Nikon D7100

Here's a camera that pleases everyone: Veteran shooters will be excited that Nikon chose to eliminate the D7100 24-megapixel sensor's optical low-pass filter. The result is ramped-up detail in every picture snapped. And shooters of every ability should love the 51 focus points – an astonishingly quick and precise autofocus system previously found only on higher-end cameras – that ensure more consistent clarity and better low-light performance. [$1,200; nikonusa.com]