Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II

New Cameras

ESTIMATED STREET PRICE: $1,099 (body only) INTRODUCED 2/2015 Olympus has put pretty much everything but the kitchen sink into its second-generation OM-D E-M5 Mark II. In or on its compact dust- and splashproof "mini-DSLR"-style body you’ll find 5-axis sensor-shift image stabilization, a 3-inch vari-angle touchscreen LCD monitor, the... Read more

Samsung NX500

The core features of Samsung’s flagship NX1 mirrorless camera, but in a more compact body

ESTIMATED STREET PRICE: $799 with 16-50mm power zoom and electronic flash INTRODUCED 2/2015 If you’d like the core features of Samsung’s flagship NX1 mirrorless camera, but in a more compact, "flat"-style body, the new NX500 is the camera for you. It has the same most-megapixels-in-APS-C 28.2 MP BSI (backside-illuminated) CMOS... Read more

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

New Cameras

ESTIMATED STREET PRICE: $749 (body only); $899 (with 18-55mm STM kit zoom); or $1,099 (with 18-135mm STM kit zoom) INTRODUCED 2/2015 The EOS Rebel T6s’ "kid brother," the Rebel T6i features the same new 24.2-megapixel Canon CMOS APS-C sensor and DIGIC 6 processor, built-in WiFi with NFC, and even compact 5.2×4.0x3.1-inch external... Read more
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Canon EOS 5DS/5DS R

The new 5DS models are aimed at still photographers.

ESTIMATED STREET PRICE: $3,699 (5DS); $3,899 (5DS R) INTRODUCED 2/2015 Canon has returned to the top of the DSLR megapixel mountain with a pair of 50.6 MP full-frame EOS 5D models. The new EOS 5DS and 5DS R are identical except the R model’s low-pass filter effect has been canceled to further increase sharpness (at the risk of moiré in images... Read more

Canon EOS Rebel T6s

New Cameras

ESTIMATED STREET PRICE: $849 (body only); $1,199 (with 18-135mm STM kit zoom) INTRODUCED 2/2015 Canon’s new flagship entry-level EOS Rebel model, the T6s incorporates some Rebel "firsts." It’s the first Rebel model with a top-plate LCD panel (something users of higher-end EOS models have long enjoyed for easy setting of various... Read more

Mirrorless For Travel?

Small and lightweight, mirrorless cameras may be the perfect travel companion

Today, there are mirrorless cameras and DSLRs for every budget and photographer, from beginner to pro. Distinctions between these camera types have narrowed: The latest mirrorless models are faster, with wider availability of lens options and a range of sensor sizes compared to early models, while several DSLRs have been introduced that are ultracompact,... Read more

Nikon D5500

Even more compact than its predecessor at 4.9×3.8×2.8 inches and 14.8 ounces

Estimated Street Price: $899 (body only); $999 (with 18-55mm kit zoom). INTRODUCED 1/2015 The fifth generation of Nikon’s mid-line entry-level DSLR, the D5500 retains a lot of good stuff from its D5300 predecessor and adds some useful new features. There’s still the 24.2-megapixel DX (APS-C) CMOS sensor with no anti-aliasing filter for... Read more

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7

There’s more to the GF7 than just selfies, of course.

Estimated Street Price: $599 (including 12-32mm kit zoom). INTRODUCED 1/2015 Even smaller than its tiny GF6 predecessor at 4.2×2.6×1.3 inches and 11.9 ounces (with memory card, battery and 12-32mm kit zoom attached), the new Lumix DMC-GF7 offers a host of features that makes it easy to take great selfies. The 3-inch, touch-screen LCD monitor... Read more

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
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