Olympus OM-D EM-5
Photograph by Travis Rathbone; Prop Styling by Nikole Nelson

Although it's styled after a 1970s film camera, the Olympus OM-D EM-5 is a decidedly modern, brilliant entrant in the Micro Four Thirds category. The 16-megapixel shooter captures crisp, beautiful images in any type of light, and its 1.4-million-dot electronic viewfinder means you can compose and review images right through the eyepiece. A tilting touchscreen display on the back adds to its ingenuity, while a weather-sealed body and kit lens let you take it anywhere without fear of dirt or drink. [$1,100; getolympus.com]