Whether you're trying to capture fast-moving adventure sports, or your kid's first soccer game, you need a camera that can handle motion without missing a beat. The Fujifilm X-E2 Camera ($1,400) features a lightning-quick processor, giving it the fastest autofocus speeds of any competitive cameras at just .08 seconds — so you'll never end up with an out-of-focus action shot. A 16 megapixel X-Trans CMOS II sensor in combination with the fast processor give it incredible image quality, rivaled only by full-frame cameras. Creative modes, WiFi connectivity, a three-inch LCD screen, full HD movie capability, and a range of compatible interchangeable lenses make it a great choice for the casual photographer.
Chances are — unless you aspire to be a professional-level photographer — you don't need a complex camera system with interchangeable lenses and a bunch of expensive accessories. If that's all you need, then the Panasonic Lumix GM1 ($750) single lens mirrorless camera is the one for you. Built with a 16 megapixel digital live MOS sensor on the micro four-thirds system standard, this camera captures high-resolution images and video, even in low light situations. The touch-operated three-inch monitor lets you easily view shots, while controlling the focus and shutter. WiFi connectivity lets you easily sync the camera with your smartphone or tablet, so you can instantly transfer photos or use it as a remote. The reinforced metallic alloy case means you won't have to worry about the occasional bump or ding, this camera will last for a while.