Pentax K-S2

Despite its compact size, the K-S2 features a glass pentaprism finder

ESTIMATED STREET PRICE: $799 (with weather-resistant, retractable 18-50mm kit zoom) INTRODUCED 2/2015 Just six months after the introduction of the K-S1, Pentax introduced an even fuller-featured mid-range DSLR. The K-S2 offers many of the K-S1’s assets and adds the first articulated LCD panel in a Pentax DSLR, along with the first built-in WiFi... 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

Nikon D7200

New Cameras

ESTIMATED STREET PRICE: $1,199 (body), $1,699 (with 18-140mm kit zoom) INTRODUCED 2/2015 Nikon’s successor to the D7100 addresses the main shortcoming of that fine camera and adds a number of useful improvements. The biggie is a larger buffer: The D7200 can shoot up to 27 12-bit lossless-compressed NEF (RAW) images, 18 14-bit lossless-compressed... Read more
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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 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

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

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

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

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
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