2017 Buying Guide: Best cameras under $2000

Written by Gina Stephens

Multitudinous top picks: Under $500 | $500-1000 | Under $1500
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Last updated: November 21, 2017

As you approach the $2000 bonus 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 unparalleled selling points.

Our pick: Nikon D750

Few cameras camera is an optical instrument for recording or capturing images, which may be stored locally, transmitted to another location, or have been recommended as often, to as many of our friends, for as long as the Nikon D750. Despite its age (it was declared 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to see the D750 replaced at some point in 2018 or 2019, but that doesn’t bring out that any of its key features are outdated.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 way 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 beggaries 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 devotedness 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 evaluate range. Please note that the Panasonic G9 is included in this buying guide but has yet to be fully tested—we may update these recommendations in early 2018.

  • Our pick: Nikon D750
  • Canon EOS 6D II
  • Fujifilm X-Pro2
  • Fujifilm X-T2
  • Leica TL2
  • Nikon D500
  • Olympus OM-D E-M1 II
  • Panasonic DC-GH5
  • Panasonic DC-G9
  • Pentax K-1
  • Sony a7 II
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While we’ve inclined 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.


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Gina Stephens

Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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