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8-Megapixel Digital Cameras

Price when rated: $999

Pros

  • Manual zoom and focus rings
  • Great performance
  • Anti-Shake system
  • EVF and LCD usable in low light
  • Amazing electronic vewfinder (EVF)
  • Very powerful battery

Cons

  • Unimpressive macro mode
  • No memory card included
  • No auto-focus assist lamp
  • Images can be very soft
  • Numerous complex buttons and dials
Konica Minolta 2720-301
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Price when rated: $999
Lowest price: $699.00 via Amazon.com Marketplace

Pros

  • Useful time-lapse and bulb modes
  • LCD and EVF viewable in low light
  • LCD can flip out and rotate
  • Autofocus assist-lamp
  • Very good photo quality

Cons

  • Lens starts at 35mm
  • Complex controls and menu
  • No memory card included
  • Less powerful battery
  • Lengthy shot-to-shot speed in RAW or TIFF mode
Nikon Corporation 25515
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Where to buy
Price when rated: $999
Lowest price: $1,100.00 via Amazon.com Marketplace

Pros

  • Powerful battery
  • Good macro mode
  • Useful zoom and focus ring
  • Very good photo quality, design, and performance
  • Large memory card and remote control included
  • Large LCD can flip out and rotate

Cons

  • LCD and EVF difficult to see in low light
  • No live histogram
  • Occasional vignetting
  • No autofocus-assist lamp
Canon, Inc 9140A001
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Price when rated: $999

Pros

  • Heartily built
  • In-camera editing of RAW images
  • Two memory-card slots
  • LCD and EVF viewable in low light
  • Good photo quality
  • Two live histograms
  • Autofocus-assist lamp

Cons

  • Controls can be imtimidating
  • Long delays between shots in RAW or TIFF mode
  • Lens doesn't have as much zoom power as competitors
Olympus Corporation 225450
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