For around $ 2000, you’ll find flagship APS-C and Fourths cameras built for speed and stability, and some highly capable mid-range full-frame mirrorless and DSLRs. In this purchase guide we’ve rounded up all current interchangeable lens cameras below $ 2500 for enthusiasts and recommended the best.
Our pick: Sony a7 IV
Sony a7 IV stands against some tough competition. Like many of its competitors, it has been shot in both static images and video, but what sets it apart is how simple and powerful its autofocus system is. Canon’s EOS R6 (our previous pick) offers a similar balance of attractive steel and 10-bit 4K video options, also with a simple and efficient AF system, but Sony offers higher resolution stills and more detailed video, which gives it an edge. , For us.
Budget options: Fujifilm X-T4
The Fujifilm X-T4 is highly capable of both still and video capture. It is built around an APS-C sensor, so there are situations where its full-frame competitors may offer significantly better image quality, but the X-T4 is the best way to get excellent stillness and video power in a small, less expensive package. .
Fujifilm has some of the most exciting JPEG color options in the industry and backs it up to an image-stabilized body via 10-bit video and 4K / 60p capture. The autofocus is good, but also great, but overall the camera is very capable. Many photographers enjoy its traditional control layout, or prefer the way it looks.
Although we’ve made our top recommendations above, keep reading this purchase guide to see if another camera might be right for you.
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