Despite being smaller and lighter than its successful mirrorless cousin X-T1, the X-T10 has a similar 16.3-megapixel APS-C X-Trans II CMOS image sensor, 3-inch tiltable display and built-in 2.36-million-dot electronic viewfinder. Plus, it has a hybrid autofocus system that has 77 phase-detection points for faster autofocusing.
The 24.2-megapixel Nikon D7200 has many improvements over its predecessor, including a larger buffer that stores up to 18 RAW images during burst mode, a faster Expeed 4 image process, better autofocus performance, and up to 15 per cent longer battery life. Its sturdy magnesium-alloy body resists moisture and dust, which gives you plenty of confidence when shooting outdoors.
The Nikon D5500 is an upper entry-level DSLR camera that sits just above the entry-level D3300. It is very lightweight at only 420g, thanks to its monocoque structure that is strengthened with a carbon-fibre-composite material. Its 3.2-inch fully articulated touchscreen display can flip 180 degrees for selfie shots.
The NX500 features an amalgamation of the latest technologies from Samsung's DSLR-like NX1. It includes the latter's 28.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS image sensor, 4K (4,096 x 2,160 pixels) and UHD (3,840 x 2,160 pixels) video-recording capability, as well as built-in Near Field Communication and Wi-Fi- all packed inside a compact and retro-looking rangefinder-like body.
Plus, this mirrorless camera is economically priced at $1,159 with its kit lens.
CANON EOS M10
The Canon EOS M10 mirrorless camera weighs a mere 301g (body only, including battery pack and memory card) and measures only 35mm thick, but it packs a large 18-megapixel APS-C image sensor and Canon's new Digic 6 image processor for high-quality images. Its tiltable 3-inch touchscreen monitor has been furnished with large icons, so users can tap on them easily.