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Small and light DSLR cameras under $1,200

Last updated on September 12th, 2014

Nikon D5300

87
Overall Score
Best in class size and weight score
From $596.95

Body only - Red
98size and weight
99video quality
90features
54battery life
52low light performance
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Nikon D3300

85
Overall Score
Best in class size and weight score
From $446.95

Kit with 18-55mm lens - Black
99size and weight
93video quality
90ease of use
52low light performance
51metering and focus
Price Analysis
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Nikon D7100

85
Overall Score
From $696.95

Body Only
86size and weight
99metering and focus
99accessories availability
68ease of use
50low light performance
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Nikon D3200

83
Overall Score
Best in class size and weight score
From $338.00

Kit with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 lens - Black
99size and weight
89ease of use
81video quality
49battery life
45low light performance
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Nikon D5200

82
Overall Score
Top rated size and weight score
From $394.91

Body only - Black
94size and weight
81video quality
79accessories availability
52low light performance
45battery life
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Nikon D600

81
Overall Score
From $1040.00

Kit with 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 lens
77size and weight
99image quality
99low light performance
75metering and focus
63ease of use
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Pentax K-5 IIs

81
Overall Score
From $775.00

Body only
88size and weight
89battery life
84accessories availability
58low light performance
49video quality
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Pentax K-5

80
Overall Score
From $639.00

Body only
89size and weight
89battery life
84accessories availability
49video quality
48low light performance
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Pentax K-5 II

80
Overall Score
From $699.99

Body only
88size and weight
89battery life
84accessories availability
58low light performance
49video quality
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Canon EOS 70D

79
Overall Score
From $899.00

Body Only
82size and weight
98features
88ease of use
63image quality
40low light performance
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