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 T7 Digital SLR Camera Bundle + EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 is II + Canon 200ES Shoulder B...

User Ratings: 85

Canon EOS Rebel T7 First Impressions

"So far so great."

It has a very similar look to a high end smartphone screen. I don't feel like I ever need any other lenses. I have not used the remote yet so I can't comment on that. Great Medium Format DSLR Camera package my kids love it! I have really enjoyed putting this lens through its paces.

  • Canon EOS Rebel T7 Digital SLR Camera Bundle + EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 is II + Canon 200ES Shoulder Bag + Transcend 64GB UHS-I U3 SD Memory Card Top Value Bundle!
  • EXCLUSIVE BUNDLE: This bundle Includes everything you need to start capturing video/images immediately. Easy to use for beginners and Pro alike, and a perfect gift for you or a loved one for all occasions.
  • CAMERA FEATURES: 24.1MP APS-C CMOS sensor, DIGIC 4+ image processor, range from ISO 100-6400, shooting continuously up to 3 fps, Full HD 1080/30p video recording, 9-point AF system, contrast-detection focusing system, 3.0" 920k-dot LCD, built-in Wi-Fi with NFC
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Canon EOS Rebel T7 EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II - Canon EOS Shoulder Bag 200ES (Black) - Transcend 64GB UHS-I U3 SD Memory Card - Photo4Less Camera and Lens Cleaning Cloth
  • SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE: Photo4Less is a CANON AUTHORIZED DEALER, so you can rest assure knowing that your purchase is fully backed by Canon USA Manufacturer’s WARRANTY and with Photo4less exceptional Customer Service.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon EOS Rebel T7
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon EOS Rebel T7 Final Thoughts

"Low light performance."

The body is well balanced when using the large Art series of lenses. My family pictures will be great from now on. But I'd buy from Canon again, so they've got that going for them. Best price, fast delivery and good support in case something goes wrong. The extra batteries don't work all that well.

Overall Score
4.8


(9 Points)

6. Nikon D750 FX-format Digital SLR Camera w/ 24-120mm f/4G ED VR Auto Focus-S NIKKOR Lens

User Ratings: 85 4

Nikon 1549 First Impressions

"Taking pictures!"

I take pictures of houses occasionally and this has worked really well. Great camera, great bundle and fast shipping. I take pictures of houses occasionally and this has worked really well. I really love the features on this body. I take pictures of houses occasionally and this has worked really well.

  • Nikon D750 FX-format Digital SLR Camera w/ 24-120mm f/4G ED VR Auto Focus-S NIKKOR Lens
  • Full frame 24.3 megapixel CMOS image sensor and EXPEED 4 image processor
  • Full HD 60/50/30/25/24p video
  • Built in Wi Fi connectivity and compatibility with the WT 5a + UT 1 Communication Unit
  • Shoot up to 6.5 fps at full resolution.If shutter release disabled aperture ring for CPU lens not locked at highest f number does not apply to type G and E lenses
  • Pro Video feature set including: Simultaneously record uncompressed and compressed, Manually control ISO, shutter speed and aperture while recording—even use Power Aperture control for smooth iris transitions and Auto ISO for smooth exposure transitions.
  • Compact, lightweight and slim unibody (monocoque) body design with tilting Vari angle LCD display
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon 1549
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon 1549 Final Thoughts

"LCD screen."

The colors of course are very good as expected, and here is a surprise. This is the best Medium Format DSLR Camera and I love it! However, once I saw the images files I was hooked. I have really enjoyed putting this lens through its paces. The camera is highly capable and flexible.

Overall Score
4.7


(891 Points)

7. Canon EOS Rebel T7 DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 is II Lens Essential Accessory Bundle wit...

User Ratings: 76

Canon E18CNEOSRT71855 First Impressions

"And landscape."

It has a very similar look to a high end smartphone screen. I use it with my one year old Canon lens. From my first few casual shots the results blew me away. The battery that does come with the camera lasts a long time. Have used Canon cameras all the way back to 35mm.

  • Canon EOS Rebel T7 DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 is II Lens Essential Accessory Bundle with Deco Gear Photography Gadget Bag + 32GB + Extended Warranty + Editing Software & Maintenance Kit
  • Canon Authorized Dealer Includes Full USA Canon Warranty
  • 24.1 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) Sensor with ISO 100-6400 (H: 12800) | DIGIC 4+ Image Processor | Continuous Shooting at up to 3.0 fps | 9-Point AF system and AI Servo AF | Scene Intelligent Auto Mode | Optical Viewfinder with approx. 95% viewing coverage | 3.0" LCD with 920,000 dots
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording | Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC Capability | Remote Shooting and Wireless Printing | On-board Feature Guide | Creative Options including Basic+ and Creative Auto | Creative Filters including Fisheye and Miniature | Compatible with All Canon EF and EF-S Lenses
  • CAMERA INCLUDES: Canon EOS Rebel T7 Camera Body | EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens | LP-E10 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack | LC-E10 Battery Charger | Eyecup Ef | Body Cap | EW-400D Neck Strap | Canon USA 1-Year Warranty
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Deco Gear Camera and Lenses Case (Small) | SanDisk Ultra SDHC 32GB UHS Class 10 Memory Card, Up to 80MB/s Read Speed | 1 Year Extended Warranty | Dust Blower | Deco Gear Lens Pen | 12" Tripod | Lens Cap Keeper | Microfiber Cloth | LCD Screen Protectors | Card Reader/Case | Corel Paint Shop Pro X9 Software (Digital Download)
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon E18CNEOSRT71855
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon E18CNEOSRT71855 Final Thoughts

"Happy it was included."

This is an excellent camera for beginners. Very good camera for the size. The pictures were clear and a came out great. Basically, when doing astro-photography. This, in my opinion is a great camera to start learning on.

Overall Score
4.8


(9 Points)

8. Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Full Frame Digital SLR Camera with EF 24-105mm f/4L is II USM Lens Kit and One ...

User Ratings: 83 8

Canon First Impressions

"And landscape."

The body is well balanced when using the large Art series of lenses. Best price, fast delivery and good support in case something goes wrong. This is an excellent camera for beginners. Again, slim margins for a lot of money. However, once I saw the images files I was hooked.

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Full Frame Digital SLR Camera with EF 24-105mm f/4L is II USM Lens Kit and One Touch SSD 500GB External Solid State Drive Portable – Black
  • 30.4 MP full frame CMOS sensor for versatile shooting;Aspect ratio 3:2
  • Up to 7.0 frames per second continuous shooting speed
  • 61 point AF system with 41 cross points for expanded vertical coverage
  • One Touch SSD is a mini USB 3.0 SSD featuring a lightweight, textile design for busy days and bustling commutes
  • High-speed, portable solid state Drive perfect for streaming stored videos directly to laptop, scrolling seamlessly through photos, and backing up content on the go
  • This external drive includes a USB cable that works seamlessly with Windows and Mac laptops (purchase adapter separately for use with USB-C computers. Reformatting may be required for use with time Machine).
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon Final Thoughts

"Well done Canon!"

Canon still services this camera. This is the best Medium Format DSLR Camera and I love it! I got it at the best price for this kit. My family pictures will be great from now on. But, others have covered its capabilities far better than I can.

Overall Score
4.5


(328 Points)

9. Nikon D500 DX-Format Digital SLR (Body Only) and NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR Lens for Nikon DSL...

User Ratings: 82 5

Nikon First Impressions

"No known issues."

From my first few casual shots the results blew me away. They are simply great cameras now at a very attractive price point. Just what my wife needed for her travels. These are a lot of megapixels. Thank you Amazon and thank you Nikon!

  • Nikon D500 DX-Format Digital SLR (Body Only) and NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR Lens for Nikon DSLR Cameras
  • 20.9MP DX-Format CMOS Sensor.Viewfinder:Eye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder
  • EXPEED 5 Image Processor;Monitor Size : 3.2 inches diagonal
  • F-mount lens/DX formatfilter-attachment size: 58mm, (p = 075 mm)
  • Maximum Reproduction Ratio: 0.22x. 105-450Mm (35mm equivalent)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon Final Thoughts

"It is short though."

Works great for my daughter and her film school. I have already taken it on 3 vacations. But, others have covered its capabilities far better than I can. If you are a point and shoot person forget it here. I don't feel like I ever need any other lenses.

Overall Score
4.6


(268 Points)

10. Canon EOS Rebel T7 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm DC III Lens Accessory Bundle: Includes – 16GB + 32GB U...

Canon CNT7W1855DCIIIAB First Impressions

"Much fantastic."

Absolutely great Medium Format DSLR Camera for the price. I take pictures of houses occasionally and this has worked really well. Very versatile and swiftly configurable. I would highly recommend this Canon CNT7W1855DCIIIAB and bundle. He has waited years for this and it was everything he wanted and more!

  • Canon EOS Rebel T7 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm DC III Lens Accessory Bundle: Includes – 16GB + 32GB Ultra SanDisk Memory Cards, 50” Professional Tripod, Carrying Bag, 3pcs Filter Kit, and More
  • 24.1MP APS-C CMOS Sensor; DIGIC 4+ Image Processor
  • 3.0" 920k-Dot LCD Monitor; Full HD 1080/30p Video Recording
  • 9-Point AF with Center Cross-Type Point; ISO 100-6400, Up to 3 fps Shooting
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC; Scene Intelligent Auto Mode
  • Creative Filters and Creative Auto Modes
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon CNT7W1855DCIIIAB
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon CNT7W1855DCIIIAB Final Thoughts

"Focus is very fast."

Great Medium Format DSLR Camera package my kids love it! It sucks up way more battery life than the D7100/D7200. This is a great entry level camera. The Canon CNT7W1855DCIIIAB has all the tech and features I was looking for in a camera. This is an excellent camera for beginners.

Overall Score
5.0


(4 Points)

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