Movie format
Supports RAW
Brand
Touch screen

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

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
Size
Really small
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Professional size (145×111×71 mm)
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
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0.71x
Thickness
Thin
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2.8"
Weight
Light-weight
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770 g
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Nikon D610
$1,292
Pro DSLR, announced over 2 years ago
Nikon D610
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
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
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14.4 EV
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Nikon D750
$1,735
Pro DSLR, announced over a year ago
Nikon D750
Overall image quality
Great image quality
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93.0
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
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1,229k dots
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
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14.5 EV
Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
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2,956 ISO
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Pentax K-1
$1,797
Pro DSLR, announced 4 months ago
Pentax K-1
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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  1. Sensor shift
Light sensitivity
High ISO
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204,800 ISO
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
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Great for movies
Badge
Built-in focus motor
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Autofocuses with more lenses
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Sony SLT A99
$1,998
Pro DSLR, announced over 2 years ago
Sony SLT A99
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
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1,229k dots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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  1. Sensor shift
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
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14 EV
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
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Great for movies
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Nikon D810
$2,351
Pro DSLR, announced over a year ago
Nikon D810
Overall image quality
Great image quality
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96.0
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
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1,229k dots
Color depth
Great color depth
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25.7 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
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14.8 EV
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Nikon DF
$2,747
Pro DSLR, announced over 2 years ago
Nikon DF
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
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
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171 lenses
Badge
Built-in focus motor
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Autofocuses with more lenses
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Canon EOS 5DS
$2,760
Pro DSLR, announced over a year ago
Canon EOS 5DS
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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61
Cross type focus points
Many cross-type focus points
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41
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Canon EOS 5DS R
$3,050
Pro DSLR, announced over a year ago
Canon EOS 5DS R
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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61
Cross type focus points
Many cross-type focus points
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41
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Nikon D4s
$5,448
Pro DSLR, announced over 2 years ago
Nikon D4s
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
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11 fps
Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
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2,965 ISO
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
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Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
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171 lenses
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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