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The best Nikon semi professional cameras are the mid-range DSLRs affordable in between the price of $800 and $1500. These cameras can be best useful while capturing portraits and other quality imagery. Also these semi professional cameras from Nikon offer better flexibility than its entry-level range of products. Check out our listing of top-rated D-Series cameras with middling specs from Nikon.

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Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200 Digital Camera with 18-105mm lens


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Nikon D5200
Nikon D600
Nikon D7000
Nikon D90 SLR
Nikon D60
Nikon D5200 Digital Camera with 18-105mm lens
Nikon D600 DSLR Digital Camera
Nikon D7000 Digital Camera
Nikon D90 Digital Camera with 18-105mm lens
Nikon D60 Digital Camera with 18-55mm lens
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Release Date
Dec 2012
Sep 2012
Sep 2010
Sep 2008
Feb 2008
Camera Type
SLR/Professional
SLR/Professional
SLR/Professional
SLR/Professional
SLR/Professional
Resolution
24.7 Megapixel
24.3 Megapixel
16.9 Megapixel
12.9 Megapixel
10.75 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CCD
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
3.2 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
2.5 in.
Image Sensor Size
28.2 mm
43.2 mm
28.2 mm

  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.

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    - This is a neat display (reached by pressing the Thumbnails button to the left of the LCD while in the Picture Control menu): It gives a quick, at-a-glance view of where each of the Picture Control options is currently set, in terms of contrast and saturation.


  • Like the D80 before it, the Nikon D90 delivers an excellent dSLR for the money.

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    If you are an amateur sports photographer looking for a light and easy to use dSLR, look no further! Following in the footsteps of the D80, the Nikon D90 is an amazing model. Not only will this camera confidently represent Nikon's mid-level dSLR offerings, but it's sure to set the tone for this category with excellent image quality, underrated burst performance, and plenty of Custom Settings.

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    - For added fun and creativity while reducing or helping to eliminate time spent manipulating pictures later, the D60's In-camera Retouch Menu enables users to accomplish a wide variety of tasks without a computer.
    - The D60 also offers consumers comprehensive in-camera functionality, such as Active D-lighting.
    - Ergonomically designed with intuitively placed controls, the D60 is a camera that's compact and ready to go wherever life leads.


  • Despite modest improvements in performance and a couple of new features, Nikon's D60 fails to impress and costs more than some competing models.


  • The Nikon D60 is a worthwhile entry-level D-SLR with solid image quality, but its features don't really make it stand out from the crowd.


Top 5 nikon semi professional camera:

  1. Nikon D5200 Digital Camera with 18-105mm lens
  2. Nikon D600 DSLR Digital Camera
  3. Nikon D7000 Digital Camera
  4. Nikon D90 Digital Camera with 18-105mm lens
  5. Nikon D60 Digital Camera with 18-55mm lens