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Interested in a cheap DSLR full frame? Here we've rounded up the the cheapest ten (out of 15) DSLRs full frame . Some of the top manufacturers of full frame DSLRs are Nikon, Canon and Sony.

Full frame sensor

Full frame DSLRs are called full frame because they have 36x24mm sensors, the same size as film that older SLRs used.

DSLR

Digital SLRs (also called DSLRs) are the digital equivalent of the old film SLRs. SLR cameras all have interchangeable lenses, and an optical viewfinder that lets you look through the lens and see exactly what the camera will capture when you take a photo.

Canon EOS 6D
$1,269
Pro DSLR, announced over 2 years ago
Canon EOS 6D
Sensor size
Large sensor
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Full frame 35.8x23.9mm
Size
Really small
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Professional size (145×111×71 mm)
Light sensitivity
High ISO
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25,600 ISO
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
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0.71x
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Nikon D610
$1,295
Pro DSLR, announced over a year ago
Nikon D610
Sensor size
Large sensor
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Full frame 35.9x24mm
Overall image quality
Great image quality
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94.0
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
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6 fps
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
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300 ms startup delay
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Nikon D600
$1,357
Pro DSLR, announced over 2 years ago
Nikon D600
Sensor size
Large sensor
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Full frame 35.9x24mm
Overall image quality
Great image quality
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94.0
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
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300 ms startup delay
Color depth
Great color depth
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25.1 bits
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Nikon D800
$1,749
Pro DSLR, announced over 2 years ago
Nikon D800
Sensor size
Large sensor
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Full frame 35.9x24mm
Overall image quality
Great image quality
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95.0
True resolution
High true resolution
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36.2 MP
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
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200 ms startup delay
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Nikon D750
$1,997
Pro DSLR, announced 11 months ago
Nikon D750
Sensor size
Large sensor
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Full frame 35.9x24mm
Overall image quality
Great image quality
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93.0
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
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1,229k dots
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
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6.5 fps
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Sony SLT-A99
$1,998
Pro DSLR, announced over 2 years ago
Sony SLT-A99
Sensor size
Large sensor
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Full frame 35.8x24mm
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
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1,229k dots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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  1. Sensor shift
Light sensitivity
High ISO
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25,600 ISO
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Canon EOS 5D Mark III
$2,249
Pro DSLR, announced over 2 years ago
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Sensor size
Large sensor
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Full frame 36x24mm
Light sensitivity
High ISO
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25,600 ISO
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
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6 fps
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
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0.71x
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Nikon DF
$2,747
Pro DSLR, announced over a year ago
Nikon DF
Sensor size
Large sensor
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Full frame 36x23.9mm
Size
Really small
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Professional size (144×110×67 mm)
Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
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3,279 ISO
Badge
Built-in focus motor
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Autofocuses with more lenses
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Nikon D810
$2,997
Pro DSLR, announced over a year ago
Nikon D810
Sensor size
Large sensor
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Full frame 35.9x24mm
Overall image quality
Great image quality
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97.0
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
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1,229k dots
True resolution
High true resolution
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36.2 MP
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Canon EOS 5DS
$3,689
Pro DSLR, announced 6 months ago
Canon EOS 5DS
Sensor size
Large sensor
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Full frame 36x24mm
True resolution
High true resolution
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50.3 MP
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
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0.71x
Focus points
Many focus points
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discussion about the cheapest full frame DSLRs

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Avatar for Punnyabrata Punnyabrata (7:05 PM, May 31, 2015)
Is the Nikon D7xxx the best midrange camera to upgrade from D3100? Are there any other models in Nikon or Canon which is a better buy in similar or slightly higher price range?
 
Avatar for Markdean Valdoz Masanque Markdean Valdoz Masanque (8:54 AM, May 27, 2015)
Where is 1Dx?
 
Phil (5:11 PM, December 02, 2014)
Yeah I agree
 
Robert (10:07 PM, April 18, 2014)
Thanks Jerry Tosh for the Info , very good advise ! Don't mind the clowns :)
 
Avatar for Jerry Tosh Jerry Tosh (6:50 AM, February 09, 2014)
??!
 
Guest (6:45 AM, February 09, 2014)
Always a clown
 
Avatar for Tay Tay (5:53 PM, December 05, 2013)
good to know. thanks yo!
 
Avatar for disqususer2 disqususer2 (1:49 PM, November 16, 2013)
the price is now $1899
 
Avatar for disqususer2 disqususer2 (1:48 PM, November 16, 2013)
The Nikon DF is not $1297. Ah .. add $1000 or $2000 to that price
 
Avatar for Jerry Tosh Jerry Tosh (9:29 PM, November 07, 2013)
although not "professional and heavily overlooked" the 5DC or 5dmi is still full frame and can be bought for about 550 dollars used now! great cahnce for hobbyist to enjoy full frame goodness without having to break the bank. Hope that helps someone
 
Avatar for Sports Online Guy Sports Online Guy (4:10 PM, October 08, 2012)
The Nikon D600 is available right now at a $100 savings ($2,596.95 for camera and lens), plus 2% Amazon rewards! Good reasons to be one of the first to own Nikon's brand new full-frame camera! Check out http://bit.ly/NikonD600withlens