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 6D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body + Battery Grip

User Ratings: 89 3

Canon First Impressions

"Nice camara!"

But I'd buy from Canon again, so they've got that going for them. This is a great entry level camera. This Canon takes absolutely beautiful images! This is a fantastic Medium Format DSLR Camera. I took a 3 hour workshop on how to use the camera and I am good to go.

  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body + Battery Grip
  • 1 of Canon EOS 6D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body – Wi-Fi Enabled
  • 1 of Canon BG-E21 Battery Grip for EOS 6D Mark II
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon Final Thoughts

"Two reasons."

I took a 3 hour workshop on how to use the camera and I am good to go. I am eventually going to get the battery grip for the body. The battery that does come with the camera lasts a long time. I use it as a backup camera to my Canon 7D mark II. This all with my Canon .

Overall Score
4.7


(296 Points)

6. Nikon D3400 w/ AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR (Black)

User Ratings: 82 5

Nikon 1571 First Impressions

"So far so great."

They are simply great cameras now at a very attractive price point. Sometimes I still wish I had purchased the 40D at a comparable price. These are a lot of megapixels. From my first few casual shots the results blew me away. I compared features for months before deciding to go with this Medium Format DSLR Camera.

  • Nikon D3400 w/ AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR (Black)
  • SnapBridge Bluetooth Connectivity
  • 24.2MP DX Format CMOS Sensor
  • EXPEED 4 Image Processor
  • No Optical Low Pass Filter. Bluetooth Specification Version 4.1. Wi Fi Functionality Eye Fi Compatible
  • Native ISO 100 25600; 5 fps Shooting. Compatability information: C firmware v. 1.10 and later ( released August 31, 2016 )
  • Batteries: 1 CR2 batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon 1571
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon 1571 Final Thoughts

"Awesome near perfect."

Nikon still services this camera. I have not used the remote yet so I can't comment on that. I love the camera and the bundle is OK. I received it and it works well with my other Nikon lenses. I really love the features on this body.

Overall Score
4.6


(1895 Points)

7. Canon EOS Rebel SL3 DSLR Camera (Black) with 18-55 IS STM 3453C002 USA 17pc Must Have Bundle: Includ...

User Ratings: 69

Canon 3453C002 First Impressions

"Outstanding buy!"

It feels wonderful and functions smoothly. However, once I saw the images files I was hooked. I got it at the best price for this kit. The difference is the excellent Canon lens. And because it is older, you can get it cheaper.

  • Canon EOS Rebel SL3 DSLR Camera (Black) with 18-55 IS STM 3453C002 USA 17pc Must Have Bundle: Includes – 32GB SanDisk Highspeed Memory Card + 50” Tripod + Professional Backpack + 3pc Filter Kit + More
  • Wholesale Photo is a CANON AUTHORIZED DEALER - Founded in 1971. Includes FULL CANON 1 YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY.
  • 24.1MP APS-C CMOS Sensor; DIGIC 8 Image Processor
  • 3.0" 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen; UHD 4K24p Video and 4K Time-Lapse Movie
  • 9-Point AF System; Dual Pixel CMOS AF; ISO 100-25600, Up to 5 fps Shooting
  • Built-In Wi-Fi and Bluetooth; EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 3453C002
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 3453C002 Final Thoughts

"Now onto the bundle."

It feels wonderful and functions smoothly. Just buy this, you will not regret it. The battery that does come with the camera lasts a long time. Got the bundle at a great price also. This, in my opinion is a great camera to start learning on.

Overall Score
4.5


(13 Points)

8. Nikon D3100 14.2MP Digital SLR Double-Zoom Lens Kit with 18-55mm and 55-200mm DX Zoom Lenses (Black)...

User Ratings: 78 4

Nikon 13284 First Impressions

"Love it so far!"

But, others have covered its capabilities far better than I can. The Nikon 13284 has all the tech and features I was looking for in a camera. I took a 3 hour workshop on how to use the camera and I am good to go. I finally decided I liked the features of the Nikon line. I've been more than happy with this Medium Format DSLR Camera.

  • Nikon D3100 14.2MP Digital SLR Double-Zoom Lens Kit with 18-55mm and 55-200mm DX Zoom Lenses (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
  • 14.2 megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor
  • 3.0 inch LCD with 230,000 dots
  • 1080p HD video with full-time AF
  • 11 AF points (with 3D tracking)
  • IS0 100-3200 range (12800 expanded)
  • RAW + JPEG shooting
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon 13284
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon 13284 Final Thoughts

"LCD screen."

First four pictures I took and they came out great! They are simply great cameras now at a very attractive price point. This camera has paid for itself 20 times over and it keeps on giving! This camera has paid for itself 20 times over and it keeps on giving! The different modes are useful.

Overall Score
4.6


(1242 Points)

9. Canon EOS Rebel T6i 24.2MP Digital SLR Camera Bundle with Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM [Image...

User Ratings: 74 3

Canon EOS Rebel T6i First Impressions

"Well done Canon!"

This, in my opinion is a great camera to start learning on. This camera has paid for itself 20 times over and it keeps on giving! These are a lot of megapixels. It has a very similar look to a high end smartphone screen. My family pictures will be great from now on.

  • Canon EOS Rebel T6i 24.2MP Digital SLR Camera Bundle with Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM [Image Stabilizer] Zoom Lens & EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Telephoto Zoom Lens and Accessories (18 Items)
  • This Photo4Less Top Value Camera And Lens With USA Warranty and manufacturer's supplied Accessories Kit includes
  • Canon EOS Rebel T6i DSLR Camera (Body )- Canon Zoom Wide Angle-Normal EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 STM Autofocus Lens - Canon Zoom Telephoto EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 III Autofocus Lens
  • 58mm 2X Professional Telephoto Lens - High Definition 58mm Wide Angle Lens - Digital DSLR Auto Power Slave Flash - Transcend 16GB Class 10 SDHC Card -Transcend 8 GB Class 10 SDHC Flash Memory Card
  • Top Quality Photo Video Tripod - Water Resistant Camcorder & SLR Camera Case - 3 Piece Filter Kit (UV-CPL-FLD) 58mm - 58mm Ultraviolet UV Protector Filter - RC-6 Wireless Remote Control
  • Hi-Speed SD USB Card Reader - Camera & Lens 3 Piece Cleaning Kit - Tri-fold Memory Card Wallet - LCD Screen Protectors (Clear) - Table Top Tripod
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon EOS Rebel T6i
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon EOS Rebel T6i Final Thoughts

"The bundle is perfect."

I love all the accessories included with my new Canon EOS Rebel T6i camera. Just what my wife needed for her travels. I love this camera a lot so far! This Canon EOS Rebel T6i takes absolutely beautiful images! Though I have nothing to complain about the Canon EOS Rebel T6i.

Overall Score
4.4


(85 Points)

10. Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Camera w/ 16-50mm Lens & 16GB Card Bundle (Silver)

User Ratings: 52

Sony ILCE6000L/S First Impressions

"It is versatile!"

That little piece of glass produces some amazingly sharp pictures. All other cameras in this category are much more expensive. I overall love this Sony ILCE6000L/S and would recommend to others! It's terrific and you won't go wrong. I took a 3 hour workshop on how to use the camera and I am good to go.

  • Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Camera w/ 16-50mm Lens & 16GB Card Bundle (Silver)
  • World's fastest auto focus with 179 AF points and 11Fps
  • Capture life in high resolution with 24MP APS-C sensor
  • All the quality in half the size & weight of other DSLRs
  • Instant sharing via smartphone with Wi-Fi and NFC
  • 16-50mm E-mount lens included
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony ILCE6000L/S
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Sony ILCE6000L/S Final Thoughts

"And a good deal."

I take pictures of houses occasionally and this has worked really well. From my first few casual shots the results blew me away. Very versatile and swiftly configurable. Again, slim margins for a lot of money. Have used Sony cameras all the way back to 35mm.

Overall Score
4.5


(3 Points)

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