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Sub $1500 range is a great price point to look for the very good mid-range DSLR cameras. Aspring professionals and semi to pro photo hobbyists can go for digital cameras under $1500.

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Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200


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Nikon D7200
Canon EOS 750D
Samsung NX1
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Fujifilm X100T
Nikon D7200
Canon EOS 750D
Samsung NX1
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Fujifilm X100T
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Release Date
Apr 2015
Jun 2015
Nov 2014
Oct 2014
Oct 2014
Camera Type
Mid-size SLR
Compact SLR
SLR-style mirrorless
Mid-size SLR
Large sensor compact
Resolution
24.0 Megapixel
24.0 Megapixel
28.0 Megapixel
20.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
CMOS
CMOS
BSI-CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
LCD Screen Size
3.2 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
Image Sensor Size
28.2 mm
26.81 mm
28.26 mm
26.95 mm
28.4 mm

  • - Sensitivities greater than ISO 25,600-equivalent are only available in black-and-white mode.
    - Full-time autofocus is slow to respond, and prone to hunting or seeking in the wrong direction.
    - Metering and function buttons are tough to reach if your hands aren't large.
    - Built-in Wi-Fi functionality is rough around the edges, and has a limited feature-set.


  • The D7200 is the most serious D-SLR in Nikon's DX lineup, but it doesn't equal our Editors' Choice Canon 7D Mark II for capturing action.


  • Rather than completely changing the design and way the D7200 works, Nikon has made a few incremental upgrades which tweaks the camera to make it even more appealing than its predecessor (which was also pretty great). It’s designed for enthusiasts, which means that it needs to be good at a wide variety of different subject matters - and happily, the D7200 is.
    Whether you feel you want to upgrade from the D7100 is questionable and it may come down to the type of subjects you like to shoot.


  • - HDMI output only functions when Wi-Fi/NFC is disabled.
    - OVF coverage only 94%, with offset (this will likely change with sample variation).
    - Auto and Incandescent white balance settings too warm in tungsten lighting.
    - The new sensor packs in a lot of resolution and results in very good image quality.
    - Very good high ISO performance for a 24-megapixel APS-C model.
    - OLPF means fewer aliasing artifacts, but images are a bit soft (could be a Pro or Con depending on perspective).


  • The Canon EOS 750D/Rebel T6i marks the tenth generation in a series that started way back in 2003 with the 300D/Rebel. However, each revision hasn’t always brought significant improvements. Whilst the 700D made waves with its touch-screen interface, its sensor dated back three generations to the 550D/Rebel T2i and was now outperformed in resolution and image quality.
    Thankfully the 750D addresses this and is arguably the most significant generational leap forward since the 550D.


  • This is a great camera that's capable of producing superb quality images which have much more detail than the 700D's. The control layout is also almost identical to the previous camera's, making the upgrade very smooth. The 760D, however, offers slightly better handling and would be our preferred choice.


  • The Samsung NX1 has it all: quick focus, 28-megapixel resolution, 4K video, Wi-Fi, and a weather-sealed design. It's our Editors' Choice for high-end mirrorless cameras.


  • The exciting new NX1 is a serious statement of intent by Samsung, who until now haven't had a professional level camera in their NX range. The NX1 certainly delivers in that regard, both in terms of the specifications and the execution, offering a mouth-watering array of cutting-edge features that should excite both stills and video photographers. With two pro lenses recently released (the 16-50mm and 50-150mm) and more on the way, they've importantly also started to create a system for the NX1 and presumably subsequent follow-up models. Although it's still very early days (and some would say long overdue), the Samsung NX1 is a great start to the electronic giant's professional camera range.


  • The Samsung NX1 is an excellent camera. It feels great in the hand, is weatherproof, provides plenty of control, is enjoyable to use and produces superb quality images.


  • The Canon EOS 7D Mark II shoots at 10fps, offers pro-level video recording, and is built like a tank. It's our Editors' Choice for high-end APS-C D-SLRs.


  • The Canon EOS 7D Mark II is an excellent DSLR camera, with its APS-C sensor, cutting-edge auto-focusing system, fantastic viewfinder and outright speed making it a great fit for sports and wildlife photographers, especially as it doesn't cost the earth.
    Featuring a near-identical control layout to the 5D Mark III, the EOS 7D Mark II makes the perfect partner to the 5D for the keen Canon shooter looking for an all-round kit.


  • Canon's best APS-C format SLR to date, the 7D Mark II has a new sensor and processing engine along with advanced metering and AF systems, giving it bags of appeal to the enthusiast wedded to the idea of an SLR rather than a compact system camera.


  • The Fujifilm X100T is a worthy successor to the X100S. It adds a sharper LCD, Wi-Fi, and Classic Chrome film emulation, and earns our Editors' Choice award.


  • Where the previous X100S concentrated on speed, the new X100T majors on operability, with a wealth of improvements that make this the best-handling X100 model yet. It may not offer any significant changes to image quality, but the Fujifilm X100T is still more than worthy of your careful consideration.
    Many photographers have been wowed by the hybrid viewfinder in the X100/S cameras, ourselves included, but Fujifilm have still managed to make some significant strides forward in this area, making a great viewfinder even better.

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    - Most importantly though, the already clever hybrid viewfinder has been enhanced with the option to overlay a corner of the electronic panel over the optical view, and use it to deliver a magnified view of the active focus area for confirmation.


Top 5 digital camera under $1500:

  1. Nikon D7200
  2. Canon EOS 750D
  3. Samsung NX1
  4. Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  5. Fujifilm X100T