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Top five DSLR and mirrorless cameras for 2020

By Hollie Hennessy

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.

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The best DSLR and CSC for you

We’ve rounded up the best DSLR and Compact System Cameras offering top photo quality, pin-sharp video footage and excellent ease-of-use. Whether you’re looking for the most premium camera possible or are shopping on a budget, you’ll find a camera for you in the table below.

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The king of cameras, this model is the best we’ve seen. It scores higher than all other mirrorless and DSLR models, thanks to outstanding image quality and superior focusing, even in low light. It’s practically faultless.


This mirrorless camera is a fantastic all-rounder, offering stunning picture quality, high-end video recording, plus the option to extract 6K ‘still photos’. It’s one of our highest-scoring models and a worthy Best Buy.


This high-quality camera comes with a price to match, but it’s worth the investment. It has high-speed shooting, super-fast autofocus and amazing picture quality – perfect for professionals.


This model promised to be an alternative to your smartphone’s camera, and it's a better one at that. As a starter model, you won’t find it difficult to use, but it offers great picture and video quality, plus plenty of features.


This camera is an amazing starter model at a brilliant price. It’s ideal if you’re looking for something that’s easy to use, allowing you to learn more about photography, but also has top-quality photo and video performance.

Pricing, recommendations and test scores correct of October 2019.

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Our tests go further than those carried out by other organisations, and because Which? is independent and does not accept advertising or freebies, you can trust our reviews to give you the full, honest and impartial truth about a product.

Which? tests more than 100 cameras a year. We put every model from brands such as Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, and Sony through our rigorous lab tests to make sure we can recommend the best camera for you.

There's nothing more important with a camera than the quality of the pictures it takes and that's why when we test cameras we take indoor shots, outdoor shots and put the flash and zoom through its paces. This lets us give you clear advice on which camera can take great shots which ones will give you blurred lines and red eyes. 

But we also go beyond picture quality. Will the automatic scene modes and auto-focus give you a decent snap, can you see what you're shooting on the viewfinder and how easy the camera is to use.


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