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 Rebel T7 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens Kit and Carrying Case, Creative Filters, Cleaning Kit, ...

User Ratings: 80

Canon 2727C002 First Impressions

"The Canon 2727C002 delivered."

I got it at the best price for this kit. This all with my Canon 2727C002. Great Ruggedized DSLR Camera package my kids love it! This lens is a good complement to the existing ones I have. But, others have covered its capabilities far better than I can.

  • Canon Rebel T7 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens Kit and Carrying Case, Creative Filters, Cleaning Kit, and More
  • BUY NOW AND SAVE: Hands Down The Most Affordable Entry Level DSLR on the market! The Rebel T7 has most of the features of the T7i but at nearly half the price!
  • ADVANCED CAMERA FEATURES, ENTRY LEVEL PRICES: 24.1MP APS-C CMOS Sensor, 3.0" 920k-Dot LCD Monitor, Digic 4+ Image Processor, Full HD 30p and more.
  • UPGRADED VIDEO QUALITY: Full HD video recording and an on-board feature guide help you capture eye-catching photos and video. Breathtaking Full HD quality and a variety of recording sizes and frame rates, including 30p for a natural look.
  • UNLEASH YOUR CREATIVITY: Ideal for mobile device users wanting to take the next step with their photography, the EOS Rebel T7 camera combines fantastic features with easy-to-use operation for high-quality images you'll be proud to share.
  • INCLUDED WITH YOUR PURCHASE: Canon Rebel T7, 18-55mm DCIII Lens, Canon Neck Strap, Battery, Battery Charger, Cleaning Cloth, Camera Bag, Eyepiece, Body Cap, and UV Protective Filter, CPL and FLD Filters!
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 2727C002
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 2727C002 Final Thoughts

"On and on."

I have already taken it on 3 vacations. But, others have covered its capabilities far better than I can. I can see using this for years before I would feel the need to upgrade. The camera is highly capable and flexible. Works great for my daughter and her film school.

Overall Score
4.8


(27 Points)

6. Canon EOS Rebel T7i EF-S 18-55 is STM Camera Kit, EF 75-300mm III, Lexar 633x U3 64GB, XIT Wide Angl...

User Ratings: 74

Canon 1894C002 + 6473A003 Ritz Camera Kit First Impressions

"Now onto the bundle."

I shot video of my 5 year old son riding his bike today. This Canon 1894C002 + 6473A003 Ritz Camera Kit is built tough. Sometimes I still wish I had purchased the 40D at a comparable price. It's terrific and you won't go wrong. I finally decided I liked the features of the Canon line.

  • Canon EOS Rebel T7i EF-S 18-55 is STM Camera Kit, EF 75-300mm III, Lexar 633x U3 64GB, XIT Wide Angle, Telephoto Lens, Ritz Gear 57" Tripod and Accessory Bundle
  • Canon EOS REBEL T7i EF-S 18-55 IS STM Kit, EF 75-300mm III With all Canon Accessories + Full USA Warranties PREMIUM RITZ CAMERA BUNDLE INCLUDING:
  • 64GB Memory Card, Vidpro Card Reader / Writer, 58mm 2.2x Telephoto & 58mm 0.43 Wide Angle Lens Attachment
  • 57" Tripod, Canon SLR Camera Bag, Polaroid Lens Cap Keeper, 8" Aluminum Tripod,
  • Ritz Gear Camcorder Microphone, Memory Card Reader, Wireless Shutter Release and Ritz Cleaning Kit
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 1894C002 + 6473A003 Ritz Camera Kit
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 1894C002 + 6473A003 Ritz Camera Kit Final Thoughts

"Solid deal."

Just buy this, you will not regret it. I compared features for months before deciding to go with this Ruggedized DSLR Camera. Though I have nothing to complain about the Canon 1894C002 + 6473A003 Ritz Camera Kit. Nice Camera & very good value on accessory package. Great camera, great bundle and fast shipping.

Overall Score
4.6


(41 Points)

7. Canon EOS Rebel T7 DSLR Camera Travel Bundle with 58mm 2X Professional Telephoto & 58mm Wide Angle L...

User Ratings: 89 2

Canon t7 First Impressions

"Taking pictures!"

However, once I saw the images files I was hooked. I love this camera a lot so far! Very versatile and swiftly configurable. I took a 3 hour workshop on how to use the camera and I am good to go. So i bought this kit under a month ago and I'm in love with it.

  • Canon EOS Rebel T7 DSLR Camera Travel Bundle with 58mm 2X Professional Telephoto & 58mm Wide Angle Lenses + Lexar 128GB + Compact Monopod + Table Tripod+ Filter Kit (UV,CPL, ND8) + Camera Bag + More
  • This Canon EOS Rebel T7 DSLR Kit comes complete with all manufacturer supplied accessories and a 1-year USA warranty
  • Canon EOS Rebel T7 DSLR Camera: A compact, sleek DSLR featuring an 24.1MP APS-C CMOS sensor and a DIGIC 4+ image processor. Combined, these two technologies avail rich image quality with reduced noise, along with a native sensitivity range of ISO 100-6400 that can be further expanded to ISO 12800 to suit working in low and difficult lighting conditions. The sensor and processor enables a continuous shooting at 3 fps for photographing moving subjects, as well as recording Full HD 1080p/30 video.
  • Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II: Compact, lightweight, and versatile, the lens from Canon is a standard zoom offering a 28.8-88mm equivalent focal length range. An Optical Image Stabilizer helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake by up to four shutter speed stops to better enable working in low-light conditions and with slower shutter speeds.
  • Ritz Camera Premium Bundle Includes: Canon EOS T7 Rebel Digital Camera, Two Lexar Professional 633x 64GB U3 SDHC Video Memory Cards, Ritz Gear 60-inch Monopod, Ritz Gear Camera Bag, Vivitar 3-Piece 58mm Digital Camera Filters, Ritz Gear LPE10 Battery,
  • Vivitar 58mm 2.2x Telephoto Lens Attachment, Vivitar 58mm Wide Lens Telephoto Lens Attachment, Ritz Gear Tabletop Tripod (Red), Ritz 5-Piece Deluxe Cleaning Kit, Ritz Gear Card Reader, Polaroid Universal Screen Protectors and Lens Cap Keeper
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon t7
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon t7 Final Thoughts

"No dislikes."

The LCD screen is easy to see on bright sunny days. I am eventually going to get the battery grip for the body. No focus peaking, even in live view. All around for the price, it was still worth it. Works great for my daughter and her film school.

Overall Score
4.8


(130 Points)

8. Canon EOS Rebel T6i 24.2MP WiFi Enabled Digital SLR Camera + Canon EF-S 18-55mm is STM + Canon EF-S ...

User Ratings: 67 7

Canon Canon T6i First Impressions

"It is short though."

I use it with my one year old Canon lens. Though I have nothing to complain about the Canon Canon T6i. Some of the extra items are not useful. First off, I did purchase this because I needed it for a class. This camera just feels good in the hands.

  • Canon EOS Rebel T6i 24.2MP WiFi Enabled Digital SLR Camera + Canon EF-S 18-55mm is STM + Canon EF-S 55-250mm is STM + 2pc High Speed 32GB Memory Cards + UV Filter + Digital Flash
  • Canon EOS Rebel T6i 24.2MP WiFi Enabled Digital SLR Camera + Canon EF-S 18-55mm IS STM + Canon EF-S 55-250mm IS STM + This Camera Bundle Includes:
  • (1) 2 pieces 32GB Memory Cards (2) High Definition UV Filter (3) Deluxe Camera Case
  • (4) Commander Wireless Remote (5) Lens Dust Blower (6) 2 In 1 Lens Cleaning Pen (7) Commander High Speed Memory Card Reader (8) Cleaning Kit (9) Digital Flash
  • Product Highlights: (1) 24.2 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor (2) DIGIC 6 Image Processor (3) 3.0" 1.04m-dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen (4) Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps (5) 19-Pt. Cross-Type AF, Hybrid CMOS AF III
  • (6) Expanded ISO 25600, 5 fps Shooting (7) 7560-Pixel RGB+IR Metering Sensor (8) EOS Scene Analysis (9) Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon Canon T6i
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon Canon T6i Final Thoughts

"Fast saves."

Basically, when doing astro-photography. So pleased with all the features. This is an excellent camera for beginners. Nice Camera & very good value on accessory package. 5 years I've gotten to know this groundbreaking Ruggedized DSLR Camera well.

Overall Score
4.2


(40 Points)

9. Canon EOS REBEL T7i Video Creator Kit

User Ratings: 86 2

Canon 1894C021 First Impressions

"So far so good!"

The read/write speed is seriously blazing fast. This lens is a good complement to the existing ones I have. The Canon 1894C021 captured the action like a pro. Canon still services this camera. I've been more than happy with this Ruggedized DSLR Camera.

  • Canon EOS REBEL T7i Video Creator Kit
  • Optical Viewfinder with a 45 point All Cross type AF System
  • Fast & Accurate Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Phase detection
  • 24.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) Sensor
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 1894C021
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 1894C021 Final Thoughts

"Great purchase!"

From my first few casual shots the results blew me away. I've had the Canon 1894C021 for about two weeks now and it's been great! First four pictures I took and they came out great! Just what my wife needed for her travels. I would highly recommend this Canon 1894C021 and bundle.

Overall Score
4.8


(371 Points)

10. Canon EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR Camera (Body Only) + Deal-Expo Accessories Bundle

Deal-Expo CNA7IIDBB3 First Impressions

"Learn manual focus."

Very good camera for the size. From my first few casual shots the results blew me away. I take pictures of houses occasionally and this has worked really well. I received it and it works well with my other Deal-Expo lenses. However on contacting Deal-Expo about it, they sent us a memory card.

  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR Camera (Body Only) + Deal-Expo Accessories Bundle
  • Bundle Includes : EOS 7D Mark II DSLR Camera Body 20.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor ( Camera Box Includes : Battery, Charger & All Manufacture Accessories ) + Camera Gadget Bag + Sturdy Flexible Spider Tripod + Wireless Remote Shutter Release + Wrist Strap + Mini HDMI Cable + Be-Pro Heavy Duty Photography L Bracket with 2 Flash Shoe Mounts + Dust Blower + Brush Pen +
  • 3.0" 1.04m-Dot Clear View II LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p/60 Video & Movie Servo AF
  • Built-In GPS Receiver & Digital Compass
  • Native ISO 16000, Extended to ISO 51200
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Deal-Expo CNA7IIDBB3
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Deal-Expo CNA7IIDBB3 Final Thoughts

"Excellent deal!"

Took this camera on our family vacation to Utah national parks. So pleased with all the features. I compared features for months before deciding to go with this Ruggedized DSLR Camera. I really love the features on this body. This camera has paid for itself 20 times over and it keeps on giving!

Overall Score
5.0


(5 Points)

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