Sony Alpha a7S

A new wide-dynamic-range, high-sensitivity sensor for the smallest and lightest full-frame interchangeable-lens camera series, plus 4K video.

ESTIMATED STREET PRICE: $2,499 (body only) INTRODUCED 4/2014 Sony’s tiny Alpha a7 and a7R brought full frame to the mirrorless, interchangeable-lens camera—the a7, with a 24.3-megapixel Sony Exmor CMOS sensor, and the a7R, a 36.4-megapixel one with no OLPF (optical low-pass, or anti-aliasing, filter). Now comes the a7S, with a similar compact... Read more

Samsung NX mini Smart Camera

Currently, the thinnest and lightest interchangeable-lens camera.

List Price: $449 (with 9mm lens); $549 (with 9-27mm zoom and SEF-7A flash) INTRODUCED 3/2014 While Samsung’s previous NX mirrorless, interchangeable-lens cameras feature 20.3-megapixel APS-C sensors, the new NX mini uses a 20.5-megapixel one-inch (13.2×8.8mm) BSI CMOS unit that allows for a very small camera size—it’s the thinnest... Read more

Samsung NX3000 Smart Camera

Innovative connectivity combined with high image quality.

List Price: $479 (with 20-50mm kit zoom and SEF-8 flash); $529 (with 16-50mm ED OIS power zoom and SEF-8 flash) INTRODUCED 5/2014 Samsung’s newest NX mirrorless, interchangeable-lens camera is the NX3000, combining a very compact and stylish retro body design with high-tech features. A big-sensor brother to the new NX mini, the NX3000 is also... Read more

Sony Alpha a5000

The new Alpha a5000 upgrades Sony’s entry-level NEX-3N mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera with the excellent 20.1-megapixel Sony Exmor APS-C sensor introduced in the a3000.

Estimated Street Price: $499 (with 16-50mm kit zoom) INTRODUCED 1/2014 The new Alpha a5000 upgrades Sony’s entry-level NEX-3N mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera with the excellent 20.1-megapixel Sony Exmor APS-C sensor introduced in the a3000, the BIONZ X image processor used in Sony’s flagship a7 and a7R full-frame mirrorless models,... Read more

Sony Alpha a6000

Sony’s replacement for the NEX-6 is the new Alpha a6000, which has a similar form factor, but improves many areas.

Estimated Street Price: $800 (with 16-50mm motorized zoom) INTRODUCED 2/2014 Sony’s replacement for the NEX-6 is the new Alpha a6000, which has a similar form factor, but improves many areas. Most notable is "the world’s fastest autofocus system (amongst interchangeable-lens digital cameras with an APS-C image sensor as of February... Read more

Fujifilm X-T1

The newest member of Fujifilm’s X-Series mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera lineup may well be the best.

Estimated Street Price: $1,299 (body only) INTRODUCED 1/2014 The newest member of Fujifilm’s X-Series mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera lineup may well be the best. The X-T1 features a rugged weather- and cold-resistant "mini-DSLR-style" body, a latest-generation 16.3-megapixel Fujifilm APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor,... Read more

Olympus OM-D E-M10

The new Olympus OM-D E-M10 is the entry-level model in the OM-D line, combining the OM-D E-M5’s 16.1-megapixel Live MOS image sensor with the OM-D EM-1’s TruePic VII processor.

Estimated Street Price: $699 (body only) INTRODUCED 1/2014 The new Olympus OM-D E-M10 is the entry-level model in the OM-D line, combining the OM-D E-M5’s 16.1-megapixel Live MOS image sensor with the OM-D EM-1’s TruePic VII processor. Though it replaces its big brothers’ five-axis sensor-shift image stabilization with... Read more

Panasonic Lumix GH4

Panasonic’s new LUMIX GH4 looks much like its GH3 predecessor, but features a new 16-megapixel Digital Live MOS sensor and Venus Engine with quad-core CPU that make possible 4K video.

List Price: $1,699 (body only) INTRODUCED 2/2014 Panasonic’s new LUMIX GH4 looks much like its GH3 predecessor, but features a new 16-megapixel Digital Live MOS sensor and Venus Engine with quad-core CPU that make possible 4K video. Yes, this mirrorless camera can shoot 4096×2160 cinema 4K at 24 fps, and 3840×2160 QFHD 4K... Read more

Samsung NX30

Samsung offers mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras in two form factors: DSLR-style and flat compact-style.

List Price TBA INTRODUCED 1/2014 Samsung offers mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras in two form factors: DSLR-style and flat compact-style. Interestingly, all feature 20.3-megapixel Samsung APS-C CMOS sensors. The new NX30 replaces the NX20 as the flagship DSLR-style model. It improves on its predecessor in a number of ways, including... Read more

Fujifilm X-A1

Fujifilm’s new X-A1 is the entry-level model in the X-series mirrorless camera lineup.

Estimated Street Price: $599 (with XC16-50mm OIS zoom) INTRODUCED 9/2013 Fujifilm’s new X-A1 is the entry-level model in the X-series mirrorless camera lineup, sharing the compact dimensions of the recent X-M1, but with a 16.3-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor that uses a conventional Bayer RGB filter rather than the unique Fujifilm X-Trans... Read more

Fujifilm X-E2

The X-E2 features Fujifilm’s 16.3-megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor.

Estimated Street Price: $999 (body only). INTRODUCED 10/2013 Fujifilm’s mirrorless X-series lineup began with the flagship X-Pro1, followed by the lower-priced X-E1, the compact X-M1 and the entry-level X-A1. Now we have the first second-generation X-camera, the X-E2, which improves on its fine predecessor in a number of ways. The... Read more

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Panasonic’s Lumix DMC-GM1 is, as of this writing, the new claimant to smallest interchangeable-lens mirrorless camera.

Estimated Street Price: $749 (with 12-32mm compact zoom) INTRODUCED 10/2013 Panasonic’s Lumix DMC-GM1 is, as of this writing, the new claimant to smallest interchangeable-lens mirrorless camera, edging out the Pentax Q7 and Q10 by about a tenth of an inch in all three dimensions. Yet the GM1 contains a much larger Micro Four Thirds... Read more
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