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

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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.

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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27th September 2016 $899.00 We've always had a soft spot for the mini-DSLR-like G-series, and although it looks very much like the previous G7 camera at first glance, the new G80 offers several key improvements, most notably the 5-Axis Dual Image Stabilisation, splash/dust proof magnesium body, new shutter unit and the clever Eco mode which greatly extends the battery life. Read the review.

Best Mirrorless Cameras Over $1000

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8th September 2016 $1,599.00 It may look outwardly very similar to its 2-year-old predecessor, but the X-T2 takes several steps forward in some important areas, most notably with the faster and more mature auto-focus system and 2016's must-have feature, 4K video recording. Read the review.

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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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21st January 2016 $1,699.00 In short, the new Fujifilm X-Pro2 is a genuinely lovely camera to shoot with, and one that produces great images time after time. Read the review.

Best DSLR Cameras See all →

Best DSLR Cameras Under $500

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11th October 2016 $499.00 The Nikon D3400 is a brand new entry-level DSLR camera. Key improvements to this latest model include extended battery life, SnapBridge support, a new kit lens and a lower price. Read our detailed Nikon D3400 review, complete with sample JPEG and raw images, test shots, videos and more... Read the review.

Best DSLR Cameras Under $1000

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30th August 2016 $699.00 The Pentax K-70 is outwardly a minor refresh of 2013's K-50 DSLR camera, offering a very similar control layout with a better, deeper grip and new thumb-rest. Inside, though, are a lot of improvements inherited from the more expensive K-3 II and flagship K-1 cameras... Read the review.

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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.

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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20th October 2016 $3,499.00 The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV builds on the proven design of its popular 4-year-old predecessor, the 5D Mark III, upgrading just about every aspect of its performance, which all adds up to a much better, yet still familiar, all-round camera for stills and video shooters alike. Read the review.

Best Phone Cameras See all →

Best Phone Cameras

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31st May 2016 $499.00 If you’re a photographer looking for a phone which offers a good level of control, then this is a good choice as you can shoot in Pro mode and shoot in raw format mode. The average smartphone photographer is also well-catered for by the automatic modes. Read the review.

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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.