Samsung NX2000

The NX2000 SMART Camera features a 20.3-megapixel Samsung CMOS APS-C sensor and built-in Wi-Fi and NFC for easy sharing of photos.

List Price: $649 (with 20-50mm f/3.5-5.6 zoom) INTRODUCED 5/2013 The NX2000 SMART Camera features a 20.3-megapixel Samsung CMOS APS-C sensor and built-in Wi-Fi and NFC for easy sharing of photos. The NX2000 also features a big, 3.7-inch touch-screen display, which provides easy viewing and touch control for focus and shutter. It can shoot at 8 fps,... Read more

Sony ILC A3000

Now comes the company’s first "mini-DSLR"-style mirrorless camera, the entry-level Alpha 3000.

List Price: $399 (with 18-55mm ƒ/3.5-5.6 lens) INTRODUCED 8/2013 All of Sony’s mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras until now have been in the very compact "flat" style of the compact digital camera. Now comes the company’s first "mini-DSLR"-style mirrorless camera, the entry-level Alpha 3000. While it... Read more

Sony NEX-5T

Sony’s new NEX-5T adds NFC to the fine features of its predecessor.

List Price: $700 (with 16-50mm ƒ/3.5-5.6 zoom) INTRODUCED 8/2013 Sony’s new NEX-5T adds NFC to the fine features of its predecessor, the NEX-5R, for easy wireless connections to an NFC-compatible smartphone or tablet. A Smart Remote Control feature lets you use a tablet or smartphone as a remote viewfinder and shutter release. ... Read more

Sony NEX-3N

Sony’s fourth generation entry-level mirrorless camera.

Estimated Street Price: $499 (with 16-50mm power-zoom) INTRODUCED 2/2013 Sony’s fourth-generation, entry-level mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera, the NEX-3N combines the excellent image quality of a 16.1-megapixel Sony Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor with a number of features to simplify making good photos. The camera is sold with a... Read more

Nikon D600

Nikon’s new full-frame DSLR, the D600 features a 24.3-megapixel CMOS sensor and delivers 12- or 14-bit images at 6016×4016 pixels.

1. Unusual in full-frame DSLRs, the D600 has a built-in pop-up flash unit. It’s also compatible with Nikon’s highly respected i-TTL flash system. 2. Image files and videos are saved on SD/SDHC/SDXC media, with dual card slots. 3. The release-mode dial makes it quick and easy to... Read more

Canon EOS 70D

The camera can use all EF and EF-S lenses; the new Dual Pixel AF system is, at the time of this writing, compatible with 103 of them.

Estimated Street Price: $1,199 (K-5 II/body only) INTRODUCED 2/2010 Since the first DSLRs that could do video, a big problem has been poor video AF performance. The video-capable DSLRs’ quick phase-detection AF systems were rendered inoperative in Live View (and, thus, Movie) mode, so contrast-based AF off the image sensor had to be used. And... Read more

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

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
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