The Nikon D5200 is the company’s latest upper entry-level DSLR camera, which means that it sits between the Nikon D3200 and the Nikon D7100. Like both the D3200 and the D7100, the D5200 has also gained a high-resolution 24.1-megapixel DX format (23.5 x 15.6 mm) CMOS sensor, but of course, it has more to offer than the D3200 but less features than the D7100.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 is packed with the most sophisticated video features. It records time code supported, true progressive-scan videos at 1920 x 1080 and 60 frames per second, with extremely high bit rates of 72 Mbps, full-time autofocus, and full exposure control. For easier editing, the GH3 also allows you to record your videos using All-I compression.
In addition to the tougher body, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS also comes with a new Microscopic Macro function which digitally boosts the zoom magnification from 4x to 14x from one centimeter away. Last but not least, a new Aperture Priority mode has also been added to the TG-2 iHS’ shooting modes, which is a very welcome improvement.
The previous AW100 was already a tough camera, but the AW110 is even tougher. While the AW100 and many other waterproof compact cameras were only good for use at snorkeling depths down to 33 ft, the AW110 can be operated at depths down to 59 ft, making it the first ever waterproof compact camera that will survive a real scuba diving session.
If you ever wanted to get yourself the high-end but expensive Olympus OM-D E-M5, then the E-PL5 will most likely impress you, since it offers exactly the same combination of the top-quality 16.1-megapixel four thirds (17.3 x 13 mm) Live MOS sensor and the TruePic Vi image processing engine as offered by the E-M5 in a more compact and affordable package.
Nikon is trying its best in defending its position in the compact digital camera market against the increasing popularity of smartphones. Besides offering the Android-powered Nikon Coolpix S800c, the company also offers an extremely small and portable digital camera, namely the Nikon Coolpix S01.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5 is the successor to the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4, which comes with a handful of upgrades. First of all, the TS5, which is also known as the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 in Europe, has an even tougher body than that of the already-tough TS4. The TS5 is now waterproof down to a depth of 43 ft and shockproof from a height up to 6.6 ft.