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. Canon EOS Rebel T6 Digital SLR Camera (Body Only) Wi-Fi Enabled + 32GB SD Memory Card, Large Case, A...

Canon-Herofiber T6BODY/kit1 First Impressions

"Easy to carry."

These are a lot of megapixels. Again, slim margins for a lot of money. Servo is accurate enough to keep it on. Absolutely great Beginners DSLR Camera for the price. This is a fantastic Beginners DSLR Camera.

  • Canon EOS Rebel T6 Digital SLR Camera (Body Only) Wi-Fi Enabled + 32GB SD Memory Card, Large Case, Accessory Kit w/HeroFiber Ultra Gentle Cleaning Cloth for Canon T6 DSLR
  • This kit includes: Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR Camera Body, Canon LP-E10 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, Canon LC-E10 Battery Charger, Canon EOS Camera Strap, Body Cap, Interface Cable, 32 Gigabyte SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) Memory Card, SLR Camera Multi-Compartment Gadget Bag with Pockets & Neck Strap, 5pc. Deluxe Lens Care & Cleaning Kit, HeroFiber Ultra Gentle Cleaning Cloth & Basic Camera Instruction Manual, All items are backed with Hot Deals Electronics 1 year 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
  • 18.0 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) image sensor and high-performance DIGIC 4+ Image Processor for excellent speed and quality
  • ISO 100-6400 (expandable to H: 12800) for shooting from bright light to low light
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity provide easy sharing to compatible smart devices, select social media sites and the Canon Connect Station CS100 device
  • 9 point AF system (including one center cross‐type AF point) and AI Servo AF provide impressive autofocus performance with accurate results
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon-Herofiber T6BODY/kit1
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon-Herofiber T6BODY/kit1 Final Thoughts

"Extremely happy!"

Very good camera for the size. This is a great entry level camera. Servo is accurate enough to keep it on. This lens is a good complement to the existing ones I have. So overall the build quality is nice on the Canon-Herofiber T6BODY/kit1.

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

8. Nikon D5300 24.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Auto Focus-S DX NIKKOR Zoo...

User Ratings: 78 7

Nikon 1522 First Impressions

"Everything great."

This all with my Nikon 1522. Though I have nothing to complain about the Nikon 1522. The battery that does come with the camera lasts a long time. Very good camera for the size. Got the bundle at a great price also.

  • Nikon D5300 24.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Auto Focus-S DX NIKKOR Zoom Lens (Black)
  • 24MP DX-format CMOS sensor with no optical low-pass filter
  • 39-point AF system with 3D tracking and 3D matrix metering II
  • 5 frames per second continuous shooting
  • ISO 100 - 12800 (Expandable to 25600)
  • 3.2" Vari-angle LCD with 1,037,000 dots
  • 1080 (60p, 30p, 24p) and 720 (60p, 50p) HD video (H.264/MPEG-4)
  • Built-in Wi-Fi (for sharing and remote camera control) and GPS
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon 1522
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon 1522 Final Thoughts

"Lordy Lord!"

I don't feel like I ever need any other lenses. The colors of course are very good as expected, and here is a surprise. I finally decided I liked the features of the Nikon line. Everything was fine with the kit - great value! I am eventually going to get the battery grip for the body.

Overall Score
4.5


(919 Points)

9. Nikon Df 16.2 MP CMOS FX-Format Digital SLR Camera Body (Silver)

User Ratings: 67 5

Nikon 1526 First Impressions

"Images turn out great!"

I would highly recommend this Nikon 1526 and bundle. If you are a point and shoot person forget it here. Very good camera for the size. I would highly recommend this Nikon 1526 and bundle. Very good camera for the size.

  • Nikon Df 16.2 MP CMOS FX-Format Digital SLR Camera Body (Silver)
  • 16MP full frame CMOS sensor
  • 5.5 frames per second continuous shooting
  • 39-point autofocus system with 9 cross-type points
  • ISO100 - 12800
  • 3 inch LCD with 921,000 dots
  • 0.7x viewfinder with 100% coverage
  • Raw and Raw + JPEG shooting
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon 1526
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon 1526 Final Thoughts

"Awesome near perfect."

The camera is highly capable and flexible. This all with my Nikon 1526. The extra batteries don't work all that well. First off, I did purchase this because I needed it for a class. They are simply great cameras now at a very attractive price point.

Overall Score
4.2


(106 Points)

10. Canon EOS 6D Mark II with EF 24-105mm is STM Lens - WiFi Enabled

User Ratings: 89 3

Canon 1897C021 First Impressions

"Very easy to operate."

My family pictures will be great from now on. So i bought this kit under a month ago and I'm in love with it. It's terrific and you won't go wrong. However, once I saw the images files I was hooked. Sometimes I still wish I had purchased the 40D at a comparable price.

  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II with EF 24-105mm is STM Lens - WiFi Enabled
  • 26.2 Megapixel Full frame CMOS Sensor
  • Optical Viewfinder with a 45 point All Cross type AF System
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Phase detection & Full HD 60p
  • DIGIC 7 Image Processor, ISO 100-40000
  • Vary angle Touch Screen, 3.0 inch LCD. Built in WiFi, NFC, bluetooth and GPS capability
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 1897C021
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 1897C021 Final Thoughts

"Greats products!"

Best price, fast delivery and good support in case something goes wrong. Love the camera and accessories that came with this kit. It is worth the trade-off when doing astro-photography. So pleased with all the features. I have always gotten great results with my Canon 1897C021.

Overall Score
4.7


(296 Points)

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