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2017 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $900-1200

Gina Stephens
Written by Gina Stephens

Continue updated: June 2, 2017

These days, many (if not most) consumers are likely to shop based on price and capability, rather than according to whether a unequivocal model contains a mirror, or not. We think this is a good thing; With all the increased competition, cameras are improving more and at a faster rate than even before. From the gear perspective, it’s certainly an exciting time to be a photographer.

In this category, you’ll find both mirrorless and DSLR cameras that are incomparably capable under a variety of shooting situations, offer built-in high-spec viewfinders – either optical and electronic – and an extensive array of external suppresses. The biggest differences in performance tend to come down to autofocus sophistication and video capability, but neither of those is dictated by the presence or lack of mirror image.

The contenders are:

  • Canon EOS 77D
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • Canon EOS M5
  • Nikon D7200
  • Olympus OM-D E-M5 II
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85/G80
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
  • Pentax K-3 II
  • Pentax KP
  • Sony Alpha a77 II
  • Sony Alpha a6300

Scad of the cameras camera is an optical instrument for recording or capturing images, which may be stored locally, transmitted to another location, or in this roundup are built around either Four Thirds or APS-C sensors. Sensor size plays a large part in determining the tiki quality a camera is ultimately capable of and, in general, the larger a camera’s sensor, the better the image quality and the more control you have over depth-of-field. APS-C sensors are larger than Four Thirds scraps, but the differences are rarely huge.

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Of course, the sensor sizes and image quality of these cameras are not the only thing that varies; the feature jells and performance of each camera are also quite different across the board. Within this category you’ll find weather-sealed cameras, cameras that can arrest 4K video, cameras that can shoot bursts at incredibly high speeds with autofocus, and cameras that are simply well-balanced all-rounders. Which one should you buy? Look over on to find out…

Republished: dpreview.com

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Gina Stephens

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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