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Most Popular Consumer SLR Cameras

Camera Name Res Lens Avg. Price
Sony Alpha ILCE-A6000 digital camera image Sony Alpha ILCE-A6000 24.3 3.13x $785.50
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 digital camera image Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 16.1 -- $2,191.65
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Sony Alpha SLT-A58 digital camera image Sony Alpha SLT-A58 20.1 3.06x $480.45
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Canon EOS 70D digital camera image Canon EOS 70D 20.2 7.50x $1,379.00
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Olympus OM-D E-M10 digital camera image Olympus OM-D E-M10 16.1 3.00x $761.30
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 digital camera image Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 16.0 2.67x $698.99
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Canon EOS 6D digital camera image Canon EOS 6D 20.2 4.38x $2,374.36
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Canon EOS Rebel T5i (EOS 700D) digital camera image Canon EOS Rebel T5i (EOS 700D) 18.0 3.06x $743.35
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 digital camera image Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 16.0 3.00x $775.50
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Nikon D90 digital camera image Nikon D90 12.3 5.80x $879.00
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Editor's Choice Res Lens Avg. Price
image of Canon EOS Rebel SL1 (EOS 100D) digital camera Canon EOS Rebel SL1 (EOS 100D) 18.0 3.06x $636.60
The smallest DSLR we've ever reviewed still packs a punch Pairing the compact, lightweight body of a mirrorless camera with the performance and image quality of a digital SLR, the Canon SL1 DSLR provides, in many ways, the best of both worlds. And while it appears to be just a miniaturized version of the Rebel T5i, the SL1 proves to be much more than that, offering an advanced Hybrid CMOS II AF system that significantly improves Live View and Movie shooting. This small DSLR takes great still pictures and boasts impressive video skills, plus it comes kitted with the better-than-average EF-S 18-55mm IS STM lens, which is sharp, smooth and virtually silent. Check out our in-depth Canon SL1 review for more details! (minimize)

image of Sony Alpha SLT-A58 digital camera Sony Alpha SLT-A58 20.1 3.06x $480.45
Arguably the best image quality we've ever seen from an entry-level DSLR Though the 20.1-megapixel Sony A58 DSLR made some compromises to come in at a more consumer-friendly price than its predecessor, the A57, the camera doesn't skimp on imaging performance. The A58 delivers sharp, detailed photos that rival those from much more expensive models, as well as smooth, high-quality video. Add in responsive and accurate autofocusing, and the camera makes picture-taking an absolute joy. Some may be disappointed by the A58's plastic lens mount (rather than metal), downgraded LCD screen and slower max still and video frame rates, but there's no doubt it's still a tremendous value for beginners. Read our in-depth Sony A58 review to learn more, or buy one now! (minimize)

image of Olympus PEN E-PL5 digital camera Olympus PEN E-PL5 16.1 3.00x $599.99
Incredible image quality in an affordable, pint-sized package The compact and lightweight Olympus E-PL5 inherits the exceptional 16-megapixel sensor from the groundbreaking OM-D E-M5, one of our all-time favorite compact system cameras. The image quality we saw from the speedy E-PL5 proved to be nothing less than stellar -- demonstrating accurate colors, an impressive dynamic range and tons of detail. Unfortunately you have to navigate through a maddening maze of menus to uncover the camera's full photographic potential, as well as deal with such limitations as poor AF motion tracking and run-of-the-mill (though Full 1080p HD) video quality. But considering that the Olympus E-PL5 produces images that rival those from much more expensive DSLRs and CSCs, the compromises may be only a small price to pay. Check out our Olympus E-PL5 review to find out if it's the perfect camera for you, or buy one here. (minimize)

Other Top Choices Res Lens Avg. Price
image of Canon EOS 60D digital camera Canon EOS 60D 18.0 7.50x $1,399.00
18 megapixels of high-ISO power and Full HD video in a capable digital SLR design
More clearly aimed at the consumer market, the Canon 60D represents something of a sea change for this formerly enthusiast camera line. With the 7D now tasked to meet the intermediate to professional photographer's needs, Canon has retooled the 60D to better serve as a step-up model for Rebel owners who want a little more, rather than as the lower-priced competition to the 7D. The Canon 60D is more clearly aimed at the Nikon D7000, with both now capable of capturing full 1080p video. Its 18-megapixel sensor is roughly equivalent in ability to the T2i and 7D's sensors, which means the EOS 60D does extremely well even at high ISO settings. Its redesigned body and interface make the Canon 60D a pleasure to use, and the versatile 18-135mm kit lens is a capable companion. We enjoyed our time with the Canon EOS 60D. Click here for more on the Canon EOS 60D digital SLR camera. (minimize)

image of Canon EOS 6D digital camera Canon EOS 6D 20.2 4.38x $2,374.36
Full-frame DSLR that's both affordable and advanced
Despite a few quibbles, the 20.2-megapixel Canon 6D lives up to its promise of housing a glorious, full-frame sensor inside a smaller, lighter and more affordable DSLR camera body designed for prosumers, enthusiasts and novices alike. Canon's done a great job of not dumbing down or cheapening the 6D to fit its "sweet spot" pricing, and the EOS 6D is a responsive shooter that boasts image and video quality rivaling the stepup 5D Mark III. However, Canon has had to nip and tuck a few features to meet the 6D's more affordable pricing and slighter build, although it boasts a couple wrinkles -- built-in WiFI and GPS -- that none of its direct competitors offer. Click here to read our in-depth Canon 6D review or shop for one now! (minimize)

image of Canon EOS 70D digital camera Canon EOS 70D 20.2 7.50x $1,379.00
Innovative AF system makes this DSLR a videographer's dream come true -- at an affordable price
The long-awaited Canon 70D comes packed with a groundbreaking new technology -- Canon's Dual Pixel CMOS AF system -- that provides on-chip phase detection autofocus at every single pixel. That means a DSLR can finally record video with full-time continuous AF that's truly camcorder-like, with smooth racking and exceptional subject tracking. And Live View AF feels almost as fast as traditional viewfinder shooting. The 70D also gets an upgrade to 20.2 megapixels of resolution, as well as compelling Wi-Fi features that include remote image capture with full exposure controls. The camera may not wow enthusiasts looking for significantly better still image quality, but the 70D marks a serious step up for photographers wanting pro-level video performance and quality. Check out our in-depth Canon 70D review for all the details, or buy one now from IR affiliates Adorama or B&H! (minimize)

image of Canon EOS M digital camera Canon EOS M 18.0 3.10x $329.99
A bargain mirrorless camera for Canon DSLR owners and beginners
Thanks to a recent firmware update that improves its autofocusing speed, the 18-megapixel, APS-C-sensored Canon EOS M is a much better mirrorless camera now than it was when announced a year ago. Today, it's also much cheaper and stands as a relative bargain to its close cousins, the Rebel T4i and T5i DSLRs, delivering similar (good!) image quality in a much more compact package. The EOS M also possesses some serious video skills, including the ability to record Full HD (1080p) movies and to change aperture, shutter speed and more while filming in manual mode. Though it has its flaws, the camera could be a good investment for Canon DSLR owners wanting a smaller second body -- and who can mount their existing lenses using an accessory adapter -- as well as for beginners wanting to step up from a point-and-shoot. Read our in-depth Canon EOS M review to find out if this mirrorless model is right for you! (minimize)

image of Canon EOS Rebel T3 (EOS 1100D) digital camera Canon EOS Rebel T3 (EOS 1100D) 12.2 3.00x $599.99
Canon's new entry-level Rebel adds the latest must-have features, yet still manages an even lower pricetag
A little under three years ago, we reviewed Canon's Rebel XS SLR, and while we found some quirks that might lead enthusiasts to look elsewhere, we felt it to be a pretty well-rounded design, when the entry-level pricetag was factored into the equation. Although the Rebel XS is still available at a discount until the remaining stock is sold through, the Canon T3 is essentially a replacement for that camera, and as such marks the new entry-level point to the company's SLR lineup. On paper, it's an interesting design, with a mixture of significant upgrades in some areas, and features that have been pared back in others. Based around a newer 12-megapixel image sensor and DIGIC 4 image processor, the Canon EOS Rebel T3 offers up a very worthwhile expansion in its upper sensitivity limit, which now tops out at a useful ISO 6,400 equivalent. It also adds two more focus points, and switches to Canon's clever dual-layer iFCL metering chip, which takes account of color information when determining exposure variables. Canon has also slightly increased the T3's LCD display size, added high definition video capture capability, and updated the kit lens to provide an even more effective stabilization system. With a pricetag some $100 below that of its predecessor at launch, though, something had to give. While the Canon T3 has a new optical viewfinder, it actually has just slightly lower magnification and a significantly tighter dioptric correction range than that of its predecessor. Burst shooting speed is also towards the lower end of the range, compared to its main competitors--and that's in JPEG mode. Switch to RAW or RAW+JPEG shooting, and the burst speed and depth is low indeed. In addition, Canon has removed the mechanical portion of its EOS Integrated Cleaning System, leaving the T3 reliant solely on antistatic coatings and software mapping to combat the adverse effects of dust on image quality. To find out whether one hand gave more than the other took away--and whether the Rebel T3's aggressive pricing makes it easy to overlook the occasional shortcoming--you'll want to read our Canon T3 review. (minimize)

image of Canon EOS Rebel T3i (EOS 600D) digital camera Canon EOS Rebel T3i (EOS 600D) 18.0 7.50x $520.12
The flagship Rebel offers just about all you could wish for in a consumer SLR
Truly easy to recommend, the versatile Canon T3i sets the standard at the top of the consumer SLR market. Especially if you're looking for a reasonably affordable SLR that lets you shoot from multiple angles, the Rebel T3i should be at or near the top of your list. With an 18-megapixel sensor, a high-res articulating LCD, an improved grip, and Full HD video recording, the Canon T3i has what it takes to get great shots in most conditions. Its bundled 18-55mm kit lens is improved over its predecessor, and the alternate 18-135mm kit lens is also good quality, covering a near-ideal range for most situations. Image quality is good enough for 20x30-inch prints from ISO 100 to 3,200, and ISO 12,800 shots make a good 8x10. It's quite a camera, to be sure. Click here for more on the Canon T3i! (minimize)

image of Canon EOS Rebel T4i (EOS 650D) digital camera Canon EOS Rebel T4i (EOS 650D) 18.0 7.50x $1,199.00
The latest Rebel remains a top choice among consumer SLRs
It's no surprise that the latest flagship Canon Rebel T4i remains easy to recommend. New features like its new 5-frames-per-second frame rate, multi-shot modes -- including HDR -- and Full HD video with stereo recording, are real improvements worth noticing. We weren't as impressed as we expected with the on-sensor phase-detect autofocus, so add a grain of salt to Canon's claims in that area, but it's still a little faster than past offerings, and quieter as well. Add all that to the Canon T4i's excellent 18-megapixel image quality and it's once again easy to recommend the Canon T4i. (minimize)

image of Canon EOS Rebel T5i (EOS 700D) digital camera Canon EOS Rebel T5i (EOS 700D) 18.0 3.06x $743.35
Canon didn't significantly change its Rebel flagship -- and that's a good thing
When Canon's consumer-friendly flagship Canon T5i launched, many were quick to criticize the minimal upgrade. There's more to the story, though: Sometimes, maintaining the status quo can be a good thing. The earlier T4i was a capable camera, and the Canon T5i retains every feature, while bundling a better kit lens with a quieter STM motor. Boasting great image quality, a solid build, useful features aplenty, and a more affordable pricetag, the Canon Rebel T5i is even easier to recommend than was its mirror-image predecessor. (minimize)

image of Fujifilm X-E1 digital camera Fujifilm X-E1 16.3 3.06x $928.17
Retro styling, lightweight design and stellar image quality
The Fuji X-E1 may be the baby brother to Fujifilm's flagship X-Pro1, but in many ways is its equal. Most importantly, the two compact system cameras share the same impressive 16.3-megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS sensor, which produces image quality superior to most APS-C-sensor-based digital SLRs, but in arguably more attractive camera body designs. The Fuji X-E1 is also significantly less expensive ($1,000 vs. $1,700 body only) than its older sibling, while boasting many of the same features, and its polycarbonate-and-magnesium build make it quite light and highly portable. Though its operational performance is a bit of a mixed bag with mediocre AF shutter lag and shot-to-shot times, the X-E1 shines when it comes to image quality. Photos were stellar, with lots of resolution and detail. The Fujifilm X-E1 also really stood out against the competition in low-light situations and higher ISOs. Find out more in our in-depth Fuji X-E1 review. (minimize)

image of Nikon D3200 digital camera Nikon D3200 24.2 3.06x $699.95
Another great family SLR from Nikon
Affordable and easy to use, the Nikon D3200 really doesn't disappoint, providing a small body, improved controls, and a remarkably high-resolution 24.2-megapixel APS-C sensor. We found it capable and pleasantly quiet to shoot, and it's still easy to recommend to novice or advanced amateur alike. We wish the lens stood up a little better to the high-resolution sensor, but we think most family photographers will be quite happy with both camera and lens. Click here for our review of the Nikon D3200! (minimize)

image of Nikon D5100 digital camera Nikon D5100 16.2 3.00x $476.31
Nikon's latest consumer SLR combines great image quality and a versatile side-mounted tilt/swivel display
Back in 2009, we reviewed Nikon's D5000 consumer SLR, the company's first SLR to include an articulated LCD display. While we loved its image quality and much of its feature set, the bottom-mounted tilt/swivel mechanism seemed like something of a missed opportunity. The followup Nikon D5100 switches to a more versatile side-mounted mechanism that's useful not only for framing shots over your head or low to the ground, but also for self-portraits with the camera on a tripod or convenient level surface--something of an important use case for a consumer camera. Nikon has also brought the D5100's imaging pipeline up to date, and that's good news, because it's based around the same 16.2 megapixel image sensor and image processing algorithms used in the popular D7000 prosumer SLR, bringing much the same image quality to a significantly more affordable camera. The D5100 also brings in-camera high dynamic range imaging to a Nikon SLR for the first time, and expands upon Nikon's selection of in-camera filter effects, applicable either pre- or post-capture. Of these, perhaps the most interesting is a Night Vision mode that allows sensitivity to a maximum of ISO 102,400 equivalent, so long as you're willing to forgo shooting in color. Otherwise, the D5100 provides ISO sensitivities to 25,600 equivalent. Other notable features include a maximum shutter speed of 1/4,000 second, with a rated shutter life of 100,000 cycles, Nikon's 3D Color Matrix Metering and 11-point Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus sensors, and Full HD (1,080p) movie capture capability. For more on this interesting consumer camera, read our Nikon D5100 review. (minimize)

image of Nikon D5200 digital camera Nikon D5200 24.1 3.00x $622.87
Mid-level DSLR matches the image quality of more serious cameras at a fraction of the price
The Nikon D5200 may technically be geared for "advanced beginners" -- boasting an easy-to-use design and relatively affordable price -- but it also carries a considerable amount of photographic power. The digital SLR captures exceptional photos that rival those taken by more higher-end cameras, even in low light, thanks to its sophisticated 24.1-megapixel sensor and imaging processor. Add in Full HD movie recording, a relatively fast burst shooting mode and a ton of advanced features, and the D5200 stands as one of the best DSLR investments a fledgling photographer can make. Read our Nikon D5200 review for more details, or start shopping for one now! (minimize)

image of Nikon D5300 digital camera Nikon D5300 24.2 7.78x $1,002.50
Improved images, better video and advanced features make this mid-range DSLR an excellent choice
The Nikon D5300 brings some high-end features down to their latest top-tier consumer DSLR, including a high-resolution 24.2-megapixel sensor that does away with the optical low-pass filter (a la the D7100) to increase sharpness and fine detail. Plus, squeezing in Nikon's powerful EXPEED 4 image processor not only gives the D5300 improved high ISO performance, but also better video specs with 1080/60p Full HD video. It also features some firsts for Nikon DSLRs, such as built-in Wi-Fi and GPS for easy sharing, remote control shooting and geotaging. All in all, this compact, mid-range DSLR adds up to be an excellent choice for upgrading beginners and budding enthusiasts alike. Read our in-depth Nikon D5300 review for all the details, or shop for one now!  (minimize)

image of Nikon D610 digital camera Nikon D610 24.3 3.54x $2,260.36
An excellent, affordable full-frame DSLR gets even better
The Nikon D610 is the camera last year's D600 was supposed to be, with a redesigned shutter mechanism that eliminates the dust-and-oil spot issue that plagued its predecessor. The new D610 keeps the affordable full-frame DSLR price point, as well as the excellent image quality, great ergonomics and controls, and robust feature set. With just a few other minor upgrades, such as nearly six frames per second continuous burst shooting, a new Quiet Continuous mode and tweaked Auto White Balance, the D610 may not seem like a major step up from the D600. But in fixing its predecessor's glaring flaw, the Nikon D610 is now a camera that earns a whole-hearted recommendation for photographers looking to make the jump to a relatively inexpensive, full-frame camera. Read our Nikon D610 review for more, or shop for one now! (minimize)

image of Nikon D7000 digital camera Nikon D7000 16.2 5.80x $912.00
A superb digital SLR, excellent for anyone serious about photography
The Nikon D7000 is a refinement of the already superb D90, a redesign that maintains a small, nimble body while improving nearly every major internal aspect. Its 16.2-megapixel sensor and Expeed 2 processor conspire to output quality images at all ISO settings, from 100 to 25,600, cranking those images out at up to six frames per second. The Nikon D7000's 3-inch LCD sports 921,000 dots, a great place to compose images in Live View mode, as well as check focus. The Nikon D7000's high-res LCD is also excellent for shooting and playing the 1,080p videos that this digital camera captures, and menus are razor sharp. Dual memory card slots, 39 autofocus points, a new color-sensitive meter, a near-100% viewfinder, and in-camera editing round out just a few of the extra features found in the Nikon D7000. Nikon's top enthusiast digital SLR camera is as easy to recommend as a cold glass of lemonade on a hot Summer day, and at least as satisfying. Click here to check out our Nikon D7000 Review! (minimize)

image of Nikon D7100 digital camera Nikon D7100 24.1 5.80x $1,599.95
A serious DSLR for consumers wanting to get more serious about photography
By integrating a new 24.1-megapixel sensor and removing the optical low-pass filter for more per-pixel sharpness, the Nikon D7100 delivers the best image quality we've ever seen from a Nikon APS-C DSLR. The camera marks a serious upgrade over the much-beloved D7000, adding a new 51-point autofocus system, full 1080p HD video recording with full-time AF, and a nifty 1.3x crop mode to its advanced feature set. It's an ideal step-up camera for budding enthusiasts wanting to get more serious about their photography. Check out our in-depth Nikon D7100 review for more info, or click here to buy one now! (minimize)

image of Nikon D90 digital camera Nikon D90 12.3 5.80x $879.00
Nikon's flagship prosumer SLR model is the first SLR capable of video recording, but that's just one of its many exceptional features!
Nikon rocked the DSLR world when they introduced their D90 SLR early this Fall, the first SLR that can record movies. Its video capabilities won't replace dedicated camcorders, but will provide welcome relief for photographers tired of carrying along a pocket digicam just for taking "video snapshots". Its movie recording is only one of the many exceptional features the Nikon D90 has to offer. It also incorporates the chromatic aberration correction capability first introduced in the D3 and D300 high-end models. This feature works regardless of the brand lens you're using, so the D90 promises to improve the quality of most any lens you use it with. Speaking of lenses, the Nikon D90 ships with one of the nicest kit lenses we've seen yet, a 18-105mm VR (vibration reduction, Nikon's name for Image Stabilization) model that delivers very good sharpness, and (thanks to the aforementioned CA-reduction capability of the camera) very little chromatic aberration. The Nikon D90 brings much, much more to the table, though, far more than we can go into here. If you're in the market for a high-end prosumer digital SLR camera, the Nikon D90 deserves to be near the top of your list for consideration. Read our Nikon D90 review for all the details! (minimize)

image of Nikon J1 digital camera Nikon J1 10.1 3.00x $399.99
Nikon's J1 answers the demand for a truly compact system camera, and does it with style
Nikon bided its time before entering the compact system camera market, and when it finally did so, wasn't afraid to take a path untrodden. The Nikon J1 adopts a rather smaller sensor than its main rivals, but in doing so also offers a worthwhile savings in weight and size--not only for the camera body, but perhaps more importantly for its lenses. That's not the only attention-grabbing feature, either. An unusual hybrid AF system and a speedy new EXPEED processor make the J1 swift even by SLR standards, and all this in a body that looks less camera than fashion accessory. Inquiring minds must know, though: how does that smaller sensor fare against its system camera rivals, and does it offer enough advantage over enthusiast compacts? To find out, click here and read our Nikon J1 review. (minimize)

image of Olympus OM-D E-M1 digital camera Olympus OM-D E-M1 16.1 -- $1,467.13
The mightiest Micro Four Thirds camera so far delivers stunning stills and top-of-class performance
The Olympus E-M1 builds upon the Micro Four Thirds legacy of the outstanding OM-D E-M5, adding not only a ton of features geared for pros and advanced enthusiasts, but also an on-chip, phase-detect autofocusing system that works remarkably well with Olympus Four Thirds DSLR lenses. The OM-D E-M1 offers a solid, weatherproof build, an outstanding electronic viewfinder, tons of physical controls and an advanced Wi-Fi system. Most importantly, the camera delivers excellent image quality for its class, even at high ISOs, as well as blazing performance that rivals top DSLRs. Check out our Olympus E-M1 review to see who we think should buy this camera! (minimize)

image of Olympus OM-D E-M10 digital camera Olympus OM-D E-M10 16.1 3.00x $761.30
High-end features, performance and affordability come together in this versatile mirrorless camera.
Olympus combines the enthusiast-oriented E-M5 and professional E-M1 cameras into the lightweight and affordable Olympus E-M10. With the E-M1's powerful image processor, a similar AA-filterless sensor and the E-M5's compact design, the E-M10 manages to bring impressive class-leading image quality, dynamic range, and excellent high ISO performance in a lightweight design down to an entry-level price point. With improved HD video quality, built-in Wi-Fi and a raft of customizable functions, dials and buttons, the E-M10 is great for entry-level shooters and enthusiasts alike. Click here for our Olympus E-M10 review! (minimize)

image of Olympus OM-D E-M5 digital camera Olympus OM-D E-M5 16.1 4.20x $1,299.99
Old and new come together in one high-quality digital camera
Small and light, yet solid and weather-sealed, the Olympus OM-D E-M5 is a lot more capable than its size suggests. Image quality is noticeably improved from past Olympus offerings, rivaling that of APS-C SLRs, and its sensor-shift image stabilization system is the most advanced we've seen. Perhaps most importantly, though, the Olympus E-M5 is a whole lot of fun to use, and the ready availability of great glass adds to the party, making you want to get out and shoot. We also love the E-M5's nostalgic appearance, as well as how it feels and operates when we're out shooting. The whole experience is impressive. Click here for our Olympus E-M5 Review! (minimize)

image of Olympus PEN E-PM2 digital camera Olympus PEN E-PM2 16.1 3.00x $499.99
Surprisingly sophisticated step up from point-and-shoot cameras
Like its big brother -- the PEN E-PL5 -- the Olympus E-PM2 captures stunning, detailed images, thanks to the 16-megapixel sensor it borrows from the top-rated Olympus E-M5. However, the E-PM2 is smaller, lighter and less expensive than the E-PL5, and it relies primarily on touchscreen controls that make it an ideal option for photographers transitioning from point-and-shoots into a compact, interchangeable-lens camera system. The lack of a physical Mode dial and dedicated settings buttons may be a turn off to some enthusiasts, however, the PEN E-PM2 still offers an impressive variety of advanced photographic capabilities that surpasses what some higher-end DSLRs and CSCs can offer. Though a little lacking in action AF and video recording performance, the Olympus E-PM2 mainly overcomes its limitations by delivering fantastic image quality at such an affordable price. Read our in-depth Olympus E-PM2 review for more details, or buy one here. (minimize)

image of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 digital camera Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 16.1 -- $898.49
Fast AF, great images and the best video we've ever seen in a camera at this price
Featuring a new 16-megapixel Live MOS sensor and one of the deepest feature sets we've ever seen on a mirrorless compact system camera, the Panasonic GH3 outshines its predecessor, the GH2, by delivering better still images as well as stunning, pro-level video. Most importantly, the camera offers filmmaking features -- such as full 1080p video at 60fps and bit rates as high as 72 Mbps -- that you won't find on DSLRs twice its price. Add in a more durable, weatherized body, fast autofocus, and an upgraded interface that gives you more direct access for changing settings, and the GH3 is one unique, sophisticated photographic tool. Read our in-depth Panasonic GH3 review for more details, or buy one right now! (minimize)

image of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 digital camera Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 16.1 -- $2,191.65
4K for the masses: Powerhouse hybrid camera balances pro-level specs with enthusiast price point!
The Panasonic GH4 is arguably one of the best Micro Four Thirds camera on the market today, and follows in the footsteps of the highly-praised GH3. The GH4 includes improvements under the hood in almost every area -- faster burst shooting, quicker AF speed, improved dynamic range, and, of course, 4K video recording. The GH4 is also a very well-built camera with a solid-feeling, dust- and splash-proof magnesium body and comfortable DSLR-like ergonomics. Whether your stepping up to a more advanced mirrorless camera, a seasoned DSLR shooter, or a professional videographer, the Panasonic GH4 has all the bells and whistles, not to mention quality, to get the job done. Read more about Panasonic's flagship camera in our in-depth Panasonic GH4 review or buy one right now! (minimize)

image of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 digital camera Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 16.0 2.67x $698.99
The first truly 'micro' Micro Four Thirds camera packs the power of the GX7 into your pocket
While we may have called the GX7 the Micro Four Thirds model we've all been waiting for, the Panasonic GM1 make take its spot, or at least be called the perfect companion camera to the GX7 or other larger M43 cameras. The GM1 packs the same sensor and processor as the GX7 providing excellent image quality and performance as well as offering a ton of advanced features such as a touchscreen LCD and robust Wi-Fi capabilities. The super-compact size lets this well-built camera go practically anywhere, while still retaining the larger sensor and the flexibility of interchangeable lenses. Read our in-depth Panasonic GM1 review for all the details, or shop for one now! (minimize)

image of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 digital camera Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 16.0 3.00x $949.95
One step back, two steps forward: the Panasonic GX1 will please enthusiast photographers
As a digital camera made expressly for enthusiasts, the Panasonic GX1 is a little larger than the smallest compact system cameras, but is still small enough to bring along easily. While the GX1 is in some ways a return to an older design, it still includes improvements in resolution and image quality. Its new touchscreen interface also manages to add a bit of utility as well; and an expanding list of compatible lenses make the Panasonic GX1 an appealing digital camera. Click here for more on the Panasonic GX1! (minimize)

image of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 digital camera Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 16.0 3.00x $775.50
A dream camera for savvy shooters that hits the sweet spot of size, features and performance
The Panasonic GX7 may just be the Micro Four Thirds model we've all been waiting for, offering a ton of advanced features -- including a tilting electronic viewfinder, touchscreen LCD and robust Wi-Fi capabilities -- while capturing very good still images and great video. It may not rank the best in any one specific area, but the GX7 is the rare compact system camera that doesn't sacrifice much either, delivering all-around great performance for a reasonable price. It hits a sweet spot that should surely appeal to both pros looking for a compact, everyday alternative to their bulky DSLRs as well as a smart and sophisticated step-up model for amateur shooters. Read our in-depth Panasonic GX7 review for all the details, or shop for one now! (minimize)

image of Pentax K-30 digital camera Pentax K-30 16.3 7.50x $1,199.00
Great images and enthusiast features at a price the rest of us can afford
Among digital SLRs, there are two kinds of "good". There's the good that makes you think it's time to trade your old SLR in for a newer model, and there's the good that has you seriously considering selling your existing lenses and accessories, and jumping ship to a different lens mount. On paper at least, the Pentax K-30 manages the latter. It takes the imaging pipeline of the well-received K-01 mirrorless camera, and places it in a body that includes several features simply unheard of at its price point. There's a near-100% pentaprism viewfinder, well-considered ergonomics with control dials front and rear, and comprehensive weather sealing throughout. Even if you're not a Pentaxian, the K-30 is a camera that likely has you sitting up and paying attention, and it comes with a pricetag you won't struggle to justify. But does the K-30 live up to all that on-paper promise? Read our Pentax K-30 review, and find out! (minimize)

image of Samsung NX1000 digital camera Samsung NX1000 20.3 2.50x $699.99
This entry-level mirrorless is heavy on the features, not on the wallet
Affordable is good: money saved on your next mirrorless camera means money to burn on lenses and accessories. The Samsung NX1000 compact system camera sets a new benchmark for NX-series affordability, but unlike some rivals, it's not been pared down to the bare minimum to achieve its $700 pricetag including kit lens. On the contrary, the Samsung NX1000 sports some features that aren't so common at this price point: built-in WiFi Direct wireless networking connectivity, i-Function control over camera settings from the lens, a dual-axis level gauge, and an external flash hot shoe. Not to mention Full HD high-definition video capture capability, complete with support for an optional external microphone -- and incredibly, you can plug your headphones into the mic to monitor audio levels! The Samsung NX1000, then, is a camera that offers a lot more than you'd expect for the price. If that's not worth a Dave's Pick, we don't know what is! Click here for more on the Samsung NX1000, or click this link to shop! (minimize)

image of Samsung NX20 digital camera Samsung NX20 20.3 3.06x $1,099.99
Takes great shots and delivers them to social media too, straight from the camera
With an SLR-like appearance and smooth styling, the 20.3-megapixel Samsung NX20 takes up the flagship position in the company's mirrorless lineup, offering interchangeable lenses and an electronic viewfinder. The new camera offers new possibilities with the inclusion of WiFi, complete with backup options, connectivity with smartphones, PCs and tablets, as well as direct hooks into popular social media websites. Image quality is quite good, but the camera has a little trouble with JPEG images at ISO 1,600 or above. We enjoyed shooting with it, as well as shooting via remote control from a tablet, so click here to see what we thought of the Samsung NX20! (minimize)

image of Samsung NX200 digital camera Samsung NX200 20.3 3.06x $900.00
Samsung's NX200 makes some serious strides, improving both performance and image quality
With a whole new look on the outside, the Samsung NX200 gets quite a few internal upgrades compared to its predecessor, not the least of which is its 20-megapixel sensor. Combined with a new lens design and a slick menu system, we found the Samsung NX200 a kick to use. We were most impressed with the improved image quality and faster autofocus, and a few of the special Smart Filters were interesting as well. Click here for our Samsung NX200 review! (minimize)

image of Samsung NX30 digital camera Samsung NX30 20.3 3.06x $999.99
Solid performance and image quality at a great value
The Samsung NX30 is a strong contender for those looking for a relatively compact, high-performance camera at a great price. With excellent overall image quality and solid performance for all but the most extreme shooting scenarios and subjects, the NX30 will fit the bill very nicely for everything from general lifestyle, portrait and travel photos, to even a good amount of action and sports (except with continuous AF), all without breaking the bank. In a sea of cameras from other "big names," the Samsung NX30 is a worthy competitor and deserves consideration. Read more about Samsung's compact and "connected" flagship NX camera in our in-depth Samsung NX30 review, or click here to buy one now! (minimize)

image of Samsung NX300 digital camera Samsung NX300 20.3 3.06x $799.99
Affordably-priced, retro-meets-modern mirrorless camera shoots great photos, shares them wirelessly
The 20.3-megapixel Samsung NX300 is the most fully realized mirrorless, compact system camera the company has produced yet, and one of the best on the market in its class. Though the NX300 is slightly bigger and heavier than its predecessors, its "retro modern" design looks great, and it's still highly portable. Its brand-new APS-C sized, CMOS image sensor forgoes a pack-in-more-pixels upgrade in favor of better image quality and on-chip phase detection autofocus, allowing a quicker and more accurate Hybrid AF system. The NX300 also adds a larger, sharper display, and makes it both tiltable for versatility, and touch-sensitive for ease-of-use. The NX300 is also a faster performer than previous models, and sports improved wireless connectivity that helps put your photos on your smartphone. Read our Samsung NX300 review for more on this affordable, comprehensively-upgraded compact system camera! (minimize)

image of Sony Alpha ILCE-A3000 digital camera Sony Alpha ILCE-A3000 20.1 3.06x $348.49
The staggeringly-affordable Sony A3000 takes the interchangeable-lens camera back to basics, with only the features you really need
Some cameras are all about cramming in features; the Sony A3000 doesn't play that game. It's been pared down to the basics -- you get precisely what you need, and little more. But while rivals in its pricetag skimp on the basics with plastic lens mounts and years-old designs, Sony plays its own game, making an affordable camera that you'd actually want to own. But that's not to say that there are no compromises in the A3000. Read our in-depth Sony A3000 review, and find out whether Sony's hit the perfect balance between features and cost! (minimize)

image of Sony Alpha ILCE-A6000 digital camera Sony Alpha ILCE-A6000 24.3 3.13x $785.50
The Sony A6000 is affordable, fast, and takes really great pictures. Could this be the ultimate all-rounder camera?
Not only does this high-res speed demon cram in plenty of desirable features, the Sony A6000 also shaves a couple of hundred dollars off its predecessor's price. That's the recipe for greatness, so it's no surprise this has been one of our most popular reviews in recent memory -- and now, it's finished! So what was our final verdict on this affordable, swift-shooting camera, and is it time you bought one for yourself? Read our in-depth Sony A6000 review, and see what we thought! (minimize)

image of Sony Alpha NEX-3N digital camera Sony Alpha NEX-3N 16.1 3.13x $375.15
Easy-to-use compact system camera gives beginners a terrific bang for their buck, and great images to boot
For photographers looking to step-up from a point-and-shoot to an interchangeable lens system camera, the Sony NEX-3N does it as seamlessly as any entry-level model we've ever tested. It employs a simple but effective user interface, and even places a zoom lever right on the camera body. What's more, the NEX-3N takes great photos that rival those from higher-end mirrorless cameras, and even some DSLRs, thanks to its relatively large APS-C-sized sensor. While experienced photographers may focus on the camera's limitations, and might only consider it as a compact backup, beginning shooters will love how easy the NEX-3N is to use, how fun and fast it is to shoot with, and how much bang for the buck it delivers. Read our in-depth Sony NEX-3N review for more details or go buy one now! (minimize)

image of Sony Alpha NEX-6 digital camera Sony Alpha NEX-6 16.1 3.13x $999.99
NEX features and image quality, with a user interface designed to seduce SLR-owners
Sony's NEX cameras have earned a solid reputation for image quality, while at the same time delivering unique and truly useful features like Handheld Twilight and Sweep Panorama modes. The one obstacle for many enthusiast users has been the NEX series user interface. While the Tri-Navi interface on the NEX-7 is one of the best we've used, it's still different from those on most SLRs, and the novice-oriented interface on the lower-end models is just awkward. Deliberately designed to woo SLR users, the Sony NEX-6 offers a much more conventional UI design, with a traditional mode dial with a surrounding function dial, plus a combination 4-way/rotary control dial on the back and four other control buttons plus a dedicated movie button. The result is indeed a camera that will be more immediately familiar to SLR shooters, while maintaining the excellent image quality and unique features that have made the NEX line such a hit. If you've been considering a move to mirrorless, the Sony NEX-6 deserves to be on your (very) short list. (minimize)

 
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