3X to 4X Cameras

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i ( with 18-55mm STM Lens)

The Canon EOS Rebel T6i/750D continues the line's tradition of being the crowd-pleasing choice for family photographers.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on October 29, 2015
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

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

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, Black)

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
Canon EOS M3

Canon EOS M3 ( with 18-55mm STM Lens, Black)

The Canon EOS M3 offers dSLR-quality photos and a nice design, but its feature set is average, performance is sluggish and its price relatively high, at least in the US and the UK.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on May 4, 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)

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, Silver)

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