Sure, you can go drop several grand on a digital rangefinder — but where's the fun in that? Ilott Vintage Rangefinder Cameras ($1,850-$2,250) carry the analog torch in style. Available models include the Canon QL 17, the Konica Auto S2, and the Argus C3, all of which arrive fully functional with distinctive, rich wooden finishes that separate them from the pawn shop pack.
Attention high-end Nikon and Canon DSLR shooters: the Pentax K-30 Camera ($850) will be arriving soon with plans on crashing your rain-soaked photo party. The K-30 boasts 81 seals that keep out rain, weather, and cold, allowing it to shoot in conditions normally reserved for the $3,000 and up crowd. Other features include a 16 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, full HD video recording, an optical viewfinder with 100% coverage, 6 fps high-speed shooting, a shake reduction system for sharper images, a 3-inch LCD, and compatibility with Pentax's K, KA, KAF2, and KAF3 mount lenses. Available in July.
Still trying to decide between a full-on DSLR and a pocket cam? Sony's here to help make up your mind. The Sony Alpha NEX-F3 Camera ($600) is the company's latest pocket-friendly camera to blur the lines between the two genres, sporting a 16.1 megapixel, DSLR-sized Exmor CMOS sensor, compatibility with all Sony E-mount lenses, a 180 degree tiltable LCD screen, a built-in flash, and an included 18-55 mm kit lens that you'll probably want to ditch like a bad habit.