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Christmas Gift Guide 2017: Interchangeable-lens Cameras Under Php30K




Last time, we gave you a list of interchangeable-lens cameras you can get this holiday season for under Php50k. Now, let’s take it down a notch and get into the territory of entry-level DSLR and mirrorless cameras.

At this price point, you may not be getting the same features and creature comforts that you would in mid-range and high-end offerings, but they will still serve you well nonetheless, allowing you to capture those precious moments.

Without further ado, here is our 2017 Christmas gift guide for interchangeable-lens cameras for under Php30k.

Note: This list is comprised of both DSLR and mirrorless cameras, and every item includes a kit lens to get you going right off the bat. List is arranged by price, from highest to lowest. Budget range is from Php15,000 to Php29,999. Prices are subject to change without prior notice.

Pentax K-S2

Included lens: Pentax DA L 18-50mm f/4-5.6 DC WR RE

Pentax K-S2 specs:
20 Megapixel CMOS APS-C Sensor
PRIME M II image processor
Phase-matching AF
3-inch vari-angle TFT LCD monitor, 921k dots
ISO 100-51200
1/6000 to 30sec shutter speed
1080p (30p/25p/24p) video recording
Wi-Fi
Environmental sealing
SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compatible)
D-LI109 battery pack (410 shots)
678g
91 x 123 x 73mm

Price: Php27,990

Canon EOS 750D

Included lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM

Canon EOS 750D specs:
24-Megapixel CMOS APS-C Sensor
DIGIC 6 processor
Hybrid CMOS AF III
19-point All cross-type AF
3-inch Fully articulating LCD, 1,04M dots
ISO 100-12800 (expandable to 25600)
1/4000 to 30sec shutter speed
1080p (30p, 25p, 24p) video recording, MPEG-4, H.264
SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compatible)
Wi-Fi
NFC
LP-E17 lithium-ion battery (440 shots)
555g
132 x 101 x 78mm

Price: Php27,279

Fujifilm X-A10

Included lens: Fujifilm XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS II

Fujifilm X-A10 key specs:
16.3MP APS-C sensor
Up to ISO 25600
Up to 1/32000 sec shutter
180-degree tilting LCD
Built-in pop-up flash
Wi-Fi
1080p 30fps video recording
Electronic image stabilization (5-axis)

Price: Php26,991

Nikon D5300

Included lens: Nikon AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR

Nikon D5300 specs:
24.2-megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor (no OLPF)
EXPEED 4 image processing
ISO 100-12800 (25600 with boost)
39-point AF system
1080p video recording at 60fps
5fps stills
3.2-inch 1,037K-dot articulating display
700 shots per charge battery life
Wi-Fi
GPS
480g
125 x 98 x 76mm

Price: Php26,930

Canon EOS 1300D

Included lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II

Canon EOS 1300D specs:
18MP CMOS APS-C sensor
DIGIC 4 image processor
Hybrid AF System
9-point AF System
ISO 100 – 12800
3fps continuous drive
3-inch Tilting LCD panel, 920k dots
Built-in Flash
1080p video recording @30fps
SD / SDHC / SDXC
Wi-Fi
485g
129 x 101 x 78mm

Price: Php25,498

Sony A5000

Included lens: Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS

Sony A5000 specs:
20.1MP CMOS sensor
BIONZ X image processor
ISO 100 – 16000
1/4000 to 30sec shutter speed
25-point contrast detection AF
3.5fps burst mode
3-inch tilting display, 460k-dot
Full HD video recording @24fps
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
NFC
SD/ SDHC/SDXC
NP-FW50 Li-Ion battery (420 shots)
269g
110 x 63 x 36mm

Price: Php22,999

Panasonic Lumix G DMC-GF8K

Included lens: Lumix G VARIO 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH MEGA OIS

Panasonic Lumix G DMC-GF8K specs:
16 Megapixel CMOS Four Thirds Sensor
Venus Engine image processor
ISO 100-25600
1/500 to 60sec shutter speed
5.8fps burst shot
23-point AF
1080p video recording @ 60fps
3-inch tilting touch display, 1.04M dots
SD/SDHD/SDXC support
266g
107 x 65 x 33mm

Price: Php20,800

Canon EOS 100D

Included lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM

Canon EOS 100D key specs:
18MP APS-C CMOS sensor
DIGIC 5 image processor
ISO 100-25600
1/4000 – 30-sec shutter speed
4fps burst shot
9-point AF
1080p video recording @ 30fps
3-inch capacitive touch display
SD, SDHC, SDXC support
Built-in flash

Price: Php20,480

Nikon D3400

Included lens: Nikon AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR

Nikon D3400 specs:
24.2MP DX-format CMOS sensor
EXPEED 4 image processor
ISO 100 – 25600
1/4000 to 30 sec shutter speed
11 AF points
Built-in flash, GN12
1/200 max Flash Sync Speed
5fps burst mode
3-inch articulating display, 921k-dots
1080p video recording @60fps
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n (Optional via WU-1a adapter)
GPS (Optional)
Bluetooth 4.1
MPEG-4 or H.264 video format
SD/ SDHC/SDXC
EN-EL14a Li-Ion battery (1200 shots)
124 x 98 x 76mm
395g

Price: Php20,150

Canon EOS M10

Included lens: Canon EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM

Canon EOS M10 specs:
180-degree tilt type touch screen, approx. 1.04 million dots
18MP APS-C CMOS sensor
DIGIC 6 image processor
Hybrid CMOS AutoFocus II
100-12,800 ISO (expandable to 25,600)
Up to 1/4000th of a second shutter speed
4.6 fps continuous shooting
1920 x 1080 video recording
Wi-Fi
NFC
875mAh (6.3WH) Li-Ion battery
301g
108 x 66.6 x 35mm

Price: Php17,180

You can read our review here.

With that, we conclude this list. We hope this helped those of you in the market for an entry-level DSLR or mirrorless camera. If we missed anything, or have a suggestion for a guide, please let us know in the comments down below.



Joey graduated with a degree in Digital Filmmaking from the De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde last March 2017. A filmmaker by heart, he has since put aside cinema to focus on his other passion, technology. PCs, mechanical keyboards, audio, cameras, and gaming are among his biggest tech interests.

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  1. dukha says:

    Sony a6000 is below 30k too.

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