By Steve Woodfield
For those looking for more versatility in a camera than a smartphone can offer, a new digital camera is a powerful and increasingly-affordable option. From point-and-shoot models to more professional cameras, the amount of products on the market can be a bit overwhelming. To help narrow the field, CNET has put together a solid list of models for aspiring and professional photographers alike.
Here’s the run-down:
Best Prosumer dSLR
Nikon D7000: The D7000 is an excellent dSLR camera for experienced shooters or Nikon professionals looking for a relatively affordable option.
Best dSLR Under $1,000
Nikon D5200: The D5200 is a great introduction to Nikon cameras and is a great option for family and vacation photographers.
Best Interchangeable-Lens Compact
Sony Alpha NEX-6: According to the reviewers at CNET, the Sony Alpha NEX-6 delivers an as-yet-unbeatable package of image quality, performance, and design.
Best Prosumer Compact
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II: The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II’s combination of looks, speed, flexibility, and photo quality makes it a great choice for photo enthusiasts.