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Updated: Jul 31, 2015 12:21
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#26
alaScore 92

Samsung NX3000

This compact, Wi-Fi-friendly camera lets you swap lenses and excels in low light. But the auto focus is slow and inaccurate, and burst shooting is disappointing, making it a poor choice for demanding photographers. Read more in our

18 expert reviews | 345 user reviews

#27
alaScore 91

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 ($1,299.99 direct, body only) is Panasonic's top-end Micro Four Thirds camera. It's a 16-megapixel design that is quite popular for videographers, but at its heart it's a very capable still camera. It focuses quickly, offers...

73 expert reviews | 224 user reviews

#28
alaScore 91

Sony Alpha NEX-5T

If you're someone who purchased last year's Sony NEX-5R ILC model, you aren't going to want to upgrade the recently released NEX-5T, as the two cameras very similar. The NEX-5T introduces NEC wireless capabilities to this family of ILC models, but...

30 expert reviews | 465 user reviews

#29
alaScore 91

Fujifilm X-A1

If you’ve been seduced by the premium look and feel of previous Fujifilm X cameras but haven’t been able to justify the expense until now, the X-A1 is a great value-added place to start.

43 expert reviews | 144 user reviews

#30
alaScore 91

Canon EOS-M

I hope that this review gave you a good idea of how it is to use the Canon EOS M in the real-world. Instead of trying to review *everything* I tried to narrow things to the most useful/popular aspects of the camera. If you would like to ask a question,...

95 expert reviews | 1069 user reviews

#31
alaScore 91

Nikon 1 AW1

The Nikon 1 AW1 is the company’s most fully realized compact system camera of the past three years. It’s a rugged model that, unusually, takes really good photographs, and with consistency. Perhaps that’s something worth paying a premium.

51 expert reviews | 175 user reviews

#32
alaScore 91

Samsung NX mini

This small Wi-Fi camera has a flip-up "selfie" LCD, but offers few native lenses. Auto focus is a little lazy, and low-light performance is so-so - but burst modes go gangbusters. If you only take simple shots, you will enjoy the otherwise high image...

35 expert reviews | 299 user reviews

#33
alaScore 90

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G 6 EG-K

Panasonic has announced its latest Wi-Fi capable, interchangeable lens LUMIX series camera for 2013. The DMC-G6 is an updated version of last year's well-reviewed G5, which our reviewer said "delivers a lot of high-end features in a lightweight,...

47 expert reviews | 172 user reviews

#34
alaScore 90

Sony alpha SLTA77VM

We've not had long with the SLT-a77 II, so we're not in a position to form particularly firm opinions. That said, it's clear that Sony has kept a lot of what was good with the original a77 - including rather nice build, handling and ergonomics. These...

87 expert reviews | 776 user reviews

#35
alaScore 90

Fujifilm X-E1

A true rangefinder model for the true enthusiast, the Fuji X-E1 provides the control and quality that someone with good photographic knowledge will love. Its lofty price tag and lack of auto shooting modes will limit its target audience. Read more in our

66 expert reviews | 457 user reviews

#36
alaScore 90

Sony Alpha NEX-6

The NEX-6 offers a highly attractive combination of excellent image quality, courtesy of Sony's proven 16MP sensor, enthusiast-friendly ergonomics (including a mode dial - a first for the NEX-series), a 'real' hot shoe, an OLED electronic viewfinder,...

67 expert reviews | 617 user reviews

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#37
alaScore 90

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Let's dispense with the downsides: The Panasonic Lumix G Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm F1.2 ($1,599.99) is big, heavy, and expensive. But it delivers edge-to-edge sharpness even at its widest aperture, captures a heck of a lot of light, shows no...

120 expert reviews | 871 user reviews

#38
alaScore 90

Nikon 1 J4

Although Nikon 1 cameras are big sellers, we’ve never been their biggest fans, and the J4 has done little to raise our opinion. Nikon DSLRs, on the other hand, are a completely different – and better – story, even though they’re bigger and more...

19 expert reviews | 106 user reviews

#39
alaScore 89

Olympus PEN E-PL5

For users upgrading from a simple point-and-shoot to an interchangeable lens camera, the Olympus PEN Lite E-PL5 is a very good camera to transition to.

53 expert reviews | 352 user reviews

#40
alaScore 89

Sony Alpha NEX-7

The 24-megapixel APS-C sensor in this camera produces excellent stills and videos, with details that hold up even when you zoom all the way in.

106 expert reviews | 521 user reviews

#41
alaScore 89

Samsung NX2000

Samsung has steadily become the go-to camera manufacturer for touch screen LCD cameras and models with built-in Wi-Fi. With the growing popularity of the mirrorless ILC camera design, Samsung appears to have hit a home run with its NX2000 camera. This...

34 expert reviews | 435 user reviews

#42
alaScore 89

Samsung NX20

The Samsung NX20 is an excellent camera for both casual and advanced users. However, avoid the high-speed burst mode.

75 expert reviews | 136 user reviews

#43
alaScore 89

Nikon 1 J3

The Nikon 1 J3 is a very fast and compact ILC, making it easy to carry and always ready to capture an image. While its performance outshines its image quality, it is definitely worth a look for $600. Read more in our

43 expert reviews | 315 user reviews

#44
alaScore 89

Nikon 1 V3

The Nikon 1 V3 is one of the few mirrorless cameras we'd recommend for shooting sports or quickly moving kids. It brings high autofocus performance, interchangeable-lens versatility, and DSLR-like handling in a portable size. However, when factoring in...

31 expert reviews | 38 user reviews

#45
alaScore 89

Leica T

The Leica T, like many Leica products, can be a mixed bag. It raises expectations about unprecedented quality with its shiny metal body and high retail price, but quickly disappoints when it comes to the most basic functions such as the lack of an...

26 expert reviews | 10 user reviews

#46
alaScore 88

Ricoh GR

The Ricoh GR is a compact, high performance, fixed-lens digicam with a 16-megapixel APS-C sized CMOS image sensor that has been designed without an optical low-pass filter for optimum resolution and color accuracy. With an f/2.8 maximum aperture, this...

68 expert reviews | 351 user reviews

#47
alaScore 88

Sony Alpha NEX-5R

The Sony NEX-5R is a solid interchangeable lens camera that will (sometimes) make you forget about your DSLR.

53 expert reviews | 207 user reviews

#48
alaScore 88

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 edges out some other excellent cameras to earn our Editors' Choice award for compact interchangeable lens cameras under $1,000.

54 expert reviews | 362 user reviews

#49
alaScore 88

Sony Alpha NEX-3N

The Sony NEX-3N is an affordable and capable Interchangeable Lens Camera featuring an APS-C sized 16.1-Megapixel imaging sensor, powerful BIONZ image processor and the Sony E-mount with its fantastic collection of lenses. This camera is easy enough for...

31 expert reviews | 309 user reviews

#50
alaScore 88

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Meet Panasonic's newest Micro Four Thirds (mirrorless) digicam: the LUMIX DMC-G7. A 16-megapixel Live MOS image sensor has been paired with the Venus Engine, which combined boast improved image quality and performance over past models, thanks to...

71 expert reviews | 92 user reviews

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