There was a time, only a professional photographer would own a DSLR. However, with time, DSLRs have become a common gadget for a lot of people nowadays. Many youth and hobbyists have found their interest in photography and are gradually adopting the trend of DSLRs.

With more people interesting in starting their first shoot sessions, we present the best DSLR camera under 40000, which you can easily purchase:

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300 serves as iterate update over its predecessor D5200, while offering a few features that weren’t previously present there. It features a 24 megapixels sensor, no optical low pass filter, 1080/60p HD video recording, built-in Wi-Fi, and a full articulated display. If you calculate the on-paper specifications, the D5300 can prove to be the full blend of everything you may want from an entry-level DSLR.

The advanced entry-level DSLR takes place between the entry-level D3299 and more enthusiasts-targeted D7100 in Nikon’s APS-C lineup. It offers more physical controls than D3200, an articulated rear LCD and a 24 MP sensor. However, there is a lack of professional grade AF system and twin-dial interface that the D7100 offers.

Both ergonomically and visually, the D5300 is nearly a clone of its predecessor, but under the hood, it proves to be a stronger camera. The DSLR’s 42MP sensor lacks the anti-aliasing filter, which gives it an edge in terms of resolution over its predecessor, the D5200. The difference is not noticeable by beginner, but it is always good to see some improvement in overall image quality, especially in the low-mid range models.

The D5300 also proves to be a good video shooter, with its beefed up video mode that is capable of recording 1080/60p HD videos. In addition, the 3.2” fully articulated 1.04 million-dot LCD screen will surely attract more videographers to try out the camera. Other useful features, which are occasionally missed are GPS and a built-in Wi-Fi, which are both a first for Nikon’s DSLR entry-level line up. According to the CIPA figures, the D5300 also gets a boost in its batter life, by offering a battery life up to 600 shots, unlike the 500 on D5200. However, these figures do not take features such as GPS or Wi-Fi into account, and using these will likely shorten the amount of time the battery can run.

Overall, the Nikon D5300 is a must check out under the Rs. 40,000-segment and can be the perfect pick for people who want to start their journey to get pro. The only slight setback is the fact that the D5300 does not feature a touchscreen LCD, as it is a thing already opted by much of its rivals and it overall eases customization of things like AF point placement and exposure compensation. Twin control dials would have also been a nice addition, which Nikon has always saved up for its higher-end models.