Top/Best Canon Entry Level DSLR's of 2017 reviewed and compared

LAST UPDATED: 09/15/2017

If you are looking to get great pictures for a reasonable amount of money (less than $1000), the Entry Level versions of Canon's DSLR's will give you the best possible value for your money.

You should get an entry level DSLR camera if you have serious aspirations to do creative photography by experimenting with shutter speed, depth of field , bokeh and ISO. It is a platform for photographers with aspirations to learn more about photography before potentially moving up to the full format sensor cameras. It’s a great choice to learn and get started with advanced photography, but if you eventually get ready to move on (to full frame) you may be stuck with system lenses that cannot be used with full format cameras.

 

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS Rebel T6s

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T5

  SEE ON AMAZON SEE ON AMAZON SEE ON AMAZON SEE ON AMAZON SEE ON AMAZON SEE ON AMAZON
 






gistGear Recommended Buy (1-6 on the Dice)
The Gist
Great all round camera that is resonably priced. This is the older model of the 80D. A great all round camera a setop up from the entry level Rebel series. The T6s is basically the same camera as the T6i. It has the same image resolution and the same AF system. The T6i is one step up in image quality and features from the T6. If you can afford the extra cost this is great camera at an affordable price and falls right in the sweet spot of great functionality for a great price. The is Canon's starter DSLR. It takes amazing pictures compared to any phone and point and shoot camera, but can not compete with the high end full sensor cameras. This older model camera can be gotten at a bargain prise and is still a great camera to get started lerning more advance photography.
Differenciating Features
👍Adds new autofocus system compared to the 70D.
👍Can shoot at 7 FPS
👍Now lets you shoot in flickering lights.
👍New AF system with 45 zones.
👍Has Wi-Fi and NFC.
This model is getting faily old, but is still a great camera compared with entry level models. If you can get this outgoing model at a good price its well worth considering. In addtition to what is found on the T6i the T6s has:
👍LCD information display on top plate
👍Eye sensor for use with optical viewfinder
👍Quick control dial on rear
👍Servo AF in live view
The T6i has a 24MP image sensor and a 19 point phase detection AF system. This means that you will will get great pictures in controlled environments that is resonably lit.
👍3" fully articulating touchscreen LCD
👍5 fps continuous shooting
👍1080/30p video
👍Wi-Fi with NFC
The T6 replaces the T5.
👍Light weight and portable for a DSLR
👍Adds Wi-Fi and NFC
👍Adds mode for food photos
👍Higher resolution LCD

👎Can only be bought with kit lens.
Very basic DSLR camera.
👎18 MP.
👎3 FPS
👎9 point AF.
Title
Canon EOS 80D Digital SLR Camera Body (Black) Canon EOS 70D Digital SLR Camera (Body Only) Canon EOS Rebel T6s Digital SLR (Body Only) - Wi-Fi Enabled Canon EOS Rebel T6i Digital SLR (Body Only) - Wi-Fi Enabled Canon EOS Rebel T6 Digital SLR Camera Kit with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens (Black) Canon EOS Rebel T5 Digital SLR Camera Kit with EF-S 18-55mm IS II Lens
Features
  • 45-point all cross-type AF system* allows for superb autofocus when shooting with the optical viewfinder and focusing area selection modes.
  • Intelligent Viewfinder with approximately 100% viewfinder coverage.Approx. 730g / 25.75oz. (Based on CIPA Guidelines),Approx. 650g / 22.93oz. (Body only)
  • 24.2 Megapixel (APS-C) CMOS sensor helps provide impressive, high-resolution results.Shooting speed of up to 7.0fps makes it an excellent choice for capturing moving subjects
  • Improved Dual Pixel CMOS AF helps you shoot video with smooth, fast and accurate autofocus, and stills with instant and precise autofocus.
    • 20.2 MP APS-C CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5+
    • 19 point cross-type AF System
    • Up to 7 fps shooting
    • ISO 100-12800, expandable to 25600
    • Dual Pixel CMOS AF for fast focus in live view and video
    • 3" articulating touch panel LCD screen with 1,040,000 dots
    • Built-in flash with integrated speedlite transmitter and hot shoe
    • Intelligent viewfinder with electronic overlay
    • 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps) and 720 (60, 50 fps) HD video (H.264/MPEG-4/MOV)
    • Instant sharing and remote control with built-in Wi-Fi and EOS Remote app
    • GPS compatible (sold separately)
    • Full manual mode in video
    • Built-in stereo or external microphone terminal
    • SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card (not included)
      • 24.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor, ISO 100-12800 (expandable to H: 25600)
      • EOS Full HD Movie mode helps capture brilliant results in MP4 format
      • High-speed continuous shooting up to 5.0 fps allows you to capture fast action.
      • 19-point all cross-type AF system allows superb autofocus performance
      • Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC
        • 24.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor, ISO 100-12800 (expandable to H: 25600)
        • EOS Full HD Movie mode helps capture brilliant results in MP4 format
        • High-speed continuous shooting up to 5.0 fps allows you to capture fast action.
        • 19-point all cross-type AF system allows superb autofocus performance
        • Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC
          • 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.
          • 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.
          • High-performance Optical Viewfinder helps facilitate quick and accurate focusing by firmly framing and capturing the subject at hand.
            • 18 megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor with DIGIC 4 image processor
            • EF-S 18-55mm IS II standard zoom lens expands picture-taking possibilities
            • 3-inch LCD TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor for easy viewing and sharing
            • EOS 1080p full HD movie mode helps you capture brilliant results
            • Features include continuous shooting up to 3fps, Scene Intelligent Auto mode, creative filers, built-in flash and feature guide
              Price (09/15/2017)
              Model Number
              1263C004 8469B002 0020C001 0591C001 1159C003 9126B004
              Category
              Photography, camera digital, slr Photography, camera digital, slr Photography, camera digital, slr Photography, camera digital, slr Photography, camera digital, slr Photography, camera digital, slr
              Salesrank in category
              313 609 5307 3505 578 207
              First available on Amazon
              2016-03-25 2013-08-26 2015-04-26 2015-05-10 2016-03-25 2014-03-13
              Item Dimensions
              4.14 x 5.47 x 3.09 inches
              10.5 x 13.9 x 7.8 cm
              4.11 x 3.09 x 5.47 inches
              10.4 x 7.8 x 13.9 cm
              4.37 x 3.07 x 5.2 inches
              11.1 x 7.8 x 13.2 cm
              3.98 x 3.07 x 5.2 inches
              10.1 x 7.8 x 13.2 cm
              5.4 x 8.7 x 6.5 inches
              13.7 x 22.1 x 16.5 cm
              5.43 x 6.54 x 8.74 inches
              13.8 x 16.6 x 22.2 cm
              Package Dimensions
              5.5 x 7 x 9.5 inches
              14.0 x 17.8 x 24.1 cm
              5.3 x 7.1 x 9.7 inches
              13.5 x 18.0 x 24.6 cm
              7.99 x 10 x 14.02 inches
              20.3 x 25.4 x 35.6 cm
              5.2 x 5.6 x 6.4 inches
              13.2 x 14.2 x 16.3 cm
              10 x 12.01 x 14.02 inches
              25.4 x 30.5 x 35.6 cm
              5.9 x 9.2 x 10.7 inches
              15.0 x 23.4 x 27.2 cm
              Reviews
              See Amazon Reviews See Amazon Reviews See Amazon Reviews See Amazon Reviews See Amazon Reviews See Amazon Reviews
              Model
              80D 70D 760D Rebel T6s 750D Rebel T6i 1300D Rebel T6 1200D Rebel T5
              Image processor
              DIGIC 6 DIGIC 5+ DIGIC 6 DIGIC 6 DIGIC 4+ DIGIC 4
              Sensor format
              APS-C CMOS APS-C CMOS APS-C CMOS APS-C CMOS APS-C CMOS APS-C CMOS
              Megapixels
              24.2 20.2 24.2 24.2 18 18
              Min ISO
              100 100 100 100 100 100
              Max ISO
              25600 25600 25600 25600 12800 12800
              Autofocus points
              45 19 19 19 9 9
              Viewfinder magnification, coverage
              0.95×, 100% 0.95×, 98% 0.82×, 95% 0.82×, 95% 0.80×, 95% 0.80×, 95%
              Display
              3.0", 1040k pixels, 3:2, articulated touchscreen 3.0", 1040k pixels, 3:2, articulated touchscreen 3.0", 1040k pixels, 3:2, articulated touchscreen 3.0", 1040k pixels, 3:2, articulated touchscreen 3.0", 920k pixels 3.0", 460k pixels
              Live view
              Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
              Max FPS
              7 7 5 5 3 3
              Storage
              SDXC (UHS-I) SDXC (UHS-I) SDXC (UHS-I) SDXC (UHS-I) SDXC SDXC
              Release date
              2016Q2 2013Q3 2015Q2 2015Q2 2016Q2 2014Q1
              Weight (pounds)
              1.6 1.66 1.24 1.22 1.05 1.05
              Video
              1080p60, 720p60 1080p30, 720p60 1080p30, 720p60 1080p30, 720p60 1080p30, 720p60 1080p30, 720p60
              Main Battery
              LP-E6N LP-E6 LP-E17 LP-E17 LP-E10 LP-E10
              Links
              - Nikon
              - DxOMark (84 Score)
              3.2" 921k dots 3.2″ 2359k dots 3.2" 1229k dots - Nikon
              - DxOMark (88 Score)
              3.2" 921k dots
              
              Certain content that appears on GistGear.com comes from Amazon services llc. This content is provided 'as is' and is subject to change or removal at any time.
              Any price and availability information displayed on Amazon.com at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.
              Amazon product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change.