So, you want to know what some of the best DSLR cameras are on the market, right? There are tons of brilliant DSLR cameras on the market for less than £500. Whether you are a complete novice or just looking for a camera to back up your main DSLR, These cameras offer a wide range of great features and solid results.

Here are the top 5 cameras that offer you the most for your money.

Canon 1100d/canon EOS Rebel T3 – Around £300

Cannon 1100d

This camera is a great choice for those who want a DSLR camera on a budget. It’s possibly the cheapest DSLR on the market, but is still a good choice for all types of photographic situations. It’s features include;

  • wide 9 point AF system
  • Respectable ISO span of ISO 100-6400
  • HD movie recording 720P
  • 12.2 MP

All this together with a graphic user interface designed especially for the beginner. This camera is an affordable price, has good image quality and is easy to use. The only risk you run is outgrowing it too quickly as it really is an entry level model!

Sony Alpha A37 – Around £300

Sony Alpha A37

The A37 gives brilliant, bright pictures with accurate colours providing a good camera for enthusiasts and beginners in the market. Extra features include;

  • 16.1 MP
  • HD video of 1080P
  • 16.1 million pixel sensor
  • Works with the Bionz processor
  • 15 point AF system
  • Auto portrait framing system

This camera has a clear zoom function, tilting screen and is good for reviewing images. It has great options to shoot moving pictures such as animals if you were to use it as a wildlife camera or even fast moving cars and vehicles. The only downsides are the limited raw format options and the difficult low light focusing.

Nikon D3100 – Around £330

Nikon D3100

This is Nikons most junior DSLR. It offers full HD movie recording, a 3 inch LCD and isn’t too badly priced depending on what MM kit lenses you choose. More features include;

  • 14.2 MP
  • 11 point AF system

This camera has an exceptionally good sensor and processor. If you like a robust built camera, this is the one for you! You also can’t complain at the price, good value for money.

Nikon D5100 – £350 (with body only)

Nikon D5100

This camera does have a number of advantages over the D3100. It includes a slightly faster burst rate and a wide sensitivity range. Also including;

  • 16.2 MP
  • HD video of 1080P
  • 921,000 dot LCD screen

A very versatile camera, which is great in low light. The only small problems are the fact there are few controls over image parameters and there is no exposure control in special effects.

Canon 600D – £430 (body only)

Canon 600D

This camera has a lot of features allowing novices to learn and grow. Features include;

  • 18MP
  • HD video of 1080p
  • wireless flash capabilities
  • strong image quality

This camera has overall strong image quality, wireless flash capabilities and articulated LCD. The only downside is that it is not built for people with big hands!

So there you have it, 5 of the best DSLR cameras that are on the market today! Available online or in high street shops, you’ll be able to pick these up from most major electronic retailers. We recommend giving them a try first because specs just don’t give you the full ‘picture’.