Editor's Choice - Our Favorite 35mm Digital Cameras

1. Canon 5169B005 35mm Digital Camera

User Ratings: 77 4

Canon 5169B005 First Impressions

"It is versatile!"

But that's what this entry level camera is all about. If you are a point and shoot person forget it here. Absolutely great 35mm Digital Camera for the price. I took a 3 hour workshop on how to use the camera and I am good to go. I have always gotten great results with my Canon 5169B005.

  • Canon EOS Rebel T3i Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens (discontinued by manufacturer)
  • 18MP APS-C CMOS sensor
  • 3.7 frames per second continuous shooting
  • 9-point AF system
  • ISO 100-6400 expandable to 12800
  • 1080p HD video recording with manual controls
  • 3.0 inch articulated LCD with 1,040,000 dots
  • Wireless flash control
  • 'Basic+' shooting mode and 'Creative Filters'
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 5169B005
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 5169B005 Final Thoughts

"For me it was a steal."

I mean, I still shoot film with my old F3 and FE and push film. The pictures were clear and a came out great. I've been more than happy with this 35mm Digital Camera. I use it as a backup camera to my Canon 7D mark II. I can see using this for years before I would feel the need to upgrade.

Overall Score
4.6


(2118 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated 35mm Digital Cameras

2. Nikon 13525 35mm Digital Camera

User Ratings: 82 5

Nikon 13525 First Impressions

"Lordy Lord!"

I use it with my one year old Nikon lens. This is the best 35mm Digital Camera and I love it! The body is well balanced when using the large Art series of lenses. Some of the extra items are not useful. Many more options than available to entry level models.

  • Nikon D3400 24.2 MP Triple Lens Ultimate Parent's Camera Kit, 3.0", Red
  • 24. 2 MP D3400 DSLR camera and a versatile 18-55mm Lens, super-telephoto 70-300mm lens and fast 35mm f/1. 8 prime lens
  • Learn how to take great photos from the included Nikon school Online Class with Tamara Lackey on photographing kids and pets
  • Built-in Bluetooth connectivity lets you share images via Snap Bridge app and save them to the cloud on Nikon image space
  • Kit also includes a shutter Huggers monkey to get your kids smiling at the camera; and a $30 voucher from online photo lab MPIX
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon 13525
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon 13525 Final Thoughts

"Images turn out great!"

Thank you Amazon and thank you Nikon! The difference is the excellent Nikon lens. The battery that does come with the camera lasts a long time. This lens is a good complement to the existing ones I have. But that's what this entry level camera is all about.

Overall Score
4.6


(1895 Points)

3. Nikon FBA_L330 35mm Digital Camera

User Ratings: 62 8

Nikon FBA_L330 First Impressions

"The grip is a bit larger."

The recommended solution is to send in the camera for cleaning. I’m now wading through the manual before heading out to shoot photos. I was honestly surprised that I could find anything like this on Amazon. I have yet to use the tripods but I'm excited to give them a try eventually. This camera also has the best in camera JPEG processing I've ever seen.

  • Nikon Coolpix L330 Digital Camera (Black)
  • NIKKOR lens with 26x optical zoom; 4.0-104.0 mm (35mm [135] format equivalent: 22.5-585 mm), f/3.1-5.9
  • Digital zoom magnification Up to 4x (35mm [135] format equivalent: Approx. 2340 mm)
  • Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards
  • Includes Four LR6/L40 (AA-size) alkaline batteries, UC-E16 USB Cable, Camera Strap, LC-CP25 Lens Cap (with cord), ViewNX 2 CD
  • Power sources AA-size batteries
  • Batteries: 4 AA batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon FBA_L330
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon FBA_L330 Final Thoughts

"I love the new Nikon FBA_L330."

10,000 photos with it and it worked well for its limited capabilities. It will take some getting used to. Lastly, the complaints about battery life are totally valid. It’s taken its place as my go to camera, which is what I intended it for. I was pretty skeptical buying another point and shoot.

Overall Score
4.2


(878 Points)

4. Canon SX420 BK K2 35mm Digital Camera

User Ratings: 72 5

Canon SX420 BK K2 First Impressions

"I can carry it anywhere!"

One thing that worries me is the little flap that covers the USB connector. Everything about it is solid and satisfying. Everything about it is solid and satisfying. It size is great for pockets and small purses. The stability at long zoom was fantastic.

  • Canon PowerShot SX420 IS Digital Camera (Black) with 20MP, 42x Optical Zoom, 720p HD Video & Built-In Wi-Fi + 64GB Card + Reader + Grip + Spare Battery and Charger + Tripod + Complete Accessory Bundle
  • Kit Includes: Canon PowerShot SX420 IS Digital Camera + NB-11LH Lithium-Ion Battery Pack + CB-2LF Battery Charger + Lens Cap + WS-DC12 Wrist Strap + Limited 1-Year Warranty (All these in Canon box)
  • + Padded Camera Case + Spare Power2000 Battery + Spare Charger + Hand Grip + Gripster Tripod + The Imaging World Micro Fiber Cleaning Cloth
  • + 64GB High-Speed SDXC Class 10 Memory Card + Card Reader + Memory Card Wallet + Screen Protector + Vidpro Digital Camera Cleaning Kit
  • 20.0MP 1.2.3" CCD Image Sensor - DIGIC 4+ Image Processor - 42x Optical Zoom Lens - 24-1008mm (35mm Equivalent) - 3.0" 230k-Dot LCD Monitor
  • HD 720p Video Recording at 25 fps - Intelligent IS Image Stabilization - Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC - ISO 1600 and 2.2 fps Continuous Shooting - Smart AUTO and Scene Modes
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon SX420 BK K2
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon SX420 BK K2 Final Thoughts

"Great low light shot."

Mid-afternoon typically required swapping in a charged battery. Its small and very comfortable to hold and use, which is great cuz I have small hands. Me and my husband have planned a trip to Bahamas. I bought this camera right before I went on vacation to Hawaii. Great deal on this camera package that includes lots of extras.

Overall Score
4.4


(757 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling 35mm Digital Cameras

5. Canon SX420 BK K1 35mm Digital Camera

User Ratings: 72 5

Canon SX420 BK K1 First Impressions

"So far, so good."

I'm still playing around with it. I'm still playing around with it. For me the upgrade was worth it as it had things I find extremely useful. Love that a strap, case and lens cover came with it, among other things. I was honestly surprised that I could find anything like this on Amazon.

  • Canon PowerShot SX420 is Digital Camera (Black) with 20MP, 42x Optical Zoom, 720p HD Video and Built-in Wi-Fi + 32GB Card + Reader + Spare Battery + Tripod + Digital Camera Accessory Bundle
  • Kit Includes: Canon PowerShot SX420 IS Digital Camera + NB-11LH Lithium-Ion Battery Pack + CB-2LF Battery Charger + Lens Cap + WS-DC12 Wrist Strap + Limited 1-Year Warranty (All these in Canon box)
  • + Padded Camera Case + Spare Battery + Gripster Tripod + The Imaging World Micro Fiber Cleaning Cloth
  • + 32GB 320x High-Speed SDHC Class 10 Memory Card + Card Reader + Memory Card Wallet + Vidpro Digital Camera Cleaning Kit
  • 20.0MP 1.2.3" CCD Image Sensor - DIGIC 4+ Image Processor - 42x Optical Zoom Lens - 24-1008mm (35mm Equivalent) - 3.0" 230k-Dot LCD Monitor
  • HD 720p Video Recording at 25 fps - Intelligent IS Image Stabilization - Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC - ISO 1600 and 2.2 fps Continuous Shooting - Smart AUTO and Scene Modes
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon SX420 BK K1
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon SX420 BK K1 Final Thoughts

"It's a REAL camera."

Where this Canon SX420 BK K1 really shines though is the video recording oddly enough. I needed a 35mm Digital Camera with a sensor larger than what is on my smartphone. I like everything about the camera. Takes great low light & fireworks pictures. The image I've shared was taken from over 15 feet away with just the optical zoom.

Overall Score
4.4


(757 Points)

6. Canon 3814B010 35mm Digital Camera

User Ratings: 76 3

Canon 3814B010 First Impressions

"Taking pictures!"

I finally decided I liked the features of the Canon line. So pleased with all the features. Though I have nothing to complain about the Canon 3814B010. The difference is the excellent Canon lens. I overall love this Canon 3814B010 and would recommend to others!

  • Canon EOS 7D 18 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens (discontinued by manufacturer)
  • 18MP APS-C CMOS sensor
  • 8 frames per second continuous shooting
  • 1080p HD video recording with manual controls
  • 3.0 inch Clear View II LCD screen with 920,000 dots
  • 19-point AF system (all cross-type)
  • 100% viewfinder coverage
  • 63-zone metering system
  • Batteries: Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 3814B010
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 3814B010 Final Thoughts

"You guys rock!"

From my first few casual shots the results blew me away. This is a great entry level camera. It is worth the trade-off when doing astro-photography. Just what my wife needed for her travels. These are a lot of megapixels.

Overall Score
4.6


(713 Points)

7. Canon 3814B016 35mm Digital Camera

User Ratings: 76 3

Canon 3814B016 First Impressions

"Now about this Camera."

Absolutely great 35mm Digital Camera for the price. It has a great feel, not too heavy but still substantial. I received it and it works well with my other Canon lenses. So i bought this kit under a month ago and I'm in love with it. I've had the Canon 3814B016 for about two weeks now and it's been great!

  • Canon EOS 7D 18 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS UD Lens (discontinued by manufacturer)
  • 18.0-megapixel CMOS Sensor and Dual DIGIC 4 Image Processors for high image quality and speed
  • Kit includes 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS UD standard zoom lens
  • Advanced HD movie mode with manual exposure control and selectable frame rates
  • Intelligent Viewfinder with 100 percent field of view; 19-point, all cross-type AF system equipped with dual diagonal cross-type sensors
  • Capture images to CF Card Type I and II, UDMA-compliant CF cards (not included)
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 3814B016
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 3814B016 Final Thoughts

"It's loaded!"

I love the camera and the bundle is OK. We love the Canon 3814B016, but let's talk about the accessories. Great camera, great bundle and fast shipping. Absolutely great 35mm Digital Camera for the price. It has a great feel, not too heavy but still substantial.

Overall Score
4.6


(713 Points)

8. Canon 180 Silver K2 35mm Digital Camera

User Ratings: 74 6

Canon 180 Silver K2 First Impressions

"Cheaper ones are ok."

I'm impressed with how Canon incorporated it seamlessly. So I went to a camera store and tried out both of them. Love the small compact size which will be perfect for traveling. I bought this camera right before I went on vacation to Hawaii. I needed a 35mm Digital Camera with a sensor larger than what is on my smartphone.

  • Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 20MP 8X Zoom Digital Camera (Silver) + 32GB Card + Reader + Case + Accessory Bundle
  • Kit Includes 10 Products: Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 Digital Camera + NB-11LH Lithium-Ion Battery Pack + CB-2LF Battery Charger + WS-800 Wrist Strap + Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • 32 GB 320x Class 10 High-Speed SDHC Memory Card + Card Reader + Memory Card Wallet + Tabletop Tripod + Padded Camera Case + Screen Protector
  • 20.0MP 1/2.3" CCD Image Sensor - DIGIC 4+ Image Processor - 8x Optical Zoom Lens
  • 28-224mm (35mm Equivalent) - 2.7" 230k-Dot LCD Monitor - HD 720p Video Recording at 25 fps
  • ISO 1600 and 2.2 fps Continuous Shooting - Optical Image Stabilizer and Digital IS - Smart AUTO and Auto Zoom Settings - ECO Mode and Help Button
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 180 Silver K2
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 180 Silver K2 Final Thoughts

"It takes great pictures."

The different features are amazing and the pics came out really great. Auto-ISO is on the conservative side, which I would like to have more control over. Love that a strap, case and lens cover came with it, among other things. If you want to take bird pictures. Me and my husband have planned a trip to Bahamas.

Overall Score
4.5


(625 Points)

9. Canon 180 Silver K1 35mm Digital Camera

User Ratings: 74 6

Canon 180 Silver K1 First Impressions

"All on Auto."

Excellent quality photos too. This is the perfect compromise camera for me. While the 24-70 seems good, I can’t wait for a new Canon 180 Silver K1. They make it look like I know what I'm doing. Only downside is recovery after each shot, however rest of features make up for it.

  • Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 20MP 8X Zoom Digital Camera (Silver) + 16GB Card + Reader + Case + Accessory Bundle
  • Kit Includes 10 Products: Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 Digital Camera + NB-11LH Lithium-Ion Battery Pack + CB-2LF Battery Charger + WS-800 Wrist Strap + Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Transcend 16 GB 200x UHS-I Class 10 High-Speed SDHC Memory Card + Card Reader + Memory Card Wallet + Tabletop Tripod + Padded Camera Case + Screen Protector
  • 20.0MP 1/2.3" CCD Image Sensor - DIGIC 4+ Image Processor - 8x Optical Zoom Lens
  • 28-224mm (35mm Equivalent) - 2.7" 230k-Dot LCD Monitor - HD 720p Video Recording at 25 fps
  • ISO 1600 and 2.2 fps Continuous Shooting - Optical Image Stabilizer and Digital IS - Smart AUTO and Auto Zoom Settings - ECO Mode and Help Button
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 180 Silver K1
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 180 Silver K1 Final Thoughts

"Easy point and shoot."

Looking forward to seeing how the weight savings impact my hikes and travel. My old SX700 that was serviceable for years finally gave up and failed. I can't wait to try it out at the zoo. Meh, life goes on, immediately ordered more batteries off Amazon. I just love how easy it is to get good looking shots.

Overall Score
4.5


(625 Points)

10. Panasonic DMC-G7HK 35mm Digital Camera

User Ratings: 77 5

Panasonic DMC-G7HK First Impressions

"Just what I want."

This is very comfortable, especially during long shoots. But white balance flips out often. It has the best image quality of any 35mm Digital Camera I have ever owned. Secondly the EVF is amazing amazing amazing. Really great, even in low light with f/4 lenses.

  • PANASONIC LUMIX G7 4K Mirrorless Camera, with 14-140mm Power O.I.S. Lens, 16 Megapixels, 3 Inch Touch LCD, DMC-G7HK (USA BLACK)
  • Superb DSLM image quality without the bulk and weight of traditional DSLRs
  • Never miss a photo with three unique 4K Ultra HD Video pause and save 4K Photo Modes
  • Fast and precise auto focusing tracks the subject.Focal Length f=14-140mm (35mm camera equivalent 28-280mm). Aperture Type 7 diaphragm blades / Circular aperture diaphragm. Aperture range F3.5(Wide) - F5.6(TELE)
  • Class-leading, ultra-compact, interchangeable lens and accessory options
  • Unwire Your Creativity with integrated Wi-Fi sharing
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic DMC-G7HK
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Panasonic DMC-G7HK Final Thoughts

"I am very happy."

I might be a dreamer though, probably won't ever see this. The camera is fast, sharp, and most important to me - light. With its kit lens, there are several focusing aids. Fast or continuous autofocus. With its kit lens, there are several focusing aids.

Overall Score
4.5


(473 Points)

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