Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Mini DSLR Cameras

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

User Ratings: 82 5

Nikon 1572 First Impressions

"Great purchase!"

This Nikon 1572 takes absolutely beautiful images! From my first few casual shots the results blew me away. It sucks up way more battery life than the D7100/D7200. This Nikon 1572 takes absolutely beautiful images! Just buy this, you will not regret it.

  • Nikon D3400 w/ AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR (Red)
  • SnapBridge Bluetooth Connectivity
  • 24.2MP DX Format CMOS Sensor
  • EXPEED 4 Image Processor,Interface:HDMI output: Type C mini-pin HDMI connector, Hi Speed USB; connection to built in USB port is recommended
  • No Optical Low Pass Filter. Operating environment: Temperature: 0 degree C to 40 degree C (+32 degree F to 104 degree F) Humidity: 85 Percent or less (no condensation)
  • Native ISO 100 25600; 5 fps Shooting. Compatability information: C firmware v. 1.10 and later ( released August 31, 2016 )
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon 1572
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon 1572 Final Thoughts

"Doing its job."

I can see using this for years before I would feel the need to upgrade. The extra batteries don't work all that well. But, others have covered its capabilities far better than I can. However, once I saw the images files I was hooked. I love this camera a lot so far!

Overall Score
4.6


(1895 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Mini DSLR Cameras

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

User Ratings: 85 4

Nikon First Impressions

"Images turn out great!"

And because it is older, you can get it cheaper. It's terrific and you won't go wrong. Best price, fast delivery and good support in case something goes wrong. Many more options than available to entry level models. This is a great entry level camera.

  • Nikon D750 FX-format Digital SLR Camera w/ 24-120mm f/4G ED VR Auto Focus-S NIKKOR Lens with AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED
  • Full frame 24.3 megapixel CMOS image sensor and EXPEED 4 image processor
  • Full HD 60/50/30/25/24p video
  • Focal Length Range : 14 -24 mm
  • Minimum Focus Distance 0.9 ft.( 0.28 m), minimum f/stop 22
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon Final Thoughts

"Love it so far!"

Nice Camera & very good value on accessory package. This is an excellent camera for beginners. This is a great entry level camera. Though I have nothing to complain about the Nikon . The colors of course are very good as expected, and here is a surprise.

Overall Score
4.7


(891 Points)

3. Nikon D750 FX-format Digital SLR Camera Body with AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED

User Ratings: 85 4

Nikon First Impressions

"For me it was a steal."

So pleased with all the features. It feels wonderful and functions smoothly. This is an excellent camera for beginners. Works great for my daughter and her film school. 5 years I've gotten to know this groundbreaking Mini DSLR Camera well.

  • Nikon D750 FX-format Digital SLR Camera Body with AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED
  • Full frame 24.3 megapixel CMOS image sensor and EXPEED 4 image processor
  • Full HD 60/50/30/25/24p video
  • Focal Length Range : 14 -24 mm
  • Minimum Focus Distance 0.9 ft.( 0.28 m), minimum f/stop 22
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon Final Thoughts

"Love it so far!"

Great Mini DSLR Camera package my kids love it! Many more options than available to entry level models. All around for the price, it was still worth it. Basically, when doing astro-photography. That little piece of glass produces some amazingly sharp pictures.

Overall Score
4.7


(891 Points)

4. Nikon D750 FX-format Digital SLR Camera w/ 24-120mm f/4G ED VR Auto Focus-S NIKKOR with 50mm f/1.8G ...

User Ratings: 85 4

Nikon First Impressions

"For personal use."

I use it with my one year old Nikon lens. Servo is accurate enough to keep it on. I love all the accessories included with my new Nikon camera. Servo is accurate enough to keep it on. This is the best Mini DSLR Camera and I love it!

  • Nikon D750 FX-format Digital SLR Camera w/ 24-120mm f/4G ED VR Auto Focus-S NIKKOR with 50mm f/1.8G Lens with Auto Focus for Nikon DSLR Cameras
  • 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
  • Fast, upgraded f/1.8, compact FX-format prime lens
  • Focal Length-50 mm, Minimum Focus Distance-1.48 ft.(0.45 m)
  • Newly developed optical system with Aspherical lens element, Exclusive Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon Final Thoughts

"Photos are great."

I can see using this for years before I would feel the need to upgrade. The body is well balanced when using the large Art series of lenses. This lens is a good complement to the existing ones I have. The pictures were clear and a came out great. It is worth the trade-off when doing astro-photography.

Overall Score
4.7


(891 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling Mini DSLR Cameras

5. Nikon D750 FX-format Digital SLR Camera Body with AF-S FX NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Lens with Auto Focus fo...

User Ratings: 85 4

Nikon First Impressions

"Learning curve."

So pleased with all the features. The software also defaults to save your original pic. This Nikon is built tough. So overall the build quality is nice on the Nikon . Great Mini DSLR Camera package my kids love it!

  • Nikon D750 FX-format Digital SLR Camera Body with AF-S FX NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Lens with Auto Focus for Nikon DSLR Cameras
  • 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
  • Fast, upgraded f/1.8, compact FX-format prime lens
  • Focal Length-50 mm, Minimum Focus Distance-1.48 ft.(0.45 m)
  • Newly developed optical system with Aspherical lens element, Exclusive Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon Final Thoughts

"I do love the camera."

Many more options than available to entry level models. Though I have nothing to complain about the Nikon . It is worth the trade-off when doing astro-photography. Love the camera and accessories that came with this kit. Though I have nothing to complain about the Nikon .

Overall Score
4.7


(891 Points)

6. Canon EOS Rebel T6i Digital SLR with EF-S 18-55mm IS STM Lens - Wi-Fi Enabled

User Ratings: 82 8

Canon 0591C003 First Impressions

"The Canon 0591C003 delivered."

Though I have nothing to complain about the Canon 0591C003. The software also defaults to save your original pic. SD card that came with camera is fine. Absolutely great Mini DSLR Camera for the price. This camera just feels good in the hands.

  • Canon EOS Rebel T6i Digital SLR with EF-S 18-55mm IS STM Lens - Wi-Fi Enabled
  • 24.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor, ISO 100–12800 (expandable to H: 25600)
  • EOS Full HD Movie mode helps capture brilliant results in MP4 format. Brightness Control Adjustable to one of seven levels
  • High-speed continuous shooting up to 5.0 fps allows you to capture fast action.
  • 19-point all cross-type AF system allows superb autofocus performance
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC,Minimum Focal Length:18 mm.Compatible Lenses:Canon EF lenses:(including EF-S lenses)
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 0591C003
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 0591C003 Final Thoughts

"Fast saves."

Took this camera on our family vacation to Utah national parks. This Canon 0591C003 takes absolutely beautiful images! All around for the price, it was still worth it. I took a 3 hour workshop on how to use the camera and I am good to go. Just what my wife needed for her travels.

Overall Score
4.5


(346 Points)

7. Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Full Frame Digital SLR Camera with EF 24-70mm f/4L is USM Lens Kit and One Touc...

User Ratings: 83 8

Canon First Impressions

"Great starter bundle."

I love all the accessories included with my new Canon camera. That little piece of glass produces some amazingly sharp pictures. I use it as a backup camera to my Canon 7D mark II. Overall, very happy with the purchase. This Canon is built tough.

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Full Frame Digital SLR Camera with EF 24-70mm f/4L is USM Lens Kit and One Touch SSD 500GB External Solid State Drive Portable – Black
  • 30.4 MP full-frame CMOS sensor for versatile shooting
  • 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

"For personal use."

Works great for my daughter and her film school. All other cameras in this category are much more expensive. My family pictures will be great from now on. Just buy this, you will not regret it. The difference is the excellent Canon lens.

Overall Score
4.5


(328 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 Mini 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. Canon Digital SLR Camera Body [EOS 80D] and EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 Image Stabilization USM Lens and...

User Ratings: 78 6

Canon First Impressions

"Taking pictures!"

The extra batteries don't work all that well. This is an excellent camera for beginners. Thank you Amazon and thank you Canon! He has waited years for this and it was everything he wanted and more! The Canon has all the tech and features I was looking for in a camera.

  • Canon Digital SLR Camera Body [EOS 80D] and EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 Image Stabilization USM Lens and One Touch SSD 500GB External Solid State Drive Portable – Black
  • Merging power, precision, and operability, the EOS 80D is a dynamic SLR camera for anyone's creative vision
  • Providing a comprehensive view, the EOS 80D camera’s Intelligent Viewfinder helps bring the thrill of SLR photography with each use
  • The Intelligent Viewfinder displays AF points and AF mode, has a grid display, a horizontal electronic level, plus numerous other points of information, all of which can be hidden
  • 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

"This was my choice."

First four pictures I took and they came out great! Though I have nothing to complain about the Canon . It has a great feel, not too heavy but still substantial. Got the bundle at a great price also. This is an excellent camera for beginners.

Overall Score
4.5


(297 Points)

10. Canon Video Creator Kit [EOS 80D] with EF-S 18–135mm Lens, Rode VIDEOMIC GO, and 32GB Sandisk Memo...

User Ratings: 78 6

Canon First Impressions

"I love this camera!"

I've had the Canon for about two weeks now and it's been great! I use it as a backup camera to my Canon 7D mark II. The software also defaults to save your original pic. I take pictures of houses occasionally and this has worked really well. I take pictures of houses occasionally and this has worked really well.

  • Canon Video Creator Kit [EOS 80D] with EF-S 18–135mm Lens, Rode VIDEOMIC GO, and 32GB Sandisk Memory Card - Black and One Touch SSD 500GB External Solid State Drive Portable – Black
  • The Video Creator Kit is the complete package for making professional-quality videos, giving you the tools to make your dreams a reality
  • The Canon EOS 80D comes bundled with the Power Zoom Adapter PZ-E1, opening creative opportunities for both video creators and photographers with easy, smooth zooming
  • Providing a comprehensive view, the EOS 80D camera’s Intelligent Viewfinder helps bring the thrill of SLR photography with each use
  • 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

"Learn manual focus."

My family pictures will be great from now on. Again, slim margins for a lot of money. The difference is the excellent Canon lens. This camera just feels good in the hands. The software also defaults to save your original pic.

Overall Score
4.5


(297 Points)

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