Samsung NX Mini
Price: $450 (w/9 mm lens) – $500 (w/ 9-27 mm lens)
Sammy’s latest extension in the popular NX series is minimized to accommodate compact camera users with an affinity for snapping selfies. On top of sporting a slim body frame, it boasts a 20.5MP sensor capable of recording 1080p video at 30fps. Other features consist of 1/16,000-second exposure, 160-12,800 ISO range, and a 22fps continuous shooting mode. The rear garners a flip up 3-inch display that bends at a full 180-degrees to view all self-imposed shots.
Olympus OM-D E-M10
Price: $700 (Body Only)
An entry-level shooter with power, our favorite mirrorless balances great features with speedy performance, along with stellar image quality. Its updated autofocus system proves to be faster than the one found on its predecessor, plus the E-M10’s new image-processing engine helps boost image quality. More notable features include a built-in flash, 1080/30p video, hi-res LCD, and built-in Wi-Fi.