Advanced point-and-shoot with many professional features is small but easy to work with.
The Samsung EX2F offers an appealing feature set for those who want to grow their skills, as well as for photographers who want to use a compact camera without giving up manual controls.
The first DSLR to offer a touchscreen LCD, the Canon T4i is brimming with photographic innovation.
Samsung’s entry-level NX1000 offers a versatile feature set, including WiFi, that will please budget-conscious enthusiasts and consumers who want a compact, interchangeable lens camera with good image quality at a relatively affordable price.
The Samsung NX20 holds its own against the competition and even exceeds other mirrorless interchangeable-lens models thanks to its well-implemented Wi-Fi.
The Sony NEX-C3 is a solid option for photographers who want a compact interchangeable lens camera with a good feature set and above-average image quality.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 maintains its place as a player in the mirrorless interchangeable lens category.
Given the strong competition in the compact interchangeable lens category and its smaller sensor size, Nikon's 1 J1 may not hit a home run. But it’s a fun camera to shoot with and, in many ways, the little J1 can hold its own, particularly in terms of performance.
Improved performance alone may provide enough motivation for Pen users to upgrade and certainly gives the E-P3 an edge over the competition, particularly in combination with its well thought out feature set.
Olympus E-PM1 offers good performance and above-average image quality. However, the lack of external controls and confusing user interface may be an issue.
Nikon’s Coolpix P7100 is as complex as it is powerful, with excellent image quality and a feature set to please even the fussiest photographer. Just make sure you’re up to the challenge.
The Canon PowerShot S100 is just about the most capable compact camera we've seen, and it's packed with features that will please both novices and advanced shooters.
The Sony Alpha SLT-a35 is a good option for entry level DSLR users who want a highly functional, lightweight camera that offers some of the benefits of a megazoom.