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Best DSLR cameras under $500

Last updated on September 12th, 2014

Nikon D5200

92
Overall Score
From $391.00

Body only - Black
99image quality
99metering and focus
99low light performance
77build quality
71battery life
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Nikon D3300

91
Overall Score
From $446.95

Kit with 18-55mm lens - Black
99image quality
99low light performance
99video quality
75build quality
71metering and focus
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Pentax K-30

84
Overall Score
From $195.00

Kit with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 lens - Blue
99build quality
99features
99accessories availability
58battery life
49video quality
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Nikon D3200

83
Overall Score
From $338.00

Kit with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 lens - Black
99size and weight
98ease of use
92image quality
71build quality
70metering and focus
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Nikon D5100

78
Overall Score
From $395.59

Body Only
94size and weight
94battery life
90accessories availability
70metering and focus
61video quality
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Canon EOS Rebel T3i

73
Overall Score
From $499.00

Body Only
97ease of use
94size and weight
84features
62battery life
54metering and focus
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Nikon D3100

66
Overall Score
From $336.98

Kit with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 lens
99size and weight
95ease of use
78battery life
55low light performance
49video quality
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Canon EOS Rebel T3

57
Overall Score
From $407.00

Kit with 18-55mm lens - Black
99battery life
96size and weight
70ease of use
44metering and focus
26video quality
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