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The best DSLRs under $1500 price range are the professional cameras suitable for low light photography. With the ability to offer best image and video quality, these cameras are useful while capturing action shots and portraits.

$1500 is a perfect price range for professionl cameras with wide gamut of features like interchangeable lens, low light capability, image stabilization and HD video recording. Also these digital cameras offer image resolution over 24 Megapixel.

Canon, Nikon and Sony are typically behind some of the best DSLRs under 1500 dollar price range, available in the market today.

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Nikon D600

Nikon D600 DSLR Digital Camera


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Nikon D600
Canon EOS 60Da
FUJIFILM X-Pro 1
Sony Alpha NEX-7
Nikon D7000
Nikon D600 DSLR Digital Camera
Canon EOS 60Da Digital Camera
FUJIFILM X-Pro 1 Body Only Light Field Camera
Sony Alpha NEX-7 Body Only Digital Camera
Nikon D7000 Digital Camera with 18-200mm lens
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Release Date
Sep 2012
Apr 2012
Mar 2012
Aug 2011
Sep 2010
Camera Type
SLR/Professional
SLR/Professional
Light Field Camera, SLR/Professional, Compact System Camera
SLR/Professional
SLR/Professional
Resolution
24.3 Megapixel
18.0 Megapixel
16.3 Megapixel
24.3 Megapixel
16.2 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
LCD Screen Size
3.2 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
Image Sensor Size
43.2 mm
26.7 mm
28.2 mm
28.2 mm
28.2 mm

  • The Nikon D600 is essentially a D7000 with an FX sensor, but lacks some of the extra features found in the Canon EOS 6D.


  • The Nikon D600 was one of the worst-kept secrets in the industry this year, and the enthusiast and prosumer crowd has been foaming at the mouth to see what an affordable full-frame camera from Nikon would look like. The Nikon D600 does not disappoint, offering nearly every bit of control that the impressive D800 offers, with comparable features.

    The D600 is an odd camera to write first impressions about, because it's clearly ready for public consumption, having already hit the labs of the folks at DXOMark.


  • If you think you can live with that and a few other limitations / omissions versus the D800; the smaller, lighter and cheaper Nikon D600 will serve you just as well as the more expensive model - and even give you faster frame rates and more manageable raw file sizes as an added bonus.

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    The Canon 60D is very fun to shoot with, takes great shots in low light, and makes earning a Dave's Pick look easy.


  • We've come to expect follow-on cameras to generally out-do the camera they're replacing features-wise, and the 60D follows suit in most cases compared to the 50D. Sensor resolution is up and an HD video capability exists where none did before. The 3.0-inch LCD monitor is movable and viewfinder coverage is improved, albeit only 1% and only to 96% overall. A host of in-camera editing menus for both still and movie captures allow a lot of processing without resorting to a computer and external software.


  • The Canon 60D has some smart features and handling is good overall, but getting the best results can take more effort than it should. Be prepared to interact with exposure compensation and auto lighting optimization settings fairly frequently.


  • The Fujifilm X-Pro1 is a nice compromise if you can't afford a Leica but want to approximate the experience and get some stunning photo quality to boot.


  • The Fujifilm X-Pro1 feels like the natural interchangeable lens evolution of the incredibly popular X-100 camera, offering similarly refined, intuitive handling, fantastic image quality, premium build quality and three high-quality lenses on launch. Unfortunately like the X-100 it also suffers from slightly sluggish auto-focusing, awkward manual focusing, slow write speeds and merely average video mode, and the hybrid viewfinder doesn't lend itself so well to interchangeable lenses as the fixed lens on the X100.


  • The X-Pro1 is a camera that's hard not to like - the retro rangefinder look is cool, controls are nicely placed and materials, build quality and overall fit and finish are quite nice. Auto focus and shutter lag performance are good, as is image quality - combine this with ISO performance that, frankly, sets a new standard for APS-C sensor cameras to my eye and it's clear Fuji has done a lot of things right with their latest mirrorless, interchangeable lens offering.


  • An especially good option for people who want a relatively inexpensive ILC for shooting video, the Sony Alpha NEX-5N's photo quality's about the same as its cheaper sibling's.


  • Sony's high-end mirrorless camera, the Alpha NEX-7 is a top performer brimming with features, but a camera of this caliber deserves a better kit lens.


  • Regardless, the NEX-7 sports an impressive array of features for a camera of any size, and we're excited to see if its final image quality can live up to the camera's robust spec sheet. Once we get our hands on a final production model we'll let you know if the NEX-7 is even more than the sum of its parts, or just another paper tiger.


  • An excellent dSLR for experienced shooters or Nikon professionals looking for a relatively cheap option, the Nikon D7000 delivers on almost all counts, including the company's best shooting design to date.

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    The Nikon D7000 is a powerhouse camera at a very reasonable price. Priced at about $1199 for the body and $1499 for the body and kit lens, It is by no means cheap, but it offers value for money. It includes a huge range of features that will make shooting quicker and easier for the experienced shooter, with lots of customizable options and quick control access.


  • The Nikon D7000 is a successful crossbreed of the cheaper D90 and the more expensive D300s, borrowing features from each model and adding enough new highlights to surpass them both in many ways. Just like the Canon EOS 60D, the Nikon D7000 has been carefully positioned within the Nikon DSLR lineup without stepping on the toes of the cameras around it.


Top 5 dslr under $1500:

  1. Nikon D600 DSLR Digital Camera
  2. Canon EOS 60Da Digital Camera
  3. FUJIFILM X-Pro 1 Body Only Light Field Camera
  4. Sony Alpha NEX-7 Body Only Digital Camera
  5. Nikon D7000 Digital Camera with 18-200mm lens