Best Cameras

We're constantly asked the question "What is the best digital camera?" and below we've listed our top-rated compact, mirrorless, DSLR and phone cameras. Our recommendations are also available with UK prices.

Best Compact Cameras See all →

Best Compact Cameras Under $500

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS thumbnail

25th April 2016 $379.00 Canon’s SX range of travel compact cameras have long been popular, and with merit because they’ve been well crafted. The Canon PowerShot SX720 HS continues that tradition, housing a market-leading 40x optical zoom in a slim and sleek body design, which is ideal for those who are travelling, holidaying, or just looking for something which they can use for day trips and every day usage. Read the review.

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6th April 2015 $500.00 Assuming the Nikon Coolpix P610 drops below the £300/$400 mark fairly soon, then it should definitely be high on your shortlist if you’re after an extremely versatile, feature-packed camera that offers very good image quality and performance, whilst still being easy to use. Read the review.

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2nd February 2015 $399.00 The market for travel cameras is a little more diverse than it once was when Panasonic first introduced the TZ series. There’s now a lot more competition from the likes of Canon, Sony and Nikon. The good news, for Panasonic at least, is that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 remains a fantastic option and it’s particularly nice to see the company thinking about image quality rather than chasing sales with ever increasing pixel counts. Read the review.

Best Mirrorless Cameras See all →

Best Mirrorless Cameras Under $500

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29th April 2015 $499.00 The Nikon 1 J5 offers a more refined interface and more advanced features that are especially targeted at enthusiast photographers, rather than out-and-out beginners. Read the review.

Best Mirrorless Cameras Under $1000

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26th April 2016 $999.00 ...the Sony A6300 offers a compelling combination of terrific image and video quality, along with highly sophisticated AF and useful extras like extensive customisation and weather sealing. It all makes for an impressively complete package that offers superb all-round performance and is very tough to beat. Read the review.

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20th April 2016 $599.00 It will be interesting to see how this introduction eats into the sales of other popular mid-range CSCs on the market, but Panasonic has brought a very, very strong contender to the game with the new Lumix DMC-GX80. Read the review.

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22nd September 2015 $649.00 The Olympus OM-D E-M10 II is an evolutionary upgrade of 2014's E-M10 camera, principally adding an even better electronic viewfinder, 5-axis image stabilisation system, very useful fully electronic shutter, and AF targeting pad and focus stacking features, along with a better control layout. All of these improvements add up to make the Olympus OM-D E-M10 II one of the more compelling entry-level mirrorless cameras... Read the review.

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1st June 2015 $799.00 The Fujifilm X-T10 successfully repackages most of the core features of the flagship X-T1 camera into a smaller, lighter and cheaper body, and it's also the first X-series camera to benefit from the brand new auto-focusing system, resulting in a mid-range camera that offers a lot of advanced functionality. Read the review.

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16th May 2016 $699.00 Although current Fujifilm X-E2 owners won't have much reason to upgrade to this new model, the X-E2S still remains a compelling interchangeable lens camera, despite the rather short list of improvements. Read the review.

Best Mirrorless Cameras Over $1000

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24th February 2016 $1,199.00 The gorgeous new Olympus PEN-F takes all of the latest cutting-edge features from the company's OM-D range, throws in a brand new 20-megapixel sensor, and and houses them inside one of the most beautifully realised camera bodies that we've ever had the pleasure to use. Read the review.

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3rd December 2015 $2,999.00 Although the new A7S II seems like a rather modest upgrade of last year's A7S model on paper, in reality it offers enough new features, especially for videographers, and usability enhancements to justify the increase in both size and cost. Read the review.

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29th September 2015 $3,200.00 The Sony A7R II is a remarkable camera, both on paper and in practice. Offering a mouth-watering list of desirable features, the A7R II delivers on almost all of its promises, and in many ways out-performs the two cameras that it's most commonly compared to, the Canon EOS 5DS/R and the Nikon D810. Whether you're shooting stills or video, the A7R II certainly delivers the goods... Read the review.

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4th March 2015 $1,699.00 The Sony A7 II is the best-balanced of the four A7-series cameras currently on sale (the original A7 is continuing for the time being). It doesn't offer the sheer resolution of the A7R or the low-light and 4K video capabilities of the A7S, but for the majority of users, it's the best do-it-all model. Read the review.

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2nd March 2015 $1,099.00 It may look similar to the 3-year-old EM-5, but with a plethora of "under-the-hood" improvements, the new Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II far surpasses that camera, and in some ways the flagship OM-D E-M1 too. Read the review.

Best DSLR Cameras See all →

Best DSLR Cameras Under $1000

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14th September 2015 $849.00 The Canon EOS 760D/Rebel T6s is the latest in a long line of cameras which, whilst undergoing regular revisions, haven’t always been significantly upgraded. The biggest case in point is Canon’s venerable 18MP sensor, which first appeared in the 550D/Rebel T2i and has been trailing the performance of competing sensors for a couple of years. Thankfully Canon has now put things right with the new 24.2MP sensor in the 750D and 760D, and both produce excellent image quality with particularly impressive low light performance that makes even ISO 12800 completely usable. Read the review.

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25th June 2015 $750.00 The Canon EOS 750D has the features and ease of use to make it a great introduction to DSLR photography, whilst also delivering the top-notch performance and image quality demanded by enthusiasts. Read the review.

Pentax K-S2 thumbnail

14th April 2015 $700.00 Overall, the Pentax KS-2 is a very capable camera which should be enjoyed by enthusiasts, especially those who have no particular affinity to the other more popular brands on the market. Read the review.

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11th February 2015 $999.00 Lighter, smaller and easier to use - those are the three main improvements that the new D5500 DSLR offers for 2015. While D5300 owners and more advanced enthusiasts will look further up the Nikon range, the new D5500 is a natural fit for the first-time DSLR owner. Read the review.

Best DSLR Cameras Over $1000

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18th May 2016 $1,999.00 If you are an enthusiast photographer looking for something which offers a heck of a lot of features, then the D500 is the ultimate camera for you. Professionals, who are usually swayed towards full-frame, could also find use for the D500 - especially sports and wildlife photographers who could make use of the crop sensor to get additional focal length. Read the review.

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9th May 2016 $1,799.00 Building on its well-established APS-C and medium-format models, Pentax have delivered an amazing first-generation full-format DSLR that undercuts its main competition in terms of price whilst out-performing them in terms of innovation, features and even image quality. Read the review.

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18th April 2016 $6,999.00 Nikon has probably already done enough to tempt professional photographers to place a pre-order by releasing the specs of the D5 alone. However, it's good to have it confirmed that those promising specs really do deliver as we have found after spending a significant amount of time with the D5. Read the review.

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22nd June 2015 $1,099.00 ...the K-3 II is another keenly-priced DSLR camera from Pentax/Ricoh that once again delivers a feature-set, handling and image quality that far out-performs its price-tag, making it the best Pentax DSLR that we've ever reviewed. Read the review.

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26th May 2016 $1,199.00 The EOS 80D's main strength is its lack of any particular weaknesses - it takes great pictures and shoots high quality 1080p video with a minimum of fuss, whilst being easy to use for both less experienced and more seasoned photographers alike. It also continues to offer the best all-round combination yet of viewfinder, live view and movie shooting experience for a DSLR camera, thanks largely to the innovative Dual-Pixel CMOS AF system. Read the review.

Best Phone Cameras See all →

Best Phone Cameras

Huawei Mate S thumbnail

17th December 2015 $600.00 Although relatively unknown in some parts of the world, the Huawei Mate S is an excellent smartphone that brings together a lot of photographer-friendly features into a coherent, well-thought-out package. Read the review.

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16th February 2015 $999.00 Considering this is a first-generation product, the CM1 actually gets a lot of things right, both as a camera, which you'd expect from a camera company, and as a smartphone Read the review.