This was a tough one since there were some great cameras this year like the Panasonic Lumix G6, the Sony NEX 5R and the Fujifilm X-M1. But we cast our vote in favour of Olympus, which had also awed us with the OM-D EM-5 last year. In 2013, its E-PL5 is one of the most compact and versatile cameras you will ever use. For truly amazing pictures all you need is the 1 14-42mm M.Zuiko lens. This camera gives great low light pictures too.