OLYMPUS OM-D E-M5
Olympus, $1199 (body) olympus.com.au ★★★★★ This top-of-the-range compact system camera only looks retro. Inside, the first model in the Olympus OM-D range features thoroughly modern technology. This 16-megapixel camera can capture photos in very low light thanks to a 25,600 ISO rating, will snap up to nine photos a second, or 4.2 with autofocus engaged, and uses advanced image stabilisation that corrects movement on five axes, rather than just side to side, delivering impressively crisp results without a tripod as a result. It resists rain, its 3-inch OLED touchscreen is mounted on a hinge for angled photos, and that retro protrusion above its lens hides a 1.4 million-dot electronic viewfinder.