What is the best rangefinder style hybrid camera?

You want a hybrid camera with rangefinder style features. Here is a list of our favourite rangefinder style hybrid cameras


Rangefinder style hybrid cameras:

Sony NEX 5Sony NEX-C3

Although only a single letter has been added to the previous model the changes made are quite significant. This ranges from the physical, in a smaller shell, to the electronic in a brand new 16MP sensor. Still remaining is the innovative design, touchscreen and DSLR-style full manual controls alongside a HD movie mode.

Summary:

 Has a maximum ISO of 12800 Has a manual exposure mode Has HD video Has a large LCD screen Has a built-in flash Takes sd media cardsUses MS type memory cards 

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Olympus E-P3

The range that arguably popularised the CSC, Olympus' PEN series latest offering adheres to that which has come before it, by being attractive and well featured. The E-P3 now sports a rapid AF system, built-in flash and improved movie mode to make it a perfect example of the benefits of the compact system camera over a DSLR.

Summary:

12 megapixels Has a maximum ISO of 12800 Has a manual exposure modeHas HD video Has a large LCD screen Has a built-in flash Takes sd media cards

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Panasonic GF3

Although removing the buttons that make the likes of manual controls may seem like a misstep, Panasonic's GF3 remedies this by adding a superb touchscreen which allows for the likes of touch focussing. With a smartly designed body, rapid autofocus response and 12MP sensor this CSC model impresses on many levels.

Summary:

12 megapixels Has a manual exposure modeHas HD video Has a large LCD screen Has a built-in flash Takes sd media cards

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