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The best Nikon digital camera under $1000 price range are DSLRs for professional usage useful for capturing portraits, interiors and action shots. These Nikon cameras offer you a camera resolution of at least 10 Megapixel, optical zoom range of over 7x and capability to record HD videos.

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Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500


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Nikon D5500
Nikon D7100
Nikon D5200
Nikon 1 V2
Nikon D7000
Nikon D5500
Nikon D7100 Digital Camera
Nikon D5200 Digital Camera with 18-105mm lens
Nikon 1 V2 HD Digital Camera
Nikon D7000 Digital Camera
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Release Date
Jan 2015
Feb 2013
Dec 2012
Oct 2012
Sep 2010
Camera Type
Compact SLR
SLR/Professional, Mid-size SLR
SLR/Professional
Digital camera - Mirrorless system
SLR/Professional
Resolution
24.0 Megapixel
24.0 Megapixel
24.7 Megapixel
14.2 Megapixel
16.9 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
LCD Screen Size
3.2 in.
3.2 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
Image Sensor Size
28.2 mm
28.2 mm
28.2 mm
15.86 mm
28.2 mm

  • The Nikon D5500 D-SLR delivers images that are just as good as the D5300 it replaces, and manages to do so in a smaller body.


  • Nikon's mid-range DSLR camera continues to evolve with the introduction of the D5500, which is smaller and significantly lighter than its predecessor whilst additionally offering a new touchscreen LCD/interface. It also sensibly ships with the retractable 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 VR II lens which helps to keep the overall package very compact for a DSLR. While it won't set your pulse racing, for the most part the Nikon D5500 is an .


  • The D5500 offers beginners a lot of creative control, the touch-screen display is a useful addition and the sensor captures high levels of detail. It's a pleasing camera, but it's no game-changer.


  • While it's still a great prosumer dSLR, the D7100 may only be worth the extra cash if you need a faster Nikon right now.


  • If you're in the market for a serious D-SLR, but don't want to go full-frame, the Nikon D7100 is the way to go; it's our Editors' Choice camera in its category.


  • Aside from white balance, the D7100 leaves us with little to complain about. Videography is definitely improved over previous models, but there are some strange control quirks, and plenty of better video-oriented SLRs already exist on the market. Nikon could also do a much better job communicating its "unique" control techniques to new users.


  • The Nikon D5200 makes a great choice for family and vacation photographers.


  • The under-$1,000 Nikon D5200 is a capable D-SLR that delivers impressive image quality and continuous shooting at 4 frames per second, earning it our Editors' Choice.


  • The ultimate irony of these cameras is this: when the D5100 first came to market we awarded it both Camera of the Year, and Budget DSLR of the Year. It was just such an amazing deal, with rare levels of performance at the price point. But after two years and little improvement for the D5200, this great camera didn't hit us with the same impact its predecessor did. Like we've said countless times in the review, the D5200 is a fine camera, but it's not $300 finer than the old one.


  • We recommend the V2 only for users who spend the majority of their time shooting action, for whom a larger DSLR simply isnâÂ? Â? t an option. The 1 series' small footprint is no longer compelling in the ever-more crowded mirrorless market (and don't forget the smaller, cheaper Sony RX100 either), while the sensor's indoor and low-light performance is worse than what we expect from this price point.


  • Nikon have made some big changes to the original V1 to make this new model more appealing to keen enthusiasts, and in most regards they've succeed in making the new V2 a much more serious proposition. The new handgrip, shooting mode dial and control dial in particular make the V2 quicker to use, while the pop-up flash makes it more versatile, albeit at the expense of the V1's stylish and slimline appearance.


  • Whether it will tempt anyone away from the slew of larger sensored compact system cameras currently on the market seems questionable. While it does produce good images, those looking for something a little more advanced will probably be more at home with the likes of the Panasonic G5, Sony NEX-5R or Olympus PEN E-PL5.

    That said, it's a nice small size, making it ideal for carrying around a lot.


  • 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 nikon digital camera under $1000:

  1. Nikon D5500
  2. Nikon D7100 Digital Camera
  3. Nikon D5200 Digital Camera with 18-105mm lens
  4. Nikon 1 V2 HD Digital Camera
  5. Nikon D7000 Digital Camera