Olympus Pen E-PL5

Olympus’s PEN mirrorless camera lineup received a double update at Photokina.

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... Read more

Olympus Pen E-M2

The new PEN E-PM2 can be considered the "little brother" of the new E-PL5.

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 E-PM2 provides the opportunity to get... Read more

Pentax Q10

The concept behind the first mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras was to fit a DSLR-size sensor into a compact-size body.

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... Read more

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3

A new 16-megapixel Live MOS image sensor delivers even better still image quality, as well as new video capabilities.

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 image sensor... Read more

Fujifilm X-E1

Now comes the X-E1, with the same unique sensor and a much lower price tag.

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 price—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 sensor... Read more

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

The replacement for Panasonic’s GF3 entry-level "pocket" Micro Four Thirds model, the new GF5 improves on its predecessor in a number of ways, including a higher-resolution LCD, higher ISO capability, more effects filters, an improved grip and additional video capabilities with a built-in stereo microphone.

Estimated Street Price: $519 (with 14-42mm power zoom) INTRODUCED 4/2012 The replacement for Panasonic’s GF3 entry-level “pocket” Micro Four Thirds model, the new GF5 improves on its predecessor in a number of ways, including a higher-resolution LCD, higher ISO capability, more effects filters, an improved grip and additional video... Read more

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

The first large-sensor interchangeable-lens mirrorless camera was Panasonic’s Lumix DMC-G1, introduced in 2008.

Estimated Street Price: $799 (with 14-42mm zoom) INTRODUCED 7/2012 The first large-sensor interchangeable-lens mirrorless camera was Panasonic’s Lumix DMC-G1, introduced in 2008. Now we have the fourth generation of that pioneering Micro Four Thirds System device (there was no G4 model). The Lumix DMC-G5 shares the “mini-DSLR” form... Read more

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Panasonic’s premium "flat"-style mirrorless model, the GX1 features a handsome, comfortable body and ergonomic controls.

Estimated Street Price: $549 (body only) INTRODUCED 8/2011 Panasonic’s premium “flat”-style mirrorless model, the GX1 features a handsome, comfortable body and ergonomic controls. It’s “a cut above” the GF-series flat models. Inside the fine body are a number of good features, including a 16-megapixel Live MOS... Read more

Pentax K-01

Pentax does mirrorless a bit differently. After introducing the smallest interchangeable-lens mirrorless model (with the smallest image sensor) in the Q, they followed up with the largest mirrorless model without a built-in eye-level EVF in the K-01.

Estimated Street Price: $750 (body only) INTRODUCED 2/2012 Pentax does mirrorless a bit differently. After introducing the smallest interchangeable-lens mirrorless model (with the smallest image sensor) in the Q, they followed up with the largest mirrorless model without a built-in eye-level EVF in the K-01. But the K-01 takes the full line of Pentax... Read more

Samsung NX 20

Samsung’s mirrorless cameras all feature big APS-C image sensors and are available in "mini-DSLR" and "flat" form factors.

Estimated Street Price: $1,099 (with 18-55mm zoom) INTRODUCED 5/2012 Samsung’s mirrorless cameras all feature big APS-C image sensors and are available in “mini-DSLR” and “flat” form factors. The flagship NX20 is the mini-DSLR type, featuring a built-in eye-level electronic viewfinder to complement the bright, tilting/rotating... Read more

Samsung NX 210

The middle model in Samsung’s Wi-Fi NX lineup, the NX210 offers the same 20.3-megapixel image sensor, built-in Wi-Fi capabilities and shooting features as its siblings.

Estimated Street Price: $899 (with 18-55mm zoom) INTRODUCED 5/2012 The middle model in Samsung’s Wi-Fi NX lineup, the NX210 offers the same 20.3-megapixel image sensor, built-in Wi-Fi capabilities and shooting features as its siblings. Minimally larger than the NX1000, the NX210 features a more durable all-metal body with a similar “flat”... Read more

Samsung NX1000

The most compact member of Samsung’s current NX family, the NX1000 shares the 20.3-megapixel image sensor and built-in Wi-Fi capability of the NX20 and NX210, but measures just 4.5×2.5×1.5 inches and weighs just 7.8 ounces.

Estimated Street Price: $699 (with 20-50mm zoom) INTRODUCED 5/2012 The most compact member of Samsung’s current NX family, the NX1000 shares the 20.3-megapixel image sensor and built-in Wi-Fi capability of the NX20 and NX210, but measures just 4.5×2.5×1.5 inches and weighs just 7.8 ounces. The camera also carries the lowest price... Read more
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