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 March  2017  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

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Best DSLR & ILC Cameras: Pro Level


Professional dSLR and ILC

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Nikon D500 Nikon D810 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4
Olynpus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Nikon D750 Sony Alpha 7R
Pentax K-3 Nikon D610 Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Canon EOS 5D Mark II


Enthusiast dSLR

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Canon 80D Nikon D7200
Canon EOS Rebel T6i 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


EVIL (Electronic Viewfinder Interchangeable Lens)

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Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G85 Sony A6300 Fujifilm X-Pro2
Olympus PEN-F Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G7 Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GX8
Fujifilm X-T10 Samsung NX500 Fujifilm X-A2
Samsung NX1 Samsung NX Mini Olynpus PEN Lite E-PL7
Nikon 1 J4 Olympus OM-D E-M10 Samsung NX30
Sony Alpha 3000 (aka a3000) Sony NEX-5T Olympus E-PL5


Prosumer (aka Bridge Cameras)

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Canon PowerShot G5 X Canon PowerShot G3 X
Olympus Stylus SH-2 Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Fujifilm X100T
Canon PowerShot G7 X Canon PowerShot G16 Fujifilm XQ1
Pentax MX-1 Olympus Stylus XZ-2 Nikon Coolpix P330
Canon PowerShot G15 FujiFilm FinePix X-S1


Entry-Level Compact

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Ultra Compact

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Olympus XZ-10 iHS Nikon S1200pj PENTAX RZ18



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Panasonic Lumic DMC-FZ2500 Panasonic Lumic DMC-FZ1000 Canon PowerShot SX60 HS


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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Nikon Coolpix AW120 Nikon Coolpix AW110

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