Olympus PEN E-PL7 ( Body Only, Black)
A likeable interchangeable-lens model, the Olympus PEN E-PL7's overall package makes an attractive alternative to an advanced compact and has quite a bit to offer as a first ILC.
Sony Alpha 6000 ( Body Only, Black)
Despite small annoyances, the Sony Alpha 6000 is a great overall camera for more advanced photographers who want something smaller than a dSLR, especially if they need the continuous- shooting speed.
Olympus OM-D E-M10 ( with 14-42mm Lens, Black)
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.
Fujifilm X-T1 ( Body Only)
The Fujifilm X-T1 is a great camera for advanced photographers as long as its quirks don't bother you.
Sony Alpha ILCE-7R ( Body Only)
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.
Fujifilm X-E2 ( with 18-55mm XF Lens, Black)
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.
Olympus OM-D E-M1 ( Body Only)
One of the fastest, most feature-laden cameras you can buy for less than $1,500, you really need to spend some quality time going through all the settings before using the Olympus OM-D E-M1.
Sony Alpha ILCE-3000 ( with 18-55mm lens)
If you're just looking for better photo quality than a point-and-shoot on a really tight budget, but not better performance, the Sony Alpha A3000 meets that criterion.
Fujifilm X-E1 ( Body Only, Black)
It's not a general-purpose recommendable camera thanks to subpar video and slightly sluggish performance, but for photo-quality-first photographers who want the analog-ish shooting experience, the Fujifilm X-E1 rules in its price range.
Fujifilm X-M1 ( with 16-50mm lens, Silver)
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.