What are the best DSLR cameras for beginners?

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    #1Canon EOS 760D

    Canon EOS 760D
    The Canon 24.2 Megapixel Rebel T6I Digital SLR Camera boasts numerous features. These include a high-resolution CMOS sensor, a top LCD panel, high-speed continuous shooting, full HD video capture, and an ISO range of 100 to 12800 for shooting in an extremely wide variety of light levels. Meanwhile, the camera's Wi-Fi compatibility makes it easy to transfer images and video to the cloud or to other devices.
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    Daniel Dean
    Written on November 20, 2017
    "While this camera is not professional grade, it is the only one I will take with me on trips and to events that I attend for pleasure. The price is reasonable, the features are solid and I like its portability. The ability to access photos on my Android phone is also one of my favorite bonuses. I can play with filters, immediately email a shot to friends, post to social media and access the camera remotely from my phone. I am pleased with the quality of the photos and ready for my next adventure!"
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    #2Nikon D5500

    Nikon D5500

    The Nikon D5500 is a DX-format Digital SLR camera with a 24.2 MP DX-format CMOS sensor with no optical low-pass filter (OLPF), 39-point Autofocus (AF) system, an ISO range of 100 - 25,600, and built-in Wi-Fi and smartphone compatibility.

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    Nicole Campbell
    Written on November 8, 2017
    "This is a really good camera. I bought my first "nice" camera to take on a vacation, and this worked really well. It was very intuitive and user-friendly, which makes it great for beginners!"
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    #3Nikon D3200

    Nikon D3200

    A 24.2 MP DX-format CMOS sensor that excels in any light, EXPEED 3 image-processing for fast operation and creative in-camera effects, Full HD (1080p) movie recording, in-camera tutorials and much more. What does this mean for you? Simply stunning photos and videos in any setting. And now, with Nikon’s optional Wireless Mobile Adapter, you can share those masterpieces instantly with your Smartphone or tablet easily

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    Sean Ye
    Written on January 22, 2018
    "A great camera for beginners and experienced photographers alike. It has a gradual learning curve to teach those new to photography, with its GUI based menu to show what options and settings do what and how to utilize them properly. It's lightweight, has quiet and fast lenses, and super high resolution for that professionally look from a DSLR camera."
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    #4Canon EOS 750D

    Canon EOS 750D
    The Canon EOS 750D is a compact digital SLR of 22.3 million pixels with a processor DIGIC 6. Complete unit and has multiple functions, it will be ideal for portraits and photos travel memory. With an optical viewfinder and intuitive controls on the touch and swivel screen, EOS 750D offers pictures and videos.
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    Howard Garcia
    Written on January 26, 2018
    "So in this day and age the Cell phone camera seems to dominate the market however Canon is still pumping out the best digital SLR cameras that a Phone just cannot shake a stick at."
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    #5Canon EOS Rebel T7i

    Canon EOS Rebel T7i

    The Canon EOS Rebel T7i is a camera that helps you take your photos to the next level with great image quality and near-instant autofocus. It has virtually no lag, thanks to its 45-point all cross-type AF system and optical viewfinder. It's fast and accurate with its Dual Pixel CMOS AF with phase-detection that locks focus helping you get that great shot in no time. 

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    Grace Collins
    Written on November 20, 2017
    "With the built-in Wifi, and bluetooth this camera makes it really easy to upload and post photos. I am not sur about it being the best dslr for beginners, as the cost is a bit pricy for a beginner, there are many dslr on the market that are just as good and are not as pricey. That is not to say this one is not good it is, just based on the concept a little high for a beginner."
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    #6Nikon D5300

    Nikon D5300
    With built-in Wi-Fi for instant photo sharing to your smartphone or tablet, GPS and mapping, a cutting edge 24.2-megapixel image sensor, an extra-large swivelling Vari-angle LCD and more, D5300 brings an outstanding new level of image quality and capabilities in a compact, ergonomic design. Pair it with any NIKKOR lens—like the outstanding AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR kit lens—and unleash the full potential of its innovative image sensor.
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    Mark Ray
    Written on November 10, 2017
    "This is one of the best DSLR camera that I would recommend to beginners in photography. It is totally worth its price. It was so easy to use and handle. You can operate it too easily. The best thing about it is its WiFi feature which allows you to instantly send images through the internet to you computers and phones. The image quality should be ranked way above its price. If you want the full pleasure to use this camera, considering the variety of lenses is a good option. It tells you what Nikon has actually done best for this camera."
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    #7Pentax K-50

    Pentax K-50
    Forget conformity, and get serious with the PENTAX K-50, a mid-level DSLR with fast, advanced functionality, all wrapped up in bold colors. Featuring specifications of a top level DSLR, enjoy a 16 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, fast continuous shooting at six frames per second, high sensitivity shooting up to ISO 51200, 100% field of view, innovative in-body shake reduction, and an advanced auto focus module with four optional focusing screens, not to mention the PENTAX-original weather-sealing. Even with features this generous, the K-50 is also available in 3 brilliant color combinations that are sure to match your personality and style. 
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    Michael Weber
    Written on January 20, 2018
    "My first camera was a Pentax and I think my last camera will be a Pentax because the quality is unmatched in the industry. For beginners I would recommend a camera like the Pentax K-50. The Pentax K-50 is a DSLR type of camera that is perfect for the novice photographer or the expert. There are 16 mega-pixels, which is more than enough for the weekend photographer. The ergonomics are excellent as it is well designed , not too heavy and easy to hold to shoot and shoot!"
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    #8Nikon D3300

    Nikon D3300
    The new ultra-compact AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II, the D3300 is a small, easy to use HD-SLR. Capture beautiful 24.2-MP photos and 1080p Full HD videos with vibrant colors and softly blurred backgrounds, then share them instantly with your compatible smartphone and the optional WU-1a Wireless Adapter. Whether you"re creating high-resolution panoramas, adding fun special effects or recording dazzling HD video with sound, the D3300 will bring you endless joy, excitement and memories--just like the special moments of your life.
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    Sara Parker
    Written on January 13, 2018
    "The Nikon D3300 is a great DSLR camera is an excellent camera. But in terms of a beginning camera, this is a tad too advanced for a starter and another one is likely to be a better option at a lower cost."
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    #9Canon EOS 1200D

    Canon EOS 1200D
    Embrace every opportunity Capture the emotion of the moment, with a DSLR camera that's easy to use and delivers results you'll love.
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    Susan Banks
    Written on November 15, 2017
    "The camera itself isn't awful for the topic category, however, there seems to already be an updated version of the one that was linked and there are very few reviews that tested the extent of the camera as it was when it was current. However, to be fair, the reviews that are there are not negative and the few ratings it did get are exceptionally high. I'm personally not familiar enough with cameras and their usage to understand how it is really meant to be used."

Summary

Best What are the best DSLR cameras for beginners
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Canon EOS 760DElectronics 14 Paid
2Nikon D5500Electronics 12 Paid
3Nikon D3200Electronics 11 Paid
4Canon EOS 750DElectronics 10 Paid
5Canon EOS Rebel T7iElectronics 9 Paid
6Nikon D5300Electronics 8 Paid
7Pentax K-50Electronics 7 Paid
8Nikon D3300Electronics 6 Paid
9Canon EOS 1200DElectronics 2 Paid
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