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Compact System Cameras

Hybrid cameras are quickly becoming the most popular category in the photographic market – and sending everyone batty with what to call them. You will hear of a hybrid, a Micro Four Third (4/3), a micro SLR, a bridge camera, compact pro or even a mirrorless camera. Those all mean they occupy the category between a compact and a DSLR with improved image quality but low weight. Take a look at the latest models – no matter what name you use, the pictures do all the talking.

  1. Canon EOS M

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    --Bonus 5 Year Total Care Package - Value $50 - Only with EF Mount Adaptor Kit--

     

    Expires 31/07/14

    The EOS M is Canon's entry into the compact system camera market, offering DSLR image quality in an amazingly compact and lightweight body. With easy to use controls and a broad selection of creative modes, photographers of any experience level can focus on having some fun while capturing the photo just the way they want.

    The EOS M allows for incredible versatility, giving photographers the option to attach Canon EF-M, EF-S and EF lenses, not to mention a wide array of EOS accessories ensuring that the only limit to your creativity is your imagination.

     

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    From: $399.95

    To: $649.95

  2. Canon EOS M Body + EF Adaptor + 18-55mm + 90EX Kit

    The EOS M is Canon's entry into the compact system camera market, offering DSLR image quality in an amazingly compact and lightweight body. With easy to use controls and a broad selection of creative modes, photographers of any experience level can focus on having some fun while capturing the photo just the way they want.

    The EOS M allows for incredible versatility, giving photographers the option to attach Canon EF-M, EF-S and EF lenses, not to mention a wide array of EOS accessories ensuring that the only limit to your creativity is your imagination.

    Kitted with the 18-55mm IS STM as your standard zoom, the Speedlite 90EX flash, and EF Adapter, you'll be ready to take great photos under any lighting conditions with the ability to attach any EF or EF-S lenses you currently own for extra versatility.

     

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    $649.95

  3. Canon EOS M Body + EF Adaptor + EFM 22mm Kit

    The EOS M is Canon's entry into the compact system camera market, offering DSLR image quality in an amazingly compact and lightweight body. With easy to use controls and a broad selection of creative modes, photographers of any experience level can focus on having some fun while capturing the photo just the way they want.

    The EOS M allows for incredible versatility, giving photographers the option to attach Canon EF-M, EF-S and EF lenses, not to mention a wide array of EOS accessories ensuring that the only limit to your creativity is your imagination.

    Kitted with the 22mm f2 and EF Adapter, you'll have a pocketable wide lens combo, with the ability to readily attach any EF or EF-S lenses that you currently own, straight out of the box.

     

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    $549.95

  4. Canon EOS M Body + EF Adaptor + EFM18-55mm Kit

    The EOS M is Canon's entry into the compact system camera market, offering DSLR image quality in an amazingly compact and lightweight body. With easy to use controls and a broad selection of creative modes, photographers of any experience level can focus on having some fun while capturing the photo just the way they want.

    The EOS M allows for incredible versatility, giving photographers the option to attach Canon EF-M, EF-S and EF lenses, not to mention a wide array of EOS accessories ensuring that the only limit to your creativity is your imagination.

    Kitted with the 18-55mm IS STM as your standard zoom and the EF Adapter, you'll have a compact zoom kit ready to go, along with the ability to attach any EF or EF-S lenses that you currently own.

     

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    $549.95

  5. Canon EOS M Body Only + EF Lens Adapter

    --Bonus 5 Year Total Care Package - Value $50--

    Expires 31/07/14

    The EOS M is Canon's entry into the compact system camera market, offering DSLR image quality in an amazingly compact and lightweight body. With easy to use controls and a broad selection of creative modes, photographers of any experience level can focus on having some fun while capturing the photo just the way they want.

    The EOS M allows for incredible versatility, giving photographers the option to attach Canon EF-M, EF-S and EF lenses, not to mention a wide array of EOS accessories ensuring that the only limit to your creativity is your imagination.

    With the EF adapter in the box, you can freely attach any Canon EF or EF-S lenses that you currently own.

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    $399.95

  6. Fuji X-E1

    Fuji's X-E1 is a compact system camera with a body designed to be reminiscent of film cameras of old, it's metal control dials and sturdy construction ensure that the X-E1 feels just as good as it looks. A high-resolution electronic viewfinder helps in keeping with the old rangefinder feel, and is an excellent addition for those who prefer not to use the LCD screen.

    The design is the only thing that could be considered "old fashioned" though, as the FujiFilm X-E1 houses their own 16 Megapixel "X-Trans CMOS" image sensor, specifically designed to offer outstanding detail and dynamic range. Coupled with fast and accurate autofocus, easy access to manual control via the dedicated Shutter Speed and Exposure Compensation dials, RAW shooting capability and a range of high-quality lenses, the X-E1 is an ideal companion for enthusiast photographers wanting the very best without the bulk.

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    From: $799.95

    To: $899.95

  7. Fuji X-E2

    The FujiFilm X-E2 builds on the excellent X-E1, bringing a range of improvements as well as taking some of the best features from other Fuji X-Series cameras.

    Sitting towards the top-end of their compact system camera range, the X-E2 retains the beautiful metal control dials and magnesium-alloy build quality of it's predecessor, while again using the same 16 Megapixel "X-Trans CMOS" sensor for oustanding detail and image quality. Improvements in the X-E2 include faster, Phase Detect type autofocus, Wireless Image Transfer for instant sharing to mobile devices, and Fuji's "Lens Modulation Optimizer" which can intelligently sharpen images based on the specific properties of the attached lens.

    These improvements along with the range of fantastic, high-quality lenses, make the FujiFilm X-E2 a very desirable camera system for any enthusiast photographers.

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    From: $1,299.95

    To: $1,699.95

  8. Fuji X-M1

    --Bonus 5 Year Total Care Package - Value $80 - Only Travel Kit--

    Expires 31/07/14

    By removing the electronic viewfinder that we find in it's bulkier siblings, the FujiFilm X-M1 compact system camera sports a significantly smaller body, making it even easier to take it along with you everywhere you go. Combine this with the clear, sharp, tilting LCD screen, the X-M1 ensures you never miss a moment no matter what angle you need to shoot from.

    With the addition of the Scene Recognition Auto mode, users of any level can now take advantage of the outstanding detail and image quality achieved through the same 16 Megapixel "X-Trans CMOS" sensor found in FujiFilm's other compact system cameras, meaning the X-M1 is fully compatible with the same range of high-quality lenses. Now with built-in WiFi, sharing images couldn't be simpler - Fuji's Wireless Image Transfer allows you to instantly send your latest masterpiece direct to your mobile, ready to share online without the need for a PC.

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    From: $699.95

    To: $999.95

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  • Get up early, the light at sunrise can be amazing.
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