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Digital photography, from cameras to iPhoto and beyond

The most intriguing new cameras of Fall 2011

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Price when rated: 500
Lowest price: $402.00 via Fullfillment By Amazon

Pros

  • Excellent image quality and deep imaging controls
  • Superb low-light video
  • Full manual controls and RAW shooting
  • Tilting high-resolution LCD and optical viewfinder
  • Long optical zoom range for its class

Cons

  • Complex controls and features can be intimidating
  • Maximum video resolution of 720p
  • Slow shot-to-shot times
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Price when rated: $1,268.00
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Pros

  • High-res OLED EVF provides ultrasharp view with WYSIWYG exposure feedback
  • Superfast 12-fps shooting; excellent range of options for video capture
  • Focus magnification and/or focus peaking for manual focus

Cons

  • EVF struggles a bit in very high-contrast scenes
  • Noisier images than some competing cameras when shooting in low light at higher ISOs
  • Default magnification for instant review not user-configurable
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