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Movie format
Supports RAW
Touch screen
Sensor size

Interested in a cheap Nikon DSLR ? Here we've rounded up the the cheapest ten (out of 13) 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 D5300
$396
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 D3400
$420
Entry-level DSLR, announced 9 months ago
Nikon D3400
Size
Really small
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Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
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230 lenses
Badge
Built-in focus motor
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Autofocuses with more lenses
Badge
Great battery life
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1200 shots
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Nikon D5500
$506
Entry-level DSLR, announced over 2 years 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 D5600
$697
Entry-level DSLR, announced 6 months ago
Nikon D5600
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 D7200
$779
Entry-level DSLR, announced over 2 years 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 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 D750
$1,499
Pro DSLR, announced over 2 years ago
Nikon D750
Overall image quality
Great image quality
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93.0
True resolution
High true resolution
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24.3 MP
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
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Shoot in extreme weather
Color depth
Great color depth
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24.8 bits
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Nikon D500
$1,699
Pro DSLR, announced over a year ago
Nikon D500
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
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2,359k dots
Light sensitivity
High ISO
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1,640,000 ISO
Touch screen
Touch screen
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Fewer buttons
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
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Shoot in extreme weather
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Nikon DF
$2,312
Pro DSLR, announced over 2 years ago
Nikon DF
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
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Shoot in extreme weather
Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
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3,279 ISO
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
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100%
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
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0.70x
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discussion about the cheapest nikon DSLRs

Showing 3 comments

Medo (1:27 PM, February 21, 2015)
A bridge camera is the best choice.
Get the Sony DSC-hx300
 
Alii (10:33 AM, June 01, 2013)
Wow. As a Photography hopefull 13 year old, these are pretty expensive. I hear the faint cry of craigslist calling my name....
 
rasho (11:19 AM, May 04, 2013)
we find ourselves in difficulty to get a cheapest price nikon dslr camera here in bangladesh.
most of the time we can't find the similarity of the prices in between international rate and local rate.