nikon D5600 features a CMOS sensor of size 22.3mm x 14.9mm powered by the expeed 4 image processor.

This 24.2MP sensor has a maximum ISO range of 25,600 allowing the sensor to capture more light per inch which aids in better low light photography.

This sensor doesn’t have the low pass filter, which means that the details are very well preserved in the output image.

To compensate for the lack of a low pass filter which reduces the blur, Nikon has done several software improvements which work pretty accurate.

This camera comes with the 18-140mm Nikkor kit lens which is good for casual photography but if you are a professional we’d recommend you to purchase more lenses for specific usage scenarios.

Image and video quality

The 24.2MP sensor inside this camera can capture still images with a maximum resolution of 6000 x 4000 pixels.

The images come out really vibrant and the lack of low pass filter is evident with rich details preserved in the output.

The high-resolution sensor and the wide ISO range helps this camera to deliver high-quality photos in almost any lighting conditions.

Speaking of video, this camera can record full HD videos with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels at 60fps. The videos are recorded in H.264 format which is known to offer excellent clarity than traditional codecs despite the lower file size.


This camera comes with 51autofocus points spread across the frame that helps in keeping track of your subject with extreme precision.

The kit lens comes with improved stepper motors that provide excellent vibration reduction, minimizing shakes while snapping photos and videos.

Talking about connectivity, the Nikon D7200 has Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth to connect with other smart devices such as laptops and smartphones wirelessly.

The Snapbridge feature from Nikon helps the camera to automatically sync with a paired device to transfer media.

It also has a remote shutter function where you can control the camera from a smartphone to click snaps from a distance.

Battery life

This DSLR camera has a long lasting Li-ion battery pack inside that gives about 970 shots per full charge. When it comes to video, you can expect about 2 hours of continuous video recording with this battery.


Intuitively designed for easy handling, the Nikon D7200 is a budget DSLR that can take excellent quality images and can shoot high-quality videos.

With its excellent battery life and rich connectivity features, this camera will definitely prove to be a boon on your trips.


51 autofocus points


Rich colour reproduction


Variety of accessories available


Occasional blurs in night photos


Sensor Size22.3 mm x 14.9 mm
Lens18-140 mm VR Kit Lens
Megapixel Count24.2MP
Optical Zoom
Display screen3 inch TFT LCD
Warranty2 years

6. Nikon Coolpix P900

Best Budget DSLR Camera
  • 3.2-inch tiltable touch screen
  • Excellent battery life
  • Wi-Fi, NFC & Bluetooth connectivity

If you’re not living under a rock, you must have heard at least once about the Nikon Coolpix P900 and its staggering 83x zoom.

This point and shoot camera come with almost all the features that are exclusively found on higher-end DSLR cameras with an attractive price tag.

Design and Build Quality

Made of polycarbonate and aluminium, this camera definitely resembles a DSLR with interchangeable lens, except the fact that it isn’t one nor it has an interchangeable lens.

The build quality as expected from an established player in the market like Nikon is outstanding and the overall fit and finish of the camera feels very solid and durable.

The buttons and dials on this camera are of high quality and offer excellent feedback for keypresses.

This camera also features a rotating display which is a very convenient feature for shooting photos at weird angles.

Sensor Features

The 16MP CMOS sensor inside this digital camera has a size of 6.17 x 4.55mm. This sensor has a maximum ISO range of 6400 which is quite appreciable for its price.

The focus system of this camera is excellent and works well to switch focus instantly when you change the position of the camera.

The 16-element Nikkor lens is touted as one of the best in the business and provides a focal length equivalent to 357 mm which is very suitable for long distance photography.

The lens shift vibration reduction works reasonably well to eliminate shakes during capture but is not up to the mark of Sony’s Optical SteadyShot.

Image and Video Quality

The 16MP sensor on this camera can shoot still images with a maximum resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. The pictures come out very detailed and colour accurate.

The 83x optical zoom works as advertised and is probably the best in terms of clarity of distant shots in all of the cameras available in the country.

You can zoom in on high flying planes and even moon and other distant planets and click pictures like that from a telescope.

But beware that the hand movements will get amplified with the level of zoom and it is definitely advised to have a tripod for steady and blue free images.

The Nikon Coolpix P900 can shoot full HD videos at 60 fps and doubles up as a budget vlogging camera.


The Nikon Coolpix P900 features PictBridge technology that allows this camera to be connected with devices such as printers to take printouts.

Also, with the HDMI port on the camera, the images and videos can be viewed on large monitors with a supported HDMI cable.

This camera comes with Wi-Fi an NFC connectivity and can communicate with other compatible devices such as your smartphone or laptop wirelessly.

Battery Life

The Nikon Coolpix P900 is powered by a Lithium-ion battery pack that will last for about 360 clicks or about 1.20 hours of video recording.

This battery takes about 4 hours to charge completely from an empty state.


Nikon Coolpix P900 is a very capable point and shoot camera with the USP being its 83x optical zoom.

If you’re into astrophotography, this camera will prove to be a delight for watching distant planets and the night sky.


Attractive colour options


83x optical zoom


PictBridge feature


Narrow dynamic range


Sensor Size1/2.3 inch
LensNIKKOR EDlass Lens
Megapixel Count16MP
Optical Zoom
Display screen3-inch TFT LCD
Warranty2 years


7. Nikon D3500

Best Budget DSLR Camera
  • 3.2-inch tiltable touch screen
  • Excellent battery life
  • Wi-Fi, NFC & Bluetooth connectivity

Nikon D3500 is undoubtedly the best DSLR that you can purchase for a budget around Rs.30,000.

As this model sees frequent demand surges, the price fluctuates a lot and when writing this article, the asking price of this camera is about Rs.27,990.

Design and Build Quality

The body of this budget DSLR camera is built using a mix of high-quality fibre and ABS plastic. The construction screams quality and when taken in hand, this camera feels durable and solid.

The control buttons are strategically placed to ensure you a smooth workflow without having to take your eyes off the viewfinder.

The textures dials are smooth and easy to operate with a single finger. The satisfying click sound makes sure that you have indeed nailed the click.

The faux leather grip makes it easy to hold this camera even with sweaty palms. However, we recommend you to use a wrist strap to ensure the safety of the device.

The 3-inch TFT LCD display at the back is of good quality but unfortunately, it is not tiltable.

If you wish to do some serious low light photography, there is a dedicated external flash holder integrated with the chassis.

Sensor Features

The 24.2MP CMOS sensor in this DSLR camera has a size of 23.5 x 15.6mm, the best you can get in its price segment.

A larger sensor is always preferable than a higher megapixel count. The bigger the sensor, the more the light it can capture and better will be the image quality.

This camera comes with an 18-55mm VR Nikkor lens which brings you the latest vibration reduction technology to the table for blur-free zoomed in shots.

VR lens negates the movement of your hands while capturing shots and delivers a crisp and clear shot, no matter how zoomed in you’re.

This lens features manual focus that lets you zero in on the desired subject in case the autofocus fails to do so.

With 11 focus points, this camera is undoubtedly the best DSLR camera that you can buy under Rs.30,000 for macro photography.

Image and Video Quality

The 24.2MP CMOS sensor can capture still images with a maximum resolution of 6000 x 4000 pixels. There is RAW support built-in which will make professional photographers happy.

RAW format helps you to edit the captured images in an editing software without any colour degradation or loss in detail.

The images come out very good with an excellent level of detail and colour accuracy.

When it comes to videos, the Nikon D3500 can capture full HD videos with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels at 60fps.


This budget DSLR camera has a maximum ISO range of 26000 which makes low light and night photography a breeze.

However, invest in a good tripod if you plan to take some professional quality photos in these conditions.

Nikon’s standard PictBridge feature is present on this camera that lets you hook the device with other gadgets such as printer wirelessly.

The Nikon D3500 also has Bluetooth v4.1 low energy mode for energy efficient wireless connection.

Battery Life

The Nikon D3500 delivers about 150 minutes of continuous usage and will take an average of 900 photos on a single charge.


If you are looking for a full-fledged DSLR camera at an affordable price, the Nikon D3500 checks all the right boxes.

This camera is best suited for serious content creators who want a budget camera that captures high-quality detailed images and cinematic videos.


Latest VR Nikkor lens


11 focus points


Solid build quality


Average quality carry pouch


Sensor Size23.5 x 15.6mm
LensNIKKOR 18-55 VR lens
Megapixel Count24.2MP
Optical Zoom
Display screen3 inch TFT LCD
Warranty2 years


8. Canon SX620 HS

Best Budget Point and Shoot Camera
  • Image stabilization
  • 25x optical zoom
  • Wi-Fi and NFC capability

The Canon SX620 HS is an affordable bridge camera that offers basic manual controls for precise capture of your favourite moment.

This digital camera is a perfect tool for amateur photographers to showcase their talent to the world without blowing a hole in their pocket.

Design and Build Quality

The Canon Powershot SX620 HS features an ABS plastic chassis covered with a layer of textured rubber to improve the grip and the overall crude look of the camera.

This digital bridge camera resembles a DSLR with its muscular frame in the front, but with minimal buttons and a fixed LCD screen at the back.

The circular dial at the top is very intuitive to switch various modes such as intelligent auto, programmable, lightweight manual mode etc.

The flash is embedded into the chassis and pops up when needed. This improves the robustness of the design and secures fragile components like flash from damage.

The buttons are positioned comfortably within fingers reach and gives positive feedback when pressed.

The 3-inch LCD display in the back has a decent enough resolution and displays the photos and videos with crisp and detailed clarity.

Sensor features

The Canon Powershot SX620 HS has a 6.15 x 4.55mm sensor, which when compared to Sony’s offering in the same price range is bit small, but performs exceptionally well, thanks to the Digic 6 image processing chip inside.

The 20.3MP CMOS sensor has a maximum ISO value of 1600 which is the standard for many digital cameras priced within the same bracket.

This camera has a Canon zoom lens and comes with a staggering 25x optical zoom that will let you take close up shots from a distance without quality degradation.

The lens shift-type image stabilizer inside shifts the lens element for stabilizing the images with minimal shakes and blurs.

Image and video quality

The CMOS sensor on this camera can take still photos with a maximum resolution of 5184 x 3888 pixels and full HD videos with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

The images that come out of this camera looks vibrant and rich in details. The optical zoom works well and captures far away objects without any colour shift or noise.

The image stabilizer helps the camera to deliver a blur-free image when zoomed in on to the subject, but if you are serious with long distance photography, we advise you to purchase a tripod.


The Canon Powershot SX620 HS comes with both Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity on board.

There is also an image synch feature that when configured automatically uploads the captures images and videos directly into your cloud account when the Wi-Fi connection is available.

Battery life

This digital camera is powered by a rechargeable Li-ion battery pack that will last for around 2-2:30 minutes of usage.

However, the battery life depends on multiple factors such as temperature, screen brightness and even the use of zoom functions that take a toll on the battery.


The Canon Powershot SX620 HS is one of the best bridge camera available under Rs.20,000 which has the perfect blend of build and image quality.

The 25x zoom feature along with image stabilization makes it a great pick for long distance photography at an affordable budget.


Excellent build quality


The sharp 3-inch LCD screen


Powerful image processor


Average low light performance


Sensor Size6.17 x 4.55mm
LensCanon Zoom lens
Megapixel Count20.2MP
Optical Zoom
Display screen3-inch LCD
Warranty2 years


9. Canon EOS 200D

Honorable Mention
  • Entry level professional DSLR camera
  • Full HD videos at 60fps
  • A 3-inch swivel LCD screen

The Canon EOS 200D is possibly the best entry-level DSLR for professional photography for budget-conscious buyers. This device has so many features packed into a relatively compact and lightweight form factor that no other camera in its price bracket offers.

Design and Build Quality

This camera is a powerhouse despite the simple DSLR look it has.

The high-quality aluminium alloy and polycarbonate build graciously coated with layers of water and dust repellent coating makes it a durable handheld camera that can be easily cleaned.

The buttons and other controls are thoughtfully designed and placed instinctively at their place so that once you get used to it, it becomes automatically hardwired into your brain.

This makes it operable even without having to take your eyes off the viewfinder. The pop-up flash is now a lot more improved and feels solid when compared with earlier EOS models.

The 3-inch TFT LCD display at the back is retractable and swivels in different directions making tedious angle photography a delight with this camera.

Sensor Features

The Canon EOS 200D has a 24.2MP CMOS APS-C sensor of size 22.3 x 14mm.

Backed by the powerful Digic 7 processor, this sensor is capable of delivering high-quality images and videos that does justice to its price tag.

This camera sensor has a staggering maximum ISO range of 25,600 that will make night photography much more clear and detailed, which is a must if you are a professional or even a hobby enthusiast of low light photography.

This camera comes with the Canon 18-55mm kit lens. This is an STM lens with improved focus motors that lets you control the lens manually without damaging them. The 9-point autofocus works well and is lightning fast to identify the subject in the frame.

This is excellent for macro photography where the subject might be too close to the sensor and manually adjusting the focus might take some time to achieve.

Image and Video Quality

The Canon EOS 200D DSLR camera can capture images with a maximum resolution of 6000 x 4000 pixels at 24.2 MP.

There is RAW support built-in which is preferred by professional photographers over jpg format as the latter is not compressed and can be edited in any software without degradation.

When it comes to video, this camera can record full HD videos at 1920 x 1080 pixels at 60 fps. Coupled with a gimbal, this camera is very capable to produce cinematic looking videos.

The images and videos come out pretty great with good tonal balance and details. If used with manual controls, this camera will deliver exactly what you wish to capture.


The Canon EOS 200D comes with built-in lens aberration correction that reduces the blurs and distortions in the image automatically before capturing the picture.

This reduces the need for further image processing and helps in retaining the details as it is.

In the connectivity front, this camera has Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth. You can connect devices such as laptops and smartphones easily with this camera to instantly share the pics and videos.

Battery Life

The LP-E17 Lithium-ion battery pack inside this camera will last for about 400 clicks per full charge.

Considering the sensor size and the STM lens involved, this is a pretty good number when it comes to battery statistics.


The Canon EOS 200D is the best entry-level professional camera that money can get you under a budget of Rs.40,000.

The powerful Digic 7 image processor and rich connectivity features help you shoot and share excellent quality stills and videos wirelessly on the go.


Optical image stabilization


Solid aluminium alloy chassis


STM lens in the box


No pause option in video


Sensor Size22.3 x 14.9 mm
Lens18-55 kit lens
Megapixel Count24.2MP
Optical Zoom
Display screen3-inch TFT LCD
Warranty2 years


This concludes our list for the best cameras available in the Indian market at present.

If you are not able to find the one you’re fine with, do check out our comprehensive buying lists of digital cameras at various budgets for more choices.

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