Been waiting on one of the "big two" camera manufacturers to enter the compact interchangeable lens market? Here you go. The new Nikon 1 System Cameras ($650-$900) mix ideas from Micro Four Thirds, DSLRs, and compact cameras together into an intriguing blend of technology and style. Both models — the J1 and V1 — sport 10.1 megapixel High-Speed AF CMOS sensors capable of ISO 3200 shooting, 1080 30p/60i video recording, and insane 1200fps slow-mo recording, 3-inch LCD monitors, 12-bit RAW capture, SDXC storage, and electronic shutter speeds of 1/16,000 of a second. The J1 also offers an advanced 73-point hybrid AF system for the world's fastest autofocus and the world's fastest continuous shooting speed at 60fps, while the V1 is the world's smallest and lightest camera in the world with interchangeable lens versatility and an electronic viewfinder, and offers pro-oriented features like a mechanical shutter and compatibility with external flashes. Don't worry about choosing right now — they won't be available until October anyway.
Canon's celebrated S-series is back for more enthusiast point-and-shoot action with the Canon PowerShot S100 Camera ($430). Keeping the terrific control ring and shooting modes from its S95 predecessor, the S100 offers a 12.1-megapixel HS CMOS sensor, a new 24-120 f/2.0 wide-angle, 5x optical zoom lens, built-in GPS for effortless geotagging, ISO sensitivity to 6400, and your choice between stealthy black or shiny silver bodies. Hitting your photostream this November.