3X to 4X Cameras

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 ( with 14-42mm lens, black)

A great mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera for families and travelers, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 is a compelling alternative to similarly priced dSLRs.

4 stars Editors' rating on August 7, 2015
Samsung NX500

Samsung NX500 ( with 16-50mm PZ Lens, Black)

The Samsung NX500 offers a lot of useful features, excellent video quality, and action-friendly performance that makes it a nice choice for families and travelers.

4 stars Editors' rating on July 3, 2015
Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500 ( 18-55mm VR II Lens, Red)

Lightweight and compact with everything the family photographer needs, the Nikon D5500 maintains its position as a great general-purpose dSLR.

4 stars Editors' rating on May 28, 2015
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

With really good photo and video quality, a great set of features and generally class-leading performance, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 is probably one of our favorite compact cameras ever. It's not for the inexperienced, though.

4 stars Editors' rating on December 22, 2014
3 stars User rating out of 2 votes
Olympus PEN E-PL7

Olympus PEN E-PL7 ( with 14-42mm Lens, Black/Silver)

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.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on December 1, 2014
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5 ( with 18-55mm Lens)

While it's a perfectly fine camera when you're making the jump from a point-and-shoot, there are better choices than the Canon EOS Rebel T5.

3 stars Editors' rating on July 21, 2014
Sony Alpha 6000

Sony Alpha 6000 ( with 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens, 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.

4 stars Editors' rating on May 14, 2014
Olympus OM-D E-M10

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.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on April 25, 2014
2.5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300 ( with 18-55mm II lens, Black)

Very good photo quality for its class plus decent performance make the Nikon D3300 A solid choice for a first dSLR.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on March 14, 2014
4.7 stars User rating out of 3 votes
Fujifilm X-T1

Fujifilm X-T1 ( with XF18-55mm Lens)

The Fujifilm X-T1 is a great camera for advanced photographers as long as its quirks don't bother you.

4 stars Editors' rating on February 26, 2014
4.8 stars User rating out of 2 votes