If you want a digital camera with good performance and, especially, if you’re going to focus on the DSLR segment, the situation changes radically. For example, compact cameras can easily exceed 1000 lei, and the cheapest DSLRs are rapidly approaching the psychological threshold of 2000 lei.

In such a situation, the best compromise you can make to have a quality camera at a low price is to buy one in the second hand. However, to obtain the best price-performance ratio and to get in possession of a camera without significant defects, it is essential to pay attention to several aspects.

Depending on the sale price for a new model, you can get an idea of ​​how much a second-hand one should cost (obviously, and depending on your budget).

Below we have listed the 9 best digital cameras that comes with many advanced features and can be ideal for photography.

Canon EOS 4000D DSLR Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Zoom Lens, 64GB Memory,Case,...
  • Canon EOS 4000D DSLR Camera(International Version)- 18.0MP APS-C CMOS Sensor,DIGIC 4+ Image Processor, 6.8 cm (2.7") TFT LCD,...
  • Canon EF-S 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 DC III Zoom Lens - EF-S-Mount Lens/APS-C Format, 28.8-88mm (35mm Equivalent) ,Aperture Range: f/3.5...
  • SanDisk 64GB Ultra UHS-I SDHC Memory Card (Class 10) - 64GB Storage Capacity , Class 10 / UHS-I , Max. Read Speed: 80 MB/s , Min....
  • 58MM 0.43x Professional HD Wide Angle Lens (w/Macro Portion)- Easily screws on to the front of your lens, and instantly expands...
  • Camera Gadget Bag , 50 inch Tripod, High Capacity Spare Battery, Lens Cleaning Brush Pen, Lens Cleaning dust Blower, DSLR Camera...
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Panasonic LUMIX DC-ZS70K, 20.3 Megapixel, 4K Digital Camera, Touch Enabled...
  • 20.3 Megapixel MOS sensor plus 30x Leica DC VARIO ELMAR lens (24 720mm), Plus 5 axis Hybrid O. I. S. (Optical image Stabilizer)
  • 0.2 Inch 1,166k dot EVF (electronic view finder) with eye sensor for easier viewing under sunny outdoor conditions
  • 4K QFHD video recording (3840x2160), Plus exclusive Lumix 4K PHOTO and 4K post focus with internal focus Stacking feature
  • Lens barrel mounted control ring enables quick, intuitive operation of important functions
  • Wi Fi plus a 180 Degree front Flip up touch feature enabled screen simplifies selfie photography, and framing for unusual...
Kodak PIXPRO FZ53 16.15MP Digital Camera + 32GB Memory Card + Point and Shoot...
  • UNIQUE BUNDLE: This exclusive bundle is just what you need to get sharp and high quality images and videos in every setting. Its...
  • CAMERA FEATURES: 16.15MP 1/2.3" CCD Sensor - 5x Optical Zoom Lens - 28-140mm (35mm Equivalent) - 2.7" 230k-Dot LCD Monitor
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: SanDisk 32GB Ultra SDHC 80MB/S Class 10 Flash Memory Card + Black Point & Shoot Case + Hand-held Monopod with...
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Panasonic LUMIX G85 4K Digital Camera, 12-60mm Power O.I.S. Lens, 16 Megapixel...
  • Fine Detail Performance: 16 megapixel micro four thirds sensor with no low pass filter resulting in a near 10 percent boost in...
  • Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera: With 12 60 millimeter lens, Shoot lighter and faster with the modern hybrid photography...
  • Class Leading Dual Image Stabilization: In body 5 axis dual image stabilization works in both photo and motion picture recording...
  • Live Viewfinder and Flip LCD Display: Integrated eye level OLED live viewfinder (2360K dots) and rear touch Enabled 3 inch LCD...
  • 4K video Capture: 4K QFHD video recording (3840 x 2160), plus exclusive Lumix 4K photo and 4K Post Focus allows you to...
Canon EOS 2000D (Rebel T7) DSLR Camera w/Canon EF-S 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 Zoom Lens...
  • This Jerry’s Photo DSLR Camera Package Includes 2 X Sandisk 64GB Class 10 SD Memory Cards ,USB Card Reader ,58mm 3 Piece Filter...
  • Canon EOS 2000D / Rebel T7 DSLRCamera Body (International Version )- 24.1MP APS-C CMOS Sensor, DIGIC 4+ Image Processor, 3.0"...
  • Canon EF-S 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 DC III Zoom Lens - EF-S-Mount Lens/APS-C Format, 28.8-88mm (35mm Equivalent) ,Aperture Range: f/3.5...
  • Built-in Wi-Fi with NFC permits pairing the DSLR with a smartphone or tablet for wirelessly sharing photos and movies for instant...
  • A 9-point phase-detection autofocus system incorporates a single cross-type point to lend a high degree of focusing accuracy in...
Digital Camera for Kids Boys and Girls - 36MP Children's Camera with 32GB SD...
  • 【Mini Camera with Safe Material】Sevenat kids digital camera with environment-friendly non-toxic material,small and...
  • 【With 32G SD Memory Card】This children mini camera comes with 32G SD memory card, you don't need to worry about the storage...
  • 【36 MP & FHD1080p & 16x digital zoom 】: Our kids digital camera has Full HD 1080P resolution, 36 megapixels, 16x digital...
  • 【What You Get?】Digital Camera x 1; Rechargeable Lithium Battery x2; USB cable for charging and data x1; Portable bag x1;...
  • 【1 Year Guarantee】: For any quality issue, Sevenat provide 1 year Money Back guarantee that ensures you a total hassle-free...
Sony (DSCW800) 20.1 MP Digital Camera (Silver)
  • MP Super HAD CCD sensor for beautifully detailed images.
  • Sony Lens w/ 5x Optical Zoom.
  • Reduced blur with SteadyShot Image stabilization
  • Capture your videos in 720p HD Movie mode
  • Simplify camera menu with Easy Mode
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 20.1 MP Digital Camera - Black (Renewed)
  • 20.1 megapixel plus 35x zoom brings detailed subjects close - 3.0" LCD screen for easy viewing and photo editing
  • Optical SteadyShot image stabilization reduces blur
  • Capture your videos in 720p HD Movie mode
  • Does not support Wifi
Fujifilm X-E3 Mirrorless Digital Camera w/XF18-55mm Lens Kit - Silver
  • 24.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS III sensor and high-performance x processor Pro high-speed image processing engine to deliver...
  • New touch function controls let you swipe up/down/left/right to choose function setup which you can use even while
  • Country of Origin: China
  • Package weight: 3.5 lbs
  • Nano-Gi coating technology 9 rounded blade aperture diaphragm help create smooth and circular bokeh Max Magnification 0 16x...

Choosing The Best Digital Cameras Buying Guide

Type of Cards for Storing Photos

Maybe you like a particular camera, but you have to be careful and what kinds of memory cards it uses. Currently, the most popular format is SD in its many variations (SD, SDHC, SDXC, microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC). Still, there are also CF cards (especially for some DSLR models), but also Memory Stick Pro Duo cards for the cameras. Sony.

If you do not want to spend extra, you need to choose a room that supports memory cards that you already have or at least a lower-priced type of card, such as SD cards.

Accessories Are Included or Not

In addition to the camera itself, find out what accessories are included in the box. If the seller does not offer you any accessories for various reasons, find out what their price is, and if it is worth the effort to buy only the camera itself.

Accessories that you can consider according to your personal preferences include the power supply (without which you should not buy a camera), PC or TV connection cables (HDMI, USB, audio-video), power cards memory, protective cover, CD with software, microphone or even external flash.

If you need to purchase one or more such accessories separately, the prices can be quite high and can seriously affect your budget for such a gadget. Therefore, try to negotiate a lower price precisely from this perspective.Check the camera accessory package.

Used vs. Refurbished

If you’re not tempted by the idea of ​​buying a used camera but don’t have the money for a new one, you can turn to so-called refurbished products.

Refurbished products are products that have already been sold by stores, but have been returned by the buyer for various reasons. For whatever reason, these products cannot be resold as new for legislative purposes.

Theoretically, a refurbished camera should work just like a new camera, the only difference being that the product may have traces of use (for example, fingerprints on the screen).

By default, the prices of a refurbished camera are lower compared to a new one, but the reduction is usually 10-15%. In other words, in terms of price, a refurbished camera is positioned somewhere between new and used cameras.

If such a product tempts you, you should follow precisely the same steps as with a poe camera, the most important thing being to test the camera before purchasing.

Features of Digital Cameras


The resolution of a camera represents the size that the photos will have in terms of pixels, and is determined by the sensor integrated into it. The higher the resolution, the larger the image, and – in theory – full of details. The advantages offered by a high resolution are to allow larger prints and to allow even cutouts to be pushed without compromising the image quality too much.

On the other hand, the higher the resolution, the higher the weight of the files, which translates into a faster depletion of available memory and longer transfer times. Larger files also require more resources from the image processor, which may limit the camera’s performance in other areas (such as burst speed).

For too long, the resolution of the sensor has been the central aspect taken into consideration in the choice of spy camera, perhaps because it is easily understood and quantifiable. As a result, all camera manufacturers battled with megapixels, churning out higher and higher resolution models.

The problem is that, after exceeding a certain threshold, the proportion between the level of detail and resolution is lost, due to the physical limits of the sensor. Several megapixels “disproportionate” compared to the size of the sensor often results in poorly defined images, softer and full of artifacts, when viewed at maximum magnification.

To date, given that the battle has moved to the field of connectivity and video shooting, a bit all models have similar resolutions, which are around 20/24 megapixels.

Physical Dimensions of The Sensor

We have explained on several occasions how the physical aspects of the sensor are the first factor that affects the image quality that can be obtained with a specific camera.

In the purchase guide for compact cameras, we have dedicated a lot of space to this aspect, in that case, essential given the considerable differences from one model to another.

As for reflex cameras, the story is a bit different: almost all models integrate sensors of the same format, the APS-C one. Although these sensors are defined as “reduced,” they have far higher dimensions than those of compact and smartphones.

Some high-end DSLRs, aimed at experienced and professional photographers, are equipped with a full-frame sensor, or even higher dimensions (24x36mm). This type of sensor, if associated with right lenses, guarantees exceptional image quality.

The diagram below shows the difference between the dimensions of a full-frame sensor and those of a “reduced” sensor. Note that Canon APS-Cs are slightly smaller than those used by other manufacturers.

It is worth mentioning that the equivalent focal length of a lens also depends on the physical size of the sensor. By associating any glass with a camera with an APS-C sensor, the equal focal length will be shown among the characteristics of the prism multiplied by the sensor multiplication factor. APS-C sensors usually have a multiplication factor of 1.5 (1.6 for Canon cameras).

ISO Sensitivity

Another factor to consider when choosing an SLR is the ability to shoot at high ISO sensitivity. Increasing the ISO sensitivity will allow you to maintain faster shutter speeds and thus avoid incurring blurred photos when the subject moves quickly or when shooting freehand in low light.

However, as ISO sensitivity increases, digital noise also increases, resulting in deterioration of image quality. The photos below show the noise level at different ISO sensitivities. Each image is a 100% crop of a shot taken with an APS-C SLR.

example of digital noise due to high ISO sensitivity
Rather than paying attention to what is the maximum ISO sensitivity at which a reflex can technically operate, it is good to keep in mind what is the maximum limit that allows you to take home images of acceptable quality. No data on the camera’s technical data sheet will give indications in this sense. If this feature is essential to you, the advice is to search for sample images taken with the specific model.

In the comparison between the best SLR cameras on this page, however, we have reported the models with unusually high resistance to high ISO or – on the contrary – which leaves a little to be desired.


Each DSLR is equipped with a more or less advanced focusing system, whose reliability usually is proportionate to the price. Even if the accuracy and speed of autofocus depend on a multitude of factors, a significant figure to guess – in principle – the performance is the number of AF points available, which parameter we have always mentioned in the mini- SLR camera reviews on this page.

How relevant this aspect is to determine which SLR to choose depends mostly on the type of shots you plan to take. Autofocus performance is essential when practicing sports and action photography or when shooting animals in freedom.

If, on the other hand, you plan to photograph landscapes, portraits, or still life, the efficiency of the autofocus can take second place compared to other camera features.

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