Different cameras are being reviewed by our experts every year but only the ones with exceptional overall performance make our list. So, like every year, we have compiled a list this year as well to assist you in choosing the perfect camera for your photography needs.

The first and foremost things to consider when buying a DSLR camera is the budget and usage. How much you’re able to spend and how you’re going to use it. Here’s a quick guide to differentiate between various types of DSLR cameras available at the present time.

  • Compact Cameras: They are for casual use for those who don’t want to wander about settings before pressing the capture button. These are quite inexpensive and cheerful to use and around dozens of compacts are available in the market. Some advanced compact cameras are also being produced by companies nowadays.
  • Bridge Camera: They are between a compact camera and an interchangeable-lens system camera. They have permanent, usually with very long zoom lenses and an identical feel to a DSLR. But bridge cameras produce images of a similar quality to the compact cameras because of the similar sized sensors of a compact camera.
  • Mirrorless Cameras: Reducing the difference between compact ones and the DSLRs, the mirrorless cameras provide a great balance of convenience and image quality, though at the very top. These cameras don’t have an optical viewfinder and usually come with an electronic viewfinder (EVF) and the image sensor sizes are almost comparable to those present in DSLR cameras.
  • DSLR: DSLRs are professional cameras. The mirrorless cameras are usually consumed by the consumer market, but the professionals who need top-notch lenses and great performance mainly use DSLRs.

Best DSLR Cameras of 2019

Leica Q 24.2 Megapixel (Black, Anodized, TYP 116)
$3,709.09
$3,890.75
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Fujifilm X100T Digital Camera
$1,199.00
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5 new from $1,199.00
4 used from $798.00
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Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II
$899.00
$899.99
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9 new from $899.00
14 used from $345.00
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Fujifilm X-T1 16 MP Mirrorless Digital Camera
$749.00
$1,499.95
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2 new from $749.00
6 used from $345.00
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Fujifilm X-T10 Silver Mirrorless Digital Camera
$1,099.00
$1,099.95
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1 new from $1,099.00
4 used from $525.95
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Sony Alpha a7IIK Mirrorless Digital Camera
$1,598.00
$1,741.04
in stock
11 new from $1,598.00
19 used from $919.83
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Sony a7R II Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera
$1,798.00
$3,029.02
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8 new from $1,798.00
21 used from $1,169.00
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Canon EOS Rebel SL1 Digital SLR
$927.73
in stock
1 new from $927.73
2 used from $440.00
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Canon EOS Rebel T6s Digital SLR
$949.69
in stock
5 new from $949.69
11 used from $589.00
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Nikon D750 FX-format Digital SLR
$1,496.95
$1,696.95
in stock
19 new from $1,496.95
44 used from $829.99
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Sony A77II Digital SLR Camera
$1,198.00
in stock
4 new from $1,198.00
12 used from $799.99
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Canon EOS 5DS R Digital SLR
$3,699.00
$3,899.00
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8 new from $3,699.00
18 used from $1,465.00
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Last updated on October 16, 2019 5:05 pm

DSLRs are mostly full-frame cameras, and both Nikon and Canon make some great cameras. There are some good cheap DSLRs as well, though, so there’s plenty of choices and a huge number of lenses to invest in.

12Leica Q (Typ 116)

Brilliant Pro Compact Camera with Full-frame Sensor

Leica Q 24.2 Megapixel (Black, Anodized, TYP 116)
$3,709.09
$3,890.75
in stock
6 new from $3,706.09
12 used from $2,949.00
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Following the trend of making costly, high quality and efficient cameras, Leica has produced a wonderful original camera, The Leica Q (Typ 116). It is a rapid fast camera with a fixed focal length lens.

It a has a separate ISO control dial and a different handful of manual controls, all of which are nicely placed and designed. It is of very good use to the proficient photographers.

The 3.68-million-dot EVF is the sharpest we’ve ever witnessed and the 1.04-million-dot rear screen isn’t too shabby either. Burst mode is at 10fps with the exceptional result and finest image quality. Leica Q (Typ 116) offers an f/1.7 lens with a full-frame sensor.

11Fujifilm X100T

The Finest Bridge Camera for Street Photography

Fujifilm X100T Digital Camera
$1,199.00
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5 new from $1,199.00
4 used from $798.00
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Featuring magnesium alloy frame and tough, leather-texture finish, the Fujifilm X100T is a decent-looking bridge camera with some retro looks.

Measuring 127 x 74 x 52mm, it’s a little bigger than most bridge cameras but the result of the photos thanks to an all-purpose 35mm lens, can even give the high-end DSLRs a tough competition.

Video recording was not very good. USB charging and Wi-Fi connectivity are built-in but the NFC is not. The 3-inch, the non-touchscreen display is decent and an excellent hybrid viewfinder. The camera’s manual controls enable us a relaxing feel too, and will help you in developing as a photographer.

10Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II

Mirrorless Camera with Best in-body Stabilization and Micro Four Thirds

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II
$899.00
$899.99
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9 new from $899.00
14 used from $345.00
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Featuring a great option, the five-axis optical image stabilization, the sequel to the micro four-thirds cameras, the E-M5 Mark II performs well in all situations. Plus point is the Steadicam sort of result which is beneficial in elevating handheld footage. It doesn’t record in 4K like many rivals but still records quite a fine video.

The output of both images and videos is full of vivid and bright colors. Handling is great with smooth grips and a handful of manual options. The screen is also excellent making the camera more appealing to use.

9Fujifilm X-T1

Mirrorless Camera having Tremendous Image Result with APS-C

Fujifilm X-T1 16 MP Mirrorless Digital Camera
$749.00
$1,499.95
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2 new from $749.00
6 used from $345.00
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Made of an alloy which is usable in tough environments and is resistive to dust, water and freezing up to -10C. Fujifilm’s X-T1 is a well-known mirrorless camera available currently.

OLED viewfinder and the screen, both are very good. The 2.36-million dot resolution is very sharp and the OLED tech ensures rich vivid colors. Another benefit is an APS-C sensor, which is why it’s famous among people switching from DSLRs and who don’t want to rely on smaller micro four-thirds sensors.

It’s a little bit pricey at $749 as compared to competitors but is worth the price.

8Fujifilm X-T10

An Economical Mirrorless Camera in place of the X-T10

Fujifilm X-T10 Silver Mirrorless Digital Camera
$1,099.00
$1,099.95
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1 new from $1,099.00
4 used from $525.95
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The X-T10 is quite a good downsized replacement to the X-T1. Both have a 16.3-megapixel APS-C sensor alongside a high-ISO resulting in greater performance.

Autofocusing is a bit slower as compared to the major competitors from Sony and Panasonic but still, it gives a fast response. The 8fps burst is also very rapid for a camera at this price.

The magnesium alloy body makes it look like a top-notch camera. Manual and direct options enable the users to enjoy the photography but the video options are a bit limited in functionality.

7Sony Alpha A7 II

Full-framed Mirrorless Camera Providing Outstanding Result

Sony Alpha a7IIK Mirrorless Digital Camera
$1,598.00
$1,741.04
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11 new from $1,598.00
19 used from $919.83
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The Sony A7 series is an exceptional camera range offering many features I such a compact and sleek size. The A7 II is no exception to its predecessors and offers five-axis in-body stabilization with a full frame.

Other advantages are finer results in almost all environments due to a powerful full-frame 24.3-megapixel sensor. Video is excellent as well. Microphone slot is also given in this fancy camera for external audio.

The only complain reported till now is the battery life which dies after capturing approximately 270 images.

6Sony A7R II

Mirrorless Camera with the Excellence of Full-frame and Powerful 42.4-Megapixels Sensor

Sony a7R II Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera
$1,798.00
$3,029.02
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8 new from $1,798.00
21 used from $1,169.00
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Although it’s a bit pricey than the A7 II it has more megapixels and has won many awards in the year 2015.

ISO range is great which varies between 50 to 102,400 with finer resolution thanks to the sensor has backside illumination (BSI), which improves light sensitivity. Moreover, it’s marvelously good low light performance makes it more appealing to the consumer alongside excellent autofocus camera

Capable of recording 4K video at 100Mbps and other unique features ensure the buyer that it’s worth the price they’re paying.

5Canon EOS Rebel SL1

An Excellent and Economical DSLR for First Timers

Canon EOS Rebel SL1 Digital SLR
$927.73
in stock
1 new from $927.73
2 used from $440.00
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Justifying the price tag by offering an 18-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, an ISO range of 100-6400, the 100D is the world’s smallest and lightest DSLR.

Frame rates of 24 to 30fps and support for full HD video alongside a 3-inch, 1040-dot touchscreen display and a handful of creative makes it the best for first-timers. Its price has also reduced in recent times.

4Canon EOS Rebel T6s

High-end Features in an affordable DSLR

Canon EOS Rebel T6s Digital SLR
$949.69
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5 new from $949.69
11 used from $589.00
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Although it doesn’t offer 4K video however it is very economical offers which makes it a good choice for anyone looking to upgrade from an older Canon or even buy their first.

It’s artistically designed in the best style, which enables it easy to grip in hands and use for anyone, and image quality is finest. Compared to many mirrorless cameras, battery life is an outstanding one with 440 shots on a full charge.

It delivers in every respect and is great DSLR for anyone on a budget.

3Nikon D750

One of the Finest Full-frame DSLR Presently Available

Nikon D750 FX-format Digital SLR
$1,496.95
$1,696.95
in stock
19 new from $1,496.95
44 used from $829.99
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One of the finest Nikon’s full-frame DSLR, for many enthusiast photographers, it’s the great option. The Nikon D750 gets you much of the Nikon D810, for much less money. There are also various options absent in it from the top-end models. It has a tilt screen, and Wi-Fi, which for some reason isn’t built into the £2700 D810. Image quality is better than most DSLRs and is overall a great camera.
The only thing to answer is whether you really want a DSLR or not as Sony’s A7 II offers full-frame result in a fancier and more compact CSC frame.

2Sony Alpha A77 II

Outstanding DSLR for Action photographers who can’t afford Top Pro Gears

Sony A77II Digital SLR Camera
$1,198.00
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4 new from $1,198.00
12 used from $799.99
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The successor to the Sony Alpha 77, the Alpha 77 II is great against its predecessor, featuring a new 24.3MP APS-C sensor, BIONZ X image processing, 12fps burst shooting and built-in Wi-Fi. It has also made enhancements in the autofocus option, moving to 79 AF points to a latest phase-detection AF module.

Image quality is tremendous and it’s a superb action SLR, even if it uses Sony’s own SLT technology. If someone like shooting sport or wildlife and can afford to spend big, this is a camera is a good one to check out.

1Canon 5DS R

True Professional Full-frame DSLR with 50.6 megapixels

Canon EOS 5DS R Digital SLR
$3,699.00
$3,899.00
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8 new from $3,699.00
18 used from $1,465.00
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This camera is all about richness and details thanks to its 50.6-megapixel and full-frame sensor as it takes more detail than any camera we’ve ever tested. It’s a pure, professional camera for photographers that demand greater detail from their shots.

the 5DS R is arguably the best AF system on any camera on the market. It allows you pick groups of either five or nine focus points, rather than a single one, and it’s brilliantly fast with a bigger array of lenses.

It has 5fps burst mode which is a bit slower. It’s a very dedicated camera for a dedicated type of photographer, not an all-rounder. But if it’s a detail that you need then this is the device you are looking for.

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