Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Sony DSLR Cameras

1. Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera 24.3MP SLR Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD - Body Only (Silver)

User Ratings: 76 6

Sony ILCE6000/S First Impressions

"Everything great."

5 years I've gotten to know this groundbreaking Sony DSLR Camera well. This is the best Sony DSLR Camera and I love it! So i bought this kit under a month ago and I'm in love with it. So overall the build quality is nice on the Sony ILCE6000/S. However, once I saw the images files I was hooked.

  • Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera 24.3MP SLR Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD - Body Only (Silver)
  • 24 MP APS-C CMOS sensor and Focus Sensitivity Range :EV 0 to EV 20 (at ISO 100 equivalent with F2.8 lens attached)
  • ISO 100-25600 (expandable to 51200)
  • Hybrid AF with 179-point focal plane phase-detection and 25 contrast detect points
  • Up to 11 FPS continuous shooting
  • 3-inch tilting LCD with 921,000 dots.Versatile E-mount interchangeable lens system
  • OLED electronic viewfinder with 100% coverage and 1.4 million dots.Wireless & Network Capabilities:Downloadable Camera Apps NFC One-touch functionality Wi-Fi
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony ILCE6000/S
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Sony ILCE6000/S Final Thoughts

"Plenty of features."

Again, slim margins for a lot of money. This all with my Sony ILCE6000/S. I love the camera and the bundle is OK. I have already taken it on 3 vacations. I use it with my one year old Sony lens.

Overall Score
4.5


(1054 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Sony DSLR Cameras

2. Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera w/ 16-50mm and 55-210mm Power Zoom Lenses

User Ratings: 76 6

Sony ILCE6000Y/B First Impressions

"Greats products!"

Just buy this, you will not regret it. I can see using this for years before I would feel the need to upgrade. I use it as a backup camera to my Canon 7D mark II. The Sony ILCE6000Y/B has all the tech and features I was looking for in a camera. My family pictures will be great from now on.

  • Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera w/ 16-50mm and 55-210mm Power Zoom Lenses
  • Amazing quality in half the size & weight of conventional DSLRs, World's fastest auto focus6 at 0.06 seconds and 179 AF points, Shoot 11 frames per second so you never miss any of the action.
  • Capture life in high resolution and in low light with 24MP APS-C sensor and 2 lenses provide the tools you'll need to start shooting immediately, Instant sharing via smartphone with Wi-Fi and NFC.
  • What you see is what you get with built-in OLED viewfinder, Easy and intuitive controls help you shoot like a pro, Record Full HD 1080/24/60P video, Convenient features and intuitive controls help you shoot like a pro.
  • Monitor Type: 7.5 cm (3.0-type) wide type TFT. Focus Type- Fast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF). AF Illuminator range-Approx. 0.3 – approx. 3.0 m (with E PZ 16-50 mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached). Flash Range : 16 mm (focal length printed on the lens body)
  • In the Box: AC adapter (AC-UB10), Eyepiece cup, Lens cap, Lens hood, Lens rear cap, Micro USB cable, Rechargeable battery pack (NP-FW50), SEL55210, SELP1650, Shoulder strap.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony ILCE6000Y/B
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Sony ILCE6000Y/B Final Thoughts

"Nice job again, Sony!"

The Sony ILCE6000Y/B has all the tech and features I was looking for in a camera. I love all the accessories included with my new Sony ILCE6000Y/B camera. Love the camera and accessories that came with this kit. I love this camera a lot so far! Thank you Amazon and thank you Sony!

Overall Score
4.5


(1054 Points)

3. Sony Alpha a5000 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm OSS Lens (Black)

User Ratings: 68 9

Sony ILCE5000L/B First Impressions

"Well done Sony."

Thank you Amazon and thank you Sony! Very versatile and swiftly configurable. Some of the extra items are not useful. So overall the build quality is nice on the Sony ILCE5000L/B. All other cameras in this category are much more expensive.

  • Sony Alpha a5000 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm OSS Lens (Black)
  • 20.1 MP Exmor APS-C sensor for great images
  • Mirror less DSLR - Compact Interchangeable Lens camera system
  • Quick Wi-Fi connectivity to smartphones via NFC
  • Model: ILCE5000L/B
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony ILCE5000L/B
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Sony ILCE5000L/B Final Thoughts

"Awesome photos!"

I mean, I still shoot film with my old F3 and FE and push film. It sucks up way more battery life than the D7100/D7200. I love this camera a lot so far! It has a great feel, not too heavy but still substantial. Absolutely great Sony DSLR Camera for the price.

Overall Score
4.3


(375 Points)

4. Sony Alpha a5000 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm OSS Lens (White)

User Ratings: 68 9

Sony ILCE5000L/W First Impressions

"Shipped fast!"

I love all the accessories included with my new Sony ILCE5000L/W camera. But I'd buy from Sony again, so they've got that going for them. I would highly recommend this Sony ILCE5000L/W and bundle. The body is well balanced when using the large Art series of lenses. I compared features for months before deciding to go with this Sony DSLR Camera.

  • Sony Alpha a5000 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm OSS Lens (White)
  • 20.1 MP Exmor APS-C sensor for great images
  • Mirror less DSLR - Compact Interchangeable Lens camera system
  • Quick Wi-Fi connectivity to smartphones via NFC
  • Model: ILCE5000L/W
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony ILCE5000L/W
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Sony ILCE5000L/W Final Thoughts

"Everything great."

I've had the Sony ILCE5000L/W for about two weeks now and it's been great! I have really enjoyed putting this lens through its paces. I overall love this Sony ILCE5000L/W and would recommend to others! Many more options than available to entry level models. If you are a point and shoot person forget it here.

Overall Score
4.3


(375 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling Sony DSLR Cameras

5. Sony Alpha a3000 ILCE-3000K 20.1 MP Mirrorless Digital Camera - Black - 18-55mm OSS Lens

User Ratings: 60 9

Sony ILCE3000K/B First Impressions

"Now about this Camera."

SD card that came with camera is fine. I really love the features on this body. I finally decided I liked the features of the Sony line. Best price, fast delivery and good support in case something goes wrong. That little piece of glass produces some amazingly sharp pictures.

  • Sony Alpha a3000 ILCE-3000K 20.1 MP Mirrorless Digital Camera - Black - 18-55mm OSS Lens
  • 20.1 MP Exmor APS-C sensor for great images
  • Light body and dependable grip for worry-free shooting
  • Full HD video recording for capturing life's moments
  • Model: ILCE3000K/B
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony ILCE3000K/B
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Sony ILCE3000K/B Final Thoughts

"Excellent size."

Nice Camera & very good value on accessory package. It is worth the trade-off when doing astro-photography. Absolutely great Sony DSLR Camera for the price. Great camera, great bundle and fast shipping. Nice Camera & very good value on accessory package.

Overall Score
4.2


(334 Points)

6. Sony NEX-5TL Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens

User Ratings: 56 8

Sony NEX5TL/B First Impressions

"Nice camara!"

From my first few casual shots the results blew me away. 5 years I've gotten to know this groundbreaking Sony DSLR Camera well. Works great for my daughter and her film school. The difference is the excellent Sony lens. But that's what this entry level camera is all about.

  • Sony NEX-5TL Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens
  • DSLR-quality in about half the size and weight
  • 16 MP APS-C sensor with fast 10 fps shooting speed
  • Fast Hybrid phase-detection AF for DSLR-like focus
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony NEX5TL/B
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Sony NEX5TL/B Final Thoughts

"Learn manual focus."

The Sony NEX5TL/B captured the action like a pro. This camera just feels good in the hands. I have already taken it on 3 vacations. And because it is older, you can get it cheaper. Just what my wife needed for her travels.

Overall Score
4.1


(302 Points)

7. Sony a7R II + 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Zoom Lens Bundle

User Ratings: 87 4

Sony ILCE7RM2K/B First Impressions

"For me it was a steal."

I've had the Sony ILCE7RM2K/B for about two weeks now and it's been great! I use it with my one year old Sony lens. Though I have nothing to complain about the Sony ILCE7RM2K/B. I use it with my one year old Sony lens. This is the best Sony DSLR Camera and I love it!

  • Sony a7R II + 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Zoom Lens Bundle
  • 42. 4MP full-frame, 4K movie recording with full pixel readout and no pixel binning
  • 2. 4-million dot XGA OLED Tru-Finder w/ZEISS T- coating, connectivity to smartphones via Wi-Fi and NFC w/camera apps, Fast focal plane phase-detection AF realized with A-mount lenses
  • Shutter vibration suppression, curtain shutter, silent shutter, Resolution meets sensitivity 42. 4MP up to ISO 102, 400/4K up to 25, 600, Durable, reliable and ergonomically enhanced for professional use
  • Fast Hybrid AF with 399 focal plane phase-detection AF points and sensor is 35 mm full-frame (35. 9 x 24. 0 mm), Exmor R CMOS sensor
  • FE 28-70mm F3. 5-5. 6 OSS Full-frame Zoom Lens
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony ILCE7RM2K/B
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Sony ILCE7RM2K/B Final Thoughts

"Pictures look good."

All around for the price, it was still worth it. Absolutely great Sony DSLR Camera for the price. I really love the features on this body. From my first few casual shots the results blew me away. That little piece of glass produces some amazingly sharp pictures.

Overall Score
4.7


(230 Points)

8. Sony Alpha a6500 Mirrorless Digital Camera w/ 2.95" LCD (Body Only)

User Ratings: 75 6

Sony ILCE-6500/B First Impressions

"Excellent ergonomics."

This, in my opinion is a great camera to start learning on. No focus peaking, even in live view. I use it as a backup camera to my Canon 7D mark II. Love the camera and accessories that came with this kit. However, once I saw the images files I was hooked.

  • Sony Alpha a6500 Mirrorless Digital Camera w/ 2.95" LCD (Body Only)
  • 24.2MP APS-C Exmor sensor w/ advanced processing up to ISO 51.200
  • Wide 425 phase detection AF points, Fast 0.05 sec. AF acquisition
  • 5-axis in-body image stabilization steadies every lens. Silent Shooting. Noise Reduction :Long exposure NR: On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 sec., High ISO NR: Normal/Low/Off
  • 11fps continuous shooting to 269 frames at 24.2MP w/ AE/AF tracking
  • 4K movie w/ 2.4x oversampling4, full pixel readout, no pixel binning
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony ILCE-6500/B
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Sony ILCE-6500/B Final Thoughts

"Well done Sony."

I use it with my one year old Sony lens. I use it with my one year old Sony lens. The extra batteries don't work all that well. I really love the features on this body. I finally decided I liked the features of the Sony line.

Overall Score
4.5


(194 Points)

9. Sony A77II with 16-50mm and 18-135mm Lens

User Ratings: 78 4

Sony First Impressions

"Images turn out great!"

This is a great entry level camera. The different modes are useful. Love the camera and accessories that came with this kit. Servo is accurate enough to keep it on. I love the camera and the bundle is OK.

  • Sony A77II with 16-50mm and 18-135mm Lens
  • Sony A77II Digital SLR Camera with 16-50mm F2.8 Lens
  • Sony SAL18135 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 Zoom Lens
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Sony Final Thoughts

"Highly recommend!"

I would highly recommend this Sony and bundle. I would highly recommend this Sony and bundle. It has a great feel, not too heavy but still substantial. He has waited years for this and it was everything he wanted and more! The Sony has all the tech and features I was looking for in a camera.

Overall Score
4.5


(150 Points)

10. Sony A77II Digital SLR Camera - Body Only

User Ratings: 78 4

Sony ILCA77M2 First Impressions

"For me it was a steal."

I love all the accessories included with my new Sony ILCA77M2 camera. I mean, I still shoot film with my old F3 and FE and push film. This camera just feels good in the hands. Camera, batteries and memory cards all top notch. These are a lot of megapixels.

  • Sony A77II Digital SLR Camera - Body Only
  • Superb subject tracking
  • Astonishing image quality
  • OLED Tru-Finder
  • Superior movie performance
  • Wi-Fi/NFC connectivity
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony ILCA77M2
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Sony ILCA77M2 Final Thoughts

"I can’t even."

Some of the extra items are not useful. Works great for my daughter and her film school. 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. However on contacting Sony about it, they sent us a memory card.

Overall Score
4.5


(150 Points)

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