Best Affordable Cameras for Photography in Pakistan 2022

Do you have a knack for clicking pictures? Are you planning to make a career in photography? Why wait around? Pursue your passion with firm dedication and a great camera.

You don’t have to spend a fortune buying an expensive high-end DSLR to start clicking pictures. At the beginning of your photography career, you can invest in a basic functional camera that does not drill a hole in your wallet.

Here are seven great affordable cameras for photography in Pakistan you can buy today:

1. Nikon D3500

SPECIFICATIONS
Type: DSLR
Sensor: APS-C CMOS, 24.2MP
Lens mount: Nikon F
Screen: 3-inch, 921K dots
Viewfinder: Optical
Continuous shooting: 5fps
Movies: 1080p
User level: Beginner

The Nikon D3400 was a hugely successful and popular DSLR, and the Nikon D3500 has taken its baton into the mirrorless age. DSLRs may be less common now, but they continue to offer excellent value compared to mirrorless cameras due to their optical viewfinders – and the Nikon D3500 remains the best budget camera for beginners.

Key changes over the older D3400 include an improved APS-C sensor (though still with 24MP) and an even better battery life of 1,550 frames per charge, next to the D3400’s capable 1,200 shots per charge. You also get a better grip and a slightly redesigned body that’s a bit lighter, too.

2. Olympus Mark IV

SPECIFICATIONS
Type: Mirrorless
Sensor: 20.3MP
Lens mount: Micro Four Thirds
Monitor: 3-inch tilting touchscreen, 1,037K dots
Viewfinder: 2.36m-dot EVF
Continuous shooting: 15fps
Movies: 4K/30p
User level: Beginner

If you’re an eager beginner in the market for a compact mirrorless camera, the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV should be at the top of your list. An affordable Micro Four Thirds model, the Mark IV pairs a capable 20.3MP sensor with impressive in-body image stabilization to deliver consistently attractive images using the kit lens.

An ergonomic grip, approachable button layout, and handy flip-down touchscreen make the Mark IV an accessible upgrade for smartphone photographers. And with a wide catalog of lenses available, it shapes up one of the best cheap cameras around if you want a modern mirrorless experience.

3. Sony Alpha A6000

SPECIFICATIONS
Type: Mirrorless
Sensor: APS-C CMOS, 24.3MP
Lens mount: Sony E-mount
Screen: 3.0-inch tilt-angle, 921K dots
Viewfinder: Yes, EVF
Continuous shooting speed: 11fps
Movies: 1080p
User level: Beginner/enthusiast

Don’t let the price fool you. The A6000 costs the same as other entry-level DSLR and mirrorless cameras, but it’s an advanced and powerful camera that has only dropped to this price through being on the market since 2014. So it may be old, but most of the specifications still look surprisingly fresh today. This includes a 24MP APS-C sensor, a fast hybrid 179-point autofocus system, and continuous shooting at 11 frames per second (fps). Its age shows in other areas, though; it only shoots 1080p Full HD video and not 4K, and the screen isn’t touch-sensitive. Still, the latter is the case on many new Sony cameras, and the A6000’s high-end features ensure that it’s a camera that will grow with you.

4. Nikon D5600

SPECIFICATIONS
Sensor: APS-C CMOS
Megapixels: 24.2MP
Lens mount: Nikon DX
Screen: 3.2-inch articulating touchscreen, 1,040,000 dots
Continuous shooting speed: 5fps
Max video resolution: 1080p
User level: Beginner/enthusiast

The D5600 is a step up from the D3000-series models, with a stronger set of specs to rival the likes of the Canon EOS Rebel T7i / EOS 800D. Key advantages over the D3500 (listed in position one here) include a larger LCD screen, which not only flips out and swivels all the way around to face the front but also responds to touch, together with a more advanced autofocus system, Wi-Fi, and a healthy range of additional control on the inside. Sure, you pay a little extra for the privilege, but if you need a little more growing space, it makes sense to go for the D5600 so that it stays with you for years to come.

5. Fujifilm X-T200

SPECIFICATIONS
Sensor size: APS-C CMOS
Resolution: 24.2MP
Viewfinder: EVF OLED, 2,360,000 dots
Monitor: 3.5-inch fully articulating touchscreen, 2,780,000 dots
Maximum continuous shooting rate: 8fps
Movies: 4K
User level: Beginner

We’re still fans of the Fujifilm X-T30, but this cheaper, beginner-friendly version of that camera is our favorite mirrorless option for those starting out on their photography or video-making journeys. It’s a big improvement over its X-T100 predecessor in almost everything, including autofocus, and has a fantastic 3.5in rear touchscreen. Unlike the Fujifilm X-A7 (see further down), you also get a viewfinder for framing shots. The only downside is that the subject-tracking can be a little hit-and-miss during burst shooting and isn’t available for video, but otherwise, this is one of the best cheap cameras around for those who want a new mirrorless model

6. Fujifilm XP140

SPECIFICATIONS
Type: Compact
Sensor: 1/2.3in BSI-CMOS, 16.4MP
Lens mount: N/A
Screen: 3-inch touchscreen, 920K dots
Viewfinder: N/A
Continuous shooting: 15fps
Movies: 4K/15p
User level: Beginner
Well-priced yet built tough; the Fujifilm XP140 is one investment that should pay dividends for those with clumsy hands. Dustproof, shockproof to 1.8m, and freeze-proof to -10ºC, it’s also waterproof down to 25m – which means it should survive just about anything you can throw at it.

More than a beefed-up bargain camera, the XP140 can also capture great images. It keeps the same stabilized 16.4MP sensor as the XP140 but adds improved scene- and eye-detection smarts, which help deliver sharp portrait pictures. 4K footage is limited at 15fps, but 1080/60p video is smooth, while the option to shoot 720p slow-mo at 100fps is neat. The maximum ISO has also doubled to 12,800, which, with a back-illuminated sensor, makes for better low-light images, including underwater shots

7. Canon EOS M50

SPECIFICATIONS
Type: Mirrorless
Sensor: 24.1MP
Lens mount: Canon EF-M
Monitor: 3.0-inch vari-angle touchscreen, 1,040K dots
Viewfinder: 2,360K-dot EVF
Continuous shooting: 10fps
Movies: 4K/25p
User level: Beginner

Not everyone needs a cutting-edge camera, so the original M50 remains a popular mid-range mirrorless model. A fun, approachable option that offers great image quality, the M50 continues to represent good value for money. That’s only more true following the launch of the M50 Mark II, an update that’s only a modest evolution over the first-gen model. Powered by Canon’s Digic 8 processor and equipped with a Dual Pixel AF system, the M50’s 24.1MP APS-C sensor allows the camera to be relatively compact while still capturing fantastic stills.

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