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Compact DSLRs

Which One?

With all of the different Compact DSLR cameras available, it may be difficult to figure out which one
is right for you. In this section, learn about features
that are unique to each brand, which lenses work
with what system, and what accessories
are available.

Compact Interchangeable Cameras


Nikon V1 and J1 Compact DSLRs

The Nikon 1 series of cameras are advanced compacts with interchangeable lenses. Nikon describes this new series as "designed to become one with the user and their lifestyle, providing a unique form of expression with amazing image quality, speed and portability." Of the two, the J1 is the more compact and is slightly less expensive than the V1, which features hybrid autofocus (combines phase detection and contrast detection AF) that grants the ability to shoot up to 10 frames-per-second with autofocus.

Nikon 1 J1

Thanks to a wealth of innovative technologies, the Nikon J1 camera is a simple-to-use conduit for creativity, seemingly anticipating a user's needs in any situation. Moments are instantly captured using amazingly fast new hybrid Autofocus (AF), and blazing fast speed with continuous AF .

To find out more about the Nikon 1 J1, click here.

Nikon 1 V1

The Nikon 1 V1 is for photo enthusiasts who value interchangeable lens versatility and desire a small form factor. In fact, it's the world's smallest and lightest camera in the world with interchangeable lens versatility and an electronic viewfinder (EVF).

To learn more about the Nikon 1 V1, click here.

Olympus OM-D


NEW! Olympus OM-D

Evoking the classic design of the original OM Series introduced 40 years ago, and transforming it for the modern age, the Olympus OM-D Series is a new and entirely unique Micro Four Thirds camera system. It combines outstanding features found in the Olympus E-System DSLR line with those of the compact Olympus PEN® Series to meet the requirements of discerning photographers who demand more performance and portability from their interchangeable-lens cameras.

To learn more about the OM-D E-M5, click here.


Panasonic Lumix Interchangeable Lens Cameras

LUMIX G Micro System is also based on the Micro Four-Thirds standard. Features include Full-time Live View with the LVF (Live View Finder). Seamless Full-time Live View was achieved for both the LVF and the LCD, so you can confirm the effects of white balance, exposure, depth of field, and even shutter speed settings prior to shooting. With 7 intelligent functions working automatically, the iA Mode makes it extremely easy to take great shots both for still and motion images.

Panasonic DMC-GX1

The new LUMIX GX1 features a 16.0-megapixel Live MOS sensor and Venus Engine, helping to ensure real life images through excellent resolution, image rendering and colour reproduction. Even in low-light situations and at maximum 12,800 high ISO sensitivity, the LUMIX GX1 produces stunning photos and videos, and because of its compact size it is portable for daily use. The LUMIX GX1 is an extremely flexible and capable digital camera with fast AF speeds and outstanding image quality. Plus, with a built-in flash and a hot shoe allowing for accessories like an external viewfinder, the GX1 is a powerful compact system camera that is small enough to be a photographer's everyday camera choice.

To learn more about the Panasonic DMC-GX1, click here.

Panasonic DMC-GH2

The DMC-GH2 allows for instant 3D shooting and is fully compliant with the Micro Four Thirds System lens standard.

To learn more about the DMC-GH2, click here.

Panasonic DMC-GF1

While it is small in size, the DMC-GF1 optimizes the advantages of a system camera to assure outstanding image quality. It can record both vivid still shots and smooth, beautiful motion images, featuring the AVCHD Lite movie.

To learn more about the DMC-GF, click here.


Samsung NX Series Cameras

The Samsung NX series of cameras lets you be creative without having to make any compromises. NX cameras are lightweight point-and-shoots that deliver the performance and professional image quality of DSLR cameras, but in compact form. Smart guidance, user-friendly interfaces and automated features ensure you get your best photos under any circumstance, regardless of your photography expertise.

NEW! Samsung NX200

Until now, photographers have had to choose between the highest performance levels and ease of use. Samsung’s long-anticipated NX200 renders that decision obsolete, unleashing the professional photographer inside us all. Thanks to a 20.3 megapixels APS-C CMOS Sensor, the NX200 delivers images that will satisfy even the most discerning eye. Just as importantly, the camera’s innovative features and design make those images easier than ever to capture.

To learn more about the Samsung NX200 click here.


Sony NEX Cameras

Experience Full HD 1080/60i movies, astounding low-light pictures, continuous shooting up to 7 fps, incredible panorama shots and Live View on a tilting 3.0-inch LCD with Sony's NEX cameras. By removing the conventional mirror box, AF sensor and viewfinder, reducing the "flange back" distance from 44.5 mm to 18 mm, Sony created the NEX cameras to have all the quality of an Α DSLR, but that is 48% smaller and 49% lighter than Sony's Α230. Using an adaptor, you can attach the full selection of A-mount system lenses.

Sony NEX-5N

Before those once-in-a lifetime moments slip away, capture them in beautiful photos and movies with Sony NEX-5N. This feature-rich addition to our E-mount interchangeable-lens cameras packs all the quality and imaging precision of advanced-class cameras into a slim, wonderfully stylish little body that goes where you go. Amazing high-resolution images, lightning-quick response, Full HD and a host of advanced features make it easy for anyone to seize the moment.

To learn more about the Sony NEX-5N click here.

Sony NEX-7

The NEX-7 interchangeable lens camera features an exciting combination of the features of the newly announced NEX-5n as well as many of the more advanced features of the α77. From the higher-end α77 the NEX-7 inherits the same Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor with ultra-high 24.3 megapixel (effective) resolution and BIONZ™ image processing engine and the phenomenal new High-resolution XGA OLED viewfinder. Similarly to the NEX-5n, the NEX-7 also sports only 0.02 seconds release time lag - five times faster than NEX-5 and one of the world's fastest among interchangeable-lens cameras.

To learn more about the Sony NEX-7 click here.


Pentax K-01 Compact System

Pentax K-01

A modern digital camera with a contemporary yet timeless design. The Pentax K-01 is compact and trim camera that preserves all of the functions of a professional camera. The materials convey quality and simplicity. Machined aluminum and rubber provide the user with a tactile and durable piece of technology.  The gorgeous styling was created by one of the most acclaimed and influential contemporary designers, Marc Newson.

To learn more about the Pentax K-01, click here.


Fuji X-Pro1

Fuji X-Pro1

The FUJIFILM X-Pro1 interchangeable lens digital camera system follows in the footsteps of the X100 and X10 with its unique, trendy retro look and high quality finish. The FUJI X-Pro1 digital camera promises to carve out a distinct position in the premium camera category and reward X-Series loyalists with a camera system that surpasses their expectations.

To learn more about the Fuji X-Pro1 and XF lenses, click here.

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