The Which? Best Buy award is given to
products with high total test scores that perform consistently well in
our rigorous lab tests and excel in all key areas.
We award the Energy Saver logo to
products that our testing shows are very energy efficient, meaning
they'll cost you less to run.
The Which? Don't Buy logo alerts you
to the products that performed extremely poorly in one or more key
areas of our tests.
We rate the speed and accuracy of the camera's autofocus system - this is dependent on the tested kit lens as well as the body of the camera.
Ease of use
Includes shutter delay, start-up time, shot-to-shot time, quality of manual, general ease of use and lots more
Overall Movie Quality
A total assessment of the camera's video quality in various lighting conditions, taking into account sharpness, focusing, colour accuracy and smoothness.
Made up of all our image quality tests, conducted in custom white balance mode
Older models may be harder to track down - but you may find a bargain. Test programmes and key features change over time but we re-evaluate results for older models to make them as comparable as possible with newer models.
Find the most recently tested models. New models will be more widely available, older models may be harder to track down - but you may find a bargain.
As well as Digital SLRs, there are a range of compact camera systems available. These allow you to change lenses, but tend to be smaller than DSLR cameras.
If a DSLR has an image stabiliser built into its body, around the sensor, then you will not have to buy lenses with image stabilisers - these can be expensive.
720p, 1080i and 1080p are all high definition recording resolutions, though 1080p, or 'full-HD' is more detailed and tends to be the smoothest.
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