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. Nikon D5100 16.2MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 3-Inch Vari-Angle LCD Monitor (Body Only)

User Ratings: 66 12

Nikon 25476 First Impressions

"I love my Nikon 25476."

Absolutely great Beginners DSLR Camera for the price. Best price, fast delivery and good support in case something goes wrong. Everything was fine with the kit - great value! So overall the build quality is nice on the Nikon 25476. I shot video of my 5 year old son riding his bike today.

  • Nikon D5100 16.2MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 3-Inch Vari-Angle LCD Monitor (Body Only)
  • 3-inch, 921,000-dot Super-Density horizontal type Vari-Angle LCD Monitor
  • In-camera Special Effects Mode and HDR (High Dynamic Range)
  • Stunning Full 1080p HD Movies with Full Time Autofocus
  • High Resolution 16.2 MP DX-format CMOS sensor
  • Includes rechargeable Li-ion battery, quick charger, rubber eyecup, USB cable, AV cable, camera strap, eyepiece cap, and shoe cover
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon 25476
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon 25476 Final Thoughts

"You guys rock!"

I took a 3 hour workshop on how to use the camera and I am good to go. The battery that does come with the camera lasts a long time. Just what my wife needed for her travels. This is a great entry level camera. I have already taken it on 3 vacations.

Overall Score
4.1


(254 Points)

8. Canon EOS Rebel T6 Digital SLR Camera with Canon EF-S 18-55mm Image Stabilization II Lens, Sandisk 3...

User Ratings: 78 2

Canon PZ-T6-18-55-042117 First Impressions

"LCD screen."

So overall the build quality is nice on the Canon PZ-T6-18-55-042117. Works great for my daughter and her film school. It's terrific and you won't go wrong. It's terrific and you won't go wrong. Canon still services this camera.

  • Canon EOS Rebel T6 Digital SLR Camera with Canon EF-S 18-55mm Image Stabilization II Lens, Sandisk 32GB SDHC Memory Cards, Accessory Bundle
  • Canon EOS Rebel T6 Digital SLR Camera Bundle Includes 1-Year Seller Warranty
  • Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR Camera with 18MP APS-C CMOS Sensor - DIGIC 4+ Image Processor - 3.0" 920k-Dot LCD Monitor - Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps - 9-Point AF with Center Cross-Type Point - Extended ISO 12800, 3 fps Shooting - Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC
  • Canon EF-S 18-55mm IS II Lens with EF-S Mount lens - 29-88mm (35mm Equivalent) - Aperture Range: f/3.5-38 - One Aspherical Element - Optical Image Stabilization - Stepping Motor, Internal Focusing System - Supports Movie Servo AF Feature
  • In the Box: LP-E10 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack - LC-E10 Battery Charger for EOS Rebel T3, T5, T6 - Eyecup Ef for Digital Rebel Cameras - RF-3 Body Cap for Canon EOS Cameras - EW-400D Neck Strap - Battery Cover - IFC-130U Interface Cable
  • In the Bundle: Sandisk 32GB SDHC Class 10 Memory Card - Digital Flash Light - USB Card Reader - Remote Control - Professional Tripod - 2.2x Telephoto Lens - 0.43x Wideangle Lens - 3pc Filter Kit - AC/DC Travel Charger - Lens Hood - Extra Battery - Xit Deluxe Camera Bag
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon PZ-T6-18-55-042117
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon PZ-T6-18-55-042117 Final Thoughts

"Auto focus great."

Just buy this, you will not regret it. Canon still services this camera. Just what my wife needed for her travels. All around for the price, it was still worth it. And because it is older, you can get it cheaper.

Overall Score
4.7


(170 Points)

9. Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 is II Lens, Along with 32 & 16GB SDHC, an...

User Ratings: 86 3

Canon PS-1159C003 First Impressions

"And the price!"

This all with my Canon PS-1159C003. The body is well balanced when using the large Art series of lenses. That little piece of glass produces some amazingly sharp pictures. Works great for my daughter and her film school. Servo is accurate enough to keep it on.

  • Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 is II Lens, Along with 32 & 16GB SDHC, and Deluxe Accessory Bundle with Xpix Cleaning Accessories
  • Equipped with an 18.0 Megapixel CMOS sensor and the DIGIC 4+ Image Processor for high speed, detail, and quality
  • Features built-in Wi-Fi and NFC technology for easy sharing and posting to social media
  • Includes Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens and together with 58mm 2.2x High Definition telephoto professional lens & Pro Series HD 58mm wide angle Lens and a variety of filters for optimal shooting in every situation
  • For easy positioning, and camera stability, this kit contains a Pro series tripod for sharp, blur-free images.
  • Accessory bundle contains Deluxe Digital Camera Case, 32 &16 GB memory cards, 3 Piece 58mm filter kit, Card reader/writer, RS-60 Wired Remote Switch for Canon, Digital Slave Flash, Wrist strap, Memory card case, Deluxe cleaning kit.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon PS-1159C003
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon PS-1159C003 Final Thoughts

"So far so great."

I finally decided I liked the features of the Canon line. But, others have covered its capabilities far better than I can. Again, slim margins for a lot of money. I got it at the best price for this kit. First four pictures I took and they came out great!

Overall Score
4.7


(268 Points)

10. Canon EOS Rebel T5 1200D 18MP EF-S Body Full HD 1080p Video Digital SLR Camera (NO Lens)

User Ratings: 68 6

Canon CANON REBEL EOS T5 First Impressions

"Easy to carry."

The different modes are useful. This Canon CANON REBEL EOS T5 is built tough. This is a fantastic Beginners DSLR Camera. Basically, when doing astro-photography. Canon still services this camera.

  • Canon EOS Rebel T5 1200D 18MP EF-S Body Full HD 1080p Video Digital SLR Camera (NO Lens)
  • 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 to dim light.
  • EOS Full HD Movie mode helps you capture brilliant results.
  • Scene Intelligent Auto mode helps deliver expertly optimized photos and offers improved scene detection for amazing results when shooting at night.
  • 9-point AF system (including one center cross-type AF point) and AI Servo AF help provide necessary options for impressive autofocus performance and accurate results.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon CANON REBEL EOS T5
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon CANON REBEL EOS T5 Final Thoughts

"Much fantastic."

First off, I did purchase this because I needed it for a class. So i bought this kit under a month ago and I'm in love with it. I use it as a backup camera to my Canon 7D mark II. I received it and it works well with my other Canon lenses. I finally decided I liked the features of the Canon line.

Overall Score
4.4


(57 Points)

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