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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 34 DSLRs for image quality for less than $1,500, and ranks the Pentax K-5 the best. Snapsort looked at 47 recent DSLRs for image quality to give this recommendation, they range from $85 to $6,799, with an average price of $1,197.

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#1

Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

$730 - $928 (Body only)
$830 (With 18-55mm lens)
100

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Low light performance Low noise at high ISO Help
1,162 ISO
Dynamic range Wide dynamic range Help
14.1 EV
Overall image quality Great image quality Help
82.0
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
Sensor shift
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#2

Pentax K-5 II

99

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Pentax K-5 II
$700 - $714 (Body only)
$1,049 - $1,187 (With 18-55mm lens)

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Pentax K-5 II

#3

Nikon DF

99

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Nikon DF
$2,747 (Body only)
$2,700 - $2,997 (With 50mm lens)

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Nikon DF

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 34 DSLRs for low light for less than $1,500, and ranks the Nikon DF the best. Snapsort looked at 45 recent DSLRs for low light to give this recommendation, they range from $85 to $6,799, with an average price of $1,184.

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#1

Nikon DF

Nikon DF

$2,747 (Body only)
$2,700 - $2,997 (With 50mm lens)
100

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Low light performance Low noise at high ISO Help
3,279 ISO
Color depth Great color depth Help
24.6 bits
Overall image quality Great image quality Help
89.0
Screen size Large screen Help
3.2"
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#2

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

80

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score

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
$3,399 (Body only)
$3,990 - $3,999 (With 24-105mm lens)

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III

#3

Nikon D7100

48

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Nikon D7100
$1,097 - $1,147 (Body only)
$1,394 - $1,397 (With 18-140mm lens)

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Nikon D7100

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 33 DSLRs for movies for less than $1,500, and ranks the Canon EOS 5D Mark III the best. Snapsort looked at 49 recent DSLRs for movies to give this recommendation, they range from $200 to $14,593, with an average price of $1,548.

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#1

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

$3,399 (Body only)
$3,990 - $3,999 (With 24-105mm lens)
100

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Low light performance Low noise at high ISO Help
2,293 ISO
Viewfinder size Large viewfinder Help
0.71x
Screen size Large screen Help
3.2"
Light sensitivity High ISO Help
25,600 ISO
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#2

Pentax K-3

92

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score

Pentax K-3
$988 - $1,197 (Body only)
$1,200 - $1,337 (With 18-55mm lens)

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Pentax K-3

#3

Pentax K-5

88

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score

Pentax K-5
$730 - $928 (Body only)
$830 (With 18-55mm lens)

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Pentax K-5