Articles tagged "buyers-guide"

2016 Roundup: Semi-Pro Interchangeable Lens Cameras

If you're willing to part with more than $2000, there's a semi-pro camera for you, whether you're seeking ultra-high resolution, first-rate autofocus or 4K video capture. Find out which cameras we liked best in our semi-pro camera roundup. Read more

2016 Roundups: Fixed Prime Lens Cameras

The fixed-lens camera market may be a bit niche, but it's here that you'll find some of the best APS-C and full-frame cameras you can buy. Read more

2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras around $500

While they don't necessarily grab the headlines, one thing is for certain: entry-level interchangeable lens cameras sell by the truckload. In our latest roundup we'll pick out the best options for those wanting to spend around $500. Read more

2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $800-1200

Many consumers are likely to shop for cameras based on price and capability, rather than according to whether a certain model contains a mirror or not. In this category, you'll find both mirrorless and DSLR cameras that are highly capable, offer built-in high-spec viewfinders and a bevy of external controls. Read more

2016 Roundup: Consumer Long Zoom Compacts

Not everyone wants to pay a premium for a long zoom camera. Thankfully, there are many reasonably priced cameras available, though they won't offer the same image quality as enthusiast models. In this roundup we look at big zoom cameras with more consumer-friendly price tags.  Read more

2016 Roundup: Compact Enthusiast Zoom Cameras

Over the last couple of years, the enthusiast zoom camera market has exploded. Most cameras in the group have 1"-type sensors and fast lenses, though not a lot of zoom power. Our updated roundup gives an overview of the class and highlights our top picks. Read more

DPReview Recommends: Best compact cameras for travel 2015

Whether you're traveling the world or the next town over, having the right camera at your side makes all the difference. We've picked out our best bets for the photographer who wants to keep things simple by carrying a compact camera rather than one with interchangeable lenses. Read more

2015 Roundup: High-end Interchangeable Lens Cameras $2000+

This category has something for everyone, whether it's ultra-high resolution, 4K video, high dynamic range, or pinpoint AF accuracy. For the enthusiast or pro who refuse to compromise, here's a look at cameras priced over $2000.  Read more

2015 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $800-$1200

In late 2015, many (if not most) consumers are likely to shop based on price and capability, rather than according to whether a certain model contains a mirror or not. In this category, you'll find both mirrorless and DSLR cameras that are highly capable under a variety of shooting situations, offer built-in high-spec viewfinders - either optical and electronic - and a bevy of external controls. Read more

2015 Roundup: Advanced Zoom Compacts

While most of the cameras in this category fall within the $500-$800 range (with a few exceptions), offerings vary quite a bit in terms of sensor size, control points, zoom range, video capabilities and built-in electronic viewfinders (or lack thereof). In general, we only included flagship compacts from each brand. All of the cameras here offer some sort of zoom range, in general, less than 8x. Get an overview of the category and find out our recommendations. Read more

2015 Roundups: Fixed Prime Lens Cameras

The Fixed Prime Lens Camera category is our smallest roundup of 2015 but also one of our most interesting. Cameras in this category range quite a bit, from the affordable, to the jaw-droppingly expensive. If you prefer to zoom with your feet, instead of your lens, then this is the roundup for you. Read on

2015 Roundup: Long Zoom Compacts

The Long Zoom Compact category is probably the most diverse of any in our 2015 roundups. Within it are three separate sub-classes of camera, all of which offer 8x optical zoom or greater (up to a whopping 83x). Find out which we recommend. Read more

2015 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras around $500

Interchangeable lens cameras come in all kinds of different shapes, sizes and prices, from the very reasonable to the eye-wateringly expensive. The around or less than $500 category is a place most first-time ILC buyers will likely find themselves. If you're considering an ILC in this category, you might be stepping up from a compact, or perhaps even your smartphone. Whatever the reason, there are plenty of excellent options for around or less than $500 that should satisfy the needs of many. Find out our best bets for the category. Read more

2015 Superzoom Camera Roundup

While the megapixel race has slowly come to a halt, there's a different kind of battle going on, and that's over zoom power. Ten years ago superzooms commonly had 10X and 12X lenses, and in 2015 the average is around 50X. We took a closer look at five current models to see which long zoom camera ranks supreme. Read more

Entry-Level Mirrorless Camera Roundup (2014)

What point-and-shootable mirrorless camera should I buy?

Enthusiast compact camera roundup (2014)

Which capable compact, with plenty of control, should I buy?

Heavy Hitters: 2014 High-end Full-Frame Camera Roundup

Full-frame sensors have made their way into more and more cameras, and are no longer reserved for DSLRs only. Whether you are a pro, an enthusiast, or simply looking to upgrade to a body that offers the most firepower possible, we've got you covered in our high-end full frame camera roundup. Read more

2014 Enthusiast Mirrorless Camera Roundup

The enthusiast camera category is small, but mighty. These cameras offer more high-end features and controls than their consumer-level counterparts, many doubling as excellent video and still cameras. Expect fast burst rates, strong image quality, solid AF performance and in several cases, 4k video capture. Read our 2014 enthusiast mirrorless roundup and see how the cameras in this category compare

2014 High-end Pocketable Compact Roundup

Optical zooms with fast glass, the ability to capture in Raw, large sensors (compared to those in smartphones), and even EVFs are finding their way into this class of camera. And while they may lack the controls of bulkier enthusiast compacts, many of them offer comparable image quality in a sleeker package 2014 Enthusiast Pocketable Compact Roundup

2014 Enthusiast Compact Camera Roundup

We're updating our 'What to buy and why' camera roundups to include new models introduced in 2014, and first up is the enthusiast compact camera class. These cameras may be a bit too big to fit in your pocket but most are compact enough to be considered appealing alternatives to heavier, bulkier, interchangeable lens camera systems. Read more

Enthusiast compact camera roundup (2013)

Which capable compact, with plenty of control, should I buy?

Best DSLRs and ILCs for less than $1000

In this article we're going to look at ten of the best DSLRs and ILCs under $1,000. We've included current cameras that we really like, and last-generation bargains, too.