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Best Digital Cameras of 2017

  • $446.95 at Amazon.com See all prices

    CNET's Rating

    • 7 Design
    • 7 Features
    • 8 Performance
    • 8 Image qual.
    Nikon D3300

    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.

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  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

    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.

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    $797.99 at Amazon.com See all prices

    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Design
    • 9 Features
    • 9 Performance
    • 8 Image qual.
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  • $697.99 at Amazon.com See all prices

    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Design
    • 9 Features
    • 7 Performance
    • 8 Image qual.
    Panasonic Lumix ZS100 (TZ100, TZ110)

    Best general-purpose compact

    A great blend of quality, size and features for people who want photos better than their phone's deliver but prefer a lot of lens over best-in-class photo quality.

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  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

    Best 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.

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    $565.00 at BuyDig.com See all prices

    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Design
    • 8 Features
    • 8 Performance
    • 8 Image qual.
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  • $1,449.00 at 42nd Street Photo See all prices

    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Design
    • 9 Features
    • 8 Performance
    • 9 Image qual.
    Nikon D750

    Best prosumer dSLR

    The Nikon D750 delivers an excellent combination of quality, performance and features for its price.

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  • Sony A7R II

    Best mirrorless ILC

    Overall, the Sony A7R II is a great camera for folks who need a high-resolution full-frame model in a more compact design than is available in a dSLR.

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    $2,549.00 at 42nd Street Photo See all prices

    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Design
    • 9 Features
    • 7 Performance
    • 9 Image qual.
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