You want a DSLR for between u00a3300 and u00a3500. Here is a list of our favourites

DSLR cameras for between £300 and £500:

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Although there are a few small niggles niggles the D3100 is still a superb camera, offering the kind of specs that would easily befit a mid-range model. The full HD movie mode especially is an impressive addition, making the D3100 a superbly rounded DSLR.


14 megapixelsHas a maximum ISO of 12800Has a manual exposure modeHas a built-in flashHas HD videoTakes sd media cards 

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Nikon D5000Nikon D5000

There’s no doubting the abilities of this camera to produce stunning still images and moving images but it does sit against some tough competitors, including some of Nikon’s own models. The vari-angle LCD screen is a hugely impressive feature that I’m sure will soon become a common sight amongst future models but currently gives this camera a unique selling point.


12 megapixelsHas a maximum ISO of 6400Has a manual exposure modeHas HD videoTakes sd media cards  

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