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Fast autofocus DSLR cameras under $1,200

Last updated on July 4th, 2014

Nikon D7100

95
Overall Score
Best in class metering and focus score
From $1096.95

Body Only
99metering and focus
99image quality
99accessories availability
86video quality
68ease of use
Price Analysis
Stable . Buy with confidence

Canon EOS 70D

85
Overall Score
From $1099.00

Body Only
88metering and focus
98features
88ease of use
70accessories availability
68low light performance
Price Analysis
Stable . Buy with confidence

Canon EOS 7D

82
Overall Score
From $999.00

Body Only
87metering and focus
95battery life
90build quality
64ease of use
64low light performance
Price Analysis
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Nikon D5300

78
Overall Score
From $746.95

Body only - Red
72metering and focus
99size and weight
99video quality
60build quality
57battery life
Price Analysis
Stable . Buy with confidence

Nikon D7000

76
Overall Score
From $719.99

Body Only
77metering and focus
99battery life
87accessories availability
55video quality
54features
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Nikon D5200

75
Overall Score
From $596.95

Body only - Black
72metering and focus
98image quality
96size and weight
59build quality
47battery life
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Pentax K-5 II

75
Overall Score
Low metering and focus score
From $689.99

Body only
69metering and focus
99low light performance
93battery life
73ease of use
49video quality
Price Analysis
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Pentax K-5 IIs

75
Overall Score
Low metering and focus score
From $696.90

Body only
69metering and focus
99low light performance
93battery life
73ease of use
49video quality
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Sony Alpha A77

75
Overall Score
From $798.00

Body Only
74metering and focus
99features
99build quality
46low light performance
44battery life
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Pentax K-5

73
Overall Score
Low metering and focus score
From $686.08

Body only
67metering and focus
93battery life
90size and weight
73ease of use
49video quality
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