6 Pro Cameras Available for Under $3,000.

There aren’t very many cameras that are this expensive.

More will be added when I go through medium format camera backs and cinema cameras.

  • Most Expensive: Canon EOS-1 DX Mark III ($6,499)
  • Cheapest: Sony A7CR ($2,999)
  • Oldest: Sony A9 II (2019)
  • Newest: Sony A7CR (2023)
Model Year MSRP MP Weight Sensor Video
Sony A7CR 2023 $2,999 61.0 515g FF 4k60
Sony A7S III 2020 $3,499 12.1 699g FF 4k120
Sony A7R V 2022 $3,899 61.0 723g FF 8k24
Sony A9 II 2019 $4,499 24.2 678g FF 4k30
Hasselblad X1D II 50C 2019 $5,750 51.3 650g MF 2.7k30
Canon EOS-1 DX Mark III 2020 $6,499 20.0 1440g FF 5.5k60

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Last in the line of Canon’s professional sports/action DSLRs. Replaced by models that use the mirrorless RF mount.

This is going to remain a very popular camera until they’re all broken.

Designed for 4k video.

For high resolution photography. It’ll be interesting to see if megapixel counts continue to increase.

A compact high resolution camera. I will admit, the size is impressive.

Built for high speed shooting.

The MSRP was more than $3,000 less than the first version.