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Updated: Mar 29, 2015 09:39
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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'...

87 expert reviews | 1005 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 | 361 user reviews

#53
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.

78 expert reviews | 349 user reviews

#54
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 | 119 user reviews

#55
alaScore 87

Pentax K-01

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

81 expert reviews | 318 user reviews

#56
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 | 91 user reviews

#57
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 | 211 user reviews

#58
alaScore 86

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...

78 expert reviews | 222 user reviews

#59
alaScore 86

Olympus PEN E-P3

The PEN E-P3 sells at a maximum retail price of Rs. 39,999 for a single lens kit (14-42mm) and a maximum retail price of Rs. 46,999 for a dual lens (14-42mm lens and 40-150mm). While this may be a step up from point and shoot cameras, the PEN E-P3 has...

111 expert reviews | 185 user reviews

#60
alaScore 86

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

With capable, speedy performance, and a friendly but powerful interface, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 is a good choice for people looking to upgrade from a point-and-shoot.

62 expert reviews | 29 user reviews

#61
alaScore 86

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.

3 expert reviews

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#62
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...

53 expert reviews | 217 user reviews

#63
alaScore 86

Nikon 1 J1

The Nikon 1 J1 is available in India at a street price of 29,050 for the model with the 10-30mm lens. The pink version, which comes with a 10-30mm lens and a 30-110mm lens is available for 40,950 making it a special edition model. The Nikon 1 J1 is...

101 expert reviews | 782 user reviews

#64
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.

28 expert reviews | 232 user reviews

#65
alaScore 85

Sony Alpha NEX-5

After seeing so many cameras come out through the years, each with tiny improvements over the last, it hasn’t been the most exciting of times in the point-and-shoot camera segment. We’re happy to report that the NEX-5 is one of the most exciting...

114 expert reviews | 533 user reviews

#66
alaScore 85

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.

92 expert reviews | 283 user reviews

#67
alaScore 85

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Mirrorless compact cameras are worth considering if you want DSLR-like photo quality without the bulk. There are many options out there, with the most basic models priced almost the same as entry-level DSLR cameras, which is close to Rs.28,000. Olympus...

73 expert reviews | 262 user reviews

#68
alaScore 85

Nikon 1 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...

37 expert reviews | 263 user reviews

#69
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 | 34 user reviews

#70
alaScore 85

Nikon 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...

31 expert reviews | 98 user reviews

#71
alaScore 84

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...

143 expert reviews | 1314 user reviews

#72
alaScore 84

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 | 79 user reviews

#73
alaScore 84

Samsung NX300M

Loved this camera , I have about two months with her and takes excellent photographs , plus it's very functional , lightweight and stylish . I've had two problems only in 2 cases the screen is frozen and on 1 occasion the camera is completely off and...

4 expert reviews | 73 user reviews

#74
alaScore 84

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....

66 expert reviews | 1501 user reviews

#75
alaScore 84

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...

76 expert reviews | 248 user reviews

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