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recommendationBest DSLR for image quality for under $1,500

Overall image quality

DSLRs typically have great image quality due to their large sensor sizes. Snapsort found 31 DSLRs for image quality for less than $1,500, and ranks the Nikon D7100 the best. Snapsort looked at 48 recent DSLRs for image quality to give this recommendation, they range from $276 to $6,799, with an average price of $1,349.

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#1

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

$1,147 (Body only)
$1,447 - $1,470 (With 18-140mm lens)
100

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Low light performance Low noise at high ISO Help
1,256 ISO
Movie format Full HD Help
1080p @ 60fps
Overall image quality Great image quality Help
83.0
Color depth Great color depth Help
24.2 bits
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#2

Pentax K-5

99

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score

Pentax K-5
$646 - $928 (Body only)
$830 (With 18-55mm lens)

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#3

Pentax K-5 II

99

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score

Pentax K-5 II
$660 - $700 (Body only)
$1,049 - $1,247 (With 18-55mm lens)

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Pentax K-5 II

recommendationBest DSLR for low light for under $1,500

Movies

DSLRs excel compared to digicams at taking shots in low light situations. Find the DSLR that takes the best quality images at high ISO. Snapsort found 31 DSLRs for low light for less than $1,500, and ranks the Nikon D7100 the best. Snapsort looked at 44 recent DSLRs for low light to give this recommendation, they range from $276 to $6,799, with an average price of $1,340.

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#1

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

$1,147 (Body only)
$1,447 - $1,470 (With 18-140mm lens)
100

explain score

Low light performance Low noise at high ISO Help
1,256 ISO
Movie format Full HD Help
1080p @ 60fps
Overall image quality Great image quality Help
83.0
Color depth Great color depth Help
24.2 bits
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#2

Pentax K-5 II

98

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score

Pentax K-5 II
$660 - $700 (Body only)
$1,049 - $1,247 (With 18-55mm lens)

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Pentax K-5 II

#3

Nikon D3300

97

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score

Nikon D3300
$636 - $647 (With 18-55mm lens)

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Nikon D3300

recommendationBest DSLR for movies for under $1,500

Movies

DSLRs capture beautiful movies, with the right settings and lenses you can get that hollywood look. Snapsort found 31 DSLRs for movies for less than $1,500, and ranks the Pentax K-3 the best. Snapsort looked at 47 recent DSLRs for movies to give this recommendation, they range from $276 to $14,623, with an average price of $1,655.

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#1

Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

$1,097 - $1,297 (Body only)
$1,170 - $1,437 (With 18-55mm lens)
100

explain score

Low light performance Low noise at high ISO Help
1,216 ISO
Dynamic range Wide dynamic range Help
13.4 EV
Overall image quality Great image quality Help
80.0
Screen size Large screen Help
3.2"
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#2

Nikon D7100

96

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score

Nikon D7100
$1,147 (Body only)
$1,447 - $1,470 (With 18-140mm lens)

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Nikon D7100

#3

Pentax K-5

95

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score

Pentax K-5
$646 - $928 (Body only)
$830 (With 18-55mm lens)

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Pentax K-5