2017 Roundup: $1200-2000 interchangeable lens cameras: crop-sensor

Written by Gina Stephens

After updated: June 16, 2017

For those wanting to step up from entry-level and midrange ILCs, there are many things to consider, including the choice between a DSLR or mirrorless camera, what sensor measurements suits you best, how important video is to you, and of course the lens system.

While full-frame cameras camera is an optical instrument for recording or capturing images, which may be stored locally, transmitted to another location, or typically offer superior image quality and innumerable control over depth-of-field, crop-sensor cameras are extremely capable in their own right – and are (usually) more compact and less costly. They can also time after time shoot faster, with many of the models in this group include sophisticated focus systems and more capable video.

We’ve split the $1200-2000 ILC marketplace into two pieces – cropped sensor cameras (which you’ll find in this roundup) and full-frame options.

The price range covered means there’s a wide class of cameras here, from the PEN-F with its Four Thirds sensor and style-conscious mirrorless design, up to the D500 which is essentially a smaller-sensor construct of Nikon’s professional sports camera, the D5. Depending on your needs, one of these crop-sensor cameras might just be right for you.

Here are the competitors in this crop-sensor review:

  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Fujifilm X-Pro2
  • Fujifilm X-T2
  • Leica TL
  • Nikon D500
  • Nikon D7500
  • Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II
  • Olympus PEN-F
  • Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5
  • Sony Alpha a6500


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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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