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Best image quality DSLR cameras under $1,200

Last updated on September 12th, 2014

Nikon D600

93
Overall Score
Best in class image quality score
From $1040.00

Kit with 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 lens
99image quality
99low light performance
92features
75metering and focus
70ease of use
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Nikon D7100

82
Overall Score
From $696.95

Body Only
77image quality
99metering and focus
99accessories availability
75ease of use
50low light performance
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Nikon D5300

78
Overall Score
From $596.95

Body only - Red
76image quality
99video quality
98size and weight
60build quality
52low light performance
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Nikon D3300

75
Overall Score
From $446.95

Kit with 18-55mm lens - Black
76image quality
99ease of use
99size and weight
52low light performance
51metering and focus
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Nikon D5200

74
Overall Score
From $394.91

Body only - Black
76image quality
94size and weight
85ease of use
52low light performance
51battery life
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Canon EOS 70D

71
Overall Score
Low image quality score
From $899.00

Body Only
63image quality
98ease of use
98features
70accessories availability
40low light performance
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Nikon D3200

70
Overall Score
From $338.00

Kit with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 lens - Black
70image quality
99size and weight
98ease of use
51metering and focus
45low light performance
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Pentax K-5 IIs

68
Overall Score
Low image quality score
From $775.00

Body only
60image quality
99battery life
89size and weight
58low light performance
49video quality
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Sony Alpha A77

68
Overall Score
Low image quality score
From $898.00

Body Only
62image quality
99features
99build quality
47battery life
27low light performance
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