Best camera below 30000 in India

Photography is not all about having a powerful camera. That is why people say photography is an art. In taking some great photos, the cameras also do matter. A DSLR can help you to take sharp, detailed and low noisy photos. We will help you to choose a DSLR below 30000 rupees in India.
Unfortunately, not all camera manufacturers launch their cameras in India. So the 30000 range is owned by Nikon and Canon in India.
These are the best DSLRs you can get for below 30000.

Nikon D3400

The Nikon D3400 is an entry level DSLR, that is targeted towards the beginner photographers and people who wants an upgrade from their point and shoot and smartphone cameras.
The Nikon D3300 was a good camera and the new Nikon D3400 with some upgradations, is even better. Because it is targeted towards the beginner photographers, the control keys are simple. The 24 megapixel sensor fares well in all conditions. The JPEG quality from the camera is good with good colours.
The 3 inch LCD display is good enough for photography in the bright sunlight. Like other cameras in the budget, the body is lightweight. This makes it easy to carry around and take photos. Here, lightweight does not mean the camera has smaller battery. According to CIPA,  the battery can take 1200 photos in a single charge, means it can run for 2 days in a single charge.
As far as videography is concerned, Nikon D3400 can shoot videos at 1080/60p. The video quality is good with details.


Capable 24 megapixel sensor
Simple control keys
Body is lightweight
Great battery life (1200 photos in a single charge)
1080 / 60 p video with good details
Good JPEG and raw images


Autofocus becomes slow in live view
The camera body looks cheap
A touch screen could have been better

Nikon D3300

If you do not have the budget to go for the new Nikon D3400 then Nikon D3300 should be your primary consideration. The new Nikon D3400 has got some upgradationwhen compared to Nikon D3300. But the D3300 is still a good camera overall.
The 24 megapixel APS-C sensor used in the Nikon D 3300 is one of the best in it’s class. The Nikon D3300 offers the best image quality in its budget. The Nikon D3300 has a higher resolution display than any competitive models, means the display has good visibility in the bright day light conditions.
These days people are more into blogging and videography. Nikon D3300 offers 1080/60 p videos with good details and colour accuracy. This alone could be a reason to go for Nikon D3300.
If you are into travelling, then don’t worry about the battery life of Nikon D 3300. Nikon claims in one go the D3300 can take up to 700 shots. If you like sports photography then the Nikon D3300 can take photos at 5 FPS.
Optical viewfinder has 95% of coverage. The Nikon D3300 is light and very comfortable to handle. The plastic build may look cheap, but the camera is strong and steady.


24 megapixel APS-C sensor is one of the best in the market
Good image quality with details and colour accuracy
Video shooting at 1080/60P with good amount of details
Light, well built and easy to handle body
Best battery life in the budget
Takes great RAW pictures with ample details for post production


Autofocus is slow in live view
In camera panorama could have been better
Not enough control in the movie mode

Canon 1300D

If you are a beginner and cannot afford the Nikon D3300, then Canon 1300D is the best bargain for your money. Released in 2016, the Canon 1300D has in-built WiFi and NFC, for the fastest sharing of images to your phones for social media uploads.
The camera is built of plastic and may feel cheap, but for the money you pay, you can not ask for more. After all, the camera is meant to be for those who wants to upgrade from the point and shoot and who do not want to break their wallet.
Canon is known to produce great JPEGs and Canon 1300D continues the trend. The Canon 1300D takes good JPEG images with pleasing colours. The sensor in canon 1300D is 18 megapixels. So, the details are not as good as Nikon’s cameras.
For videographers and bloggers there is 1080/30 p that captures smooth video with details. The continuous shooting is rated at 3 FPS, that should help you with sports photography. If shooting photos is your main priority, then the Canon 1300D should satisfy you.


Good JPEG quality with pleasing colours
Wi-Fi and NFC
Simple to use
Lightweight and comfortable to hold
Battery life


The same old 18 megapixel sensor
Slow auto-focus in live view
It’s plastic build may   look cheap
Limited control over video shooting
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