Pentax k-5 II

The K-5 II retains those features and adds some new ones, all at a good price.
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Estimated Street Price: $1,199 (K-5 II/body only); $1,299 (K-5 IIs/body only) INTRODUCED 9/2012 Pentax's K-5 DSLR offered a lot of great features in a compact package, including an excellent 16.3-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, 7 fps shooting, two 14-bit RAW formats (PEF and DNG), and dustproof, cold- and weather-resistant construction with…

Fujifilm X-E1

Now comes the X-E1, with the same unique sensor and a much lower price tag.
By The Editors
Estimated Street Price: $999 (body only) INTRODUCED 9/2012 Fujifilm's first interchangeable-lens mirrorless camera, the X-Pro1 ranked high in desirability, but also commanded a $1,699 priceā€”on the high side for a mirrorless model. Now comes the X-E1, with the same unique sensor and a much lower price tag. Fujifilm's X-Trans image…

Olympus Pen E-PL5

Olympus's PEN mirrorless camera lineup received a double update at Photokina.
By The Editors
Estimated Street Price: $649 (body only) INTRODUCED 9/2012 Olympus's PEN mirrorless camera lineup received a double update at Photokina: the new E-PM2 and E-PL5 (the M stands for "Mini," the L for "Lite"). The E-PL5 updates the tilt-monitor E-PL3 (there was no E-PL4), improving image quality noticeably by replacing the…

Olympus Pen E-M2

The new PEN E-PM2 can be considered the "little brother" of the new E-PL5.
By The Editors
Estimated Street Price: $549 (body only) INTRODUCED 9/2012 The new PEN E-PM2 can be considered the "little brother" of the new E-PL5. In fact, the two cameras more closely resemble each other than their E-PM1 and E-PL3 predecessors (in large part because both now have grips). Like the E-PL5, the…

Pentax Q10

The concept behind the first mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras was to fit a DSLR-size sensor into a compact-size body.
By The Editors
Estimated Street Price: $599 (body only) INTRODUCED 9/2012 The concept behind the first mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras was to fit a DSLR-size sensor into a compact-size body. Pentax produced the smallest mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera by building it around a compact-camera-size sensor. The Q10 improves on that original Pentax Q model in…

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3

A new 16-megapixel Live MOS image sensor delivers even better still image quality, as well as new video capabilities.
By The Editors
Estimated Street Price: $1,229 (body only) INTRODUCED 9/2012 The new Lumix DMC-GH3 improves on Panasonic's popular GH2 flagship mirrorless model in many ways, not the least of which is providing a rugged, dust- and splash-proof magnesium-alloy body that's a bit larger for easier video shooting. A new 16-megapixel Live MOS…
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