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Updated: Aug 22, 2014 01:13
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Pentax Q7

The little Q7 offers a lot of attractive features and manual controls, but it performs more like a point-and-shoot than a serious prosumer camera. Mediocre image quality, high digital noise and sluggish auto focus make the Q7 hard to recommend for the...

14 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

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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.

75 expert reviews | 76 user reviews

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Olympus PEN E-PL3

If the decision is not if but which MFT camera you should get, there are a variety of reasons the E-PL3 should make the cut.

62 expert reviews | 281 user reviews

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Samsung 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...

32 expert reviews | 32 user reviews

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Olympus PEN E-PL1

The Olympus E-PL1 sells at a market operating price of Rs. 22,999. While this may be a decent camera in terms of image quality; this is definitely not the newest. Olympus recently launched the E-PL2 which has a larger screen with more controls. On the...

121 expert reviews | 1233 user reviews

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Olympus PEN E-PL2

The Olympus E-PL2 is the least-expensive compact interchangeable-lens camera you can buy. And while it offers very good image quality, some same-price cameras use even larger image sensors and deliver better low-light performance.

80 expert reviews | 239 user reviews

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

It would be a mistake to consider the Panasonic GF3 as “just” a fancy compact camera as it can truly be a DSLR replacement for a lot of people, including me. To be fair, it also has the price of a DSLR, so it's normal that we expect the same level of...

56 expert reviews | 223 user reviews

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Nikon 1 AW1

Despite minor misgivings as above, we reckon this is Nikon’s most fully realised 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...

2 expert reviews | 31 user reviews

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Nikon J2 J2

Nikon's popular 1 series cameras is getting a new model for 2012, the 1 J2. It features many of the same specifications from last year's J1, including a 10-megapixel CMOS sensor, a 3.0-inch LCD display, the EXPEED 3 image processor, full manual...

30 expert reviews | 198 user reviews

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Samsung NX3000

Samsung has announced a new retro-styled NX-series SMART camera, the NX3000. This stylish and compact ILC features a 20.3-megapixel APS-C CMOS image sensor (common in entry-to-mid-level DSLRs) capable of recording Full 1080p HD video, a fast 1/4000...

2 expert reviews | 13 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...

3 expert reviews | 7 user reviews

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Sony Alpha NEX-3

The biggest advantage of mirror less cameras is that you can get DSLR-like image quality without lugging around the bulk. Although not pocketable, they are very compact and feel a lot lighter and more comfortable than DSLRs when hung around the neck....

60 expert reviews | 1166 user reviews

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Pentax Q

The compact Pentax Q system has received some buzz from nature photographers who appreciate the big 5x crop factor that it delivers to K-mount SLR lenses. The Pentax Adapter Q for K-Mount Lenses ($249.95 direct) makes it possible to mount any K-mount...

60 expert reviews | 186 user reviews

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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...

85 expert reviews | 218 user reviews

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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.

132 expert reviews | 225 user reviews

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Though we still really like Panasonic's GF series, there are several trade-offs to take into account before you buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2. Its raw-format images look extremely good, but JPEG shooters looking for best-possible photo quality may...

77 expert reviews | 147 user reviews

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Samsung NX11

Samsung has updated their popular NX10, which is the first EVIL (Electronic Viewfinder Interchangeable Lens) model they created, with the introduction of the all new NX11. This unit offers almost identical specifications to the NX10 with a few key...

56 expert reviews | 74 user reviews

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Nikon S1 S1

Nikon introduced two new 1-series models at CES 2013, the S1 and the J3. The main differences are these: the Nikon 1 S1 will retail in kit-form for about $100 less than the J3. The S1 features a smaller 10.1 megapixel CX-format CMOS image sensor, a...

18 expert reviews | 41 user reviews

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

The Panasonic Lumix GF1 features the performance, image quality and interchangeable lenses like a dSLR, but in a much smaller and easier to carry body.

114 expert reviews | 523 user reviews

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Olympus PEN E-P2

The shot-to-shot timing of the EP-2 varied quite a bit depending on the mode used, with it being faster on all the regular shooting modes and a lot slower on the Art modes. In fact, the camera disables the continuous shooting mode in all the Art modes....

88 expert reviews | 249 user reviews

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Leica M-Monochrom

Leica's decision to bring the M Monochrom ($7,950 list, body only) to market last year was a bold one. Many expected the company to announce the M10, and the Monochrom was announced instead. It's essentially an M9-P in a flat black finish with an...

50 expert reviews | 74 user reviews

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Pentax Q10

The Pentax Q10, based on last year's Pentax Q, was released last fall. And today at CES 2013 Pentax announced the camera -- the world's smallest, lightest digital interchangeable lens camera -- will now be available in an astounding 100 different color...

14 expert reviews | 13 user reviews

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Sony alpha α3000

Sony has produced another good camera in the shape of the a3000. It's not hugely exciting, but nor is it meant to be. It produces excellent image quality and is available at a low enough price point to be accessible to a wide range of photographers.

9 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

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Sony alpha SLT-A37K

It's Perfect, very good quality. It is very good, it meets all my expectations, it's perfect. I love my camera.

3 expert reviews | 153 user reviews

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

Secaucus, NJ (September 12, 2008) - Panasonic today announced the world's first Micro Four Thirds system camera, the LUMIX DMC-G1, the world's smallest and lightest digital interchangeable lens camera, weighing in at approximately 385 grams (0.85 lbs)....

133 expert reviews | 382 user reviews


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