6.Samsung Galaxy Camera (previously #8)
Samsung breaks new ground with their latest innovation to camera technology -- The Samsung Galaxy Camera. This camera is the first to offer total connectivity via an available data plan. Complete with an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system, this device is far more than a point and shoot camera. The Galaxy has created a class all its own - a hybrid breed combining the best features of a camera and a tablet. Welcome -- the camlet.
7.Canon PowerShot G15 (previously #4)
The Canon G15 is a step up from most point and shoot cameras. The camera features a 12.1-megapixel 1/1.7-inch CMOS sensor with the latest generation Digic 5 Image Processor. This sensor is on the larger size for point and shoot cameras. Also, the Digic 5 has some pretty significant improvements over the last version. The Processor has increased speed and power. It also has improved noise reduction to help the camera reduce grain in high ISO images.
8.Olympus E-PL5 (previously #6)
The Olympus E-PL5 is the successor to the E-PL3 and is targeted at enthusiasts and consumers that want more power than their Point and Shoot may give, but also want better image quality. Conversely, the E-PL5 was also designed with a unique crowd of shooters in mind. The camera sports the 4/3rds sized 16.1 MP LiveMOS sensor from the Olympus OMD EM5, its bigger brother. However, the sensor was modified to have a very weak Anti Aliasing filter; therefore giving the user sharper images no matter what lens is attached. Because of this, the camera also has more appeal to those that embrace the ability of a Micro Four Thirds camera to have several different types of lenses adapted onto it due to the fact that many lenses will also be sharper.
9.Samsung NX2000 (new to list)
Sitting snugly between the NX300 and the NX1100, the NX2000 was designed for entry to mid level photographers and those wanting to step up to a mirrorless camera system. The NX2000 has some pretty good specs--it offers users a 20.3-megapixel CMOS sensor, an ISO range of 100-25600, and a continuous shutter speed of 8 frames per second.
10.Nikon 1 S1 (previously #9)
The 1 S1 looks much like the 1 J3 and has many similar features. Among the features in common are CMOS CX sensors measuring 13.2 x 8.8mm (with a 2.7 crop factor), the ability to shoot in RAW format as well as JPEG, use of a sophisticated hybrid autofocus system which employs a combination of phase detection and contrast detection with up to 135 autofocus points, manual exposure modes including aperture and shutter priority, and movie modes up to 1080i and 1080p as well as the ability to shoot in slow motion. However, there are some significant differences as well. The 1 S1 is shipped with a different kit lens, an 11-27.5mm zoom lens.
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