Sigma SD15

The straightforward design and operation will appeal to purist photographers who aren’t into bells and whistles, but the unique Foveon image sensor is the camera’s key feature.

ESTIMATED STREET PRICE: $989 INTRODUCED 2/2010 Though Sigma hasn’t introduced a new model in a few years, the SD15 remains available, and at a lower price. It features the unique Foveon X3 image sensor, and is able to shoot up to 21 RAW image bursts at 3 fps. It also boasts 77-segment metering and a rugged body built for rigorous pro use. ... Read more

Fujifilm X-M1

The newest member of Fujifilm’s mirrorless X-camera family is also the smallest, at 4.6×2.6×1.5 inches and 9.9 ounces.

Estimated Street Price: $799 (with new XC16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS zoom) INTRODUCED 6/2013 The newest member of Fujifilm’s mirrorless X-camera family is also the smallest, at 4.6×2.6×1.5 inches and 9.9 ounces. Yet it contains the same Fujifilm 16.3-megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS sensor as the X-Pro1 and X-E1, and can use all the same X-mount... Read more

Nikon 1 AW 1

ikon’s newest 1-series camera can use all 1-series lenses.

Estimated Street Price: $799 (with AW 11-27.5mm f3.5-5.6 zoom) INTRODUCED 9/2013 Nikon’s newest 1-series camera can use all 1-series lenses, but when you use the new 1 NIKKOR AW 11-27mm ƒ/3.5-5.6 or 1 NIKKOR AW 10mm ƒ/2.8 lenses, you can take the Nikon 1 AW1 camera under water to depths of 49 feet. Yes, this tiny new camera goes well beyond... Read more
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Fujifilm X-E1

The X-E1 has the same unique sensor as the flagship X-Pro1 at a much lower price.

List Price: $999 (body only) INTRODUCED 9/2012 The X-E1 has the same unique sensor as the flagship X-Pro1 at a much lower price. There’s a bright, high-def electronic viewfinder, fast contrast-based AF and burst shooting up to 6 fps. Record Full HD video with stereo sound via a built-in microphone or an optional external mic. Read More → Read more

Nikon 1 S1

The S1 is the entry-level Nikon 1 camera, with 10.1 megapixels and the fast Advanced Hybrid AF found in other models.

List Price: $499 (with 11-27mm f/3.4-5.6 zoom) INTRODUCED 1/2013 The S1 is the entry-level Nikon 1 camera, with 10.1 megapixels and the fast Advanced Hybrid AF found in other models. Slow View mode displays the image on the monitor at one-fifth normal speed, allowing you to more easily pick just the right moment to record. Smart Photo Selector automatically... Read more

Nikon 1 V2

At the top of the 1-series lineup, the 14.2-megapixel V2 features a built-in, eye-level electronic viewfinder in addition to the 3-inch LCD monitor.

Estimated Street Price: $799 (body only) INTRODUCED 10/2012 While the new Nikon 1 J2 compact mirrorless, interchangeable-lens camera closely resembles its predecessor, the V2 has a new look and incorporates a number of improvements. And inside, there’s a new 14.2-megapixel CX-format CMOS sensor and EXPEED 3A processor, enhancing image quality... Read more

Olympus OM-D E-M1

The new 16.3-megapixel Live MOS image sensor features on-chip DUAL FAST AF.

List Price:  $1,399 (body only) INTRODUCED 9/2013 Olympus’ new flagship Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera features a "mini-DSLR" form factor, and can use Zuiko Digital Four Thirds System lenses, as well as M.Zuiko Micro Four Thirds lenses, all with autofocusing. The new 16.3-megapixel Live MOS image sensor features on-chip DUAL... Read more

Olympus E-P5

The top E-P model is the 16.1-megapixel E-P5 with a rugged all-metal body.

Estimated Street Price: $999 (body only) INTRODUCED 5/2013 Olympus’ mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras take their design cues from legendary Olympus 35mm film cameras. The E-P PEN series was inspired by the PEN half-frame models of the 1950s through the 1980s, and the OM-D by the compact OM-series of 35mm SLRs. The new flagship E-P model... Read more

Olympus E-PM2

The E-PM2 provides 16.1-megapixel resolution in a truly pocketable package.

List Price: $549 (body only) INTRODUCED 9/2012 The E-PM2 provides 16.1-megapixel resolution in a truly pocketable package. It has a 3-inch touch screen, HD?video with stereo sound and the ability to apply the built-in Art Filters "on the fly." It can shoot at 8 fps with IS off, and focus and exposure locked, at 3.6 fps with IS off, and... Read more

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Panasonic’s new premium "flat"-style Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera so outdoes its fine GX1 predecessor that the company skipped a bunch of numbers in naming it.

List Price: $999 (body only) INTRODUCED 8/2013 Panasonic’s new premium "flat"-style Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera so outdoes its fine GX1 predecessor that the company skipped a bunch of numbers in naming it. The GX7 features a solid magnesium-alloy frame, a 3-inch and tilting LCD monitor, and adds a built-in electronic viewfinder... Read more

Pentax Q7

The new Pentax Q7 looks like the Q10, but there are some notable differences.

List Price: $499 (with 5-15mm ƒ/2.8-4.5 zoom) INTRODUCED 8/2013 The new Pentax Q7 looks like the Q10, but there are some notable differences. The most important one is a larger 12.4-megapixel image sensor: The Q7’s is a 1/1.7-inch design, larger than the other Q models’ 1/2.33-inch sensors. This should deliver better image quality, especially... Read more

Pentax Q10

The Q10 improves on the original Pentax Q model in a number of ways.

List Price: $599 (body only) INTRODUCED 9/2012 The Q10 improves on the original Pentax Q model in a number of ways. The sensor is still a 12.4-megapixel, 1/2.3-inch back-illuminated CMOS unit, but it’s newly designed with expanded ISO settings from 100-6400 and in-camera three-shot HDR. Video capabilities include 1080p HD at 30 fps in MOV format,... Read more
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