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Compact System Camera Reviews

Updated: Nov 28, 2015 00:56
alaScore 82

Olympus PEN E-P2

The Olympus Pen E-P2 serves up unique in-camera controls and an attractive, durable design, but it costs significantly more than an entry-level DSLR, lacks a built-in flash, and has autofocus issues.

102 expert reviews | 183 user reviews

alaScore 82

Olympus PEN E-P1

It's hard not to fall for the E-P1's charms. The unashamedly nostalgic design combines with true SLR quality in a remarkably pocketable package. The lack of flash and viewfinder will put some off, as will the relatively slow focus, but overall this...

153 expert reviews | 525 user reviews

alaScore 82

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10

A great mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera for families and travelers, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 is a compelling alternative to similarly priced dSLRs.

56 expert reviews | 61 user reviews

alaScore 82

Samsung NX100

Samsung has taken their popular NX10 and shrunk it down to form the NX100. With loads of useful exposure options, robust performance, and excellent image quality, the NX100 is a formidable opponent in the compact EVIL category. Read more in our

84 expert reviews | 164 user reviews

alaScore 81

Sony Alpha NEX-F3

Sony's NEX-F3 is a superb entry-level camera for photographers looking to break out of point-and-shoot mode but who aren't quite ready to splurge on --...

16 expert reviews | 27 user reviews

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

You might not think it as you watch as the endless stream of new digital camera models flowing by, but true innovations - never mind revolutions - are pretty rare in the photographic industry. The Single Lens Reflex (SLR) camera is a case in point; the...

142 expert reviews | 299 user reviews

alaScore 81

Samsung EK-GN120

We really liked the Samsung NX 20-50mm f/3.5-5.6 for various reasons. Optically it is among the best standard zoom lenses in the mirrorless system class that we've seen so far. It is capable of delivering very sharp results across the focal length...

8 expert reviews | 280 user reviews

alaScore 81

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1

In late 2008,Panasonic launched the Lumix DMC-G1, the worlds first Micro 4/3 dSLR system. Shortly thereafter, the highly anticipated Lumix DMC-GH1 was introduced, which is basically an updated G1 that adds one feature that was missing from its...

94 expert reviews | 87 user reviews

alaScore 81

Nikon 1 S2

The Nikon 1 S2 is a tiny mirrorless interchangeable lens camera that almost looks more like a toy than a serious camera. Unfortunately some of its features are more toy-ish than serious too. The S2's menu structure is such a mess that it makes this...

10 expert reviews | 7 user reviews

alaScore 80

Leica M9

Shooting with the Leica M9-P was a great experience. It was not always easy to get a focused shot, nor to set exposure properly the first time. Modern autofocus and metering technology has spoiled us somewhat. But it's a great reminder of how film...

44 expert reviews | 38 user reviews

alaScore 80

Ricoh GXR

The Ricoh GXR/A12 50mm F2.5 Macro offers excellent, DSLR-like image and build quality in a fairly compact package. However, the camera is slightly let down by its sometimes slow and/or unreliable contrast detect AF.

58 expert reviews | 52 user reviews

alaScore 79

Nikon v2

The model that we handled is unfinished - Nikon reps were keen to stress that it might not perform quite as well as the final shipping cameras, but we\'re happy to report that with the fast 18.5mm prime attached, autofocus seems extremely fast and...

5 expert reviews | 19 user reviews

alaScore 79

Leica M-E Typ 220

Even though it's Leica's least expensive digital rangefinder, the M-E (Typ 220) ($5,450 list) isn't a budget camera by any means. It packs the same 18-megapixel full-frame CCD image sensor that was used in the M9-P, and aside from cosmetics and a few...

3 expert reviews

alaScore 78

Sony alpha SLT-A77 VM

I have got my Sony digital camera next day. Everything was packed properly and works great. I am satisfy and recommend Global Distribution company.

218 user reviews

alaScore 78

Leica M9-P

Foreword: this is a story of passion, obsession even: one man's journey to acquire one of the world's most respected and coveted luxury items, a Leica M9-P. Owning a high-end Leica camera is the dream of many photographers but the financial reality...

10 expert reviews | 14 user reviews

alaScore 78

Ricoh GXR P10

The GXR P10 28-300mm VC comes with GXR's excellent user interface and operation but the lens/sensor combination in the camera module only produces average compact camera image quality.

5 expert reviews | 16 user reviews

alaScore 77

Leica M8

* Many of these 'pros and cons' are listed for those unfamiliar with rangefinders, many M8 buyers will already be aware of these and won't see them as significant disadvantages When I first got my hands on the M8 I have to admit it was my first...

43 expert reviews | 93 user reviews

alaScore 76

Ricoh GXR Mount A12

We review the new Ricoh GXR Leica M Mount A12, featuring a 12.3 megapixel APS-C sensor and Leica M mount.

7 expert reviews | 5 user reviews

alaScore 76

Ricoh GXR A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5

The A16 24-85mm camera unit is arguably the first camera unit that Ricoh should have released for their fledgeling GXR system, given that it closely replicates the focal range and maximum apertures of many DSLR and compact system camera kit lenses. It...

4 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

alaScore 75

Leica M8.2

While it's true the M8.2 has much more 'sorted' feel about it than the earlier M8, paying nearly £4000 for a camera and at least another £850 for a lens (though there are some truly excellent third-party M-mount lenses available from Voigtlander and...

19 expert reviews | 14 user reviews

alaScore 74

Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro

The new A12 28mm camera unit should widen the appeal of the GXR system, offering a great combination of an APS-C sensor and a fast 28mm lens, but the sky-high price-tag may prove too much for most potential buyers. This is the first GXR module to both...

5 expert reviews | 4 user reviews

alaScore 73

Epson R-D1

Even as a rangefinder, the camera would need to include much more to justify its price. You might add a star if you are a die-hard rangefinder shooter.

16 expert reviews | 19 user reviews

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Polaroid iM1836

Today at CES 2013, Polaroid introduced the world's first Android-powered compact interchangeable lens "smart camera." It features an 18 megapixel CMOS image sensor capable of recording Full HD 1080p video, Auto blink detection, Auto face exposure, a...

4 expert reviews | 4 user reviews

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Canon EOS M10

Today, Canon USA has updated their EOS M-series of mirrorless ILCs with the addition of the EOS M10. The second generation M-series ILC from Canon, the M-10 offers improved image quality and shooting performance, thanks to its DIGIC 6 processor and...

8 expert reviews


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