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Pentax hopes to attract a new group of dSLR buyers with some design flash and an updated control layout.
Among several other enhancements, this successor to the 645D is the first in the category to capture video as well as 51-megapixel stills.
While the camera still has the weather-sealed body and same basic design, almost everything else about the Pentax K-3 from sensor to control layout is different.
Speedy performance lifts the Pentax K2000 above the cheap-dSLR masses, but bad default settings make it an iffy choice for newbies.
The K-5 II gets an enhanced autofocus system, plus a sibling without an antialiasing filter. And they're accompanied by a couple of new lenses.
Very good photo quality for its class plus decent performance make the Nikon D3300 A solid choice for a first dSLR.
Though it's still a tiny interchangeable-lens compact, it has a more refined design and color palette than its predecessor, the Q7.
The Pentax Q7 has a slightly larger sensor than its predecessor's. But look -- pretty colors!
Though it doesn't deliver the best photo quality, the sum of the Olympus OM-D E-M10's design, performance and features add up to a nice upgrade from a point-and-shoot.
A reasonable option for an entry-level dSLR, the Pentax K-50 should satisfy if you need the weather-sealed design. But while acceptable, it and its cheaper sibling the K-500 lag behind the competition in image quality and performance.