More top picks: Under $500 | $500-1000 | Under $1500
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Last updated: May 8, 2018

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: Sony a7 III


The Sony a7 III’s versatility is hard to overstate. Despite sitting among capable competition, the a7 III stands out by virtue of its broad feature set and is an excellent choice for a wide range of photographers and videographers.

The all-new 24MP sensor in the a7 III improves low light image quality and dynamic range to class-leading levels, and its 693-point on-sensor autofocus system ensures accurate focus across almost all of the frame. High-quality 4K video and a full suite of capture aids make the a7 III an impressive video tool and the larger battery means you can keep shooting for longer than any Sony mirrorless camera to date.

The bigger battery also means a bigger grip, but the compact a7 III doesn’t balance well with larger lenses and we’re still waiting for Sony to improve the overall responsiveness of their user interface. These issues aside, you can confidently shoot just about anything with an a7 III and be rewarded with consistently in-focus, high-quality images.


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.