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recommendationBest DSLR for image quality for under $600

Overall image quality

DSLRs typically have great image quality due to their large sensor sizes. Snapsort found 16 DSLRs for image quality for less than $600, and ranks the Pentax K-5 IIs the best. Snapsort looked at 40 recent DSLRs for image quality to give this recommendation, they range from $319 to $6,799, with an average price of $1,374.

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#1

Pentax K-5 IIs

Pentax K-5 IIs

$547 - $987 (Body only)
$779 (With 18-55mm lens)
100

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Low light performance Low noise at high ISO Help
1,208 ISO
Color depth Great color depth Help
23.9 bits
Overall image quality Great image quality Help
82.0
Dynamic range Wide dynamic range Help
14.1 EV
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#2

Nikon D5200

97

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Nikon D5200
$497 (Body only)
$597 (With 18-55mm lens)

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Nikon D5200

#3

Pentax K-50

96

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Pentax K-50
$390 - $449 (Body only)
$450 - $497 (With 18-55mm lens)

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Pentax K-50

recommendationBest DSLR for low light for under $600

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 16 DSLRs for low light for less than $600, and ranks the Nikon D3300 the best. Snapsort looked at 40 recent DSLRs for low light to give this recommendation, they range from $319 to $6,799, with an average price of $1,374.

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#1

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

$439 - $547 (With 18-55mm lens)
100

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Low light performance Low noise at high ISO Help
1,385 ISO
Movie format Full HD Help
1080p @ 60fps
Overall image quality Great image quality Help
82.0
Color depth Great color depth Help
24.3 bits
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#2

Nikon D5200

93

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Nikon D5200
$497 (Body only)
$597 (With 18-55mm lens)

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Nikon D5200

#3

Pentax K-50

90

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Pentax K-50
$390 - $449 (Body only)
$450 - $497 (With 18-55mm lens)

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Pentax K-50

recommendationBest DSLR for movies for under $600

Movies

DSLRs capture beautiful movies, with the right settings and lenses you can get that hollywood look. Snapsort found 16 DSLRs for movies for less than $600, and ranks the Pentax K-50 the best. Snapsort looked at 42 recent DSLRs for movies to give this recommendation, they range from $319 to $12,783, with an average price of $1,650.

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#1

Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

$390 - $449 (Body only)
$450 - $497 (With 18-55mm lens)
100

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Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
Sensor shift
Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
Shoot in extreme weather
Light sensitivity High ISO Help
51,600 ISO
Sensor size Large sensor Help
APS-C 23.7x15.7mm
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#2

Pentax K-30

99

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Pentax K-30
$400 (Body only)
$500 - $560 (With 18-55mm lens)

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Pentax K-30

#3

Pentax K-500

99

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Pentax K-500
$514 (Body only)
$449 - $580 (With 18-55mm lens)

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Pentax K-500