Best Cameras (UK)

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 US prices.

Best Compact Cameras See all →

Best Compact Cameras (UK) Under £350

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27th February 2017 £329.00 The new Lumix DC-FZ82 replaces the 3 year-old FZ72 as Panasonic's most affordable super-zoom camera, with only the 60x, 20-1200mm F2.8-5.9 zoom lens remaining the same. In most other aspects, the FZ82 clearly benefits from 3 years of camera development, inheriting many trickle-down features from higher up the company's extensive range... Read the Review.

Best Compact Cameras (UK) Under £500

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31st October 2017 £499.00 Although the GoPro HERO6 is primarily a video camera, the fact that you can use it for stills in situations where you wouldn’t be able to use other cameras (or your phone) makes it a versatile option for a range of different photographers - not just those who are into extreme sport. Read the Review.

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7th March 2017 £449.00 Although owners of the original Canon PowerShot G9 X aren't going to be too excited by the improvements on offer, the new Mark II does represent a minor step forward for Canon's most pocket-friendly compact camera, particularly in its operational speed. Read the Review.

Best Mirrorless Cameras See all →

Best Mirrorless Cameras (UK) Under £500

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5th January 2017 £499.00 If you’re looking for something to act as a step up from your mobile phone camera, something like the Panasonic Lumix DC-GX800 would make an excellent choice. It’s nicely small so you won’t feel like you’re having to lug around a huge camera with you all the time, but the improvement to your images will still be very noticeable - even if you just stick with the kit lens at first. Read the Review.

Best Mirrorless Cameras (UK) Under £1000

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23rd October 2017 £849.00 Whilst the previous X-E2S felt like an exercise in adding a few extra features to an existing design to keep the Fujifilm accountants happy, this revised model does at least feel like a brand new camera, one that gives you even more choice from the excellent Fujifilm range. Read the Review.

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19th September 2017 £629.00 So while E-M10 Mark II owners won't be rushing to upgrade (unless you really, really want 4K video), the new Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III is a solid, if rather unexciting, update of a camera design that a lot of people love, ourselves included, all at a very competitive price-point in today's market. Read the Review.

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6th March 2017 £799.00 The Fujifilm X-T20 once again successfully repackages the key features of the flagship X-series camera, the X-T2, into a smaller, lighter and cheaper body, resulting in a compelling mid-range mirrorless camera that offers a lot of advanced functionality... Read the Review.

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27th September 2016 £699.00 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 (UK) Over £1000

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3rd July 2017 £4,500.00 ...the Sony A9's sheer speed makes it a serious rival to the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II and Nikon D5, two well-established cameras that have long dominated the sports/action segment of the professional market. The fact that the A9 out-performs both of those cameras in certain ways is testament to how far Sony have come in a very short space of time. Read the Review.

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5th April 2017 £6,199.00 ...the Fujifilm GFX 50S is a very impressive debut in the embryonic medium-format mirrorless camera market, and perhaps more importantly, it's simply a lovely camera to use and one which delivers stellar image quality with the minimum of fuss Read the Review.

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3rd April 2017 £1,699.00 If you typically shoot both stills and video, there's simply nothing to challenge the Panasonic GH5 at this price-point and in such a portable format, making it a worthy winner of our highest accolade - Essential! Read the Review.

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7th February 2017 £1,499.00 The Sony A6500 is the best APS-C Sony camera yet, principally adding built-in 5-axis stabilization, a touch-enabled LCD screen and a redesigned menu interface to an already excellent camera Read the Review.

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24th November 2016 £1,849.00 The new Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II is a veritable speed demon, offering incredibly fast shooting rates coupled with a much improved auto-focusing system that keeps moving subjects sharp. Together with the simply amazing 5-axis image stabilisation system, which provides up to 6.5 stops of compensation with certain lenses, and a durable weather-proof body, the E-M1 Mark II is capable of successfully capturing a wide variety of subjects in almost any shooting situation that you'll encounter. Read the Review.

Best DSLR Cameras See all →

Best DSLR Cameras (UK) Under £500

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11th October 2016 £399.00 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 (UK) Under £1000

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24th July 2017 £579.00 Available in 3 attractive colours - classic Canon Black, White, and Silver & Tan - the new Canon EOS 200D is both a compelling first DSLR camera for beginners, and an attractive proposition for more experienced users looking for a smaller, yet still very capable second EOS body. Read the Review.

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30th August 2016 £559.00 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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26th May 2016 £999.00 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 DSLR Cameras (UK) Over £1000

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14th September 2017 £3,499.00 Offering a compelling balance of size and speed, the Nikon D850 is the best all-round DSLR camera that we've ever had the pleasure of reviewing. This is really the one camera that can do it all, from landscapes to action, reportage to weddings, the D850 handles it all with aplomb... Read the Review.

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6th July 2017 £1,299.00 Overall, the Nikon D7500 is an great all-round enthusiast camera for those looking for their next step up DSLR, especially for those who don’t have pockets deep enough for the D500. Read the Review.

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16th March 2017 £1,099.00 Coming on like a K-1 that's been shrunk in the wash, the Pentax KP inherits lots of its big brother's key features in a smaller, lighter and cheaper package. Read the Review.

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2nd February 2017 £3,199.00 Sony has produced an excellent camera with the A99 II, following on from the excellent work of the original A99. We may have thought that Sony was giving up on its SLT range as it has been concentrating on its E-mount range for some time, but with this camera, it shows that the company is still concerned with larger, more traditional cameras too. Read the Review.

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20th October 2016 £3,629.00 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 (UK)

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8th November 2017 £999.00 Apple has always been keen to push its photographic capabilities, and of course, the iPhone X is no different. It certainly offers the best picture quality of any iPhone to date, with some key improvements made particularly to the second (telephoto) lens. Read the Review.

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30th October 2017 £715.00 ...the Huawei Mate 10 Pro / Mate 10 offers a very good camera for photographers looking for a phone which offers a lot to the enthusiast. Read the Review.

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12th June 2017 £679.00 The new Huawei P10 Plus smartphone has once again been co-developed with Leica, this time around focusing on delivering "stunning artistic portrait shots in the Leica image style". Is this the best smartphone for photographers? Find out by reading our in-depth Huawei P10 Plus review... Read the Review.

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31st May 2016 £449.00 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.