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 RP Body w/ Mount Adapter + Extension Grip (Bl)

User Ratings: 63 8

Canon First Impressions

"It is versatile!"

The pictures were clear and a came out great. He has waited years for this and it was everything he wanted and more! However, once I saw the images files I was hooked. I have already taken it on 3 vacations. Great camera, great bundle and fast shipping.

  • Canon EOS RP Body w/ Mount Adapter + Extension Grip (Bl)
  • Lightest, Smallest Full-frame EOS Camera*
  • RF Mount Compatible with RF Lenses and EF/EF-S Lenses**
  • Standard mount Adapter allows EF/EF-S Lens compatibility with the EOS R camera
  • Exterior design matched to EF lenses
  • Extension grip for Canon digital camera EOS RP
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon Final Thoughts

"Love this camera."

But that's what this entry level camera is all about. It sucks up way more battery life than the D7100/D7200. All other cameras in this category are much more expensive. I have always gotten great results with my Canon . But, others have covered its capabilities far better than I can.

Overall Score
4.3


(64 Points)

6. NIKON BATTERY GRIP BUNDLE

User Ratings: 85 4

Nikon First Impressions

"Perhaps I should have."

The battery that does come with the camera lasts a long time. Best price, fast delivery and good support in case something goes wrong. They are simply great cameras now at a very attractive price point. The battery that does come with the camera lasts a long time. We love the Nikon , but let's talk about the accessories.

  • NIKON BATTERY GRIP BUNDLE
  • Nikon D750 FX-format Digital SLR Camera Body
  • Nikon MB-D16 Multi Battery Power Pack/Grip for D750
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon Final Thoughts

"Learning curve."

They are simply great cameras now at a very attractive price point. It is worth the trade-off when doing astro-photography. All other cameras in this category are much more expensive. But that's what this entry level camera is all about. Love the camera and accessories that came with this kit.

Overall Score
4.7


(891 Points)

7. Canon EOS Rebel T5 18MP SLR Digital Camera and EF-S 18-55mm IS II Lens Kit Bundle with 64GB SDXC Mem...

User Ratings: 76

Canon E12CNDRT51855 First Impressions

"Photos are great."

This is an excellent camera for beginners. All around for the price, it was still worth it. Love the camera and accessories that came with this kit. It sucks up way more battery life than the D7100/D7200. I love the camera and the bundle is OK.

  • Canon EOS Rebel T5 18MP SLR Digital Camera and EF-S 18-55mm IS II Lens Kit Bundle with 64GB SDXC Memory and Accessories
  • CANON AUTHORIZED DEALER Includes Full USA Canon Warranty
  • CANON EOS Digital Rebel T5 18MP SLR Digital Camera & EF-S 18-55mm IS II Lens Kit
  • KIT INCLUDES: 64GB Class 10 UHS-1 SDXC Memory Card
  • 18 megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor with DIGIC 4 image processor - EF-S 18-55mm IS II standard zoom lens expands picture-taking possibilities - 3-inch LCD TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor for easy viewing and sharing - EOS 1080p full HD movie mode helps you capture brilliant results
  • Pro .43x Wide Angle Lens with Macro - Pro 2x Telephoto Lens Converter - 58mm UV, Polarizer & FLD Deluxe Filter Kit (Set of 3 + Carrying Case) - Bounce Zoom Slave Flash - DSLR Camera and Gadget Shoulder Bag - Wired Shutter Release Remote Control - 12" Rubberized Spider Tripod - Lens Cleaning Pen - Hi-Speed Memory Card Reader - Professional Blower Camera Dust Removal System - Beach Camera Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon E12CNDRT51855
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon E12CNDRT51855 Final Thoughts

"The bundle is perfect."

I compared features for months before deciding to go with this Medium Format DSLR Camera. However on contacting Canon about it, they sent us a memory card. Many more options than available to entry level models. The Canon E12CNDRT51855 captured the action like a pro. Very versatile and swiftly configurable.

Overall Score
4.6


(31 Points)

8. Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR Camera Bundle with Canon EF-S 18-55mm IS STM Lens + Canon 75-300mm III Tel...

User Ratings: 75 6

Canon CN7D2185575300III First Impressions

"Perhaps I should have."

I really love the features on this body. The battery that does come with the camera lasts a long time. I overall love this Canon CN7D2185575300III and would recommend to others! I have already taken it on 3 vacations. Works great for my daughter and her film school.

  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR Camera Bundle with Canon EF-S 18-55mm IS STM Lens + Canon 75-300mm III Telephoto Lens + 64GB Memory Card + Camera Case - International Version
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon CN7D2185575300III
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon CN7D2185575300III Final Thoughts

"The Canon CN7D2185575300III delivered."

SD card that came with camera is fine. He has waited years for this and it was everything he wanted and more! The Canon CN7D2185575300III captured the action like a pro. But that's what this entry level camera is all about. It has a great feel, not too heavy but still substantial.

Overall Score
4.6


(28 Points)

9. Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR Camera + EF-S 18-55mm is II Lens + 75-300mm & 500mm Telephoto Lens + Filter ...

User Ratings: 74 6

PHOTO4LESS Canon T6 First Impressions

"So far so great."

The software also defaults to save your original pic. Great camera, great bundle and fast shipping. Best price, fast delivery and good support in case something goes wrong. It has a very similar look to a high end smartphone screen. It has a very similar look to a high end smartphone screen.

  • Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR Camera + EF-S 18-55mm is II Lens + 75-300mm & 500mm Telephoto Lens + Filter Kit + 64GB Memory Card + Gadget Bag + Flash + Remote + Tripod & Monopod- Professional Bundle
  • This Photo4Less Top Value Professional Camera and Lens Bundle With USA Warranty and manufacturer's supplied Accessories Kit includes:
  • Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR Camera - Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens - Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Lens
  • Telephoto 500mm f/8.0 T- Mount Lens (Long) - 3 Piece Filter Kit (UV-CPL-FLD) 58mm - SanDisk 64GB Ultra UHS-I SDXC Memory Card (Class 10)
  • RS-60 Remote Switch for Canon - Photo4less DC59 Camera Case P4L-CCS-30 - Auto Power Slave Flash - 72" Monopod w/Quick Release For Canon Nikon Sony Camera/Camcorder
  • 12-Inch Flexible Tripod with Flexible, Wrappable Legs, Quick Release Plate and Bubble Level (Red/Black) - T-Mount Adapter For Canon EOS - USB Card Reader - LCD Screen Protectors (Clear) - Lens Cap Holder
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The PHOTO4LESS Canon T6
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

PHOTO4LESS Canon T6 Final Thoughts

"I grade it very high."

I took a 3 hour workshop on how to use the camera and I am good to go. It is worth the trade-off when doing astro-photography. He has waited years for this and it was everything he wanted and more! And because it is older, you can get it cheaper. Just what my wife needed for her travels.

Overall Score
4.6


(34 Points)

10. 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)

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