Let’s not beat around the bush here: cameras are expensive. And if you want to get out there and take the best shots possible, you might find yourself needing to fork out for decent equipment. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you should sell off all your worldly possessions and buy the most expensive camera on the market. Instead, you can shop around for a good DSLR camera that’ll take great images, but won’t break the bank. So, here’s our guide to the best digital camera under £1000.

Pentax KS-2

If you’re a photography enthusiast that’s looking to move up from an iPhone to a proper DSLR, this is a great entry-level camera. While not a widely recognised brand like Canon or Fuji, the 20.1-megapixels produce high-quality photos that will help you fill your photo books in no time. Features include a weather seal to help you shoot in all conditions, built-in Wi-Fi and NFC. For the beginners out there, the Pentax KS-2 is a great option.

Canon EOS 70D

One of the best-selling DSLR cameras under £1000 is the Canon EOS 70D, which has 20.2 megapixels, built-in Wi-Fi connectivity and a flip-out screen. It’s also one of the cheapest options out there if you’re looking for a half decent camera and, being a Canon, this piece of kit comes from one of the most trusted names in the industry. It’s a great starting point for any amateur photographers and the excellent autofocus is perfect for those who are just learning their craft.

Sony a6300

With a 24.2 megapixel CMOS sensor, the Sony a6300 is a great DSLR for capturing dynamic images and videos.  On top of that, the camera has advanced AF tracking, making it perfect for shooting moving subjects, which will come in handy for the wildlife and urban photographers out there. While it may be one of the most expensive cameras on this list, Sony is one of the biggest names when it comes to quality tech, and their cameras are no different. This little DSLR number is sure to be a sound investment.

Nikon D7200

The Nikon D7200 is a solid addition to the DSLR market, offering high-quality images and a range of attractive features. Primary of which is the advanced autofocus and weather sealing, which is vital if you’re planning on shooting outdoors. And let’s face it, unless you plan on exclusively taking pictures of your living room, you’re going to need the protection. If you need a strong all-rounder that’s built for versatility, this is a great option – and all for less than £1000!

Olympus PEN F

This unique looking DLSR, available in a number of styles, is great for those who want something a little less conventional. It’s the first in the PEN series to have a digital viewfinder, which traditionalists may baulk at, but can be incredibly useful when you want to line up the perfect shot. With 20 megapixels and up 20 FPS (with the help of the electronic shutter), you can take crisp, professional shots with ease. If you want style and functionality, look nowhere else.

Fujifilm X-T1

Boasting a range of expert features, including an X Trans CMOS sensor, an electronic, mirrorless viewfinder, and a tilting LCD screen, making it fantastic for pretty much any form of photography. Additionally, the built-in Wi-Fi makes uploading photos quick and easy. With crisp, HD image capturing, the Fujifilm X-T1 makes you’re sure to get the perfect shot every time!

What’s your favourite digital camera for under £1000? Let us know in the comments!