Editor's Choice - Our Favorite HD Digital Cameras

1. Canon 5169B005 HD 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 HD 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 HD 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 HD Digital Cameras

2. Canon 5169B003 HD Digital Camera

User Ratings: 77 4

Canon 5169B003 First Impressions

"Now I have the Canon 5169B003."

The difference is the excellent Canon lens. Camera, batteries and memory cards all top notch. I love the camera and the bundle is OK. The different modes are useful. However on contacting Canon about it, they sent us a memory card.

  • Canon EOS Rebel T3i Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens (discontinued by manufacturer)
  • Released on February 6, 2011
  • 18MP APS-C CMOS sensor, 9-point AF system
  • 3.7 frames per second continuous shooting
  • ISO 100-6400 expandable to 12800
  • 1080p HD video recording with manual controls
  • Batteries: 1 CR2 batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 5169B003
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 5169B003 Final Thoughts

"Now onto the bundle."

Best price, fast delivery and good support in case something goes wrong. The different modes are useful. I take pictures of houses occasionally and this has worked really well. I've had the Canon 5169B003 for about two weeks now and it's been great! The pictures were clear and a came out great.

Overall Score
4.6


(2118 Points)

3. Canon 5169B001 HD Digital Camera

User Ratings: 77 4

Canon 5169B001 First Impressions

"Work Horse."

Great camera, great bundle and fast shipping. However on contacting Canon about it, they sent us a memory card. Thank you Amazon and thank you Canon! I love this camera a lot so far! The pictures were clear and a came out great.

  • Canon EOS Rebel T3i Digital SLR Camera Body Only (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 ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 5169B001
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 5169B001 Final Thoughts

"Two is preferable."

I can see using this for years before I would feel the need to upgrade. 5 years I've gotten to know this groundbreaking HD Digital Camera well. I would highly recommend this Canon 5169B001 and bundle. This is an excellent camera for beginners. SD card that came with camera is fine.

Overall Score
4.6


(2118 Points)

4. Nikon 1572 HD Digital Camera

User Ratings: 82 5

Nikon 1572 First Impressions

"Great purchase!"

This Nikon 1572 takes absolutely beautiful images! From my first few casual shots the results blew me away. It sucks up way more battery life than the D7100/D7200. This Nikon 1572 takes absolutely beautiful images! Just buy this, you will not regret it.

  • Nikon D3400 w/ AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR (Red)
  • SnapBridge Bluetooth Connectivity
  • 24.2MP DX Format CMOS Sensor
  • EXPEED 4 Image Processor,Interface:HDMI output: Type C mini-pin HDMI connector, Hi Speed USB; connection to built in USB port is recommended
  • No Optical Low Pass Filter. Operating environment: Temperature: 0 degree C to 40 degree C (+32 degree F to 104 degree F) Humidity: 85 Percent or less (no condensation)
  • Native ISO 100 25600; 5 fps Shooting. Compatability information: C firmware v. 1.10 and later ( released August 31, 2016 )
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon 1572
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon 1572 Final Thoughts

"Doing its job."

I can see using this for years before I would feel the need to upgrade. The extra batteries don't work all that well. But, others have covered its capabilities far better than I can. However, once I saw the images files I was hooked. I love this camera a lot so far!

Overall Score
4.6


(1895 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling HD Digital Cameras

5. Nikon 25496 HD Digital Camera

User Ratings: 81 3

Nikon 25496 First Impressions

"Greats products!"

Very versatile and swiftly configurable. First four pictures I took and they came out great! I love this camera a lot so far! I received it and it works well with my other Nikon lenses. The Nikon 25496 captured the action like a pro.

  • Nikon D3200 24.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR NIKKOR Zoom Lens (Red)
  • 24MP CMOS DXformat sensor
  • 4 frames per second continuous shooting
  • 11 AF points (with 3D tracking)
  • ISO 100 6400 (plus ISO 12,800 equivalent Hi1 setting)
  • Full HD 1080p video
  • 3.0 inch LCD with 920,000 dots
  • Expeed 3 processing
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon 25496
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon 25496 Final Thoughts

"Outstanding buy!"

The read/write speed is seriously blazing fast. This all with my Nikon 25496. This is the best HD Digital Camera and I love it! I love the camera and the bundle is OK. If you are a point and shoot person forget it here.

Overall Score
4.6


(1685 Points)

6. Nikon 25492 HD Digital Camera

User Ratings: 81 3

Nikon 25492 First Impressions

"Much fantastic."

That little piece of glass produces some amazingly sharp pictures. These are a lot of megapixels. Just what my wife needed for her travels. I don't feel like I ever need any other lenses. So i bought this kit under a month ago and I'm in love with it.

  • Nikon D3200 24.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Auto Focus-S DX VR NIKKOR Zoom Lens (Black) (OLD MODEL)
  • 24MP CMOS DX-format sensor
  • 4 frames per second continuous shooting
  • 11 AF points (with 3D tracking)
  • ISO 100-6400 (plus ISO 12,800-equivalent Hi1 setting)
  • Full HD 1080p video
  • 3.0 inch LCD with 920,000 dots
  • Expeed 3 processing
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon 25492
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon 25492 Final Thoughts

"On and on."

They are simply great cameras now at a very attractive price point. I take pictures of houses occasionally and this has worked really well. Many more options than available to entry level models. This is an excellent camera for beginners. I use it as a backup camera to my Canon 7D mark II.

Overall Score
4.6


(1685 Points)

7. Canon Canon T6 K1 HD Digital Camera

User Ratings: 82 3

Canon Canon T6 K1 First Impressions

"I received it on time."

But I'd buy from Canon again, so they've got that going for them. I got it at the best price for this kit. Very good camera for the size. Absolutely great HD Digital Camera for the price. The software also defaults to save your original pic.

  • Canon EOS Rebel T6 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 is II Lens + 58mm Wide Angle Lens + 2X Telephoto Lens + Flash + 48GB SD Memory Card + UV Filter Kit + Tripod + Full Accessory Bundle
  • This Photo4Less Top Value Camera And Lens With USA Warranty and manufacturer's supplied Accessories Kit includes:
  • Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR camera body -18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 is II lens - 58mm high definition wide angle lens & 58mm 2x professional telephoto lens
  • Transcend 32GB SDHC Class 10 Flash Memory Card - Transcend 16GB SDHC Class 10 Flash Memory Card - Photo4less DC59 Camera Case P4L-CCS-30 - Photo Video Quality Tripod
  • Digital DSLR auto power Slave flash - rs-60 remote switch for Canon - 3 piece UV filter kit (UV-cpl-fled) 58mm - high-speed SD USB card reader - 58mm ultraviolet UV protector filter - memory card wallet - LCD screen protectors (clear) - table top tripod - 3 piece cleaning kit - lens cap holder
  • 18MP APS-C CMOS sensor DIGIC 4+ Image processor 3.0" 920K-dot LCD monitor full HD 1080P video recording at 30 fps 9-point AF with center cross-type point extended is 12800, 3 fps shooting built-in Wi-Fi with NFC scene intelligent auto mode Basic+ and creative auto modes
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon Canon T6 K1
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon Canon T6 K1 Final Thoughts

"I received it on time."

The Canon Canon T6 K1 captured the action like a pro. Canon still services this camera. This is the best HD Digital Camera and I love it! The Canon Canon T6 K1 captured the action like a pro. The Canon Canon T6 K1 has all the tech and features I was looking for in a camera.

Overall Score
4.7


(1507 Points)

8. Canon 6195B001 HD Digital Camera

User Ratings: 64 6

Canon 6195B001 First Impressions

"This is my 2nd Canon 6195B001."

They make it look like I know what I'm doing. I'm still playing around with it. I like everything about the camera. I needed a HD Digital Camera with a sensor larger than what is on my smartphone. It wont replace a DSLR but it comers pretty close.

  • Canon PowerShot SX260 HS 12.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera with 20x Image Stabilized Zoom 25mm Wide-Angle Optical Lens and 1080p HD Video (Red) (OLD MODEL)
  • 12MP CMOS sensor
  • 25–500 mm equivalent F3.5 - 6.8 lens
  • ISO 100-3200
  • 1080p -24FPS HD video
  • 3" LCD with 461,000 dots
  • Digic 5 Processor
  • Built-in GPS
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 6195B001
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 6195B001 Final Thoughts

"So I ordered it anyway."

What a really unique camera. This camera also has the best in camera JPEG processing I've ever seen. My old SX700 that was serviceable for years finally gave up and failed. Meh, life goes on, immediately ordered more batteries off Amazon. I just love how easy it is to get good looking shots.

Overall Score
4.3


(1484 Points)

9. Canon 8253B001 HD Digital Camera

User Ratings: 64 5

Canon 8253B001 First Impressions

"That is a bargain."

Overall good camera and value but needs improvements in the hardware. It's got pretty much everything I could want in a HD Digital Camera. Fast shipping and everything packaged nicely. This is the perfect compromise camera for me. It took me a while to figure it out.

  • Canon PowerShot A2500 16MP Digital Camera with 5x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom with 2.7-Inch LCD (Black)
  • ECO Mode to reduce power consumption
  • Capture impressive 720p HD video in stereo sound with a dedicated movie button
  • 16 megapixel, 1/2.3-inch CCD sensor and Canon DIGIC 4 image processor deliver enhanced image quality
  • 5x optical zoom and 28mm wide-angle lens with Digital Image Stabilizer
  • Smart Auto intelligently selects the proper settings based on 32 predefined shooting situations
  • USB cable not included
  • Batteries: Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 8253B001
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 8253B001 Final Thoughts

"The battery was awesome."

I just love how easy it is to get good looking shots. The initial charge using the Canon 8253B001 to charge the battery took about 2 hours. This camera has so many features for its size. That is the reason I bought this Canon 8253B001. My old SX700 that was serviceable for years finally gave up and failed.

Overall Score
4.3


(1482 Points)

10. Canon 8254B001 HD Digital Camera

User Ratings: 64 5

Canon 8254B001 First Impressions

"Quality."

I did buy some rechargeable batteries to use in it. Me and my husband have planned a trip to Bahamas. In some reviews this Canon 8254B001 is said to be heavy. I bought this camera right before I went on vacation to Hawaii. If you're a casual photographer, you can't beat this price, get it now.

  • Canon PowerShot A2500 16MP Digital Camera with 5x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom with 2.7-Inch LCD (Silver) (OLD MODEL)
  • ECO Mode to reduce power consumption
  • Capture impressive 720p HD video in stereo sound with a dedicated movie button
  • 16 megapixel, 1/2.3-inch CCD sensor and Canon DIGIC 4 image processor deliver enhanced image quality
  • 5x optical zoom and 28mm wide-angle lens with Digital Image Stabilizer
  • Smart Auto intelligently selects the proper settings based on 32 predefined shooting situations
  • USB cable not included
  • Batteries: Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 8254B001
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 8254B001 Final Thoughts

"All on Auto."

Only downside is recovery after each shot, however rest of features make up for it. A great camera for the money and my needs! So glad I chose the Canon 8254B001. I’m now wading through the manual before heading out to shoot photos. I get great photos, and it does not take long to import them to my laptop.

Overall Score
4.3


(1482 Points)

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