As much as I don’t want to admit it, we are nearing the end of the decade, which means I need some new cameras to take me into 2020.
But, I don’t exactly have the budget for expensive full frame cameras. Cheap full frame cameras are much more up my alley for Christmas this year.
However, most cheap full frame cameras are not great. In fact, cheap full frame cameras can be a rip off if you don’t purchase the correct one.
As such, I pulled together my three favorite cheap full frame cameras: the Nikon D750, The Sony A7 II, and the Canon EOS RP. Let’s talk about them.
The Nikon D750 is the cheapest full frame camera that Nikon carries, which means it doesn’t come with anything fancy like 4K video or fast live view AF, but it still comes with a tilting rear-screen and an incredible dynamic range.
The Nikon D750 controls work similarly to Nikon’s other hobby-level DSLRs instead of its professional DSLRs (which can be a pro or con depending upon how you look at it).
The Nikon D750 has a 51-point AF system, shoots in 1080p full-HD at up to 60fps and weighs under 2 lbs.
Other Nikon D750 Specs include:
- 24MP full-frame CMOS sensor
- 3.2” 1,229k-dot LCD tilting screen
- 51-point AF system
- Wi-Fi connectivity
- 1080p video at 60fps
- ISO range of 100-12,800
- 1/4000th max shutter speed
- 1.7 lbs
There are rumors that the Nikon D750 is about to be replaced, which is good news for bargain hunters because that means the price is about to go down.
Until then, though, you can purchase the Nikon D750 brand new on Amazon for $1,200.
Or, you can head over to MPB and get it starting at $885.
Prices vary depending on the condition of the camera, but even the more “expensive” like-new ones are $1,109, and that’s a pretty darn good deal for a full frame camera with this kind of specs!
Sony A7 II
Out of all of our cheap full frame cameras, the Sony A7 II is the cheapest.
The Sony A7 II features in-body image stabilization, 5fps burst speed, and a 24 megapixel CSC. It’s built out of magnesium alloy, which keeps the body light and comfortable in your hands.
Other Sony A7 II specs include:
- 24.3MP full-frame CMOS sensor
- 5-axis sensor-based image stabilization
- AF system with 117 detection points
- 3-inch tilting LCD screen with 1.23 million dots
- 2.36M dot OLED viewfinder
- 1080 full HD video capabilities
- Built-in Wi-Fi
The one complaint with the Sony A7 II is that it didn’t feature enough upgrades from the Sony A7 to be worth the price when it came out, but since this full frame camera was released 5 years ago, this point is no longer relevant.
Canon EOS RP
Finally, the Canon EOS RP, or as some call it, Canon’s “baby.” The best thing about the Canon EOS RP is that it gives you access to all of the RF lenses for much cheaper than previously possible.
The Canon EOS RP is also compact and it comes with a DSLR lens converter so you can use both the newer RF lenses and your older, pre-owned EF-mount lenses.