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Blog > May 2019 > Best DSLR cameras to take on your holidays
5/7/2019 10:19:30 AM | with 0 comments
Let’s face it, nothing quite beats a good DSLR camera. They are reasonably affordable and with a bit of expertise can create some truly stunning results. In this article, we’ll be sharing some of the best DSLR cameras for you to pick up for your next big holiday, or just for everyday use.
 
We’re focusing on cameras that may be suited for the average user or for those interested in owning a DSLR camera for the first time. As always, these cameras can be purchased through Techscheme for up to 12% off the retail price. Learn more about that at the end.


Canon EOS 4000D DSLR - £299

Canon EOS 4000D DSLR
Up first we have the Canon EOS 4000D DSLR camera, which comes in at £299, making it one of the more affordable DSLR cameras available. You get an 18 megapixel sensor and an EF-S 18-55mm lens, with an aperture range of f/3.5-5.6. That means you'll be getting a lot of light into your photos, adding extra detail and colour to every single shot. There is an included autofocus mode that's designed to help newcomers take quick snaps.
 
It's not as fast as autofocus on a smartphone, and typically the manual modes are better once you get to grips with them. There's also the ability to remotely take photos with your smartphone via WiFi. The included LCD screen allows you to see what you're shooting. Although the display isn't the highest quality, it's big and clear enough for you to see what you're doing in all lighting conditions. For an entry level camera, the Canon EOS 4000D is absolutely a stunning choice, but there are some more impressive options if you’re willing to pay a little more.
 

Canon EOS 4000D with additional EF 75-300mm Lens - £349.00

Canon EOS 4000D with additional EF 75-300mm Lens
For an extra £150, you can get the same camera as above but with an included lens. The EF 75-300 mm f/4-5.6 III is an excellent addition to the Canon EOS 4000D for those that want extra zoom. Whether you want to capture wildlife, birds, or scenes in the distance, this is worth picking up.
 
The lens itself has a decent zoom range and it’s surprisingly lightweight. Despite that, it feels sturdy enough to be carried around without any major worry. Overall, the image quality is great, at maximum zoom the quality isn’t as refined, but at mid zoom the image is surprisingly detailed.
 

Nikon D3500 DSLR Camera - £359

Nikon D3500 DSLR Camera
Another big player in the camera game is Nikon and the D3500 DSLR camera is one of the most versatile options from them at this price point. You get a 24.78 megapixel resolution sensor and a 18-55 mm lens that has an aperture range of f/3.5 to f/5.6.
 
If you like to snap pictures quickly, you'll be happy to hear that the autofocus on this camera is blazingly fast. Despite all of the hardware that goes in to make this camera work, it's surprisingly lightweight, so it's easy to carry around all day and pull out to shoot at a moments notice. The camera still feels very solid and the grip is very comfortable. There’s no WiFi on this camera, but you can use Bluetooth to send over images to your smartphone or any other Bluetooth enabled device at any point.
 

Canon EOS 200D DSLR Camera - £519

 Canon EOS 200D DSLR Camera
Next up we have quite a jump in price with the Canon EOS 200D. This camera has a 24.2 megapixel resolution and an included 18-55mm lens with an aperture range of f/3.5 to f/5.6. So what makes this camera worth the purchase over the more affordable options mentioned before? Mainly, this is a DSLR with some incredible video capabilities.
 
The autofocus is very good, which is quite important for when trying to capture movement during video footage. The Canon 200D manages to focus on one object, for example a person, and keep that focus steady and sharp in video mode, despite frequent movement. For pictures, the 200D of course performs well too. It easily fits in line with the other options listed above in terms of raw picture quality, lighting and colour accuracy. Essentially, you’re paying that extra £200 for a much better video capture experience. You also get a higher quality display that allows you to see a more true to life version of what you’re capturing.
 

Summary

 
So there we have it, three excellent DSLR cameras for different price points. We have the Canon EOS 4000D for those that don’t mind manually focusing on shots, and the 4000D and 75-300mm Lens bundle is a great alternative.
 
Up next, the Nikon D3500 is a great choice for those that want snappier autofocus. Finally, the Canon 200D is a great all-rounder with some surprising video capture capabilities. Below is a look at their price and how much you can save through Techscheme.
Model RRP Savings Techscheme Price
Canon EOS 4000D £299 £35.88 £263.12
Canon EOS 4000D and EF 75-300mm Lens £349 £41.88 £307.12
Nikon D3500 £359 £43.08 £315.92
Canon EOS 200D £519 £62.28 £456.72

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