8. Panasonic Lumix GH3

An interchangeable lens camera that also doubles as a pretty decent video camera, the GH3 boasts a 16.05-Megapixel Live CMOS sensor and a powerful Venus Engine to cover static and dynamic bases. Packed inside a compact body that weighs just 550g, the ultra-high-speed and precise Light Speed AF for snapping things at speed while you can shoot 1080 50p Full HD AVCHD video with MP4, MOV and AVCHD amongst the supported video formats. It’s also splash-proof and dust-proof which means it won’t let you down in tough terrains.

Price: £1,000 | UK Release date: November 2012 | Link: Panasonic.co.uk