Editor's Choice - Our Favorite DSLR Cameras Under $800

1. Canon 5169B003 DSLR Camera

User Ratings: 77 4

Canon 5169B003 First Impressions

"Now I have the Canon 5169B003."

The difference is the excellent Canon lens. Camera, batteries and memory cards all top notch. I love the camera and the bundle is OK. The different modes are useful. However on contacting Canon about it, they sent us a memory card.

  • Canon EOS Rebel T3i Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens (discontinued by manufacturer)
  • Released on February 6, 2011
  • 18MP APS-C CMOS sensor, 9-point AF system
  • 3.7 frames per second continuous shooting
  • ISO 100-6400 expandable to 12800
  • 1080p HD video recording with manual controls
  • Batteries: 1 CR2 batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 5169B003
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 5169B003 Final Thoughts

"Now onto the bundle."

Best price, fast delivery and good support in case something goes wrong. The different modes are useful. I take pictures of houses occasionally and this has worked really well. I've had the Canon 5169B003 for about two weeks now and it's been great! The pictures were clear and a came out great.

Overall Score
4.6


(2118 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated DSLR Cameras Under $800

2. Nikon 25496 DSLR Camera

User Ratings: 81 3

Nikon 25496 First Impressions

"Greats products!"

Very versatile and swiftly configurable. First four pictures I took and they came out great! I love this camera a lot so far! I received it and it works well with my other Nikon lenses. The Nikon 25496 captured the action like a pro.

  • Nikon D3200 24.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR NIKKOR Zoom Lens (Red)
  • 24MP CMOS DXformat sensor
  • 4 frames per second continuous shooting
  • 11 AF points (with 3D tracking)
  • ISO 100 6400 (plus ISO 12,800 equivalent Hi1 setting)
  • Full HD 1080p video
  • 3.0 inch LCD with 920,000 dots
  • Expeed 3 processing
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon 25496
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon 25496 Final Thoughts

"Outstanding buy!"

The read/write speed is seriously blazing fast. This all with my Nikon 25496. This is the best DSLR Camera and I love it! I love the camera and the bundle is OK. If you are a point and shoot person forget it here.

Overall Score
4.6


(1685 Points)

3. Nikon 13493 DSLR Camera

User Ratings: 81 3

Nikon 13493 First Impressions

"On and on."

They are simply great cameras now at a very attractive price point. The colors of course are very good as expected, and here is a surprise. I got it at the best price for this kit. The Nikon 13493 captured the action like a pro. The Nikon 13493 has all the tech and features I was looking for in a camera.

  • Nikon D3200 24.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm and 55-200mm VR DX Zoom Lenses Bundle
  • Nikon D3200 24.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm and 55-200mm VR DX Zoom Lenses Bundle
  • 24MP CMOS DX-format sensor
  • 4 frames per second continuous shooting
  • 11 AF points (with 3D tracking)
  • ISO 100-6400 (plus ISO 12,800-equivalent Hi1 setting)
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon 13493
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon 13493 Final Thoughts

"Very easy to operate."

I shot video of my 5 year old son riding his bike today. I have not used the remote yet so I can't comment on that. First four pictures I took and they came out great! The battery that does come with the camera lasts a long time. Nikon still services this camera.

Overall Score
4.6


(1685 Points)

4. Nikon 25492 DSLR Camera

User Ratings: 81 3

Nikon 25492 First Impressions

"Much fantastic."

That little piece of glass produces some amazingly sharp pictures. These are a lot of megapixels. Just what my wife needed for her travels. I don't feel like I ever need any other lenses. So i bought this kit under a month ago and I'm in love with it.

  • Nikon D3200 24.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Auto Focus-S DX VR NIKKOR Zoom Lens (Black) (OLD MODEL)
  • 24MP CMOS DX-format sensor
  • 4 frames per second continuous shooting
  • 11 AF points (with 3D tracking)
  • ISO 100-6400 (plus ISO 12,800-equivalent Hi1 setting)
  • Full HD 1080p video
  • 3.0 inch LCD with 920,000 dots
  • Expeed 3 processing
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon 25492
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon 25492 Final Thoughts

"On and on."

They are simply great cameras now at a very attractive price point. I take pictures of houses occasionally and this has worked really well. Many more options than available to entry level models. This is an excellent camera for beginners. I use it as a backup camera to my Canon 7D mark II.

Overall Score
4.6


(1685 Points)

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5. Canon Canon T6 K1 DSLR Camera

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 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 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)

6. Panasonic DC-FZ80K DSLR Camera

User Ratings: 64 8

Panasonic DC-FZ80K First Impressions

"Now about this Camera."

Best price, fast delivery and good support in case something goes wrong. I've had the Panasonic DC-FZ80K for about two weeks now and it's been great! I use it as a backup camera to my Canon 7D mark II. 5 years I've gotten to know this groundbreaking DSLR Camera well. The different modes are useful.

  • Panasonic Lumix FZ80 4K Digital Camera, 18.1 Megapixel Video Camera, 60X Zoom DC VARIO 20-1200mm Lens, F2.8-5.9 Aperture, Power O.I.S. Stabilization, Touch Enabled 3-Inch LCD, Wi-Fi, DC-FZ80K (Black)
  • Point and Shoot Long Zoom Camera : 18.1 megapixel MOS sensor plus 60X zoom DC Vario lens (20 1220millimeter and Power O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) captures far off moments
  • High Resolution View Finder & LCD Display: High resolution 1,170K dot view finder and rear touch enabled 3 inch LCD Display (1040 dots) are clear even in bright sunlight.Lens:14 elements in 12 groups
  • 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
  • Low Light Performance : Low light capture lets you enjoy photography during your nightlife again with impressive results; Note : Refer to user manual PDF attached below in technical specification for trouble shooting steps are on page 54
  • USB Charging and WiFi Connectivity: Enjoy Travel Ready technologies like USB charging and Wi Fi connectivity to your mobile device; HDMI D (Micro), Micro USB and USB 2.0 provide additional connectivity to Your favorite devices; Max resolution:4896 x 3672
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic DC-FZ80K
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Panasonic DC-FZ80K Final Thoughts

"Work Horse."

No focus peaking, even in live view. Again, slim margins for a lot of money. Very good camera for the size. The read/write speed is seriously blazing fast. Again, slim margins for a lot of money.

Overall Score
4.3


(1465 Points)

7. Nikon 1590 DSLR Camera

User Ratings: 83 5

Nikon 1590 First Impressions

"Solid deal."

The extra batteries don't work all that well. I use it as a backup camera to my Canon 7D mark II. It sucks up way more battery life than the D7100/D7200. I shot video of my 5 year old son riding his bike today. Very versatile and swiftly configurable.

  • Nikon D3500 W/ AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Black
  • A DSLR That's as easy to use as a point and shoot camera
  • Compact, comfortable design That's great for travel and Special events
  • Image sensor That's 15x larger than those Used in Typical smartphones for sharper, clearer pictures
  • Works with Nikon's snapbridge app for sharing photos with a compatible smartphone or tablet
  • 1080P full HD videos with monaural sound at the touch of a button.Bluetooth Version 4.1
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon 1590
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon 1590 Final Thoughts

"On and on."

I mean, I still shoot film with my old F3 and FE and push film. I love this camera a lot so far! I finally decided I liked the features of the Nikon line. It has a great feel, not too heavy but still substantial. I am also a white balance and color nut.

Overall Score
4.6


(1315 Points)

8. Nikon DSLR Camera

User Ratings: 83 5

Nikon First Impressions

"Now about this Camera."

It sucks up way more battery life than the D7100/D7200. Everything was fine with the kit - great value! The battery that does come with the camera lasts a long time. The LCD screen is easy to see on bright sunny days. The camera is highly capable and flexible.

  • Nikon D3500 DX-Format DSLR Two Lens Kit with AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR & AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED, Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop + Lightroom) 12-Month Subscription
  • A DSLR that's as easy to use as a point-and-shoot camera paired with the power of Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom 12-month subscription
  • Compact, comfortable design that's great for travel and special events
  • Image sensor that's 15x larger than those used in typical smartphones for sharper, clearer pictures
  • Works with Nikon Snap Bridge app for sharing photos with a compatible smartphone or tablet
  • 1080P Full HD videos with monaural sound at the touch of a button
  • Transform your photos with Photoshops advance editing and compsiting features paired with Lightroom to organize, store and share full-resolution photos anywhere
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon Final Thoughts

"Now onto the bundle."

I got it at the best price for this kit. This, in my opinion is a great camera to start learning on. And because it is older, you can get it cheaper. I shot video of my 5 year old son riding his bike today. I take pictures of houses occasionally and this has worked really well.

Overall Score
4.6


(1315 Points)

9. Nikon 1588 DSLR Camera

User Ratings: 83 5

Nikon 1588 First Impressions

"Great lens!"

It sucks up way more battery life than the D7100/D7200. I mean, I still shoot film with my old F3 and FE and push film. However, once I saw the images files I was hooked. Very versatile and swiftly configurable. It has a very similar look to a high end smartphone screen.

  • Nikon D3500 DX-Format DSLR Two Lens Kit with AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR & AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED, Black
  • A DSLR that's as easy to use as a point and shoot camera
  • Compact, comfortable design that's great for travel and special events
  • Image sensor that's 15x larger than those used in typical smartphones for sharper, clearer pictures
  • Works with Nikon Snap Bridge app for sharing photos with a compatible smartphone or tablet
  • 1080P Full HD videos with monaural sound at the touch of a button
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon 1588
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon 1588 Final Thoughts

"Low light performance."

This is an excellent camera for beginners. However on contacting Nikon about it, they sent us a memory card. The camera is highly capable and flexible. The colors of course are very good as expected, and here is a surprise. I got it at the best price for this kit.

Overall Score
4.6


(1315 Points)

10. Nikon 25472 DSLR Camera

User Ratings: 78 4

Nikon 25472 First Impressions

"Very good deal!"

However on contacting Nikon about it, they sent us a memory card. Very versatile and swiftly configurable. The body is well balanced when using the large Art series of lenses. This Nikon 25472 takes absolutely beautiful images! The software also defaults to save your original pic.

  • Nikon D3100 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Auto Focus-S Nikkor Zoom Lens (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
  • 14.2 megapixel DX format CMOS sensor
  • 3.0 inch LCD with 230,000 dots
  • 1080p HD video with full time AF
  • 11 AF points (with 3D tracking)
  • IS0 100 3200 range (12800 expanded)
  • RAW + JPEG shooting
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon 25472
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon 25472 Final Thoughts

"And a good deal."

I would highly recommend this Nikon 25472 and bundle. I really love the features on this body. Again, slim margins for a lot of money. Basically, when doing astro-photography. Sometimes I still wish I had purchased the 40D at a comparable price.

Overall Score
4.6


(1242 Points)

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