The professional SLR category is designed for one person in mind: the serious photographer. If you want uncompromising image quality and control this is the class for you. Heavy well-built bodies, weatherproofing, full frame sensors, full external manual control, very high true resolution, fantastic high ISO performance, blazingly fast auto focus and rock solid reliability. These are the tools pros rely on to earn a living in the photography trade and the equipment has to stand up to long-term day to day use. These cameras are capable of producing images that grace the world finest magazines and photography galleries - they are the best digital cameras you can buy. When you're investing in a pro DSLR body you are wasting your money if you don't invest in great lenses to match the bodies capabilities, for that reason a professional DSLR setup can easily exceed $10,000 when you're all said and done including lenses. Those who need a pro DSLR know who they are and most everyone else is likely better served in other areas. That being said if you can afford the best and are one of many serious hobbyists these cameras will get you performance unavailable anywhere else

Snapsort categorizes SLRs as Pro (vs entry level) if they have full-frame sensors and/or large bodies, it also looks at viewfinder size and support for compact-flash as signals.

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Recent Pro DSLRs by manufacturer

Here is an overview of the manufacturers of pro DSLRs, the most popular shown first.

Canon

Snapsort has found 2 recent pro DSLRs from Canon.

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Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
from $5,699
Viewfinder size Large viewfinder Help
0.76x
Continuous shooting Rapid fire Help
16 fps
Screen size Large screen Help
3.2"

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Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
from $3,299
Viewfinder size Large viewfinder Help
0.71x
Screen size Large screen Help
3.2"
Sensor size Large sensor Help
Full frame 36x24mm

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Nikon

Snapsort has found 2 recent pro DSLRs from Nikon.

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Nikon D500
from $1,599
Screen resolution High resolution screen Help
2,359k dots
Focus points Many focus points Help
153
Screen size Large screen Help
3.2"

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Nikon D5
from $6,497
Movie format Shoots UHD movies Help
UHD @ 30fps
Screen resolution High resolution screen Help
2,359k dots
Light sensitivity High ISO Help
3,280,000 ISO

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Pentax

Snapsort has found 1 recent pro DSLR from Pentax.

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Pentax K-1
from $1,897
True resolution High true resolution Help
36.2 MP
Screen size Large screen Help
3.2"
Sensor size Large sensor Help
Full frame 35.9x24mm

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