Least Expensive SLR with Dual Slots
Pentax K-3 The Pentax K-3 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 D610
Nikon D610
from $1,897
Low light performance Low noise at high ISO Help
2,980 ISO
Overall image quality Great image quality Help
94.0
Color depth Great color depth Help
25.1 bits

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Nikon D4s
Nikon D4s
from $6,497
Low light performance Low noise at high ISO Help
3,074 ISO
Battery life Great battery life Help
3020 shots
Overall image quality Great image quality Help
89.0

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Pentax K-3
Pentax K-3
from $988
Low light performance Low noise at high ISO Help
1,216 ISO
Cross type focus points Many cross-type focus points Help
25
Screen size Large screen Help
3.2"

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Sony SLT-A99
Sony SLT-A99
from $2,298
Overall image quality Great image quality Help
89.0
Screen resolution High resolution screen Help
1,229k dots
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
Sensor shift

Learn more about the Sony SLT-A99

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Discussion

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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.