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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 2020

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

DSLR cameras are great for beginners, enthusiasts and professionals alike, but with so many models out there, how do you pick the right one?

How to buy the best mirrorless camera

Mirrorless cameras, or compact system cameras (CSCs), are lightweight affordable alternatives to DSLRs. 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 on the difference between mirrorless and DSLR 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 five best DSLR and mirrorless cameras for 2020

We rate the best DSLR and mirrorless cameras tested at Which? All selected cameras deliver first-rate photo and video quality, and are simple to use.

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 2020

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