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 250D (Rebel SL3) DSLR Camera with 18-55mm DC III Lens & Essential Accessory Bundle – Inc...

User Ratings: 38

Canon 3454C003 First Impressions

"I do love the camera."

This Canon 3454C003 takes absolutely beautiful images! Thank you Amazon and thank you Canon! The pictures were clear and a came out great. It is worth the trade-off when doing astro-photography. Servo is accurate enough to keep it on.

  • Canon EOS 250D (Rebel SL3) DSLR Camera with 18-55mm DC III Lens & Essential Accessory Bundle – Includes: SanDisk Ultra 64GB SDXC Memory Card, Extended Life Battery, Slave Flash, 57” Tripod & More
  • 24.1MP APS-C CMOS Sensor; DIGIC 8 Image Processor
  • 3.0" 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen; ISO 100-25600
  • UHD 4K24p Video and 4K Time-Lapse Movie; 9-Point AF System
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF; Up to 5 fps Shooting
  • Built-In Wi-Fi and Bluetooth; EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 DC III Lens
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 3454C003
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 3454C003 Final Thoughts

"The bundle is perfect."

I overall love this Canon 3454C003 and would recommend to others! It feels wonderful and functions smoothly. Have used Canon cameras all the way back to 35mm. I have really enjoyed putting this lens through its paces. The LCD screen is easy to see on bright sunny days.

Overall Score
4.4


(3 Points)

8. Canon EOS 6D Mark II Wi-Fi Digital SLR Camera Body with BG-E21 Battery Grip

User Ratings: 70 9

Canon 6D Mark II First Impressions

"Now about this Camera."

The software also defaults to save your original pic. Servo is accurate enough to keep it on. I am also a white balance and color nut. They are simply great cameras now at a very attractive price point. No focus peaking, even in live view.

  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II Wi-Fi Digital SLR Camera Body with BG-E21 Battery Grip
  • COMPACT BUT POWERFUL: This compact camera has the performance of a full featured DSLR on the go
  • FEATURES: . 26.2MP CMOS Sensor and DIGIC 7 Processor providing amazing results even with expanded ISO settings.
  • BATTERY GRIP: This optional battery grip features improved ergonomics for the EOS 6D Mark II. Allows you a choice of 1-2 LP-E6 Battery Packs.
  • Canon Authorized Dealer - Includes USA Manufacturer's Warranty
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Canon EOS 6D Mark II DSLR Camera (Body Only) and Canon BG-E21 Battery Grip for EOS 6D Mark II <
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 6D Mark II
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 6D Mark II Final Thoughts

"LCD screen."

Nice Camera & very good value on accessory package. I am also a white balance and color nut. I've been more than happy with this Beginners DSLR Camera. Great Beginners DSLR Camera package my kids love it! SD card that came with camera is fine.

Overall Score
4.1


(15 Points)

9. Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR Camera (Body Only). Kit Includes, W-E1 Wi-Fi Adapter, 2Pcs 32GB Commander ...

User Ratings: 82

Canon Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions

"Excellent ergonomics."

From my first few casual shots the results blew me away. I got it at the best price for this kit. So i bought this kit under a month ago and I'm in love with it. Some of the extra items are not useful. Many more options than available to entry level models.

  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR Camera (Body Only). Kit Includes, W-E1 Wi-Fi Adapter, 2Pcs 32GB Commander MemoryCar, Battery Grip, Extra Battery, Backpack Case, Grip Strap, Air Blower, Cleaning Kit
  • This Camera Saving Kit With 1 Year Warranty and Standard Manufacturer Supplied Accessories Bundle Includes:
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR Camera - 20.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor, Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors, 3.0" 1.04m-Dot Clear View II LCD Monitor, Full HD 1080p/60, Video & Movie Servo AF, Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Live View, 65-Point All Cross-Type Phase-Detect AF, Native ISO 16000, Extended to ISO 51200, 10 fps Shooting at Full Resolution, Built-In GPS Receiver - comes with W-E1 Wi-Fi Adapter
  • Battery Grip + Spare Battery - allows you to install two batteries to your camera to effectively double your shooting time. Furthermore, the grip can hold six AA batteries for emergency cases.
  • 2Pcs 32GB Commander Memory Cards + Air Blower + Lens Cap Keeper + Deluxe Starter Kit + Lens Pen Cleaner - Removes fingerprints, dust, and other debris that may compromise your image and it prevents your lens cap from ever getting lost again
  • Camera Backpack - holds and protects 2 SLR camera bodies, 3-4 lenses and additional smaller accessories. + Grip Strap - stabilizes your camera / camcorder while shooting / filming.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon Canon EOS 7D Mark II Final Thoughts

"THAT GRIP!"

It is worth the trade-off when doing astro-photography. All other cameras in this category are much more expensive. It is worth the trade-off when doing astro-photography. I use it with my one year old Canon lens. Canon still services this camera.

Overall Score
4.8


(10 Points)

10. The Imaging World Canon EOS Rebel T7 Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 is II Lens + Wid...

User Ratings: 85

The Imaging World T7 18-55 K2 First Impressions

"And a good deal."

I took a 3 hour workshop on how to use the camera and I am good to go. Everything was fine with the kit - great value! This all with my The Imaging World T7 18-55 K2. The read/write speed is seriously blazing fast. The battery that does come with the camera lasts a long time.

  • The Imaging World Canon EOS Rebel T7 Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 is II Lens + Wide Angle Lens + Telephoto Lens + Lexar 64GB Professional Memory Card + Bag + Accessory Bundle
  • KIT INCLUDES: Canon EOS Rebel T7 DSLR 24.1MP HD 1080p Camera - EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens - LP-E10 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack - LC-E10 Battery Charger - Eyecup EF - RF-3 Body Cap - EW-400D Neck Strap - Battery Cover - Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Camera Case + Hand Camera Grip + Lens Band and Zoom Creep Preventer
  • Lexar 64GB High Speed Professional SDXC Class 10 Flash Memory Card + SD USB Card Reader + Memory Card Wallet
  • 24.1MP APS-C CMOS Sensor - DIGIC 4+ Image Processor - 3.0" 920k-Dot LCD Monitor - Full HD 1080/30p Video Recording - 9-Point AF with Center Cross-Type Point
  • ISO 100-6400, Up to 3 fps Shooting - Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC - Scene Intelligent Auto Mode - Creative Filters and Creative Auto Modes
  • Editor's Impressions Of The The Imaging World T7 18-55 K2
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

The Imaging World T7 18-55 K2 Final Thoughts

"Everything great."

Again, slim margins for a lot of money. Though I have nothing to complain about the The Imaging World T7 18-55 K2. The battery that does come with the camera lasts a long time. These are a lot of megapixels. No focus peaking, even in live view.

Overall Score
4.8


(21 Points)

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