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The best cameras under $2000 are the very high end DSLR's. You should be able to get a good set of lenses also if you are looking for the best cameras under 2000 dollar range though additional set of lenses would surely drive up your budget.

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Sony A7 II

Sony A7 II


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Sony A7 II
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
Samsung NX1
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II
Fujifilm X100T
Sony A7 II
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
Samsung NX1
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II
Fujifilm X100T
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Release Date
Mar 2015
Aug 2015
Nov 2014
Sep 2015
Oct 2014
Camera Type
SLR-style mirrorless
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
SLR-style mirrorless
SLR-like (bridge)
Large sensor compact
Resolution
24.0 Megapixel
20.0 Megapixel
28.0 Megapixel
20.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
CMOS
CMOS
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
CMOS
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
Image Sensor Size
43.04 mm
21.64 mm
28.26 mm
13.23 mm
28.4 mm

  • The Sony A7 II is the best all-round A7-series camera yet, offering significantly improved ergonomics and customisability, more video options, faster autofocusing and startup times, better build quality and the headline-grabbing and very effective 5-axis image stabilisation system. It is slightly bigger and quite a bit heavier than the original A7, but that's a small price to pay for the improvements that Sony have made.


  • - Wifi with NFC and downloadable apps.


  • The Sony A7 II is a superb camera that has all the benefits of a full-frame sensor without the bulk. It has good AF, superb image stabilization and produces very high quality images in a wide range of conditions.


  • The new rangefinder-styled Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 compact system camera gets a lot of things absolutely right, offering intuitive handling, lots of customisation options, solid weather-proofed build quality, and an excellent OLED viewfinder and rear screen, but some of the headline-grabbing features don't live up their full potential, while both the camera and its price have become somewhat inflated.

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    The Panasonic Lumix GX8 is a fantastic ILC, providing great image quality and performance. Offering 4K resolution video with full manual control allows the GX8 to be just as equipped for videographers, as it is for photographers.


  • - It’s a Micro Four Thirds camera that doesn't offer the small-size benefits that are often associated with this style of sensor.
    - AF performance is great too.
    - Image quality is great too.
    - The Panasonic Lumix GX8 produces the best RAW image quality we’ve seen from a Micro Four Thirds camera.
    - Burst performance is superb, and offers several options.


  • The Samsung NX1 has it all: quick focus, 28-megapixel resolution, 4K video, Wi-Fi, and a weather-sealed design. It's our Editors' Choice for high-end mirrorless cameras.


  • The exciting new NX1 is a serious statement of intent by Samsung, who until now haven't had a professional level camera in their NX range. The NX1 certainly delivers in that regard, both in terms of the specifications and the execution, offering a mouth-watering array of cutting-edge features that should excite both stills and video photographers. With two pro lenses recently released (the 16-50mm and 50-150mm) and more on the way, they've importantly also started to create a system for the NX1 and presumably subsequent follow-up models. Although it's still very early days (and some would say long overdue), the Samsung NX1 is a great start to the electronic giant's professional camera range.


  • The Samsung NX1 is an excellent camera. It feels great in the hand, is weatherproof, provides plenty of control, is enjoyable to use and produces superb quality images.


  • - Somewhat narrow and vertically uneven coverage from built in strobe at wide-angle.
    - Many apps are payware, and often surprisingly expensive compared to much more complex smartphone apps.
    - Performance is degraded slightly if you shoot in raw format.
    - Default colors somewhat muted compared to most cameras.
    - Corners can be a bit soft wide-open, especially at telephoto.
    - Rear control dial is too small and has poor feel with little feedback.
    - Very versatile 24 to 200mm-equivalent zoom range.


  • The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II could be considered the on the market. Where most bridge cameras offer little more than an oversized lens, the RX10 II blends a useful zoom range with a wide aperture, a larger than average sensor, tough weather-resistant construction and a wide selection of advanced features.
    Its 1-inch sensor may still be smaller those used in DSLRs and most CSCs, but it gives much-improved image quality over the 1/2.3-inch sensors in typical bridge cameras.


  • - The Sony RX10 II is a versatile stills shooter, but it stands out even further on video.
    - Quicker backroom computing power is one of the most important upgrades since last year’s model.
    - It’s an excellent EVF, though, among the best available at present.
    - The Sony RX10 II isn’t small, and it certainly isn’t cheap.


  • The Fujifilm X100T is a worthy successor to the X100S. It adds a sharper LCD, Wi-Fi, and Classic Chrome film emulation, and earns our Editors' Choice award.


  • Where the previous X100S concentrated on speed, the new X100T majors on operability, with a wealth of improvements that make this the best-handling X100 model yet. It may not offer any significant changes to image quality, but the Fujifilm X100T is still more than worthy of your careful consideration.
    Many photographers have been wowed by the hybrid viewfinder in the X100/S cameras, ourselves included, but Fujifilm have still managed to make some significant strides forward in this area, making a great viewfinder even better.

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    - Most importantly though, the already clever hybrid viewfinder has been enhanced with the option to overlay a corner of the electronic panel over the optical view, and use it to deliver a magnified view of the active focus area for confirmation.