Canon EOS M3 ( with 18-55mm STM Lens, Black)
The Canon EOS M3 offers DSLR-quality photos and decent performance, but its feature set is average and the dearth of lenses shows a lack of commitment by Canon.
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Pentax K-S2 ( Body Only, Black/Orange)
For the first-timer or family photographer, the Pentax K-S2 is a nice dSLR, but it drops the ball for video and you should pass on the new 18-50mm kit lens.
Nikon Coolpix S9700
Outside of some design quibbles, the Nikon Coolpix S9700 puts big zoom power and nice photo quality (snugly) in your pocket.
Nikon Coolpix L830 ( Red)
With easy-to-use controls, a nice tilting LCD, and pleasing photo quality, the affordable 34x zoom Nikon Coolpix L830 is a solid pick.
Nikon Coolpix P600 ( Black)
The Nikon Coolpix P600 isn't the quickest camera, but that might be a small price to pay for having such a long lens on a relatively compact, lightweight camera.
Narrative Clip ( Arctic White)
The Narrative Clip camera attempts to be your always-on wearable way to record photographic memories, but it lacks the flexibility, affordability, and camera quality to meet its promise.
Fujifilm X-E2 ( with 18-55mm XF Lens, Silver)
It delivers great images and is still fun to shoot with, but the Fujifilm X-E2 isn't a no-brainer upgrade over the X-E1 and other cameras outfeature it.
Canon Power Shot SX170 IS ( Red)
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.
Canon PowerShot SX510 HS
A change in sensor brings the 30x zoom Canon PowerShot SX510 HS' photo and movie quality as well as its shooting performance up a notch.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS30 ( White)
A fully loaded travel zoom that's fun to use, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS30 has a lot to offer both advanced and casual snapshooters.