Gone are the days when DSLRs under $1000 were just big junks that could do nothing but click mediocre pictures. It is 2016, and the number of good DSLRs available in the market is higher than ever. The following three cameras, all costing less than a thousand bucks, have the capability to surprise even the experts with their brilliant image and video quality:
1. Canon EOS 70D Digital SLR Camera
This 20.2-megapixel camera is one model we will ask anyone to buy with eyes closed. With APS-C CMOS censor and 19-point cross-type AF, this one can deliver excellent stills, as well as fantastic HD videos. The build quality is great, and it feels good on hands. While you get ISO 100 – 12800, you can expand that to 25600. We love that the 3-inch LCD comes with 1,040,000 dots, and that the dual-pixel AF works smooth and fast. This camera has it all, and we assure you that you will be more than happy with your purchase.
2. Nikon D7100 DX-Format CMOS DSLR
One of the best Nikon cameras ever to be manufactured, what separates this model from its competitors is its ability to shoot great pictures even in low-light high-ISO conditions, and also, the fingertip controls. The 24.1-megapixel DX-censor does a great job in capturing moments brilliantly, and since you can shoot 6 frames per second for as many as 100 continuous shots, you can pull off some really incredible shots if you want to. ISO range is 100 – 6400, which is not that great but still okay. There is wireless sharing which comes handy in many situations. Overall, if you want a feature-packed Nikon that can keep you happy by clicking amazing pictures all the time, this one seriously deserves your attention.
3. Sony A77II Digital SLR Camera
This one is the least popular camera in this list, but still one that gives you incredible value for your money. For less than 1000 dollars, this Sony gives you superb subject tracking, OLED Tru-Finder, and Wi-Fi/NFC connectivity. The BIONZ-X image processor is arguably one of the most advanced image processors around, and features like diffraction-reduction, anti-dust system, three-way tilt screen etc. make this camera a truly good deal. This weather-resistant piece clicks astonishingly good pictures, in broad daylight, as well as during low-lit scenarios. If you like having great controls, shoot lots of RAWs, and take many macro photos, this is the one you need to consider.
While the number of DLSRs available in this price range is very high at present, the above three are the only models that offer the best value for your hard-earned dollars.