APS is the acronym for Advanced Photo System. APS-C refers to the image sensors these cameras have. They are for the photographer who wants a better camera than a beginner level DLSR but does not want to pay the cost of a camera with a full frame sensor. The prices listed are for the camera body only.
1. Canon EOS 80D – US $1,100. I have a Canon EOS 60D, and it’s an excellent camera. but too heavy with a lens mounted on it to carry around comfortably.
2. Nikon D7200 – US $1,000
3. Pentax K-3 II – US $850 – I have owned several Pentax 35 mm cameras. Pentax is now owned by Ricoh.
4. Sony A77 II – US $1,200
5. Canon 7D Mark II – US $1,550
6. Nikon D500 – US $1,800
My advice would be to not buy a camera with an APS-C sensor, but to buy a mirrorless camera instead. Today’s mirrorless DSLRs take great pictures and are very small and light weight, even with a lens.