Digital camera reviews: Reliability
To find out which tech brands are the UK’s favourites, every year we ask almost 10,000 Which? members to tell us about the technology products they own – from how happy they are to recommend a brand, to how reliable the products are once they’re home.
Best digital cameras for reliability
Reliability for a digital camera brand is an important consideration when making a purchase and some brands perform better than others.
Some of the main brands we cover in the table include: Panasonic, Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Kodak, Olympus, and Sony. Every year we survey thousands of Which? members about any problems they’ve had with their digital cameras, to find out which brands you can trust and which brands to steer clear of.
|Digital cameras Which? reliability index|
Common digital camera problems
The top three reasons given for digital cameras breaking down were:
- Stopped taking pictures 1% - photos can no longer be shot in any mode
- Faulty display screen 1% - from a few pixels to a complete black-out screen
- Developed a fault with the battery 1% - the battery may hold a lesser charge than usual or may have stopped working all together
Digital camera reviews
Our reliability surveys helps us understand which are the most common digital camera problems. Combined with our extensive lab tests, this means we can recommend the best digital camera for you to buy. We test how easy the camera is to use from initial setup to doing everyday tasks; plus technical testing that includes image quality, light sensitivity, image stabilisation and recording with video.
Which? is independent - we work for you, the consumer, so you can be sure that our product recommendations are influenced only by our test results. We don't take advertising and we buy all the products that we test, so our advice helps you to make the right choice and avoid costly mistakes.