2. Nikon D3500
Leaving your point-and-shoot behind for the first time? The Nikon D3500 is one of the best entry-level cameras for DSLR newbies, providing great performance in various lighting situations as well as built-in guidance to help you get familiar with all it has to offer.
This special instruction mode helps you determine the best camera settings for the shot at hand, outlining controls like ISO, aperture, and exposure. The D3500 also has the same-sized sensor as our top pick (24.2 megapixels) to help achieve high-quality detail, a lightweight body, and reliable battery life. You won’t get the touchscreen LCD or fast autofocus of the T7i, but this is an excellent pick that gives you room to grow.
3. Sony a55