Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Professional DSLR Cameras

1. Canon EOS Rebel T6 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 is II Lens + 58mm Wide Angle Lens ...

User Ratings: 82 3

Canon Canon T6 K1 First Impressions

"I received it on time."

But I'd buy from Canon again, so they've got that going for them. I got it at the best price for this kit. Very good camera for the size. Absolutely great Professional DSLR Camera for the price. The software also defaults to save your original pic.

  • Canon EOS Rebel T6 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 is II Lens + 58mm Wide Angle Lens + 2X Telephoto Lens + Flash + 48GB SD Memory Card + UV Filter Kit + Tripod + Full Accessory Bundle
  • This Photo4Less Top Value Camera And Lens With USA Warranty and manufacturer's supplied Accessories Kit includes:
  • Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR camera body -18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 is II lens - 58mm high definition wide angle lens & 58mm 2x professional telephoto lens
  • Transcend 32GB SDHC Class 10 Flash Memory Card - Transcend 16GB SDHC Class 10 Flash Memory Card - Photo4less DC59 Camera Case P4L-CCS-30 - Photo Video Quality Tripod
  • Digital DSLR auto power Slave flash - rs-60 remote switch for Canon - 3 piece UV filter kit (UV-cpl-fled) 58mm - high-speed SD USB card reader - 58mm ultraviolet UV protector filter - memory card wallet - LCD screen protectors (clear) - table top tripod - 3 piece cleaning kit - lens cap holder
  • 18MP APS-C CMOS sensor DIGIC 4+ Image processor 3.0" 920K-dot LCD monitor full HD 1080P video recording at 30 fps 9-point AF with center cross-type point extended is 12800, 3 fps shooting built-in Wi-Fi with NFC scene intelligent auto mode Basic+ and creative auto modes
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon Canon T6 K1
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon Canon T6 K1 Final Thoughts

"I received it on time."

The Canon Canon T6 K1 captured the action like a pro. Canon still services this camera. This is the best Professional DSLR Camera and I love it! The Canon Canon T6 K1 captured the action like a pro. The Canon Canon T6 K1 has all the tech and features I was looking for in a camera.

Overall Score
4.7


(1507 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Professional DSLR Cameras

2. Panasonic Lumix G7 4K Digital Camera, with Lumix G VARIO 14-42mm Mega O.I.S. Lens, 16 Megapixel Mirr...

User Ratings: 76 5

Panasonic DMC-G7KK First Impressions

"Lordy Lord!"

Some of the extra items are not useful. Everything was fine with the kit - great value! It is worth the trade-off when doing astro-photography. I love the camera and the bundle is OK. Great camera, great bundle and fast shipping.

  • Panasonic Lumix G7 4K Digital Camera, with Lumix G VARIO 14-42mm Mega O.I.S. Lens, 16 Megapixel Mirrorless Camera, 3-Inch LCD, DMC-G7KK (Black)
  • Professional photo & video : Performance: 16 megapixel micro four thirds sensor with no low pass filter to confidently capture sharp images with a high dynamic range and artifact free performance; WiFi: IEEE 802.11b/g/n, 2412 MHz 2462 MHz (1 11 ch), Wi Fi / WPA / WPA2, Infrastructure mode
  • 4K video Capture: 4K QFHD video recording (3840 x 2160) with three unique 4K ultra HD video pause and save 4K photo modes extracts individual high resolution Photos from 4K ultra HD video filmed at 30 frames per second to capture split second moments
  • Intuitive Controls: Easily control aperture and shutter settings with the front and rear dials while making White balance and ISO adjustments on the fly; Assign favorite settings to any of the six function buttons (six on body, five on menu)
  • High Resolution Viewfinder & LCD Display: High resolution (2,360K dot) OLED live view finder and rear touch Enabled 3 inch tilt/swivel LCD display (1,040 dot) are clear even in bright sunlight.Diagonal Angle of View:75°(W)~29°(T)
  • Connectivity & Ports : 3.5 millimeter external mic port, 2.5 millimeter remote port, USB 2.0 and micro HDMI Type D; Compatible with newer BUS Class UHS I/UHS II SDXC/SDHC SD cards capable of storing high resolution 4K videos
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic DMC-G7KK
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Panasonic DMC-G7KK Final Thoughts

"No known issues."

The extra batteries don't work all that well. It has a great feel, not too heavy but still substantial. No focus peaking, even in live view. I take pictures of houses occasionally and this has worked really well. I shot video of my 5 year old son riding his bike today.

Overall Score
4.5


(472 Points)

3. Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 is II Lens, EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Lens,...

User Ratings: 87 2

Canon 1159C008 First Impressions

"The bundle is perfect."

The difference is the excellent Canon lens. I am also a white balance and color nut. That little piece of glass produces some amazingly sharp pictures. The pictures were clear and a came out great. I love this camera a lot so far!

  • Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 is II Lens, EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Lens, 64GB, Along with Fibertique Cleaning Cloth, and Xpix Cleaning Kit and Deluxe Accessory Bundle
  • The T6 produces High quality images with pleasing colors right out of the box unlocking a new world of possibilities, helping you take photos you'll want to show off.
  • Equipped with an 18.0 Megapixel CMOS sensor and the DIGIC 4+ Image Processor for high speed, detail, and quality
  • Features built-in Wi-Fi and NFC technology for easy sharing and posting to social media
  • Includes Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens and EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Lens together with a variety of filters for optimal shooting in every situation
  • Accessory bundle contains an EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens, EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Lens, Deluxe shoulder bag, 2 X 32GB memory cards, 58mm 2.2x telephoto professional lens, Pro Series HD 58mm wide angle lens, 3 Piece 58mm filter kit (UV/FLD/CPL) digital ultraviolet filter, card reader/writer, wrist grip strap, Xpix 8pc. Cleaning Kit ,air dust blower, 2 in1 cleaning pen, universal manual flash, 57” tripod, fibertique cleaning cloth,
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 1159C008
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 1159C008 Final Thoughts

"Well done Canon!"

This all with my Canon 1159C008. 5 years I've gotten to know this groundbreaking Professional DSLR Camera well. The software also defaults to save your original pic. I've had the Canon 1159C008 for about two weeks now and it's been great! Works great for my daughter and her film school.

Overall Score
4.7


(408 Points)

4. Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm is Lens Bundle + Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Lens + 32...

User Ratings: 83 2

Canon 1159C003 First Impressions

"Plenty of features."

All other cameras in this category are much more expensive. The battery that does come with the camera lasts a long time. I use it as a backup camera to my Canon 7D mark II. No focus peaking, even in live view. This is an excellent camera for beginners.

  • Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm is Lens Bundle + Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Lens + 32GB Memory + Filters + Monopod + Spider Tripod + Professional Bundle
  • This Canon Camera Bundle comes with Manufacturer Supplied Accessories and One Year Seller Warranty.
  • Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR Camera - 18MP APS-C CMOS Sensor - DIGIC 4+ Image Processor - 3.0" 920k-Dot LCD Monitor - Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps - 9-Point AF with Center Cross-Type Point - Extended ISO 12800, 3 fps Shooting - Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC - Scene Intelligent Auto Mode - Basic+ and Creative Auto Modes
  • Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens is a sleek and flexible option for everyday shooting. Spanning a 28.8-88mm equivalent focal length range, this lens covers wide-angle to portrait-length perspectives + Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Lens
  • SanDisk 32GB SDHC Memory Cards, Camera Shoulder Case, High Definition UV Filters, High Definition Macro Close Ups, High Speed USB Card Reader
  • The bundle also includes many high quality accessories like HD filter kit, Monopod, Flexible spider tripod, Extra Replaceable Battery and more.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 1159C003
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 1159C003 Final Thoughts

"Much fantastic."

I take pictures of houses occasionally and this has worked really well. I don't feel like I ever need any other lenses. Best price, fast delivery and good support in case something goes wrong. This lens is a good complement to the existing ones I have. The read/write speed is seriously blazing fast.

Overall Score
4.7


(358 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling Professional DSLR Cameras

5. Canon EOS Rebel T6 Digital SLR Camera + Canon 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens & EF 75-300mm f/4-5....

User Ratings: 84 2

Canon Canon T6 K2 First Impressions

"Loved that camera!"

He has waited years for this and it was everything he wanted and more! I take pictures of houses occasionally and this has worked really well. Thank you Amazon and thank you Canon! Again, slim margins for a lot of money. Have used Canon cameras all the way back to 35mm.

  • Canon EOS Rebel T6 Digital SLR Camera + Canon 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens & EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Lens + Wide Angle Lens + 58mm 2x Lens + Slave Flash + 64GB Memory Card + Wired Remote + Bundle
  • This Top Value Kit With USA Warranty Includes: Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR Camera Body - Canon Zoom Wide Angle-Normal EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Autofocus Lens - Canon Zoom Telephoto EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 III Autofocus Lens
  • 58mm High Definition Wide Angle Lens - 58mm 2x Professional Telephoto Lens - Transcend 32GB SDHC Class 10 Flash Memory Card - Transcend 32GB SDHC Class 10 Flash Memory Card
  • Photo4less DC59 Camera Case P4L-CCS-30 - Photo Video Quality Tripod - Digital DSLR Auto Power Slave Flash - RS-60 Wired Remote Switch for Canon - 3 Piece Filter Kit (UV-CPL-FLD) 58mm - Hi-Speed SD USB Card Reader - 58mm Ultraviolet UV Protector Filter - Tri -Fold Memory Card Wallet - LCD Screen Protectors (Clear) - Camera & Lens 3 Piece Cleaning Kit - Table Top Tripod
  • 18MP APS-C CMOS Sensor - DIGIC 4+ Image Processor - 3.0" 920k-Dot LCD Monitor - Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps 9-Point - AF with Center Cross-Type Point Extended ISO 12800, 3 fps Shooting - Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC - Scene Intelligent Auto Mode - Basic+ and Creative Auto Modes
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity to share pictures to social media
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon Canon T6 K2
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon Canon T6 K2 Final Thoughts

"Modeling, it's fine."

The battery that does come with the camera lasts a long time. This Canon Canon T6 K2 is built tough. It is worth the trade-off when doing astro-photography. This is the best Professional DSLR Camera and I love it! Some of the extra items are not useful.

Overall Score
4.7


(335 Points)

6. Nikon D810 FX-format Digital SLR w/ 24-120mm f/4G ED VR Lens

User Ratings: 78 7

Nikon 1556 First Impressions

"So far so good!"

I love this camera a lot so far! It has a very similar look to a high end smartphone screen. I really love the features on this body. However, once I saw the images files I was hooked. The Nikon 1556 captured the action like a pro.

  • Nikon D810 FX-format Digital SLR w/ 24-120mm f/4G ED VR Lens
  • 36.3 MP FX format CMOS sensor without an Optical Low Pass Filter (OLPF)
  • 30 percent faster EXPEED 4 image processing engine
  • 51 point AF system and 3D Color Matrix metering III with a 91,000 pixel RGB sensor
  • ISO 64-12,800 expandable to 51,200
  • Featuring a new RAW Small Size option, which produces 16MP images with much smaller file sizes
  • Professional video and audio capabilities
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon 1556
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon 1556 Final Thoughts

"Greats products!"

I shot video of my 5 year old son riding his bike today. The extra batteries don't work all that well. The Nikon 1556 has all the tech and features I was looking for in a camera. Thank you Amazon and thank you Nikon! That little piece of glass produces some amazingly sharp pictures.

Overall Score
4.5


(325 Points)

7. Nikon D810 FX-format Digital SLR Camera Body

User Ratings: 78 7

Nikon 1542 First Impressions

"So far so great."

Works great for my daughter and her film school. The body is well balanced when using the large Art series of lenses. SD card that came with camera is fine. I can see using this for years before I would feel the need to upgrade. This camera just feels good in the hands.

  • Nikon D810 FX-format Digital SLR Camera Body
  • 36.3 MP FX format CMOS sensor without an Optical Low Pass Filter (OLPF)
  • 30 Percent faster EXPEED 4 image processing engine. Shutter Speed: 1/8000 to 30 sec
  • 51point AF system and 3D Color Matrix metering III with a 91,000 pixel RGB sensor
  • ISO 6412,800 expandable to 51,200
  • Featuring a new RAW Small Size option, which produces 16MP images with much smaller file sizes
  • Professional video and audio capabilities
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon 1542
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon 1542 Final Thoughts

"Solid deal."

They are simply great cameras now at a very attractive price point. 5 years I've gotten to know this groundbreaking Professional DSLR Camera well. The body is well balanced when using the large Art series of lenses. I've had the Nikon 1542 for about two weeks now and it's been great! Camera, batteries and memory cards all top notch.

Overall Score
4.5


(325 Points)

8. 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 Professional 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)

9. 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)

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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