Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Ruggedized DSLR Cameras

1. Sony Ruggedized DSLR Camera

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 Ruggedized DSLR Camera

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 Ruggedized DSLR Camera

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/W Ruggedized DSLR Camera

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)

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