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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 27 DSLRs for image quality for less than $1,500, and ranks the Nikon D600 the best. Snapsort looked at 37 recent DSLRs for image quality to give this recommendation, they range from $261 to $6,799, with an average price of $1,543.

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#1

Nikon D600

Nikon D600

$1,444 (Body only)
100

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Low light performance Low noise at high ISO Help
2,980 ISO
Color depth Great color depth Help
25.1 bits
Overall image quality Great image quality Help
94.0
Dynamic range Wide dynamic range Help
14.2 EV
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#2

Pentax K-3

94

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score

Pentax K-3
$904 - $1,197 (Body only)
$1,258 - $1,347 (With 18-135mm lens)

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Pentax K-3

#3

Pentax K-5 IIs

94

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score

Pentax K-5 IIs
$683 - $989 (Body only)

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Pentax K-5 IIs

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 27 DSLRs for low light for less than $1,500, and ranks the Nikon D600 the best. Snapsort looked at 37 recent DSLRs for low light to give this recommendation, they range from $261 to $6,799, with an average price of $1,543.

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#1

Nikon D600

Nikon D600

$1,444 (Body only)
100

explain score

Low light performance Low noise at high ISO Help
2,980 ISO
Color depth Great color depth Help
25.1 bits
Overall image quality Great image quality Help
94.0
Dynamic range Wide dynamic range Help
14.2 EV
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#2

Nikon D7100

52

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score

Nikon D7100
$1,047 (Body only)
$1,347 (With 18-140mm lens)

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Nikon D7100

#3

Nikon D3300

51

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score

Nikon D3300
$547 (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 28 DSLRs for movies for less than $1,500, and ranks the Nikon D600 the best. Snapsort looked at 41 recent DSLRs for movies to give this recommendation, they range from $261 to $14,501, with an average price of $1,861.

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#1

Nikon D600

Nikon D600

$1,444 (Body only)
100

explain score

Low light performance Low noise at high ISO Help
2,980 ISO
Color depth Great color depth Help
25.1 bits
Overall image quality Great image quality Help
94.0
Dynamic range Wide dynamic range Help
14.2 EV
arrow Learn more about the Nikon D600

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#2

Pentax K-3

96

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score

Pentax K-3
$904 - $1,197 (Body only)
$1,258 - $1,347 (With 18-135mm lens)

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Pentax K-3

#3

Nikon D7100

92

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score

Nikon D7100
$1,047 (Body only)
$1,347 (With 18-140mm lens)

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Nikon D7100