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. 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)

6. Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Full Frame Digital SLR Camera with EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens Kit with Canon E...

User Ratings: 83 8

Canon First Impressions

"Great pictures!"

I compared features for months before deciding to go with this Medium Format DSLR Camera. But that's what this entry level camera is all about. Some of the extra items are not useful. I love the camera and the bundle is OK. I use it as a backup camera to my Canon 7D mark II.

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Full Frame Digital SLR Camera with EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens Kit with Canon EF 16–35mm f/2.8L III USM Lens
  • 30.4 MP full-frame CMOS sensor for versatile shooting
  • Up to 7.0 frames per second continuous shooting speed
  • High performance L-series ultra-wide-angle zoom lens with constant f/2.8 maximum aperture.
  • All-new optical design for significant improvements in outer and corner sharpness.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon Final Thoughts

"For me it was a steal."

So i bought this kit under a month ago and I'm in love with it. This all with my Canon . The read/write speed is seriously blazing fast. From my first few casual shots the results blew me away. However on contacting Canon about it, they sent us a memory card.

Overall Score
4.5


(328 Points)

7. Nikon D5100 16.2MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 3-Inch Vari-Angle LCD Monitor (Body Only)

User Ratings: 66 12

Nikon 25476 First Impressions

"I love my Nikon 25476."

Absolutely great Medium Format DSLR Camera for the price. Best price, fast delivery and good support in case something goes wrong. Everything was fine with the kit - great value! So overall the build quality is nice on the Nikon 25476. I shot video of my 5 year old son riding his bike today.

  • Nikon D5100 16.2MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 3-Inch Vari-Angle LCD Monitor (Body Only)
  • 3-inch, 921,000-dot Super-Density horizontal type Vari-Angle LCD Monitor
  • In-camera Special Effects Mode and HDR (High Dynamic Range)
  • Stunning Full 1080p HD Movies with Full Time Autofocus
  • High Resolution 16.2 MP DX-format CMOS sensor
  • Includes rechargeable Li-ion battery, quick charger, rubber eyecup, USB cable, AV cable, camera strap, eyepiece cap, and shoe cover
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon 25476
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon 25476 Final Thoughts

"You guys rock!"

I took a 3 hour workshop on how to use the camera and I am good to go. The battery that does come with the camera lasts a long time. Just what my wife needed for her travels. This is a great entry level camera. I have already taken it on 3 vacations.

Overall Score
4.1


(254 Points)

8. Canon EOS 6D Mark II with EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 is STM Lens - 16PC Accessory Bundle Includes 3 Piece...

Canon 1897C021 First Impressions

"Excellent ergonomics."

The software also defaults to save your original pic. This is a great entry level camera. I've had the Canon 1897C021 for about two weeks now and it's been great! The Canon 1897C021 captured the action like a pro. These are a lot of megapixels.

  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II with EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 is STM Lens - 16PC Accessory Bundle Includes 3 Piece Filter Kit (UV, CPL, FLD) + Sling Backpack + 32GB SD Memory Card + Full-Size 72" Tripod + More
  • Wholesale Photo is a CANON AUTHORIZED DEALER - Founded in 1971. Includes FULL CANON 1 YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY.
  • 26.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor; DIGIC 7 Image Processor; 45-Point All-Cross Type AF System
  • 3" 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD; Dual Pixel CMOS AF and Movie Servo AF
  • Native ISO 40000, Expanded to ISO 102400; 6.5 fps Shooting; Time-Lapse & HDR Movie
  • Full HD Video at 60 fps; Digital IS; Built-In GPS, Bluetooth & Wi-Fi with NFC; EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 1897C021
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 1897C021 Final Thoughts

"I LOVE my Canon 1897C021!"

But that's what this entry level camera is all about. Camera, batteries and memory cards all top notch. My family pictures will be great from now on. I have always gotten great results with my Canon 1897C021. We love the Canon 1897C021, but let's talk about the accessories.

Overall Score
5.0


(2 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. Canon EOS 77D EF-S 18-135 IS USM Kit

User Ratings: 84 2

Canon 1892C002 First Impressions

"Loved that camera!"

Some of the extra items are not useful. I use it with my one year old Canon lens. Just buy this, you will not regret it. Sometimes I still wish I had purchased the 40D at a comparable price. Many more options than available to entry level models.

  • Canon EOS 77D EF-S 18-135 IS USM Kit
  • Digic 7 image processor, Iso 100-25600
  • Vari-angle touch screen, 30-Inch LCD
  • Optical viewfinder with a 45-point all cross-type AF system
  • Compatible lenses :Canon EF lenses (including EF-S lenses)
  • Working temperature range: 32-104°F to 0-40°C
  • Flash memory type: SDXC
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 1892C002
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 1892C002 Final Thoughts

"I love this camera!"

I am eventually going to get the battery grip for the body. However, once I saw the images files I was hooked. The difference is the excellent Canon lens. I've had the Canon 1892C002 for about two weeks now and it's been great! Got the bundle at a great price also.

Overall Score
4.7


(270 Points)

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