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 6D Mark II DSLR Body - Bundle with 32GB SDHC U3 Card, Camera Case, Screen Protector, Table...

User Ratings: 62

Canon 6D Mark II First Impressions

"So far so good!"

Camera, batteries and memory cards all top notch. It is worth the trade-off when doing astro-photography. Very good camera for the size. And because it is older, you can get it cheaper. I've had the Canon 6D Mark II for about two weeks now and it's been great!

  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II DSLR Body - Bundle with 32GB SDHC U3 Card, Camera Case, Screen Protector, Table Top Tripod, Cleaning Kit, Card Reader, Memory Wallet, Software Package
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II Body - Eyecup Eb - Battery Pack LP-E6N - Battery Charger LC-E6 - R-F-3 Camera Cover - - Wide Neck Strap EW-EOS 6DMKII - Camera Instruction Manual - Canon 1 Year Warranty - Bundle includes: - 32GB SDHC U3 Card - Camera Case - Screen Protector - Table Top Tripod - Cleaning Kit - Card Reader - Memory Wallet - Software Package
  • 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.
  • 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

"Taking pictures!"

Just buy this, you will not regret it. Great camera, great bundle and fast shipping. I love the camera and the bundle is OK. I don't feel like I ever need any other lenses. This is the best Entry Level DSLR Camera and I love it!

Overall Score
4.2


(2 Points)

4. Sony Alpha a3000 ILCE-3000K 20.1 MP Mirrorless Digital Camera - Black - 18-55mm OSS Lens

User Ratings: 60 9

Sony ILCE3000K/B First Impressions

"Now about this Camera."

SD card that came with camera is fine. I really love the features on this body. I finally decided I liked the features of the Sony line. Best price, fast delivery and good support in case something goes wrong. That little piece of glass produces some amazingly sharp pictures.

  • Sony Alpha a3000 ILCE-3000K 20.1 MP Mirrorless Digital Camera - Black - 18-55mm OSS Lens
  • 20.1 MP Exmor APS-C sensor for great images
  • Light body and dependable grip for worry-free shooting
  • Full HD video recording for capturing life's moments
  • Model: ILCE3000K/B
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony ILCE3000K/B
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Sony ILCE3000K/B Final Thoughts

"Excellent size."

Nice Camera & very good value on accessory package. It is worth the trade-off when doing astro-photography. Absolutely great Entry Level DSLR Camera for the price. Great camera, great bundle and fast shipping. Nice Camera & very good value on accessory package.

Overall Score
4.2


(334 Points)

5. Pentax HD Pentax-DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED WR Lens + 58mm UV Filter + DavisMAX Microfiber Cloth DavisMA...

User Ratings: 52

DavisMAX 4332051005 First Impressions

"For me it was a steal."

I have not used the remote yet so I can't comment on that. So i bought this kit under a month ago and I'm in love with it. The pictures were clear and a came out great. Many more options than available to entry level models. So i bought this kit under a month ago and I'm in love with it.

  • Pentax HD Pentax-DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED WR Lens + 58mm UV Filter + DavisMAX Microfiber Cloth DavisMAX Bundle
  • Pentax HD Pentax-DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED WR Lens Brand New w/ All Manufacturer Accessories
  • 58mm Ultraviolet UV Filter
  • DavisMAX MicroFiber Cloth
  • (See Description for MORE!)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DavisMAX 4332051005
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

DavisMAX 4332051005 Final Thoughts

"Highly recommend!"

And because it is older, you can get it cheaper. First off, I did purchase this because I needed it for a class. The different modes are useful. The pictures were clear and a came out great. The camera is highly capable and flexible.

Overall Score
4.5


(3 Points)

6. Canon Digital SLR Camera Kit [EOS Rebel T6] with EF-S 18-55mm and EF 75-300mm Zoom Lenses with SanDi...

User Ratings: 82 3

Canon First Impressions

"Happy it was included."

Many more options than available to entry level models. Servo is accurate enough to keep it on. The pictures were clear and a came out great. First four pictures I took and they came out great! This camera has paid for itself 20 times over and it keeps on giving!

  • Canon Digital SLR Camera Kit [EOS Rebel T6] with EF-S 18-55mm and EF 75-300mm Zoom Lenses with SanDisk Extreme 16GB SDHC UHS-I Card - Black
  • Equipped with built-in Wi-Fi and NFC to make wireless sharing of photos between compatible devices easy and convenient
  • Next-generation 18.0 Megapixel CMOS image sensor and the DIGIC 4+ Image Processor that can capture images with high resolution with an ISO 100-6400 (expandable to H: 12800)
  • Polished Full HD videos with our easy manual control of exposure, focus and Live View features
  • Comes with a large, 3.0-inch LCD monitor with 920,000 dots shows fine details and provides easy viewing
  • Using Canon's new Camera Connect App*, the EOS Rebel T6i can connect to a number of compatible smartphones and iOS devices
  • Bundled with EF-S 18-55mm and EF 75-300mm Zoom Lenses and 16GB memory card so you can start capturing moments right away
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon Final Thoughts

"It is short though."

So i bought this kit under a month ago and I'm in love with it. Again, slim margins for a lot of money. I have not used the remote yet so I can't comment on that. So pleased with all the features. Works great for my daughter and her film school.

Overall Score
4.7


(855 Points)

7. Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm is II and 75-300mm III Double Zoom Kit Bundle with 500mm...

User Ratings: 70 5

Canon E3CNEOSRT6LENSX2 First Impressions

"Loved that camera!"

I am eventually going to get the battery grip for the body. I have really enjoyed putting this lens through its paces. I take pictures of houses occasionally and this has worked really well. The different modes are useful. Love the camera and accessories that came with this kit.

  • Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm is II and 75-300mm III Double Zoom Kit Bundle with 500mm Preset Telephoto Lens, 32GB Memory Card, 58mm Filter Set and Accessories (13 Items)
  • Canon Authorized Dealer Includes Full USA Canon Warranty
  • 18.0 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) image sensor and high-performance DIGIC 4+ Image Processor | 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.
  • EOS Full HD Movie mode for easy-to-use video capture | Continuous shooting up to 3.0 fps to capture action shots | 9-point AF system | Scene Intelligent Auto mode | High-performance Optical Viewfinder
  • BOX INCLUDES: Canon EOS Rebel T6 Camera Body | EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens | EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Lens | EOS Shoulder Bag 100ES (Black) | LP-E10 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack | LC-E10 Battery Charger for EOS Rebel 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 | Canon USA 1-Year Warranty
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: 500mm Preset f/8 Telephoto Lens | Vivitar T-Mount | 0.43x Wide Angle | 2.2x Telephoto Lens | Hard Tulip Lens Hood | 58mm UV, Polarizer & FLD Deluxe Filter kit | 58mm 4pc HD Macro Filter Set +1 +2 +4 +10 | Bounce Zoom Slave Flash | Wired Shutter Release Remote | Targus 58" Tripod | 12" Compact Tripod | Lens Cleaning Kit | LCD/Lens Cleaning Pen | Lens Blower |Card Wallet | Microfiber Cloth | Sandisk 32GB Extreme SD Memory UHS-I Card | Corel Paint Shop Pro X9 (Download Card)
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon E3CNEOSRT6LENSX2
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon E3CNEOSRT6LENSX2 Final Thoughts

"Pics come out great."

Canon still services this camera. Camera, batteries and memory cards all top notch. I use it as a backup camera to my Canon 7D mark II. The LCD screen is easy to see on bright sunny days. I am eventually going to get the battery grip for the body.

Overall Score
4.3


(28 Points)

8. Nikon D3300 24.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR with Auto Focus-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II Zoom Lens ...

User Ratings: 79 5

Nikon 1532 First Impressions

"Pretty easy to use."

But I'd buy from Nikon again, so they've got that going for them. I don't feel like I ever need any other lenses. 5 years I've gotten to know this groundbreaking Entry Level DSLR Camera well. Absolutely great Entry Level DSLR Camera for the price. Have used Nikon cameras all the way back to 35mm.

  • Nikon D3300 24.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR with Auto Focus-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II Zoom Lens (Black)
  • 24.2 MP CMOS DX format sensor
  • 5 frames per second continuous shooting
  • 11 AF points with 3D tracking
  • ISO 100 12800 (expandable to 25600)
  • 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25, 24 fps) HD video (MPEG 4/H.264/MOV).The D3300's 11 point Autofocus System locks onto your subjects as soon as they enter the frame and stays with them until you catch the shot you want.
  • 3 inch LCD with 921,000 dots; Lens Compatibility at a Glance; AF S Lens required for auto focus ; Optical Zoom 3x
  • Batteries: 1 CR2 batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon 1532
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon 1532 Final Thoughts

"It is short though."

Great Entry Level DSLR Camera package my kids love it! So i bought this kit under a month ago and I'm in love with it. I've had the Nikon 1532 for about two weeks now and it's been great! Just buy this, you will not regret it. First four pictures I took and they came out great!

Overall Score
4.6


(810 Points)

9. Canon EOS 70D Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)

User Ratings: 81 5

Canon 8469B002 First Impressions

"And the price!"

The camera is highly capable and flexible. I compared features for months before deciding to go with this Entry Level DSLR Camera. This is the best Entry Level DSLR Camera and I love it! Nice Camera & very good value on accessory package. I have not used the remote yet so I can't comment on that.

  • Canon EOS 70D Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)
  • 20.2 MP APS-C CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5+
  • 19 point cross-type AF System
  • Up to 7 fps shooting
  • ISO 100-12800, expandable to 25600
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF for fast focus in live view and video
  • 3" articulating touch panel LCD screen with 1,040,000 dots
  • Built-in flash with integrated speedlite transmitter and hot shoe
  • Batteries: Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 8469B002
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 8469B002 Final Thoughts

"For personal use."

I finally decided I liked the features of the Canon line. Though I have nothing to complain about the Canon 8469B002. This is an excellent camera for beginners. That little piece of glass produces some amazingly sharp pictures. I use it with my one year old Canon lens.

Overall Score
4.6


(1013 Points)

10. Canon EOS Rebel SL3 DSLR Camera and EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 is STM Lens with Altura Photo Advanced Acce...

User Ratings: 82

Canon Canon EOS Rebel SL3 First Impressions

"Very easy to operate."

My family pictures will be great from now on. Works great for my daughter and her film school. Works great for my daughter and her film school. We love the Canon Canon EOS Rebel SL3, but let's talk about the accessories. Thank you Amazon and thank you Canon!

  • Canon EOS Rebel SL3 DSLR Camera and EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 is STM Lens with Altura Photo Advanced Accessory and Travel Bundle
  • INCLUDES: Canon EOS Rebel SL3 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black) + AirBag Packable Bag and Camera Insert + SanDisk 64GB C10 Ultra UHS-I SDXC Memory Card + Altura Photo Mini Tripod with Pistol Grip + Altura Photo Rapid Fire Wrist Strap + Altura Photo Hard-Shell Case + Altura Photo Accessory Kit + 3 Sizes MagicFiber Microfiber Lens Pouch
  • FEATURING a 24.1MP APS-C-format CMOS sensor and DIGIC 8 image processor, high-resolution stills and UHD 4K video recording are possible, along with a wide ISO 100-25600 sensitivity range to suit working in a variety of lighting conditions.
  • CANON accessories included: Canon EOS Rebel SL3 DSLR Camera (Black) + EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens + LP-E17 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack +LC-E17 Charger + RF-3 Body Cap + Eyecup EF + EW-400D-N Neck Strap + Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • CANON AUTHORIZED DEALER. Includes Canon USA Warranty.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon Canon EOS Rebel SL3
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon Canon EOS Rebel SL3 Final Thoughts

"Learning curve."

However on contacting Canon about it, they sent us a memory card. It is worth the trade-off when doing astro-photography. Works great for my daughter and her film school. It has a great feel, not too heavy but still substantial. SD card that came with camera is fine.

Overall Score
4.7


(52 Points)

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