Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Medium Format DSLR Cameras

1. Pentax 645z Medium Format DSLR Camera Body Only

User Ratings: 83

Pentax 645Z First Impressions

"Lenses are everything."

I received it and it works well with my other Pentax lenses. The battery that does come with the camera lasts a long time. This camera has paid for itself 20 times over and it keeps on giving! I have always gotten great results with my Pentax 645Z. Got the bundle at a great price also.

  • Pentax 645z Medium Format DSLR Camera Body Only
  • 51.4 effective mega-pixel CMOS sensor
  • Class leading speed and response with 3FPS frame rate
  • Versatile live view with a tiltable LCD panel
  • Real Time Scene Analysis with 86,000 pixel sensor
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Pentax 645Z
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Pentax 645Z Final Thoughts

"On the Pentax 645Z."

I can see using this for years before I would feel the need to upgrade. It feels wonderful and functions smoothly. It is worth the trade-off when doing astro-photography. I really love the features on this body. 5 years I've gotten to know this groundbreaking Medium Format DSLR Camera well.

Overall Score
4.8


(10 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Medium Format DSLR Cameras

2. Hasselblad H6D-100C Medium Format DSLR Camera, Gray

Hasselblad H6D-100C First Impressions

"LCD screen."

This is the best Medium Format DSLR Camera and I love it! It sucks up way more battery life than the D7100/D7200. Best price, fast delivery and good support in case something goes wrong. They are simply great cameras now at a very attractive price point. I got it at the best price for this kit.

  • Hasselblad H6D-100C Medium Format DSLR Camera, Gray
  • excellent optical quality
  • digital medium format
  • integrated digital camera
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Hasselblad H6D-100C
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Hasselblad H6D-100C Final Thoughts

"I do love the camera."

I can see using this for years before I would feel the need to upgrade. I've had the Hasselblad H6D-100C for about two weeks now and it's been great! Though I have nothing to complain about the Hasselblad H6D-100C. The Hasselblad H6D-100C captured the action like a pro. All other cameras in this category are much more expensive.

Overall Score
5.0


(9 Points)

3. Hasselblad H6D-50c Medium Format DSLR Camera, Gray

Hasselblad H6D-50c First Impressions

"This was my choice."

We love the Hasselblad H6D-50c, but let's talk about the accessories. The read/write speed is seriously blazing fast. The colors of course are very good as expected, and here is a surprise. Very versatile and swiftly configurable. The software also defaults to save your original pic.

  • Hasselblad H6D-50c Medium Format DSLR Camera, Gray
  • Excellent optical quality
  • Digital medium format
  • Integrated digital camera
  • Country of Origin:Sweden
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Hasselblad H6D-50c
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Hasselblad H6D-50c Final Thoughts

"Loved that camera!"

The Hasselblad H6D-50c has all the tech and features I was looking for in a camera. It sucks up way more battery life than the D7100/D7200. The extra batteries don't work all that well. Everything was fine with the kit - great value! I've had the Hasselblad H6D-50c for about two weeks now and it's been great!

Overall Score
5.0


(4 Points)

4. Pentax 645Z Medium Format DSLR Camera Plus Pentax-D FA 645 55mm f/2.8 AL[IF] SDM AW Lens Kit

User Ratings: 73

Pentax 16599 First Impressions

"Photos are great."

SD card that came with camera is fine. Again, slim margins for a lot of money. This Pentax 16599 takes absolutely beautiful images! So overall the build quality is nice on the Pentax 16599. I don't feel like I ever need any other lenses.

  • Pentax 645Z Medium Format DSLR Camera Plus Pentax-D FA 645 55mm f/2.8 AL[IF] SDM AW Lens Kit
  • 51.4 effective mega-pixel CMOS sensor
  • Class leading speed and response with 3FPS frame rate
  • Versatile live view with a tiltable LCD panel
  • Real Time Scene Analysis with 86,000 pixel sensor
  • Kit includes: Pentax 645Z Medium Format DSLR Camera With a Pentax-D FA 645 55mm f/2.8 AL[IF] SDM AW Lens
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Pentax 16599
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Pentax 16599 Final Thoughts

"I can’t even."

All other cameras in this category are much more expensive. I really love the features on this body. The extra batteries don't work all that well. This camera just feels good in the hands. The Pentax 16599 has all the tech and features I was looking for in a camera.

Overall Score
4.5


(3 Points)

5. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 Digital Camera + Extra Battery + 64GB

User Ratings: 61

Panasonic DMC-FZ300K-3 First Impressions

"For me it was a steal."

I have really enjoyed putting this lens through its paces. However on contacting Panasonic about it, they sent us a memory card. This all with my Panasonic DMC-FZ300K-3. The software also defaults to save your original pic. Everything was fine with the kit - great value!

  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 Digital Camera + Extra Battery + 64GB
  • Kit Includes 11 Products --- All Brand New Items + Full Usa Warranties.
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 Digital Camera - 12.1 MP 1/2.3" MOS Sensor, Venus Engine Image Processor, Leica DC Vario-Elmarit f/2.8 Lens, 25-600mm (35mm Equivalent), 1.44m-Dot 0.7x OLED EVF, 3.0" 1.04m-Dot Free Angle Touchscreen, 4K UHD Video Recording at 30 fps, Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity, ISO 6400, 12 fps Shooting, 4K Photo Mode, 5-Axis HYBRID O.I.S.+, DFD AF System
  • Extra Rechargeable Battery
  • 64GB SDXC Memory Card
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic DMC-FZ300K-3
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Panasonic DMC-FZ300K-3 Final Thoughts

"THAT GRIP!"

This camera has paid for itself 20 times over and it keeps on giving! They are simply great cameras now at a very attractive price point. It's terrific and you won't go wrong. Great camera, great bundle and fast shipping. I have not used the remote yet so I can't comment on that.

Overall Score
4.2


(2 Points)

6. Canon EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR Camera (Body Only) International Version (No Warranty)

User Ratings: 58

Canon 9128B002-IV First Impressions

"THAT GRIP!"

The Canon 9128B002-IV captured the action like a pro. It sucks up way more battery life than the D7100/D7200. This is a great entry level camera. This is an excellent camera for beginners. No focus peaking, even in live view.

  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR Camera (Body Only) International Version (No Warranty)
  • 20.2 MP CMOS sensor and ISO 100-16000
  • High speed continuous shooting up to 10.0 fps, 65-point all cross-type AF system
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF enables you to shoot video like a camcorder
  • Stunning Full HD video with Custom Movie Servo AF (speed and sensitivity)
  • Comes packed In Kit Box (NO LENS INCLUDED) Lens was removed
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 9128B002-IV
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 9128B002-IV Final Thoughts

"Now onto the bundle."

The software also defaults to save your original pic. The read/write speed is seriously blazing fast. This is a fantastic Medium Format DSLR Camera. The pictures were clear and a came out great. It is worth the trade-off when doing astro-photography.

Overall Score
4.2


(20 Points)

7. Canon EOS 7D Digital Camera with 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens Kit

User Ratings: 72

Canon 3814B084AA First Impressions

"Modeling, it's fine."

The camera is highly capable and flexible. Some of the extra items are not useful. The Canon 3814B084AA captured the action like a pro. That little piece of glass produces some amazingly sharp pictures. Again, slim margins for a lot of money.

  • Canon EOS 7D Digital Camera with 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens Kit
  • 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens
  • LP-E6 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery
  • LC-E6 Battery Charger
  • USB Interface Cable IFC-200U
  • Stereo AV Cable AVC-DC400ST
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 3814B084AA
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 3814B084AA Final Thoughts

"THAT GRIP!"

First four pictures I took and they came out great! My family pictures will be great from now on. I can see using this for years before I would feel the need to upgrade. I have already taken it on 3 vacations. This camera has paid for itself 20 times over and it keeps on giving!

Overall Score
4.7


(16 Points)

8. Canon EOS Rebel T7i Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm is STM Lens + Sandisk Ultra SDHC 32GB UHS C...

User Ratings: 67 9

Canon E12CNDRT7I1855 First Impressions

"Very good deal!"

Many more options than available to entry level models. However on contacting Canon about it, they sent us a memory card. First four pictures I took and they came out great! I have really enjoyed putting this lens through its paces. It sucks up way more battery life than the D7100/D7200.

  • Canon EOS Rebel T7i Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm is STM Lens + Sandisk Ultra SDHC 32GB UHS Class 10 Memory Card + Accessory Bundle
  • CANON AUTHORIZED DEALER - Includes Full CANON USA WARRANTY
  • Canon EOS Rebel T7i Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm IS STM Lens
  • 24.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) Sensor - DIGIC 7 Image Processor, ISO 100-25600 - Built-in Wi-Fi, NFC, and Bluetooth
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: 64GB Class 10 UHS-1 SDXC Memory Card - Canon EOS DSLR Camera and Gadget Shoulder Bag 100ES - 0.43x Wide Angle Lens - 2x Telephoto Lens Converter - 58mm UV, Polarizer & FLD Deluxe Filter Kit (Set of 3 + Carrying Case) - Bounce Zoom Slave Flash - Wireless Shutter Release Remote Control - 12" Rubberized Spider Tripod - LCD/Lens Cleaning Pen - Memory Card Reader - Dust Removal Blower System -Camera Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
  • INCLUDED in the CAMERA BOX: EOS Rebel T7i Camera Body - EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens - Battery Pack LP-E17 - Battery Charger LC-E17 - Neck Strap EW-400D - Eyecup Ef
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon E12CNDRT7I1855
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon E12CNDRT7I1855 Final Thoughts

"Happy it was included."

I use it with my one year old Canon lens. No focus peaking, even in live view. However, once I saw the images files I was hooked. And because it is older, you can get it cheaper. Just buy this, you will not regret it.

Overall Score
4.3


(59 Points)

9. Canon Rebel T7 DSLR Camera (2000D) with EF-S 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens + 32GB Memory Card + Camera Bag...

User Ratings: 78

Canon 19050 First Impressions

"And a good deal."

And because it is older, you can get it cheaper. All other cameras in this category are much more expensive. Works great for my daughter and her film school. I shot video of my 5 year old son riding his bike today. This all with my Canon 19050.

  • Canon Rebel T7 DSLR Camera (2000D) with EF-S 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens + 32GB Memory Card + Camera Bag + Cleaning Kit + Table Tripod + Filters
  • CANON T7 CAMERA BUNDLE INCLUDES: 1 x USB SDHC Card Reader | 1 x Hand Camera Grip | 1 x Camera Case | 1 x Pro Cleaning Kit | 1 x Fibercloth | 1 x Lens Cleaning Solution Bottle | 1 x Lens Pen Brush | 1 x Dust Blower | 1 x 32GB Memory Card
  • Take elegant photos and movies with background blur
  • Easily connect, shoot and share on the move
  • Express your creativity with easy to follow guidance
  • Explore the power of DSLR and interchangeable lenses
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 19050
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 19050 Final Thoughts

"Solid deal."

But I'd buy from Canon again, so they've got that going for them. Sometimes I still wish I had purchased the 40D at a comparable price. I would highly recommend this Canon 19050 and bundle. The extra batteries don't work all that well. But, others have covered its capabilities far better than I can.

Overall Score
4.8


(34 Points)

10. Canon EOS Rebel T7i 24.2MP Digital SLR Camera + EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 is STM Lens + 64GB Memory Card ...

Canon Canon T7i First Impressions

"Lordy Lord!"

I've been more than happy with this Medium Format DSLR Camera. This camera just feels good in the hands. It sucks up way more battery life than the D7100/D7200. But that's what this entry level camera is all about. I overall love this Canon Canon T7i and would recommend to others!

  • Canon EOS Rebel T7i 24.2MP Digital SLR Camera + EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 is STM Lens + 64GB Memory Card + Wide Angle & Telephoto Lens + UV Filter Kit + DC59 Gadget Bag + Quality Tripod + Valued Bundle
  • This Photo4Less Top Value Professional Camera Bundle With USA Warranty and manufacturer's supplied Accessories Kit includes:
  • Canon EOS Rebel T7i 24.2MP Digital SLR Camera - EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens - 58mm 2X Professional Telephoto Lens - High Definition 58mm Wide Angle Lens
  • Sandisk Ultra SDXC 64GB 80MB/S C10 Flash Memory Card - 3 Piece Filter Kit (UV-CPL-FLD) 58mm - RC-6 Wireless Remote Control - Digital DSLR Auto Power Slave Flash
  • Photo4less DC59 Camera Case P4L-CCS-30 - Photo Video Quality Tripod - Hi-Speed SD USB Card Reader - Memory Card Wallet - LCD Screen Protectors (Clear) - Table Top Tripod - Vivitar Lens & screen cleaning kit - Lens Cap Holder
  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor - DIGIC 7 Image Processor - 3.0" 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen - Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps - 45-Point All Cross-Type Phase-Detect AF - Dual Pixel CMOS AF Up to 6 fps Shooting and ISO 51200 - Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC, Bluetooth - HDR Movie and Time-Lapse Movie
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon Canon T7i
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon Canon T7i Final Thoughts

"Learn manual focus."

It has a great feel, not too heavy but still substantial. Everything was fine with the kit - great value! So i bought this kit under a month ago and I'm in love with it. Took this camera on our family vacation to Utah national parks. This Canon Canon T7i takes absolutely beautiful images!

Overall Score
5.0


(4 Points)

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