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Movie format
Supports RAW
Touch screen
Sensor size

Interested in one of the best Nikon DSLR ? Here we've rounded up the the best ten (out of 14) DSLRs from Nikon. You might also be interested in checking out DSLRs from other manufacturers such as Canon, Pentax or Sony.

DSLR

Digital SLRs (also called DSLRs) are the digital equivalent of the old film SLRs. SLR cameras all have interchangeable lenses, and an optical viewfinder that lets you look through the lens and see exactly what the camera will capture when you take a photo.

Nikon D3300
$340
Entry-level DSLR, announced over 2 years ago
Nikon D3300
Size
Really small
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Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
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Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
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Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
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230 lenses
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Nikon D750
$1,399
Pro DSLR, announced over 2 years ago
Nikon D750
Overall image quality
Great image quality
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93.0
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
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Shoot in extreme weather
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
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14.5 EV
Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
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2,956 ISO
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Nikon D7200
$788
Entry-level DSLR, announced over a year ago
Nikon D7200
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
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Shoot in extreme weather
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
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14.6 EV
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
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100%
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
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173 ms shutter lag
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Nikon D5500
$422
Entry-level DSLR, announced over a year ago
Nikon D5500
Size
Really small
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Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm)
Touch screen
Touch screen
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Fewer buttons
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
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Great for movies
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
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230 lenses
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Nikon D5300
$478
Entry-level DSLR, announced over 2 years ago
Nikon D5300
Size
Really small
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Prosumer size (124×99×76 mm)
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
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Great for movies
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
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Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
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230 lenses
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Nikon D810
$2,385
Pro DSLR, announced over 2 years ago
Nikon D810
Overall image quality
Great image quality
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96.0
True resolution
High true resolution
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36.2 MP
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
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Shoot in extreme weather
Color depth
Great color depth
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25.7 bits
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Nikon D610
$1,497
Pro DSLR, announced over 2 years ago
Nikon D610
Overall image quality
Great image quality
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94.0
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
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Shoot in extreme weather
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
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300 ms startup delay
Color depth
Great color depth
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25.1 bits
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Nikon D5
$6,497
Pro DSLR, announced a year ago
Nikon D5
Movie format
Shoots UHD movies
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UHD @ 30fps
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
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2,359k dots
Light sensitivity
High ISO
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3,280,000 ISO
Touch screen
Touch screen
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Fewer buttons
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Nikon D7100
$139
Entry-level DSLR, announced over 2 years ago
Nikon D7100
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
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Shoot in extreme weather
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
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300 ms startup delay
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
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100%
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
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Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
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Nikon D4s
$5,034
Pro DSLR, announced over 2 years ago
Nikon D4s
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
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Shoot in extreme weather
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
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11 fps
Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
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2,965 ISO
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
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100%
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Avatar for Kevin Johnstone Kevin Johnstone (0:35 PM, December 26, 2015)
This was the answer I was looking for when I googled "With Nikon, is a higher number better" (Cannon is the lower the better, I guess Nikon, as you mention, is better the lower the number as well)

Thanks!
 
Avatar for Ru Longwei Ru Longwei (7:51 PM, August 16, 2015)
The d7100 is one of the best. I consider it mid range level.
 
Zack (6:14 AM, May 20, 2015)
Models with 4-digit numbers are entry-level, 3-digit numbers are mid-level, 1-digit numbers are pro-level
 
yourmom (0:09 PM, May 18, 2014)
Hahaha Najeeb?! Seriously? D7100 is one of the best.
 
najeeb (0:38 PM, May 11, 2014)
d7100 is mid level dslr...why you mention there it is entry leve