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Nikon Z 8
This game-changing mirrorless has a 45.7-megapixel BSI stacked sensor with a scan rate so fast it doesn’t require a mechanical shutter. It’s silent with virtually no rolling shutter distortion. It has the speed of the Z 9 but is 30% smaller and captures up to 8K 60p video. $3,999.95 nikonusa.com
Sony Alpha 7R V
An artificial intelligence processor and 61-megapixel image sensor are paired with eight-step image stabilization in this impressive mirrorless camera. AI subject recognition includes animals, vehicles, and insects. Advanced video capabilities include 8K 24/25p video. $3,900 electronics.sony.com
Hasselblad X2D 100C
With a machined aluminum body and a 100-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor that delivers up to 15 stops of dynamic range, this medium-format mirrorless is crafted to empower photographers. It has 1TB of built-in SSD storage, CFexpress Type B card support, and 5-axis, 7-stop IBIS. $8,199 hasselblad.com
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Pentax K-3 Mark III Monochrome
Designed to exclusively capture in black-and-white, this digital SLR produces high resolution images rich in gradation. Its 25.73-megapixel monochrome-specific image sensor reflects the brightness obtained by each pixel and produces extra-fine sharpness. $2,199.95 us.ricoh-imaging.com
Canon EOS R6 Mark II
It’s a full-frame video/still hybrid that packs advanced features into a compact body with user-friendly functions. Highly accurate subject detection and high-speed burst shooting make it a hot choice for sports, portrait, landscape, and wildlife photography. $2,499 usa.canon.com
Fujifilm X-T5
The features of this workhorse make it aesthetically and operationally pleasing. Command dials on the top deck give instant access to most-used settings. Advanced video capability and features like 5-axis IBIS and Pixel-Shift Multi-Shot for 160MP images make it a go-to. $1,699.95 fujifilm-x.com
Fujifilm X-H2
Perfect for photographers who need the speed to capture movement, this mirrorless digital camera features a back-illuminated 40.2-megapixel X-Trans CMOS 5 HR sensor and the high-speed X-Processor 5, as well as the highest resolution in the X Series lineup. It’s the first APS-C camera to enable 8K/30P Apple ProRes internal recording. It delivers exceptional image resolution and quality. $1,999.95 body only fujifilm-x.com