Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Light Weight DSLR Cameras

1. Canon EOS Rebel T6i 24.2MP EF-S Digital SLR Camera with Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 STM Zoom Lens +...

User Ratings: 90

Canon Canon EOS Rebel T6i DSLR Camera First Impressions

"Very easy to operate."

Very versatile and swiftly configurable. It feels wonderful and functions smoothly. I take pictures of houses occasionally and this has worked really well. However, once I saw the images files I was hooked. So i bought this kit under a month ago and I'm in love with it.

  • Canon EOS Rebel T6i 24.2MP EF-S Digital SLR Camera with Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 STM Zoom Lens + Tamron 70-300mm Lens + 2pc 16GB Class 10 Memory Cards + Canon Bag + UV Filter + 50" Tripod
  • This PagingZone Deluxe Camera Bundle comes with a 1 Year Manufacturer’s Seller Warranty and All Manufacturer Supplied Accessories and Includes:
  • Canon EOS Rebel T6i DSLR Camera - 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor, DIGIC 6 Image Processor, 3.0" 1.04m-dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen, Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC, Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps, 7560-Pixel RGB+IR Metering Sensor.
  • Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens - 29-88mm (35mm Equivalent), Aperture Range: f/3.5-38, Optical Image Stabilization, Manual Focus Override in AF Mode, 58mm Filter Diameter. + Tamron Zoom Telephoto AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS
  • 2pcs 16GB High Speed Class 10 Flash Memory Card - Cards include security feature for protection of copyrighted data. + Professional 50inch Tripod, Paging Zone Deluxe Cleaning Kit
  • Canon EOS Shoulder Bag - Holds a DSLR & 1-2 Lenses & Accessories, Padded, Touch-Fastening Interior Divider, Made of Water-Repellent Nylon. + Digital Slave Camera Flash - Ultra-Light Weight Compact Design For Use with Digital SLR Cameras
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon Canon EOS Rebel T6i DSLR Camera
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon Canon EOS Rebel T6i DSLR Camera Final Thoughts

"Really love my Canon Canon EOS Rebel T6i DSLR Camera!"

I overall love this Canon Canon EOS Rebel T6i DSLR Camera and would recommend to others! I love this camera a lot so far! However on contacting Canon about it, they sent us a memory card. The extra batteries don't work all that well. Nice Camera & very good value on accessory package.

Overall Score
4.7


(22 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Light Weight DSLR Cameras

2. 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 Light Weight 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
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  • Value For Money
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Canon 90d Final Thoughts

"On the Canon 90d."

This is a fantastic Light Weight 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)

3. 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)

4. Sony SEL16F28 SEL-16F28 Interchangeable Alpha E-mount 16mm F2.8 Lens (Silver) for NEX Camera + Sony ...

User Ratings: 46

Sony SEL16F28 First Impressions

"That's very cool."

Best price, fast delivery and good support in case something goes wrong. I've been more than happy with this Light Weight DSLR Camera. We love the Sony SEL16F28, but let's talk about the accessories. This, in my opinion is a great camera to start learning on. And because it is older, you can get it cheaper.

  • Sony SEL16F28 SEL-16F28 Interchangeable Alpha E-mount 16mm F2.8 Lens (Silver) for NEX Camera + Sony 16GB SD Card + Tiffen 49mm Photo/Video Essentials Filter Kit + Small Neoprene DSLR Case + Accessory Kit
  • Light weight, heavy duty
  • Made for movies
  • Smooth Manual Focusing
  • Circular Aperture
  • Accessories for creative shooting
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony SEL16F28
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
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Sony SEL16F28 Final Thoughts

"Images turn out great!"

It feels wonderful and functions smoothly. The read/write speed is seriously blazing fast. It has a great feel, not too heavy but still substantial. Many more options than available to entry level models. However on contacting Sony about it, they sent us a memory card.

Overall Score
4.5


(3 Points)

5. Nikon D5100 16.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera Bundle with 18-55mm and 55-200mm VR AF-S Lenses

User Ratings: 65 14

Nikon 13073 First Impressions

"On the Nikon 13073."

I would highly recommend this Nikon 13073 and bundle. All other cameras in this category are much more expensive. I really love the features on this body. I am also a white balance and color nut. All around for the price, it was still worth it.

  • Nikon D5100 16.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera Bundle with 18-55mm and 55-200mm VR AF-S Lenses
  • 16.2MP DX-format CMOS sensor
  • 11-point AF system (with 3D tracking)
  • 4 frames per second continuous shooting
  • 1080p HD video
  • 14-bit Raw shooting
  • 3.0 inch side-articulated LCD with 920,000 dots
  • ISO 100-6400, expandable to 25600
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon 13073
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
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  • Value For Money
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Nikon 13073 Final Thoughts

"Great camera and kit!"

This is an excellent camera for beginners. Camera, batteries and memory cards all top notch. I've had the Nikon 13073 for about two weeks now and it's been great! Have used Nikon cameras all the way back to 35mm. From my first few casual shots the results blew me away.

Overall Score
4.2


(48 Points)

6. Canon EOS Rebel T7 DSLR Camera w/ EF-S 18-55mm Lens + 2 x 32 GB Memory + Deluxe Striker Bundle

User Ratings: 83 3

K&M CAN1159C003 First Impressions

"THAT GRIP!"

This, in my opinion is a great camera to start learning on. This K&M CAN1159C003 is built tough. Everything was fine with the kit - great value! And because it is older, you can get it cheaper. The software also defaults to save your original pic.

  • Canon EOS Rebel T7 DSLR Camera w/ EF-S 18-55mm Lens + 2 x 32 GB Memory + Deluxe Striker Bundle
  • Includes Canon EOS Rebel T7 w/ 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens, Wide Angle 58mm Lens, 2x Telephoto Lens, 2 x 32GB SD Cards, Camera Bag, 3 Section Large Tripod (with case), 3 Piece Filter Set, Slave Flash, Fiber Cloth, Deluxe Photo Kit
  • 24.1 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) image sensor and high-performance DIGIC 4+ Image Processor for excellent speed and quality.
  • Product Highlights: 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The K&M CAN1159C003
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  • Value For Money
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K&M CAN1159C003 Final Thoughts

"Solid deal."

The difference is the excellent K&M lens. Absolutely great Light Weight DSLR Camera for the price. So i bought this kit under a month ago and I'm in love with it. 5 years I've gotten to know this groundbreaking Light Weight DSLR Camera well. It's terrific and you won't go wrong.

Overall Score
4.6


(95 Points)

7. Nikon Z6 Mirrorless Camera Body FX-Format Full-Frame 4K Ultra HD with NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S Lens Ki...

User Ratings: 44 28

Nikon E23NKZ62470 First Impressions

"This was my choice."

This camera has paid for itself 20 times over and it keeps on giving! From my first few casual shots the results blew me away. This, in my opinion is a great camera to start learning on. I shot video of my 5 year old son riding his bike today. I received it and it works well with my other Nikon lenses.

  • Nikon Z6 Mirrorless Camera Body FX-Format Full-Frame 4K Ultra HD with NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S Lens Kit and Deco Gear Travel Gadget Bag Case with Extra Battery & Accessory Kit Editing Software Bundle
  • NIKON AUTHORIZED DEALER - Includes Full NIKON USA WARRANTY
  • 24.5MP FX-Format BSI CMOS Sensor | EXPEED 6 Image Processing Engine | 12 FPS at full resolution in Hi+ mode (12-bit RAW or JPEG) | 100–51,200 ISO (Expandable to 204,800) | 273-Point on-sensor phase detect AF system
  • 4K ULTRA HD Video 3840x2160 at 30/25/24p | Capture cinematic 16:9 4K UHD/30p video in full-frame | 8K time-lapse; 120/1080P slow motion | N-Log & 10-Bit HDMI Out | Powerful in-body 5-axis VR image stabilization | Maximum low-light capability
  • CAMERA INCLUDES: Nikon Z6 FX-Format Mirrorless Camera Body | NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S Lens | EN-EL15b Rechargeable Li-ion Battery | MH-25a Battery Charger | UC-E24 USB Cable | HDMI/USB Cable Clip | BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cap | AN-DC19 Camera Strap | BF-N1 Body Cap | DK-29 Rubber Eyecup | LC-72B Snap-On Front Lens Cap | LF-N1 Rear Lens Cap | HB-85 Bayonet Lens Hood | CL-C1 Lens Case | Nikon USA Authorized Dealer Warranty
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Deco Gear Camera Gadget Bag Travel Case (Medium) | Replacement Battery for EN-EL15b | Corel Paint Shop Pro X9 Software | Rechargeable LED Photo Video Light | Deco Photo 72" Monopod Includes Case | 72mm UV, Polarizer & FLD Filter Kit + Carry Case | 72mm Multicoated 6 Piece Filter Set + Pouch | 12" Tripod | Cap Keeper | LCD Screen Protectors | Deco Photo Photography Accessory Kit: Carry Case, Lens Blower, Lens Pen, Sensor Brush, Lens Tissue, Microfiber Cloth
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon E23NKZ62470
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Nikon E23NKZ62470 Final Thoughts

"I do love the camera."

The body is well balanced when using the large Art series of lenses. Took this camera on our family vacation to Utah national parks. It is worth the trade-off when doing astro-photography. I got it at the best price for this kit. But I'd buy from Nikon again, so they've got that going for them.

Overall Score
3.5


(12 Points)

8. Nikon D3300 DX-format DSLR Kit w/ 18-55mm DX VR II & 55-200mm DX VR II Zoom Lenses and Case (Black)

User Ratings: 77 5

Nikon 13473 First Impressions

"Work Horse."

Just buy this, you will not regret it. 5 years I've gotten to know this groundbreaking Light Weight DSLR Camera well. This Nikon 13473 is built tough. I compared features for months before deciding to go with this Light Weight DSLR Camera. Though I have nothing to complain about the Nikon 13473.

  • Nikon D3300 DX-format DSLR Kit w/ 18-55mm DX VR II & 55-200mm DX VR II Zoom Lenses and Case (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
  • Batteries: Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon 13473
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
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  • Value For Money
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Nikon 13473 Final Thoughts

"Doing its job."

We love the Nikon 13473, but let's talk about the accessories. I have really enjoyed putting this lens through its paces. But that's what this entry level camera is all about. This is a great entry level camera. All around for the price, it was still worth it.

Overall Score
4.6


(337 Points)

9. Nikon D3500 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm and 70-300mm Lenses Ultimate Travel Bundle

User Ratings: 59

Woodland Hills Camera NIKD3500K1 First Impressions

"Now about this Camera."

The software also defaults to save your original pic. Many more options than available to entry level models. The LCD screen is easy to see on bright sunny days. I use it with my one year old Woodland Hills Camera lens. SD card that came with camera is fine.

  • Nikon D3500 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm and 70-300mm Lenses Ultimate Travel Bundle
  • 24.2MP DX-Format CMOS Sensor
  • EXPEED 4 Image Processor
  • Native ISO 100-25600; 5 fps Shooting
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • SnapBridge Bluetooth Connectivity
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Woodland Hills Camera NIKD3500K1
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
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  • Value For Money
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Woodland Hills Camera NIKD3500K1 Final Thoughts

"I grade it very high."

I love all the accessories included with my new Woodland Hills Camera NIKD3500K1 camera. Everything was fine with the kit - great value! Everything was fine with the kit - great value! Just what my wife needed for her travels. It's terrific and you won't go wrong.

Overall Score
4.4


(13 Points)

10. Nikon D850 FX-format Digital SLR Camera Body w/ AF-S NIKKOR 24-120MM F/4G ED VR Lens

User Ratings: 90 4

Nikon First Impressions

"Easy to carry."

I received it and it works well with my other Nikon lenses. Very good camera for the size. I have not used the remote yet so I can't comment on that. I overall love this Nikon and would recommend to others! Servo is accurate enough to keep it on.

  • Nikon D850 FX-format Digital SLR Camera Body w/ AF-S NIKKOR 24-120MM F/4G ED VR Lens
  • 1 of Nikon D850 FX-format Digital SLR Camera Body
  • 1 of Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED Vibration Reduction Zoom Lens with Auto Focus for Nikon DSLR Cameras
  • Lens shipped separately
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon
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Nikon Final Thoughts

"This is it you guys!"

But that's what this entry level camera is all about. This Nikon is built tough. Love the camera and accessories that came with this kit. But, others have covered its capabilities far better than I can. And because it is older, you can get it cheaper.

Overall Score
4.8


(266 Points)

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