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Compact System Camera Reviews

Updated: Nov 29, 2015 01:27
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Samsung NX300

Ultimately, the NX300 gives the impression of an aspiring champ that isn’t quite there yet – just like Samsung’s NX system in general. If you can live with the restrictions, the NX300 is an attractive upgrade from your old point-and-shoot camera or a...

88 expert reviews | 1791 user reviews

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Olympus PEN E-PL7

A likeable interchangeable-lens model, the Olympus PEN E-PL7's overall package makes an attractive alternative to an advanced compact and has quite a bit to offer as a first ILC.

35 expert reviews | 441 user reviews

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Sony Alpha a5000

The A5000 provides one of the easiest and most accessible routes to achieving more professional-looking shots for anyone upgrading from a smartphone.

52 expert reviews | 1444 user reviews

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Fujifilm X-A2

The Fujifilm X-A2 offers very high image quality, while giving relatively inexperienced photographers plenty of easy-to-use features as they're migrating from a beginner-level camera to this mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. The X-A2 also has all...

19 expert reviews | 53 user reviews

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Leica D-Lux type 109

The D-Lux (Typ 109) ($1,195) is, for all intents and purposes, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 in Leica clothing. Calling it a rebadge isn't fair, as there's clear evidence of Leica's influence in the design of both cameras, notably in the dial-based...

6 expert reviews | 40 user reviews

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Sony Alpha 7

Sony Alpha ILCE-7 (A7) is a great alternative to similarly priced entry-level full-frame dSLRs, as long as you don't need speedy continuous shooting.

50 expert reviews | 321 user reviews

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Olympus PEN E-P5

The Olympus E-P5 is an outstanding ILC combining Rangefinder styling, top of the line components, outstanding image quality and amazing performance into a compact package. It also features the largest collection of available lenses for an ILC. Read...

71 expert reviews | 61 user reviews

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Sony Alpha 5100 / A5100

The predecessors to the a5100 had a lot going for them: they were very compact, feature-packed, and produced good quality photos and videos. The a5100 is a much more compelling camera, taking the 'guts' from the more expensive a6000 and putting them...

24 expert reviews | 823 user reviews

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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

22 expert reviews | 527 user reviews

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Fujifilm X-M1

Whether you’re a pro photographer or one that never moves out of automatic mode, the Fujifilm X-M1’s image quality will astound you.

66 expert reviews | 439 user reviews

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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...

60 expert reviews | 418 user reviews

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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,...

53 expert reviews | 401 user reviews

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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...

77 expert reviews | 268 user reviews

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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...

36 expert reviews | 648 user reviews

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Fujifilm X-Pro1

The Fujifilm X-Pro1 ($1,199.95 body only) was the camera that launched the company's X series of interchangeable lens bodies. That makes it about two years old, which can be an eternity in the technology world. But Fujifilm has continued to enhance its...

142 expert reviews | 414 user reviews

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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,...

105 expert reviews | 1252 user reviews

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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...

26 expert reviews | 170 user reviews

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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.

59 expert reviews | 240 user reviews

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Fujifilm X-E1

It's not a general-purpose recommendable camera thanks to subpar video and slightly sluggish performance, but for photo-quality-first photographers who want the analog-ish shooting experience, the Fujifilm X-E1 rules in its price range.

71 expert reviews | 528 user reviews

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Leica M-Monochrom

You have to hand it to Leica for being bold enough to put the resources into releasing a niche version of its already niche M (Typ 240). The M Monochrom (Typ 246) is the second iteration of the black and white digital rangefinder, following in the...

31 expert reviews | 13 user reviews

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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.

108 expert reviews | 728 user reviews

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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,...

73 expert reviews | 856 user reviews

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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.

46 expert reviews | 215 user reviews

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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...

121 expert reviews | 794 user reviews


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