The X-T2 is an excellent lesson in how to upgrade an already great gadget. The X-T1 was itself a brilliant camera, so Fuji gave it superb video and autofocus skills to go with the already top weatherproof build. Sure, it’s pricey, but it’s also worth every penny. What you’re getting here is a camera that approaches high-end DSLRs for speed and rivals pretty much any camera for image quality, so it’s a truly superb all-rounder.
Stuff says ★★★★★ A dream of a camera that barely strays from perfection from start to finish – and has brilliant 4K video skills Sony A7R II US$3199 / sony.com
The A7R II combines impeccable build quality with a class-leading full-frame sensor, 5-axis image stabilisation, a huge ISO range, super-fast autofocus, an excellent viewfinder and 4K video recording. Stuff says ★★★★★ The finest camera Sony has ever made
Canon EOS 80D US$1199 / canon.com
Even a child would get great results with the 80D – it’s the photographic equivalent of playing FIFA 17 as Barcelona, on full auto mode, against Burnley. This takes the hard work out of getting fantastic photos. Stuff says ★★★★★ If you want simplicity, you won’t get much better
Fujifilm X-T10 ★★★★★ US$799 / fujifilm.com
The X-T10 beats most other choices at any price. It also handles beautifully.
Canon EOS 5DS ★★★★★ US$3699 / canon.com
A fantastic piece of kit that any pixel-peeping SLR fan will get heaps of enjoyment out of.