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Best video quality DSLR cameras under $1,200

Last updated on September 12th, 2014

Nikon D5300

88
Overall Score
Best in class video quality score
From $596.95

Body only - Grey
99video quality
98size and weight
90features
54battery life
52low light performance
Price Analysis
Stable . Buy with confidence

Nikon D7100

85
Overall Score
From $696.95

Body Only
86video quality
99metering and focus
99accessories availability
68ease of use
50low light performance
Price Analysis
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Nikon D3300

82
Overall Score
Top rated video quality score
From $446.95

Kit with 18-55mm lens - Black
93video quality
99size and weight
90ease of use
52low light performance
51metering and focus
Price Analysis
Stable . Buy with confidence

Nikon D600

80
Overall Score
From $1040.00

Kit with 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 lens
76video quality
99image quality
99low light performance
75metering and focus
63ease of use
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Nikon D5200

76
Overall Score
From $391.00

Body only - Black
81video quality
94size and weight
79accessories availability
52low light performance
45battery life
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Sony Alpha A77

76
Overall Score
From $898.00

Body Only
81video quality
99features
99build quality
42battery life
27low light performance
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Canon EOS 70D

74
Overall Score
From $899.00

Body Only
72video quality
98features
88ease of use
63image quality
40low light performance
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Nikon D3200

74
Overall Score
From $338.00

Kit with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 lens - Black
81video quality
99size and weight
89ease of use
49battery life
45low light performance
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Canon EOS 7D

70
Overall Score
Low video quality score
From $879.99

Body Only
67video quality
90battery life
90build quality
56image quality
37low light performance
Price Analysis
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Canon EOS 60D

69
Overall Score
Low video quality score
From $799.99

Body Only
67video quality
99battery life
81size and weight
56image quality
37low light performance
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