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.
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.
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.
Sony Alpha 6000 ( with 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens, Silver)
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
Nikon D610 ( with 24-85mm lens)
Though competition's increasing for low-end full-frame cameras, the Nikon D610 holds its own; that said, while slightly faster than its predecessor it's not a whole lot different.
Canon EOS 70D ( with 18-55mm STM lens)
An overall excellent camera, but one that fails to capture the best-in-class prize for image quality.