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Updated: Oct 6, 2015 09:20
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

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

129 expert reviews | 208 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,...

55 expert reviews | 388 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...

78 expert reviews | 273 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.

31 expert reviews | 401 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...

23 expert reviews | 144 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.

53 expert reviews | 217 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.

70 expert reviews | 585 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,...

70 expert reviews | 831 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...

30 expert reviews | 593 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.

44 expert reviews | 195 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,...

99 expert reviews | 1370 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...

35 expert reviews | 392 user reviews

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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 | 1018 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.

106 expert reviews | 653 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...

11 expert reviews | 11 user reviews

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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.

55 expert reviews | 390 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...

122 expert reviews | 777 user reviews

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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...

33 expert reviews | 64 user reviews

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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...

28 expert reviews | 15 user reviews

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Sony Alpha NEX-5R

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

58 expert reviews | 263 user reviews

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Leica M Typ 240

At $5,150 the Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH. is one of the more expensive lenses in available for rangefinder cameras. It's the fastest 35mm that Leica makes—if you want to capture more light, the Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f/1.2 II ($999) is...

17 expert reviews | 16 user reviews

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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.

62 expert reviews | 550 user reviews

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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...

36 expert reviews | 806 user reviews

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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 | 88 user reviews


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