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Compact System Camera Reviews

Updated: Jul 31, 2015 12:21
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#51
alaScore 88

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 | 667 user reviews

#52
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.

113 expert reviews | 959 user reviews

#53
alaScore 87

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...

13 expert reviews | 10 user reviews

#54
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'...

87 expert reviews | 1044 user reviews

#55
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...

81 expert reviews | 422 user reviews

#56
alaScore 87

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...

110 expert reviews | 167 user reviews

#57
alaScore 87

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

The G3 is a camera that is easy to use and produces excellent image quality - a step up from previous G-series models. Its overall handling and touchscreen interface have distinct appeal for users moving up from a point-and-shoot. Yet it offers the...

94 expert reviews | 319 user reviews

#58
alaScore 87

Nikon 1 V2

If you\'ve been put off by the small sensors in Nikon\'s 1 System, then there\'s nothing to change your mind here. We\'re looking at a revamped but still tiny CX sensor, this time with the resolution bumped up to 14 megapixels (instead of 10) -- a move...

48 expert reviews | 233 user reviews

#59
alaScore 87

Pentax K-01

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

78 expert reviews | 287 user reviews

#60
alaScore 87

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),...

99 expert reviews | 781 user reviews

#61
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.

96 expert reviews | 100 user reviews

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#62
alaScore 86

Olympus PEN E-PL3

The Olympus PEN E-PL3 delivers impressive performance when it comes to speed, but is held back by noisy images at higher ISO settings and a kit lens that delivers so-so sharpness at longer focal lengths.

74 expert reviews | 365 user reviews

#63
alaScore 86

Olympus PEN E-PM1

The Olympus E-PM1 may be the smallest member of the Micro Four Thirds PEN family, but it delivers the same solid build quality and good-looking images as its larger siblings—and it’s lightning fast.

71 expert reviews | 272 user reviews

#64
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.

89 expert reviews | 299 user reviews

#65
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...

51 expert reviews | 341 user reviews

#66
alaScore 86

Pentax Q-S1

The Pentax Q-S1 is a compact mirrorless camera system with a 12.4-megapixel image sensor. Mated to the Q Engine image processor, this camera can shoot up to 5fps still images or 30fps 1080p HD videos in the 100-12800 ISO range and with full-time...

7 expert reviews | 14 user reviews

#67
alaScore 86

Kodak Pixpro S-1

The Kodak Pixpro S-1 ($699.99 with 14-42mm and 42.5-160mm lenses) is the absolute definition of a mixed bag. On one hand, it's a solidly built body with a tilting rear display, in-body image stabilization, and in-camera Wi-Fi. But its value is...

8 expert reviews | 11 user reviews

#68
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...

113 expert reviews | 518 user reviews

#69
alaScore 85

Samsung NX200

The Samsung NX200 is an obvious choice for anyone who wants lots of pixels in a small package. The camera is slightly let down by long buffering times in raw mode and the JPEG engine's noise treatment at high sensitivities but overall the NX200 is a...

62 expert reviews | 86 user reviews

#70
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.

36 expert reviews | 282 user reviews

#71
alaScore 85

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...

19 expert reviews | 32 user reviews

#72
alaScore 85

Pentax Q10

The Pentax 02 Standard Zoom Lens ($299.95 direct) is the lens you'll get if you buy the Pentax Q7 camera—but if you bought into that camera system with the original Q, which was bundled with the 01 Standard Prime, you may be considering this as a...

23 expert reviews | 77 user reviews

#73
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...

37 expert reviews | 60 user reviews

#74
alaScore 85

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...

77 expert reviews | 241 user reviews

#75
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.

151 expert reviews | 215 user reviews

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