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Best Digital DSLRs Under $600 Comparison and Reviews 2014

April 10, 2013 by  
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Best Digital SLRs Under $600 – This is a roundup of the Top-Rated low priced entry level Digital SLRs. Prices of digital SLRs have dropped dramatically over the years, while features and capabilities have increased. To get an SLR with an HD movie mode, you will need to go with the higher priced models over $600. Today you can get features that previously were only available on the top models. DSLRs in this price range have a cropped sensor and are smaller and lighter in weight. Below is a comparison of the top rated SLRs in this price range, along with the key features and reviews for each model.

Best Rated Digital DSLRs Under $600

Canon Rebel T3i Digital SLR Nikon D3300 Digital SLR Nikon D3200 Digital SLR Sony Alpha A330L Digital SLR
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APS-C Imager
18.0 Megapixels
HD Movie Mode 1080p
ISO 100-6400
3.0-inch TFT LCD with 1,040,000 dots
LCD Live View
Built-in flash
30 – 1/4000 sec
Burst Mode: 3.7 fps
5.2″ x 3.9″ x 3.1″
Digic 4 Processor
DX Imager
24.2 Megapixels
HD Movie Mode 1080p
ISO 100-12800
3.0-inch TFT LCD with 921,000 dots
Live View
Built-in flash
30 – 1/4000 sec
Burst Mode: 5.0 fps
4.9″ x 3.9″ x 3.0″
EXPEED 4 processor
60p movie mode
2014 Model
DX Imager
24.2 Megapixels
HD Movie Mode 1080p
ISO 100-6400
3.0-inch TFT LCD with 921,000 dots
Live View
Built-in flash
30 – 1/4000 sec
Burst Mode: 4.0 fps
5.0″ x 3.8″ x 3.1″
EXPEED 3 processor
APS-C Imager
10.2 Megapixels
No Movie Mode
ISO 100-3200
2.7-inch TFT LCD with 230,000 dots
No Live View
Built-in Flash
30 – 1/4000 sec
Burst Mode: 2.5 fps
5″ x 3.8″ x 2.8″
BIONZ processor
SteadyShot inside camera image stabilization



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. New digital lenses have been developed for these type of SLRs.
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.
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.


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