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Movie format
Supports RAW
Sensor size
Touch screen

Interested in one of the best Nikon DSLR ? Here we've rounded up the the best ten (out of 15) 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 D750
$1,560
Pro DSLR, announced over a year ago
Nikon D750
Overall image quality
Great image quality
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93.0
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
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1,229k dots
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
$879
Entry-level DSLR, announced a year ago
Nikon D7200
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
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1,228k dots
Light sensitivity
High ISO
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25,600 ISO
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
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14.6 EV
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
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173 ms shutter lag
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Nikon D810
$2,268
Pro DSLR, announced over a year ago
Nikon D810
Overall image quality
Great image quality
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96.0
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
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1,229k dots
True resolution
High true resolution
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36.2 MP
Color depth
Great color depth
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25.7 bits
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Nikon D4s
$5,997
Pro DSLR, announced over a year ago
Nikon D4s
Light sensitivity
High ISO
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25,600 ISO
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 size
Large viewfinder
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0.70x
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Nikon D610
$1,111
Pro DSLR, announced over 2 years ago
Nikon D610
Overall image quality
Great image quality
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94.0
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
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
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14.4 EV
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Nikon D5500
$529
Entry-level DSLR, announced over a year ago
Nikon D5500
Size
Really small
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Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm)
Light sensitivity
High ISO
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25,600 ISO
Touch screen
Touch screen
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Fewer buttons
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
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Great for movies
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Nikon D600
$1,295
Pro DSLR, announced over 2 years ago
Nikon D600
Overall image quality
Great image quality
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94.0
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
Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
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2,980 ISO
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Nikon D7100
$729
Entry-level DSLR, announced over 2 years ago
Nikon D7100
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
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1,229k dots
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
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300 ms startup delay
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 DF
$2,740
Pro DSLR, announced over 2 years ago
Nikon DF
Size
Really small
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Professional size (144×110×67 mm)
Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
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3,279 ISO
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
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0.70x
Light sensitivity (boost)
High ISO (boost)
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204,800 ISO
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Nikon D3300
$294
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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discussion about the best nikon DSLRs

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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