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Updated: Jul 3, 2015 10:24
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#51
alaScore 87

Sony NEX-5N

The Sony Alpha NEX-5N delivers a lot of performance from its compact body, packing a sensor as large as those found in most digital SLRs and recording video in full 1080p HD. But it doesn't quite edge out its little brother, the NEX-C3, our Editors'...

89 expert reviews | 1017 user reviews

#52
alaScore 87

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

If you're looking for a camera that's not quite as big as a dSLR but doesn't skimp on hardware controls or features like an articulated LCD, EVF and stereo full HD video, the G3 is one of my top options. But performance is hit-and-miss for shooting...

97 expert reviews | 325 user reviews

#53
alaScore 87

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.

53 expert reviews | 343 user reviews

#54
alaScore 87

Sony Alpha NEX-C3

The Sony Alpha NEX-C3 builds on the already-excellent NEX-3, but manages to be lighter and more compact. Not only does the NEX-C3 produce stunning images, even at high ISO settings, it easily earns our Editors' Choice for compact interchangeable lens...

83 expert reviews | 233 user reviews

#55
alaScore 87

Olympus PEN E-PL3

While it's not the best in any particular aspect, and you probably don't want to use it for video, the Olympus PEN E-PL3 offers an excellent balance of size, features, performance, and photo quality for the money.

79 expert reviews | 345 user reviews

#56
alaScore 87

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...

66 expert reviews | 34 user reviews

#57
alaScore 87

Samsung NX1000

The Samsung NX1000 is a compact, portable and very easy to use ILC. From full point-n-shoot modes to full manual shooting, everyone will enjoy using this camera. Sharing your images is as easy as ever with the camera's built-in WiFi capabilities and...

54 expert reviews | 646 user reviews

#58
alaScore 87

Nikon 1 V2

Taking over for last year's V1, Nikon has announced the new 1-series camera, the Nikon 1 V2, an interchangeable lens camera system with a 14.2 megapixel CX-format CMOS image sensor and the new EXPEED 3A image processing engine. While the V2 retains...

49 expert reviews | 92 user reviews

#59
alaScore 86

Leica M Typ 240

The Leica M-P (Typ 240) ($7,950) is a premium version of the company's M (Typ 240) rangefinder camera with a few cosmetic changes, a more durable rear LCD, and a larger buffer for longer continuous shooting. It's the same camera from a handling and...

7 expert reviews | 9 user reviews

#60
alaScore 86

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

This follow-up to Panasonic's GH1 camera sticks with the previous model's look and feel but adds some important upgrades and features.

98 expert reviews | 104 user reviews

#61
alaScore 86

Olympus PEN E-P3

The Olympus E-P3 is a remarkable camera that snaps quality photos, even in difficult lighting conditions. I like the build quality, and the attention to details that Olympus has put into it. Its design will surely catch the attention of classic camera...

113 expert reviews | 168 user reviews

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#62
alaScore 86

Panasonic DMC-GF3

The touch-screen Lumix DMC-GF3 is Panasonic's smalllest Micro Four Thirds camera. Its low-light performance and sharpness aren't on the same level as some competitors, but it is still a very capable camera.

94 expert reviews | 308 user reviews

#63
alaScore 86

Sony alpha NEX-F3K

In the end, the largest added-value of this camera is its ease of use, image quality, the “Superior” auto-mode (Sony’s own feature name) and the ability to charge and sync with Micro-USB. If you have checked the photos and videos that I have posted on...

54 expert reviews | 316 user reviews

#64
alaScore 86

Pentax K-01

Does the K-01's performance justify its excessive size and price?

81 expert reviews | 276 user reviews

#65
alaScore 86

Nikon 1 J1

Nikon's J1 is a stylish and easy to use EVIL camera. It boasts apowerful 10-metapixel CX-format CMOS image sensor, good shootingperformance, and a plethora of exposure options. Like all cameras the J1 has its downfalls (battery life for example),...

103 expert reviews | 788 user reviews

#66
alaScore 85

Ricoh GR

The Ricoh GR is a fine camera with an APS-C sensor and prime lens, with some drawbacks. Unfortunately, its closest competitor, the Coolpix A from Nikon, puts up a stronger showing.

65 expert reviews | 261 user reviews

#67
alaScore 85

Sony Alpha NEX-5

The power of a D-SLR packed into one tiny digital camera , Sony's NEX-5 ($649.99 starting) packs a 14.2 megapixel resolution in a 16mm lens and a 3-inch LCD display. In other words, it's brother to the Alpha NEX-3 ($499.99 starting) in almost every...

116 expert reviews | 537 user reviews

#68
alaScore 85

Olympus PEN E-PM2

The PEN E-PM2 costs less than the similar PEN E-PL5. Performance and features are near identical minus a few things.

29 expert reviews | 231 user reviews

#69
alaScore 85

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Its image quality isn't quite on par with a DSLR, but the Olympus Pen E-PL1 is a groundbreaking and powerful interchangeable-lens camera that serves as an excellent learning tool.

144 expert reviews | 1143 user reviews

#70
alaScore 85

Samsung NX200

The Samsung NX200's photo quality stands out from the crowd, but its performance and features -- while good -- don't merit its relatively high price.

64 expert reviews | 86 user reviews

#71
alaScore 85

Olympus PEN E-PM1

If you're looking for a step-up model that's still pretty compact, the Olympus PEN E-PM1 is a solid, affordable choice.

73 expert reviews | 251 user reviews

#72
alaScore 85

Samsung SMART CAMERA NX210

The Samsung NX210 offers you the high pixel-count and compact dimensions of the NX200 and adds WiFi-connectivity to the mix. The NX210 is slightly let down by long buffering times in raw mode and the JPEG engine's noise treatment at high sensitivities...

39 expert reviews | 33 user reviews

#73
alaScore 84

Samsung NX10

We like the ease-of-use and firm construction of Samsung's NX10 interchangeable-lens camera, but its video and image qualities pale in comparison with those of competitors.

152 expert reviews | 221 user reviews

#74
alaScore 84

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2

The G2 is very much the camera the G1 should have been. The addition of a decent HD movie mode, some cool touch-screen features and minor enhancements throughout turn an already good camera into a great one. Image quality is excellent (especially at...

100 expert reviews | 65 user reviews

#75
alaScore 84

Samsung NX300M

I bought mine from different online store about a year ago. After using it for a long while here's my review: This is one of the most under appreciated camera in the last year. It's overlooked by enthusiasts probably because many of camera review...

4 expert reviews | 67 user reviews

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