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The best DSLRs for less than $1,000

#1

Pentax K-3

Announced over 2 years ago
explain score 100
Pentax K-3

$953 

Light sensitivity (boost)
High ISO (boost)
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51,200 ISO
Screen size
Large screen
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3.2"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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  1. Sensor shift
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Screen size 3.2"
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Lens availability 113 lenses
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Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
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Weather sealed Yes
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Color depth 23.7 bits
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Viewfinder Pentaprism
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Low light performance 1,216 ISO
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External mic jack Yes
#2

Nikon D7200

Announced over 2 years ago
explain score 97
Nikon D7200

$799 

Light sensitivity (boost)
High ISO (boost)
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102,400 ISO
Color depth
Great color depth
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24.5 bits
Screen size
Large screen
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3.2"
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Screen size 3.2"
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Lens availability 230 lenses
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Image stabilization None
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Weather sealed Yes
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Color depth 24.5 bits
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Viewfinder Pentaprism
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Low light performance 1,333 ISO
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External mic jack Yes
#3

Nikon D5500

Announced over 2 years ago
explain score 92
Nikon D5500

$500 

Screen size
Large screen
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3.2"
Touch screen
Touch screen
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Fewer buttons
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
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Great for movies
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Screen size 3.2"
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Lens availability 230 lenses
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Image stabilization n/a
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Weather sealed No
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Color depth 24.1 bits
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Viewfinder Pentamirror
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Low light performance 1,438 ISO
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External mic jack Yes
#4

Nikon D5300

Announced over 2 years ago
explain score 89
Nikon D5300

$485 

Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
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Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Screen size
Large screen
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3.2"
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
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Great for movies
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Screen size 3.2"
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Lens availability 230 lenses
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Image stabilization None
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Weather sealed No
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Color depth 24 bits
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Viewfinder Pentamirror
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Low light performance 1,338 ISO
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External mic jack Yes
#5

Pentax K-3 II

Announced over 2 years ago
explain score 83
Pentax K-3 II

$846 

Screen size
Large screen
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3.2"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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  1. Sensor shift
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
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Shoot in extreme weather
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Screen size 3.2"
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Lens availability 113 lenses
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Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
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Weather sealed Yes
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Color depth 23.6 bits
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Viewfinder Pentaprism
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Low light performance 1,106 ISO
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External mic jack Yes
#6

Nikon D3300

Announced over 2 years ago
explain score 81
Nikon D3300

$471 

Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
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Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Color depth
Great color depth
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24.3 bits
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
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230 lenses
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Screen size 3"
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Lens availability 230 lenses
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Image stabilization None
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Weather sealed No
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Color depth 24.3 bits
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Viewfinder Pentamirror
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Low light performance 1,385 ISO
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External mic jack Yes
#7

Pentax K-S1

Announced over 2 years ago
explain score 79
Pentax K-S1

$391 (w/ lens)

Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
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Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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  1. Sensor shift
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
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Pentaprism
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Screen size 3"
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Lens availability 113 lenses
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Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
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Weather sealed No
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Color depth 23.5 bits
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Viewfinder Pentaprism
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Low light performance 1,061 ISO
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External mic jack No
#8

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Announced over 2 years ago
explain score 77
Canon EOS Rebel T6i

$799 (w/ lens)

Touch screen
Touch screen
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Fewer buttons
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
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Great for movies
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
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220 lenses
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Screen size 3"
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Lens availability 220 lenses
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Image stabilization n/a
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Weather sealed No
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Color depth 22.7 bits
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Viewfinder Pentamirror
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Low light performance 919 ISO
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External mic jack Yes
#9

Nikon D5600

Announced 11 months ago
explain score 61
Nikon D5600

$697 

Screen size
Large screen
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3.2"
Touch screen
Touch screen
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Fewer buttons
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
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Great for movies
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Screen size 3.2"
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Lens availability 230 lenses
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Image stabilization n/a
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Weather sealed No
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Color depth n/a
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Viewfinder Pentamirror
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Low light performance n/a
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External mic jack Yes
#10

Pentax K-S2

Announced over 2 years ago
explain score 59
Pentax K-S2

$499 

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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  1. Sensor shift
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
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Shoot in extreme weather
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
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Great for movies
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Screen size 3"
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Lens availability 113 lenses
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Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
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Weather sealed Yes
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Color depth n/a
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Viewfinder Pentaprism
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Low light performance n/a
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External mic jack No