The 20 Most Popular DSLRs Among our Readers


Every few months we like to report back to the dPS community which cameras (and other gear) are most popular with our readers. Today we’re going to take a look at the highest selling DSLRs among our readers over the last 4 months (as ranked by the reports that Amazon gives us*).

popular dslrs

As usual you’ll see it is largely a battle between Canon and Nikon (who dominate this class of camera).

Further down the list we see a few contenders from other brands. As usual we’ll share another list later this week of mirrorless cameras which is a growing class of cameras among our readers.

Note: Amazon currently have some great specials at the moment on cameras and gear as part of their Holiday Promotions.

1. Nikon D3200


2. Canon EOS Rebel T5


3. Nikon D750

Nikon d750

4. Nikon D3300


5. Canon EOS Rebel SL1

Canon SL1

6. Canon EOS Rebel T5i


7. Canon EOS 7D Mk II

Canon 7d mk II

8. Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500

9. Canon EOS 5D Mark III


10. Nikon D7200

Nikon d7200

Here’s the next 10 most popular DSLRs.

  1. Canon EOS 6D
  2. Nikon D7000
  3. Nikon D5300
  4. Nikon D7100
  5. Sony SLT-A58K
  6. Nikon D3100
  7. Canon EOS Rebel T3i
  8. Sony A77II
  9. Canon EOS Rebel T6s
  10. Pentax K-3II

*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+.

  • Do you happen to have any suggestions for mirrorless cameras? Finding good ones is always hard and, using regularly a reflex, I have some needs even when it comes to a smaller camera…


  • Vignesh Dhakshinamoorthy

    Most of these seem like a entry-level DSLR that features deals all the time. I saw a refurbished Canon T5 that sold for just $200 y’day, and do you believe me? with a 18-55 kit lens.

  • Ja Brown

    Seems like this is a list of the most affordable DSLR’s (at least at the top of the list). I probably wouldnt chose one of them until I got down to #9. 🙂

  • Umm the D750 at #3?? Very capable full-frame camera proving very popular with wedding photographers. It’s really at odds with the rest of the top of the list.

    Considering how basic the majority of DPS articles are though, the rest aren’t surprising.

  • kevin

    I love my EOS 70D because I can share pictures immediately via my smartphone; no need to go home and download them. Very convenient because I am at Disney World frequently.

  • AckbarSays

    People honestly don’t know what they’re missing with the Sony A77II. That is a FANTASTIC camera, on par with the very best APS-C cameras from Canikon. Sadly, Sony seems to have dropped the ball in terms of continued marketing for that camera.

    I’m moving to the Nikon D750.

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  • Roger Sallenbach

    Well, I would be happy with number 3 already. A very decent FX camera 🙂

  • Higbe33

    I’m with you Kevin. Love my 70D.

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  • petervandever

    No Sony mirrorless…. omg…… where is the Sony snobs at? 🙂

  • petervandever

    I am still using the old D7000 often. Amazing camera.

  • petervandever

    Agreed but a million newbies is better than 10 professionals for a blog about photography.

  • Miguel Imperial

    Hey. im planning to use a D7000 for street photography (too broke for fujis). and I already have a 28mm nikon ais. is the d7000’s size too risky for street photography? thank you.

  • ngn33r

    Well, the article title is “Most POPULAR”, not best, most/least expensive/capable…the ones most people (NOT Professionals, making a living with a camera) use, for whatever reason. Get over yourself.

  • mtphill

    I’ve had my Nikon D300 with grip for near 7 years. It is still a note worthy piece of equipment. I’ll move on to the D500 in the next year just to get the improved ISO range. My preference is the APC-S sensor for wildlife photography.

  • Higbe33

    If you want mirrorless, get the Sony A7r2.

  • Dre Mosley

    Have had a D7100 for a couple of years. Considering switching to a D500 as my main body. . . .I’m feeling a pull towards full frame, but don’t have any FX glass.

  • Jai DaMann

    i was awaiting the next big A mount system… I waited and waited on the rumors that a new A mount was in the works – soon to be released. I decided on the A7 Mark 2 systems (FE mount system) instead. And I love the images – so far. However, i still miss the feel of the big A mounts. Wish Sony wouldn’t keep the estimated release dates of the A mounts (or any of their cameras) release dates such a secret.

  • Mr. Fusion

    What can you shoot with a full frame, top end camera (take your pick) that a T5 can’t do?

    What matters is the view in front of the lens, and that brain a couple of inches behind the view finder much more than what is in between. A Ford Focus and MB 500 Class will both get me from point A to point B comfortably and safely. One just gives you a few more knobs to turn and leather to impress your date.

    OK, so your full frame can take twice the mega pixels. Big deal, where are you going to use those 18 mega pixels on the T5? No eye can differentiate that kind of resolution unless you enlarge it so much you need to step back to even see it.

    So your full frame has better chromatic correction. Good for you. 99.9% of viewers wouldn’t notice it anyway. So you have a faster burst mode. For every camera at an NFL game there are 10,000 at a little league or junior soccer games around the country every weekend.

    You want an entry level camera? Try a point and shoot. However, I have seen a lot of very good photos from P&S cameras. Even cell phones take very good photos. So $200 for a refurbished camera with a used lens? It sounds like a good deal.

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