All about the newly launched Entry-level DSLRs Canon 1500D and Canon 3000D

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Canon recently launched two entry-level DSLRs in India, Canon EOS 1500D and Canon EOS 3000D. Canon EOS 1500D with a 24.1-megapixel sensor is the newer model of the previous Canon EOS 1300D.

As they are entry-level DSLRs, they are affordable and meant for casual photographers who are just making the upgrade from smartphone to a DSLR camera. They have creative filters along with standard shooting modes and Scene Intelligent Auto mode to help in the learning process. Both of the DSLRs have Wi-Fi for sharing media. 1500D has an additional feature of NFC. They come with integrated Wi-Fi that can be used with Canon Camera Connect app (both iOS and Android) for sharing images with a smartphone and other supported devices and even for clicking pictures remotely. Camera settings can also be manually changed from the App itself. The EOS 1500D gets a 3-inch LCD display while the EOS 3000D sports a 2.7-inch display. The creative filters offer various effects including soft focus, toy camera, fish-eye, miniature, and an “artsy grainy” black-and-white. Other specifications include Canon’s DIGIC 4+ image processor, full-HD (1920×1080) 30fps video shooting, 9-point phase-detection autofocus, 3fps burst shooting speed, and 100-6400 ISO range (expandable up to 128,000).

Canon EOS 1500D Specifications

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Top view of Canon EOS 1500D (third-party image source)

The Canon EOS 1500D comes with the same 24-megapixel sensor as most Canon’s other APS-c format cameras. It comes with slightly more features than the Canon EOS 3000D. These include a metal lens mount,  pop-up flash, built-in speaker and dioptre adjustment for the optical viewfinder. This model even comes with NFC connectivity. There are 11 custom functions, and users have the ability to automatically embed copyright information in the image files taken from this camera. Playback functions include image rating(0-5 stars), index display, 1.5x to 10x magnification, jump display and slideshow playback with five transition effects and the option of background music.



Canon EOS 3000D Specifications

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The Canon EOS 3000D is aimed more for novice users. It features an 18-megapixel sensor with a 2.7-inch LCD. It comes with a plastic lens mount and requires its flash to be manually raised. This model does not come with NFC and only offer Wi-Fi connectivity. Compared to the EOS 1500D which has a separate on/off switch, the Canon EOS 3000D has the on/off switch integrated into the mode dial. Playback options on this camera are the same, but only 10 custom functions are available.

The prices are expected to be announced in India by March.