As long as it stays at a sub-$1,000 price, the Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM lens will be a great deal for photographers using APS-C dSLRs.
The expensive Vario X camera does have a zoom lens, but it's a surprisingly slow lens.
The Nikon Coolpix A is a fixed-focal-length lens model with an APS-C sensor along the lines of Fujifilm's popular X100 and X100s.
If you're very picky about photo quality and prefer autofocus to manual -- but don't care about a viewfinder -- the Nikon Coolpix A is probably worth the money. Otherwise, wait for the price to drop.
Nikon has announced a range of new cameras, including the Coolpix A compact camera with APS-C sensor, as well as an "affordable" 80-400mm telephoto lens.
Ricoh consolidates all its prosumer eggs into one basket with an $800 APS-C compact, the Ricoh GR, taking aim at competitors that cost well over $1,000.
The company's new APS-C dSLR looks like it has the features and performance specs to pose a significant challenge to Nikon, whose D200/D300 has effectively had the midrange all to itself for years.
Lenses with 16-300mm and 28-300mm zoom ranges could appeal to travel photographers and others who want an all-in-one design.
While it's not cheap, the Sigma 50mm f1.4 lens provides great value for the money.
Jumping the gun before CES this year, Samsung has showed off two new cameras in preparation for the gadget show.