The 10 Best DSLR Cameras for Capturing Memories this Holiday Season (2020)

As we head into the holiday season, you know that you want to have a high-quality camera to capture all the memories (even if it is a bizarre year). This is also the perfect time to snag a new DSLR camera: there are tons of deals out there.

Of course, there are also tons of cameras, and it can be tough to decide which one is the right one for you. Never fear! We've done the research and found ten of the best DSLR cameras on the market right now. All you have to do is choose your favorite and get ready to start snapping pics.

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Let's find you a camera so you don't miss out on any holiday moments.

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The Canon Rebel

If you're looking for a solid, entry-level DSLR camera, the Canon Rebel is for you. 24 megapixels and built-in WiFi make this puppy easy to use, but it's also an incredibly solid brand and a line that is highly recommended. It's the perfect stepping stone from your camera to a nicer camera.

The Rebel Package

Let's say you like the Rebel but you want a little something more. This package comes with the camera, 58mm Wide Angle And Telephoto Auxiliary lenses, 58mm 3pc Filter Kit (UV, CPL, FLD), 58mm Tulip Threaded Lens Hood, Camera wrist Grip, Deluxe Camera Gadget Bag, 50-inch Professional Tripod, Digital Slave Flash, Lens Pen, Lens Blower + Canon Original Battery, Charger, Eye Cup, Neck Strap, and all the lens and body caps you need. You definitely will not need any new add ons for a while.

The beginner's package

One of the things that sets DSLRs apart from point-and-shoot cameras is that there are so many add-ons available. If you're looking for a DSLR that comes with more than one lens or has a flash, this package from Canon is a great option. It's another beginner camera, but lets you learn the ins and outs of all the options.

Take it to the next level

"Quick to focus, stunning image quality, every bell and whistle imaginable. I especially like the live bulb mode. Olympus is the only brand that lets you watch your long-exposure pictures develop, so you can close the shutter when everything looks perfect. You do need the best lenses to really make this camera shine. The body is small and light, and made photography fun again for me. I use my Olympus cameras both casually and professionally." This camera from Olympus is definitely a price point above the two Canons we just mentioned, and it just comes with the body so you need to purchase a lens, but it really pays off in quality.

The Olympus with lens kit

If you think that the Olympus camera looks amazing but you don't want to go looking for the right lenses, this set is perfect for you. "I'm loving the 12-200 lens, controls, and shooting modes. The manual is excellent. My pictures are so good that my wife who was complaining about the cost is really amazed." What else is there to say?

Great for adventures

This camera from Lumix has a few elements that really make it stand out. First, its video abilities are head and shoulders above other cameras at this price point. It shoots in 4k and has great stabilizing options so you can even take video with one hand. Second, it's made to stand up to quite a bit of wear and tear, so it's perfect if you're out hiking or getting into some wild adventures. It will keep up with you no problem.

Nikon gives you the works

Let's start with the rundown of what all is included in this package. This Digital Village Camera Bundle Includes a High Speed SanDisk 64gb Memory Card, Deluxe Camera Gadget Bag, 50 inch Professional Tripod, Digital Slave Flash, Lens Pen, Camera and Lens Cleaning Kit + Lens Blower + Nikon Original Battery, Charger, Eye Cup, and Neck Strap. Oh and of course the Nikon D5600 DSLR Camera. "Let’s talk about how amazing this camera is!!! Takes by far the best photos from a camera I’ve ever used before! Came with everything I needed."

Another Nikon option

This Nikon D3500 package comes with all the goodies you might want, and a fantastic 24-megapixel camera. "I had been relying on my cellphone to take pictures but was really disappointed in what I could and couldn't do. I decided to get an SLR to get back into taking better pictures. This was a great starter package to get me up and running. The camera is easy to use and has so many options. I like being able to link it to my phone to easily grab pictures without moving the SD card around." I'm sold.

Go big

This is the most expensive camera on our list, and yeah, it does come with a seriously high price tag. But there's a reason for that. If you want a camera that will give you the best quality pictures, especially if you're using it in a professional setting, this is it. "This is a typical case of "you get what you pay for". I have been a Canon user for as long as I remember and resisted switching to a mirrorless system for a long time. When I finally decided to make the switch this is the camera I settled on and it was the best decision. The image quality is out of this world and the sharpness of the photographs is unbelievable. It is very expensive (prohibitively so) but for good reason."

Automatic or manual, both with great quality

"Here's the bottom line on this model. It is the same Nikon quality you know, love, and expect at a much more attainable price point. It has dual SD UHS-II card slots, and uses the newest variation of the EN-EL15 battery from Nikon (EN-EL15c). I refuse to call it "entry-level." So if you have been on the fence about Nikon mirrorless because of the single XQD card slot in the Z6 or Z7, this is a great way to dip your toe in the mirrorless water and even dive in if you want." Mirrorless cameras are a step into the professional world of photography, but they create amazing photos. This one even has both automatic and manual modes to make it easier to make the transition.