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DSLR Camera Reviews - Inexpensive Entry Level DSLRs

DSLR camera reviews can cover a large range of digital cameras.

Most digital cameras do not have interchangeable lenses, nor do they let you view your subject directly through the lens. The cameras that have these features are called D-SLRs...Digital Single-Lens Reflex types. They are typically for more serious photographers. However, you can now buy some very affordable ones if you want to have this type of camera.

Here are some DSLR camera reviews of some less expensive D-SLR cameras that are very good, starting at $499 and even below that price!

Nikon D40
This is one of the least expensive ones that you can buy. It's a few years old and has only 6.1MP, but that shouldn't deter you as it's a very good entry level one. If you like around you might be able to get one for $425, including an 18-55mm kit lens.

This camera produces photos with vivid color and good overall sharpness. It's rather compact, weighing a little over 16 ounces. It's pretty speedy and has very good image quality.

Canon EOS Rebel XS
This 10.1MP D-SLR camera has excellent image quality. It captures very nice images with low noise in low light conditions at high ISOs. It's fairly light...about 16 ounces and has an integrated cleaning system to keep your pictures spot free.

It has Auto Lighting Optimizers for evening out highlights and shadows, along with a function called Picture Styles. Look to spend around $500 with 18-55mm IS lens.

Olympus E-420
There are numerous inexpensive DSLR cameras.

This is a very light D-SLR camera, weighing only 13.4 ounces. The lens is an ultra-thin Zuiko 25mm f/2.8. The 10.1MP E-420 includes the ability to focus in Live View mode, a slightly larger 2.7 inch LCD, Face Detection and shadow adjustment technology.

It has a fast shooting speed of 3.5 fps. The cost is around $525 with 25mm lens.

If you are willing to step up a bit in price, here are 3 DSLR camera reviews of some more expensive ones, but they are still at the mid price range.

Pentax K-x
Introduced in September, 2009, this camera has many good features. It has a 12.4 megapixels which is advantageous for printing large photos and cropping. It also offers 10 scene modes, face detection, Hd video, sensor shake, and 4.7 frames per second continuous shooting.
Pricing will be:

$649.95 (with 18-55mm DA L lens) - This is your standard lense which also has a wide angle.
$749.95 (with 18-55mm + 50-200mm DA L lenses) - Additional telephoto lense.
$849.95 (with 18-55mm + 55-300mm DA L lenses) - Upgraded telephoto lense.

Nikon D60
This 10.2MP camera is definitely on the smaller size. It offers some very nice features such as a very fast start up time and shooting at 3 fps. You can use the D60's color intensifying filters, red-eye correction, and even cropping. It also has an interesting video capture feature. Look to spend about $550 with 18-55mm vibration reduction (VR) lens.

Canon EOS Rebel XSi
The Rebel XSi has a 12.2MP imaging sensor. It also has very good auto focus, color, and enhanced Live View and the fast DIGIC III processor for quickness. It comes with the newer 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens for image stabilization and decreased image blur. It has a beautiful, large 3"LCD. The cost is about $679 with this lens.

Sony Alpha DSLR A350
This is a very good all round camera with 14.2MP resolution (the highest mentioned here). You can auto focus in Live Preview mode and shoot two frames per second. In the regular shooting mode you will get 2.4 fps. The 2.7 inch LCD is tiltable which is convenient for those hard to get shots. It also has an in camera stabilization called SteadyShot for sharp pictures. The cost for this DSLR camera is around $700 with 18-70mm lens.

You can go up in cost and features from these cameras, but for an entry level DSLR, you will find that any of these in the above DSLR camera reviews will be a good choice.

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