Updated on 2 August 2013 by

The best SLR cameras under $400 price range are entry-level DSLRs for professionals manual control over aperture and ISO settings. The optical zoom support over 7x makes these cameras suitable for wildlife photography. Some of the best SLR digital cameras under dollar 400 price range come from brands like Canon, Panasonic and Olympus.


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Canon EOS 100D (EOS Rebel SL1)
Pentax K-500
Nikon D3200
Sony Alpha SLT-A35
Nikon D3100
Canon EOS 100D (EOS Rebel SL1) Digital Camera
Pentax K-500 16MP Digital SLR Camera
Nikon D3200 Digital Camera
Sony SLT-A35 Digital Camera
Nikon D3100 Digital Camera
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Release Date
Mar 2013
Jun 2013
Apr 2012
Jun 2011
Aug 2010
Camera Type
SLR/Professional, Compact SLR
SLR/Professional, Compact SLR
SLR/Professional
SLR/Professional
SLR/Professional
Optical Zoom
3.0 x
3.0 x
Resolution
18.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
24.2 Megapixel
16.2 Megapixel
14.2 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
Exmor APS HD CMOS
CCD
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
Image Sensor Size
26.81 mm
28.42 mm
28.2 mm
28.2 mm
28.2 mm
Average Rating
 4.1 stars
 3.9 stars
 4.0 stars
 3.9 stars
 4.1 stars