Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Nano DSLR Cameras

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

User Ratings: 78 6

Canon 1263C006 First Impressions

"Loved that camera!"

Love the camera and accessories that came with this kit. I got it at the best price for this kit. I have already taken it on 3 vacations. All other cameras in this category are much more expensive. He has waited years for this and it was everything he wanted and more!

  • Canon Digital SLR Camera Body [EOS 80D] and EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 Image Stabilization USM Lens with 24.2 Megapixel (APS-C) CMOS Sensor and Dual Pixel CMOS AF (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
  • For AF operation, the EOS 80D camera has a wide area, 45 point, all cross type AF system with low luminance performance to EV 3 and 4 types of AF area selection modes
  • The  24.2 Megapixel (APS C) CMOS sensor captures high resolution images and has refined individual pixels that enable high ISO speeds (16000 for still photographs, 12800 for movies)
  • Fast and incredibly quiet, the EF S 18–135mm f/3.5–5.6 IS USM’s  NANO USM AF system not only delivers high speed AF, but also makes quiet, fast, and smooth AF transitions
  • Focuses incredibly fast thanks to its  NANO USM motor, a clear advantage for action photography and for working on the fly
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 1263C006
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 1263C006 Final Thoughts

"Excellent experience!"

This camera just feels good in the hands. Some of the extra items are not useful. I use it with my one year old Canon lens. First off, I did purchase this because I needed it for a class. Many more options than available to entry level models.

Overall Score
4.5


(297 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Nano DSLR Cameras

2. Canon Digital SLR Camera Body [EOS 80D] with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Image Stabilization STM Lens and...

User Ratings: 78 6

Canon First Impressions

"Highly recommend!"

It sucks up way more battery life than the D7100/D7200. This all with my Canon . I got it at the best price for this kit. I have really enjoyed putting this lens through its paces. Basically, when doing astro-photography.

  • Canon Digital SLR Camera Body [EOS 80D] with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Image Stabilization STM Lens and EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens - 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
  • For AF operation, the EOS 80D camera has a wide-area, 45-point, all cross-type AF system with low luminance performance to EV -3 and 4 types of AF area selection modes
  • The 24.2 Megapixel (APS-C) CMOS sensor captures high-resolution images and has refined individual pixels that enable high ISO speeds (16000 for still photographs, 12800 for movies)
  • Fast and incredibly quiet, the EF-S 18–135mm f/3.5–5.6 IS USM’s NANO USM AF system not only delivers high speed AF, but also makes quiet, fast, and smooth AF transitions
  • Focuses incredibly fast thanks to its NANO USM motor, a clear advantage for action photography and for working on the fly
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon Final Thoughts

"Really great Nano DSLR Camera!"

It feels wonderful and functions smoothly. The LCD screen is easy to see on bright sunny days. It has a very similar look to a high end smartphone screen. Have used Canon cameras all the way back to 35mm. This camera just feels good in the hands.

Overall Score
4.5


(297 Points)

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

User Ratings: 78 6

Canon 1263C103 First Impressions

"Now I have the Canon 1263C103."

Canon still services this camera. From my first few casual shots the results blew me away. Again, slim margins for a lot of money. This camera has paid for itself 20 times over and it keeps on giving! First four pictures I took and they came out great!

  • Canon Video Creator Kit [EOS 80D] with EF-S 18–135mm Lens, Rode VIDEOMIC GO, and 32GB Sandisk Memory Card - 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
  • 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
  • For AF operation, the EOS 80D camera has a wide-area, 45-point, all cross-type AF system with low luminance performance to EV -3 and 4 types of AF area selection modes
  • The 24.2 Megapixel (APS-C) CMOS sensor captures high-resolution images and has refined individual pixels that enable high ISO speeds (16000 for still photographs, 12800 for movies)
  • Fast and incredibly quiet, the EF-S 18–135mm f/3.5–5.6 IS USM’s NANO USM AF system not only delivers high speed AF, but also makes quiet, fast, and smooth AF transitions
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 1263C103
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 1263C103 Final Thoughts

"Now I have the Canon 1263C103."

Nice Camera & very good value on accessory package. The camera is highly capable and flexible. The battery that does come with the camera lasts a long time. Camera, batteries and memory cards all top notch. The software also defaults to save your original pic.

Overall Score
4.5


(297 Points)

4. 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

"Lordy Lord!"

This, in my opinion is a great camera to start learning on. Again, slim margins for a lot of money. The read/write speed is seriously blazing fast. That little piece of glass produces some amazingly sharp pictures. Though I have nothing to complain about the Canon .

  • Canon Video Creator Kit [EOS 80D] with EF-S 18–135mm Lens, Rode VIDEOMIC GO, and 32GB Sandisk Memory Card with EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens - 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
  • 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
  • For AF operation, the EOS 80D camera has a wide-area, 45-point, all cross-type AF system with low luminance performance to EV -3 and 4 types of AF area selection modes
  • The 24.2 Megapixel (APS-C) CMOS sensor captures high-resolution images and has refined individual pixels that enable high ISO speeds (16000 for still photographs, 12800 for movies)
  • Fast and incredibly quiet, the EF-S 18–135mm f/3.5–5.6 IS USM’s NANO USM AF system not only delivers high speed AF, but also makes quiet, fast, and smooth AF transitions
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon Final Thoughts

"Low light performance."

I mean, I still shoot film with my old F3 and FE and push film. So pleased with all the features. This is the best Nano DSLR Camera and I love it! So i bought this kit under a month ago and I'm in love with it. He has waited years for this and it was everything he wanted and more!

Overall Score
4.5


(297 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling Nano DSLR Cameras

5. Canon EOS RP Full-frame Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera + RF24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM Lens Kit, ...

User Ratings: 63 8

Canon 3380C032 First Impressions

"That's very cool."

5 years I've gotten to know this groundbreaking Nano DSLR Camera well. My family pictures will be great from now on. If you are a point and shoot person forget it here. I don't feel like I ever need any other lenses. I have really enjoyed putting this lens through its paces.

  • Canon EOS RP Full-frame Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera + RF24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM Lens Kit, Black - 3380C032
  • Compact, lightweight 10x zoom RF lens
  • High image quality and bright f/4 6; 3 lens aperture
  • Optical image stabilization with up to 5 Stops of shake correction
  • High speed, smooth and quiet auto focus with Nano USM
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 3380C032
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 3380C032 Final Thoughts

"Well done Canon."

However, once I saw the images files I was hooked. Nice Camera & very good value on accessory package. First four pictures I took and they came out great! First four pictures I took and they came out great! This lens is a good complement to the existing ones I have.

Overall Score
4.3


(64 Points)

6. Canon EOS 80D DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 is USM Lens Holiday Bundle

User Ratings: 64 6

Canon 1263C006 First Impressions

"I grade it very high."

But, others have covered its capabilities far better than I can. Great Nano DSLR Camera package my kids love it! I mean, I still shoot film with my old F3 and FE and push film. All other cameras in this category are much more expensive. I love the camera and the bundle is OK.

  • Canon EOS 80D DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 is USM Lens Holiday Bundle
  • CANON DIGITAL CAMERA: EOS 80D DSLR camera kit with wifi & nfc wireless connectivity plus a 32GB and 16GB SanDisk memory card; Perfect interchangeable lens camera for professional and novice photographers
  • SHOOTS PHOTOS & VIDEO: Capture vivid 24 megapixel photos in both raw or jpeg formats along with full 1080p HD videos at ISO 100-25600 for stunning photographs, home movies or vlogs, even in low light
  • PROFESSIONAL QUALITY IMAGES: Ideal SLR for wedding, landscape, sport and other photographers. 80D features 7 frames per second of continuous shooting and a 45 point All-Cross Type Autofocus system
  • VERSATILE LENS TO SUIT ALL YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY NEEDS: includes Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens. This NANO USM Lens combines USM and STM mechanisms and provides focusing speed and accuracy as well as quiet smoothness. Ideal lens for photographing or filming nature, sports and weddings from a distance
  • HIGH VALUE BUNDLE PACKAGE: Digital photo kit includes a Flash Extra Battery and Travel Charger, 3 piece filter kit along with a sturdy camera bag filled with essential camera accessories
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 1263C006
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 1263C006 Final Thoughts

"Now about this Camera."

They are simply great cameras now at a very attractive price point. I love the camera and the bundle is OK. Took this camera on our family vacation to Utah national parks. But that's what this entry level camera is all about. But I'd buy from Canon again, so they've got that going for them.

Overall Score
4.4


(30 Points)

7. Canon EOS 80D Video Creator with 18-135mm Lens, Rode VideoMic + 64GB Memory + LP-E6 Rechargeable Bat...

User Ratings: 79

Canon ertyu First Impressions

"Excellent ergonomics."

Have used Canon cameras all the way back to 35mm. The Canon ertyu has all the tech and features I was looking for in a camera. It is worth the trade-off when doing astro-photography. I compared features for months before deciding to go with this Nano DSLR Camera. I've been more than happy with this Nano DSLR Camera.

  • Canon EOS 80D Video Creator with 18-135mm Lens, Rode VideoMic + 64GB Memory + LP-E6 Rechargeable Battery + Accessory Bundle
  • CANON AUTHORIZED DEALER - Bundle Includes Full Canon USA Warranty
  • Canon EOS 80D Video Creator Kit with 18-135mm Lens, Rode VideoMic, and Sandisk 32GB SD Card
  • Compatible with: Compatible with Phone X/8/8 Plus/ 7/7 Plus, 6/6S/6 plus/6S plus, 5/5S/5C/se, iPad, iPod Nano 17, iPod touch.
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Canon EOS DSLR Camera and Gadget Shoulder Bag 100ES
  • Ultra SDHC 32GB UHS Class 10 Memory Card - Extra LP-E6 Rechargeable Battery - Graduated Color Multicoated 6pcs Filter Set - UV, Polarizer & FLD Deluxe Filter Kit - 67mm/58mm Step Down Ring - 12" Rubberized Spider Tripod - Bounce Zoom Slave Flash - Wireless Shutter Release Remote - 0.43x Wide Angle - 2.2x Telephoto Lens - Memory Card Wallet - Memory Card Reader - Mini Tripod - 3pc. Cleaning Kit - Screen Protectors - Microfiber Cleaning Cloth - LCD Lens Cleaning Pen - Dust Removal Blower System
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon ertyu
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon ertyu Final Thoughts

"I love this camera!"

This is a fantastic Nano DSLR Camera. The read/write speed is seriously blazing fast. All other cameras in this category are much more expensive. This, in my opinion is a great camera to start learning on. However on contacting Canon about it, they sent us a memory card.

Overall Score
4.8


(15 Points)

8. Canon EOS 80D DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 is USM + Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro Lens...

Canon Canon EOS 80D First Impressions

"Well done Canon."

I have not used the remote yet so I can't comment on that. I compared features for months before deciding to go with this Nano DSLR Camera. This is a fantastic Nano DSLR Camera. The Canon Canon EOS 80D has all the tech and features I was looking for in a camera. Nice Camera & very good value on accessory package.

  • Canon EOS 80D DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 is USM + Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro Lens for Canon EOS & All-in-One Professional Travel Bundle
  • This Canon EOS 80D Camera with 2 Lenses - Canon 18-135mm IS USM Lens & Sigma 70-300mm DG Macro Lens - Bundle comes with All Standard Canon Supplied Accessories
  • Canon EOS 80D DSLR - This is an enthusiast-level DSLR, and the successor to the 70D. It sports a new APS-C CMOS sensor offering Canon's Dual Pixel on-sensor phase-detection stepped-up AF system. This new sensor gives the camera a degree of human subject awareness for subject tracking. Features a body sealed against dust and moisture, a headphone socket to compliment its microphone port and has a new mirror vibration control system, which reduces the blur-inducing effects of shutter shock
  • Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM - A versatile zoom optimized for both stills and video is designed for APS-C-format DSLRs, 28.8-216mm (35mm Equivalent), One UD Element & One Aspherical Element, NANO USM Autofocus System, Image Stabilizer and Dynamic IS, Compatible with PZ-E1 Power Zoom Adapter
  • Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro for Canon EOS - Minimum Focus Distance of 59.1" - 9-Blade, Rounded Diaphragm - Multi-Layer Lens Coating - Lens Hood Included - Lightweight (21.5 oz) - Built-in Motor
  • Also contains : Canon Battery Pack and Charger - Canon Neck Strap - Gadget Bag - 3-Piece Filter Kit (UV, CPL, FLD) - 2-Piece Lens Hood - 1-Piece 128GB and 1-Piece 64GB Memory Card - LED Video Light - Camera Mounted Shotgun Mic with Fuzzy Windshield - Wide- Angle & Telephoto Lens - Deluxe Backpack for Equipment and Accessories - Monopod - Card Reader - Wireless Remote Control - Grip Strap - Flexible Spider Tripod - Replacement Battery - AC/DC Car & Travel Charger - Pen and Air Blower
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon Canon EOS 80D
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon Canon EOS 80D Final Thoughts

"Extremely happy!"

The body is well balanced when using the large Art series of lenses. They are simply great cameras now at a very attractive price point. The read/write speed is seriously blazing fast. I have not used the remote yet so I can't comment on that. Very versatile and swiftly configurable.

Overall Score
5.0


(7 Points)

9. Canon EOS 90D with 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 is USM Lens + 128GB Memory + Canon Deluxe Camera Bag + Pro Bat...

Canon Canon EOS 90d First Impressions

"It works very well."

Camera, batteries and memory cards all top notch. He has waited years for this and it was everything he wanted and more! I am eventually going to get the battery grip for the body. I love this camera a lot so far! I have not used the remote yet so I can't comment on that.

  • Canon EOS 90D with 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 is USM Lens + 128GB Memory + Canon Deluxe Camera Bag + Pro Battery Bundle + Microphone + TTL Speed Light + Pro Filters,(22pc Bundle)
  • This Camera Bundle comes complete with Manufacturer Supplied Accessories and Includes :
  • Canon EOS 90D DSLR Camera - 32.5MP APS-C CMOS Sensor - UHD 4K30p & Full HD 120p Video Recording - Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD - 45-Point All Cross-Type AF System - EOS iTR autofocus
  • Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM - A versatile zoom optimized for both stills and video is designed for APS-C-format DSLRs, 28.8-216mm (35mm Equivalent), One UD Element & One Aspherical Element, NANO USM Autofocus System, Image Stabilizer and Dynamic IS, Compatible with PZ-E1 Power Zoom Adapter
  • 2 Piece SanDisk Ultra 64GB Class 10 Memory Cards, Electronic TTL Camera Flash, Flash Bracket with TTL Cord , Commander Wireless Shutter Release Remote, High Speed USB 2.0 Memory Card Reader, Canon Original LP-E6 Battery Pack & LC-E6 Charger + 2 Replacement Battery Packs
  • Deluxe Gadget Bag , Shotgun Microphone, 50" Tripod, 57"monopod ,58mm FLD Filter , 58mm (CPL) Circular Polarizing Filter , 58mm (UV) Ultra Violet Filter & Camera Wrist Grip
  • Batteries: 3 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • 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

"Low light performance."

I received it and it works well with my other Canon lenses. I would highly recommend this Canon Canon EOS 90d and bundle. They are simply great cameras now at a very attractive price point. It's terrific and you won't go wrong. This is a great entry level camera.

Overall Score
5.0


(6 Points)

10. Canon EOS 80D DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 is USM Lens with 64GB SD Card + Battery Grip ...

User Ratings: 43

Canon 1263C006 First Impressions

"The bundle is perfect."

No focus peaking, even in live view. It has a great feel, not too heavy but still substantial. I have always gotten great results with my Canon 1263C006. I am also a white balance and color nut. This camera just feels good in the hands.

  • Canon EOS 80D DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 is USM Lens with 64GB SD Card + Battery Grip & Zoom Swivel Flash Holiday Bundle
  • CANON DIGITAL CAMERA: EOS 80D DSLR camera kit with wifi & nfc wireless connectivity plus a 64GB and 16GB SanDisk memory card; Perfect interchangeable lens camera for professional and novice photographers
  • SHOOTS PHOTOS & VIDEO: Capture vivid 24 megapixel photos in both raw or jpeg formats along with full 1080p HD videos at ISO 100-25600 for stunning photographs, home movies or vlogs, even in low light
  • VERSATILE LENS TO SUIT ALL YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY NEEDS: includes Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens. This NANO USM Lens combines USM and STM mechanisms and provides focusing speed and accuracy as well as quiet smoothness. Ideal lens for photographing or filming nature, sports and weddings from a distance
  • EXTENDED SHOOTING TIME: Bundle includes a BATTERY GRIP for double shooting times and improved control in portrait orientation with vertical controls
  • HIGH VALUE BUNDLE PACKAGE: Digital photo kit includes a Battery Grip for Canon 80D, Focus 18-180MM Zoom Intelligent TTL Flash for Canon Cameras, 67mm 3 Piece Lens Filter Kit, Sandisk Ultra SDXC 64GB 80MB/S C10 Memory Card, Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Replacement Battery and AC/DC Rapid Mini Battery Charger for Canon LP-E6, Small Photo/SLR/Laptop Sling Backpack, Dolica 67-inch Lightweight Monopod and Focus Accessories for 260 Bag
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 1263C006
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 1263C006 Final Thoughts

"Love it so far!"

I got it at the best price for this kit. This camera just feels good in the hands. Just what my wife needed for her travels. Servo is accurate enough to keep it on. It's terrific and you won't go wrong.

Overall Score
4.4


(5 Points)

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