Best interchangeable-lens digital cameras(Updated February 26, 2014 4:00 PM PST)
Are you betwixt and between? Have you outgrown the limited capabilities of your compact point-and-shoot but not quite willing to tote around a relatively large dSLR? These cameras offer the power and flexibility of an interchangeable-lens system, with full manual features and generally better-than-point-and-shoot performance, but without the bulk that a mirror imposes on a dSLR design. While these models have a lot of attractive characteristics, though, keep in mind that without an optical viewfinder you'll probably find continuous shooting--whether it's pro sports or kids playing soccer--rather hit and miss, and as with any camera system lenses can get surprisingly expensive.
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An excellent entry in the Micro Four Thirds universe, the Olympus PEN E-P5 should please a lot of folks, but it's also expensive given that it doesn't deliver best-in-class photo quality.