Camera guys will tell you that it’s all about the glass, which is why compact point-and-shoots suck. Many of those have plastic lenses. But this mirrorless, 16.2 megapixel subcompact can use a new strain of Sony interchangeable E-series lenses that autofocus while shooting video. Of biggest note, literally, is the same APS-C sensor that full-sized SLRs use. It’s like shoehorning a small-block V8 into a Miata, which translates to better ISO performance for low light and a narrower depth of field for those arty bokeh background blurs. Kit with 16mm wide-angle lens retails for $599 beginning in August. Pre-order here.