Canon EOS 70D
This is the first camera to use the Dual Pixel CMOS AF - Canon's new autofocusing technology. This employs a new CMOS sensor in which each pixel has two independent photodiodes, or light detectors, that convert light into digital signals.
When an image is being captured, both photodiodes combine to give a 20.2-megapixel digital image. But when AF is used in the Live View mode, each photodiode acts independently to help the lens lock on to a focus quickly.
Canon EOS 700D
This can be considered the flagship of Canon's entry-level DSLRs.
It sports an 18-megapixel CMOS image sensor with a 3-inch fully articulated touchscreen LCD, perfect for selfie lovers. Operation is swift with a well-thought-out button layout for good handling.
All these qualities come at a comparatively economical price of around $1,200 (with a kit lens).
The Fujifilm X-E2 is the successor to the X-E1, last year’s DL Awards Editor’s Choice for Best Mirrorless Camera. The major upgrades include the new X-Trans CMOS II sensor - with on-chip phase detection autofocusing - and the new EXR Processor II image processor.
It also has a bigger and higher resolution 3-inch LCD screen and comes with built-in Wi-Fi.
Samsung's flagship mirrorless camera should be nicknamed Speedy Gonzales for its fast autofocusing and rapid operation.
Though weighing only 280g, it is packed with a 20.3-megapixel CMOS image sensor for great image quality and a large 3.3-inch tiltable Amoled touchscreen display for composing shots at difficult angles. It has an amazing battery life - managing 500 stills on a full charge. Fujifilm X-E2
The Fujifilm X-E2 is the successor to the X-E1, last year's DL Awards Editor's Choice for Best Mirrorless Camera. The major upgrades include the new X-Trans CMOS II sensor - with on-chip phase detection autofocusing - and the new EXR Processor II image processor. It also has a bigger and higher resolution 3-inch LCD screen and comes with built-in Wi-Fi.
Successor to the popular D7000, this DSLR looks a lot like the older machine but features plenty of upgrades.
Its 24.1-megapixel CMOS image sensor delivers the purest and sharpest images. A new 51-point autofocusing (AF) system, including 15 cross-type sensors for detecting vertical and horizontal contrast, allows accurate and swift AF. A durable magnesium alloy body with moisture- and dust-resistance features protect the camera's internal parts.