The following are the cameras that we currently deem to be The Best in terms of resolution, image quality and overall bang for the buck. This list will be continually updated as new models are released and reviewed.  Note that there are many other excellent digicams available, we're only listing what we consider to be our "pick of the litter" on this page.

This is my answer to the "which one should I buy" questions that I get.

Last Updated September 29th 2014  Cameras are not listed in order of preference. Click a link below to skip directly to each section.

Professional dSLREnthusiast dSLR - EVIL - ProsumerEntry-level Compact - Ultra-Compact

Super-zoom - Compact Super-zoomLifeProof


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Professional dSLR and ILC

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Sony Alpha 7R Pentax K-3 Nikon D610
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Canon EOS 5D Mark II Sony SLT-A65


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Enthusiast dSLR

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Canon EOS Rebel T5 Nikon D3300
Canon EOS Rebel T5i Pentax K-5 II Nikon D5200
Canon EOS 60D Canon EOS Rebel T4i Nikon D5100


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EVIL (Electronic Viewfinder Interchangeable Lens)

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Nikon 1 J4 Olympus OM-D E-M10 Samsung NX30
Sony Alpha 3000 (aka a3000) Sony NEX-5T Olympus PEN E-P5
Sony NEX-3N Samsung NX20 Olympus E-PL5


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Prosumer (aka Bridge Cameras)

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Canon PowerShot G16 Fujifilm XQ1
Pentax MX-1 Olympus Stylus XZ-2 Nikon Coolpix P330
Fujifilm X20 Canon PowerShot G15 FujiFilm FinePix X-S1


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Entry-Level Compact

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Canon A3400 IS


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Ultra Compact

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Olympus XZ-10 iHS Nikon S1200pj PENTAX RZ18


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Super-Zoom

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Compact Super-Zoom

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Canon PowerShot SX600 HS Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS
Samsung WB250F Canon PowerShot SX160 IS Nikon Coolpix S9500


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LifeProof

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Nikon Coolpix AW120 Nikon Coolpix AW110


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