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A 12.4-megapixel camera with a magnesium-alloy body, Samsung's EX2F is one of a growing number of cameras with very sophisticated, reliable built-in Wi-Fi connectivity.
This tiny full-featured 10.1MP camera, with a mostly metal body, boasts several benefits over Panasonic's highly-rated Lumix DMC-LX5, which it replaces. Improved aspects include the LCD screen, sensor, and Venus Engine processor with multi-process noise reduction.
Surpringly small for a 20.2-megapixel camera with a large (13.2x8.8mm) sensor, the RX100 is made of metal and equipped with a large stabilized Carl Zeiss T* 28-100mm (equivalent) f/1.8-4.9 lens with four aspherical elements. The RX100 is definitely shirt-pocket size when the lens is retracted.
Sporting a new, faster autofocus system and Wi-Fi capability, Sony'sNEX-5R with will replace the current NEX-5N. The NEX-5R retains the best of its predecessor, including the 3" 921,600-dot touch-screen LCD; full HD Movie mode with stereo sound; and a wealth of modes, functions, overrides and special-effects options.
The classy Olympus E-M5 is one of the most desirable Compact System Cameras. With its SLR-like controls, speed and feature set, it would be a fine choice for photo enthusiasts.
Downright tiny compared to other Compact System Cameras, the Pentax Q was intended for maximum portability. It's even smaller than high-end cameras with a built-in lens; and the Q lenses are also tiny.
Benefitting from some of the technology developed for Nikon's high-end D7000, this more affordable camera employs a similar 16.2MP sensor and EXPEED 2 processor, but gains a new articulated LCD screen.
This curvy 20.3-megapixel Compact System Camera (CSC) has a partially metal body with retro-modern styling. It employs a large sensor, the same size used in consumer DSLRs.
Resembling a very small DSLR, this 15.8-megapixel (MP) camera is larger than most Compact System Cameras because of its built-in electronic viewfinder (EVF) and flash.
The E-PL3 should not intimidate novices because it provides many user-friendly features and a very practical Guide mode. And yet, it should also satisfy more serious shooters with its suite of advanced features, including Art Filters, and analog controls for essential functions.