Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Pocket DSLR Cameras

1. Nikon D3500 DSLR Camera with AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens + 64GB Card, Flash, Tripod, B...

User Ratings: 71 3

Nikon 1590 First Impressions

"And landscape."

The colors of course are very good as expected, and here is a surprise. This, in my opinion is a great camera to start learning on. I have really enjoyed putting this lens through its paces. Took this camera on our family vacation to Utah national parks. If you are a point and shoot person forget it here.

  • Nikon D3500 DSLR Camera with AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens + 64GB Card, Flash, Tripod, Battery, and Deluxe Bundle
  • High-resolution imagery with 24.2MP DX-Format CMOS Sensor and EXPEED 4 Image Processor
  • No Optical Low-Pass Filter for exceptional sharpness and Native ISO 100-25600 for versatile lighting possibilities
  • Stunning-quality movies with Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60fps and fast AF with the Multi-CAM 1000 11-Point AF System
  • SnapBridge Bluetooth Connectivity allows for fast and easy sharing, AF-P DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens included
  • Professional Camera Protector Bag with internal pockets included in the Photo Savings Deluxe Bundle with a 64GB SD Card, extra battery, and more (see description for details)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon 1590
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon 1590 Final Thoughts

"Learn manual focus."

The extra batteries don't work all that well. Love the camera and accessories that came with this kit. He has waited years for this and it was everything he wanted and more! But, others have covered its capabilities far better than I can. This, in my opinion is a great camera to start learning on.

Overall Score
4.5


(48 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Pocket DSLR Cameras

2. Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR Camera + EF-S 18-55mm is II Lens + Bundled with 58mm Telephoto & Wide Lenses...

User Ratings: 78

Canon 1159C003/kit1 First Impressions

"Plenty of features."

I am also a white balance and color nut. All around for the price, it was still worth it. All around for the price, it was still worth it. This is a great entry level camera. The read/write speed is seriously blazing fast.

  • Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR Camera + EF-S 18-55mm is II Lens + Bundled with 58mm Telephoto & Wide Lenses + Case + Flash + ND & UV Filter Set + 48GB SD Memory + Tripod + Full Accessory Kit w/HeroFiber
  • This kit includes 22 items, all brand new in original packaging, all items are backed with Hot Deals Electronics 1 year 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Canon EOS Rebel T6 18MP CMOS Digital Camera with Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC, and Full HD 1080p Video (Body) - Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Zoom Lens (international version - backed by Hot Deals Electronics 1 year guarantee)
  • High Definition Wide Angle & Telephoto Lens Set with Pouches - ND (Neutral Density) Filters ND2, ND4, ND8 & Case - 3pc Filter Set UV,CPL, FL-D & Case - 32 Gigabyte SDHC Memory Card, 16 Gigabyte SDHC Memory Card (total 48GB) - SD USB Memory Card Reader - 3 Slot Foldable Memory Card Case - SLR Slave Flash with Bracket
  • Canon LP-E10 Rechargeable Lithium ion Battery Pack - Canon Battery Charger - Canon SLR Camera Multi-Compartment Gadget Bag with Pockets & Neck Strap - Canon Wide Camera Strap
  • Xtech Full Size 60-Inch Pro Series Camera Tripod with Case - 3pc. Lens Care & Cleaning Kit - Package of LCD Screen Protectors - Flexible Mini Table Tripod - HeroFiber Ultra Gentle Cleaning Cloth (the most effective way to clean all optical surfaces)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 1159C003/kit1
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 1159C003/kit1 Final Thoughts

"Seriously amazing."

Many more options than available to entry level models. Just what my wife needed for her travels. Thank you Amazon and thank you Canon! Great Pocket DSLR Camera package my kids love it! I would highly recommend this Canon 1159C003/kit1 and bundle.

Overall Score
4.5


(12 Points)

3. Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR Camera + EF-S 18-55mm Lens + 75-300mm III Zoom Lens + Bundled with Telephoto...

User Ratings: 52

Canon 1159C003/kit2 First Impressions

"Really great Pocket DSLR Camera!"

First off, I did purchase this because I needed it for a class. The body is well balanced when using the large Art series of lenses. The camera is highly capable and flexible. This camera just feels good in the hands. The LCD screen is easy to see on bright sunny days.

  • Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR Camera + EF-S 18-55mm Lens + 75-300mm III Zoom Lens + Bundled with Telephoto & Wide Lenses + Canon Case + Flash + ND & UV Filter Set + 48GB SD Memory + Tripod w/HeroFiber
  • This kit includes 23 items, all brand new in original packaging, all items are backed with Hot Deals Electronics 1 year 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Canon EOS Rebel T6 18MP CMOS Digital Camera with Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC, and Full HD 1080p Video (Body) - Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Zoom Lens - Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Telephoto Zoom Lens (international version - backed by Hot Deals Electronics 1 year guarantee)
  • High Definition Wide Angle & Telephoto Lens Set with Pouches - ND (Neutral Density) Filters ND2, ND4, ND8 & Case - 3pc Filter Set UV,CPL, FL-D & Case - 32 Gigabyte SDHC Memory Card, 16 Gigabyte SDHC Memory Card (total 48GB) - SD USB Memory Card Reader - 3 Slot Foldable Memory Card Case - SLR Slave Flash with Bracket
  • Canon LP-E10 Rechargeable Lithium ion Battery Pack - Canon Battery Charger - Canon SLR Camera Multi-Compartment Gadget Bag with Pockets & Neck Strap - Canon Wide Camera Strap
  • Xtech Full Size 60-Inch Pro Series Camera Tripod with Case - 3pc. Lens Care & Cleaning Kit - Package of LCD Screen Protectors - Flexible Mini Table Tripod - HeroFiber Ultra Gentle Cleaning Cloth (the most effective way to clean all optical surfaces)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 1159C003/kit2
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 1159C003/kit2 Final Thoughts

"The bundle is perfect."

Canon still services this camera. I don't feel like I ever need any other lenses. First off, I did purchase this because I needed it for a class. The body is well balanced when using the large Art series of lenses. I overall love this Canon 1159C003/kit2 and would recommend to others!

Overall Score
4.4


(9 Points)

4. Canon EOS Rebel T6 Digital SLR Camera (Body Only) Wi-Fi Enabled + 32GB SD Memory Card, Large Case, A...

Canon-Herofiber T6BODY/kit1 First Impressions

"Easy to carry."

These are a lot of megapixels. Again, slim margins for a lot of money. Servo is accurate enough to keep it on. Absolutely great Pocket DSLR Camera for the price. This is a fantastic Pocket DSLR Camera.

  • Canon EOS Rebel T6 Digital SLR Camera (Body Only) Wi-Fi Enabled + 32GB SD Memory Card, Large Case, Accessory Kit w/HeroFiber Ultra Gentle Cleaning Cloth for Canon T6 DSLR
  • This kit includes: Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR Camera Body, Canon LP-E10 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, Canon LC-E10 Battery Charger, Canon EOS Camera Strap, Body Cap, Interface Cable, 32 Gigabyte SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) Memory Card, SLR Camera Multi-Compartment Gadget Bag with Pockets & Neck Strap, 5pc. Deluxe Lens Care & Cleaning Kit, HeroFiber Ultra Gentle Cleaning Cloth & Basic Camera Instruction Manual, All items are backed with Hot Deals Electronics 1 year 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
  • 18.0 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) image sensor and high-performance DIGIC 4+ Image Processor for excellent speed and quality
  • ISO 100-6400 (expandable to H: 12800) for shooting from bright light to low light
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity provide easy sharing to compatible smart devices, select social media sites and the Canon Connect Station CS100 device
  • 9 point AF system (including one center cross‐type AF point) and AI Servo AF provide impressive autofocus performance with accurate results
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon-Herofiber T6BODY/kit1
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon-Herofiber T6BODY/kit1 Final Thoughts

"Extremely happy!"

Very good camera for the size. This is a great entry level camera. Servo is accurate enough to keep it on. This lens is a good complement to the existing ones I have. So overall the build quality is nice on the Canon-Herofiber T6BODY/kit1.

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

5. D610 w/50mm 1.8 Lens Battery Grip & Wi-fi Kit

Nikon 13550 First Impressions

"Plenty of features."

It feels wonderful and functions smoothly. I use it as a backup camera to my Canon 7D mark II. The Nikon 13550 has all the tech and features I was looking for in a camera. All around for the price, it was still worth it. He has waited years for this and it was everything he wanted and more!

  • D610 w/50mm 1.8 Lens Battery Grip & Wi-fi Kit
  • Kit contains D610 body NIKKOR AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1 8G mb-d14 battery grip WU-1b wireless mobile adapter
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon 13550
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon 13550 Final Thoughts

"Excellent size."

This is a great entry level camera. I received it and it works well with my other Nikon lenses. The pictures were clear and a came out great. Love the camera and accessories that came with this kit. Great Pocket DSLR Camera package my kids love it!

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

6. Nikon D3500 DSLR Camera with AF-P 18-55mm and 70-300mm Zoom Lenses Bundle with 64GB Card and Accesso...

User Ratings: 73 5

Nikon 3784240 First Impressions

"Great starter bundle."

I really love the features on this body. So pleased with all the features. Very good camera for the size. I would highly recommend this Nikon 3784240 and bundle. No focus peaking, even in live view.

  • Nikon D3500 DSLR Camera with AF-P 18-55mm and 70-300mm Zoom Lenses Bundle with 64GB Card and Accessories (7 Items)
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Nikon D3500 DX-Format DSLR Camera with AF-P 18-55mm VR and 70-300mm Lenses, Focus Digital Slave Flash, 55mm UV/CPL/ND Filter Kit, 55mm 2.2 Telephoto Lens, 55mm 0.43 Wide Angle Lens, SanDisk 64GB Ultra SD Card, Corel Deluxe Photo Software Kit, and Focus DSLR Accessory Kit
  • NIKON D3500: A great camera for beginners. Equipped with a 24.2MP DX APS-C CMOS image sensor that is 15 times larger than a smartphone, and Nikon’s signature EXPEED image processing system, you will have extremely high resolution photos.
  • PERFECT BUILD: Lightweight, comfortable, and balanced in its design, this camera sets you up for easy success. The 3” display gives you 921,000-dot resolution and a 170 viewing angle. This camera is completely compatible with Nikon’s SnapBridge App so that you camera and smartphone are in constant harmony
  • TWO LENS BUNDLE: The Nikon D3500 Camera comes paired with Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR and 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED Lenses. The 18-55mm is compact, lightweight, and extremely versatile, great for landscape, video, or wide-angle shots. The 70-300mm lens is a super telephoto lens designed to bring those hard to shoot, far away subjects closer to life.
  • Nikon Authorized Dealer – Includes USA Manufacturer’s Warranty
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon 3784240
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon 3784240 Final Thoughts

"On the Nikon 3784240."

Though I have nothing to complain about the Nikon 3784240. The read/write speed is seriously blazing fast. We love the Nikon 3784240, but let's talk about the accessories. Works great for my daughter and her film school. Some of the extra items are not useful.

Overall Score
4.5


(173 Points)

7. Canon EOS Rebel T5 18MP SLR Digital Camera and EF-S 18-55mm IS II Lens Kit Bundle with 64GB SDXC Mem...

User Ratings: 76

Canon E12CNDRT51855 First Impressions

"Photos are great."

This is an excellent camera for beginners. All around for the price, it was still worth it. Love the camera and accessories that came with this kit. It sucks up way more battery life than the D7100/D7200. I love the camera and the bundle is OK.

  • Canon EOS Rebel T5 18MP SLR Digital Camera and EF-S 18-55mm IS II Lens Kit Bundle with 64GB SDXC Memory and Accessories
  • CANON AUTHORIZED DEALER Includes Full USA Canon Warranty
  • CANON EOS Digital Rebel T5 18MP SLR Digital Camera & EF-S 18-55mm IS II Lens Kit
  • KIT INCLUDES: 64GB Class 10 UHS-1 SDXC Memory Card
  • 18 megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor with DIGIC 4 image processor - EF-S 18-55mm IS II standard zoom lens expands picture-taking possibilities - 3-inch LCD TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor for easy viewing and sharing - EOS 1080p full HD movie mode helps you capture brilliant results
  • Pro .43x Wide Angle Lens with Macro - Pro 2x Telephoto Lens Converter - 58mm UV, Polarizer & FLD Deluxe Filter Kit (Set of 3 + Carrying Case) - Bounce Zoom Slave Flash - DSLR Camera and Gadget Shoulder Bag - Wired Shutter Release Remote Control - 12" Rubberized Spider Tripod - Lens Cleaning Pen - Hi-Speed Memory Card Reader - Professional Blower Camera Dust Removal System - Beach Camera Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon E12CNDRT51855
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon E12CNDRT51855 Final Thoughts

"The bundle is perfect."

I compared features for months before deciding to go with this Pocket DSLR Camera. However on contacting Canon about it, they sent us a memory card. Many more options than available to entry level models. The Canon E12CNDRT51855 captured the action like a pro. Very versatile and swiftly configurable.

Overall Score
4.6


(31 Points)

8. Canon EOS Rebel T6i 24.2MP WiFi Enabled Digital SLR Camera + Canon EF-S 18-55mm is STM + Canon EF-S ...

User Ratings: 67 7

Canon Canon T6i First Impressions

"It is short though."

I use it with my one year old Canon lens. Though I have nothing to complain about the Canon Canon T6i. Some of the extra items are not useful. First off, I did purchase this because I needed it for a class. This camera just feels good in the hands.

  • Canon EOS Rebel T6i 24.2MP WiFi Enabled Digital SLR Camera + Canon EF-S 18-55mm is STM + Canon EF-S 55-250mm is STM + 2pc High Speed 32GB Memory Cards + UV Filter + Digital Flash
  • Canon EOS Rebel T6i 24.2MP WiFi Enabled Digital SLR Camera + Canon EF-S 18-55mm IS STM + Canon EF-S 55-250mm IS STM + This Camera Bundle Includes:
  • (1) 2 pieces 32GB Memory Cards (2) High Definition UV Filter (3) Deluxe Camera Case
  • (4) Commander Wireless Remote (5) Lens Dust Blower (6) 2 In 1 Lens Cleaning Pen (7) Commander High Speed Memory Card Reader (8) Cleaning Kit (9) Digital Flash
  • Product Highlights: (1) 24.2 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor (2) DIGIC 6 Image Processor (3) 3.0" 1.04m-dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen (4) Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps (5) 19-Pt. Cross-Type AF, Hybrid CMOS AF III
  • (6) Expanded ISO 25600, 5 fps Shooting (7) 7560-Pixel RGB+IR Metering Sensor (8) EOS Scene Analysis (9) Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon Canon T6i
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon Canon T6i Final Thoughts

"Fast saves."

Basically, when doing astro-photography. So pleased with all the features. This is an excellent camera for beginners. Nice Camera & very good value on accessory package. 5 years I've gotten to know this groundbreaking Pocket DSLR Camera well.

Overall Score
4.2


(40 Points)

9. Canon EOS 7D 18 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS UD Lens (discontinued by manuf...

User Ratings: 76 3

Canon 3814B016 First Impressions

"Now about this Camera."

Absolutely great Pocket DSLR Camera for the price. It has a great feel, not too heavy but still substantial. I received it and it works well with my other Canon lenses. So i bought this kit under a month ago and I'm in love with it. I've had the Canon 3814B016 for about two weeks now and it's been great!

  • Canon EOS 7D 18 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS UD Lens (discontinued by manufacturer)
  • 18.0-megapixel CMOS Sensor and Dual DIGIC 4 Image Processors for high image quality and speed
  • Kit includes 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS UD standard zoom lens
  • Advanced HD movie mode with manual exposure control and selectable frame rates
  • Intelligent Viewfinder with 100 percent field of view; 19-point, all cross-type AF system equipped with dual diagonal cross-type sensors
  • Capture images to CF Card Type I and II, UDMA-compliant CF cards (not included)
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 3814B016
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 3814B016 Final Thoughts

"It's loaded!"

I love the camera and the bundle is OK. We love the Canon 3814B016, but let's talk about the accessories. Great camera, great bundle and fast shipping. Absolutely great Pocket DSLR Camera for the price. It has a great feel, not too heavy but still substantial.

Overall Score
4.6


(713 Points)

10. Canon EOS 6D Mark II DSLR Camera (Body Only) (USA Warranty) + Canon BG-E21 Battery Grip + 2 Spare Ba...

Canon EOS 6D II Body First Impressions

"Outstanding buy!"

But I'd buy from Canon again, so they've got that going for them. I've had the Canon EOS 6D II Body for about two weeks now and it's been great! This Canon EOS 6D II Body takes absolutely beautiful images! It sucks up way more battery life than the D7100/D7200. They are simply great cameras now at a very attractive price point.

  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II DSLR Camera (Body Only) (USA Warranty) + Canon BG-E21 Battery Grip + 2 Spare Batteries + 32GB Extreme PRO Memory Card
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II DSLR Camera (Body Only) (USA Warranty) - 1897C002
  • Canon BG-E21 Battery Grip for EOS 6 Mark II (USA Warranty)
  • SanDisk 32GB Extreme PRO Memory Card, SD Card Reader, 2 Spare Batteries, True Modern Electronics Cleaning Cloth
  • Inside Camera Box: LP-E6N Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, LC-E6 Charger for LP-E6 Battery Pack, Eyecup Eb RF-3 Body Cap for Canon EOS Cameras, EW-EOS6DMKII Wide Neck Strap,1-Year Canon USA Warranty
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon EOS 6D II Body
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon EOS 6D II Body Final Thoughts

"Great lens!"

This is a great entry level camera. The Canon EOS 6D II Body captured the action like a pro. The difference is the excellent Canon lens. Again, slim margins for a lot of money. Though I have nothing to complain about the Canon EOS 6D II Body.

Overall Score
5.0


(8 Points)

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