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Best Rated DSLRs $1000 to $2000 – Comparison and Reviews (2015-2016)

June 18, 2016 by  
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Best Rated Digital SLRs priced over $1000 and under $2000 – This is a roundup of the Top-Rated high end DSLR Cameras. Prices of DSLRs have dropped dramatically over the years, while features and capabilities have increased. This price range has more features than the low and mid range SLRs. Below is a comparison of the top rated SLRs in this price range, along with the key features and reviews for each model. These models have a cropped APS-C or DX imager. Full Frame Models generally cost over $2,000. The latest DSLRs now have HD video movie modes.

Best Rated Digital SLRs Priced over $1000 and under $2000

Canon EOS 80D
DSLR Camera
Canon EOS 7D
Mark II
DSLR Camera
Nikon D750 FX-format DSLR Camera Nikon D7200
DSLR Camera
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APS-C Imager
24.2 Megapixels
HD Movie Mode (1080p)
ISO 100-16000
3.0-inch TFT LCD with 1,000,040 dots
LCD Live View
45 AF focus points
Built-in Flash
30 – 1/8000 sec
Burst Mode: 7 fps
5.5″ x 4.1″ x 3.1″
Digic 6 Processor
Movie Resolution:
1080p @ 60fps
1080p @ 30fps
1080p @ 24fps
720p @ 60fps
External Mic Jack
Dual Pixel CMOS
Built-in WiFi

LCD Touchscreen
Headphone Jack
2016 Model
APS-C Imager
20.2 Megapixels
HD Movie Mode (1080p)
ISO 100-16000
3.0-inch TFT LCD with 1,000,040 dots
LCD Live View
65 AF focus points
Built-in Flash
30 – 1/8000 sec
Burst Mode: 10 fps
5.9″ x 4.4″ x 3.1″
Dual Digic 6
Movie Resolution:
1080p @ 60fps
1080p @ 30fps
1080p @ 24fps
720p @ 60fps
External Mic Jack
Dual Pixel CMOS
2014-15 Model
FX Imager
24.3 Megapixels
HD Movie Mode (1080p)
ISO 100-12800
3.2-inch TFT LCD with 1,228,800 dots
LCD Live View
51 AF focus points
Built-in Flash
30 – 1/8000 sec
Burst Mode: 6.5 fps
5.6″ x 3.1″ x 4.4″
EXPEED 4 processor
Movie Resolution:
1080p @ 60fps
1080p @ 50fps
1080p @ 30fps
1080p @ 24fps
External Mic Jack
2014-15 Model
Full Frame DSLR
Built-in Wifi
Headphone Jack
DX Imager
24.2 Megapixels
HD Movie Mode (1080p)
ISO 100-25,600
3.2-inch TFT LCD with 1,228,800 dots
LCD Live View
51 AF focus points
Built-in Flash
30 – 1/8000 sec
Burst Mode: 6.0 fps
5.3″ x 4.2″ x 3.0″
EXPEED 4 processor
Movie Resolution:
1080p @ 60fps
1080p @ 30fps
1080p @ 24fps
720p @ 60fps
External Mic Jack
2015 Model
Headphone Jack
Built-in WiFi



Glossary of Terms
Full Frame Imager = This means that the imaging sensor is the same size as 35mm film. 35mm lenses will operate on these DSLRs with the same focal lengths as they do on 35mm film cameras.
APS-C Imager = This imager is smaller than a Full Frame imager. Lenses used on SLRs with APS-C imagers have a focal length about 1.6x that of full frame imagers. This means that the telephoto end of the lens will be greater. Nikon uses the terminology DX Imager for this size imager. New digital lenses have been developed for these type of SLRs.
DX Imager = This imager is smaller than a Full Frame imager. Lenses used on SLRs with DX imagers have a focal length about 1.6x that of full frame imagers. This means that the telephoto end of the lens will be greater. Nikon uses the terminology DX Imager for this size imager. New digital lenses have been developed for these type of SLRs. The DX imager is approximately the same size as the APS-C imager.
ISO = This refers to how sensitive the image sensor is to the amount of light present. The higher the ISO, the more sensitive the image sensor and ability to take pictures in low-light situations.
Live View = Allows you to preview your picture on the LCD screen instead of only through the viewfinder.
Burst Mode = This is how many pictures (or frames) can be taken rapid fire per second at maximum resolution.
HD Movie Mode = These cameras can operate as an HD camcorder as well as an SLR. We also list the resolution (1080p and 720p) with the (frames per second) for the HD movie mode.
External Mic Jack = This indicates that an External microphone jack is available. This is important for the best quality sound from your HD Video recording. You can use a wide array of microphones, including wireless, amplified and corded microphones.
Exposure Durability = How many pictures can you expect to get over the lifetime of the camera.
TFT LCD = This refers to the LCD screen in the back of the camera.
AF Focus Points = This is the number of autofocus points available. More points are considered better.


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