Samsung, $899 samsung.com.au
★★★★ ONE of the new breed of compact interchangeable lens cameras, Samsung’s NX100 is even smaller than the model before it. Now weighing just 282g, its petite body is housed in a smooth plastic shell that eschews corners for easy handling. The 14.6-megapixel camera also omits a viewfinder or flash, though you can add them, but it introduces a new feature to its lens: an iFunction button. Pressing this gives you instant access to settings such as aperture, exposure and white balance without forcing you to dive into menus and recompose your shot. The NX100 uses the same APS-C sensor as its predecessor but adds 6400 ISO light sensitivity and 720p video recording.