Interested in a cheap DSLR full frame? Here we've rounded up the the cheapest ten (out of 13) 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.

Movie format
Brand
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
$250 Pro DSLR, announced over 2 years ago
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Sensor size
Large sensor
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Full frame 36.0x24.0mm
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
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120 ms shutter lag
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
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156 lenses
Focus points
Many focus points
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61
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Nikon D600
$1,360 Pro DSLR, announced over 2 years ago
Nikon D600
Sensor size
Large sensor
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Full frame 35.9x24.0mm
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 DF
$1,494 Pro DSLR, announced over a year ago
Nikon DF
Sensor size
Large sensor
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Full frame 36.0x23.9mm
Size
Really small
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Professional size 143x110x66 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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Canon EOS 6D
$1,598 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 145x111x71 mm
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
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156 lenses
Thickness
Thin
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2.8"
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Nikon D610
$1,697 Pro DSLR, announced over a year ago
Nikon D610
Sensor size
Large sensor
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Full frame 35.9x24.0mm
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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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 35.8x24.0mm
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
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1,229k dots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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Sensor shift
Color depth
Great color depth
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25 bits
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Nikon D750
$2,297 Pro DSLR, announced last month
Nikon D750
Sensor size
Large sensor
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Full frame 35.9x24.0mm
Overall image quality
Great image quality
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93.0
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
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1,229k dots
Size
Really small
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Professional size 141x113x78 mm
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Nikon D810
$3,297 Pro DSLR, announced 5 months ago
Nikon D810
Sensor size
Large sensor
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Full frame 35.9x24.0mm
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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Nikon D4s
$6,497 Pro DSLR, announced 9 months ago
Nikon D4s
Sensor size
Large sensor
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Full frame 36.0x24.0mm
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
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11 fps
Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
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3,074 ISO
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
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Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
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Canon EOS 1D X
$6,799 Pro DSLR, announced over 2 years ago
Canon EOS 1D X
Sensor size
Large sensor
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Full frame 36.0x24.0mm
Light sensitivity
High ISO
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51,200 ISO
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
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14 fps
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
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0.76x
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discussion about the cheapest full frame DSLRs

Showing 8 comments

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 OnTay Johnson OnTay Johnson (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