Updated on 15 September 2013 by

The best entry-level Sony DSLR camera are the interchangeable lens cameras with relatively lesser manual controls than a full fledged DSLR. The below listed tio-rated interchangeable lens cameras can be availed under the $800 price range. Available mostly under the Alpha product line, these cameras can capture images of over 18 Megapixel resolution and 1080p Full HD videos along with the support for an optical zoom range of over 6x. Some of these entry-level DSLRs also support remote controls for capturing self portraits of individuals or groups.


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Sony Alpha A3000
Sony SLT-A58
Sony Alpha SLT-A57
Sony Alpha SLT-A35
Sony Alpha DSLR-A550
Sony Alpha A3000 Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera
Sony SLT-A58K Digital Camera
Sony Alpha SLT-A57 Digital Camera
Sony SLT-A35 Digital Camera
Sony Alpha DSLR-A550 SLR Digital Camera Body Only  14 2MP  Memory Stick PRO Duo SDHC Card Slot
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Release Date
Aug 2013
Feb 2013
Mar 2012
Jun 2011
Sep 2009
Camera Type
SLR/Professional, SLR-style mirrorless
SLR/Professional, Compact SLR
3D Digital Camera, SLR/Professional
SLR/Professional
SLR/Professional
Optical Zoom
3.0 x
3.0 x
3.0 x
Resolution
20.0 Megapixel
20.0 Megapixel
16.7 Megapixel
16.2 Megapixel
14.2 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
Exmor APS-C sensor, CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
Exmor APS HD CMOS
CMOS
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
2.7 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
Image Sensor Size
28.2 mm
28.2 mm
28.2 mm
28.2 mm
Average Rating
 3.7 stars
 4.2 stars
 3.9 stars
 3.9 stars
 3.8 stars

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