Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Beginners DSLR Cameras

1. Nikon D3500 DSLR Camera with AF-P 18-55mm and 70-300mm Zoom Lenses Bundle with 64GB Card and Accesso...

User Ratings: 73 5

Nikon 3784240 First Impressions

"Great starter bundle."

I really love the features on this body. So pleased with all the features. Very good camera for the size. I would highly recommend this Nikon 3784240 and bundle. No focus peaking, even in live view.

  • Nikon D3500 DSLR Camera with AF-P 18-55mm and 70-300mm Zoom Lenses Bundle with 64GB Card and Accessories (7 Items)
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Nikon D3500 DX-Format DSLR Camera with AF-P 18-55mm VR and 70-300mm Lenses, Focus Digital Slave Flash, 55mm UV/CPL/ND Filter Kit, 55mm 2.2 Telephoto Lens, 55mm 0.43 Wide Angle Lens, SanDisk 64GB Ultra SD Card, Corel Deluxe Photo Software Kit, and Focus DSLR Accessory Kit
  • NIKON D3500: A great camera for beginners. Equipped with a 24.2MP DX APS-C CMOS image sensor that is 15 times larger than a smartphone, and Nikon’s signature EXPEED image processing system, you will have extremely high resolution photos.
  • PERFECT BUILD: Lightweight, comfortable, and balanced in its design, this camera sets you up for easy success. The 3” display gives you 921,000-dot resolution and a 170 viewing angle. This camera is completely compatible with Nikon’s SnapBridge App so that you camera and smartphone are in constant harmony
  • TWO LENS BUNDLE: The Nikon D3500 Camera comes paired with Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR and 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED Lenses. The 18-55mm is compact, lightweight, and extremely versatile, great for landscape, video, or wide-angle shots. The 70-300mm lens is a super telephoto lens designed to bring those hard to shoot, far away subjects closer to life.
  • Nikon Authorized Dealer – Includes USA Manufacturer’s Warranty
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon 3784240
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon 3784240 Final Thoughts

"On the Nikon 3784240."

Though I have nothing to complain about the Nikon 3784240. The read/write speed is seriously blazing fast. We love the Nikon 3784240, but let's talk about the accessories. Works great for my daughter and her film school. Some of the extra items are not useful.

Overall Score
4.5


(173 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Beginners DSLR Cameras

2. Canon EOS Rebel T6 Camera Accessory Kit with Lens and Carry Bag, 58mm - 3 Piece Filter Kit, 2 Piece ...

User Ratings: 76 4

Canon 1159C003 First Impressions

"Now about this Camera."

I am eventually going to get the battery grip for the body. Took this camera on our family vacation to Utah national parks. So pleased with all the features. Love the camera and accessories that came with this kit. I shot video of my 5 year old son riding his bike today.

  • Canon EOS Rebel T6 Camera Accessory Kit with Lens and Carry Bag, 58mm - 3 Piece Filter Kit, 2 Piece Wide Lens Set, Replacement 1600mAh Battery and Charger, 32GB SD Card, 12" Tripod & Cleaning Kit
  • CANON T6: Perfect for portrait, action, landscape photography and more, the Canon EOS Rebel T6 is bundled with enhanced features that beginners and pros alike will love. The EOS Rebel T6 DSLR includes the Canon EF-S 18-55mm IS II Lens. This standard zoom lens features Optical Image Stabilizer technology.
  • PHOTOS AND VIDEO: T6 is equipped with an 18.0 Megapixel CMOS image sensor that captures images with outstanding clarity and tonal range. Full HD quality video capturing performance.
  • CONNECTIVITY: Using Wi-Fi and Canon's free Camera Connect app, the EOS Rebel T6 can connect to a number of compatible devices. Built-in NFC (Near Field Communication) helps provide a virtually seamless connection to numerous compatible Android devices, and the Canon Connect Station CS100 device.
  • Canon Authorized Dealer – Includes USA Manufacturer’s Warranty
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens with Canon 100ES EOS DSLR Camera Gadget Bag, 58mm 3-Piece Filter Kit, Focus 58mm 2-Piece Wide & Tele Lens Set, Focus Camera Canon LP-E10 Rechargeable Replacement 1600mAh Li-ion Battery & Charger, SanDisk Ultra 32GB 80MB/s SD Card, 12-Inch Spider Tripod and Focus DSLR Accessory Kit
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 1159C003
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 1159C003 Final Thoughts

"Well done Canon."

Works great for my daughter and her film school. The battery that does come with the camera lasts a long time. All other cameras in this category are much more expensive. But, others have covered its capabilities far better than I can. Just what my wife needed for her travels.

Overall Score
4.5


(129 Points)

3. Canon EOS Rebel T7 Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 is STM Lens + 64GB Memory Card + W...

User Ratings: 88

PHOTO4LESS Canon T7 First Impressions

"An excellent camera."

It sucks up way more battery life than the D7100/D7200. All around for the price, it was still worth it. Sometimes I still wish I had purchased the 40D at a comparable price. The software also defaults to save your original pic. I use it with my one year old PHOTO4LESS lens.

  • Canon EOS Rebel T7 Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 is STM Lens + 64GB Memory Card + Wide Angle and Telephoto Lens + Video Tripod + Extra Battery and Charger + Remote + Slave Flash
  • EXCLUSIVE BUNDLE: This bundle Includes everything you need to start capturing video/images immediately. Easy to use for beginners and Pro alike, and a perfect gift for you or a loved one for all occasions.
  • CAMERA FEATURES: 24.1MP APS-C CMOS sensor, DIGIC 4+ image processor, range from ISO 100-6400, shooting continuously up to 3 fps, Full HD 1080/30p video recording, 9-point AF system, contrast-detection focusing system, 3.0" 920k-dot LCD, built-in Wi-Fi with NFC
  • KIT INCLUDES: Canon T7 EOS Rebel DSLR Camera, EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens, 58mm 2X Telephoto Lens, 58mm Wide Angle Lens, 2x Transcend 32GB Memory Card & Tri-fold Card Wallet, 58mm UV Protector Filter, 3 Piece Filter Kit (UV-CPL-FLD).
  • Extra Battery Pack, Battery Power Charger, with Compact Travel Charger for Car & Home, Photo4less Camera & Lens Case, 60-inch Camera Video Tripod, Digital Auto Power Slave Flash, RS-60 Remote Switch, Hi-Speed USB Card Reader, Eyecup EF, Lens Cap Holder, LCD Screen Protectors (Clear),
  • SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE: Photo4Less is a CANON AUTHORIZED DEALER, so you can rest assure knowing that your purchase is fully backed by Canon USA Manufacturer’s WARRANTY and with Photo4less exceptional Customer Service.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The PHOTO4LESS Canon T7
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

PHOTO4LESS Canon T7 Final Thoughts

"Really love my PHOTO4LESS Canon T7!"

So i bought this kit under a month ago and I'm in love with it. I take pictures of houses occasionally and this has worked really well. Servo is accurate enough to keep it on. But I'd buy from PHOTO4LESS again, so they've got that going for them. It feels wonderful and functions smoothly.

Overall Score
4.9


(11 Points)

4. Canon EOS Rebel T7 Digital SLR Camera Bundle + EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 is II + Canon 200ES Shoulder B...

User Ratings: 85

Canon EOS Rebel T7 First Impressions

"So far so great."

It has a very similar look to a high end smartphone screen. I don't feel like I ever need any other lenses. I have not used the remote yet so I can't comment on that. Great Beginners DSLR Camera package my kids love it! I have really enjoyed putting this lens through its paces.

  • Canon EOS Rebel T7 Digital SLR Camera Bundle + EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 is II + Canon 200ES Shoulder Bag + Transcend 64GB UHS-I U3 SD Memory Card Top Value Bundle!
  • EXCLUSIVE BUNDLE: This bundle Includes everything you need to start capturing video/images immediately. Easy to use for beginners and Pro alike, and a perfect gift for you or a loved one for all occasions.
  • CAMERA FEATURES: 24.1MP APS-C CMOS sensor, DIGIC 4+ image processor, range from ISO 100-6400, shooting continuously up to 3 fps, Full HD 1080/30p video recording, 9-point AF system, contrast-detection focusing system, 3.0" 920k-dot LCD, built-in Wi-Fi with NFC
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Canon EOS Rebel T7 EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II - Canon EOS Shoulder Bag 200ES (Black) - Transcend 64GB UHS-I U3 SD Memory Card - Photo4Less Camera and Lens Cleaning Cloth
  • SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE: Photo4Less is a CANON AUTHORIZED DEALER, so you can rest assure knowing that your purchase is fully backed by Canon USA Manufacturer’s WARRANTY and with Photo4less exceptional Customer Service.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon EOS Rebel T7
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon EOS Rebel T7 Final Thoughts

"Low light performance."

The body is well balanced when using the large Art series of lenses. My family pictures will be great from now on. But I'd buy from Canon again, so they've got that going for them. Best price, fast delivery and good support in case something goes wrong. The extra batteries don't work all that well.

Overall Score
4.8


(9 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling Beginners DSLR Cameras

5. Canon EOS 90D DSLR Camera + Canon EF-S 18-55mm + Tamron 70-300mm Lens + 500mm & 650-1300mm Telephoto...

User Ratings: 63 15

Canon 90d First Impressions

"Greats products!"

Have used Canon cameras all the way back to 35mm. I love all the accessories included with my new Canon 90d camera. I would highly recommend this Canon 90d and bundle. This is a fantastic Beginners DSLR Camera. I use it with my one year old Canon lens.

  • Canon EOS 90D DSLR Camera + Canon EF-S 18-55mm + Tamron 70-300mm Lens + 500mm & 650-1300mm Telephoto Preset Lens + Wide Angle & Telephoto Lens + Macro Filter Kit + 64GB Memory Card + Accessory Bundle
  • Canon EOS 90D DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens - 32.5MP APS-C CMOS Sensor - UHD 4K30p & Full HD 120p Video Recording - Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD - 45-Point All Cross-Type AF System - EOS iTR autofocus
  • Three lens kit: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens - With semi wide angle frame best for portraits even in low lighting conditions + Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Autofocus Lens - Ideal Zoom for day to day use due to its light weight and smooth function + 500mm f/8.0 Preset Telephoto Lens & 650-1300mm f/8.0 Preset Telephoto Lens - Attached to the T-mount this telephoto lenses gives great zoom, best for distant & wildlife photography used by beginners as well as professionals alike.
  • This bundle comes with a load of premium accessories.
  • Canon battery and charger - Extra battery - 64GB Memory Card - 2.2x Telephoto lens - 0.43x Wide angle macro lens - Two HD filter kits - Macro close-up kit - Bagpack - Camera case
  • 50 Inch tripod - Wireless remote - Memory card reader - Lens hoods and More..
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 90d
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 90d Final Thoughts

"On the Canon 90d."

This is a fantastic Beginners DSLR Camera. This, in my opinion is a great camera to start learning on. All around for the price, it was still worth it. I have always gotten great results with my Canon 90d. I love the camera and the bundle is OK.

Overall Score
4.2


(9 Points)

6. Canon EOS 80D DSLR Camera + Canon EF-S 18-55mm + Tamron 70-300mm Lens + 500mm & 650-1300mm Telephoto...

User Ratings: 65

Canon 80d First Impressions

"Happy it was included."

First four pictures I took and they came out great! The battery that does come with the camera lasts a long time. So pleased with all the features. All around for the price, it was still worth it. However on contacting Canon about it, they sent us a memory card.

  • Canon EOS 80D DSLR Camera + Canon EF-S 18-55mm + Tamron 70-300mm Lens + 500mm & 650-1300mm Telephoto Preset Lens + Wide Angle & Telephoto Lens + Macro Filter Kit + 64GB Memory Card + Accessory Bundle
  • Canon EOS 80D Camera - 24.2MegaPixels APS-C CMOS Sensor - 3.0" 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen - Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps - 45-Point All Cross-Type AF System - Dual Pixel CMOS AF - Expanded ISO 25600, Up to 7 fps Shooting - Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC
  • Three lens kit: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens - With semi wide angle frame best for portraits even in low lighting conditions + Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Autofocus Lens - Ideal Zoom for day to day use due to its light weight and smooth function + 500mm f/8.0 Preset Telephoto Lens & 650-1300mm f/8.0 Preset Telephoto Lens - Attached to the T-mount this telephoto lenses gives great zoom, best for distant & wildlife photography used by beginners as well as professionals alike.
  • This bundle comes with a load of premium accessories.
  • Canon battery and charger - Extra battery - 64GB Memory Card - 2.2x Telephoto lens - 0.43x Wide angle macro lens - Two HD filter kits - Macro close-up kit - Bagpack - Camera case
  • 50 Inch tripod - Wireless remote - Memory card reader - Lens hoods and More..
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 80d
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 80d Final Thoughts

"I do love the camera."

Works great for my daughter and her film school. It is worth the trade-off when doing astro-photography. But I'd buy from Canon again, so they've got that going for them. This Canon 80d is built tough. Many more options than available to entry level models.

Overall Score
4.3


(4 Points)

7. Pentax 645Z Medium Format DSLR Camera Plus Pentax-D FA 645 55mm f/2.8 AL[IF] SDM AW Lens Kit

User Ratings: 73

Pentax 16599 First Impressions

"Photos are great."

SD card that came with camera is fine. Again, slim margins for a lot of money. This Pentax 16599 takes absolutely beautiful images! So overall the build quality is nice on the Pentax 16599. I don't feel like I ever need any other lenses.

  • Pentax 645Z Medium Format DSLR Camera Plus Pentax-D FA 645 55mm f/2.8 AL[IF] SDM AW Lens Kit
  • 51.4 effective mega-pixel CMOS sensor
  • Class leading speed and response with 3FPS frame rate
  • Versatile live view with a tiltable LCD panel
  • Real Time Scene Analysis with 86,000 pixel sensor
  • Kit includes: Pentax 645Z Medium Format DSLR Camera With a Pentax-D FA 645 55mm f/2.8 AL[IF] SDM AW Lens
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Pentax 16599
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Pentax 16599 Final Thoughts

"I can’t even."

All other cameras in this category are much more expensive. I really love the features on this body. The extra batteries don't work all that well. This camera just feels good in the hands. The Pentax 16599 has all the tech and features I was looking for in a camera.

Overall Score
4.5


(3 Points)

8. Canon EOS Rebel T7 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm DC III Lens and 32GB Memory Card, Carrying Case, Filters...

User Ratings: 63

Extreme Electronics First Impressions

"Well done Extreme Electronics."

However, once I saw the images files I was hooked. This Extreme Electronics takes absolutely beautiful images! However on contacting Extreme Electronics about it, they sent us a memory card. I can see using this for years before I would feel the need to upgrade. Thank you Amazon and thank you Extreme Electronics!

  • Canon EOS Rebel T7 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm DC III Lens and 32GB Memory Card, Carrying Case, Filters, Extreme Electronics Cloth + More
  • Canon EOS Rebel T7 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm DC III Lens Bundle Kit Includes: Carrying Case, Lens Cap Keeper, Memory Card Wallet, Tabletop Tripod, Cleaning Kit, Cleaning Solution, Cleaning Brush, LCD Screen protectors, USB Card Reader, 64GB Memory Card, Pro Telephoto Lens Attachment, Pro Wide Angle Lens Attachment and all original accessories!
  • Ideal for mobile device users wanting to take the next step with their photography, the EOS Rebel T7 camera combines fantastic features with easy-to-use operation for high-quality images you'll be proud to share.
  • Harness the power of the EOS Rebel T7's large 24.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor to realize your potential for great shots. Share the memories with your friends and family quickly and easily via built-in Wi-Fi* and NFC** technology.
  • A range of additional features, including a large LCD screen, Full HD video recording and an on-board feature guide help you capture eye-catching photos and video.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Extreme Electronics
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Extreme Electronics Final Thoughts

"Very easy to operate."

And because it is older, you can get it cheaper. I received it and it works well with my other Extreme Electronics lenses. Overall, very happy with the purchase. The LCD screen is easy to see on bright sunny days. I am also a white balance and color nut.

Overall Score
4.6


(4 Points)

9. Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Camera Body w/ Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO Interchangeable...

User Ratings: 74 3

Olympus First Impressions

"Much fantastic."

Works great for my daughter and her film school. Best price, fast delivery and good support in case something goes wrong. It has a very similar look to a high end smartphone screen. Took this camera on our family vacation to Utah national parks. I mean, I still shoot film with my old F3 and FE and push film.

  • Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Camera Body w/ Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO Interchangeable Lens
  • 1 of Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Camera Body Only, 20.4 mega pixel with 3-Inch LCD, Black
  • 1 of Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO Interchangeable Lens
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Olympus
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Olympus Final Thoughts

"Please keep it up."

Overall, very happy with the purchase. No focus peaking, even in live view. Just buy this, you will not regret it. No focus peaking, even in live view. It's terrific and you won't go wrong.

Overall Score
4.5


(96 Points)

10. Canon EOS 80D Digital Camera Body Only with 128GB SD Card + Camera Flash + Double Battery and Travel...

User Ratings: 64 6

Canon 1263C004 First Impressions

"LCD screen."

But that's what this entry level camera is all about. I got it at the best price for this kit. I mean, I still shoot film with my old F3 and FE and push film. However, once I saw the images files I was hooked. This Canon 1263C004 takes absolutely beautiful images!

  • Canon EOS 80D Digital Camera Body Only with 128GB SD Card + Camera Flash + Double Battery and Travel Charger Advanced Holiday Bundle
  • CANON DIGITAL CAMERA: EOS 80D DSLR camera with wifi & nfc wireless connectivity Perfect interchangeable lens camera for professional and experienced photographers
  • SHOOTS PHOTOS & VIDEO: Capture vivid 24 megapixel photos in both raw or jpeg formats along with full HD 1080p videos with expanded ISO up to 25600 for stunning photographs, movies or vlogs, even in low light
  • PROFESSIONAL QUALITY IMAGES: Ideal SLR for wedding, landscape, sport and other photographers. 80D features 7 frames per second of continuous shooting and a 45 point All-Cross Type Autofocus system
  • WARRANTY: Canon Authorized Dealer – Includes USA Manufacturer’s Warranty
  • VALUE BUNDLE PACKAGE: Also includes a Digital Slave Flash, 128GB SDXC Card, Replacement Battery and DSLR Accessory Kit
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 1263C004
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 1263C004 Final Thoughts

"So far so good!"

Absolutely great Beginners DSLR Camera for the price. I have not used the remote yet so I can't comment on that. If you are a point and shoot person forget it here. Everything was fine with the kit - great value! From my first few casual shots the results blew me away.

Overall Score
4.3


(30 Points)

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