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)

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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. Canon EOS 250D (Rebel SL3) DSLR Camera with 18-55mm DC III Lens & Starter Accessory Bundle – Inclu...

User Ratings: 66

Canon 3454C003 First Impressions

"It is short though."

I am also a white balance and color nut. Canon still services this camera. But that's what this entry level camera is all about. I am eventually going to get the battery grip for the body. Great camera, great bundle and fast shipping.

  • Canon EOS 250D (Rebel SL3) DSLR Camera with 18-55mm DC III Lens & Starter Accessory Bundle – Includes: Free Promotional SanDisk Ultra 64GB SDXC Memory Card & Extended Life Spare Battery
  • 24.1MP APS-C CMOS Sensor; DIGIC 8 Image Processor
  • 3.0" 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen; ISO 100-25600
  • UHD 4K24p Video and 4K Time-Lapse Movie; 9-Point AF System
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF; Up to 5 fps Shooting
  • Built-In Wi-Fi and Bluetooth; EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 DC III Lens
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 3454C003
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 3454C003 Final Thoughts

"Really love my Canon 3454C003!"

This is a fantastic Pocket DSLR Camera. Have used Canon cameras all the way back to 35mm. The read/write speed is seriously blazing fast. This Canon 3454C003 is built tough. He has waited years for this and it was everything he wanted and more!

Overall Score
4.5


(7 Points)

6. Nikon D5300 Digital SLR Camera Dual Lens Kit

User Ratings: 78 3

Nikon 1579B First Impressions

"And landscape."

This is an excellent camera for beginners. From my first few casual shots the results blew me away. I don't feel like I ever need any other lenses. I shot video of my 5 year old son riding his bike today. I shot video of my 5 year old son riding his bike today.

  • Nikon D5300 Digital SLR Camera Dual Lens Kit
  • AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens
  • AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED Lens
  • EN-EL14A Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery
  • MH-24 Quick Charger
  • EG-CP16 Nikon Audio/Video Cable
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon 1579B
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon 1579B Final Thoughts

"You guys rock!"

All other cameras in this category are much more expensive. The different modes are useful. The software also defaults to save your original pic. The different modes are useful. It feels wonderful and functions smoothly.

Overall Score
4.6


(491 Points)

7. Canon EOS 77D Camera, EF-S 18-55 is STM Lens, 3 Ritz Gear 32GB U3 Memory, Microphone, Camera Bag, 60...

User Ratings: 71

Canon 77d First Impressions

"It works very well."

Sometimes I still wish I had purchased the 40D at a comparable price. 5 years I've gotten to know this groundbreaking Pocket DSLR Camera well. I love all the accessories included with my new Canon 77d camera. This is the best Pocket DSLR Camera and I love it! Nice Camera & very good value on accessory package.

  • Canon EOS 77D Camera, EF-S 18-55 is STM Lens, 3 Ritz Gear 32GB U3 Memory, Microphone, Camera Bag, 60" Tripod, Monopod and Accessory Bundle
  • Canon EOS 77D Camera with 18-55mm Lens With all Canon Accessories + Full USA Warranties PREMIUM RITZ CAMERA BUNDLE INCLUDING
  • Ritz Gear 60" Tripod, Ritz Gear 32GB Extreme Pro SD Card, Wired Remote for Canon Cameras
  • Canon 100ES Compact Gadget Bag, VidPro USB SD Card Reader, Ritz Gear Camcorder Microphone and XIT 72" Monopod
  • FEATURING a 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor and DIGIC 7 image processor, the 77D is capable of producing high-resolution imagery with notable clarity and minimal noise.
  • FULL HD 1080p Video Recording, 45-Point All Cross-Type AF and Dual Pixel CMOS AF Systems, Body Design and Built-In Wi-Fi, NFC and bluetooth. Also features a top LCD and Rear Quick Control Dial.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 77d
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 77d Final Thoughts

"Loved that camera!"

Though I have nothing to complain about the Canon 77d. The LCD screen is easy to see on bright sunny days. And because it is older, you can get it cheaper. This all with my Canon 77d. And because it is older, you can get it cheaper.

Overall Score
4.4


(21 Points)

8. Nikon Z6 Mirrorless Camera Body FX-Format Full-Frame 4K Ultra HD with NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S Lens Ki...

User Ratings: 44 28

Nikon E23NKZ62470 First Impressions

"This was my choice."

This camera has paid for itself 20 times over and it keeps on giving! From my first few casual shots the results blew me away. This, in my opinion is a great camera to start learning on. I shot video of my 5 year old son riding his bike today. I received it and it works well with my other Nikon lenses.

  • Nikon Z6 Mirrorless Camera Body FX-Format Full-Frame 4K Ultra HD with NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S Lens Kit and Deco Gear Travel Gadget Bag Case with Extra Battery & Accessory Kit Editing Software Bundle
  • NIKON AUTHORIZED DEALER - Includes Full NIKON USA WARRANTY
  • 24.5MP FX-Format BSI CMOS Sensor | EXPEED 6 Image Processing Engine | 12 FPS at full resolution in Hi+ mode (12-bit RAW or JPEG) | 100–51,200 ISO (Expandable to 204,800) | 273-Point on-sensor phase detect AF system
  • 4K ULTRA HD Video 3840x2160 at 30/25/24p | Capture cinematic 16:9 4K UHD/30p video in full-frame | 8K time-lapse; 120/1080P slow motion | N-Log & 10-Bit HDMI Out | Powerful in-body 5-axis VR image stabilization | Maximum low-light capability
  • CAMERA INCLUDES: Nikon Z6 FX-Format Mirrorless Camera Body | NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S Lens | EN-EL15b Rechargeable Li-ion Battery | MH-25a Battery Charger | UC-E24 USB Cable | HDMI/USB Cable Clip | BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cap | AN-DC19 Camera Strap | BF-N1 Body Cap | DK-29 Rubber Eyecup | LC-72B Snap-On Front Lens Cap | LF-N1 Rear Lens Cap | HB-85 Bayonet Lens Hood | CL-C1 Lens Case | Nikon USA Authorized Dealer Warranty
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Deco Gear Camera Gadget Bag Travel Case (Medium) | Replacement Battery for EN-EL15b | Corel Paint Shop Pro X9 Software | Rechargeable LED Photo Video Light | Deco Photo 72" Monopod Includes Case | 72mm UV, Polarizer & FLD Filter Kit + Carry Case | 72mm Multicoated 6 Piece Filter Set + Pouch | 12" Tripod | Cap Keeper | LCD Screen Protectors | Deco Photo Photography Accessory Kit: Carry Case, Lens Blower, Lens Pen, Sensor Brush, Lens Tissue, Microfiber Cloth
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon E23NKZ62470
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon E23NKZ62470 Final Thoughts

"I do love the camera."

The body is well balanced when using the large Art series of lenses. Took this camera on our family vacation to Utah national parks. It is worth the trade-off when doing astro-photography. I got it at the best price for this kit. But I'd buy from Nikon again, so they've got that going for them.

Overall Score
3.5


(12 Points)

9. Nikon D850 Full Frame FX-Format Digital SLR Camera Body Holiday Bundle with 64GB SD Card and Accesso...

User Ratings: 69 31

Nikon 1585_K3 First Impressions

"So far so good!"

I really love the features on this body. However on contacting Nikon about it, they sent us a memory card. I overall love this Nikon 1585_K3 and would recommend to others! So i bought this kit under a month ago and I'm in love with it. Works great for my daughter and her film school.

  • Nikon D850 Full Frame FX-Format Digital SLR Camera Body Holiday Bundle with 64GB SD Card and Accessories (5 Items)
  • FOCUS CAMERA BUNDLE INCLUDES: Nikon D850 DSLR Camera (Body Only) with SanDisk Ultra 64GB SD Card, Vanguard Havana 21 DSLR Shoulder Gadget Bag, Corel Deluxe Premium Photo Software Kit with New Photo Mirage and Dolica AX620B 62-Inch Proline Tripod and Ball Head. INCLUDED IN THE CAMERA BOX: Nikon EN-EL15a Rechargeable Battery, Nikon MH-25A Battery Charger, Nikon Cable, Nikon Camera Strap, Nikon Body Cap and Eyepiece, Limited 1-Year Warranty.
  • NIKON D850: The Nikon D850 is an amazing DSLR camera that is capable of shooting up to 45.7 megapixels at a high rate of speed, making it an ideal solution for high-end enthusiasts and professionals in every category
  • BSI FULL-FRAME SENSOR: At the heart of the D850 is a back-side illuminated (BSI) FX-format full-frame CMOS image sensor with 45.7 megapixels and no optical low-pass filter. It achieves extraordinary image quality, enhanced light gathering efficiency, faster data readout and truer color
  • RECORDING: Multimedia content creators rejoice. You are now free to record 16:9 4K Ultra HD (3840x2160) in full frame glory using the total width and resolution of the D850's back-side illuminated (BSI) CMOS sensor
  • NIKON AUTHORIZED DEALER: Includes USA Manufacturer’s Warranty
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon 1585_K3
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon 1585_K3 Final Thoughts

"Lenses are everything."

We love the Nikon 1585_K3, but let's talk about the accessories. I am eventually going to get the battery grip for the body. Thank you Amazon and thank you Nikon! The pictures were clear and a came out great. The Nikon 1585_K3 captured the action like a pro.

Overall Score
3.8


(4 Points)

10. Sony Alpha DSLRA500L 12.3MP Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens

User Ratings: 73

Sony DSLRA500L First Impressions

"I do love the camera."

This lens is a good complement to the existing ones I have. But that's what this entry level camera is all about. Thank you Amazon and thank you Sony! The body is well balanced when using the large Art series of lenses. All other cameras in this category are much more expensive.

  • Sony Alpha DSLRA500L 12.3MP Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens
  • 12.3-megapixel resolution for incredible detail; new Sony Exmor CMOS image sensor
  • Included 18-55mm lens covers everything from wide angle to midrange telephoto shots, features Smooth Autofocus Motor (SAM) for silent operation
  • Quick Auto Focus Live View for composing shots in the LCD monitor; Manual Focus Check Live View enables critical focus in macro and tripod shooting
  • Auto HDR (High Dynamic Range) captures more scene contrast than a single exposure can handle by combining two exposures into one shot
  • Dual media slots for Memory Stick PRO Duo/Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo and SD/SDHC media (sold separately)
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony DSLRA500L
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Sony DSLRA500L Final Thoughts

"Auto focus great."

So overall the build quality is nice on the Sony DSLRA500L. From my first few casual shots the results blew me away. I took a 3 hour workshop on how to use the camera and I am good to go. I've had the Sony DSLRA500L for about two weeks now and it's been great! Have used Sony cameras all the way back to 35mm.

Overall Score
4.7


(7 Points)

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