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Nikon D780
Mixing a contemporary imaging approach with traditional form and function, the Nikon D780 is a versatile DSLR excelling in both photography and video applications. Featuring a 24.5MP full-frame CMOS sensor, high-resolution stills and video recording are possible, and the sensor features a BSI design for heightened clarity and reduced noise levels to suit working in a variety of lighting conditions. This sensor also enables a wide sensitivity range from ISO 100-51200, which can be expanded to ISO 50-204800, along with a quick 7 fps shooting rate with the viewfinder or 12 fps in live view. This sensor also permits UHD 4K video recording up to 30 fps using either full-frame or cropped areas. Full HD recording up to 120 fps is available, too, along with integrated N-Log Gamma and HLG settings for refined color control.

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Nikon D850
The Nikon D850 is in my opinion the pinnicle of DSLR cameras, from the 45 MP sensor, focusing systems, 4K video, Touch Screen, overall performance, it is unmatched.
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Nikon D7500
Overall, this camera is very similar to the Nikon D7200, an amazing camera in its own right. The big additions? 4k video & a touch monitor, but why 1 less card slot? Still GREAT!!
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Nikon D5600
Compact, capable, and connected, the Nikon D5600 is a sleek DSLR that blends multimedia imaging capabilities with versatile wireless technology. Centered around a 24.2MP DX-format CMOS sensor and EXPEED 4 image processor, the camera offers a sensitivity range from ISO 100-25600 to benefit working in an array of lighting conditions, and the sensor and processor combination also supports continuous shooting up to 5 fps for working with moving subjects. It is able to record full HD 1080p video, supports up to 60 fps, and allows you to create time-lapse movies in-camera.
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Nikon D3400
A sleek and now connected DSLR for all, the black Nikon D3400 is designed to produce better image quality than your smartphone, yet work seamlessly with your mobile devices for sharing your memories. Utilizing a DX-format 24.2MP CMOS sensor and EXPEED 4 image processor, this camera provides a native sensitivity range from ISO 100-25600 to suit working in a variety of lighting conditions, and the sensor and processor combination also provides a 5 fps continuous shooting rate as well as Full HD 1080p video recording at 60 fps. The sensor's design also omits an optical low-pass filter in order to achieve greater sharpness and resolution from both photos and videos.
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Nikon D5
Qualifying itself as the flagship model in Nikon's DSLR lineup, the D5 is positioned as a truly fast, highly precise machine for professional photographers. Revolving around a full-frame, FX-format 20.8MP CMOS sensor and EXPEED 5 image processor, this workhorse touts an impressive 12 fps continuous shooting rate with full-time AF and AE, an expandable sensitivity range that goes up to ISO 3280000, and 4K UHD video recording at 30 fps. Matching the imaging versatility, the Nikon D5 is also characterized by its redeveloped Multi-CAM 20K 153-point AF system, which incorporates 99 cross-type sensors for refined precision when tracking moving subjects or working in difficult lighting conditions.
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Nikon D500
This is my choice for the 2016 APS-C Camera of the year. Incredible focusing systems, buffer depth, ergonomics, color, ISO performance, touch monitor. A very polished, nearly flawless product. It is everything you could want in a DSLR sports shooting camera and more! HIGHLY Recommended!

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Nikon D5500
The D5500 is very similar to the D5300, with the key difference being the touch screen monitor and WIFI. However those features are great and quickly becoming the standard.

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Nikon D7200
This is Nikon's upgrade to the popular D7100. While not a lot was changed there were some important upgrades; improved autofocus, better video quality, longer battery life, and better buffer speeds. All around a really great camera.

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Nikon D750
A beautiful full frame Nikon that competes strongly with the Canon 5Diii (at $1,100 less). Excellent focusing system even in low light situations. Displays superior dynamic range performance as well as clarity at high ISO's.

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Nikon D610
This is a great full frame camera at a great price. Lightweight which is great for traveling. Excellent image quality and sharpness. Overall and excellent value.

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Nikon D600
This is an excellent portrait camera that I take with me on many shoots. The built in flash, headphone jack, 2 card slots, and great live view focusing make it a great choice. It has a great focusing system even in low light thanks to it's built in AF assist lamp. However, it's performance is lacking when the lamp is turned off. The focus accuracy if servo mode for things like sports photography is excellent.

In video mode the camera has some issues with aliasing and moire but the dynamic range is good. Overall I think the camera would be a great choice for an amateur or semi-pro videographer.

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Nikon D7100
I REALLY love the D7100, its focusing systems are even better than the D600's, although they appear to be very similar body wise. The D7100 is very similar to the D600 but has an intriguing 1.3x Crop Mode for 1.5X Sensor, thereby making it a 2x factor on lenses in that mode (great for sports shooting). It comes with a max flash sync speed of 1/250 (D600 is 1/200), max shutter speed of 1/8000, and it's about 40% more affordable. If you want to see how it stacks against the competition, be sure to check out my Canon 70D vs Nikon D7100 EPIC SHOOTOUT

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Nikon D5300
The D5300 is essentially an updated version of the D5200, both being fine cameras. The main differences are that the D5300 has its low pass filter removed, resulting in much better video, if has built in wi-fi and GPS. A very solid first camera, but I think for most people the D5200 would be just as good.

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Nikon D5200
The Nikon D5200 is a very nice all around camera. Unlike the D3200 it features a flip out monitor. It also features the same 39 / 9 focus layout as the D600. I found the Live View Tracking Focus feature a little disappointing (the D600 and D3200 do it very well). It has a built in HDR Feature with quality very similar to the D600. The AWB works very well too. It also features a built in flash, but sadly no commander mode.

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Nikon D3300
Fantastic, extremely small starter's DSLR, for the value, it is going to be hard to beat. Incremental upgrades over the D3200, including a better processor, 5 FPS instead of 4 FPS, better video (1080p @60fps), no low pass filter. I would be content to take it on any trip for it's small size.

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Nikon D3200
Not to be overlooked, Nikon has a created a little monster of a camera in the D3200. With 24 Mega Pixels, and one of the highest rated sensors of all time, this little guy is a straight up BEAST of a camera. Your first camera should be a very, very important decision, and I must be honest, I typically recommend Canon Cameras mainly because of the lens cost and selection. That said, Nikon is catching up and has many features that are even better than Canon's, such as the flash systems for example. It has been a wonderful fight to watch and I believe both companies make excellent gear.

I typically study cameras and replace them, but this one I have been hanging on to because the one thing I cannot get over is how small it is. throwing it over my should with a kit lens attached, I cannot even feel it. It is a fantastic hiking and travel camera because of it's size and weight. Also has many wonderful video shooting features.

2 things I was not a fan of: 1. Limited ISO control (1-stop increments instead of 1/3). 2. Poor Auto White Balance. You will need to adjust with changing light sources.

If you are on an extremely tight budget, but still want the best, the D3200 should be one of your top considerations. My BHphoto link here includes the Kit Lens version, its actually a very good starter lens.

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