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Best DSLR cameras under $1,000

Last updated on September 12th, 2014

Nikon D7100

92
Overall Score
From $696.95

Body Only
99image quality
99metering and focus
99accessories availability
86battery life
68ease of use
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Nikon D5300

83
Overall Score
From $596.95

Body only - Grey
99video quality
98image quality
98size and weight
60build quality
54battery life
Price Analysis
Stable . Buy with confidence

Canon EOS 70D

80
Overall Score
From $899.00

Body Only
98features
88ease of use
88metering and focus
70accessories availability
68low light performance
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Pentax K-5 II

79
Overall Score
From $699.99

Body only
99low light performance
89battery life
88size and weight
69metering and focus
49video quality
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Pentax K-5 IIs

79
Overall Score
From $775.00

Body only
99low light performance
89battery life
88size and weight
69metering and focus
49video quality
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Nikon D3300

78
Overall Score
From $446.95

Kit with 18-55mm lens - Black
99size and weight
98image quality
93video quality
57build quality
51metering and focus
Price Analysis
Stable . Buy with confidence

Nikon D5200

78
Overall Score
From $391.00

Body only - Black
98image quality
94size and weight
89low light performance
59build quality
45battery life
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Canon EOS 7D

77
Overall Score
From $879.99

Body Only
90battery life
90build quality
87metering and focus
64ease of use
64low light performance
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Pentax K-5

76
Overall Score
From $639.00

Body only
89battery life
89size and weight
84accessories availability
67metering and focus
49video quality
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Sony Alpha A77

75
Overall Score
From $898.00

Body Only
99build quality
99features
81size and weight
46low light performance
42battery life
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