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Fast autofocus DSLR cameras under $1,200

Last updated on September 12th, 2014

Nikon D7100

92
Overall Score
Best in class metering and focus score
From $696.95

Body Only
99metering and focus
99accessories availability
90battery life
68ease of use
50low light performance
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Canon EOS 70D

82
Overall Score
From $899.00

Body Only
88metering and focus
98features
88ease of use
63image quality
40low light performance
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Nikon D300S

81
Overall Score
Top rated metering and focus score
From $1027.39

Body Only
95metering and focus
96accessories availability
90battery life
28video quality
25low light performance
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Canon EOS 7D

80
Overall Score
From $879.99

Body Only
87metering and focus
95battery life
90build quality
56image quality
37low light performance
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Nikon D600

80
Overall Score
From $1040.00

Kit with 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 lens
75metering and focus
99image quality
99low light performance
76video quality
63ease of use
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Nikon D5300

75
Overall Score
From $596.95

Body only - Grey
72metering and focus
99size and weight
99video quality
57battery life
52low light performance
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Nikon D7000

73
Overall Score
From $685.00

Kit with 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR ED lens
77metering and focus
99battery life
87accessories availability
54features
42low light performance
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Sony Alpha A77

73
Overall Score
From $898.00

Body Only
74metering and focus
99features
99build quality
44battery life
27low light performance
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Nikon D5200

72
Overall Score
From $391.00

Body only - Black
72metering and focus
96size and weight
81video quality
52low light performance
47battery life
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Pentax K-5 II

72
Overall Score
Low metering and focus score
From $699.99

Body only
69metering and focus
93battery life
90size and weight
58low light performance
49video quality
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