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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
Price Analysis
Stable . Buy with confidence

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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Best image quality mirrorless cameras under $1,200

Last updated on October 11th, 2014

Sony a7

92
Overall Score
Best in class image quality score
From $1098.00

Body only
99image quality
99build quality
99features
67metering and focus
62battery life
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Fujifilm X-E1

81
Overall Score
Top rated image quality score
From $379.00

Body Only - Silver
91image quality
99low light performance
97size and weight
43video quality
38ease of use
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Sony Alpha a6000

81
Overall Score
From $548.00

Body only - Black
79image quality
99metering and focus
97size and weight
66battery life
55low light performance
Price Analysis
Stable . Buy with confidence

Fujifilm X-Pro 1

80
Overall Score
Top rated image quality score
From $1014.36

Body Only
91image quality
99low light performance
97build quality
38video quality
30ease of use
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Sony NEX-7

74
Overall Score
From $900.00

Kit with 18-55mm Lens
75image quality
98size and weight
87build quality
63metering and focus
51low light performance
Price Analysis
Stable . Buy with confidence

Best image quality compact cameras under $1,200

Last updated on July 4th, 2014

Sony DSC-RX100

95
Overall Score
Best in class image quality score
From $448.00

Black
99image quality
99video quality
99low light performance
82battery life
50accessories availability
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

84
Overall Score
From $379.95

Black
80image quality
99features
97size and weight
82battery life
68low light performance
Price Analysis
Stable . Buy with confidence

Fujifilm X10

79
Overall Score
From $599.95

Black
78image quality
99metering and focus
99accessories availability
65low light performance
44video quality
Price Analysis
Stable . Buy with confidence

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

72
Overall Score
From $499.92

White
70image quality
99battery life
98size and weight
54features
25video quality
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Canon PowerShot S100

65
Overall Score
Low image quality score
From $415.00

Black
61image quality
99size and weight
99ease of use
48low light performance
12accessories availability
Price Analysis
Stable . Buy with confidence