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 5D Mark IV Full Frame Digital SLR Camera with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM Lens Kit with 128...

User Ratings: 83 8

Canon First Impressions

"Plenty of features."

I've had the Canon for about two weeks now and it's been great! If you are a point and shoot person forget it here. I have always gotten great results with my Canon . SD card that came with camera is fine. Great Medium Format DSLR Camera package my kids love it!

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Full Frame Digital SLR Camera with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM Lens Kit with 128GB CompactFlash Memory Card
  • 30.4 MP full-frame CMOS sensor for versatile shooting;Aspect ratio 3:2
  • Up to 7.0 frames per second continuous shooting speed
  • You can be confident in the good quality, performance and reliability of every SanDisk Product
  • Unique, sleek design for the modern home
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon Final Thoughts

"Fast saves."

I am eventually going to get the battery grip for the body. I use it as a backup camera to my Canon 7D mark II. This Canon takes absolutely beautiful images! It has a great feel, not too heavy but still substantial. Works great for my daughter and her film school.

Overall Score
4.5


(328 Points)

6. Canon EOS 90D Digital SLR Camera with 18-135 is USM Lens

User Ratings: 80 4

Canon 3616C016 First Impressions

"Awesome near perfect."

I overall love this Canon 3616C016 and would recommend to others! I shot video of my 5 year old son riding his bike today. If you are a point and shoot person forget it here. Love the camera and accessories that came with this kit. The colors of course are very good as expected, and here is a surprise.

  • Canon EOS 90D Digital SLR Camera with 18-135 is USM Lens
  • High image quality with 32.5 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor
  • High-speed continuous shooting of up to 10 fps with no time Lag during ovf shooting
  • 4K UHD 30P/ Full HD 120P video
  • 45-Point All Cross-type AF System* supports up to 27 points with an F/8 metering
  • Equipped with an approx. 220, 000 Pixel new AE sensor and EOS iTR AF (face detection)
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 3616C016
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 3616C016 Final Thoughts

"Well done Canon."

This all with my Canon 3616C016. I would highly recommend this Canon 3616C016 and bundle. So overall the build quality is nice on the Canon 3616C016. These are a lot of megapixels. Again, slim margins for a lot of money.

Overall Score
4.6


(78 Points)

7. Nikon D5 DSLR Camera (Body Only, Dual XQD Slots) + Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR Lens B...

Nikon 1557 First Impressions

"Longer battery life."

I received it and it works well with my other Nikon lenses. However on contacting Nikon about it, they sent us a memory card. All around for the price, it was still worth it. That little piece of glass produces some amazingly sharp pictures. I use it with my one year old Nikon lens.

  • Nikon D5 DSLR Camera (Body Only, Dual XQD Slots) + Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR Lens Bundle
  • Nikon D5 DSLR Camera (Dual XQD Slots)
  • 20.8MP FX-Format CMOS Sensor EXPEED 5 Image Processor 3.2" 2.36m-Dot Touchscreen LCD Monitor 4K UHD Video Recording at 30 fps
  • Multi-CAM 20K 153-Point AF System Native ISO: 100-102400, Extended: 50-3280000
  • 12 fps Shooting for 200 Shots with AE/AF 180k-Pixel RGB Sensor and Group Area AF 14-Bit Raw Files and 12-Bit Raw S Format 1000 Base-T Gigabit Wired LAN Support
  • Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR Lens
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon 1557
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon 1557 Final Thoughts

"The bundle is perfect."

The battery that does come with the camera lasts a long time. This Nikon 1557 is built tough. I am also a white balance and color nut. However, once I saw the images files I was hooked. I love this camera a lot so far!

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

8. Canon EOS 7D Mark II 20.2MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 is STM Lens + ...

Canon 33-7DMKII-KITE-102716 First Impressions

"The camera is awesome."

I finally decided I liked the features of the Canon line. This is an excellent camera for beginners. Canon still services this camera. That little piece of glass produces some amazingly sharp pictures. I took a 3 hour workshop on how to use the camera and I am good to go.

  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II 20.2MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 is STM Lens + Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Lens + Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens
  • This 33rd Street Camera Bundle Kit comes complete with all manufacturer supplied accessories with a 1-year warranty and includes:
  • The EOS 7D Mark II has a newly designed 20.2 Megapixel sensor that delivers high-resolution image files with stunning detail and impressive clarity. Optimized for low-light shooting, the EOS 7D Mark II's sensor captures images at up to ISO 16000 (expandable to H1: 25600, H2: 51200) with remarkably low noise, thanks to its improved, higher sensitivity design.
  • Canon 18-55mm STM Lens - a standard zoom compatible with Canon APS-C format cameras. It features a focal length range of 18-55mm which is equivalent to 29-88mm in the 35mm format + Tamron Zoom Telephoto AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Autofocus Lens + Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens
  • SanDisk 32GB SDHC Memory Cards + Deluxe Camera Backpack Case + LED Video Light + Condenser Shotgun Microphone + High Definition UV Filter + Spare Extra Battery Pack + AC/DC Car & Home Charger + High Speed USB Card Reader
  • Multi-Power Battery Grip - With two batteries installed, your shooting time is effectively doubled, the design of a battery grip offers a comfortable and secure way in which to hold your DSLR, especially in the vertical position
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 33-7DMKII-KITE-102716
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 33-7DMKII-KITE-102716 Final Thoughts

"Auto focus great."

The extra batteries don't work all that well. No focus peaking, even in live view. I love the camera and the bundle is OK. This Canon 33-7DMKII-KITE-102716 takes absolutely beautiful images! Basically, when doing astro-photography.

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

9. Canon EOS 90D DSLR Camera and Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 is USM + EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 is STM Le...

User Ratings: 86

Canon Canon EOS 90D First Impressions

"Well done Canon."

I've been more than happy with this Medium Format DSLR Camera. The pictures were clear and a came out great. I am eventually going to get the battery grip for the body. Great camera, great bundle and fast shipping. But, others have covered its capabilities far better than I can.

  • Canon EOS 90D DSLR Camera and Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 is USM + EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 is STM Lens with Altura Photo Complete Accessory and Travel Bundle
  • INCLUDES: Canon EOS 90D DSLR Camera and EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens + EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 is STM Lens + Altura Photo Venture Camera Bag + SanDisk 64GB and 32GB C10 Ultra UHS-I SDXC Memory Cards + Altura Photo Rapid Fire Neck Strap + Altura Photo Mini Tripod with Pistol Grip + Altura Photo Rapid Fire Wrist Strap + Altura Photo Hard-Shell Case + Altura Photo Cleaning Kit + 3 Sizes MagicFiber Microfiber Lens Pouch
  • SITUATED as a versatile camera with capable photo and video traits, the Canon EOS 90D is a sleek DSLR also characterized by its high-resolution 32.5MP APS-C CMOS sensor. This updated sensor design achieves enhanced image clarity, resolution, and dynamic range, along with adept sensitivity to ISO 25600 and low noise to suit working in a variety of situations.
  • COMBINED with advanced image processing, this sensor is also capable of outputting UHD 4K30p and Full HD 120p video, as well as supporting continuous stills shooting rates up to 10 fps.
  • CANON accessories included: Canon EOS 90D DSLR Camera Body + EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens + EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 is STM Lens + LP-E6N Lithium-Ion Battery Pack + LC-E6 Charger + Eyecup Eb + RF-3 Body Cap + EC2 Wide Camera Strap
  • CANON AUTHORIZED DEALER. Includes Canon USA Warranty.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon Canon EOS 90D
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon Canon EOS 90D Final Thoughts

"I can’t even."

I have not used the remote yet so I can't comment on that. I shot video of my 5 year old son riding his bike today. I use it as a backup camera to my Canon 7D mark II. I overall love this Canon Canon EOS 90D and would recommend to others! Basically, when doing astro-photography.

Overall Score
4.7


(20 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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