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The best DSLRs for less than $1,000

#1

Pentax K-3

Announced over a year ago
explain score 100
Pentax K-3

$729 

Screen size
Large screen
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3.2"
Light sensitivity
High ISO
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51,200 ISO
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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Sensor shift
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Megapixels 24.1 MP
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Continuous shooting 8.3 fps
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Dynamic range 13.4 EV
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Screen size 3.2"
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Image stabilization Sensor shift
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Supports 24p Yes
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Light sensitivity 51,200 ISO
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External mic jack Yes
#2

Nikon D7100

Announced over a year ago
explain score 93
Nikon D7100

$896 

Screen size
Large screen
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3.2"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
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1,229k dots
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
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205 lenses
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Megapixels 24 MP
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Continuous shooting 6 fps
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Dynamic range 13.7 EV
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Screen size 3.2"
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Image stabilization None
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Supports 24p Yes
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Light sensitivity 6,400 ISO
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External mic jack Yes
#3

Canon EOS 70D

Announced over a year ago
explain score 92
Canon EOS 70D

$999 

Touch screen
Touch screen
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Less buttons
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
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Shoot in extreme weather
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
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197 lenses
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Megapixels 20 MP
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Continuous shooting 7 fps
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Dynamic range 11.6 EV
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Screen size 3.0"
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Image stabilization None
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Supports 24p Yes
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Light sensitivity 12,800 ISO
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External mic jack Yes
#4

Pentax K-5 II

Announced over 2 years ago
explain score 91
Pentax K-5 II

$635 

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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Sensor shift
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
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Shoot in extreme weather
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
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Pentaprism
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Megapixels 16.1 MP
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Continuous shooting 7 fps
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Dynamic range 14.1 EV
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Screen size 3.0"
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Image stabilization Sensor shift
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Supports 24p No
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Light sensitivity 12,800 ISO
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External mic jack Yes
#5

Sony SLT-A77

Announced over 2 years ago
explain score 91
Sony SLT-A77

$998 (w/ lens)

Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
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12 fps
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
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0.72x
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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Sensor shift
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Megapixels 24 MP
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Continuous shooting 12 fps
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Dynamic range 13.2 EV
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Screen size 3.0"
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Image stabilization Sensor shift
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Supports 24p Yes
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Light sensitivity 16,000 ISO
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External mic jack Yes
#6

Pentax K-50

Announced over a year ago
explain score 91
Pentax K-50

$350 

Light sensitivity
High ISO
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51,600 ISO
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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Sensor shift
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
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Shoot in extreme weather
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Megapixels 16.2 MP
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Continuous shooting 6 fps
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Dynamic range 13 EV
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Screen size 3.0"
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Image stabilization Sensor shift
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Supports 24p Yes
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Light sensitivity 51,600 ISO
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External mic jack No
#7

Pentax K-30

Announced over 2 years ago
explain score 90
Pentax K-30

$370 

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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Sensor shift
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
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Shoot in extreme weather
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
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Pentaprism
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Megapixels 16.1 MP
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Continuous shooting 6 fps
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Dynamic range 13 EV
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Screen size 3.0"
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Image stabilization Sensor shift
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Supports 24p Yes
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Light sensitivity 12,800 ISO
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External mic jack No
#8

Pentax K-500

Announced over a year ago
explain score 90
Pentax K-500

$514 

Light sensitivity
High ISO
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51,600 ISO
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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Sensor shift
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
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Pentaprism
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Megapixels 16.1 MP
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Continuous shooting 6 fps
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Dynamic range 13.1 EV
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Screen size 3.0"
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Image stabilization Sensor shift
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Supports 24p Yes
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Light sensitivity 51,600 ISO
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External mic jack No
#9

Nikon D5300

Announced over a year ago
explain score 90
Nikon D5300

$697 

Screen size
Large screen
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3.2"
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
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205 lenses
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
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Great for movies
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Megapixels 24 MP
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Continuous shooting 5 fps
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Dynamic range 13.9 EV
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Screen size 3.2"
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Image stabilization None
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Supports 24p Yes
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Light sensitivity 12,800 ISO
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External mic jack Yes
#10

Sony SLT A77 II

Announced 9 months ago
explain score 86
Sony SLT A77 II

$898 

Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
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12 fps
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
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1,228k dots
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
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0.71x
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Megapixels 24.7 MP
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Continuous shooting 12 fps
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Dynamic range 13.4 EV
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Screen size 3.0"
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Image stabilization Sensor shift
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Supports 24p Yes
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Light sensitivity 25,600 ISO
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External mic jack Yes