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

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ82 thumbnail

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.

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25th April 2016 £299.00 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 Compact Cameras (UK) Under £500

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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.

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12th November 2015 £399.00 Once again Canon has produced a very appealing compact camera for those looking for something which is pocket friendly but retains many of the high quality features which something bigger and more advanced has. 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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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 £799.00 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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24th February 2016 £999.00 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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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 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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8th September 2016 £1,399.00 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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3rd December 2015 £2,499.00 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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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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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.

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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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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18th May 2016 £1,729.00 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 £1,599.00 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 £5,199.00 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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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.

Best Phone Cameras See all →

Best Phone Cameras (UK)

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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.

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17th December 2015 £500.00 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.