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Best DSLR cameras under $3,000

Last updated on September 12th, 2014

Nikon D800

93
Overall Score
From $2996.95

Body Only
99image quality
99build quality
99features
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
Price Analysis
Decreasing . Wait to buy

Nikon D600

82
Overall Score
From $1357.49

Body Only
99low light performance
94image quality
92features
63ease of use
59metering and focus
Price Analysis
Decreasing . Wait to buy

Canon EOS 6D

78
Overall Score
From $1399.00

Body Only
99low light performance
99battery life
91features
64ease of use
43metering and focus
Price Analysis
Decreasing . Wait to buy

Nikon D7100

76
Overall Score
From $996.95

Body Only
89features
86size and weight
86accessories availability
68ease of use
50low light performance
Price Analysis
Stable . Buy with confidence

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

70
Overall Score
From $2349.00

Body Only
85image quality
78video quality
77battery life
52ease of use
41metering and focus
Price Analysis
Stable . Buy with confidence

Nikon D5300

69
Overall Score
From $696.95

Body only - Black
98size and weight
91video quality
90features
54battery life
52low light performance
Price Analysis
Stable . Buy with confidence

Canon EOS 70D

67
Overall Score
From $999.00

Body Only
98features
88ease of use
83battery life
60image quality
40low light performance
Price Analysis
Stable . Buy with confidence

Canon EOS 7D

65
Overall Score
From $999.00

Body Only
90battery life
83build quality
77size and weight
53image quality
37low light performance
Price Analysis
Slight decrease . Wait a little

Pentax K-5 II

65
Overall Score
From $753.39

Body only
89battery life
88size and weight
76build quality
54metering and focus
45video quality
Price Analysis
Slight decrease . Wait a little