We've added the Fujifilm X-A5 mirrorless camera to our 'Best Cameras under $500' buying guide. It's too new to be eligible for an award, but that may change when we get our hands on one.
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Nov 21, 2017 at 20:25
There's never been a better time to shop for a new camera, but the number of options available can be overwhelming. In this series of buying guides we've provided customized recommendations for several use cases, from shooting landscapes to buying a first camera for a student photographer.
Landscape photography isn't as simple as just showing up in front of a beautiful view and taking a couple of pictures. Landscape shooters have a unique set of needs and requirements for their gear, and we've selected some of our favorites in this buying guide.
Quick. Unpredictable. Unwilling to sit still. Kids really are the ultimate test for a camera's autofocus system. We've compiled a short list of what we think are the best options for parents trying to keep up with young kids, and narrowed it down to one best all-rounder.
If you're a serious enthusiast or working pro, the very best digital cameras on the market will cost you at least $2000. That's a lot of money, but generally speaking these cameras offer the highest resolution, the best build quality and the most advanced video specs out there, as well as fast burst rates and top-notch autofocus.
Are you a speed freak? Hungry to photograph anything that goes zoom? Or perhaps you just want to get Sports Illustrated level shots of your child's soccer game. Keep reading to find out which cameras we think are best for sports and action shooting.
Those shooting portraits and weddings need a camera with a decent autofocus system, which won't give up in low interior lighting. Good image quality at medium/high ISO sensitivity settings is a must, and great colors straight out of the camera will make your life much easier. These days, video is a big deal too. Read on to see which cameras are best suited to those tasks.
As you approach the $2000 price point you'll find flagship APS-C and Four Thirds cameras, built for speed and durability. You'll also find a handful of full-frame ILCs and DSLRs, with their own unique selling points. Keep reading to find out which cameras are best-in-class in this price range.
If you want a compact camera that produces great quality photos without the hassle of changing lenses, there are plenty of choices available for every budget. Read on to find out which portable enthusiast compacts are our favorites.
Long-zoom compacts fill the gap between pocketable cameras and interchangeable lens models with expensive lenses, offering a great combination of lens reach and portability. Read on to learn about our favorite enthusiast long zoom cameras.
The fixed lens camera market may be a bit niche, but it's here that you'll find some of the best cameras you can buy. Sensors ranging from APS-C to full-frame are designed to match their lenses, which cover ranges from 28-75mm equivalent, so image quality is top-notch.
May 5, 2017 at 08:43
There's no shortage of interchangeable lens cameras in the $500-900 range. Whether they're mirrored or mirrorless, there's something for beginners and enthusiasts alike in this crowd of inexpensive cameras. Read updated roundup
It seems like just yesterday that we were trying to come up with a sensible name for mirrorless cameras but 2016 will mark the eighth anniversary of the first Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera. In that time they've gone from being an interesting new development to being a credible alternative to APS-C and full-frame DSLRs. In this primer we explain what mirrorless cameras are, how they differ from traditional DSLRs, and what this means to a potential first-time buyer. Read more
Nov 12, 2015 at 18:29
The $500-800 category (based on US MSRP) features quite a few strong offerings, some of which should satisfy first-time camera buyers with easy-to-use interfaces and point-and-shot style functionality. Others are aimed more at seasoned enthusiasts, offering direct manual controls and high-end features. Read more
Dec 8, 2014 at 03:41
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
Dec 2, 2014 at 00:06
Choosing a first camera is extremely important. You want to make sure that the beginner has room to grow as they learn more, but you don't want to put them off with a lot of options that they might not understand. We've prepared some recommendations for you.
Dec 2, 2014 at 00:06
There's a big world out there, just waiting for you to explore it. In our opinion, a camera is one of the best traveling companions you can have. Here are our top five recommendations.
Dec 2, 2014 at 00:06
Social photography didn't always mean snapshot selfies taken on a smartphone. For this list we've selected five of our top recommendations for cameras that you should consider taking out socially, to informal or special occasions.
Dec 2, 2014 at 00:06
Most cameras are delicate objects, and the last thing you want to do is drop them or subject them to wet or freezing conditions. But there are cameras which are specifically designed to handle rough treatment. In this list, we've chosen our top five recommendations for waterproof cameras.
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
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
There's a lot of action in the enthusiast DSLR segment at the moment, and this category in our seasonal roundup includes the top-performing APS-C DSLRs from each manufacturers. These cameras may not have full frame sensors, but what they do have is pro-level controls and features, borrowed from their high-end cousins. Read more in our 2014 enthusiast DSLR roundup
2014 saw the addition of numerous consumer-oriented mirrorless cameras, many borrowing high-end features from their enthusiast-level counterparts. These cameras make for excellent second cameras to a DSLR and great standalone cameras for anyone craving controls, good image quality and a compact size. Find out which we recommend in our 2014 Mid-level mirrorless roundup
Despite the emergence of the mirrorless class, the market is still dominated by conventional DSLRs. Large sensors, optical viewfinders, and sizable grips make them comfortable choices for many aspiring photographers. We cover seven consumer and mid-level models in this roundup. Find out which we recommend. Read more
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
Dec 4, 2012 at 23:55
So you've decided to invest in a digital SLR, but the huge range of models and technical jargon are confusing you? This article will take the pain out of choosing the perfect digital SLR for you, whether you're a seasoned shooter or a total novice.
Dec 4, 2012 at 17:15
In this guide we'll lead you step-by-step through the process of understanding the different kinds of lenses available for both DSLRs and mirrorless cameras, and choosing the right one for your needs.
Christmas is just around the corner, but if you're still struggling to find gifts for the photographer in your life, fear not - Josie Reavely has put together a guide to 10 quirky, inspiring stocking-fillers that will make perfect last-minute gifts for any photographer.
Studio lights are available in a wide variety of performance levels and price points. The following guide looks at ten pre-packaged studio lighting bundles that cover a range of applications and include everything you'll need to get started.
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