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Best compact for stills under $1,500
With its APS-C sensor and a fixed 35mm-equivalent lens, the X100F delivers the best photos the best shooting experience for manual devotees you can get for the money.
Best prosumer dSLR for shooting action
The fastest APS-C dSLR camera under $2,000, the Nikon D500 delivers great photos, has a speedy and accurate autofocus system, a streamlined shooting design and 4K video.
Best mirrorless ILC value
The Sony A6000 is a great overall camera for more advanced photographers who want something smaller than a dSLR. Though it's several years old, that just makes it a better buy for the money.
Best full-frame value
Sony's original A7 is a great alternative to similarly priced entry-level full-frame dSLRs, though it's not the speediest camera.
Best cheap dSLR
Very good photo quality for its class plus decent performance make the Nikon D3300 a solid choice for a first dSLR. Since it's an older model, the price is now in a good territory for folks on a budget.
Best bridge camera
With excellent photo and video quality and a deep feature set, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is the perfect mix if you want dSLR-like controls and better than point-and-shoot performance with the convenience of a single fixed lens.
Best general-purpose compact
A great blend of quality, size and features for people who want photos better than their phone delivers, but prefer a lot of lens over best-in-class photo quality.
Best general-purpose advanced compact
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.