The Canon EOS 350D is an exceptionally small and lightweight camera designed for amateur dSLR owners, but it delivers the responsiveness and image quality you'd expect from a semipro model.
The Samsung PL60 offers a decent set of specs at a good price, throwing in some hi-tech shooting functions and a dash of style too. You might not use all the fancy technology, but you'll get good pictures regardless. If you want a wideangle zoom, though, you'll need to step up to the PL70 instead
It's big, with a relatively huge display and battery, but no card slots and a sole USB-C connection. And did we mention Adobe Lightroom's built in?
A fine camera, the Canon EOS Rebel T4i's more expensive 18-135mm STM kit (or body with another STM lens) is the only version that merits an unqualified recommendation. You can probably find better alternatives if you just want a sub-$1,000 dSLR for still photography.
Fujifilm's the latest manufacturer to turn one of its flagship cameras into one capable of infrared vision.
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.
The Canon PowerShot A2200 is a solid point-and-shoot for basic snapshot needs with just enough extras to make it worth its price.
While this affordable waterproof digicam offers easy operation, underwater shooters will have to look elsewhere for above-average image quality.
This responsive, well-rounded camera should get a serious look from anyone shopping for a megazoom model.
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.
The Nikon Coolpix S6200 is not exceptional in any way, but casual snapshooters in need of a pocket-friendly 10x zoom camera should check it out.
Though nothing extraordinary, the Nikon Coolpix L610 is a decent entry-level compact camera that shoots slightly above its price.
Joining its already abundant supply of megazoom cameras both big and small, Nikon's two new lines are almost identical to the others it offers.
With its long lens and compact size, plus extras like built-in Wi-Fi and GPS, the Nikon Coolpix S9500 is a very good point-and-shoot travel companion.
The new Coolpix P610, L840, S9900, S7000 and S6900 all offer big zoom lenses like their predecessors, but get a bit more shoot-and-share flexibility.
Nikon's S10 has some decent features, including a really nice lens, but it doesn't live up to its potential and can't compete with similarly priced superzooms.
For those who value a long zoom lens, AA batteries, and saving a few bucks, the Nikon Coolpix L820 might be your point-and-shoot.
The Nikon Coolpix P600 isn't the quickest camera, but that might be a small price to pay for having such a long lens on a relatively compact, lightweight camera.