Panasonic's Lumix GF6 is packed with all the firm's latest technology, including Wi-Fi, GPS and NFC. There's a handy new zoom control on the camera body (for use with X-series lenses), a high-end sensor has arrived, and the capacitive touchscreen can be flipped up 180° for easy self-portraits. On top of that, the GF6 is a speedy snapper that's sure to capture the action! All that's missing is a viewfinder.
Best of the rest
Experts and Pros
Olympus OM-D E-M5
This expert-level hybrid camera has a weatherproof finish, a good viewfinder and an effective optical stabilisation system. The OM-D E-M5 takes great photos and isn't slow off the mark, making it a decent compromise—not to mention the best micro four-thirds model out there right now!
Panasonic Lumix GX1
With an iAuto mode for beginners and PSAM modes with a settings wheel for advanced users, the GX1 is a versatile touchscreen lens-switcher that's compact (especially with the 14-42 mm X lens), responsive and easy to use.
Compact & Stylish
The Sony NEX-3N is a compact and easy-to-use mirrorless lens-switcher. Users upgrading from a point-and-shoot compact won't be too lost with the NEX-3N, while SLR-fans can't fail to be impressed by the image quality on offer. It's a light, discreet and well-made camera that makes a perfect travel companion.
Great for Video
Panasonic Lumix GH3
The GH3 is like a camera and a luxury camcorder all rolled into one. It offers high video framerates and has all the features you could need to shooting top-quality video (mic and headphones ports, uncompressed HDMI output etc.).
The X-Pro 1 is a luxury mirrorless camera with a suitably high-end price tag. It's not without fault, though, as its responsiveness and certain design features can prove a little frustrating at times. However, picture quality is quite simply out of this world at all ISO settings!