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Easy to use DSLR cameras under $1,200

Last updated on September 12th, 2014

Canon EOS 70D

82
Overall Score
From $899.00

Body Only
88ease of use
98features
88metering and focus
63image quality
40low light performance
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Canon EOS Rebel T4i

82
Overall Score
Best in class ease of use score
From $689.89

Kit with 18-55mm EF-S IS II lens
99ease of use
92size and weight
80features
40battery life
34low light performance
Price Analysis
Stable . Buy with confidence

Canon EOS Rebel T5i

82
Overall Score
Best in class ease of use score
From $599.00

Kit with 18-55mm STM lens
99ease of use
92size and weight
80features
40battery life
34low light performance
Price Analysis
Stable . Buy with confidence

Nikon D3300

81
Overall Score
Top rated ease of use score
From $446.95

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

Nikon D3200

78
Overall Score
From $338.00

Kit with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 lens - Black
89ease of use
99size and weight
81video quality
49battery life
45low light performance
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Nikon D5300

78
Overall Score
From $596.95

Body only - Red
80ease of use
99video quality
98size and weight
54battery life
52low light performance
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Nikon D7100

76
Overall Score
Low ease of use score
From $696.95

Body Only
68ease of use
99metering and focus
99accessories availability
77image quality
50low light performance
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Sony Alpha A77

75
Overall Score
From $898.00

Body Only
77ease of use
99features
99build quality
42battery life
27low light performance
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Canon EOS Rebel T3i

74
Overall Score
From $549.00

Kit with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 EF-S IS lens
87ease of use
94size and weight
67video quality
39metering and focus
37low light performance
Price Analysis
Stable . Buy with confidence

Nikon D5200

74
Overall Score
From $394.91

Body only - Black
77ease of use
94size and weight
81video quality
52low light performance
45battery life
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