Least Expensive SLR with Dual Slots
Nikon D7200 The Nikon D7200 is the least expensive DSLR we've seen with multiple storage slots.

Some cameras can take more than one memory card permitting greater storage. Higher end cameras permit different uses of each slot including placing backup copies of each image on the 2nd card, using it for overflow or splitting the storage of JPEG and RAW files. Typically dual card slots are only found in prosumer and professional SLRs, entry level SLRs tend to have a single slot.

Although many professional DSLRS provide dual CF (compact flash) slots the slow movement of SDHC and now SDXC up the chain is changing that. With SDXC 2TB limit and speed improvements expect to see manufacturers take advantage of SDs tiny footprint to get dual slots in much smaller cameras.

SLRs with Dual Card Slots

The following are some of the best DSLRs with dual card slots

Nikon D750
Nikon D750
from $1,585
Low light performance Low noise at high ISO Help
2,956 ISO
Overall image quality Great image quality Help
93.0
Dynamic range Wide dynamic range Help
14.5 EV

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Nikon D810
Nikon D810
from $2,340
Low light performance Low noise at high ISO Help
2,979 ISO
Overall image quality Great image quality Help
96.0
Color depth Great color depth Help
25.7 bits

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Nikon D7200
Nikon D7200
from $829
Overall image quality Great image quality Help
87.0
Low light performance Low noise at high ISO Help
1,333 ISO
Screen resolution High resolution screen Help
1,228k dots

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Pentax K-3 II
Pentax K-3 II
from $859
Movie format Full HD Help
1080p @ 60fps
Screen size Large screen Help
3.2"
Continuous shooting Rapid fire Help
8.3 fps

Learn more about the Pentax K-3 II

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T Phillips (2:36 PM, August 06, 2014)
What about using one card for video and the other for photos?
 
Tom (2:23 AM, January 04, 2012)
Agreed.

For sony you might as well just keep an extra card in your pocket because you can only use one at a time.

Sony should ditch memory stick
 
Peter (1:04 PM, June 05, 2011)
Dual slots are very useful, since you can't lose photos to a bad memory card, but that's not what Sony does. The Sony cameras do have dual slots, but they're useless and degenerate dual slots. You cannot take photos to both cards -- one card is SD, one is MemoryStick, and you pick one or the other in the menu system. The only reason Sony does it is because they refuse to give up on MemoryStick. I would not list this as a feature for the Sonys.