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40 new cameras reviewed including 13 Best Buys

Panasonic, Canon, Samsung and more tested

Nikon D7100

40 new compact, bridge and DSLR camera reviews are now online and we’ve had some surprising results: 13 new Best Buys across all categories and a camera that has scored an impressive 82%.

While there are plenty of top notch products suited to taking the perfect photo we’ve also found some disappointing models that you should avoid.

The latest batch of cameras features models from near £1000 to as little as £50 but we’ve found price doesn’t always mean quality.

The best camera this year

Our test includes all the latest flagship Panasonic cameras, Nikon cameras and cameras from other major manufacturers including Samsung, Olympus, Pentax, Fujifilm and Pentax. Amongst the headline grabbing models we’ve had in the lab are the Canon Ixus 255HS, Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 and the Nikon Coolpix P330. But can these premium cameras live up to their reputation?

Our tests did uncover one of the best models we’ve tested this year. The camera in question offers fantastic picture quality, a range of high-end features wrapped up in an easy to use package. You can immediately find out which model we’re talking about by heading to our Best Buy camera pages and seeing which models top our score table.

See all Which? Best Buy cameras and other models we’ve tested.

Cheap cameras tested

We’ve also had some cheaper models on test, such as the Canon Powershot A1400, available for just £80, and the Nikon Coolpix L27, which can be bought for just over £50. They might look like a bargain but can they take a decent picture?

Which? members can log in to find out how all these cameras have fared in our tests. But if you’re not a member yet, you can still discover which cameras have done well in our tests by signing up for a £1 trial and getting instant access to all of our results.

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