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

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

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

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

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

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

Retro Revolution

Many photographers are starting to take notice of the trend toward smaller, simpler, interchangeable-lens systems sparked by mirrorless cameras, and are downsizing their systems for much of their work.

Many photographers—even seasoned pros who once revered their large pro DSLRs with all the bells and whistles and huge, fast zooms—are starting to take notice of the trend toward smaller, simpler, interchangeable-lens systems sparked by mirrorless cameras, and are downsizing their systems for much of their work. Not all subjects can be covered effectively... 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

Nikon D3300

Nikon’s new D3300 improves on the excellent D3200 entry-level DSLR

Estimated Street Price: $649 (with 18-55mm VR II kit zoom) INTRODUCED 1/2014 Nikon’s new D3300 improves on the excellent D3200 entry-level DSLR in a number of ways. There’s a new EXPEED 4 image processor (vs. the EXPEED 3 in the D3200), and normal ISO range is now 100-12800 (vs. 100-6400), expandable to 25600 (vs. 12800). While the pixel... Read more

Sport HD Cams

Things are getting interesting with wearable, mountable point-of-view action cameras.

Things are getting interesting with wearable, mountable point-of-view action cameras. The latest models offer sophisticated connectivity with smartphones and other accessories and a wide variety of mounts for just about any sport or activity. One even offers professional 4K video resolution. GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition SPECIFICATIONS Angle... Read more
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