Big news in the camera world, courtesy of our friends at PopPhoto: Canon just announced its first mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera (ILC). ILCs are great because they take, largely, the core features and image quality of a DSLR and shrink them to near-point-and-shoot size--plus, you retain the ability to swap lenses. Sony has owned the category lately, but Canon's EOS M has most of the internals of its currently excellent Rebel line of entry-level DSLRs, including the same sensor as the T4i. It'll retail for $800 when it's released in October. Read more at PopPhoto.
We know how amazing Sony's tiny new 24.3-megapixel interchangeable-lens camera, the NEX-7, is--it's our camera of choice when we're taking photos for reviews. But if you need more evidence than that, check out the detailed test review our sister site, Popular Photography, just posted. They found, through much more precise means, that the NEX-7 is just about the best camera of its kind on the market.
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