Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Viewfinder DSLR Cameras

1. Sony ILCE6000/S Viewfinder DSLR Camera

User Ratings: 76 6

Sony ILCE6000/S First Impressions

"Everything great."

5 years I've gotten to know this groundbreaking Viewfinder DSLR Camera well. This is the best Viewfinder 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)

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2. Sony ILCE6000Y/B Viewfinder DSLR Camera

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. Canon T6 Viewfinder DSLR Camera

User Ratings: 82 3

Canon T6 First Impressions

"Great starter bundle."

I have always gotten great results with my Canon T6. These are a lot of megapixels. I compared features for months before deciding to go with this Viewfinder DSLR Camera. This Canon T6 is built tough. It has a very similar look to a high end smartphone screen.

  • Canon EOS Rebel T6 Digital SLR Camera Kit with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens (Black)
  • 18.0 Megapixel CMOS (APS C) image sensor and high performance DIGIC 4+ Image Processor for excellent speed and quality
  • ISO 100 6400 (expandable to H: 12800) for shooting from bright light to low light. Compatible with Eye Fi Cards. Multimedia cards (MMC) cannot be used
  • Built in Wi Fi and NFC connectivity provide easy sharing to compatible smart devices, select social media sites and the Canon Connect Station CS100 device
  • 9 point AF system (including one center cross type AF point) and AI Servo AF provide impressive autofocus performance with accurate results. AF Assist Beam Effective range : Approx. 13.1 feet. / 4.0 meter. Periphery: Approx. 11.5 feet. / 3.5 meter
  • High performance Optical Viewfinder helps facilitate quick and accurate focusing by firmly framing and capturing the subject at hand
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon T6
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon T6 Final Thoughts

"Seriously amazing."

I mean, I still shoot film with my old F3 and FE and push film. I take pictures of houses occasionally and this has worked really well. Very good camera for the size. I take pictures of houses occasionally and this has worked really well. Servo is accurate enough to keep it on.

Overall Score
4.7


(855 Points)

4. Canon 3814B016 Viewfinder DSLR Camera

User Ratings: 76 3

Canon 3814B016 First Impressions

"Now about this Camera."

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

Overall Score
4.6


(713 Points)

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5. Canon 3814B010 Viewfinder DSLR Camera

User Ratings: 76 3

Canon 3814B010 First Impressions

"Taking pictures!"

I finally decided I liked the features of the Canon line. So pleased with all the features. Though I have nothing to complain about the Canon 3814B010. The difference is the excellent Canon lens. I overall love this Canon 3814B010 and would recommend to others!

  • Canon EOS 7D 18 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens (discontinued by manufacturer)
  • 18MP APS-C CMOS sensor
  • 8 frames per second continuous shooting
  • 1080p HD video recording with manual controls
  • 3.0 inch Clear View II LCD screen with 920,000 dots
  • 19-point AF system (all cross-type)
  • 100% viewfinder coverage
  • 63-zone metering system
  • Batteries: Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 3814B010
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 3814B010 Final Thoughts

"You guys rock!"

From my first few casual shots the results blew me away. This is a great entry level camera. It is worth the trade-off when doing astro-photography. Just what my wife needed for her travels. These are a lot of megapixels.

Overall Score
4.6


(713 Points)

6. Canon 3814B004 Viewfinder DSLR Camera

User Ratings: 76 3

Canon 3814B004 First Impressions

"I can’t even."

But, others have covered its capabilities far better than I can. However on contacting Canon about it, they sent us a memory card. The extra batteries don't work all that well. This Canon 3814B004 takes absolutely beautiful images! So overall the build quality is nice on the Canon 3814B004.

  • Canon EOS 7D 18 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera Body Only (discontinued by manufacturer)
  • 18MP APS-C CMOS sensor
  • 8 frames per second continuous shooting
  • 1080p HD video recording with manual controls
  • 3.0 inch Clear View II LCD screen with 920,000 dots
  • 19-point AF system (all cross-type)
  • 100% viewfinder coverage
  • 63-zone metering system
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 3814B004
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 3814B004 Final Thoughts

"Quality all around!"

However on contacting Canon about it, they sent us a memory card. I use it as a backup camera to my Canon 7D mark II. We love the Canon 3814B004, but let's talk about the accessories. Servo is accurate enough to keep it on. This, in my opinion is a great camera to start learning on.

Overall Score
4.6


(713 Points)

7. Panasonic DMC-G7KK Viewfinder DSLR Camera

User Ratings: 76 5

Panasonic DMC-G7KK First Impressions

"Lordy Lord!"

Some of the extra items are not useful. Everything was fine with the kit - great value! It is worth the trade-off when doing astro-photography. I love the camera and the bundle is OK. Great camera, great bundle and fast shipping.

  • Panasonic Lumix G7 4K Digital Camera, with Lumix G VARIO 14-42mm Mega O.I.S. Lens, 16 Megapixel Mirrorless Camera, 3-Inch LCD, DMC-G7KK (Black)
  • Professional photo & video : Performance: 16 megapixel micro four thirds sensor with no low pass filter to confidently capture sharp images with a high dynamic range and artifact free performance; WiFi: IEEE 802.11b/g/n, 2412 MHz 2462 MHz (1 11 ch), Wi Fi / WPA / WPA2, Infrastructure mode
  • 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
  • Intuitive Controls: Easily control aperture and shutter settings with the front and rear dials while making White balance and ISO adjustments on the fly; Assign favorite settings to any of the six function buttons (six on body, five on menu)
  • High Resolution Viewfinder & LCD Display: High resolution (2,360K dot) OLED live view finder and rear touch Enabled 3 inch tilt/swivel LCD display (1,040 dot) are clear even in bright sunlight.Diagonal Angle of View:75°(W)~29°(T)
  • Connectivity & Ports : 3.5 millimeter external mic port, 2.5 millimeter remote port, USB 2.0 and micro HDMI Type D; Compatible with newer BUS Class UHS I/UHS II SDXC/SDHC SD cards capable of storing high resolution 4K videos
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic DMC-G7KK
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Panasonic DMC-G7KK Final Thoughts

"No known issues."

The extra batteries don't work all that well. It has a great feel, not too heavy but still substantial. No focus peaking, even in live view. I take pictures of houses occasionally and this has worked really well. I shot video of my 5 year old son riding his bike today.

Overall Score
4.5


(472 Points)

8. Nikon 13304 Viewfinder DSLR Camera

User Ratings: 73 7

Nikon 13304 First Impressions

"Now onto the bundle."

Love the camera and accessories that came with this kit. The extra batteries don't work all that well. I have not used the remote yet so I can't comment on that. SD card that came with camera is fine. I use it with my one year old Nikon lens.

  • Nikon D610 24.3 MP CMOS FX-Format Digital SLR Kit with 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S Nikkor Lens
  • 24.3MP full-frame CMOS sensor
  • 39-point AF system (9 cross-type)
  • ISO 100-6400 expandable up to 25,600
  • 3.2 inch LCD with 921,000 dots
  • 1080/30p, 25p or 24p or 720/60p, 50p or 30p HD video (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264)
  • 6 frames per second continuous shooting
  • 100% viewfinder coverage
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon 13304
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon 13304 Final Thoughts

"And landscape."

I overall love this Nikon 13304 and would recommend to others! This Nikon 13304 is built tough. The body is well balanced when using the large Art series of lenses. I took a 3 hour workshop on how to use the camera and I am good to go. If you are a point and shoot person forget it here.

Overall Score
4.4


(395 Points)

9. Nikon 13305 Viewfinder DSLR Camera

User Ratings: 73 7

Nikon 13305 First Impressions

"I LOVE my Nikon 13305!"

I use it as a backup camera to my Canon 7D mark II. The battery that does come with the camera lasts a long time. Got the bundle at a great price also. Took this camera on our family vacation to Utah national parks. This is an excellent camera for beginners.

  • Nikon D610 24.3 MP CMOS FX-Format Digital SLR Camera with 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR Auto Focus-S Nikkor Lens
  • 24.3MP full-frame CMOS sensor
  • 39-point AF system (9 cross-type)
  • ISO 100-6400 expandable up to 25,600
  • 3.2 inch LCD with 921,000 dots
  • 1080/30p, 25p or 24p or 720/60p, 50p or 30p HD video (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264)
  • 6 frames per second continuous shooting
  • 100% viewfinder coverage
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon 13305
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon 13305 Final Thoughts

"The Nikon 13305 delivered."

This is a great entry level camera. Love the camera and accessories that came with this kit. Nice Camera & very good value on accessory package. This is a fantastic Viewfinder DSLR Camera. Very good camera for the size.

Overall Score
4.4


(395 Points)

10. Nikon 13306 Viewfinder DSLR Camera

User Ratings: 73 7

Nikon 13306 First Impressions

"Easy to carry."

But that's what this entry level camera is all about. 5 years I've gotten to know this groundbreaking Viewfinder DSLR Camera well. The difference is the excellent Nikon lens. Servo is accurate enough to keep it on. It feels wonderful and functions smoothly.

  • Nikon D610 24.3 MP CMOS FX-Format Digital SLR Camera Bundle with 24-85mm and 70-300mm Nikkor VR AF-S Lenses
  • 24.3MP full-frame CMOS sensor
  • 39-point AF system (9 cross-type)
  • ISO 100-6400 expandable up to 25,600
  • 3.2 inch LCD with 921,000 dots
  • 1080/30p, 25p or 24p or 720/60p, 50p or 30p HD video (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264)
  • 6 frames per second continuous shooting
  • 100% viewfinder coverage
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon 13306
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon 13306 Final Thoughts

"Low light performance."

Nice Camera & very good value on accessory package. My family pictures will be great from now on. Great Viewfinder DSLR Camera package my kids love it! Have used Nikon cameras all the way back to 35mm. 5 years I've gotten to know this groundbreaking Viewfinder DSLR Camera well.

Overall Score
4.4


(395 Points)

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