What’s the best camera? Affirm, we let it out – it’s an inconceivable inquiry to reply. The best camera for an ace picture taker is a million miles from the best camera for an undertaking sports nut or a fledgling shooter.
In any case, on the off chance that you simply need to comprehend what we believe are the best ten best cameras you can purchase right now – paying little heed to client level or value point – at that point continue perusing.
What we’ve done at that point is to choose what we believe are the champion cameras in their fields. This might be on the grounds that they have the most astonishing highlights and details, since they’re stunning an incentive for what they offer or in light of the fact that they are only splendid at the activity they’ve been intended for.
All these are cameras have been widely attempted and tried without anyone else, so on the off chance that you need to discover any more about any of them and also look at test pictures, simply tap the connection to the full audit.
1. Nikon D850
High resolution meets high speed
Type: DSLR | Sensor size: Full-frame CMOS | Resolution: 45.4MP | Lens: Nikon F mount | Viewfinder: Optical | Screen type: 3.2-inch tilting touchscreen, 2,359,000 dots | Maximum continuous shooting speed: 7fps | Movies: 4K | User level: Intermediate/expert
- Stunning image quality
- Excellent performance
- Slow Live View AF speed
- SnapBridge connectivity
It may be expensive, but if you’re looking for the best camera money can buy right now, then Nikon’s fabulous D850 DSLR pretty much ticks every box. Packing in a brilliant 45.4MP full-frame sensor, image quality is simply stunning. But that’s just half the story. Thanks to a sophisticated 153-point AF system and 9fps burst shooting speed, the D850 is and incredibly versatile piece of kit, just a home shooting action and wildlife as it is landscapes and portraits. The Nikon D850 is perhaps the most well-rounded camera we’ve ever tested. Like the sound of the D850, but want a mirrorless camera? Check out Nikon’s new Z7 full-frame mirrorless camera.
- Read our in-depth Nikon D850 review
- Buying guide: Best full-frame camera
2. Sony Alpha A7 III
Sony’s entry-level full-frame camera is a brilliant buy
Type: Mirrorless | Sensor size: Full-frame CMOS | Resolution: 24.2MP | Lens: Sony E mount | Viewfinder: EVF | Screen type: 3.0-inch tilting touchscreen, 921,000 dots | Maximum continuous shooting speed: 10fps | Movies: 4K | User level: Intermediate/expert
- 693-point AF system
- 10fps burst shooting
- Limited touchscreen control
- No XQD card slots
Sony’s growing range of mirrorless full-frame cameras offer a great alternative to Canon and Nikon DSLRs. The Alpha A7 III might be the entry-level full-frame camera in Sony’s mirrorless range, but it offers a stunning blend of features and performance that makes its a brilliant choice for the enthusiast photographer or pro looking for a second body. The 24.2MP full-frame sensor is excellent, while the advanced 693-point AF (borrowed from the flagship Alpha A9) and 10fps burst shooting should mean you’ll never miss another shot. For the price, there’s nothing that can touch it.
- Read our in-depth Sony Alpha A7 III review
3. Fujifilm X100F
Classic design and controls make it the perfect enthusiast compact
Type: High-end compact | Sensor: APS-C CMOS | Resolution: 24.3MP | Lens: 23mm f/2 | Screen type: 3-inch, 1,040,000 dots | Viewfinder: Hybrid | Maximum continuous shooting speed: 8fps | Movies: 1080p | User level: Expert
- Hybrid viewfinder
- Excellent image quality
- ISO dial not that practical
- 1080p video only
The X100F is a thing of beauty both to look and and to use, but it’s not for everyone. It’s a relatively large, retro-styled compact camera with a fixed focal length 35mm equivalent f/2.0 lens, and designed for photographers who hanker after the weighty feel and manual external controls of traditional 35mm film rangefinder cameras. It’s a relatively specialised camera and most owners are likely to have other cameras too. It may be a touch pricey, but there’s nothing quite like it – it’s an exquisite camera to look at and to shoot with.
- Read our Fujifilm X100F review
4. Nikon D3400
Not the most expensive entry-level DSLR, but we think it’s the best
Type: DSLR | Sensor: APS-C CMOS | Resolution: 24.2MP | Lens: Nikon F mount (DX) | Viewfinder: Optical | Screen type: 3.0-inch screen, 921,000 dots | Maximum continuous shooting speed: 5fps | Movies: 1080p | User level: Beginner
- Good image quality
- Guide mode
- Fixed screen
- No touchscreen
Nikon’s D3400 is our top pick when it comes to entry-level DSLRs. Sharing pretty much the same design and specification as its predecessor, the D3300, the D3400 adds Nikon’s SnapBridge bluetooth connectivity to transfer images directly to your smart device to make it that much easier to share images. The 24.2MP sensor resolves bags of detail, while the D3400 is also a very easy camera to live with. Its clever Guide Mode is a useful learning tool that gives real-time explanations of important features. There’s no touchscreen, but otherwise, this is our favorite entry-level DSLR right now. If you’re prepared to wait a little while, Nikon’s just announced the D3500 follow-up which we’ll be testing very soon.
- Read our Nikon D3400 review
5. Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III
Top-notch performance in a super-small package
Type: Mirrorless | Sensor size: Micro Four Thirds | Resolution: 16.1MP | Lens: Micro Four Thirds | Screen type: 3.0-inch tilting touchscreen, 1,370,000 dots | Viewfinder: EVF | Maximum continuous shooting rate: 8.6fps | Movies: 4K | User level: Beginner/enthusiast
- Compact proportions
- 5-axis stabilisation
- Smaller sensor than some
- Battery life could be better
While the main specification of the OM-D E-M10 Mark III doesn’t offer a huge upgrade from the Mark II, Olympus has refined and tweaked one of our favorite mirrorless cameras to make it an even more tempting proposition for new users and enthusiasts alike. Some will criticise the smaller Micro Four Thirds sensor format (roughly half the area of APS-C) but the effect on image quality is minor and it means that the lenses are as compact and lightweight as the camera itself. Sporting a 5-axis image stabilization system, decent electronic viewfinder, an impressive 8.6fps burst shooting speed and 4K video, it’s no toy – the E-M10 Mark III is a properly powerful camera.
- Read our Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III review
6. Panasonic Lumix ZS200 / TZ200
The perfect travel camera – small, versatile and with a decent zoom
Type: Travel compact | Sensor: 1-inch type CMOS | Resolution: 20.1MP | Lens: 24-360mm, f/3.3-6.4 | Viewfinder: EVF | Screen type: 3.0-inch touchscreen, 1,240,000 dots | Maximum continuous shooting speed: 10fps | Movies: 4K | User level: Beginner/enthusiast
- 1.0-inch type sensor
- Decent 15x zoom
- EVF still feels a little cramped
The Panasonic Lumix ZS200 (known as the Lumix TZ200 outside the US) is the best travel zoom camera right now. This is thanks in part to the camera using a large 1.0-inch sized sensor that enables the pixels to be about 2.4x bigger than they are in models like the Lumix ZS70 / TZ90, and this helps the ZS200 produce much higher quality images. The zoom isn’t quite as broad as some though, but the 15x zoom should be more than enough for most shooting situations, while there’s a built-in electronic viewfinder that makes it easier to compose images in bright sunny conditions. Add 4K video recording, along with Panasonic’s 4K Photo mode to help capture 8MP images of fleeting moments, and you’ve got a very capable travel companion. If you’re looking for even more performance (and have deeper pockets), check out Sony’s brilliant Cyber-shot RX100 VI.
- Read our Panasonic Lumix ZS200 / TZ200 review
7. Panasonic Lumix GH5S
The best video-orientated camera you can buy
Type: Mirrorless | Sensor size: Micro Four Thirds | Resolution: 10.2MP | Lens: Micro Four Thirds | Screen type: 3.2-inch vari-angle touchscreen, 1,620,000 dots | Viewfinder: EVF | Maximum continuous shooting rate: 12fps | Movies: 4K | User level: Expert
- Multi-aspect sensor design
- Brilliant video spec
- Absence of IS not for everyone
- Battery life could be better
While it can shoot stills quite happily (although at a pretty limited 10.2MP resolution), the Lumix GH5S should be seen first and foremost as a video camera – if you want to do both you’ve got the Lumix GH5 to fill that brief, thanks to it’s 20.3MP sensor and built-in image stabilization system. The GH5S’s breadth of video features is incredibly impressive, including the ability to shoot cinematic 4K footage at up to 60fps. If you want to shoot professional-quality footage without remortgaging your house to buy a pro video camera, you won’t find a better video-focused camera right now.
- Read our in-depth Panasonic Lumix GH5S review