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. Canon EOS Rebel T5i Digital SLR Camera with Ef-s 18-55mm is STM + 75-300mm Lens

User Ratings: 66

Canon EOS Rebel T5i First Impressions

"Two is preferable."

Thank you Amazon and thank you Canon! So i bought this kit under a month ago and I'm in love with it. Sometimes I still wish I had purchased the 40D at a comparable price. That little piece of glass produces some amazingly sharp pictures. This all with my Canon EOS Rebel T5i.

  • Canon EOS Rebel T5i Digital SLR Camera with Ef-s 18-55mm is STM + 75-300mm Lens
  • 18 MP APS-C CMOS sensor
  • 5 FPS continuous shooting
  • 9 point AF system, all cross type
  • ISO 100-12800 (expandable to 25600)
  • 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps) and 720 (60, 50 fps) HD video (29min limit, H.264 format)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon EOS Rebel T5i
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon EOS Rebel T5i Final Thoughts

"For personal use."

But I'd buy from Canon again, so they've got that going for them. But that's what this entry level camera is all about. The battery that does come with the camera lasts a long time. Thank you Amazon and thank you Canon! I've had the Canon EOS Rebel T5i for about two weeks now and it's been great!

Overall Score
4.3


(9 Points)

6. Canon EOS 90D DSLR Digital SLR Camera Body Only 32.5-MP APS-C CMOS 4K Video with Deco Gear Deluxe Ga...

User Ratings: 88

Canon E4CNEOS90DBODY First Impressions

"LCD screen."

This is an excellent camera for beginners. I use it as a backup camera to my Canon 7D mark II. I compared features for months before deciding to go with this Pocket DSLR Camera. We love the Canon E4CNEOS90DBODY, but let's talk about the accessories. All other cameras in this category are much more expensive.

  • Canon EOS 90D DSLR Digital SLR Camera Body Only 32.5-MP APS-C CMOS 4K Video with Deco Gear Deluxe Gadget Bag Case Bundle + Microphone + Monopod + 64GB Memory Card & Kit Accessories
  • CANON Authorized Dealer Includes FULL CANON USA Warranty
  • 32.5 Megapixel CMOS(APS-C) Sensor | Latest generation DIGIC 8 Image Processor which achieves fast processing speed, responsiveness and the latest in photo and movie functionality | Dual Pixel CMOS AF in Live View with 5,481 manually selectable AF positions | Shoots 10fps with autofocus tracking and 11fps in Live View | Lightning-Quick Electronic shutter with a minimum of up to 1/16000th
  • 4K UHD up 30p and 1080p FHD up 120p video recording with no crop | Optical Viewfinder | 3.0-inch vari-angle touch screen LCD | Ideal for wildlife or sports photography where subjects are both quick and unpredictable | Extended battery life with up to 1300 shots (CIPA standard) which allows enthusiasts to shoot all day, unencumbered by battery limitations. | Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Technology
  • CAMERA INCLUDES: Canon EOS 90D DSLR Camera (Body Only) | Canon LP-E6N Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1865mAh) | Canon LC-E6 Charger for LP-E6 Battery Pack | Canon Eyecup Eb | Canon RF-3 Body Cap for Canon EOS Cameras | EC2 Wide Camera Strap
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Deco Gear Camera and Lenses Equipment Bag Travel Case (Medium) | Lexar Professional 633x 64GB UHS-1 Class 10 SDXC Memory Card | Deco Gear Mini Condenser Photography Microphone | Deco Photo 72" Photo Video Monopod Includes Case | 12" Compact Tripod | Lens Cap Keeper | LCD Screen Protectors | Card Reader | Card Case | Lens Blower | Microfiber Cloth | Corel Paint Shop Pro X9 Software
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon E4CNEOS90DBODY
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon E4CNEOS90DBODY Final Thoughts

"Great pictures!"

The pictures were clear and a came out great. So pleased with all the features. They are simply great cameras now at a very attractive price point. Just what my wife needed for her travels. This is a great entry level camera.

Overall Score
4.9


(12 Points)

7. Pentax K-70 24MP Full HD DLR Camera with SMCP-DA 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 ED AL DC WR Lens, Black - Bundle...

Pentax K-70 First Impressions

"An excellent camera."

I have already taken it on 3 vacations. But, others have covered its capabilities far better than I can. The difference is the excellent Pentax lens. Overall, very happy with the purchase. This is a fantastic Pocket DSLR Camera.

  • Pentax K-70 24MP Full HD DLR Camera with SMCP-DA 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 ED AL DC WR Lens, Black - Bundle with 16GB SDHC Card, Camera Bag, 62mm Filter Kit, Cleaning Kit, Memory Wallet, Software Package
  • Pentax K-70 24MP Full HD Digital SLR Camera - SMC DA 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 ED AL (IF) DC WR Lens (21977) - Li-Ion Battery D-Li109 - Battery Charger - AC Cord - Software - Strap - Eyecup FR - Hot Shoe Cover FK - SLR Body Mount Cover - Pentax 1 Year Limited Warranty - Bundle: - 16GB SDHC Card - Camera Bag - 62mm Filter Kit - Cleaning Kit - Memory Wallet - Corel PaintShop Pro X9; Corel VideoStudio 9; Corel AfterShot 2 Pro; AutoFx Mystical Ultimate Bundle Gen2; FileCenter Professional
  • 24.24 effective megapixel, APS-C AA filter-less CMOS sensor: The PENTAX K-70 features a state-of-the-art CMOS image sensor with approximately 24.24 effective megapixels to assure high-speed 14-bit image data readout. Combined with an AA-filter-free optical design, this image sensor delivers super-high-resolution images.
  • In-body "SR" shake reduction mechanism: The PENTAX K-70 features a state-of-the-art CMOS image sensor with approximately 24.24 effective megapixels to assure high-speed 14-bit image data readout. Combined with an AA-filter-free optical design, this image sensor delivers super-high-resolution images.
  • Pixel Shift Resolution with Motion Correction: The PENTAX K-70 features the latest super-resolution technology called Pixel Shift Resolution System, which captures four images of the same scene by shifting the image sensor by a single pixel for each image, then synthesizes them into a single composite image.
  • AA Filter Simulator: Moire reduction using "SR" unitA AA (anti-aliasing) filter simulator provides the same level of moire reduction as an optical AA filter. Unlike an optical AA filter, which always creates the identical result, this innovative simulator lets the user switch the AA filter effect on and off, and adjust the level of the effect
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Pentax K-70
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Pentax K-70 Final Thoughts

"Great item."

This all with my Pentax K-70. I've been more than happy with this Pocket DSLR Camera. I've been more than happy with this Pocket DSLR Camera. That little piece of glass produces some amazingly sharp pictures. This Pentax K-70 takes absolutely beautiful images!

Overall Score
5.0


(3 Points)

8. Canon EOS Rebel T6 SLR Camera w/ 18-55mm and 75-300mm Lens Kit + CS100 1TB Connect Station Storage H...

Canon 1159C008 Connect Station Bundle First Impressions

"What a great Pocket DSLR Camera!"

The battery that does come with the camera lasts a long time. The body is well balanced when using the large Art series of lenses. I am eventually going to get the battery grip for the body. If you are a point and shoot person forget it here. But, others have covered its capabilities far better than I can.

  • Canon EOS Rebel T6 SLR Camera w/ 18-55mm and 75-300mm Lens Kit + CS100 1TB Connect Station Storage Hub Bundle
  • Canon EOS Rebel T6 Camera Body
  • Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens
  • Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Lens
  • Canon Connect Station CS100 1TB Photo and Video Storage Hub with NFC and Wi-Fi
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 1159C008 Connect Station Bundle
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 1159C008 Connect Station Bundle Final Thoughts

"Easy to carry."

The colors of course are very good as expected, and here is a surprise. I compared features for months before deciding to go with this Pocket DSLR Camera. If you are a point and shoot person forget it here. This is a great entry level camera. The different modes are useful.

Overall Score
5.0


(5 Points)

9. Canon EOS Rebel T7i Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-135mm IS STM Lens + 64GB Extreme SDXC Memory UHS...

User Ratings: 67 9

Canon E12CNDRT7I18135 First Impressions

"Please keep it up."

I would highly recommend this Canon E12CNDRT7I18135 and bundle. But, others have covered its capabilities far better than I can. Have used Canon cameras all the way back to 35mm. This is a great entry level camera. The LCD screen is easy to see on bright sunny days.

  • Canon EOS Rebel T7i Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-135mm IS STM Lens + 64GB Extreme SDXC Memory UHS-I Card + Accessory Bundle
  • CANON AUTHORIZED DEALER - Includes Full CANON USA WARRANTY
  • Canon EOS Rebel T7i Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-135mm IS STM Lens
  • 24.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) Sensor - DIGIC 7 Image Processor, ISO 100-25600 - Built-in Wi-Fi, NFC, and Bluetooth
  • INCLUDED in the CAMERA BOX: EOS Rebel T7i Camera Body - EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens - Battery Pack LP-E17 - Battery Charger LC-E17 - Neck Strap EW-400D - Eyecup Ef
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Sandisk Ultra SDHC 32GB UHS Class 10 Memory Card, Up to 80MB/s Read Speed - Canon EOS DSLR Camera and Gadget Shoulder Bag 100ES - 0.43x Wide Angle Lens - 2x Telephoto Lens Converter - 67mm UV, Polarizer & FLD Deluxe Filter Kit (Set of 3 + Carrying Case) - Bounce Zoom Slave Flash - Wireless Shutter Release Remote Control - 12" Rubberized Spider Tripod - LCD/Lens Cleaning Pen - Memory Card Reader - Dust Removal Blower System - Beach Camera Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon E12CNDRT7I18135
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon E12CNDRT7I18135 Final Thoughts

"Perhaps I should have."

The LCD screen is easy to see on bright sunny days. The different modes are useful. The pictures were clear and a came out great. Works great for my daughter and her film school. This Canon E12CNDRT7I18135 is built tough.

Overall Score
4.3


(59 Points)

10. Pentax K-70 24MP DSLR with 18-55mm WR Lens and Extended Warranty w/Pentax HD DA 55-300mm f/4.5-6.3 E...

User Ratings: 74 4

Pentax First Impressions

"Loved that camera!"

They are simply great cameras now at a very attractive price point. Though I have nothing to complain about the Pentax . I would highly recommend this Pentax and bundle. The pictures were clear and a came out great. The camera is highly capable and flexible.

  • Pentax K-70 24MP DSLR with 18-55mm WR Lens and Extended Warranty w/Pentax HD DA 55-300mm f/4.5-6.3 ED PLM WR RE Lens
  • 24.24 effective Megapixel, APS C AA filter less CMOS sensor with Iso from 100 204800
  • Dustproof and weather resistant with In body “SR” shake reduction mechanism
  • Vari angle LCD monitor with night vision red light LCD display
  • Short minimum focusing distance of 095 meter PENTAX’s first K mount with electromagnetic diaphragm control system for a quiet sound operation during movie recording
  • Diaphragm blades: 9.Rear focus system and PLM (pulse motor), direct drive lead screw system for quite zoom a High speed AF Compact telephoto zoom lens thanks to its collapsible structure
  • Weather resistant construction ED lens elements for brilliant sharpness and saturated colors
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Pentax
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Pentax Final Thoughts

"Excellent experience!"

First four pictures I took and they came out great! Though I have nothing to complain about the Pentax . However, once I saw the images files I was hooked. This is an excellent camera for beginners. Just what my wife needed for her travels.

Overall Score
4.4


(144 Points)

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