DSLRs are typically more expensive than compact digital cameras, but there’s a growing range of cheap entry-level DSLRs to tempt photographers on a budget.
A budget DSLR will have plenty of manual controls to experiment with – from aperture and shutter speed to white balance and flash settings. The best entry-level DSLRs include the familiar automatic lighting and scene modes as found on compact digital cameras to help you get the best shot every time. Many feature on-screen guides that help beginners learn how to use their DSLR camera.
While paying less for a DSLR typically means sacrificing the large sensor, advanced features, fast speed and build quality of more expensive models, a cheap DSLR can be a great choice for anyone trading up from digital compact to in search of more professional looking photos.