The 13 Most Popular DSLRS Among dPS Readers [November 2013]


It has been a few months since we last shared a ‘Popular DSLR’ post here on dPS and with many of our readers considering purchasing a camera in the lead up to the Holiday sales we thought it might be a good time for an update.

Following are the most popular DSLRS purchased by our readers in the last 4 months on Amazon*.

As usual the list is dominated by Canon and Nikon who always prove popular among our readers – however this time there are a few new additions including Panasonic and Sony Cameras.

1. Canon EOS Rebel T3i


2. Nikon D3200


3. Canon EOS 5D Mark III


4. Nikon D3100


5. Canon EOS 70D


6. Nikon D7100


7. Nikon D610


8. Canon EOS 6D


9. Nikon D5300


10. Canon EOS Rebel T3


11. Canon EOS Rebel T4i


12. Sony Alpha SLT-A77


13. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3K


As usual, this list isn’t a list of the ‘best’ cameras – just what people are buying on Amazon right now.

Remember – if you are buying gear right now to check out our new Photo Nuts and Gear Guide to buying the right camera and accessories for your needs (it’s guaranteed to save you money).

*Note: this list was compiled from reports supplied to us from where we are affiliates. One of the ways dPS is able to cover its costs and be a sustainable business is that we earn a small commission when readers make a purchase from Amazon after clicking on our links (including those above). While no personal details are passed on we do get an overall report from Amazon about what was bought and are able to create this list.

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Darren Rowse is the editor and founder of Digital Photography School and SnapnDeals. He lives in Melbourne Australia and is also the editor of the ProBlogger Blog Tips. Follow him on Instagram, on Twitter at @digitalPS or on Google+.

  • leslie

    I’d be more interested in seeing the most popular lenses people are purchasing now.

  • ksavai

    What about mirrorless cameras?

  • carlos

    Err the gh3 is not a dslr….

  • Sue

    I love my Pentax K-30 . Excited about the Pentax K-3

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  • Monica Field

    Just bought Canon 650D which I think is known as Rebel T4i. Amazon sales? That doesnt mean much when we are buying from all over the internet including sites like
    & eBay & Kogan? I do however realise that Amazon is a sponsor.

  • Maren

    I bought a Canon EOS 700D in August This was the first DSLR I’ve ever bought and so far loving it. I haven’t even come close to use its full spectrum and looking forward to many years of fun.

  • popsup

    Exactly my point! 🙂

  • mary helen

    Going on African safari in sept 2014..have a Nikon coolpix P90 .Will this be adequate for photos of animals [knowing they won’t be very close..If not what do you reccomend?Looking at the Fujifilm X-M1 with interchangeable lens and what size lens should I consider?
    Thank You

  • Annette Lamb

    I would like to hear what people think of the canon sx50.

  • Naveed

    no love for d7000 ? :'(

  • santy

    I share the same idea >>

  • Sridhar Gudi

    Can Any one please tell me what is the difference between Canon Extender EF 2xIII Lens and Canon Extender EF 2xII Lens in terms of lens performance/picture & video quality and their compatibilty with Canon EFS 18-55 mm IS/Canon EFS 55-250 mm IS lenses? Or would Canon Extender EF 1.4xII /Canon Extender EF 1.4xIII suffice? I do nature/birding photography. I need to decide on the right lens. Thanx.

  • Zach

    Interesting to see that the 5DMkIII is number three… and the next full frame is all the way at #7. Given the price, I’d have thought it’d be down with the 610.

  • Rob

    I’m not a cannon user but teleconverters are normally used with f4 or faster (f2.8) lenses as you lose one stop of light with the 1.4x and two stops of light with the 2x. As both of the lenses are variable aperture through the zoom range and f3.5 to f5.6 I would probably say they will either won’t fit or quality will be awful. A 1.4 on a f5.6 will mean f8 being the widest aperture you can get and manual focus too. Teleconverters work best on f4 or f2.8 primes and then image quality degrades depending on what you are using them on.

  • Sridhar Gudi

    Thanx Rob for your valuable inputs.

  • pixelnutter

    What about the Pentax K5’s and the new Pentax K3 Knocks spots of Canon/Nikon and all metal sealed bodies…not Plastic like the competition !

  • Tiff Raw

    What! No Pentax? You can’t be serious!

  • Tom

    Sad to see no Pentax here! My first and only choice after 25 years of photography.

  • Tran Quilize

    Why no Pentax? Been away for awhile, but my ME Super was.. well Super! Even if the batteries died, shutter was 1/125. Im trying to learn the digital lingo, and the Pentax K-50 or 30 seem to be impressive, but no reviews?

  • p3

    I started with the ME Super. now have 3 of them, and they still work great. I have the Pentax k-5 and love it!!!. Water resistant, light weight, and you can use your old lens from the ME Super days! I have shot with the Canon 5dmII to dang heavy to shoot for long periods, but it does have awesome photos!

  • elin

    I personally own both and recommend them too.
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  • gari

    Apologies if you saw it as anything other than that but thanks for
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    I have shot with the Canon 5dmII to dang heavy to shoot for long periods, but it does have awesome photos!????? ?????????? ???? ????

  • teddy_3

    This is a a good list but you might as well take a look on reviews based on consumer satisfaction ( such as for example…)

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