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The best Nikon DSLR cameras under $1000 are the entry-level and mid-range DSLRs arriving with the best optics in the market. Suitable for capturing interiors, action shots and portraits, these cameras are also useful while capturing photos in low lighting environments.

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Nikon D7100
Nikon D5200
Nikon D7000
Nikon D90 SLR
Nikon D60
Nikon D7100 Digital Camera
Nikon D5200 Digital Camera with 18-105mm lens
Nikon D7000 Digital Camera
Nikon D90 Black SLR Digital Camera Body Only
Nikon D60 Digital Camera with 18-55mm lens
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Release Date
Feb 2013
Dec 2012
Sep 2010
Sep 2008
Feb 2008
Camera Type
SLR/Professional, Mid-size SLR
SLR/Professional
SLR/Professional
SLR/Professional
SLR/Professional
Optical Zoom
5.8 x
5.8 x
5.8 x
3.0 x
Resolution
24.0 Megapixel
24.7 Megapixel
16.9 Megapixel
12.9 Megapixel
10.75 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CCD
LCD Screen Size
3.2 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
2.5 in.
Image Sensor Size
28.2 mm
28.2 mm
28.2 mm
Average Rating
 4.2 stars
 4.1 stars
 4.3 stars
 4.0 stars
 3.5 stars