Editor's Choice - Our Favorite HD DSLR Cameras

1. Canon EOS Rebel T3i Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens (discontinued by manufac...

User Ratings: 77 4

Canon 5169B005 First Impressions

"It is versatile!"

But that's what this entry level camera is all about. If you are a point and shoot person forget it here. Absolutely great HD DSLR Camera for the price. I took a 3 hour workshop on how to use the camera and I am good to go. I have always gotten great results with my Canon 5169B005.

  • Canon EOS Rebel T3i Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens (discontinued by manufacturer)
  • 18MP APS-C CMOS sensor
  • 3.7 frames per second continuous shooting
  • 9-point AF system
  • ISO 100-6400 expandable to 12800
  • 1080p HD video recording with manual controls
  • 3.0 inch articulated LCD with 1,040,000 dots
  • Wireless flash control
  • 'Basic+' shooting mode and 'Creative Filters'
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 5169B005
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 5169B005 Final Thoughts

"For me it was a steal."

I mean, I still shoot film with my old F3 and FE and push film. The pictures were clear and a came out great. I've been more than happy with this HD DSLR Camera. I use it as a backup camera to my Canon 7D mark II. I can see using this for years before I would feel the need to upgrade.

Overall Score
4.6


(2118 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated HD DSLR Cameras

2. Canon EOS Rebel T3i Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens (discontinued by manufact...

User Ratings: 77 4

Canon 5169B003 First Impressions

"Now I have the Canon 5169B003."

The difference is the excellent Canon lens. Camera, batteries and memory cards all top notch. I love the camera and the bundle is OK. The different modes are useful. However on contacting Canon about it, they sent us a memory card.

  • Canon EOS Rebel T3i Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens (discontinued by manufacturer)
  • Released on February 6, 2011
  • 18MP APS-C CMOS sensor, 9-point AF system
  • 3.7 frames per second continuous shooting
  • ISO 100-6400 expandable to 12800
  • 1080p HD video recording with manual controls
  • Batteries: 1 CR2 batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 5169B003
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 5169B003 Final Thoughts

"Now onto the bundle."

Best price, fast delivery and good support in case something goes wrong. The different modes are useful. I take pictures of houses occasionally and this has worked really well. I've had the Canon 5169B003 for about two weeks now and it's been great! The pictures were clear and a came out great.

Overall Score
4.6


(2118 Points)

3. Canon EOS Rebel T3i Digital SLR Camera Body Only (discontinued by manufacturer)

User Ratings: 77 4

Canon 5169B001 First Impressions

"Work Horse."

Great camera, great bundle and fast shipping. However on contacting Canon about it, they sent us a memory card. Thank you Amazon and thank you Canon! I love this camera a lot so far! The pictures were clear and a came out great.

  • Canon EOS Rebel T3i Digital SLR Camera Body Only (discontinued by manufacturer)
  • 18MP APS-C CMOS sensor
  • 3.7 frames per second continuous shooting
  • 9-point AF system
  • ISO 100-6400 expandable to 12800
  • 1080p HD video recording with manual controls
  • 3.0 inch articulated LCD with 1,040,000 dots
  • Wireless flash control
  • 'Basic+' shooting mode and 'Creative Filters'
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 5169B001
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 5169B001 Final Thoughts

"Two is preferable."

I can see using this for years before I would feel the need to upgrade. 5 years I've gotten to know this groundbreaking HD DSLR Camera well. I would highly recommend this Canon 5169B001 and bundle. This is an excellent camera for beginners. SD card that came with camera is fine.

Overall Score
4.6


(2118 Points)

4. Nikon D3400 w/ AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR (Red)

User Ratings: 82 5

Nikon 1572 First Impressions

"Great purchase!"

This Nikon 1572 takes absolutely beautiful images! From my first few casual shots the results blew me away. It sucks up way more battery life than the D7100/D7200. This Nikon 1572 takes absolutely beautiful images! Just buy this, you will not regret it.

  • Nikon D3400 w/ AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR (Red)
  • SnapBridge Bluetooth Connectivity
  • 24.2MP DX Format CMOS Sensor
  • EXPEED 4 Image Processor,Interface:HDMI output: Type C mini-pin HDMI connector, Hi Speed USB; connection to built in USB port is recommended
  • No Optical Low Pass Filter. Operating environment: Temperature: 0 degree C to 40 degree C (+32 degree F to 104 degree F) Humidity: 85 Percent or less (no condensation)
  • Native ISO 100 25600; 5 fps Shooting. Compatability information: C firmware v. 1.10 and later ( released August 31, 2016 )
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon 1572
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon 1572 Final Thoughts

"Doing its job."

I can see using this for years before I would feel the need to upgrade. The extra batteries don't work all that well. But, others have covered its capabilities far better than I can. However, once I saw the images files I was hooked. I love this camera a lot so far!

Overall Score
4.6


(1895 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling HD DSLR Cameras

5. Nikon D3200 24.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR NIKKOR Zoom Lens (Red)

User Ratings: 81 3

Nikon 25496 First Impressions

"Greats products!"

Very versatile and swiftly configurable. First four pictures I took and they came out great! I love this camera a lot so far! I received it and it works well with my other Nikon lenses. The Nikon 25496 captured the action like a pro.

  • Nikon D3200 24.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR NIKKOR Zoom Lens (Red)
  • 24MP CMOS DXformat sensor
  • 4 frames per second continuous shooting
  • 11 AF points (with 3D tracking)
  • ISO 100 6400 (plus ISO 12,800 equivalent Hi1 setting)
  • Full HD 1080p video
  • 3.0 inch LCD with 920,000 dots
  • Expeed 3 processing
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon 25496
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon 25496 Final Thoughts

"Outstanding buy!"

The read/write speed is seriously blazing fast. This all with my Nikon 25496. This is the best HD DSLR Camera and I love it! I love the camera and the bundle is OK. If you are a point and shoot person forget it here.

Overall Score
4.6


(1685 Points)

6. Nikon D3200 24.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Auto Focus-S DX VR NIKKOR Zoom Lens (Bla...

User Ratings: 81 3

Nikon 25492 First Impressions

"Much fantastic."

That little piece of glass produces some amazingly sharp pictures. These are a lot of megapixels. Just what my wife needed for her travels. I don't feel like I ever need any other lenses. So i bought this kit under a month ago and I'm in love with it.

  • Nikon D3200 24.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Auto Focus-S DX VR NIKKOR Zoom Lens (Black) (OLD MODEL)
  • 24MP CMOS DX-format sensor
  • 4 frames per second continuous shooting
  • 11 AF points (with 3D tracking)
  • ISO 100-6400 (plus ISO 12,800-equivalent Hi1 setting)
  • Full HD 1080p video
  • 3.0 inch LCD with 920,000 dots
  • Expeed 3 processing
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon 25492
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon 25492 Final Thoughts

"On and on."

They are simply great cameras now at a very attractive price point. I take pictures of houses occasionally and this has worked really well. Many more options than available to entry level models. This is an excellent camera for beginners. I use it as a backup camera to my Canon 7D mark II.

Overall Score
4.6


(1685 Points)

7. Canon EOS Rebel T6 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 is II Lens + 58mm Wide Angle Lens ...

User Ratings: 82 3

Canon Canon T6 K1 First Impressions

"I received it on time."

But I'd buy from Canon again, so they've got that going for them. I got it at the best price for this kit. Very good camera for the size. Absolutely great HD DSLR Camera for the price. The software also defaults to save your original pic.

  • Canon EOS Rebel T6 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 is II Lens + 58mm Wide Angle Lens + 2X Telephoto Lens + Flash + 48GB SD Memory Card + UV Filter Kit + Tripod + Full Accessory Bundle
  • This Photo4Less Top Value Camera And Lens With USA Warranty and manufacturer's supplied Accessories Kit includes:
  • Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR camera body -18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 is II lens - 58mm high definition wide angle lens & 58mm 2x professional telephoto lens
  • Transcend 32GB SDHC Class 10 Flash Memory Card - Transcend 16GB SDHC Class 10 Flash Memory Card - Photo4less DC59 Camera Case P4L-CCS-30 - Photo Video Quality Tripod
  • Digital DSLR auto power Slave flash - rs-60 remote switch for Canon - 3 piece UV filter kit (UV-cpl-fled) 58mm - high-speed SD USB card reader - 58mm ultraviolet UV protector filter - memory card wallet - LCD screen protectors (clear) - table top tripod - 3 piece cleaning kit - lens cap holder
  • 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 is 12800, 3 fps shooting built-in Wi-Fi with NFC scene intelligent auto mode Basic+ and creative auto modes
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon Canon T6 K1
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon Canon T6 K1 Final Thoughts

"I received it on time."

The Canon Canon T6 K1 captured the action like a pro. Canon still services this camera. This is the best HD DSLR Camera and I love it! The Canon Canon T6 K1 captured the action like a pro. The Canon Canon T6 K1 has all the tech and features I was looking for in a camera.

Overall Score
4.7


(1507 Points)

8. Panasonic Lumix FZ80 4K Digital Camera, 18.1 Megapixel Video Camera, 60X Zoom DC VARIO 20-1200mm Len...

User Ratings: 64 8

Panasonic DC-FZ80K First Impressions

"Now about this Camera."

Best price, fast delivery and good support in case something goes wrong. I've had the Panasonic DC-FZ80K for about two weeks now and it's been great! I use it as a backup camera to my Canon 7D mark II. 5 years I've gotten to know this groundbreaking HD DSLR Camera well. The different modes are useful.

  • Panasonic Lumix FZ80 4K Digital Camera, 18.1 Megapixel Video Camera, 60X Zoom DC VARIO 20-1200mm Lens, F2.8-5.9 Aperture, Power O.I.S. Stabilization, Touch Enabled 3-Inch LCD, Wi-Fi, DC-FZ80K (Black)
  • Point and Shoot Long Zoom Camera : 18.1 megapixel MOS sensor plus 60X zoom DC Vario lens (20 1220millimeter and Power O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) captures far off moments
  • High Resolution View Finder & LCD Display: High resolution 1,170K dot view finder and rear touch enabled 3 inch LCD Display (1040 dots) are clear even in bright sunlight.Lens:14 elements in 12 groups
  • 4K video Capture: 4K QFHD video recording (3840 x 2160) with three unique 4K ultra HD video pause and save 4K photo modes extracts individual high resolution Photos from 4K ultra HD video filmed at 30 frames per second to capture split second moments
  • Low Light Performance : Low light capture lets you enjoy photography during your nightlife again with impressive results; Note : Refer to user manual PDF attached below in technical specification for trouble shooting steps are on page 54
  • USB Charging and WiFi Connectivity: Enjoy Travel Ready technologies like USB charging and Wi Fi connectivity to your mobile device; HDMI D (Micro), Micro USB and USB 2.0 provide additional connectivity to Your favorite devices; Max resolution:4896 x 3672
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic DC-FZ80K
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Panasonic DC-FZ80K Final Thoughts

"Work Horse."

No focus peaking, even in live view. Again, slim margins for a lot of money. Very good camera for the size. The read/write speed is seriously blazing fast. Again, slim margins for a lot of money.

Overall Score
4.3


(1465 Points)

9. Nikon D3500 DX-Format DSLR Two Lens Kit with AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR & AF-P DX NIKKOR 7...

User Ratings: 83 5

Nikon 1588 First Impressions

"Great lens!"

It sucks up way more battery life than the D7100/D7200. I mean, I still shoot film with my old F3 and FE and push film. However, once I saw the images files I was hooked. Very versatile and swiftly configurable. It has a very similar look to a high end smartphone screen.

  • Nikon D3500 DX-Format DSLR Two Lens Kit with AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR & AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED, Black
  • A DSLR that's as easy to use as a point and shoot camera
  • Compact, comfortable design that's great for travel and special events
  • Image sensor that's 15x larger than those used in typical smartphones for sharper, clearer pictures
  • Works with Nikon Snap Bridge app for sharing photos with a compatible smartphone or tablet
  • 1080P Full HD videos with monaural sound at the touch of a button
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon 1588
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon 1588 Final Thoughts

"Low light performance."

This is an excellent camera for beginners. However on contacting Nikon about it, they sent us a memory card. The camera is highly capable and flexible. The colors of course are very good as expected, and here is a surprise. I got it at the best price for this kit.

Overall Score
4.6


(1315 Points)

10. Nikon D3500 DX-Format DSLR Two Lens Kit with AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR & AF-P DX NIKKOR 7...

User Ratings: 83 5

Nikon First Impressions

"Now about this Camera."

It sucks up way more battery life than the D7100/D7200. Everything was fine with the kit - great value! The battery that does come with the camera lasts a long time. The LCD screen is easy to see on bright sunny days. The camera is highly capable and flexible.

  • Nikon D3500 DX-Format DSLR Two Lens Kit with AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR & AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED, Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop + Lightroom) 12-Month Subscription
  • A DSLR that's as easy to use as a point-and-shoot camera paired with the power of Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom 12-month subscription
  • Compact, comfortable design that's great for travel and special events
  • Image sensor that's 15x larger than those used in typical smartphones for sharper, clearer pictures
  • Works with Nikon Snap Bridge app for sharing photos with a compatible smartphone or tablet
  • 1080P Full HD videos with monaural sound at the touch of a button
  • Transform your photos with Photoshops advance editing and compsiting features paired with Lightroom to organize, store and share full-resolution photos anywhere
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon Final Thoughts

"Now onto the bundle."

I got it at the best price for this kit. This, in my opinion is a great camera to start learning on. And because it is older, you can get it cheaper. I shot video of my 5 year old son riding his bike today. I take pictures of houses occasionally and this has worked really well.

Overall Score
4.6


(1315 Points)

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