Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Entry Level DSLR Cameras

1. Canon EOS Rebel T7i DSLR Camera 18-55mm Lens + Carrying Case

User Ratings: 92 2

Canon 1894C002 First Impressions

"Love it so far!"

Love the camera and accessories that came with this kit. But I'd buy from Canon again, so they've got that going for them. It has a great feel, not too heavy but still substantial. I have always gotten great results with my Canon 1894C002. This, in my opinion is a great camera to start learning on.

  • Canon EOS Rebel T7i DSLR Camera 18-55mm Lens + Carrying Case
  • Hands Down The Best Entry Level DSLR Package Featuring The Canon Rebel T7i with 18-55mm Lens
  • CAMERA FEATURES:24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor, 3.0" 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
  • CAPTURE EVERY MOMENT WITH: Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps, 45-Point All Cross-Type Phase-Detect AF, Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • INCLUDED WITH YOUR PURCHASE: Canon Rebel T7i, 18-55mm Lens, Canon Neck Strap, Battery, Battery Charger, Cleaning Cloth, Camera Bag, Eyepiece, Body Cap and a 1 Year USA Warranty from Canon!
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 1894C002
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 1894C002 Final Thoughts

"The bundle is perfect."

This is a great entry level camera. This Canon 1894C002 is built tough. This all with my Canon 1894C002. It's terrific and you won't go wrong. All around for the price, it was still worth it.

Overall Score
4.9


(99 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Entry Level DSLR Cameras

2. Canon Rebel T7 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens Kit and Carrying Case, Creative Filters, Cleaning Kit, ...

User Ratings: 80

Canon 2727C002 First Impressions

"The Canon 2727C002 delivered."

I got it at the best price for this kit. This all with my Canon 2727C002. Great Entry Level DSLR Camera package my kids love it! This lens is a good complement to the existing ones I have. But, others have covered its capabilities far better than I can.

  • Canon Rebel T7 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens Kit and Carrying Case, Creative Filters, Cleaning Kit, and More
  • BUY NOW AND SAVE: Hands Down The Most Affordable Entry Level DSLR on the market! The Rebel T7 has most of the features of the T7i but at nearly half the price!
  • ADVANCED CAMERA FEATURES, ENTRY LEVEL PRICES: 24.1MP APS-C CMOS Sensor, 3.0" 920k-Dot LCD Monitor, Digic 4+ Image Processor, Full HD 30p and more.
  • UPGRADED VIDEO QUALITY: Full HD video recording and an on-board feature guide help you capture eye-catching photos and video. Breathtaking Full HD quality and a variety of recording sizes and frame rates, including 30p for a natural look.
  • UNLEASH YOUR CREATIVITY: 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.
  • INCLUDED WITH YOUR PURCHASE: Canon Rebel T7, 18-55mm DCIII Lens, Canon Neck Strap, Battery, Battery Charger, Cleaning Cloth, Camera Bag, Eyepiece, Body Cap, and UV Protective Filter, CPL and FLD Filters!
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 2727C002
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 2727C002 Final Thoughts

"On and on."

I have already taken it on 3 vacations. But, others have covered its capabilities far better than I can. I can see using this for years before I would feel the need to upgrade. The camera is highly capable and flexible. Works great for my daughter and her film school.

Overall Score
4.8


(27 Points)

3. Canon EOS Rebel T5i Digital SLR Camera & EF-S 18-135mm IS STM Lens Pro Bundle with 32GB SDHC Memory ...

User Ratings: 50

Canon EOS Rebel T5i with 18-135mm STM IS Lens First Impressions

"What a great Entry Level DSLR Camera!"

Thank you Amazon and thank you Canon! Best price, fast delivery and good support in case something goes wrong. Though I have nothing to complain about the Canon EOS Rebel T5i with 18-135mm STM IS Lens. I take pictures of houses occasionally and this has worked really well. First four pictures I took and they came out great!

  • Canon EOS Rebel T5i Digital SLR Camera & EF-S 18-135mm IS STM Lens Pro Bundle with 32GB SDHC Memory Card, Card Reader, Camera Bag, Flash, Full Size Tripod, Mini HDMI Cable, 67mm UV Protection Filter, Extra Battery and Lens Cleaning Kit
  • Canon EOS T5i with 18-135mm STM IS Lens, Flash, Transcend 32GB SDHC Memory, Camera Bag Card
  • Extra Battery, 67mm UV Filter, Card Reader, Tripod, Mini HDMI Cable, Lens Cleaning Kit
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon EOS Rebel T5i with 18-135mm STM IS Lens
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon EOS Rebel T5i with 18-135mm STM IS Lens Final Thoughts

"Awesome near perfect."

Overall, very happy with the purchase. I shot video of my 5 year old son riding his bike today. The colors of course are very good as expected, and here is a surprise. No focus peaking, even in live view. I am also a white balance and color nut.

Overall Score
4.0


(2 Points)

4. Nikon D3400 Digital SLR Camera & 18-55mm VR DX AF-P Zoom Lens (Red) 32GB Card + Case + Tripod + Filt...

User Ratings: 59

Nikon K-94532-02 First Impressions

"Really great Entry Level DSLR Camera!"

He has waited years for this and it was everything he wanted and more! It's terrific and you won't go wrong. The extra batteries don't work all that well. Some of the extra items are not useful. This lens is a good complement to the existing ones I have.

  • Nikon D3400 Digital SLR Camera & 18-55mm VR DX AF-P Zoom Lens (Red) 32GB Card + Case + Tripod + Filters + Tele/Wide Lens Kit
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon K-94532-02
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon K-94532-02 Final Thoughts

"Now I have the Nikon K-94532-02."

I can see using this for years before I would feel the need to upgrade. Very good camera for the size. It feels wonderful and functions smoothly. This Nikon K-94532-02 is built tough. Have used Nikon cameras all the way back to 35mm.

Overall Score
4.0


(6 Points)

5. EOS Rebel T7 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 is II Kit

User Ratings: 84 5

Canon 2727C002 First Impressions

"Images turn out great!"

Got the bundle at a great price also. This Canon 2727C002 takes absolutely beautiful images! I can see using this for years before I would feel the need to upgrade. The LCD screen is easy to see on bright sunny days. This is an excellent camera for beginners.

  • EOS Rebel T7 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 is II Kit
  • 24. 1 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor with is 100–6400 (H: 12800)
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC technology
  • 9-Point AF system and AI Servo AF
  • Optical Viewfinder with approx. 95% viewing coverage
  • 3. 0-Inch LCD with 920, 000 dots.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 2727C002
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 2727C002 Final Thoughts

"Pretty easy to use."

My family pictures will be great from now on. Great Entry Level DSLR Camera package my kids love it! All around for the price, it was still worth it. Have used Canon cameras all the way back to 35mm. So i bought this kit under a month ago and I'm in love with it.

Overall Score
4.6


(133 Points)

6. Nikon D5600 w/AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR + Case + 32GB SD Card (15pc Bundle)

User Ratings: 72

Nikon Intl. Nikon D5600 First Impressions

"It's loaded!"

I love the camera and the bundle is OK. They are simply great cameras now at a very attractive price point. I love the camera and the bundle is OK. First four pictures I took and they came out great! I've been more than happy with this Entry Level DSLR Camera.

  • Nikon D5600 w/AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR + Case + 32GB SD Card (15pc Bundle)
  • This Jerry’s Photo DSLR Camera Package Includes Transcend 32GB High Speed Class 10 SD Memory Card ,USB Card Reader ,55mm UV Filter ,Battery , Charger , Lens Caps And Body Cap , Deluxe Gadget Bag , 7" Spider FLex Tripod ,Neck Strap , Jerry’s Photo Lens Cleaning Cloth , And Includes :
  • Nikon D5600 DSLR Camera (Import Model) - 24.2MP DX-Format CMOS Sensor - EXPEED 4 Image Processor - 3.2" 1.037m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen - Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps - Multi-CAM 4800DX 39-Point AF Sensor - ISO 100-25600 and 5 fps Shooting - SnapBridge Bluetooth and Wi-Fi with NFC - Time-Lapse Movie Recording
  • Nikon AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens - F-Mount Lens/DX Format ,27-82.5mm (35mm Equivalent) , Aperture Range: f/3.5 to f/38 , Two Aspherical Elements , Super Integrated Coating , Pulse Stepping Motor AF System ,VR Image Stabilization , Access Lens Settings in Camera Menu , Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm , Two aspherical elements , AF-P pulse motor , retractable lens barrel
  • Rear 3.2" 1.04m-dot touchscreen LCD serves as an intuitive means for navigating settings menus and playback, as well as when shooting in live view. The screen also uses a vari-angle design to benefit working from high, low, and front-facing angles.
  • Built-in pop-up flash can be used to provide additional illumination when working in low-light conditions. A hot shoe is also available for working with an optional external flash.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon Intl. Nikon D5600
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon Intl. Nikon D5600 Final Thoughts

"I can’t even."

This is a great entry level camera. This Nikon Intl. Nikon D5600 is built tough. I have not used the remote yet so I can't comment on that. This is the best Entry Level DSLR Camera and I love it! Works great for my daughter and her film school.

Overall Score
4.7


(8 Points)

7. Nikon D3500 W/AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR + Case + 32GB SD Card (15pc Bundle)

User Ratings: 59 15

Nikon Intl. Nikon D3500 First Impressions

"Seriously amazing."

This Nikon Intl. Nikon D3500 takes absolutely beautiful images! It sucks up way more battery life than the D7100/D7200. They are simply great cameras now at a very attractive price point. I've been more than happy with this Entry Level DSLR Camera. The camera is highly capable and flexible.

  • Nikon D3500 W/AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR + Case + 32GB SD Card (15pc Bundle)
  • This Jerry’s Photo DSLR Camera Package Includes Transcend 32GB High Speed Class 10 SD Memory Card ,USB Card Reader ,55mm UV Filter ,Battery , Charger , Lens Caps And Body Cap , Deluxe Gadget Bag , 7" Spider FLex Tripod ,Neck Strap , Jerry’s Photo Lens Cleaning Cloth , And Includes :
  • Nikon D3500 DSLR Camera Body (International Version ) -24.2MP DX-Format CMOS Sensor ,EXPEED 4 Image Processor,No Optical Low-Pass Filter ,Native ISO 100-25600; 5 fps Shooting ,3.0" 921k-Dot LCD Monitor,Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps ,Multi-CAM 1000 11-Point AF System ,SnapBridge Bluetooth Connectivity ,Guide Mode and Special Effects
  • Nikon AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens - F-Mount Lens/DX Format ,27-82.5mm (35mm Equivalent) , Aperture Range: f/3.5 to f/38 , Two Aspherical Elements , Super Integrated Coating , Pulse Stepping Motor AF System ,VR Image Stabilization , Access Lens Settings in Camera Menu , Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm , Two aspherical elements , AF-P pulse motor , retractable lens barrel
  • Redesigned body is more compact, lighter in weight, and has nearly all of the rear controls on the right-hand side of the grip for easier one-handed control.
  • Built-in pop-up flash can be used to provide additional illumination when working in low-light conditions. A hot shoe is also available for working with an optional external flash.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon Intl. Nikon D3500
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon Intl. Nikon D3500 Final Thoughts

"Loved that camera!"

The LCD screen is easy to see on bright sunny days. And because it is older, you can get it cheaper. So overall the build quality is nice on the Nikon Intl. Nikon D3500. This all with my Nikon Intl. Nikon D3500. My family pictures will be great from now on.

Overall Score
4.1


(16 Points)

8. Nikon D750 DSLR 24.3MP HD 1080p FX-Format Digital Camera Body Bundle with 2X 32GB Memory Card, 2X Ba...

User Ratings: 39

Nikon E50NKD750K First Impressions

"Photos are great."

And because it is older, you can get it cheaper. I have always gotten great results with my Nikon E50NKD750K. Nice Camera & very good value on accessory package. I would highly recommend this Nikon E50NKD750K and bundle. Many more options than available to entry level models.

  • Nikon D750 DSLR 24.3MP HD 1080p FX-Format Digital Camera Body Bundle with 2X 32GB Memory Card, 2X Battery, Battery Grip, Editing Suite, Microphone, 60 Inch Tripod, Camera Bag and Cleaning Kit
  • 24.3MP FX-Format CMOS Sensor. EXPEED 4 Image Processor.
  • Full HD 1080p Video at 60 fps. 3.2-inch Tilting LCD Monitor.
  • Native ISO 12800, Extended to ISO 51200. Continuous Shooting Up to 6.5 fps. Multi-CAM 3500FX II 51-Point AF Sensor.
  • IN THE BOX: Nikon D750 DSLR Camera - Body | EN-EL15 Lithium-Ion Battery (1900mAh) | MH-25A Battery Charger for EN-EL 15 Li-Ion Battery | UC-E17 USB Cable | AN-DC14 Neck Strap for Nikon D750 DSLR Camera | BF-1B Body Cap | DK-5 Eyepiece Shield | DK-21 Rubber Eyecup for Nikon D80, D90, D200, D600 & D7000 Digital Cameras | Software CD-ROM | Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Multi Battery Power Pack | AA Battery Holder | Li-ion Rechargeable Battery Holder | 2 x Ultra SDHC 32GB UHS Class 10 Memory Card | 2 x EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery | Condenser microphone | 3-Way Pan Head Tripod, 58-inch | Camera Bag for DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras (Large) | Lens Blower | Lens Pen | 12 Inch Tripod | Lens Cap Keeper | 3 Piece Antiseptic Wipes | All-in-One Cleaning Kit | Software Bundle (Digital Downloads)
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon E50NKD750K
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon E50NKD750K Final Thoughts

"Love this camera."

If you are a point and shoot person forget it here. I am also a white balance and color nut. I compared features for months before deciding to go with this Entry Level DSLR Camera. I got it at the best price for this kit. Very versatile and swiftly configurable.

Overall Score
4.4


(3 Points)

9. Canon EOS 80D DSLR Camera (Body Only) + Pro Accessories Bundle

User Ratings: 50 50

Canon 1263C004 First Impressions

"Really love my Canon 1263C004!"

Canon still services this camera. We love the Canon 1263C004, but let's talk about the accessories. This camera just feels good in the hands. I love the camera and the bundle is OK. I take pictures of houses occasionally and this has worked really well.

  • Canon EOS 80D DSLR Camera (Body Only) + Pro Accessories Bundle
  • Whether raising your game to SLR level photography or having fun with a feature-rich, versatile SLR you can use pretty much anywhere, the EOS 80D camera is your answer.
  • The 80D features an impressive 45-point all cross-type AF system* that provides high-speed, highly precise AF in virtually any kind of light.
  • To help ensure photographers don't miss their shot, an Intelligent Viewfinder with approximately 100% coverage provides a clear view and comprehensive image data.
  • Improvements like a powerful 24.2 Megapixel (APS-C) CMOS sensor and Dual Pixel CMOS AF for Live View shooting enhance the EOS 80D's performance across the board. Complementing the EOS 80D's advanced operation are built-in wireless connectivity and Full HD 60p movies that can be saved as MP4s for easy sharing.
  • INCLUDED ITEMS: Canon EOS 80D DSLR Camera (Body Only) | Canon LP-E6N Lithium-Ion Battery Pack | Canon LC-E6 Charger | Canon Wide Camera Strap | Canon Eyecup Eb | Canon RF-3 Body Cap | Carrying Case | Cleaning Kit | 16GB Memory Card
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 1263C004
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 1263C004 Final Thoughts

"Well done Canon!"

Sometimes I still wish I had purchased the 40D at a comparable price. Very versatile and swiftly configurable. This is the best Entry Level DSLR Camera and I love it! This is a fantastic Entry Level DSLR Camera. Many more options than available to entry level models.

Overall Score
3.0


(2 Points)

10. Canon EOS Rebel T5i Digital SLR Camera with Ef-s 18-55mm is STM + 75-300mm Lens

User Ratings: 66

Canon EOS Rebel T5i First Impressions

"Two is preferable."

Thank you Amazon and thank you Canon! So i bought this kit under a month ago and I'm in love with it. Sometimes I still wish I had purchased the 40D at a comparable price. That little piece of glass produces some amazingly sharp pictures. This all with my Canon EOS Rebel T5i.

  • Canon EOS Rebel T5i Digital SLR Camera with Ef-s 18-55mm is STM + 75-300mm Lens
  • 18 MP APS-C CMOS sensor
  • 5 FPS continuous shooting
  • 9 point AF system, all cross type
  • ISO 100-12800 (expandable to 25600)
  • 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps) and 720 (60, 50 fps) HD video (29min limit, H.264 format)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon EOS Rebel T5i
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon EOS Rebel T5i Final Thoughts

"For personal use."

But I'd buy from Canon again, so they've got that going for them. But that's what this entry level camera is all about. The battery that does come with the camera lasts a long time. Thank you Amazon and thank you Canon! I've had the Canon EOS Rebel T5i for about two weeks now and it's been great!

Overall Score
4.3


(9 Points)

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