Can you find a good camera for PLN 1,000? Of course! Here are the cameras we recommend, which are worth buying in 2019.

You are passionate about photography. You want to buy the first camera because you already know that your smartphone has its limitations. On the other hand – you won't spend much because it's just for fun. Buy a compact? It's better to have a good photo smartphone. However, there is an even better option. buy   used, advanced, but also inexpensive camera that will allow you to train your photographic workshop. Following this line of reasoning, I decided to look for cameras that can be bought for less than a thousand zlotys , eliminating amateur compacts. I found many good, used models that will be perfect for the start. The assumption is simple: we are looking for cameras that give the option of manual parameter setting, offer interchangeable optics, the possibility of connecting a flash and shooting in RAW. Why do I pay attention to these attributes? Because they allow you to use the camera in an advanced way and as a result get better photos. Buying another lens, even a manual one, which will provide a shallow depth of field, is a small expense, just like a simple, even a dozen or so flash. RAWs, in turn, provide great opportunities for photo processing, also in free photo programs. Meet cameras that meet these conditions and cost less than 1000 PLN (often much less).

Canon EOS 600D

Canon EOS 600D / fot. fotoManiaK.pl

Canon EOS 600D / fot. fotoManiaK.pl

The camera used in our editorial office for many years – it went through many hands, and that means one thing: it's really unbreakable. This is equipment that even after many years of use will still be reliable, and due to the fact that it is an amateur model, you can find very neat copies. The camera offers RAW, has an APS-C matrix with a resolution of 18 Mpix, has a tilted screen, can shoot in Full HD 25p. And above all – it's a real SLR: it sits well in your hand, has many knobs and is comfortable to use. For less than 1000 PLN you can easily find a model with a kit lens, memory card, spare battery and even a bag. Sometimes we even find a package with an additional telephoto lens in the set.

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300 / fot. Nikon

Nikon D3300 / fot. Nikon

A direct competitor to the Canon 600D, which despite its age, still holds the price well. The camera offers a 24-megapixel APS-C matrix, slightly better than 600D autofocus (11-point relative to 9-point) and Full HD 50p movie mode. The model is friendly for novice users, among other things, it has a special mode with tips on setting exposure, which will certainly come in handy at the beginning. For 1000 PLN we will hunt on Allegro a model with a kit lens and low mileage.

Sony A5000

Sony A5000 / fot. Sony

Sony A5000 / fot. Sony

A proposal from Sony is a camera with very compact dimensions. It offers a 20-megapixel APS-C matrix and autofocus faster than SLR. Can shoot nice Full HD movies at 50 fps. Lenses for Sony are not the cheapest, but you can find many manual glasses with m42 or Minolta mounts, which with the adapter will work great here. On the secondary market you will find many neat models, and hunting for such in the amount of below one thousand zlotys will not be a problem.

Panasonic Lumix GX800

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Panasonic Lumix GX800 / fot. fotoManiaK.pl

We just tested the Lumix GX800, because it is still quite a fresh camera, and in the meantime you can buy it for less than a thousand zlotys . Of course, we are talking about used copies, because the model is still on sale – for a new one with a lens we will pay about PLN 1,400 . The camera equipped with a 16-megapixel Micro 4/3 matrix compared to the rest offers faster autofocus and serial mode 10 fps or even 30 fps with 4K resolution. The camera protrudes in terms of film mode. It turns out that for less than a thousand zlotys we can buy a model that films in 4K 30p! For this it has a touch screen, as well as WiFi, allowing for wireless transmission of photos. This is undoubtedly one of the most interesting low-budget proposals that we can find on the market.

Olympus E-PL6

Olympus E-PL6 / fot. Olympus

Olympus E-PL6 / fot. Olympus

Another mirrorless camera with a Micro 4/3 matrix on our list. You can buy the camera for much less than a thousand zlotys , so you can spend the remaining amount on a manual lens. The model offers stabilization and quite good autofocus for the price. In serial mode it will take 8 photos in a second, has a touch screen tilted 170 degrees and shoots movies in Full HD 30p. Olympus models are geared towards amateurs, have a lot of creative modes that will certainly allow you to get interesting effects without further processing. The mere operation of this camera will also not cause problems even for those who have never photographed before.

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