Popular DSLR Cameras 2018-01-04T21:35:10+00:00
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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

Budget

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.

Lens Compatability

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.

Further Reading

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

CameraDate Announced/ReleasedMSRPEffective PixelsBody TypeSensor SizeISO RangeFocus PointsWi-Fi?Video
Canon 1DX Mark IIFebruary 2, 2016$5999.0020 megapixelsLarge SLRFull-Frame100-5120061With Adapter4K Ultra HD
Nikon D5January 5, 2016$6499.0021 megapixelsLarge SLRFull-Frame100-102400153With Adapter4K Ultra HD
Nikon D500January 5, 2016$2000.0021 megapixelsMid-Size SLRAPS-C100-51200153Built-In4K Ultra HD
Canon 7D Mark IISeptember 15, 2014$1799.0020 megapixelsMid-Size SLRAPS-C100-1600065With AdapterFull HD 1080p at 60p
Canon EOS Rebel T7iApril 2017$749.9924.2 megapixelsCompact SLRAPS-C100-2560045Built-InFull HD 1080p at 30p
Canon EOS Rebel T6March 10, 2016$549.9918 megapixelsCompact SLRAPS-C100-64009Built-InFull HD 1080p at 30p
Nikon D5600November 2016$649.9924.2 megapixelsCompact SLRAPS-C100-25,60039Built-InFull HD 1080p at 60p
Canon Rebel T6sJune 2015$699.9924.2 megapixelsCompact SLRAPS-C100-1280019Built-InFull HD 1080p at 30p
Nikon D5500January 6, 2015$899.0024 megapixelsCompact SLRAPS-C100-2560039Built-InFull HD 1080p at 60p
Canon EOS 5D Mark IVAugust 25, 2016$3499.0030 megapixelsMid-Size SLRFull-Frame100-320061Built-In4K Ultra HD
Nikon D7200March 2, 2015$1199.0024 megapixelsMid-Size SLRAPS-C100-25600
51Built-InFull HD 1080p at 60p
Nikon D810June 26, 2014$3299.9536.3 megapixelsMid-Size SLRFull-Frame64-12800
51With AdapterFull HD 1080p at 60p
Nikon D3400August 17, 2016$649.0024 megapixelsCompact SLRAPS-C100-2560011Built-InFull HD 1080p at 60p
Canon 6DSeptember 17, 2012$2099.0020 megapixelsMid-Size SLRFull-Frame100-5120011Built-InFull HD 1080p at 30p
Canon EOS 5D Mark IIIMarch 2, 2012$3499.0022 megapixelsMid-Size SLRFull-Frame100-5120061With AdapterFull HD 1080p at 60p
Canon 80DFebruary 18, 2016$1199.0024 megapixelsMid-Size SLRAPS-C100-1600045Built-InFull HD 1080p at 30p
Canon 70DJuly 2, 2013$1199.0020 megapixelsMid-Size SLRAPS-C100-1280019Built-InFull HD 1080p at 30p
Nikon D750September 12, 2014$2299.9524 megapixelsMid-Size SLRFull-Frame100-5120051Built-InFull HD 1080p at 60p
Nikon D3300January 7, 2014$649.9524.2 megapixelsCompact SLRAPS-C100-1280011With AdapterFull HD 1080p at 60p
Nikon D4SJanuary 6, 2012$5999.0016 megapixelsLarge SLRFull-Frame64-1280051With AdapterFull HD 1080p at 60p
Canon EOS 5DSJune 2015$3499.0050 megapixelsLarge SLRFull-Frame100-1280061With AdapterFull HD 1080p at 60p
Canon EOS 6D Mark IIJuly 2017$1,699.0026.2 megapixelsLarge SLRFull-Frame100-10240045Built-InFull HD 1080p at 60p
Canon EOS 77D April 2017$749.9924.2 megapixelsMid-Size SLRAPS-C100-2560045Built-InFull HD 1080p at 60p
Nikon D850 September 2017$3299.9945.7 megapixelsLarge SLRFull-Frame (FX)32-10240055Built-In4K Ultra HD
Nikon D7500 April 2017$1249.9920.9 megapixelsCompact SLRAPS-C (DX)100-5120051Built-In4K Ultra HD
Nikon D610 October 2013$1499.9924.3 megapixelsLarge SLRFull-Frame (FX)100-640039With AdapterFull HD 1080p at 60p
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