Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Ruggedized DSLR Cameras

1. Sony a7R III Mirrorless Camera: 42.4MP Full Frame High Resolution Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Di...

User Ratings: 82 3

Sony First Impressions

"No dislikes."

I took a 3 hour workshop on how to use the camera and I am good to go. Took this camera on our family vacation to Utah national parks. I would highly recommend this Sony and bundle. 5 years I've gotten to know this groundbreaking Ruggedized DSLR Camera well. I've had the Sony for about two weeks now and it's been great!

  • Sony a7R III Mirrorless Camera: 42.4MP Full Frame High Resolution Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with LaCie Rugged SSD 1TB Solid State Drive
  • INCREDIBLE DETAIL: Shoot high speed subjects at up to 10fps with continuous, accurate AF/AE tracking
  • OPTIMAL LIGHT: A back illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor with gapless on chip lens collects more light. Operating Temperature: 32 to 104 degrees Fahrenheit / 0 to 40 degrees Celsius
  • Sprint through projects with a 1TB Portable SSD Drive that harnesses Seagate FireCuda NV Me speeds of up to 950MB/s for 4K footage
  • Tackle any terrain with extreme IP67-rated water resistance as well as dust, three-meter drop, and two-ton car crush resistance
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Sony Final Thoughts

"Pictures look good."

I mean, I still shoot film with my old F3 and FE and push film. This Sony is built tough. I use it with my one year old Sony lens. Basically, when doing astro-photography. My family pictures will be great from now on.

Overall Score
4.6


(145 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Ruggedized DSLR Cameras

2. Canon Rebel SL3 with 18-55mm Lens Black with LaCie Rugged SSD 500GB Solid State Drive

User Ratings: 84 1

Canon First Impressions

"The bundle is perfect."

It sucks up way more battery life than the D7100/D7200. The read/write speed is seriously blazing fast. But that's what this entry level camera is all about. Absolutely great Ruggedized DSLR Camera for the price. I got it at the best price for this kit.

  • Canon Rebel SL3 with 18-55mm Lens Black with LaCie Rugged SSD 500GB Solid State Drive
  • Lightest, smallest EOS DSLR camera*.
  • High image quality with 24. 1 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor.
  • Sprint through projects with a 500GB portable SSD Drive that harnesses Seagate FireCuda NV Me speeds of up to 950MB/s for 4K footage
  • Tackle any terrain with extreme IP67-rated water resistance as well as dust, three-meter drop, and two-ton car crush resistance
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon Final Thoughts

"Solid deal."

I've been more than happy with this Ruggedized DSLR Camera. First four pictures I took and they came out great! The colors of course are very good as expected, and here is a surprise. I finally decided I liked the features of the Canon line. Canon still services this camera.

Overall Score
4.7


(86 Points)

3. Sigma C41900 sd Quattro H 51 Digital SLR Camera with 3" LCD, Black

User Ratings: 64 16

Sigma C41900 First Impressions

"Very good deal!"

I love the camera and the bundle is OK. The LCD screen is easy to see on bright sunny days. Very good camera for the size. It's terrific and you won't go wrong. This Sigma C41900 takes absolutely beautiful images!

  • Sigma C41900 sd Quattro H 51 Digital SLR Camera with 3" LCD, Black
  • The sd Quattro is a highly unique APS-H sensor mirrorless camera designed with the Foveon Quattro sensor. This sensor is renowned for its incredible image quality and color fidelity and produces imagery comparable to that of a 51MP DSLR with a Bayer-pattern sensor
  • Its new physical design touts a two mode autofocus system, utilizing phase detection and contrast detection for optimal performance while a dust & splash proof magnesium alloy body make this system rugged and ideal for harsh conditions
  • While in “Auto”, a new 2.3MP viewfinder will toggle between the eye piece when the photographer raises the camera to their face and then toggle to the LCD screen as the photographer lowers the camera. The Super Fine detail mode takes full advantage of the Foveon sensor, capturing 7 different exposure in one click for the ultimate dynamic range (image can be extracted individually).
  • The Sigma sd Quattro is manufactured to use the Sigma Global Vision lenses, renowned for their super IQ and performance.
  • Larger APS-H sensor, Resolution equal to 51MP Bayer sensor on resolution testing, Designed to take advantage of SGV lenses with great IQ
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sigma C41900
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Sigma C41900 Final Thoughts

"The bundle is perfect."

It sucks up way more battery life than the D7100/D7200. I got it at the best price for this kit. The battery that does come with the camera lasts a long time. Sometimes I still wish I had purchased the 40D at a comparable price. I have not used the remote yet so I can't comment on that.

Overall Score
4.1


(15 Points)

4. Pentax K-30 Weather-Sealed 16MP CMOS Digital SLR Dual Lens Kit, 18-55mm and 50-200mm (White) (OLD MO...

Pentax K-30/W First Impressions

"Solid deal."

Very versatile and swiftly configurable. I have really enjoyed putting this lens through its paces. Very versatile and swiftly configurable. If you are a point and shoot person forget it here. Pentax still services this camera.

  • Pentax K-30 Weather-Sealed 16MP CMOS Digital SLR Dual Lens Kit, 18-55mm and 50-200mm (White) (OLD MODEL)
  • 16 Megapixel APS-C CMOS image sensor
  • Fully weather sealed through out the entire camera, not just the port and battery doors, for a rugged cold proof/weather proof SLR
  • Full 1080p HD video 30/25/34 FPS, features h.264 compression, flexible exposure controls and HDR finishing options.
  • ISO speeds to 25600 with minim noise
  • Low profile glass pent prism viewfinder achieves a 100% optical field of view
  • Batteries: 1 Nonstandard Battery batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Pentax K-30/W
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Pentax K-30/W Final Thoughts

"Excellent deal!"

Thank you Amazon and thank you Pentax! It has a very similar look to a high end smartphone screen. It has a great feel, not too heavy but still substantial. I use it with my one year old Pentax lens. The body is well balanced when using the large Art series of lenses.

Overall Score
5.0


(5 Points)

5. Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR Camera (Body Only). Kit Includes, W-E1 Wi-Fi Adapter, 2Pcs 32GB Commander ...

User Ratings: 82

Canon Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions

"Excellent ergonomics."

From my first few casual shots the results blew me away. I got it at the best price for this kit. So i bought this kit under a month ago and I'm in love with it. Some of the extra items are not useful. Many more options than available to entry level models.

  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR Camera (Body Only). Kit Includes, W-E1 Wi-Fi Adapter, 2Pcs 32GB Commander MemoryCar, Battery Grip, Extra Battery, Backpack Case, Grip Strap, Air Blower, Cleaning Kit
  • This Camera Saving Kit With 1 Year Warranty and Standard Manufacturer Supplied Accessories Bundle Includes:
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR Camera - 20.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor, Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors, 3.0" 1.04m-Dot Clear View II LCD Monitor, Full HD 1080p/60, Video & Movie Servo AF, Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Live View, 65-Point All Cross-Type Phase-Detect AF, Native ISO 16000, Extended to ISO 51200, 10 fps Shooting at Full Resolution, Built-In GPS Receiver - comes with W-E1 Wi-Fi Adapter
  • Battery Grip + Spare Battery - allows you to install two batteries to your camera to effectively double your shooting time. Furthermore, the grip can hold six AA batteries for emergency cases.
  • 2Pcs 32GB Commander Memory Cards + Air Blower + Lens Cap Keeper + Deluxe Starter Kit + Lens Pen Cleaner - Removes fingerprints, dust, and other debris that may compromise your image and it prevents your lens cap from ever getting lost again
  • Camera Backpack - holds and protects 2 SLR camera bodies, 3-4 lenses and additional smaller accessories. + Grip Strap - stabilizes your camera / camcorder while shooting / filming.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon Canon EOS 7D Mark II Final Thoughts

"THAT GRIP!"

It is worth the trade-off when doing astro-photography. All other cameras in this category are much more expensive. It is worth the trade-off when doing astro-photography. I use it with my one year old Canon lens. Canon still services this camera.

Overall Score
4.8


(10 Points)

6. Canon EOS Rebel T7 DSLR Camera + EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 is II + EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Lens + Telep...

User Ratings: 57

PHOTO4LESS Canon EOS Rebel T7 First Impressions

"Taking pictures!"

Very versatile and swiftly configurable. I use it with my one year old PHOTO4LESS lens. This PHOTO4LESS Canon EOS Rebel T7 is built tough. I use it with my one year old PHOTO4LESS lens. No focus peaking, even in live view.

  • Canon EOS Rebel T7 DSLR Camera + EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 is II + EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Lens + Telephoto 500mm f/8.0 T- Mount Lens (Long) + 64GB & 32GB Memory Card + Canon EOS Bag + Slave Flash + More
  • This Photo4Less Top Value Camera and Lens with USA Warranty and manufacturer's supplied Accessories Kit Includes:
  • Canon EOS Rebel T7 DSLR Camera - EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens - EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Lens - Telephoto 500mm f/8.0 T- Mount Lens (Long) - Canon EOS Shoulder Bag
  • Transcend 64GB UHS-I U1 SD Memory Card - Transcend 32GB UHS-I U1 SD Memory Card - Digital DSLR Auto Power Slave Flash - 57 Inch Camera/Video Tripod (Black) - Digital DSLR Auto Power Slave Flash - RS-60 Remote Switch for Canon
  • 3 Piece Filter Kit (UV-CPL-FLD) 58mm - T-Mount Adapter For Canon EOS - Hi-Speed SD USB Card Reader - LCD Screen Protectors (Clear) - Lens Cleaning Pen
  • 24.1MP APS-C CMOS Sensor - DIGIC 4+ Image Processor - 3.0" 920k-Dot LCD Monitor - Full HD 1080/30p Video Recording - 9-Point AF with Center Cross-Type Point - ISO 100-6400, Up to 3 fps Shooting - Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC - Scene Intelligent Auto Mode - Creative Filters and Creative Auto Modes
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The PHOTO4LESS Canon EOS Rebel T7
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

PHOTO4LESS Canon EOS Rebel T7 Final Thoughts

"On and on."

I use it as a backup camera to my Canon 7D mark II. The software also defaults to save your original pic. The body is well balanced when using the large Art series of lenses. This camera just feels good in the hands. Great Ruggedized DSLR Camera package my kids love it!

Overall Score
4.6


(7 Points)

7. 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 Ruggedized 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 Ruggedized DSLR Camera for the price. It has a great feel, not too heavy but still substantial.

Overall Score
4.6


(713 Points)

8. Canon Rebel SL3 with 18-55mm Lens, White

User Ratings: 84 1

Canon 3457C001 First Impressions

"Modeling, it's fine."

This lens is a good complement to the existing ones I have. Best price, fast delivery and good support in case something goes wrong. I take pictures of houses occasionally and this has worked really well. This Canon 3457C001 is built tough. I mean, I still shoot film with my old F3 and FE and push film.

  • Canon Rebel SL3 with 18-55mm Lens, White
  • Lightest, smallest EOS DSLR camera
  • High image quality with 24. 1 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor
  • Fast and accurate dual Pixel CMOS AF with eye detection AF
  • 4K video, 4K time lapse movie
  • Vary angle Touchscreen, 3. 0 Inch LCD, built in WiFi and Bluetooth technology with auto image transfer. , DIGIC 8 Image processor, is 100-25600. , optical Viewfinder with a 9 point AF system. , Easy operation. among current lineup, as of April 10, 2019. Compatible with iOS versions 10. 3/11. 4/12. 1, Android smartphone and tablet versions 4. 4/5. 0/5. 1/6. 0/7. 0/7. 1/8. 0/8. 1. Data charges may apply with the download of the free Canon camera connect app. This app helps enable you to upload images to social media services. Please note that image files may contain personally identifiable information that may implicate privacy laws. Canon disclaims and has No responsibility for your use of such images. Canon does not obtain, collect or use such images or any information included in such images through this app. compatible with select smartphone and tablet devices (Android version 5. 0 or later and the following iOS devices: iPhone 4S or later, iPad 3rd Gen. Or later, iPod touch 5th Gen. Or later) equipped with Bluetooth Version 4. 0 or later and the camera connect app Ver. 2. 4. 10. This application is not to operate on all listed devices, even if minimum requirements are met.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 3457C001
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 3457C001 Final Thoughts

"The camera is awesome."

Again, slim margins for a lot of money. Sometimes I still wish I had purchased the 40D at a comparable price. SD card that came with camera is fine. My family pictures will be great from now on. That little piece of glass produces some amazingly sharp pictures.

Overall Score
4.7


(86 Points)

9. Canon EOS Rebel T7i Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm is STM and EF-S 55-250mm is STM Lens (Black...

Canon 1894C002 First Impressions

"So far so good!"

I love the camera and the bundle is OK. I shot video of my 5 year old son riding his bike today. I am also a white balance and color nut. I overall love this Canon 1894C002 and would recommend to others! I overall love this Canon 1894C002 and would recommend to others!

  • Canon EOS Rebel T7i Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm is STM and EF-S 55-250mm is STM Lens (Black) 19PC Professional Bundle Package Deal –SanDisk 64gb SD Card + Professional Camera Bag + More
  • Wholesale Photo is a CANON AUTHORIZED DEALER - Founded in 1971. Includes FULL CANON 1 YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY.
  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor - DIGIC 7 Image Processor - 3.0" 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps -45-Point All Cross-Type Phase-Detect AF -Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Up to 6 fps Shooting and ISO 51200 - Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC, Bluetooth - HDR Movie and Time-Lapse Movie
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 1894C002
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 1894C002 Final Thoughts

"Now onto the bundle."

This is a great entry level camera. If you are a point and shoot person forget it here. Absolutely great Ruggedized DSLR Camera for the price. 5 years I've gotten to know this groundbreaking Ruggedized DSLR Camera well. So pleased with all the features.

Overall Score
5.0


(3 Points)

10. Olympus E30 12.3MP Digital SLR with Image Stabilization with 14-54mm f/2.8-3.5 II AF Zuiko Lens

Olympus E30 & 14-54mm II First Impressions

"Excellent product."

Again, slim margins for a lot of money. He has waited years for this and it was everything he wanted and more! I don't feel like I ever need any other lenses. Very versatile and swiftly configurable. The LCD screen is easy to see on bright sunny days.

  • Olympus E30 12.3MP Digital SLR with Image Stabilization with 14-54mm f/2.8-3.5 II AF Zuiko Lens
  • Autofocus Live View with Multiple Exposure shooting lets you create artistic effects in-camera
  • Six Art Filters instantly give your images a variety of creative looks
  • Features like Face Detection, Shadow Adjustment Technology and In-body Image Stabilization ensure clear, crisp images in any shooting situation
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Olympus E30 & 14-54mm II
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Olympus E30 & 14-54mm II Final Thoughts

"Doing its job."

I finally decided I liked the features of the Olympus line. This all with my Olympus E30 & 14-54mm II. Have used Olympus cameras all the way back to 35mm. Absolutely great Ruggedized DSLR Camera for the price. They are simply great cameras now at a very attractive price point.

Overall Score
5.0


(3 Points)

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