The cheapest full frame camera in 2024: how to get a big sensor on a small budget!

In this guide

Panasonic Lumix S9 camera held in a hand

(Image credit: Gareth Bevan / Digital Camera World)

The Quick List
1. Best value
2. Best Canon
3. Best for video
4. Best all-round
5. Best Nikon
6. Best DSLR
How we test

Opting for the cheapest full-frame camera doesn't mean you can't still have an incredible camera. Many cameras on this list were top-tier when they first hit the market, but as they've aged a few years, their prices have become more accessible.  But there are also new cameras on the list that have compromised on a few high-end specs to keep their value at a maximum. 

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Gareth Bevan

Gareth is the Reviews Editor at Digital Camera World, and the person in charge of approving all the latest camera-related tech. With several years of experience as a photographer and videographer, he has reviewed a lot of full-frame cameras and can spot good value.

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Gareth Bevan
Reviews Editor

Gareth is a photographer based in London, working as a freelance photographer and videographer for the past several years, having the privilege to shoot for some household names. With work focusing on fashion, portrait and lifestyle content creation, he has developed a range of skills covering everything from editorial shoots to social media videos. Outside of work, he has a personal passion for travel and nature photography, with a devotion to sustainability and environmental causes.

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