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DSLR and mirrorless cameras advice guides

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Looking for fantastic picture quality or more control over your shots? A digital SLR camera - or DSLR - is the perfect tool to develop your photography skills. In this section you'll find expert advice on buying and owning the best DSLR camera.

Best cheap DSLR and mirrorless cameras for 2021

We round up the best DSLR and mirrorless cameras costing less than £500, to help you find the best bargain model for your needs

Camera sensor sizes explained

Unsure of the difference between digital camera-sensor sizes? We explain how and why sensor sizes matter, and demystify common misconceptions with our sensor-size tool.

Digital camera accessories

Whether you’re looking for a top-of-the-range tripod or a card reader with more memory, read on for our guide to choosing the best digital camera accessories.

DSLR and mirrorless camera settings explained

Perplexed by the symbols on your DSLR or mirrorless camera? Discover what they all mean and how to get the best-quality results from your camera.

How to buy the best DSLR or mirrorless camera

The best DSLR and mirrorless cameras let you take exceptional photos and videos beyond the capabilities of a smartphone or compact camera. We help you pick a first-class model.

How we test DSLR and mirrorless cameras

Find out how we test DSLR and mirrorless cameras to separate those that put you in a position to take fantastic photos, from the duds that let you down.

Mirrorless vs DSLR cameras: what's the difference?

Not quite sure of the difference between DSLRs and mirrorless cameras? We've rounded up the pros and cons of each to help you decide which is the best for you

Sony vs Canon mirrorless cameras: which is best?

We pit Sony and Canon against each other as we look at the best mirrorless cameras from these two leading brands.

Top free Photoshop alternatives

Photoshop is not the dominant force it used to be. With various free options available, we round up our pick of the best Photoshop alternatives

Which DSLR or mirrorless camera brand to buy in 2021

Unique Which? reliability data can help you choose a camera brand that lasts, as we survey owners of Canon, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic, Olympus, Fujifilm and Pentax DSLR and mirrorless cameras to find out which develop the least faults over time