The GX7 is an all-round excellent camera. It has a compact design, speedy performances and boasts high-end picture quality. In fact, you could almost forget that it's a micro four-thirds camera. This lens-switcher is a top choice for street photography and budding photojournalists, especially thanks to its tilt touchscreen, tilting electronic viewfinder, high-end build quality and huge range of onboard technology (Wi-Fi, NFC, in-camera stabilisation, etc.)
Best of the rest
Sony Alpha 7R
The Sony Alpha 7R is an impeccably good camera that's not far from flawless. Picture quality is exceptionally good, the controls and lightweight build ensure first-rate handling, and the autofocus is fast in spite of the fact that it only uses a contrast-detection system. The A7R doesn't have much to envy of pro-level SLRs.
Small But Powerful
The X-M1 uses the same 16-Megapixel X-Trans sensor that sealed the success of the X-E1 and X-Pro1. Image quality is just as good in this more compact, Wi-Fi model, as it shoots flawless photos up to 6400 ISO. There's no electronic viewfinder, but the X-M1 has a tilt screen and a nice design. It's a very pleasant camera to use.
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.
Weatherproofing, 5-Axis Stabilisation
Olympus OM-D E-M1
It's hard to find fault with the Olympus OM-D E-M1. With enhanced picture quality and a speedier autofocus than the OM-D E-M5, this new model also sports a nice wide viewfinder, a 10 fps burst mode and a sleek all-weather finish. Olympus has managed to build an excellent compact system camera that's smaller and lighter than an SLR but still offers first-rate responsiveness and excellent picture quality.
Samsung Galaxy NX
The Samsung Galaxy NX offers the best of both worlds, combining the flexibility and image quality of an interchangeable lens compact with the versatility and connectivity of a smartphone. Samsung has taken its hybrid camera concept to a new level here with a fun and original camera that's packed with possibilities.