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The SLR/professional cameras are used by photography enthusiasts and mainly professionals. These cameras under $500 are high-end compact models aimed at giving best performance in terms of image resolution, quality and stabilization.


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Sony SLT-A58
Nikon D5200
FUJIFILM X-Pro 1
Pentax K-r
Pentax K-r
Sony SLT-A58K Digital Camera
Nikon D5200 Digital Camera with 18-55mm lens
FUJIFILM X-Pro 1 Body Only Light Field Camera
Pentax K-r Digital Camera
Pentax K-r Digital Camera with 18-55mm lens
$498 - $697
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Release Date
Feb 2013
Dec 2012
Mar 2012
Sep 2010
Sep 2010
Camera Type
SLR/Professional, Compact SLR
SLR/Professional
Light Field Camera, SLR/Professional, Compact System Camera
SLR/Professional
SLR/Professional
Optical Zoom
3.0 x
3.0 x
3.0 x
Resolution
20.0 Megapixel
24.1 Megapixel
16.3 Megapixel
12.9 Megapixel
12.9 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
LCD Screen Size
2.7 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
Image Sensor Size
28.2 mm
28.2 mm
28.2 mm
28.2 mm
28.2 mm
Average Rating
 4.2 stars
 4.1 stars
 4.2 stars
 4.1 stars
 4.1 stars

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