Popular DSLR Cameras
Wondering what DSLR camera to purchase? Or are you looking to upgrade your DSLR to a newer version? Use the table below to sort and compare some of the most popular DSLR cameras on the market.
How to Buy a DSLR Camera
The number one thing to consider is how much you have to spend on a camera. DSLRs can run from several hundred dollars to several thousand. Top-of-the-line cameras always have the best features. But most of the time, it’s not a good idea to buy the most expensive, feature-packed camera if you can’t fully appreciate all of its capabilities. The rule of thumb is to plan to invest more money into a lens than a DSLR camera body since lenses give you more flexibility and retain their value better down the road.
Full-Frame versus APS-C (Crop Sensor)
A crop sensor camera has a smaller sensor than its full-frame counterpart. Thus, using a lens on a crop-sensor camera will be slightly cropped or magnified. So a 50mm lens attached to a crop sensor would give you a point of view that is more zoomed in. A crop sensor camera always cheaper than a full-frame camera.
Not all Canon and Nikon lenses are compatible with both full-frame and crop sensor cameras. For example, Canon EF-S lenses only work on crop sensor cameras, whereas EF lenses work with both crop sensor and full-frame cameras. The same is true for Nikon FX (full frame) and DX (crop sensor) lenses. As a result, whether you go for a full-frame camera or crop sensor camera may depend on what lenses you intend to use.
Need a lens to accompany your DSLR camera body? Check out Popular DSLR Camera Lenses for recommendations. Alternatively, check out this list of Popular Mirrorless Cameras to see other options. You can also research according to photography specialty and see what should be part of your event photography equipment and concert photography toolkit.
*Last Updated January 2018
|Camera||Date Announced/Released||MSRP||Effective Pixels||Body Type||Sensor Size||ISO Range||Focus Points||Wi-Fi?||Video|
|Canon 1DX Mark II||February 2, 2016||$5999.00||20 megapixels||Large SLR||Full-Frame||100-51200||61||With Adapter||4K Ultra HD|
|Nikon D5||January 5, 2016||$6499.00||21 megapixels||Large SLR||Full-Frame||100-102400||153||With Adapter||4K Ultra HD|
|Nikon D500||January 5, 2016||$2000.00||21 megapixels||Mid-Size SLR||APS-C||100-51200||153||Built-In||4K Ultra HD|
|Canon 7D Mark II||September 15, 2014||$1799.00||20 megapixels||Mid-Size SLR||APS-C||100-16000||65||With Adapter||Full HD 1080p at 60p|
|Canon EOS Rebel T7i||April 2017||$749.99||24.2 megapixels||Compact SLR||APS-C||100-25600||45||Built-In||Full HD 1080p at 30p|
|Canon EOS Rebel T6||March 10, 2016||$549.99||18 megapixels||Compact SLR||APS-C||100-6400||9||Built-In||Full HD 1080p at 30p|
|Nikon D5600||November 2016||$649.99||24.2 megapixels||Compact SLR||APS-C||100-25,600||39||Built-In||Full HD 1080p at 60p|
|Canon Rebel T6s||June 2015||$699.99||24.2 megapixels||Compact SLR||APS-C||100-12800||19||Built-In||Full HD 1080p at 30p|
|Nikon D5500||January 6, 2015||$899.00||24 megapixels||Compact SLR||APS-C||100-25600||39||Built-In||Full HD 1080p at 60p|
|Canon EOS 5D Mark IV||August 25, 2016||$3499.00||30 megapixels||Mid-Size SLR||Full-Frame||100-3200||61||Built-In||4K Ultra HD|
|Nikon D7200||March 2, 2015||$1199.00||24 megapixels||Mid-Size SLR||APS-C||100-25600||51||Built-In||Full HD 1080p at 60p|
|Nikon D810||June 26, 2014||$3299.95||36.3 megapixels||Mid-Size SLR||Full-Frame||64-12800||51||With Adapter||Full HD 1080p at 60p|
|Nikon D3400||August 17, 2016||$649.00||24 megapixels||Compact SLR||APS-C||100-25600||11||Built-In||Full HD 1080p at 60p|
|Canon 6D||September 17, 2012||$2099.00||20 megapixels||Mid-Size SLR||Full-Frame||100-51200||11||Built-In||Full HD 1080p at 30p|
|Canon EOS 5D Mark III||March 2, 2012||$3499.00||22 megapixels||Mid-Size SLR||Full-Frame||100-51200||61||With Adapter||Full HD 1080p at 60p|
|Canon 80D||February 18, 2016||$1199.00||24 megapixels||Mid-Size SLR||APS-C||100-16000||45||Built-In||Full HD 1080p at 30p|
|Canon 70D||July 2, 2013||$1199.00||20 megapixels||Mid-Size SLR||APS-C||100-12800||19||Built-In||Full HD 1080p at 30p|
|Nikon D750||September 12, 2014||$2299.95||24 megapixels||Mid-Size SLR||Full-Frame||100-51200||51||Built-In||Full HD 1080p at 60p|
|Nikon D3300||January 7, 2014||$649.95||24.2 megapixels||Compact SLR||APS-C||100-12800||11||With Adapter||Full HD 1080p at 60p|
|Nikon D4S||January 6, 2012||$5999.00||16 megapixels||Large SLR||Full-Frame||64-12800||51||With Adapter||Full HD 1080p at 60p|
|Canon EOS 5DS||June 2015||$3499.00||50 megapixels||Large SLR||Full-Frame||100-12800||61||With Adapter||Full HD 1080p at 60p|
|Canon EOS 6D Mark II||July 2017||$1,699.00||26.2 megapixels||Large SLR||Full-Frame||100-102400||45||Built-In||Full HD 1080p at 60p|
|Canon EOS 77D||April 2017||$749.99||24.2 megapixels||Mid-Size SLR||APS-C||100-25600||45||Built-In||Full HD 1080p at 60p|
|Nikon D850||September 2017||$3299.99||45.7 megapixels||Large SLR||Full-Frame (FX)||32-102400||55||Built-In||4K Ultra HD|
|Nikon D7500||April 2017||$1249.99||20.9 megapixels||Compact SLR||APS-C (DX)||100-51200||51||Built-In||4K Ultra HD|
|Nikon D610||October 2013||$1499.99||24.3 megapixels||Large SLR||Full-Frame (FX)||100-6400||39||With Adapter||Full HD 1080p at 60p|