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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 - Grey
98size and weight
99video quality
90features
54battery life
52low light performance
Price Analysis
Stable . Buy with confidence

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
Stable . Buy with confidence

Nikon D7100

85
Overall Score
From $696.95

Body Only
86size and weight
99metering and focus
99accessories availability
68ease of use
50low light performance
Price Analysis
Slight decrease . Wait a little

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
Price Analysis
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Nikon D5200

82
Overall Score
Top rated size and weight score
From $391.00

Body only - Black
94size and weight
81video quality
79accessories availability
52low light performance
45battery life
Price Analysis
Slight decrease . Wait a little

Small and light mirrorless cameras under $1,200

Last updated on October 11th, 2014

Sony Alpha a6000

89
Overall Score
Best in class size and weight score
From $548.00

Body only - Black
97size and weight
99metering and focus
92features
66battery life
55low light performance
Price Analysis
Stable . Buy with confidence

Sony a7

88
Overall Score
Top rated size and weight score
From $998.00

Body only
92size and weight
99image quality
99build quality
67metering and focus
62battery life
Price Analysis
Decreasing . Wait to buy

Olympus PEN E-PL5

87
Overall Score
Best in class size and weight score
From $399.00

Kit with 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 lens - Silver
98size and weight
98accessories availability
96ease of use
61low light performance
50video quality
Price Analysis
Stable . Buy with confidence

Olympus PEN E-PM2

87
Overall Score
Best in class size and weight score
From $199.00

Body only - Black
99size and weight
99ease of use
98accessories availability
61low light performance
50video quality
Price Analysis
Slight decrease . Wait a little

Sony NEX-5R

87
Overall Score
Best in class size and weight score
From $395.99

Body Only - Black
99size and weight
86ease of use
85features
68build quality
61battery life
Price Analysis
Stable . Buy with confidence

Small and light compact cameras under $1,200

Last updated on July 4th, 2014

Sony DSC-RX100

93
Overall Score
Best in class size and weight score
From $448.00

Black
98size and weight
99image quality
99low light performance
66battery life
50accessories availability
Price Analysis
Slight decrease . Wait a little

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

91
Overall Score
Best in class size and weight score
From $379.95

Black
97size and weight
99features
93metering and focus
68low light performance
66battery life
Price Analysis
Stable . Buy with confidence

Fujifilm X10

86
Overall Score
Top rated size and weight score
From $599.95

Black
94size and weight
99accessories availability
99build quality
54battery life
44video quality
Price Analysis
Stable . Buy with confidence

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

84
Overall Score
Best in class size and weight score
From $499.92

White
97size and weight
91accessories availability
85build quality
54features
25video quality
Price Analysis
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Canon PowerShot S100

82
Overall Score
Best in class size and weight score
From $415.00

Black
99size and weight
99ease of use
84build quality
40battery life
12accessories availability
Price Analysis
Stable . Buy with confidence