Though nothing extraordinary, the Nikon Coolpix L610 is a decent entry-level compact camera that shoots slightly above its price.
If you hate AA batteries, but like inexpensive compacts with manual controls, the 16x zoom Canon PowerShot SX170 IS takes a good photo. Otherwise, seek out its predecessor, the SX160 IS.
While it may not be the best overall camera available for less than $1,000, the Fujifilm X-M1 does deliver the best photo quality in its price class.
One of Canon's last remaining series of PowerShots running on AA batteries changes over to a rechargeable battery.
With easy-to-use controls, a nice tilting LCD, and pleasing photo quality, the affordable 34x zoom Nikon Coolpix L830 is a solid pick.
If you simply must have the longest zoom in the room, the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS satisfies.
Very good photo quality for its class plus decent performance make the Nikon D3300 A solid choice for a first dSLR.
The camera maker's top compact megazoom gets a new lens, NFC, and full HD movie capture at 60p.
Unless it's got some hidden tricks or deep price cuts in its future, the T5's entry-level dSLR competitors should have little to worry about.
As long as you don't need fast autofocus or great burst shooting, the Sony Alpha ILCE-7R is great, compact alternative to entry-level full-frame cameras from Nikon and Canon.