PowerShot SX600 HS ( Black)
Though there's nothing extraordinary about it, the SX600 HS is a solid choice for snapshooters wanting a simple step up from a smartphone without sacrificing on-the-go sharing.
Canon PowerShot G16
While the Canon PowerShot G16 is better than the G15 and remains a nice enthusiast compact, its low-light photo quality disappoints for the money.
Canon EOS 6D ( Body Only)
The photo quality you get from the EOS 6D makes it well worth the upgrade over a consumer APS-C model, but between this and comparable or higher-end models it's a less obvious choice.
Nikon Coolpix S6300 ( Red)
In the face of stiff competition, the Nikon Coolpix S6300 is an above average point-and-shoot made slightly better by a low price, simple operation, and nice features.
GE E1410SW ( Gold)
While not without its share of photo and performance issues, the GE E1410SW is a fine ultracompact megazoom snapshooter for those on a budget.
Lytro Light Field Camera 8GB ( Graphite)
The Lytro Light Field Camera rethinks photography with its unique hardware and fascinating image output. But if you're not a gadget-loving early adopter with deep pockets, steer clear until Lytro makes improvements.
Nikon Coolpix P7000
The Coolpix P7000 is a fine camera that lots of enthusiasts will appreciate for its smart shooting design, interesting feature set, and worthy photo quality.
Canon PowerShot G12
Relatively unchanged from its predecessor, save the addition of 720p video, the Canon PowerShot G12 remains a very good, more-or-less compact model, designed to please photo enthusiasts.
Canon EOS 7D ( Body Only)
An excellent midrange dSLR, the Canon EOS 7D delivers for the money.
Nikon D3000 ( 18mm-55mm VR lens)
Its feature set is basic even by entry-level standards, but the Nikon D3000 delivers the photo quality and performance you expect when stepping up to a dSLR, with an optional interface that's very beginner friendly.