Saturday 3, June 2023

DSLR and mirrorless cameras under Tk 1 lac: Our top picks

We are always keen on keeping a memory. Be it of our favourite moments, or something that we want to look back and relive. A camera is now an essential part of our daily life. That itch to get a perfect shot is something that the ordinary phone camera cannot meet. For those who are serious about photography, a Digital Single-Lens Reflex, DSLR, or mirrorless camera, is the way to go. Mirrorless cameras do not have a reflex mirror inside the body. These use a digital viewfinder to show the image as it passes directly into the sensor. Moreover, mirrorless cameras are nothing less than a DSLR.

Here are our top 5 DSLR cameras within Tk. 100,000 to kick start the hobby.

Canon M50 Mark II

The Canon M50 Mark II is a beginner-level mirrorless camera. The M50 Mark II has the output of a DSLR, minus the bulkiness. With a 24.1 megapixel and CMOS sensor, the output of this is fantastic. With an ISO of 100 to 51200, it can deal with low light situations with ease. As for video shooting, it can shoot at 4K at up to 24 FPS. It also does 120FPS video shooting perfect for slow motion and time-lapses.

Price: Tk. 69,500/- to 70,000/- with an 18-45 mm kit lens


Canon EOS 250D

The Canon 250D, with an 18-55 millimetre kit lens, is the best way to start. This has an effective pixel rate of approximately 24.10 megapixels and an aspect ratio of 3:2. The International Organization for Standardization, ISO sensitivity in the 250D is 100 to 25600 and can be increased up to 51200. The shutter speed reaches up from 3 seconds to 1/4000 of a second. One of the striking features of this camera is that it can shoot videos in 4K at 25 frames per second.

Price: Tk. 57,000/- to 59,000/- with 18-55 mm lens and Tk. 82,000/- with 18-135 mm lens.


Nikon D5600

The D5600 is a solidly built camera to start one's photography journey. This is one of those cameras that can be used for any occasion. It is a great 24.2-megapixel entry-level camera, with an ISO of 100 to 25600. It can endure all kinds of lighting situations. On top of that, it is compatible with most of the NIKKOR lenses. The Nikon D5600 has shutter speeds from 30 seconds up to 1/400 of a second.

Price: Tk. 61,000/- to 63,000/- with an 18-55 mm kit lens


Nikon D7500

The D7500 is on the intermediate side of the spectrum. It has 20.9 megapixels, but with a Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor, CMOS sensor. CMOS sensors give great quality images that are much closer to what we see with our eyes. The D7500 also uses the DX line-up flagship Expeed processor. It can process 5 images with ease and shoot at 8 FPS in a single continuous shot. The ISO ranges from 100 to 52000 and can be expanded up to 164000. This is also great when it comes to shooting a video. This can shoot 4K from 24 FPS up to 30 FPS and with high ISO, low light shooting won't be a problem.

Price: Tk. 85,000/- to 92,000/- with an 18-55 mm kit lens


Fujifilm X-T3

X-T3 has 26.1 megapixels with a CMOS 4 sensor. With a high megapixel and CMOS 4, the image quality of the X-T3 is outstanding. Having an ISO of 120 to 12800, it does pretty well in low light. This is a camera that shows off aesthetics while capturing aesthetic images. The shutter speed starts from 4 seconds to 1/8000 of a second. The X-T3 is a cinematography beast with a video shooting capacity of 4K at 60 FPS. Fujifilm outdid themselves with this camera. It comes in two colour variants, one is all Black and the other is Silver-Black.

Price: Tk. 88,000/- with an 18-55 mm kit lens