Top rated digital cameras: August 2011

The highest-rated cameras for August

These are the top rated digital cameras we've reviewed in the year leading up to August 2011.

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XZ-1
4.50

1. Olympus XZ-1 compact digital camera

If you want to have fun while taking photos, then the Olympus XZ-1 is for you. It's easy to use, takes clear and rich images, and it even has useful art filters. We really like it and think it's great ...
Review Date: 12th July, 2011
RRP: $ 599.00
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D7000
4.50

2. Nikon D7000 digital SLR camera

The Nikon D7000 is an excellent digital SLR camera for photography enthusiasts. There are two small flaws which stop it being perfect, but if you can work around these it is one of the most competent digital SLRs we've tested.
Review Date: 21st Dec., 2010
RRP: $ 1,599.95
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LUMIX DMC-FZ40
4.50

3. Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ40 digital camera

It is really refreshing to see a camera like this one on the market: The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ40 is a well-rounded digital camera equipped with an impressive 24x optical zoom.
Review Date: 16th Dec., 2010
RRP: $ 649.00
PowerShot S95
4.50

4. Canon PowerShot S95 digital camera

If you want a small camera that has good manual features and can capture crisp, vibrant photos, the Canon PowerShot S95 is perfect. We absolutely fell in love with it during our tests and used it every chance we got. ...
Review Date: 21st Sept., 2010
RRP: $ 599.00
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PEN E-P3
4.25

5. Olympus PEN E-P3 interchangeable lens camera

Without a doubt, this is one of the most fun cameras we've used on a daily basis. There isn't a high learning curve and what you see on its screen is usually what the camera records. It has extensive colour ...
Review Date: 18th Aug., 2011
RRP: $ 1,200.00
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LUMIX DMC-GF2
4.25

6. Panasonic LUMIX GF2 (DMC-GF2) camera

The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GF2 is a great camera for any type of user. It's well built, easy to use and it can take sharp and vibrant images. It's one of a growing number of cameras on the Australian market with ...
Review Date: 1st Feb., 2011
RRP: $ 1,199.00
EOS 60D
4.25

7. Canon EOS 60D digital SLR camera

Canon's EOS 60D digital SLR camera is a joy to use in all photography situations. It's fast, it performs very well in the dark, it takes crisp and vibrant pictures, and it offers plenty of physical improvements over the 50D. ...
Review Date: 15th Oct., 2010
RRP: $ 1,699.00
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EOS 600D
4.00

8. Canon EOS 600D digital SLR

Canon's EOS 600D is one of the cheaper digital SLR cameras the company offers -- it's a slight drop in price from the slightly superior 60D -- but it's still got a lot of the technology from more expensive models. ...
Review Date: 14th March, 2011
RRP: $ 1,699.00
D3100
4.00

9. Nikon D3100 digital SLR camera

The Nikon D3100 may only be an entry-level SLR camera, but it's capable of supplying very good image quality and it also has the ability to shoot HD video. It's a comfortable camera to hold and an easy one to ...
Review Date: 1st March, 2011
RRP: $ 849.95
LUMIX DMC-LX5
4.00

10. Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX5 digital camera

Panasonic's LUMIX DMC-LX5 is a digital camera that's appealing to enthusiasts because of its manual control features and excellent image quality.
Review Date: 28th Jan., 2011
RRP: $ 799.00
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