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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 - Red
99video quality
98size and weight
90features
54battery life
52low light performance
Price Analysis
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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 $394.91

Body only - Black
81video quality
94size and weight
79accessories availability
52low light performance
45battery life
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Best video quality mirrorless cameras under $1,200

Last updated on October 11th, 2014

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3

91
Overall Score
Best in class video quality score
From $904.39

Body only
99video quality
99battery life
99accessories availability
71low light performance
61image quality
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Sony Alpha a6000

85
Overall Score
From $548.00

Body only - Black
85video quality
99metering and focus
98size and weight
68low light performance
66battery life
Price Analysis
Stable . Buy with confidence

Sony a7

84
Overall Score
From $1098.00

Body only
78video quality
99image quality
99low light performance
67metering and focus
62battery life
Price Analysis
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Sony NEX-5R

77
Overall Score
From $395.99

Body Only - Black
72video quality
99ease of use
99size and weight
68build quality
61battery life
Price Analysis
Stable . Buy with confidence

Sony NEX-6

76
Overall Score
From $769.00

Body only
72video quality
98size and weight
86low light performance
69image quality
66battery life
Price Analysis
Stable . Buy with confidence

Best video quality compact cameras under $1,200

Last updated on July 4th, 2014

Sony DSC-RX100

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

Black
99video quality
99image quality
99low light performance
73battery life
54accessories availability
Price Analysis
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

86
Overall Score
From $379.95

Black
84video quality
99accessories availability
99features
73battery life
68low light performance
Price Analysis
Stable . Buy with confidence

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

85
Overall Score
Top rated video quality score
From $344.49

Black
91video quality
99metering and focus
99accessories availability
56image quality
43low light performance
Price Analysis
Stable . Buy with confidence

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

78
Overall Score
From $549.99

Black
84video quality
99battery life
99ease of use
38low light performance
13accessories availability
Price Analysis
Stable . Buy with confidence