Best cameras over R40 000

If you’re a serious enthusiast or working pro, the very best digital cameras on the market will cost you at least R40 000. That’s a lot of money, but generally speaking, these cameras offer the highest resolution, the best build quality, and the most advanced video specs out there, as well as fast burst rates and top-notch autofocus.

Competition in this market segment is fierce, and honestly, there’s no such thing as a ‘bad’ camera at this price-point. As such, we’ve picked two winners, both of which earn our wholehearted recommendation for slightly different reasons.

Mirrorless pick: Sony a7R IV

The Sony a7R IV is a camera that can do just about anything. It’s our joint-winner for this category due to its combination of expansive resolution, an industry-leading autofocus implementation, in-camera stabilization and good 4K video capabilities.

The a7R IV churns out 61MP images that are full of detail for immersive landscape images, but it can also can do so at up to 10 fps, which is sports-shooting territory. The autofocus system intelligently tracks human and non-human subjects with remarkable tenacity, and a wide variety of availale E-mount lenses makes the a7R IV one of the most versatile photographic tools around.

DSLR pick: Nikon D850

The Nikon D850 is the most advanced DSLR that we’ve ever seen, which essentially means that it’s the most advanced DSLR ever made. It’s also one of the toughest and nicest to use.

That’s not to say it’s a perfect camera of course. The D850’s 4K video specification is pretty solid, but it can’t hold a candle to the implementation in Sony’s mirrorless a7R III (and several other mirrorless competitors) and its generally excellent 153-point autofocus system can be a bit ‘fidgety’, but for most photographers, these are likely to count as minor complaints. As an all-round performer for a skills-focused photographer, the D850 is hard to beat and should remain current for many years to come.

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