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Updated: Jul 3, 2015 10:24
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#26
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...

74 expert reviews | 198 user reviews

#27
alaScore 91

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 | 107 user reviews

#28
alaScore 91

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.

64 expert reviews | 410 user reviews

#29
alaScore 91

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 | 424 user reviews

#30
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 | 83 user reviews

#31
alaScore 91

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

17 expert reviews | 233 user reviews

#32
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...

85 expert reviews | 579 user reviews

#33
alaScore 90

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...

20 expert reviews | 429 user reviews

#34
alaScore 90

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...

119 expert reviews | 285 user reviews

#35
alaScore 90

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6

While the Panasonic Lumix CM1 is undeniably pricey and bulky, its wealth of photography kit helps it achieve image quality that's unrivalled in the smartphone world. If you love the idea of always having a great camera to hand but don't want to be...

90 expert reviews | 86 user reviews

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#37
alaScore 90

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 | 20 user reviews

#38
alaScore 89

Sony Alpha NEX-5R

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

54 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.

51 expert reviews | 331 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.

109 expert reviews | 450 user reviews

#41
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

44 expert reviews | 253 user reviews

#42
alaScore 89

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...

20 expert reviews | 42 user reviews

#43
alaScore 89

Leica T

Leica chose its first prime lens for the T mirrorless camera system wisely. The Leica Summicron-T 23mm f/2 ASPH. ($1,850) matches the field of view and light gathering capability of the quintessential Leica optic, the 35mm Summicron that has adorned...

22 expert reviews | 10 user reviews

#44
alaScore 88

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7

Panasonic has announced a new GF-series Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) Camera. The Lumix DMC-GF7 combines DSLR-spec performance with modern conveniences such as Wi-Fi and selfie optimization.

8 expert reviews

#45
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...

30 expert reviews | 272 user reviews

#46
alaScore 88

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

The Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-42mm is the starter lens for the company's Micro Four Thirds cameras—it's a good lens, but not a great one.

108 expert reviews | 396 user reviews

#47
alaScore 88

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...

33 expert reviews | 321 user reviews

#48
alaScore 88

Samsung NX20

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

71 expert reviews | 83 user reviews

#49
alaScore 88

Sony Alpha a3000

The mirrorless Sony Alpha 3000 cuts a lot of corners to hit its low $400 asking price, but there are no compromises in image quality.

37 expert reviews | 59 user reviews

#50
alaScore 88

Nikon 1 V1

We really have difficulty recommending the V1 as tested simply because it’s wildly expensive, and the results don’t measure up to the competition.

114 expert reviews | 960 user reviews

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