Editor's Choice - Our Favorite 35mm DSLR Cameras

1. Canon EOS Rebel T3i Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens (discontinued by manufac...

User Ratings: 77 4

Canon 5169B005 First Impressions

"It is versatile!"

But that's what this entry level camera is all about. If you are a point and shoot person forget it here. Absolutely great 35mm DSLR Camera for the price. I took a 3 hour workshop on how to use the camera and I am good to go. I have always gotten great results with my Canon 5169B005.

  • Canon EOS Rebel T3i Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens (discontinued by manufacturer)
  • 18MP APS-C CMOS sensor
  • 3.7 frames per second continuous shooting
  • 9-point AF system
  • ISO 100-6400 expandable to 12800
  • 1080p HD video recording with manual controls
  • 3.0 inch articulated LCD with 1,040,000 dots
  • Wireless flash control
  • 'Basic+' shooting mode and 'Creative Filters'
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 5169B005
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 5169B005 Final Thoughts

"For me it was a steal."

I mean, I still shoot film with my old F3 and FE and push film. The pictures were clear and a came out great. I've been more than happy with this 35mm DSLR Camera. I use it as a backup camera to my Canon 7D mark II. I can see using this for years before I would feel the need to upgrade.

Overall Score
4.6


(2118 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated 35mm DSLR Cameras

2. Nikon D3400 24.2 MP Triple Lens Ultimate Parent's Camera Kit, 3.0", Red

User Ratings: 82 5

Nikon 13525 First Impressions

"Lordy Lord!"

I use it with my one year old Nikon lens. This is the best 35mm DSLR Camera and I love it! The body is well balanced when using the large Art series of lenses. Some of the extra items are not useful. Many more options than available to entry level models.

  • Nikon D3400 24.2 MP Triple Lens Ultimate Parent's Camera Kit, 3.0", Red
  • 24. 2 MP D3400 DSLR camera and a versatile 18-55mm Lens, super-telephoto 70-300mm lens and fast 35mm f/1. 8 prime lens
  • Learn how to take great photos from the included Nikon school Online Class with Tamara Lackey on photographing kids and pets
  • Built-in Bluetooth connectivity lets you share images via Snap Bridge app and save them to the cloud on Nikon image space
  • Kit also includes a shutter Huggers monkey to get your kids smiling at the camera; and a $30 voucher from online photo lab MPIX
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon 13525
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon 13525 Final Thoughts

"Images turn out great!"

Thank you Amazon and thank you Nikon! The difference is the excellent Nikon lens. The battery that does come with the camera lasts a long time. This lens is a good complement to the existing ones I have. But that's what this entry level camera is all about.

Overall Score
4.6


(1895 Points)

3. Canon EOS 7D 18 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens (discontinued by manu...

User Ratings: 76 3

Canon 3814B010 First Impressions

"Taking pictures!"

I finally decided I liked the features of the Canon line. So pleased with all the features. Though I have nothing to complain about the Canon 3814B010. The difference is the excellent Canon lens. I overall love this Canon 3814B010 and would recommend to others!

  • Canon EOS 7D 18 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens (discontinued by manufacturer)
  • 18MP APS-C CMOS sensor
  • 8 frames per second continuous shooting
  • 1080p HD video recording with manual controls
  • 3.0 inch Clear View II LCD screen with 920,000 dots
  • 19-point AF system (all cross-type)
  • 100% viewfinder coverage
  • 63-zone metering system
  • Batteries: Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 3814B010
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 3814B010 Final Thoughts

"You guys rock!"

From my first few casual shots the results blew me away. This is a great entry level camera. It is worth the trade-off when doing astro-photography. Just what my wife needed for her travels. These are a lot of megapixels.

Overall Score
4.6


(713 Points)

4. Canon EOS 7D 18 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS UD Lens (discontinued by manuf...

User Ratings: 76 3

Canon 3814B016 First Impressions

"Now about this Camera."

Absolutely great 35mm DSLR Camera for the price. It has a great feel, not too heavy but still substantial. I received it and it works well with my other Canon lenses. So i bought this kit under a month ago and I'm in love with it. I've had the Canon 3814B016 for about two weeks now and it's been great!

  • Canon EOS 7D 18 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS UD Lens (discontinued by manufacturer)
  • 18.0-megapixel CMOS Sensor and Dual DIGIC 4 Image Processors for high image quality and speed
  • Kit includes 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS UD standard zoom lens
  • Advanced HD movie mode with manual exposure control and selectable frame rates
  • Intelligent Viewfinder with 100 percent field of view; 19-point, all cross-type AF system equipped with dual diagonal cross-type sensors
  • Capture images to CF Card Type I and II, UDMA-compliant CF cards (not included)
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 3814B016
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 3814B016 Final Thoughts

"It's loaded!"

I love the camera and the bundle is OK. We love the Canon 3814B016, but let's talk about the accessories. Great camera, great bundle and fast shipping. Absolutely great 35mm DSLR Camera for the price. It has a great feel, not too heavy but still substantial.

Overall Score
4.6


(713 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling 35mm DSLR Cameras

5. Canon EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-135mm is USM Lens Wi-Fi Adapter Kit

User Ratings: 79 10

Canon 9128B135 First Impressions

"Love this camera."

However, once I saw the images files I was hooked. The different modes are useful. Took this camera on our family vacation to Utah national parks. The Canon 9128B135 has all the tech and features I was looking for in a camera. From my first few casual shots the results blew me away.

  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-135mm is USM Lens Wi-Fi Adapter Kit
  • 20.2 MP CMOS sensor and ISO 100 16000
  • High speed continuous shooting up to 10.0 fps
  • 65 point all cross type AF system
  • Stunning Full HD video with Custom Movie Servo AF (speed and sensitivity)
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF enables you to shoot video like a camcorder
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 9128B135
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 9128B135 Final Thoughts

"Now onto the bundle."

Great 35mm DSLR Camera package my kids love it! I took a 3 hour workshop on how to use the camera and I am good to go. Just buy this, you will not regret it. He has waited years for this and it was everything he wanted and more! If you are a point and shoot person forget it here.

Overall Score
4.4


(472 Points)

6. Nikon D7500 DX-format Digital SLR Body and NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR Lens for Nikon DSLR Came...

User Ratings: 83 2

Nikon First Impressions

"Outstanding buy!"

The body is well balanced when using the large Art series of lenses. First off, I did purchase this because I needed it for a class. Again, slim margins for a lot of money. Best price, fast delivery and good support in case something goes wrong. I am eventually going to get the battery grip for the body.

  • Nikon D7500 DX-format Digital SLR Body and NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR Lens for Nikon DSLR Cameras
  • Class leading image quality, ISO range, image processing and metering equivalent to the award-winning D500
  • Large 3.2” 922K dot, tilting LCD screen with touch functionality. Temperature: 0 °C to 40 °C (+32 °F to 104 °F) Humidity: 85% or less (no condensation)
  • F-mount lens/DX formatfilter-attachment size: 58mm, (p = 075 mm)
  • Maximum Reproduction Ratio: 0.22x. 105-450Mm (35mm equivalent)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon Final Thoughts

"Loved that camera!"

But I'd buy from Nikon again, so they've got that going for them. Took this camera on our family vacation to Utah national parks. I've had the Nikon for about two weeks now and it's been great! I got it at the best price for this kit. I love the camera and the bundle is OK.

Overall Score
4.7


(404 Points)

7. Nikon D7500 DX-format Digital SLR Portrait and Prime Lens Kit

User Ratings: 83 2

Nikon First Impressions

"It works very well."

I got it at the best price for this kit. The software also defaults to save your original pic. But that's what this entry level camera is all about. Sometimes I still wish I had purchased the 40D at a comparable price. But I'd buy from Nikon again, so they've got that going for them.

  • Nikon D7500 DX-format Digital SLR Portrait and Prime Lens Kit
  • 1 of Nikon D7500 DX-format Digital SLR Body
  • 1 of Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G Lens with Auto Focus for Nikon DSLR Cameras
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon Final Thoughts

"One last thing."

This Nikon is built tough. I really love the features on this body. This Nikon takes absolutely beautiful images! This camera has paid for itself 20 times over and it keeps on giving! Sometimes I still wish I had purchased the 40D at a comparable price.

Overall Score
4.7


(404 Points)

8. Nikon D80 10.2MP Digital SLR Camera Kit with 18-135mm AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor Lens

User Ratings: 69 10

Nikon 9405 First Impressions

"For personal use."

Nice Camera & very good value on accessory package. Very good camera for the size. The software also defaults to save your original pic. So i bought this kit under a month ago and I'm in love with it. They are simply great cameras now at a very attractive price point.

  • Nikon D80 10.2MP Digital SLR Camera Kit with 18-135mm AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor Lens
  • Includes 18-135mm AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor lens
  • Image optimization functions and in-camera image retouching
  • 2.5-inch LCD display , power-up time of approximately 0.2 seconds
  • 10.2-megapixel CCD captures enough detail for large, photo-quality prints
  • RAW and JPEG capture , burst mode allows for capture of three frames per second for up to 100 pictures
  • 10.2-megapixel CCD captures enough detail for large, photo-quality prints
  • 2.5-inch LCD display; power-up time of approximately 0.2 seconds
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon 9405
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon 9405 Final Thoughts

"I grade it very high."

5 years I've gotten to know this groundbreaking 35mm DSLR Camera well. I can see using this for years before I would feel the need to upgrade. Again, slim margins for a lot of money. Very versatile and swiftly configurable. My family pictures will be great from now on.

Overall Score
4.3


(397 Points)

9. Canon EOS 60D 18 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS UD Lens

User Ratings: 71 11

Canon 4460B004 First Impressions

"I grade it very high."

I love the camera and the bundle is OK. I shot video of my 5 year old son riding his bike today. Just what my wife needed for her travels. This lens is a good complement to the existing ones I have. Great 35mm DSLR Camera package my kids love it!

  • Canon EOS 60D 18 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS UD Lens
  • 18MP APS-C CMOS sensor
  • 5.3 frames per second continuous shooting
  • 1080p HD video recording with manual controls
  • 3.0 inch articulated Clear View LCD with 1,040,000 dots
  • 9-point AF system (all cross-type)
  • Wireless flash control
  • Batteries: Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 4460B004
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 4460B004 Final Thoughts

"Solid deal."

Best price, fast delivery and good support in case something goes wrong. I have always gotten great results with my Canon 4460B004. This camera has paid for itself 20 times over and it keeps on giving! Have used Canon cameras all the way back to 35mm. The software also defaults to save your original pic.

Overall Score
4.3


(347 Points)

10. Canon EOS Rebel T4i 18.0 MP Digital SLR with 18-135mm EF-S IS STM Lens (OLD MODEL)

User Ratings: 63 6

Canon 6558B005 First Impressions

"Taking pictures!"

I am eventually going to get the battery grip for the body. No focus peaking, even in live view. I really love the features on this body. The read/write speed is seriously blazing fast. However, once I saw the images files I was hooked.

  • Canon EOS Rebel T4i 18.0 MP Digital SLR with 18-135mm EF-S IS STM Lens (OLD MODEL)
  • 18MP APS-C "Hybrid CMOS" sensor
  • 5 frames per second continuous shooting
  • 9-point AF system, all cross-type
  • ISO 100-12800, expandable to 25600
  • 1080p HD video recording
  • 3.0 inch articulated touch sensitive LCD with 1,040,000 dots
  • 14-bit DIGIC 5 processor
  • Built-in stereo microphone as well as external microphone input
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 6558B005
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 6558B005 Final Thoughts

"Longer battery life."

Just what my wife needed for her travels. Got the bundle at a great price also. The Canon 6558B005 captured the action like a pro. First four pictures I took and they came out great! Love the camera and accessories that came with this kit.

Overall Score
4.3


(333 Points)

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