What are the best cameras in the 1500 price range?

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    #1Sony Alpha a6500

    Sony Alpha a6500

    With this mirrorless digital camera, you can have a powerful and fast device for taking the most beautiful pictures. It is an amazing tool that includes a 24.2 MP Exmor CMOS sensor.


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    Helen Rios
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "This camera is amazing. This is my first "real" camera. I have always just used my iPhone, but wanted something with a little more punch for my pixels. I had the Nikon D5600 and loved it. However, my friend purchased the a6000 so I decided to return my Nikon and go with Sony after using his. I love the Sony company from their tvs. However, I just felt like my Nikon did a better job than my friends a6000 in the camera department (the a6000 was Sony's real step into the photo realm). I did a little bit of research and it seems like Sony fine tuned and worked out the kinks with the new a6500. It had all of the things that I was looking for in a camera: great photos, image stabilization, weather sealing, great connectivity with a phone and portability. So far I have not looked back to my Nikon with this camera where with my friends a6000 I would constantly compare the two. I love how small this camera is and portable. It seriously takes amazing photo and video. It's small portability is a huge plus! It performs much better in speed and photo quality than the a6000. It is worth the price increase as it will last much longer and you will not be saying "I wish I had..." or "If only I..." spent a little more!!! I would recommend this over the a6300 as well just because of the in body stabilization and the touch screen. The touch screen is actually pretty useless, but it helps future proof it. I haven't noticed much with the stabilization which means it's probably working because everything comes out clear! My friends a6000 just seemed to produce photos that all seemed a little fuzzy. I can not say enough about how much I love this camera and everyone else always comments about how cool it is. If you are on the fence or trying to decide between a couple cameras, go with this camera and the Sony brand. You won't be disappointed as I have been thrilled. "
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    #2Canon EOS M5 18-150mm Lens Kit

    Canon EOS M5 18-150mm Lens Kit
    This mirrorless camera lets you capture any moving subject no matter how fast is it moving! It is the perfect device for those who want pictures in MP4 format.



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    Debra Rose
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "This camera is a bit pricey but you get what you pay for so I wanted to make sure that I had a great quality camera. I love everything about this camera! My favorite feature besides the clear picture quality is the fact that it has WiFi so I can easily upload my videos and pictures!"
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    #3Fujifilm X-T2

    Fujifilm X-T2

    The Fujifilm X-T2 is Mirrorless Digital camera with a 24.3MP X-Trans CMOS III APS-C sensor. It features the X-Processor Pro engine increases response times, achieves faster AF, lower noise and better color.

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    Nathan Harper
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "Fantastic camera for photogeeks! Solid build, it came with all of the accessories advertized. It really helps me with my photojournalism class. A few other people in my class bought the same camera at the beginning of the semester and we just so happen to all be in the top 50% of the class. Coincidence? I think not."
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    #4Fujifilm X-Pro2

    Fujifilm X-Pro2

    Fujifilm X-Pro2 is a professional mirrorless camera with a 24MP X-Trans CMOS sensor and high-performance X Processor Pro that allows people to take quality images! It is a very resistant device, which is great for outdoors shots!


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    Sharon Johnson
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "I in a photographer and since my last camera broke I was looking to upgrade to a bigger and better one. This Fuji film is just what I was looking for. It takes the most lovely pictures and fit within my budget. "
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    #5PANASONIC LUMIX DC-GH5

    PANASONIC LUMIX DC-GH5
    Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 is one of the most faster hybrid mirrorless camera ever! It is also an excellent device for recording 4k videos of up to 60 fps, therefore is the best option for those who work on filming movies.


     

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    Theresa Rivera
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "I was looking for a camera in the $1500 price range and I found the Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5. It is typically a little out of this price range but I found a good deal at the time and decided to go for it. I am very satisfied with my purchase. This camera has great 4k color depth. I have had a few minor issues with auto focus."
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    #6Fujifilm X100F

    Fujifilm X100F

    Fujifilm X100F is one of the most expensive compact cameras in the market which is specially designed for enthusiasts and counts with the hybrid viewfinder, excellent image quality, and a great battery.

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    Amy Ferguson
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "This camera has changed the way I take photos. It has all the features that I want to start start expanding my photography skills without shelling out thousands of dollars on pricey DSLR equipment. It gives me so many options on the ISO dial. I love how I can take super detailed up close shots but still get amazing wide angle as well all with the same camera and the base features it has. Not to mention the look of it is just fun since it reminds me of the old timey cameras. "
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    #7Fujifilm X-T20

    Fujifilm X-T20

    This mirrorless digital camera is a small and lightweight device with a fast autofocus, which allows you to take quality images. It is the perfect tool for travellers who need a tough camera for taking amazing outdoor shots.


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    Pablo Guzmán
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "One can't help but feel as though the only reason this camera costs as much as it does is the name. Granted, Fujifilm is a great name, but there are cheaper cameras out there that can do more. If you have to have the branding, this is a good camera, but if you're okay not sporting that iconic black and silver, then look for something else. "
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    #8Leica TL2

    Leica TL2
    Leica TL 2 is a compact mirrorless camera with minimalist design. It comes equipped with a 24 MP APS-C sensor lens for precise photography. This camera has a high-definition, 3.7" touchscreen display that offers personalized menu.
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    Terry Jacobs
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "For those with a large budget, the Leica TL2 is a good buy. Coming in close to $1500, it's compact, mirrorless and has a minimalist design for overall ease. With a high definition touchscreen and 24MP sensor, you'll be taking great photos with it."
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    #9Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50K

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50K

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50K is a 30X Travel Zoom Camera with eye viewfinder. It enhances images by having low-light sensitivity for improved sharpness without the use of flash. 

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    Justin Greene
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "Panasonic Lumix ZS50 Camera is a travel camera that is available from Amazon for $279. It is a small mirrorless camera that takes pretty good pictures. These small mirrorless cameras are good and a step up from a cellphone, but if your budget is up to $1500 then you can find a much better camera. Personally I'd look at a Nikon D7500 or a Sony A6500. Those are at the higher end of the budget but they are much better fits."
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    #10Canon PowerShot SD4500IS

    Canon PowerShot SD4500IS

    Canon PowerShot SD4500IS is a 10-megapixel digital camera with 10x optical zoom. It features  Smart Auto including 28 shooting scenes and 1920 x 1080 pixels video mode. 

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    Theresa Baker
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "A bit disappointing actually. I'm a big fan of Canon, and of their Powershot Series, and I have been for a long time. But this one seems to underperform given the great overall quality of the series. For some reason, it seems to be incredibly slow at processing data, which means that you will often miss a shot that seemed to be waiting for you. I have no idea how they did that, but I can see I'm not the only one dealing with those problems. Maybe a faulty component? If so they should investigate fast and possibly issue a recall, because this is not doing anything good to their name. And don't even get me started on the battery life - it's really pathetic. So come Canon, help us on this!"
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    #11Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 is a 4K point and shoot camera with F2.8-4.5 lens and 20x Leica Vario Elmart. It has a 20.1-megapixel sensor and 422 10-bit capacity. 

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    Ruth Ellis
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "This is a very good camera. It cost about $500 less then the requested price range. Has excellent ratings and features. I would not even know what to do with a camera so nice."
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    #12Panasonic DMC-ZS40S

    Panasonic DMC-ZS40S

    Panasonic DMC-ZS40S is a 30x superzoom adventure digital camera with an eye-level viewfinder. It features Leica 30X Super Zoom (24-720mm) stabilized for still & HD Video. 

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    Helen Cui
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "The camera is better than it looks physically. Good quality for such a cheap-looking thing. The cables and software can give you problems though."
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    #13Canon PowerShot SX100IS

    Canon PowerShot SX100IS

    Canon PowerShot SX100IS is an 8-megapixel digital camera with 10x optical zoom. It has a 2.5 inch LCD display with Face Detection technology and 18 shooting modes. 

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    Johnny White
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "this camera gets the job done it's not bad or great but it's pretty good."
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    #14Olympus VR-340

    Olympus VR-340

    Olympus VR-340 is a 16-megapixel digital camera with 10x optical zoom. It has a 3-inch LCD display and features high definition video. 

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    Janice Jimenez
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "Well this camera is a lot cheaper then 1500 but it works. It's not the most attractive camera but I like it just fine. It was very easy to use. All my pictures came out beautifully so I didn't need a fancier one."
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    #15Casio EX-H10

    Casio EX-H10 is a 12 megapixel digital camera with 10x optical zoom. It features HD movie function and Dynamic Photo mode which can take 1000 shots on a single battery charge.

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    Jennifer Ross
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "This is a good camera that falls in the price range. I would be pleased with a camera like this one."
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    #16Canon PowerShot SX120IS

    Canon PowerShot SX120IS is a 10 megapixel digital camera with 10x optical zoom and 3-inch LCD. It also features Smart Auto-detect with optical image stabilizer. 

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    Jack Patel
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "Canon PowerShot SX120IS is not a good solution for best cameras in the 1500 price range, because it is far below the $1500 price range, it cost $60."
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    #17Olympus C-765

    Olympus C-765 is a 4-megapixel digital camera with 10x optical zoom. It features 1.8-inch LCD display, PictBridge enabled and Quicktime movie mode ideal for beginners. 

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    Harold Fox
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "This camera is great for the price. It is easy just to keep this around when I need to take a photo and an even shoot movies. It has great zoom and a screen that you can use to do all kinds of things on the camera. Great for beginners like me."
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    #18Panasonic HX-A1MK

    Panasonic HX-A1MK

    Panasonic HX-A1MK is a lightweight action camera that can connect using Wi-Fi and USB technology. This camera is also suitable for traveling because of its dustproof, shockproof, and freezeproof design.  

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    Jacob Duncan
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "I was looking for a good still camera and ended up with a video camera instead. I figured, why not, we'll give it a shot. It wasn't bad, but honestly I've seen better video cameras, and I'm not sure why this even came up when I was looking for a professional still camera. I sent it back and decided to shop elsewhere."

Summary

Best What are the best cameras in the 1500 price range
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Sony Alpha a6500Electronics 14 Paid
2Canon EOS M5 18-150mm Lens KitElectronics 10 Paid
3Fujifilm X-T2Electronics 8 Paid
4Fujifilm X-Pro2Electronics 7 Paid
5PANASONIC LUMIX DC-GH5Electronics 6 Paid
6Fujifilm X100FElectronics 4 Paid
7Fujifilm X-T20Electronics 3 Paid
8Leica TL2Electronics 1 Paid
9Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50KElectronics 0 Paid
10Canon PowerShot SD4500ISElectronics 0 Paid
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