Best DLSR Cameras Under $500

It doesn’t matter if you are a professional photographer or just love taking making shots in your everyday life, the quality of your camera is what really matters in both cases! Unfortunately, picking a perfect camera is never as simple as it seems from the first sight. When choosing, you have to consider many tiny details and keep an eye on numerous characteristics, which is not easy, but we have created this cool list of the best cameras to help you make the right choice! In this list, we have gathered the Best DLSR Cameras Under $500. At the top of our list we have Sony SLT-A65, the Nikon D5300 takes the second place and is followed by the Sony SLT-A37.

  • Rank in All Cameras: #177
  • Rank in DSLR Cameras: #38
Sony SLT-A65
  • 24megapixels
  • APS-C
  • Sony/Minolta Alpha
Overall 48
Imaging 23
Features 47
Size 72
Price 1
Portrait Photography 93
Street Photography 99
Sports Photography 63
Daily Photography 46
Landscape Photography 90

Advantages:

  • Viewfinder Coverage : 100
  • Continuous Shooting : 10.0 fps
  • Image Stabilization : Yes
  • Built-In Flash : Yes
  • Dxo Dynamic Range : 12.6
  • Microphone Port : Yes

Disadvantages:

  • Screen Type : Fully Articulated
  • Dxo Low Light Iso : 717
  • Number Of Focus Points : 15
  • Rank in All Cameras: #208
  • Rank in DSLR Cameras: #44
Nikon D5300
  • 24megapixels
  • APS-C
  • Nikon F
Overall 47
Imaging 22
Features 50
Size 72
Price 0
Portrait Photography 83
Street Photography 91
Sports Photography 62
Daily Photography 42
Landscape Photography 94

Advantages:

  • Screen Size : 3.2″
  • Built-In Flash : Yes
  • Dxo Dynamic Range : 13.9
  • Dxo Low Light Iso : 1338
  • Number Of Focus Points : 39
  • Number Of Cross Focus Points : 9
  • Microphone Port : Yes
  • Wireless Connectivity : Built-In
  • Weight : 480 g
  • Timelapse Recording : Yes

Disadvantages:

  • Screen Type : Fully Articulated
  • Rank in All Cameras: #185
  • Rank in DSLR Cameras: #41
Sony SLT-A37
  • 16megapixels
  • APS-C
  • Sony/Minolta Alpha
Overall 47
Imaging 23
Features 38
Size 72
Price 0
Portrait Photography 86
Street Photography 94
Sports Photography 65
Daily Photography 48
Landscape Photography 89

Advantages:

  • Screen Type : Tilting
  • Viewfinder Coverage : 100
  • Continuous Shooting : 6.0 fps
  • Image Stabilization : Yes
  • Built-In Flash : Yes
  • Dxo Dynamic Range : 12.9
  • Microphone Port : Yes
  • Weight : 506 g

Disadvantages:

  • Screen Size : 2.6″
  • Dxo Low Light Iso : 799
  • Number Of Focus Points : 15
  • Af Tracking : No
  • Rank in All Cameras: #279
  • Rank in DSLR Cameras: #60
Sony SLT-A57
  • 16megapixels
  • APS-C
  • Sony/Minolta Alpha
Overall 46
Imaging 21
Features 44
Size 72
Price 100
Portrait Photography 86
Street Photography 99
Sports Photography 82
Daily Photography 40
Landscape Photography 90

Advantages:

  • Viewfinder Coverage : 100
  • Continuous Shooting : 12.0 fps
  • Image Stabilization : Yes
  • Built-In Flash : Yes
  • Dxo Dynamic Range : 13.0
  • Microphone Port : Yes

Disadvantages:

  • Screen Type : Fully Articulated
  • Dxo Low Light Iso : 785
  • Number Of Focus Points : 15
  • Rank in All Cameras: #273
  • Rank in DSLR Cameras: #58
Sony SLT-A55
  • 16megapixels
  • APS-C
  • Sony/Minolta Alpha
Overall 46
Imaging 20
Features 47
Size 72
Price 1
Portrait Photography 87
Street Photography 99
Sports Photography 67
Daily Photography 53
Landscape Photography 86

Advantages:

  • Viewfinder Coverage : 100
  • Continuous Shooting : 10.0 fps
  • Image Stabilization : Yes
  • Built-In Flash : Yes
  • Dxo Dynamic Range : 12.4
  • Microphone Port : Yes
  • Weight : 500 g

Disadvantages:

  • Screen Type : Fully Articulated
  • Dxo Low Light Iso : 816
  • Number Of Focus Points : 15
  • Af Tracking : No
  • Rank in All Cameras: #278
  • Rank in DSLR Cameras: #59
Nikon D3500
  • 24megapixels
  • APS-C
  • Nikon F
Overall 46
Imaging 20
Features 31
Size 73
Price 0
Portrait Photography 83
Street Photography 77
Sports Photography 69
Daily Photography 12
Landscape Photography 86

Advantages:

  • Built-In Flash : Yes
  • Dxo Dynamic Range : 12.4
  • Wireless Connectivity : Built-In
  • Weight : 365 g
  • Battery Life : 1550 shots

Disadvantages:

  • Screen Type : Fixed Type
  • Dxo Low Light Iso : 816
  • Number Of Focus Points : 11
  • Microphone Port : No
  • Rank in All Cameras: #298
  • Rank in DSLR Cameras: #62
Sony Alpha DSLR-A580
  • 16megapixels
  • APS-C
  • Sony/Minolta Alpha
Overall 45
Imaging 21
Features 46
Size 71
Price 100
Portrait Photography 85
Street Photography 99
Sports Photography 49
Daily Photography 40
Landscape Photography 91

Advantages:

  • Screen Type : Tilting
  • Continuous Shooting : 7.0 fps
  • Image Stabilization : Yes
  • Built-In Flash : Yes
  • Dxo Dynamic Range : 13.3
  • Microphone Port : Yes
  • Weight : 599 g
  • Battery Life : 1050 shots
  • Storage Slots : 2

Disadvantages:

  • Number Of Focus Points : 15
  • Rank in All Cameras: #314
  • Rank in DSLR Cameras: #64
Sony SLT-A33
  • 14megapixels
  • APS-C
  • Sony/Minolta Alpha
Overall 45
Imaging 20
Features 44
Size 72
Price 1
Portrait Photography 86
Street Photography 99
Sports Photography 69
Daily Photography 47
Landscape Photography 87

Advantages:

  • Viewfinder Coverage : 100
  • Continuous Shooting : 7.0 fps
  • Image Stabilization : Yes
  • Built-In Flash : Yes
  • Dxo Dynamic Range : 12.6
  • Microphone Port : Yes
  • Weight : 500 g

Disadvantages:

  • Screen Type : Fully Articulated
  • Dxo Low Light Iso : 591
  • Number Of Focus Points : 15
  • Af Tracking : No
  • Rank in All Cameras: #382
  • Rank in DSLR Cameras: #72
Sony Alpha DSLR-A560
  • 14megapixels
  • APS-C
  • Sony/Minolta Alpha
Overall 45
Imaging 20
Features 44
Size 71
Price 100
Portrait Photography 87
Street Photography 98
Sports Photography 50
Daily Photography 44
Landscape Photography 85

Advantages:

  • Screen Type : Tilting
  • Image Stabilization : Yes
  • Built-In Flash : Yes
  • Dxo Dynamic Range : 12.3
  • Microphone Port : Yes
  • Weight : 599 g
  • Battery Life : 1050 shots
  • Storage Slots : 2

Disadvantages:

  • Dxo Low Light Iso : 817
  • Number Of Focus Points : 15
  • Af Tracking : No
  • Rank in All Cameras: #594
  • Rank in DSLR Cameras: #84
Nikon D5100
  • 16megapixels
  • APS-C
  • Nikon F
Overall 43
Imaging 17
Features 47
Size 72
Price 1
Portrait Photography 62
Street Photography 74
Sports Photography 57
Daily Photography 49
Landscape Photography 92

Advantages:

  • Built-In Flash : Yes
  • Dxo Dynamic Range : 13.6
  • Microphone Port : Yes
  • Weight : 560 g
  • Battery Life : 660 shots
  • Timelapse Recording : Yes

Disadvantages:

  • Screen Type : Fully Articulated
  • Number Of Focus Points : 11