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Author Jacqueline Detwiler Photography Joshua Scott
HOTSHOTS, PART DEUX
With the addition of Wi-Fi, the latest hybrid cameras bridge the gaps between DSLR, point-and-shoot and smartphone
Canon PowerShot N
This sporty camera is already a futuristic departure from the average consumer cam, what with its fold-out touchscreen and innovative zoom ring. But thanks to a Wi-Fi button that can push photos to social networks and an Instagram-like “creative shot” mode, it’s also practically a smartphone. $300 / canon.com
Nikon Coolpix P520
Birdwatchers will flip for the Coolpix P520. With a reversible pop-out LCD screen, vibration reduction, built-in GPS, a 42x zoom and add-on Wi-Fi capability, it can capture images or videos from any angle or distance, tag them with GPS data and send them to your phone in seconds.
$450 / nikonusa.com
Despite its old-school leatherette look, Samsung’s NX300 is no throwaway point-and-shoot. Inside that vintage-looking case is Wi-Fi support, a speedy autofocus and shutter and a 20-megapixel sensor that is as large as many found in digital single-lens reflex cameras (DSLRs). And outside that pretty case? A generous set of interchangeable lenses.
$750 / samsung.com