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Best DSLR cameras under $3,000

Last updated on September 12th, 2014

Nikon D800E

93
Overall Score
From $2949.00

Body Only
99image quality
99build quality
99features
65size and weight
57ease of use
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Nikon D800

92
Overall Score
From $2996.95

Body Only
99build quality
99features
99accessories availability
65size and weight
57ease of use
Price Analysis
Stable . Buy with confidence

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

91
Overall Score
From $2499.00

Body only
99metering and focus
99video quality
93features
66size and weight
57ease of use
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Nikon D600

82
Overall Score
From $1448.95

Body Only
99low light performance
93image quality
92features
63ease of use
59metering and focus
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Canon EOS 6D

77
Overall Score
From $1399.00

Body Only
99low light performance
99battery life
91features
64ease of use
43metering and focus
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Nikon D7100

76
Overall Score
From $796.95

Body Only
89features
86size and weight
86accessories availability
68ease of use
50low light performance
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Canon EOS 5D Mark II

70
Overall Score
From $1159.99

Body Only
84image quality
78video quality
77battery life
52ease of use
41metering and focus
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Nikon D5300

68
Overall Score
From $496.95

Body only - Black
98size and weight
91video quality
90features
54battery life
52low light performance
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Canon EOS 70D

67
Overall Score
From $899.00

Body Only
98features
88ease of use
83battery life
59image quality
40low light performance
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Canon EOS 7D

65
Overall Score
From $899.00

Body Only
90battery life
83build quality
77size and weight
52image quality
37low light performance
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