The Best DSLR Cameras For Beginners

Christmas is just around the corner, and what better way to show your love than to give the gift of creativity. If you’ve got a budding photographer on your list this year, listen up as I share three of the best DSLR cameras for beginners, along with their individuals features and price points.

The Best DSLR Cameras For Beginners - Man Taking Picture Of Woman

Canon’s EOS Rebel line of DSLR cameras are perfect for amateur photographers and newcomers to the field, delivering amazing picture quality, creative flexibility, and responsive performance. Not only do these DSLRs create stunning photos, they also deliver gorgeous video, using advanced technology, including DIGIC Image Processor and CMOS Image Sensor to capture detailed images with quick camera response.

These entry-level cameras perform superbly in low light, have fast, accurate auto focus, and are able to capture incredible, detailed action shots. Convenient touch screens enable intuitive control over camera functions, and the large LCD monitor allows for shooting high-quality video when operating in Live View mode.

Upgrade your images by adding interest and flair using the available artistic filters. NRC, or near field communication, is convenient for pairing compatible Android devices and Canon’s Connect Station CS100 device. Each DSLR is compact and light-weight for capturing photos on the go or while traveling.

The Best Digital Cameras For Beginners

Image Name Price Buy
The Best DSLR Cameras For Beginners - Rebel Camera 1. EOS Rebel T6 EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens Kit $549.99 Buy Here
The Best DSLR Cameras For Beginners -EOS Rebel T7i 2. EOS Rebel T7i EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens Kit $799.00 Buy Here
The Best DSLR Cameras For Beginners -EOS Rebel T6i EF-S 3. EOS Rebel T6i EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens Kit $1,099.00 Buy Here

1. EOS Rebel T6 EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens Kit

canon EOS Rebel

The ESOS Rebel T6 comes with an 18-55 zoom lens, with aperatures of f/3.5 to 5.6, and lens image stabilization. ISO, in ranges of 100-6400, enables you to capture well-exposed shots even in low-light situations.

Continuous-mode shooting, with up to 3.0 frames per seconds, assures your action shots are laser sharp. Get extra creative with artistic filters, including fisheye, miniature effects, and toy camera.

Quick and accurate focusing is super slick with the high-performance optical viewfinder, 3.0″ LCD monitor, and 9-point auto-focus system. Built-in WiFi provides convenient image sharing to compatible devices, as well as, to social media for friends and family to enjoy. You can’t go wrong with this little beauty at just $549.99.

back view of canon revel T6


  • 18.0 Megapixel CMOS sensor
  • EF-s 18-55 zoom lens with f/3.5-5.6 aperature
  • Large 3.0″ 920k-dot LCD monitor
  • Image stabilization
  • Built-in WiFi with NFC
  • 3 fps shooting
  • Full HD 1080p video recording at 30 fps
  • 9-point auto focus with center cross-type points
  • ISO 100-6400 (expandable to H: 12800)
  • Scene-intelligent auto mode
  • High-performance optical viewfinder
  • 3 creative filters
  • Auto white balance with white priority
  • Includes lithium-ion battery, battery charger, and USB cord
  • Comes with a free 16GB SD card and camera strap

Buy the ESO T6 here

2. EOS Rebel T7i EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens Kit

canon rebel T7i

Sleek, compact, and portable, the Canon Rebel T7i offers a wide range of controls, advanced imaging capabilities, and an expanded ISO range of 100-51200, for shooting in a variety of lighting situations.

Continuous shooting of 6 fps makes working with moving subjects a breeze. Phase-detection auto focus enables quick and accurate capture of both stills and video.

An updated 24MP sensor, along with a faster DIGIC 7 image processor, allows for improved ISO performance and dynamic range. Built-in bluetooth lets you connect the camera to the optional BR-E1 wireless remote control for shooting remotely.

You can also connect to compatible devices using Canon Camera Connect App, which is free. The T71 is priced affordably at $799.00.

Canon rebel T71 rearview


  • 24.2 APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • EF-S 18-55 zoom lens with f/4-5.6 aperature
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Vari-angle touchscreen
  • High-speed continuous shooting (6 fps)
  • Image stabilization
  • Built-in WiFi with NFC
  • Built-in bluetooth
  • 45-point, all cross-type phase-detection AF
  • Full HD 1080p video capture at 60 fps
  • Optical viewfinder with 45-point, cross-type AF
  • Flip-out screen
  • DIGIC 7 image processor
  • ISO 100-25600
  • Dual pixel CMOS AF with phase detection
  • Top LCD and rear quick-control dial
  • Includes lithium-ion battery, battery charger, and USB cord
  • Comes with a free 16GB SC card, camera strap and Ef eyecup

Check it out here

3. EOS Rebel T6i EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens Kit

canon rebel T6i camera

Capture high-resolution stills and HD video with the Rebel T6i. The 24.2 megapixel CMOS sensor and light metering system creates crisp, detailed, accurately-exposed images.

The advanced EOS Scene Analysis system adjusts camera settings automatically to produce brilliant results. The T6i offers a robust AF system when shooting in Live View video mode, and Hybrid AF III maintains focus for moving subjects, making is ideal for photographing pets and children.

A 3.0″ ClearView II LCD monitor, with Vari-angle touch screen, uses technology similar to that which is used on smartphone devices. A touch-sensitive screen lets you use touch gestures for changing images and zooming in for better viewing.

Shutter release and focus points can be activated via touch using Touch AF. $1,099.00 is a steal for a camera of this caliber.

canon rebel T6i



  • 24.2 megapixel CMOS sensor
  • EF-S 18-135mm lens with f/3.5-5.6 aperature
  • ISO sensitivity: 100-12800 (expandable to H: 25600)
  • Image stabilization
  • Full HD video
  • 3.0″ ClearView II LCD monitor
  • Hybrid CMOS AF III
  • Built-in WiFi and NFC
  • EOS Scene Analysis system
  • Vari-angle touch screen
  • Touch AF screen (approximately 1.05 million dots)
  • Buit-in WiFi and NFC
  • Includes lithium-ion battery, battery charger, interface cable
  • Also comes with eyecup Ef and camera strap

Grab the T6i here

Key Points

Canon’s entry-level cameras have been designed using the latest technology, and boast a line-up of impressive features. The Rebel line, including the T6, T7i, and T6i, offers precision autofocus, detailed-image capture, high-sensitivity ISO, built-in WiFi, and full HD video. And the best part is they’re price-friendly, ranging from just $399.00 to $1,099.00.

Which one is your favorite? Let me know in the comments:)

6 thoughts on “The Best DSLR Cameras For Beginners”

  1. My last DSLR camera went for an unfortunate swim in Austin, Texas as a result of poor decision making. I’ve been hesitant to make the investment again, albeit much of that hesitance comes from a lack of trust in myself to take care of it.

    But reading your article makes me inspired to get into photography again, and seeing the prices made me feel like one of these cameras might be within my budget this year! Which of these cameras do you think also offers the best video capability? I’m interested in capturing more video content to boost my YouTube channel. Thanks! 

    • Hi Tucker,

      Oh no, how awful. Cameras and waters don’t mix, do they? I understand how you would be reluctant to buy another camera. I’m glad my article has inspired you to pick up photography again. It really is a wonderful hobby. Canon’s Rebel line of cameras have a lot of great features and are affordable. As far as video quality goes, I would probably go with the T7i, since it offers full HD recording at a maximum frame rate of 60 fps. However, any of the three would be great for shooting YouTube videos. Thanks so much for reading my article:)

  2. Hi Holly,

    Cameras are something that I have struggled to use correctly for some time. I’m a gardener who loves to take close up pictures of flowers. I currently do this using my cell phone, and this seems to work well. I did own a small camera at one stage but, as I tend to be a bit shaky, the pictures would come out somewhat blurry. 

    The camera phone is 20 MP and is very forgiving. I’m definitely no expert in camera’s and the phone tends to stop the blurriness from happening. However, I want to be able to get closer shots and clearer shots. For example, I captured a small bee in one of the flowers, but it hardly showed up when I put the image on my PC.

    I need a camera that is also forgiving, easy to use and will help me to focus in on small objects such as the bees. The ‘EOS Rebel T6i EF-S 18-135mm’ camera in your review sounds like it might be just the right one for me. Not being an expert I need your input, you state that this is an entry level camera, is it good enough for what I’m looking for? Is it simple for someone like me to use? Thanks Jim

    • Hi Jim,

      Thanks for your comment. We have a lot in common. I love photography and gardening too. Cell phone cameras are pretty amazing, aren’t they? They have come a long way in recent years. I haven’t done a lot of macro photography, but I’d like to get into it. You can buy tripods with flexible legs that are handy for close-up photographs, and will keep your camera steady, which is imperative for moving subjects. 

      If you’re serious about macro photography, you might want to invest in a macro lens if you end up buying a DSLR. That way your subjects will show up better. If you shop around, you can find a used one. The T6i is a good choice. It’s got a lot of innovative features, yet is affordable. Entry-level cameras today are what high-end DSLRs were years ago. They’re incredible! You can’t go wrong with any of the cameras in my review. Best of luck to you.

      Thanks so much for reading:)

  3. This post came right on time because I am a new blogger, and I am researching what camera will fit my needs.

    I am more interested in the EOS Rebel T6; it seems to take good quality pictures while still being affordable; the price range is definitely in my budget. I have never heard of a camera that has built-in wifi capabilities that is amazing.

    • Oh good, I’m happy to hear that. The Rebel T6 is a great little camera. The image quality is top notch, it’s affordable, has a lot of great feature, and the wifi capabilities come in handy. It will serve you for years to come. Thanks so much for reading:)


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