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8 best cameras for amateur photographers in Nepal

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For beginners, choosing the best camera probably means looking for a camera that offers ease of use, the ability to grow skills, and of course, an affordable cost.

If you have only just begun a photography hobby, the budget might be limited. You might want to learn more before investing a huge amount. Luckily, there are plenty of cameras in the market for you. They are not only affordable but are also simple to use. These cameras have a combination of both fully automatic and manual modes. So, today, we are providing you with a list of the best cameras in Nepal that beginners or amateur photographers can purchase in Nepal.

8. Canon EOS 4000D

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Starting our list is Canon EOS 4000D. When it comes to the camera, Canon has always been one of the most trusted brands in Nepal. It is easy to use and the build is quite good as well. The newbies will have no problem settling down with the settings of the camera.

Canon EOS 4000D is compact and lightweight, making it extremely portable to carry around. The camera provides plenty of features for its price, which will be sufficient for beginners. With the right lens, the camera clicks pretty decent photos and videos. Connectivity to smart devices is also possible via the Canon Camera Connect app.

Specifications

Camera weight436 grams (body only)
Screen2.7-inch TFT screen
Image sensor22.3×14.9mm, 18MP
Image resolutionUp to 5184 x 3456 pixels
Video resolutionUp to [email protected] 30fps
ViewfinderEye-level pentamirror, 95% coverage
ISO Range100-12800
Shutter speed1/4000-30 seconds
Shooting modesScene intelligent auto, creative auto, portrait, landscape, close-up, sports, food, night portrait, programme AE , Shutter-priority AE, aperture priority AE, manual, movie mode
StabilisationOptical image stabilisation provided on compatible lens
FlashIn-built, but also supports external flash
Mount typeEF/EF-S
ConnectivityWifi, Type c Mini HDMI connector, high-speed USB
Battery lifeUp to 500 shots

The price for Canon EOS 4000D is Rs 56,000

7. Nikon D3500

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Nikon D3500 is one of the most user-friendly cameras that beginners have no problem handling. It is an update from the Nikon D3400, but there are no such features that differentiate them except for the battery life. It provides pretty decent photos and videos which should be adequate for beginners. Nikon’s free SnapBridge app is compatible with smartphones and the photos you click will appear right there on the smartphone. You can even use the smartphone or tablet to remotely trigger the D3500 to take pictures.

Specifications

Camera weight415 grams (body only)
Screen3-inch TFT screen
Image sensor23.5×15.6mm, 24 MP
Image reolutionUp to 6,000 x 4,000 pixels
Video resolutionUp to [email protected]
ViewfinderEye-level pentamirror, 95% coverage
ISO range100-25600
Shutter speed1/4000-30 seconds
FlashIn-built, but also supports external flash
Mount typeNikon F DX
ConnectivityBluetooth, Type-C mini HDMI connector, micro USB 2.0, 3.5mm headphone jack
Battery lifeUp to 1,550 shots

The price for Nikon D3500 is Rs 53,000 in Nepal.

6. Nikon D5600

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The Nikon D5600 is another entry-level device in Nikon’s lineup that flaunts a 24MP CMOS APS-C sensor with no optical low-pass filter (OLPF). For greater user convenience, the new lineup of the Nikon camera comes with the SnapBridge technology for file sharing with the smartphone and tablets. This app makes it easy for the user to communicate and share files to/from smartphones/tablets.

The camera has a touch display from where the users can swipe, pinch, zoom and even set focus with fingertips, just like a smartphone. Nikon D5600 also includes the vari-angle or fully articulating display that allows the photographers to compose the shots easily from all angles.

Specifications

Camera weight465 grams
ScreenFully articulating 3.2-inch TFT screen
Image sensor23.5×15.6mm, 24MP
Image resolutionUp to 6,000 x 4,000 pixels
Video resolutionUp to [email protected]
ViewfinderEye-level pentamirror, 95% coverage
ISO Range100-25600
Shutter speed1/4000-30 seconds
FlashIn-built, but also supports external flash
Mount typeNikon F DX
ConnectivityBluetooth, Type-C mini HDMI connector, micro USB 2.0, 3.5mm headphone jack
Battery lifeUp to 820 shots

The price for Nikon D5600 is Rs 68,000

5. Sony Alpha A6000

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Sony has always been one of the most trusted and renowned brands in electronics in Nepal. It is also one of the most innovative brands when it comes to the camera. Also, it is the one to hype up the now trending mirrorless cameras.

Sony Alpha A6000 is probably the most affordable mirrorless camera in the market right now. Though the updated version Alpha A6100 is also available in the market, there is no huge significant change in the features. For beginners, the A6000 should do just fine. Along with real-time tracking, the camera also has reliable auto-focus and clicks decent lowlight images. There is also a one-touch remote and one-touch sharing option that lets the user transfer photos and videos from the camera to the smartphone.

Specifications

Camera weight284.91 grams
Screen3-inch TFT LCD
Image sensor23.5×15.6mm, 24.3MP
Image resolutionUp to 6,000 x 4,000 pixels
Video resolutionUp to [email protected]
ViewfinderIn-type electronic
ISO Range100-25600 (expandable up to 51200)
Shutter speed1/4000-30 seconds
FlashIn-built
Mount typeSony E-mount
ConnectivityWi-Fi, NFC, Type C mini HDMI connector, micro USB 2.0, microphone jack, no headphone jack
Battery lifeUp to 325 shots

The price for Sony Sony Alpha A6000 is Rs 70,500 which includes a kit lens.

4. Canon EOS M6

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Canon EOS M6 is one of the mirrorless camera series of Canon. The camera has a compact and lightweight body that is impressible and is very portable. The camera comes with electronic stabilisation to suppress the shakes and vibrations while capturing videos. Some of the key features of Canon EOS M6 are a 24MP APS-C sensor with a max ISO of 25600, a dual pixel on-sensor PDAF, electronic video stabilisation combined with in-lens IS to give 5-axis IS, electronic video stabilisation combined with in-lens IS to give 5-axis IS and wi-fi with always-connected Bluetooth.

Specifications

Camera weight390 grams
Screen3-inch TFT fully articulating
Image sensor22.3×14.9mm, 24.2MP
Image resolutionUp to 6,000 x 4,000 pixels
Video resolutionUpto [email protected]
ViewfinderOptional electronic
Shooting modesScene intelligent auto, hybrid auto, creative assist, SCN (self-portrait, portrait, landscape, close-up, sports, food, panning, handheld night scene, HDR backlight control), creative filters (grainy B/W, soft focus, fish-eye effect, art bold effect, water painting effect, toy camera effect, miniature effect (stills and movie), high dynamic range), programme AE , shutter priority AE, aperture priority AE, manual exposure, custom (x2), movie (movie auto exposure, movie manual exposure, time-lapse movie)
ISO Range100-25600
Shutter speed1/4000-30 seconds
FlashIn-built, but also supports external flash
Mount typeAII EF*/EF-S, M lenses
ConnectivityWi-fi b/g/n, Bluetooth, Type C mini HDMI connector, micro USB 2.0, 3.5mm headphone jack
Battery lifeUp to 395 shots

The price for Canon EOS M6 is Rs 75,990 with 15-45mm kit lens.

3. Canon EOS M50

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Canon EOS M50 is another innovation in the mirrorless series of Canon cameras. Just like the M6, this is also a pretty lightweight and portable camera. But, there are lots of upgrades in M50 from M6. Thanks to its powerful DIGIC 8 processor, the image processing is very fast. The camera also records cinematic videos in 4K. The camera has a 24.1 APS-C sensor that can shoot continuously at 10 fps. The camera also has dual pixel CMOS AF which is fast, accurate and has precise tracking. Canon EOS M50 can quickly connect to smart devices and PCs for easy image sharing on social media or cloud backup with wi-fi, Bluetooth and automatic image sync and transfer.

Specifications

Camera weight390 grams
Screen3-inch TFT, fully articulating screen
Image sensor22.3 x 14.9 mm, 24.1MP, CMOS, APS-C
Image resolutionUp to 6000 x 4000 pixels
Video resolutionUp to 4k @25fps
ViewfinderElectronic, 95% coverage
Shooting ModesScene intelligent auto, hybrid auto, creative assist, SCN (self-portrait, portrait, smooth skin, landscape, sports, close-up, food, panning, handheld night scene, HDR backlight control, silent mode), creative filters (grainy B/W, soft focus, fish-eye effect, water painting effect, toy camera effect, miniature effect, HDR art standard, vivid, bold, embossed), Programme AE, shutter-priority AE, aperture-priority AE, manual exposure, movie (movie auto exposure, movie manual exposure, time-lapse movie)
ISO Range100-25600
Shutter speed1/4000 – 30 seconds
FlashIn-built, but also supports external flash
Mount typeEF/EF-S, M lenses
ConnectivityWi-fi b/g/n, Bluetooth, Type-C mini HDMI connector, micro USB 2.0, 3.5mm headphone jack
Battery lifeUp to 235 shots

The price for Canon EOS M50 with 15-45mm Kit lens in Nepal is Rs 89,990.

2. Nikon D7200

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Though released back in 2015, Nikon D7200 is still one of the best entry-level cameras in the market. It was the first Nikon device to flaunt wi-fi and NFC connectivity. The build quality is still hardly matchable by its later generation competitors. Though it does not have a touchscreen display and 4K recording option, it has all the feature a beginner would ask for. The D7200 has a more accurate viewfinder, larger battery life, has environmental sealing that allows shooting in tough conditions, a higher resolution screen, a top LCD for viewing and changing settings easily and two storage slots.

Specifications

Camera weight675 grams (camera body only)
Screen3.2-inch TFT, 1228.8k dots, fully articulating screen
Image sensor23.5 x 15.6mm, 24.2MP, CMOS, APS-C
Image resolutionUp to 6000 x 4000 pixels
Video resolutionUpto [email protected]
ViewfinderEye-level pentaprism, 100% coverage
Shooting modesAuto mode, sports mode, shutter priority, auto flash off, close-up, programme AE, portrait, night portrait, landscape, manual, child, aperture priority
ISO Range100-25600
Shutter speed1/8000 – 30 seconds
FlashIn-built, but also supports external flash
Mount typeNikon F DX
ConnectivityWi-fi, NFC, Bluetooth, Type-C mini HDMI connector, micro USB 2.0, 3.5mm headphone jack
Battery lifeUp to 1,110 shots

The price for Nikon D7200 with 18-140mm lens is Rs 124,000

1. Sony Alpha a7R

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Topping our list is the Sony Alpha a7R. It is the only camera that mounts a full-frame sensor. Upon launch, the Alpha a7R was the first camera in Sony’s lineup to possess a sensor with a whopping 36MP resolution. And there is no optical low pass filter (OLPF) which aids in the resolving power and increased image details.

Due to its high-resolution sensor without an AA filter, a7R is really focused on still image quality.  It is also quite adept at video recording. It records at 1080/60p and 24p, with manual exposure control, headphone and mic ports, audiometer, zebra pattern, XLR support (via adapter), and live, uncompressed HDMI output. It also boasts features like dust and moisture resistance, tiltable LCD screen, fast intelligent autofocus, gapless on-chip lenses and many more.

Specifications

Camera weight465 grams
Screen3-inch TFT, no touchscreen, articulating display
Image sensor24 x 35.9 mm, 36.4MP, exmor CMOS, full frame
Image resolutionUp to 7360 x 4912 pixels
Video resolutionUp to [email protected]
ViewfinderElectronic, 100% coverage
ISO Range100-25600
Shutter speed1/8000 – 30 seconds
FlashSupports external flash
Mount typeSony E Mount
ConnectivityWi-fi, Type C mini HDMI connector, micro USB 2.0, headphone port, microphone port
Battery lifeUp to 340 shots

The price for Sony Alpha a7R in Nepal is Rs 110,000 for body only.

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