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Best DSLR cameras under $3,000

Last updated on September 12th, 2014

Nikon D800

94
Overall Score
From $2996.95

Body Only
99image quality
99metering and focus
99build quality
65size and weight
57ease of use
Price Analysis
Stable . Buy with confidence

Nikon D600

83
Overall Score
From $1409.25

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 $1899.00

Body Only
99low light performance
99battery life
91features
64ease of use
43metering and focus
Price Analysis
Stable . Buy with confidence

Nikon D7100

77
Overall Score
From $1096.95

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

71
Overall Score
From $2179.99

Body Only
85image quality
84video quality
77battery life
52ease of use
41metering and focus
Price Analysis
Slight decrease . Wait a little

Nikon D5300

69
Overall Score
From $746.95

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

Canon EOS 70D

68
Overall Score
From $1099.00

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 $688.65

Body only
89battery life
88size and weight
76build quality
55metering and focus
48video quality
Price Analysis
Slight decrease . Wait a little

Pentax K-5 IIs

65
Overall Score
From $682.66

Body only
89battery life
88size and weight
76build quality
55metering and focus
48video quality
Price Analysis
Decreasing . Wait to buy