|Product||Olympus PEN E-PL3 (with 17mm lens, Black)||Sony Alpha NEX-6 (with 16-50mm PZ lens)||Nikon D5200 (with 18-55mm lens, Black)||Fujifilm X-M1 (with 16-50mm lens, Black)||Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II|
|Price||$349.00||$694.95 to $749.99||$588.00 to $796.95||$699.00||$698.00 to $749.99|
|CNET editors' rating||4 stars||4 stars||4 stars||3.5 stars||4 stars|
|Average user rating||4.5 stars||5 stars||5 stars||0 stars||4.5 stars|
|Release date||September 15, 2011||Info unavailable||Info unavailable||Info unavailable||Info unavailable|
|Bottom line|| |
While it's not the best in any particular aspect, and you probably don't want to use it for video, the Olympus PEN E-PL3 offers an excellent balance of size, features, performance, and photo quality for the money.
The Sony Alpha NEX-6 delivers an as-yet-unbeatable package of image quality, performance, and design, even for its rather high price.
The Nikon D5200 makes a great choice for family and vacation photographers.
While it may not be the best overall camera available for less than $1,000, the Fujifilm X-M1 does deliver the best photo quality in its price class.
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II's combination of looks, speed, flexibility, and photo quality makes it a great choice for enthusiasts who can afford the price tag.
|Optical sensor type|| |
Exmor APS HD CMOS
Exmor R CMOS
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