More top picks: Under $500 | $500-1000 | Under $1500
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Last updated: March 7, 2018

We've added the Fujifilm X-H1 and Sony a7 III to this buying guide to show their specifications and features in context of the competition. When our full reviews are complete they will be considered for an award.

As you approach the $2000 price point you'll find flagship APS-C and Four Thirds cameras, built for speed and durability. You'll also find a handful of full-frame ILCs and DSLRs, with their own unique selling points.

Our pick: Nikon D750

Few cameras have been recommended as often, to as many of our friends, for as long as the Nikon D750. Despite its age (it was announced in autumn 2014) the D750 is still competitive, and still relevant—it's also increasingly well-priced.

We expect to see the D750 replaced at some point in 2018 or 2019, but that doesn't mean that any of its key features are outdated. The D750's 24MP full-frame sensor gives excellent image quality and a wide dynamic range, while its 51-point autofocus system is fast and reliable, even in poor light. Ergonomically, the surprisingly small D750 is one of the best-handling DSLRs out there, at least when it comes to the needs of stills-focused photographers.

Video is really the only area of the D750's feature set that looks a bit weak these days. If it's best-in-class video autofocus or 4K resolution that you're after, there are better options listed elsewhere in this buying guide.

In this buying guide we're taking a look at nine cameras in the $1500-2000 price range.

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While we've given you our main recommendation above, there might be a better camera for you, so click through to read all of the cameras in this buyers guide.

Our Buying Guides cover virtually every major camera on the market, most of which we’ve tested in-depth. This includes testing of sensor performance and image quality, experience with the video shooting and extensive real-world photography in a range of situations. We selected our recommendations by prioritizing the features and performance aspects central to video shooting.