Sony a7 II

Sony improves on its extremely successful full-frame a7 with an advanced image stabilization system, faster start-up and more

Estimated Street Price: $1,700. INTRODUCED 11/2014 In fall 2013, Sony shook up the mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera world by introducing the first full-frame-sensor model—two, actually—the 24-megapixel a7 and 36-megapixel a7R. In spring 2014, they added the low-light/4K video specialist a7S and now have introduced the successor to that first... Read more

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5

The new camera is still tiny, at 3.9×2.3×1.4 inches and 6.4 ounces.

Estimated Street Price: $899 (with 12-32mm zoom) INTRODUCED 9/2014 Panasonic’s Lumix DMC-GM1 was introduced about a year ago as the smallest Micro Four Thirds interchangeable-lens mirrorless camera. Now comes the GM5, barely bigger, but with a built-in eye-level electronic viewfinder, a hot-shoe for external flash (one external flash unit is... Read more

Samsung NX1

Samsung’s new flagship mirrorless model features 4K video and innovative focus and exposure controls

Estimated Street Price: $1,499 (body only) INTRODUCED 9/2014 Samsung’s new flagship mirrorless model, the NX1, has a lot going for it. The 28.2-megapixel, backside-illuminated APS-C CMOS sensor is complemented by 14-bit DRIMe V processing. Next, there are two options for 4K video: 3840×2160 UHD 4K at 30 fps is recorded directly to the SD... Read more

Sony Alpha a77 Mark II

Quick phase-detection AF for both stills and video.

Estimated Street Price: $1,199 (body only); $1,799 (with 16-50mm ƒ/2.8 kit zoom) INTRODUCED 5/2014 Sony’s new Alpha a77 Mark II DSLR (a77II, for short) improves upon its SLT-A77 predecessor in a number of ways, yet carries a price some $200 lower than the original a77 when it was introduced nearly three years earlier. The a77II features an all-new... Read more

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon’s new EOS Rebel T5 replaces the T3 as the entry-level model in the large EOS DSLR lineup

Estimated Street Price: $549 (with 18-55mm IS II lens) INTRODUCED 2/2014 Canon’s new EOS Rebel T5 replaces the T3 as the entry-level model in the large EOS DSLR lineup, improving on its predecessor in a number of ways, including a 50% increase in pixel count, a more powerful processor, a bigger LCD monitor and higher-res video. A version of Canon’s... Read more

Nikon D4S

Nikon’s new professional flagship is the D4S, and it’s the fastest Nikon DSLR yet

List Price: $6,499 (body only) INTRODUCED 2/2014 Nikon’s new professional flagship is the D4S, and it’s the fastest Nikon DSLR (11 fps at full-res with continuous AF, up from 10 fps in the D4), with likely the best high-ISO image quality due to a newly developed 16.2-megapixel, FX-format full-frame CMOS sensor and EXPEED 4 processing. Normal... Read more

Capture The Light Field

Is the Lytro Illum the future of photography?

Lytro came on the scene in 2012 with its first light field camera. Light field technology (hardware and software) captures all the individual light rays in a scene, allowing you to do some pretty incredible things with your images in 2D and even 3D and enabling a totally new way to experience photographic images. (You can read the theory behind this... 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 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

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
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