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Updated: Oct 9, 2015 22:59
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Nikon 1 V1

With the V1, Nikon debuts new less-is-more thinking.

114 expert reviews | 859 user reviews

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Nikon 1 J3

The Nikon 1 J3 is a very fast and compact ILC, making it easy to carry and always ready to capture an image. While its performance outshines its image quality, it is definitely worth a look for $600. Read more in our

44 expert reviews | 413 user reviews

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Ricoh GR

The Ricoh GR is a compact, high performance, fixed-lens digicam with a 16-megapixel APS-C sized CMOS image sensor that has been designed without an optical low-pass filter for optimum resolution and color accuracy. With an f/2.8 maximum aperture, this...

69 expert reviews | 387 user reviews

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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...

80 expert reviews | 250 user reviews

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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 | 174 user reviews

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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'...

86 expert reviews | 903 user reviews

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Sony Alpha NEX-3N

The Sony NEX-3N is an affordable and capable Interchangeable Lens Camera featuring an APS-C sized 16.1-Megapixel imaging sensor, powerful BIONZ image processor and the Sony E-mount with its fantastic collection of lenses. This camera is easy enough for...

31 expert reviews | 345 user reviews

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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...

103 expert reviews | 661 user reviews

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Samsung NX1100

The Samsung NX500 offers a lot of useful features, excellent video quality, and action-friendly performance that makes it a nice choice for families and travelers.

14 expert reviews | 143 user reviews

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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...

56 expert reviews | 812 user reviews

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Pentax K-01

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

79 expert reviews | 304 user reviews

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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 | 322 user reviews

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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.

97 expert reviews | 119 user reviews

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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.

75 expert reviews | 395 user reviews

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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 | 301 user reviews

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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...

24 expert reviews | 121 user reviews

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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),...

100 expert reviews | 902 user reviews

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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...

52 expert reviews | 424 user reviews

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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...

115 expert reviews | 527 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.

63 expert reviews | 91 user reviews

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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...

20 expert reviews | 46 user reviews

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While the NX210 is compelling enough as a picture-taking machine, an extra selling point for general consumers is the camera's capabilities as a picture-sharing machine....

39 expert reviews | 52 user reviews

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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...

51 expert reviews | 663 user reviews

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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.

90 expert reviews | 342 user reviews

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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 | 16 user reviews


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